To save a ZIP code, allow your browser to accept cookies.

Enter Your ZIP Code

ZIP Code:
Save
ZIP Code Lookup

Why do we need your ZIP code?

Kelley Blue Book® Values and pricing are based in part on transactions in your area. Your ZIP code also helps us find local deals and highlight other available offers.

Advertisement
Please enter a valid 5-digit ZIP code.
Go
Federal Tax Credit Up To $7,500!

The 2017 Tesla Model S electric vehicle qualifies for a federal tax credit of up to $7,500, effectively reducing the net base price.

    Depending on your city or state, other electric vehicle-related perks may include:
  • • additional purchase incentives
  • • single-occupant access to carpool lanes
  • • free or discounted parking

Home charging stations, which cut charging times in half (or more) vs. standard wall outlets, may also be eligible for incentives. Find more incentive information at fueleconomy.gov and pluginamerica.com.

2017 Tesla Model S

Get Your Fair Purchase Price See actual transaction prices, explore total cost to own, projected resale value and more. See what you should pay

2017 Tesla Model S Expert Review

By

Designed and built in California, the new 2017 Tesla Model S offers families emissions-free driving, available all-wheel drive, seating for seven, well over 300 miles of range and a long list of unique features including autonomous capability. With performance capabilities that embarrass some supercars and pricing well in line with most full-size luxury sedans, this 4-door hatchback reigns as the world’s fastest and most popular all-electric high-performance luxury sedan. And it has been improved for 2017 with a new look, upgrades to its infotainment system and even greater range. Tesla has also continued to improve upon its own network of Supercharger charging stations, now in all 48 contiguous states as well as southern Canada and includes over 840 locations and nearly 5,500 chargers.

You'll Like This Car If...

If you want a sexy, fully electric, 7-passenger, super sedan with available all-wheel drive that’s family-friendly with supercar acceleration and autonomous capability, the 2017 Tesla Model S is truly the only game in town. It’s also a hatchback with two large trunks, one in the front and one in the back.

You May Not Like This Car If...

If waiting around to charge your super sedan isn’t your style, the 2017 Tesla Model S probably isn’t for you. Although the Tesla’s range is better than ever, recharging still takes much longer than filling a gas tank. For some, the Tesla’s missing engine sounds may also be a turnoff.

How It Ranks
What's New for 2017

Tesla has ditched the faux grille on the face of the Model S. For 2017 the sedan gets a new look with a more daring grille-less design and revised headlights. There is also a new HEPA air-filtration system for the interior.

Driving the Model S
Driving Impressions

If you purchase a 2017 Tesla Model S P100D electric luxury sedan, you’ll find it comes with two acceleration settings: Sport and Ludicrous. The aptly named “Ludicrous” mode unleashes the...

... full force of the electric motor’s torque to the wheels, propelling the car to 60 mph in a scant 2.5 seconds. That not only makes the Tesla Model S P100D faster than every production luxury-performance sedan on the market, it also shames a number of exotic supercars. Incredibly that thrust comes in silence, as the mild hum of the Tesla’s electric motors replaces the traditional V8 rumble or the guttural moan of a large-displacement V12. There’s no sound. Just speed. But the Model S isn’t just some thrill ride, it’s a complete package. It’s also refined and relaxing to drive. It’s smooth and luxurious, with excellent steering feel, a comfortable ride and, thanks to the low-mounted battery, superb handling.

LUDICROUS MODE
Standard on the top-of-the-line, all-wheel-drive P100D Model S, Ludicrous mode is exactly what it sounds like. Push the button and power increases radically and acceleration goes from neck-snapping to literally breathtaking. The P100D hits 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds, which makes this the quickest sedan in the world.

AUTOPILOT
With Tesla’s Autopilot system the Model S will not just stop and go without direct input from the driver, but also steer. It uses a complex system of cameras and sensors as well as GPS to monitor the car’s surroundings and alert the driver if he or she needs to take control.

2017 Tesla Model S Details
Interior

The interior of the new Model S is dominated by the massive 17-inch touch screen that takes up most of its dashboard and houses controls for its climate system, all infotainment and vehicle settings. It’s a masterpiece. Fast to react, simple to use and beautifully crafted. It’s the benchmark for the industry for in-cabin technology. Actually a hatchback, the Tesla Model S offers a ton of cargo space behind its rear seats. In addition, there's a supplemental front trunk, or "frunk" as Tesla calls it. All seating positions are comfortable, and visibility is excellent. Unfortunately, fit and finish can be inconsistent.

