2023 Tesla Model S electric

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ProsConsWhat's New

Blisteringly-quick acceleration

Steep price tag

Increase in driving range

Athletic handling

Unconventional steering wheel takes time getting used to

Upgraded handling and braking

Almost noiseless and comfortable highway ride

Limited dealership network

Traditional steering design to be offered as an option

Upto 405 miles of driving range

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay isn't offered

AWD is standard

Feature-rich cabin with autopilot

2023 Tesla Model S electric Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 10, 2022

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In the face of increasing pollution on a global scale and worldwide efforts to cut emissions of greenhouse gasses, a majority of the automakers are shifting to pure EV and hybrid technologies. Tesla changed the way EVs were made till 2011 and launched the popular Tesla Model S in 2012. Since then, the sedan never had to look back and brought some advanced techs such as autopilot to the general masses. Even after facing several issues in the initial years, the sedan has retained its position in the market and still sees less competition, especially in terms of driving range.

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After its facelift back in 2016, the sedan has remained visually unchanged but received constant updates in terms of performance and driving range. Moreover, the electric sedan received an insanely powerful Plaid version that absolutely obliterated some popular supercars out on the dragstrip during initial acceleration tests. The 2023 Model S is expected to receive another upgrade in its driving range along with getting upgraded handling and braking performance. Powering the sedan will be a couple of electric motors, each placed on the front and rear axles making the sedan a full-time AWD vehicle. In its class, the Tesla Model S competes with the Porsche Taycan 4S, the Audi E-Tron GT, and the Lucid Air.


The 2023 Tesla Model S is expected to arrive with a driving range and handling upgrades while the standard set of features will remain the same. The sedan is offered in two trims, Long Range and Plaid. The Plaid is the high-performance model of the car and will be covered in a separate review. The standard Long Range model is expected to carry a base price of $95,000 and will come in a fully-equipped form. Standard features of the car include an adaptive suspension setup, a massive 17-inch centrally-mounted infotainment system that also gets integrated Google Maps and a gaming processor to run games, a premium 22-speaker audio system, a rear-seat entertainment display, a power-operated liftgate, a three-zone automatic climate control, and ventilated front seats among other features. Moreover, the sedan also gets a full range of ADAS techs including forward collision warning with mitigation, blind-spot monitoring, and lane keeping assist.


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Key Features

19-inch wheels

All-LED exterior lighting with LED fog lamps

Heated front and second-row seats with ventilation for front seats

Huge 17-inch infotainment system with integrated Google Maps

Premium 22-speaker audio system

Three-zone automatic climate control

Adaptive air suspension setup

Glass roof with tinted glass

Heated steering wheel with power adjustments

Wireless device charging pads both at front and rear

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The standard Long Range model is more than adequate to fulfill almost all your requirements. Moreover, the sedan gets a segment-leading driving range on a single charge as well. The Plaid is only recommended if you crave for those face-melting acceleration and love putting supercars to shame.

Release Date

The 2023 Tesla Model S has been released. The deliveries of the car are expected to begin in October 2022.

Engine and Performance

The Tesla Model S has proven time and again that EV supremacy is on the rise and the future of performance cars is better off with electric power as well. With each passing year, Tesla has been upgrading the powertrain and power output figures of the Model S. They came out with the insane Plaid model that can shatter the ego of the owners of some of the quickest-accelerating supercars out there. Even in its Long Range guise, the performance of the sedan is almost over the top without compromising on the driving range numbers.

As standard, the 2023 Model S will get two electric motors, one each for the front and rear axles. The standard power output figures are a total of 670 horsepower along with 723 lb-ft of torque. With the full-time AWD layout, the sedan will pin you to the seat and will hit 60mph at about the same time you finish spelling out the sedan’s full name. Apart from the 3.1-second 0-60mph sprint time, the sedan can complete the standing quarter-mile run in under 10.4 seconds flat. The motors draw juice from a standard 100 kWh battery pack mounted on the floor of the vehicle. The top speed of the sedan is electronically limited to 155mph.


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2022 Porsche Taycan 4S

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670 hp 

563 hp

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933 hp

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723 lb-ft

479 lb-ft 

464 lb-ft


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3.1 seconds

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2.5 seconds

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10.4 seconds

11.7 seconds


9.9 seconds

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155 MPH

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170 MPH

The Porsche Taycan 4S, one of the sportiest EVs out there, falls slightly behind the Tesla Model S in terms of power output figures and acceleration time. However, a 0-60mph sprint time of 3.4 seconds along with a 1/4th-mile sprint time of 11.7 seconds aren’t bad either. The Audi E-Tron GT’s output figures are the lowest here whereas, it is rather quick for its power figures. The Lucid Air, despite being a bit unpopular at this moment, obliterates almost everything in this segment with its 933 horsepower and 2.5-second 0-60mph sprint time. It manages to outrun both the E-Tron GT and the Model S in the quarter-mile run too by finishing it within 9.9 seconds flat.

