Used Tesla Model S 2014-present review

Alternatives

Used Tesla Model S 14-present
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Alternatives

What alternatives should I consider to a used Tesla Model S hatchback?

Among conventionally powered rivals, the Porsche Panamera comes pretty close in terms of luxury and prestige. The 4 E-Hybrid model has strong performance, is superbly built, has plenty of space for four and will impress the neighbours. The electric range is comparatively short, though, and the car thirsty.

The Audi Q7 can seat seven in normal mode, like the Model S, and its e-tron version only five. The e-tron is a plug-in hybrid and not a fully electric car. It’s remarkably refined and has lively performance and a comfortable ride. The regular Q7 is capacious and practical, too.

The Jaguar I-Pace styles itself as an SUV and it is a brilliant electric car with a sumptuous interior and a longer real range than some versions of the Model S. That plush interior also has an excellent driving position, and the Jag has a comfy ride, too. 

The Audi E-Tron is a large SUV that combines those much-loved traditional Audi qualities - such as a top-notch interior - with hitherto unimagined levels of comfort and refinement. The spacious interior is bursting with plush materials and high-tech goodies, too. 

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Used Tesla Model S 14-present
Used Tesla Model S 14-present
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Overview

The Tesla Model S is both desirable and capable. If it fits into your lifestyle, it’s a superb used choice.

  • Staggering performance
  • Impressive range for an electric car
  • Seating for up to seven
  • Terrible reliability record
  • Pricey, even used
  • Still inconvenient