Exterior

The Tesla’s clean, uncluttered lines debuted back in 2012 and it immediately became one of the most striking cars on the road. It still is. But Tesla has decided to make some updates, ditching the faux grille on the face of the new Model S. For 2017 the sedan gets a new look with a more daring grille-less design and revised headlights. It’s a small change, but it makes a big difference. Other highlights like the car’s signature retractable door handles, which emerge when the key is nearby, and its recharging port that's hidden in the taillights, remain unchanged.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The 2017 Tesla Model S luxury EV gets power heated front seats, navigation and a rearview camera as standard equipment. All models get collision avoidance with automatic emergency braking, Bluetooth, a power rear hatch, keyless entry, eight airbags, a 7-speaker/200-watt audio system with two USB inputs and a 17-inch touch screen handling climate, entertainment and vehicle controls. It also has the most advanced starter system imaginable: There's no "Start" button -- you simply climb in, shift into gear, and start driving. The 75 model is rear-wheel drive, while the 75D, 100D and P100D get standard all-wheel drive.

Optional Equipment

Options on the base 75 model include a panoramic glass roof, Nappa leather, high-end audio, and an enhanced version of Tesla’s Autopilot automated driving technology. Buyers can also step up to a Full Self-Driving Capability package. An active air suspension and a Subzero package, which adds a heated steering wheel, heated rear seat, heated washer nozzles and a windshield-wiper de-icer, are also available. An available Premium Package adds a HEPA air-filtration system with a bio-weapons defense mode and leather trim to the interior. Two rear-facing seats can also be added to the cargo area to increase seating capacity to seven.

Under the Hood

With the new 75, even the least expensive Tesla Model S has an estimated range of nearly 250 miles thanks to a 75-kWh battery. This new model also comes standard with rear-wheel drive. The Model S 75 is the only rear-wheel-drive (RWD) Tesla; all others come with all-wheel drive (AWD) and a dual-motor system. The Model S 75D boasts a range of 259 miles. We expect that the 100D and flagship P100D boast well over 700 horsepower -- although officially Tesla doesn’t offer specific power numbers -- and an estimated range of 335 miles for the 100D and 315 miles for the P100D.

AC electric motor with 75-kWh battery pack (Model S 75)
N/A horsepower
N/A lb-ft of torque
EPA city/highway economy: 97/100 MPGe
Range with full charge: 249 miles

Dual AC electric motors with 75-kWh battery pack (S 75D)
N/A horsepower
N/A lb-ft of torque
EPA city/highway economy: 102/105 MPGe
Range with full charge: 259 miles

Dual AC electric motors with 100-kWh battery pack (S 100D)
N/A combined horsepower
N/A lb-ft combined torque
EPA city/highway economy: 101/102 MPGe
Range with full charge: 335 miles

Dual AC electric motors with 100-kWh battery pack (S P100D)
N/A combined horsepower
N/A lb-ft of torque
EPA city/highway economy: 92/105 MPGe
Range with full charge: 315 miles

Note: Due to changes in EPA testing to more effectively reflect real-world conditions, some 2017 models show slightly lower fuel-economy scores than their 2016 versions.

Excluding tax credits, the 2017 Tesla Model S 75 has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $71,000, including the $1,200 destination charge. The AWD 75D starts around $76,000. For the high-horsepower Model S 100D, you’ll spend nearly $94,000 and for the P100D with its Ludicrous mode, you'll shell out over $135,000. Click all the options boxes and you'll be looking at about $150,000 worth of luxury electric vehicle, putting it in competition with "green" luxury cars like the Mercedes-Benz Hybrid and Porsche Panamera Hybrid instead of more commonplace electric cars like the Ford Focus Electric and Nissan Leaf. Check the KBB Fair Purchase Price to see what others are paying in your area. Kelley Blue Book isn't currently tracking residual values for the Tesla Model S because of its low production volumes, though exclusivity generally leads to higher resale value.

To find out what consumers are really paying for this vehicle, first select a style to see the Fair Purchase Price| Calculate payments for this vehicle

Get Your Fair Purchase Price See actual transaction prices, explore total cost to own, projected resale value and more.
Advertisement
Get Your Fair Purchase Price See actual transaction prices, explore total cost to own, projected resale value and more.
Advertisement
Thanks for Supporting
Kelley Blue Book.
We deliver up-to-date car values, expert reviews and unbiased reporting at no
cost to you. To do this, we display ads from only trusted automotive partners.

To continue on our site, simply turn off your ad blocker and refresh the page.