2023 Tesla Model S Ride and Handling

The Tesla Model S wasn’t meant to be a sports sedan, however, it did end up being one. Moreover, it takes advantage of its floor-mounted battery pack to reduce its center of gravity, further enhancing its stability and handling. Yes, around the corners you will feel the car’s heft but the tires and the adaptive suspension setup makes the sedan stick to the tarmac. Due to the full-time AWD layout, the sedan also offers excellent driveability in snowy and other challenging driving conditions as well.

2023 Tesla Model S Braking Performance

Electric Vehicles do get enhanced braking performance over regular cars due to the regenerative braking system and the Tesla Model S benefits from its sizable braking hardware as well. At the front, the sedan gets 15-inch rotors while the rear rotors measure 14.4 inches each. Despite weighing over 4,000 lbs, the Model S manages to stop from 60mph within 124 feet, a commendable prowess.


2023 Tesla Model S

2022 Porsche Taycan 4S

2022 Audi E-Tron GT

2022 Lucid Air Pure

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The Porsche Taycan 4S might have disappointed speed lovers in its performance and acceleration department but it gets serious in the braking department. In spite of weighing a substantial 5,029 lbs, the Taycan 4S can come to a full stop within a mere 109 feet. The Audi E-Tron GT takes the second spot here with its 115-feet stopping distance despite getting the smallest front rotors measuring 14.4 inches each. The Lucid Air has the highest curb weight here but manages to stop within 127 feet, an impressive performance nonetheless.

Fuel Economy

Tesla vehicles are known for their long driving range numbers apart from their gut-punching performances. The 2023 Tesla Model S will get a standard 100 kWh battery pack that will allow the car to travel a maximum of 405 miles on a full charge. The city driving range is rated at an average of 124 mpge while the highway number drops to 115 mpge. With a household 240V charger, the sedan takes an average of 12.5hrs to charge fully from zero.


2023 Tesla Model S

2022 Porsche Taycan 4S

2022 Audi E-Tron GT

2022 Lucid Air Pure

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The Porsche Taycan 4S focuses more on the performance and thrill part and compromises on the driving range aspect. As a result, it manages only 203 miles of total driving range from its smaller 83.7 kWh battery pack. The Audi E-Tron GT gets a slightly bigger battery pack than the Taycan 4S and offers slightly more, 238 miles of total driving range. The Lucid Air gets the biggest battery here and offers the highest driving range of 451 miles on a single charge.


Right from its launch, the Tesla Model S has kept EV shoppers hooked with its tech-rich cabin and that huge center console. Apart from that, the overall interior of the sedan sports a minimalist design. The major upgrades that the Model S received in recent times were that futuristic yet awkward steering yoke and that huge infotainment display that houses almost all the controls of the car. The 2023 Tesla Model S is expected to get no major changes inside and it is not that the car needs any upgrade right now. However, the 2023 Model S will get the traditional round steering wheel as an optional extra. 

There are practically no buttons inside the cabin and even the steering-mounted controls are capacitive units with backlighting. The center stack is thick and gets a wide, cushioned armrest and two illuminated cup holders. The seats are comfortable and the front seats offer commendable support due to extra bolstering. The interior is available in three color options while the white theme is the most commonly-chosen one. The overall fit and finish levels are above average but lack the refinement you’d expect from a luxury sedan costing a hundred grand. Storing cargo is what the Model S surprisingly excels at and being an EV, it gets two trunks. The rear seats can be folded in multiple ways while the standard cargo capacity measures 28 cu-ft.


2023 Tesla Model S

2022 Porsche Taycan 4S

2022 Audi E-Tron GT

2022 Lucid Air Pure

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The Porsche Taycan’s cabin is the real deal when it comes to luxury EV cabins. Apart from allowing you to indulge in luxury, the Taycan offers a screen-heavy dashboard while it doesn’t look as minimalist as the Model S. Even though interior dimensions are not released officially by the brand, the car offers plenty of room for both the front and rear occupants. The Audi E-Tron GT gets one of the best cabins here however, the space for the rear seats is no match for the Models S’s or the Taycan’s rear seat spaces. The Lucid Air also follows a minimalist design approach but the cabin offers adequate features and space for all the occupants.

Some of the key interior features available with the 2023 Tesla Model S include:

  • Ventilated front seats with heating
  • Three-zone automatic climate control
  • Heated second-row seats
  • Heated and power-adjustable steering wheel
  • Fully digital driver’s information display

How intuitive is the 2023 Tesla Model S’s infotainment system?

The infotainment system of the Tesla Model S is one of the main attractions inside the sedan. After the recent update, the infotainment system also received a significant upgrade and it essentially became a huge tablet in which you can play games and stream shows from Netflix too. Moreover, the system gets integrated with Google maps which translates to excellent navigation but suffers connectivity issues in areas with poor network reception. On the downside, Tesla doesn’t offer Android Auto or Apple CarPlay as standard and not even as optional extras. The audio requirements are handled by a 22-speaker setup that delivers rich sound with excellent clarity along with punchy bass. The second-row seats get an entertainment display with an integrated gaming computer that can handle several graphic-intensive games without any hiccups.

