2016 Tesla Model S Electric

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Updated on: June 14, 2021

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The 2016 Tesla Model S is one of the most affordable offerings from Tesla at a price range starting at $70,000. The car has proven itself over all these years and has been rated as the best luxury electric of 2016. This Tesla offers the best electric experience along with all the luxury amenities a buyer looks for in a car. Tesla’s autopilot is just a cherry at the top. 

 

However, the new Tesla Model S wins in this segment in terms of good performance, smooth ownership experience, safety, and luxury among a long list of other things. This car is cheaper to run, as the Tesla Supercharger stations are free to use and since the car is using an electric motor it is that much easier to maintain this car.


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Pros

Impressive driving range

Excellent performance

Advanced technologies exclusive to Tesla

Abundant cargo space

A Seven-passenger configuration is available as an option.

Free access to Tesla's Supercharger charging station infrastructure.

Cons

Lacks convenience

Unproven reliability

Limited dealer network.

What's New?

Mid-cycle exterior design refresh

Autopilot hardware update available in late-2016


2016 Tesla Model S Consumer Reviews and Ratings

7.6

based on 44 ratings


8.1/10 Features
8.0/10 Interiors
8.0/10 Design
8.0/10 Safety
7.8/10 Reliability
7.3/10 Deal Value

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Stephanie sullivan

2016 Tesla Model S electric

P100D 4dr Sedan AWD (electric DD) w/Prod. End 2/16

1

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 14, 2021

Faced issues

Pros - More problems than it can solve

Cons - Tesla Roadside does not help much

There is a long way to go I faced a lot of problems for this Tesla. The car broke down on the I-10 and I immediately reached out to Tesla Roadside and they took a solid 4hours to come and pick my car up. I was stranded despite the city not being more than 50 miles out. I guess decent service is too much to ask. First of all there are negligible places that would take in a Tesla to be fixed up and if the official helping hand is this late in coming. Thank God I was alone at the time, shudder to think what would have happened had I been with my family at the time. Not at all an ideal vehicle and in order for it to be groundbreaking, it needs to win a lot of ground first I bought the car from another person that I know and I do not know how but she did not face these issues as severely in the 6months that she had owned the car like me

1/10
Features
1/10
Interior
1/10
Design
1/10
Safety
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Deal Value
1/10
Dealer Review

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Stacy

2016 Tesla Model S electric

P90D 4dr Sedan AWD (electric DD)

4

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 26, 2021

Quality check should have been a better at this price.

Pros - Seriously quick, futuristic cabin

Cons - Yellowing screen, quality issue, pricey car

Poor built! Frighteningly quick! Instantly fell for it the first time when the guy at the delaership took me for a ride. Was about to get an M5, but hell, 'take my money' was all that I had to say to the sales rep. The sensation is outstanding. The full vertical display looks very futuristic but in really is a bit confusing to use. But all is not good with this car; My car had the isuue of yellowing screen bezels, something with the dealership guys were a bit hesitant to replace. Also, I noticed a lot of fit and finish isuues with the car. The hood shut lines did not match with the ones on the fender. There is a bit of paint chipping off the lower potion of my rear bumper. This is not the type of built quality I expect from a car that cost me well north of 75 grand!

8/10
Features
7/10
Interior
6/10
Design
6/10
Safety
5/10
Reliability
4/10
Deal Value
4/10
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RV

Robert V.

2016 Tesla Model S electric

70 4dr Sedan (electric DD) w/Prod. End 2/16

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 26, 2021

Self Piloting tesla

Pros - "Comfortable, quiet ride User-friendly touch screen"

Cons - Questionable reliability

Ride to hell It's the trouble getting in and out of the car, I've got one concern on a car. I'm not sure if the design will make it simpler. My neck slices the driver's seat belt. The back seat headrest must be adjustable or the back seats adjustable. In the back, there is more ventilation. Great cars for good prices, they do not use high pressure sales tactics or are pushy to make earn your business.

