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2012 Tesla Roadster
Sport RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
N/A
2019 Tesla Model S
100D AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$94,000
4 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2012 Tesla Roadster
Sport RWD
No Expert Reviews
2019 Tesla Model S
100D AWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

For 2019, the Model S sees changes to its trim structure. There is a Model S Performance, which gets more output from its electric motors, and a Long Range. Every Tesla Model S comes...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2012 Tesla Roadster
Sport RWD
No User Reviews
2019 Tesla Model S
100D AWD
writes:
The Tesla P100D is a very impressive vehicle in terms of acceleration. It handles well, and does a few autonom...
Front Seats Ranked 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 550 4MATIC better.
"Front seats in the S550 are more comfortable and more cosetting. Seat bolstering and the massage function reduces fatigue. The armrests are heated."
Back Seats Ranked 2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class S 550 4MATIC better.
"Teslas interior appointments are relatively austere. The interior of the 2017 Mercedes S550 is rich and cosetting. Rear seats in the Mercedes recline, and they and they are heated and ventilated. The arm rests are also heated."

Specs

2012 Tesla Roadster
Sport RWD
2019 Tesla Model S
100D AWD
Powertrain 1-Speed Dual Clutch
Drivetrain --
AWD
Fuel Economy, City --
101 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway --
102 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume -- --
Engine
Fuel Type --
Electric
Safety
ABS Brakes -- Standard
Driver Airbag -- Standard
Passenger Airbag -- Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof -- Standard
Air Conditioning -- Standard
Radio -- Standard
Power Windows -- Standard
Power Door Locks -- Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating -- 7 seats
Front Legroom -- 42.7 in
Back Legroom -- 35.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 26.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,053 lbs
Exterior
Length -- 196 in
Width -- 86.2 in
Height -- 56.9 in
Wheelbase -- 116.5 in

Available Options

2012 Tesla Roadster
Sport RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Arctic White
  • Brilliant Yellow
  • Electric Blue
  • Fusion Red
  • Glacier Blue
  • Jet Black
  • Lightning Green
  • Obsidian Black
  • Racing Green
  • Radiant Red
  • Sterling Silver
  • Thunder Gray
  • Twilight Blue
  • Very Orange

Option Packages

  • Body Color Carbon Fiber Hard Top
  • Clear Coat Carbon Fiber Body Accents
  • Clearcoat Carbon Fiber Hard Top
  • Executive Leather & Carbon Fiber PKG
  • Executive Leather PKG
  • High Power Connector
  • Infotainment Group
  • Paint Armor
  • Premium Leather PKG
  • Universal Charging Connector
  • Winter Wheel & Tire PKG W/Cast Wheels
  • Winter Wheel & Tire PKG W/Forged Black Wheels
  • Winter Wheel & Tire PKG W/Forged Silver Wheels
  • Metallic Paint
  • Premium Paint
2019 Tesla Model S
100D AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Cream Premium
  • Deep Blue Metallic
  • Midnight Silver Metallic
  • Pearl White Multi-Coat
  • Red Multi-Coat
  • Solid Black

Option Packages

  • White & Black Premium Interior
  • Enhanced Autopilot
  • Wheels: 19" Sonic Carbon Slipstream
  • Wheels: 21" Sonic Carbon Twin Turbine

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