Some of the most notable infotainment features available with the 2023 Tesla Model S include:

  • 17-inch infotainment display’
  • Standard navigation with Google maps
  • 22-speaker audio setup
  • Satellite radio
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Rear-seat entertainment display with in-built gaming computer

During its launch, the Tesla Model S looked quite different from other EVs back then but the competition has become tougher at present. To make an efficient upgrade, Tesla carried forward the Model X’s front-end design to the Model S, and the latter now looks less interesting than before. Apart from that, the overall exterior design of the Model S looks and feels premium but not what its price tag would suggest. All the exterior lights including the fog lamps are LED units while the new headlamp design gives the car an aggressive appeal at the front. On the sides, the design has been kept as smooth as possible for maximum aerodynamic efficiency and the door handles sit flush with the doors that pop out upon pressing or swiping over a nicely concealed sensor. The windows get chrome borders while the rear end design remains almost similar to the pre-facelift model’s rear end. The sedan also sits quite near to the ground with only 4.6-inch of ground clearance.


2023 Tesla Model S

2022 Porsche Taycan 4S

2022 Audi E-Tron GT

2022 Lucid Air Pure

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The Porsche Taycan 4S looks like a shortened and more aggressive version of the Panamera while from the side, you’ll get a strong hint of the 911 as well. Even though it matches the Model S in terms of exterior dimensions, the Taycan feels compact and is quite maneuverable in city limits too. The Audi E-Tron GT might not impress horsepower lovers with its output figures, but its design is quite a handful, especially with that outlandish front end. From the rear too, the E-Tron is quite a looker and its LED tail lamps look unique when compared to the rivals here. The Lucid Air doesn’t feel “lucid” firsthand but its “sci-fi movie”-like design gives a strong hint about the future of EVs.

Some standout exterior features include:

  • 19-inch Tempest wheels
  • 21-inch Arachnid wheels(optional)
  • All-LED exterior lighting
  • Power-operated liftgate
  • Glass roof with tinted glass

Tesla vehicles are quite advanced in terms of safety and security, especially due to that autopilot and “Sentry” mode. The sedan hasn’t been crash-tested by both the NHTSA and the IIHS in the last few years but as far as build quality goes, the Model S has proven itself to be a safe vehicle. Apart from the basic safety aids, the Model S also gets several ADAS features as standard such as Forward Collision Warning and mitigation, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Departure Warning, and Blind-Spot monitoring.

Some of the standout safety features include:

  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Forward Collision Warning and mitigation

2023 Tesla Model S vs 2022 Porsche Taycan 4S

The Porsche Taycan 4S used to give the Model S a tough fight in terms of performance and handling but then, Tesla said no more! With the updated Model S, the Taycan simply gets obliterated in a majority of the key aspects such as performance, driving range, and practicality. However, the Taycan 4S still stands out with its exterior design and plush cabin along with that impressive braking prowess.

2023 Tesla Model S vs 2022 Audi E-Tron GT

The Audi E-Tron GT costs significantly more than the Model S in its base form and tries to justify the price with its outlandish exterior design and that awe-inspiring cabin. However, the Model S still has an edge over the E-Tron GT in terms of practicality, driving range, and performance.

2023 Tesla Model S vs 2022 Lucid Air

The Lucid Air is the newest kid on the block and is yet to gain traction amidst the rising competition. Moreover, the brand has only managed to sell a few hundred units before being hit by quality-control issues. However, upon its launch, the car did promise a Tesla-like driving range along with a break-neck, sub-3 second acceleration time for the 0-60mph sprint. Moreover, it arrived with a whole new design concept with its futuristic exterior and interior design as well.

Final Verdict

If you wish to spend the gas money you’ll save to have something as cool and insane as the new Model S, then yes, the car is absolutely worthy of every dime. The Model S hardly goes wrong in a majority of the key areas which is expected to be excellent for an EV costing as much as a hundred grand. Moreover, no other EV offers an advanced Autopilot tech as Tesla even though it is still in the development stage. If you wish to equip your car with the system after it has been improved, you can have it your way too. With that impressive driving range, mind-numbing acceleration, and an increased number of Tesla Supercharger networks, you can feel more assured about running out of juice even if you decide to have a little fun along the way.


vehicle bio
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engine type
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670 hp


1-Speed Direct Drive

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy

124/120/115 mpg

Tesla Model S electric 5 year Cost To Own

Cash Price(MSRP)
5 Year Cost To Own
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $60,711
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Financing Interest$2,189$1,761$1,303$815$295$6,363
Taxes and Fees$3,394$265$240$218$199$4,316
Total Cost-To-Own$17,720$11,530$11,558$10,390$9,513$60,711
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