5/10
Features
8/10
Interior
7/10
Design
8/10
Safety
10/10
Reliability
7/10
Deal Value
7/10
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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$68000

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

120 mph

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

horsepower

382 hp

torque

317 lb.-ft.

transmission

1-speed direct drive

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

116.5 in.

length

196 in.

width

77.3 in.

height

56.5 in.

curb weight

4647 lbs.

ground clearance

5.7 in.

capacity

passenger volume

94 cu ft.

cargo volume

63.4 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.7 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

15.3 sec.

fuel economy

highway range

514.8 mi.

ev range

374.4 mi.

highway range (evs/hybrids)

514.8 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

8 yr./ unlimited mi.

powertrain warranty

8 yr./ unlimited mi.

corrosion warranty

12 yr./ unlimited mi.'

roadside assistance

Yes

ev battery warranty

8 yr./ 125000 mi.


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Trims

60 $68,000 onwards

382 hp | Electric | Electric

  • 19" Silver Aluminum Wheels
  • 1st Row LCD monitor
  • All door remote Keyless Entry
  • AM/FM/HD, Seek-Scan Radio
  • Driver Lumbar Support
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Firmer suspension tuning
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Assist
  • Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Rear Air Conditioning w/ Separate Controls

70 $70,000 onwards

315 hp | Electric | Electric

60D $73,000 onwards

315 hp | Electric | Electric

75 $74,500 onwards

518 hp | Electric | Electric

70D $75,000 onwards

382 hp | Electric | Electric

75D $79,500 onwards

328 hp | Electric | Electric

85D $80,000 onwards

315 hp | Electric | Electric

90D $88,000 onwards

417 hp | Electric | Electric

P85D $105,000 onwards

691 hp | Electric | Electric

P90D $108,000 onwards

417 hp | Electric | Electric

P100D $134,500 onwards

691 hp | Electric | Electric

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Colors and Styles

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

8.0

Engine And Performance

9.9

Fuel Economy

9.9

Interior

8.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

9.6

9.0

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

9.0

Overall Rating


The Tesla Model S is the flagship sedan by the American automaker aimed at achieving gas-powered convenience and usability all in an EV. Even in the most basic trims, the car is quicker than most road cars, and the high-performance trims are quicker than almost any mass-production vehicle to have ever existed. The 2016 Tesla Model S has a plethora of convenience, safety, and performance unlike almost any other car currently on sale.

2016 Tesla Model S electric Sedan Front Angle View
2016 Tesla Model S electric Sedan Rear Angle View

8.0/10
Pricing and Features

9.9/10
Engine and Performance

9.9/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety

9.6/10
Competition


2016 Tesla Model S electric Pricing and Features

8.0/10

The 2016 Tesla Model S price starts at $68,000 is offered in a total of 6 trims which can cater to a very wide base of customers. The cars are being offered in different motor options, drivetrains, and with varying ranges. Even though there is a multitude of models the basic amenities like the LED head-, fog- and taillights, navigation, cruise control, access to the Supercharger network, dual-zone automatic climate control, a 17-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, keyless entry, parking alerts, power-folding and heated side mirrors, heated eight-way power front seats (with four-way power lumbar), 60/40-split folding rear seats, blind-spot warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, cloth and premium vinyl upholstery, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth phone, and audio connectivity, and a seven-speaker sound system with dual USB ports (media and charging) and HD radio comes in as standard.

With the premium package you can spruce up all the models on offer with adaptive LED headlights, an enhanced cabin air filtration system, leather interior surfaces (when leather seats are selected), LED ambient interior lighting, a power liftgate, lighted door handles, and LED cornering lights. Another package on offer is the Subzero Weather package which equips the vehicle to handle extremely low temperatures easily.

Model

60

60D

75

75D

90D

P90D

Price

$70,000

$71000

$74,500

$79,500

$89,500

$112,000

Key Features

19-Inch Wheels

19-Inch Wheels

19-Inch Wheels

19-Inch Wheels

21-Inch Wheels

21-Inch Wheels

 

All-Season Tires

All-Season Tires

All-Season Tires

All-Season Tires

High-Performance Summer Tires

High-Performance Summer Tires

 

Single Motor

Dual motor

Single Motor

Dual motor

Single Motor

Dual motor

 

RWD

AWD

RWD

AWD

RWD

AWD

With the Tesla cars, basic features don't change a lot with every other model. The cars have almost very similar creature comforts with varying trims, but the major difference is usually seen in the range of the vehicle and the power output made.

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If you are not a person bothered with blistering speeds and lightning-quick acceleration figures you can easily avoid the models like 60D, 75D, etc. as they are enhanced in performance. For a city commuter, the RWD 70 trim should serve them fine as long as their commute and errands are within the city limits. If you reside in the countryside you would be better off looking at the 7D5 and the higher trims as your requirement for range would be on the higher side. 


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2016 Tesla Model S electric Engine and Performance

9.9/10

The 2016 Tesla Model S specs are very impressive considering the EV segment standards and offer some serious performance stats. With fully electric propulsion the Tesla Model S is one of the quickest cars on the planet from the brand. The base variant itself comes with a power output of 315 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque, which alone takes the performance of the Model S to an entry-level sports car category.

As the car is propelled by an electric motor, there’s plenty of torque right off the line, which makes the 0-60MPH run quite fun and exciting. This car would provide a completely different experience to you if you are someone who is migrating from a conventional automobile. However, this change of air is more comfortable, convenient, and economical in many terms.

Model

2016 Tesla Model S

2016 Toyota Mirai

2016 Cadillac ELR

MSRP

$70,000

$57,500

$65,000

Engine

Electric

Electric 

1.4L hybrid inline-4

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

RWD

Transmission

1-speed Direct Drive 1-speed Direct Drive

8-Speed Shiftable Automatic

Power

315hp@5,000rpm

151hp@5,500rpm

345hp@5,500rpm

Torque

325lb-ft

247lb-ft @ 4500rpm

373lb-ft

0-60 Mph (Seconds)

6.7s

9.2s

6.4s

Quarter-Mile (Mph)

15.3s

17.1

N/A

Top Speed (Mph)

130

125

106

The Tesla Model S literally leaves its competition in the dust when it comes to acceleration and top speed. The differences are significant, with the Tesla leading throughout the acceleration benchmarks. In terms of engine outputs, such as torque and power Tesla isn’t the leader, but out in the real world, Tesla does prove its worth. But the major inconvenience with Tesla would be having to plan your travel routes along with a charging station, this becomes just as much a serious problem when you choose to accelerate at your whim. The Cadillac ELR, when compared with the base trim of the Model S, comes out as the winner in this department with a substantial amount of more power and torque than the Model S.


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2016 Tesla Model S electric Fuel Economy

9.9/10

With electric cars it’s not about the mileage offered, it's more about the range offered by the car. The Model S offers various trims that have a range as low as 210 miles to a healthy 294 miles. These numbers will depend on your driving style as well as driving conditions too. When compared to the competition, the Tesla Model S is one of the most pocket-friendly cars to commute in. 

When traveling long distances and if you plan your travels right then you even get to travel free of cost as the Tesla Supercharging stations do not charge you a penny to recharge your vehicle. This luxury won’t be offered by the other rivals as they are not fully electric like the Model S. However if you are someone who happens to make a lot of candid plans, and doesn’t get to stick around for long then going with the conventional gas engines would be much better.

Model

2016 Tesla Model S (MPGe)

2016 Toyota Mirai

2016 Cadillac ER

MPG (City) (mpg)

88

66

31

MPG (Highway) (mpg)

90

79

35

MPG (Combined) (mpg)

89

72

33

Fuel Capacity (gallon)

N.A.

32.3

9.3

Range (City/Hwy/Combined)

210 miles

NA

288/325/307miles

Even though these cars compete in the Luxury electric segment, they are no match for the fully electric Tesla cars. The Model S offers very high-efficiency results when compared to the Toyota Mirai and Cadillac, a figure which is almost more than twice that of the competition. The Tesla is followed by the hydrogen-powered Mirai with a combined MPG rating of 72 miles.

2016 Tesla Model S electric Interior

8.0/10

The Tesla Model S flaunts one of the most futuristic interiors within its segment. The materials used, the design followed, and the features on offer ensure the super luxurious and futuristic experience is kept on point. The interior is spacious enough to seat 5 passengers in comfort. The overall design is simple yet quite futuristic with a glass sunroof and sharp angles of the interior panels.

2016 Tesla Model S electric Sedan Dashboard View

Model

2016 Tesla Model S

2016 Toyota Mirai

2016 Cadillac ER

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.8/57.7/42.7

38.7/57.7/42.7

36.90/55.20/42.20

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

35.3/55/35.4

37.5/55/40

34.70/49.90/33.60

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

26.3

31.6

10.5

The Tesla Model S has the biggest trunk of them all. At 26.3 cu-ft it's almost enough to bag enough cargo for a long trip to San Francisco. But the extra cargo capacity does seem to come at a cost of a slightly smaller rear row, which is significantly smaller when compared to that of competition. On the contrary, the Toyota Mira seems to exhibit the perfect amalgamation of practicality and comfort. Some of the features in the interior are:

  • Ample Legroom For Adults
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Driver Lumbar
  • Passenger Lumbar 
  • Seat Memory
  • Power Driver Seat
  • Power Passenger Seat 
  • Pass-Through Rear Seat
  • Second Row Bench Seat

How intuitive is the 2016 Tesla Model S’s infotainment unit?

In almost all the Tesla cars the most of the interior is dominated by a very big central touchscreen console that controls almost all the features that are available with the car. Getting used to it can be pretty tough but once you get the gist of things, you should be fine to use it.

2016 Tesla Model S electric Sedan Infotainment Screen

This system comes with almost all the cool features that you can think of in a system. The car also gets equipped with a 7-speaker audio system. Some of the features being offered are:

  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • HD Radio (Optional)
  • MP3 PlayerHard 
  • Disk Drive
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Smart Device Integration 
  • Navigation System
  • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup

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2016 Tesla Model S electric Exterior

9.0/10

The Tesla’s exterior completely does justice to the car it is. It has got the curves to make a grown man drool and still has a classy charm to itself that can earn respect. The car quite easily fits into the segment it belongs to. All the exterior panels and the design elements are placed keeping aerodynamics in mind to improve battery efficiency. the wheels also come with a unique turbine design that helps to reduce wind resistance while traveling at higher speeds.

2016 Tesla Model S electric Sedan Front Angle View

Model

2016 Tesla Model S

2016 Toyota Mirai

 

2016 Cadillac ER

Curb Weight (lbs)

4469

4079

4065

Length (in.)

196

196

186.00

Width (in.)

77.3

77

72.70

Height (in.)

56.5

57

55.90

Ground Clearance (in.)

5.4

6.0

4.2

Wheelbase (in.)

116.5

117

106.10

All the cars above are of similar dimensions to the exterior, with slight changes. If you look keenly you will notice that the Tesla has optimal dimensions, but this optimization is being offered at the cost of a higher Curb Weight. Again, the Toyota Mirai is longer and wider than the Model S, something which motivates the availability of a huge boot. The higher weight of the car does act up a little during cornering and quick directional changes, but since most of the weight of the car is focused on the floor, it isn’t as bothering as one would expect it to be. Some of the features offered on the exterior are:

  • Dual Moonroof (Optional)
  • Sun/Moonroof (Optional)
  • Sun/Moonroof (Optional)
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Aluminum Wheels (Optional)
2016 Tesla Model S electric Sedan Exterior
2016 Tesla Model S electric Sedan Exterior
2016 Tesla Model S electric Sedan Exterior
2016 Tesla Model S electric Sedan Exterior
2016 Tesla Model S electric Sedan Exterior
2016 Tesla Model S electric Sedan Exterior
2016 Tesla Model S electric Sedan Exterior
2016 Tesla Model S electric Sedan Exterior

2016 Tesla Model S electric Safety

9.0/10

Despite being a comparatively new brand in the automobile industry the cars from Tesla have always proved themselves to be matchless when it comes to safety. The car is loaded with safety features. The chassis of the car which has been designed and built with state-of-the-art technologies has proven itself in safety tests and ratings, and unfortunately in the real world too. This Tesla has scored 5 out of 5 in NHTSA safety ratings and has performed impressively in the IIHS ratings too. The safety features offered with the Model S are:

  • Brake Assist
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Traction Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Auto-Leveling Headlights
  • Lane Departure Warning (Optional)
  • Lane Keeping Assist (Optional)
  • Cross-Traffic Alert

2016 Tesla Model S electric Competition

9.6/10

Tesla Model S vs Toyota Mirai

Like the Model S, the Toyota Mirai is quite an advanced vehicle for its time and with a very limited network of hydrogen availability, the car is still quite far from being as popular as a Tesla vehicle. The Mirai offers a lackluster performance for its hefty price tag but its cabin is quite well laid out and the comfort levels are quite commendable as well. The Model S beats the Mirai in terms of overall performance and driving range along with the iconic autopilot feature as well.

 

Tesla Model S vs Cadillac ELR

The Cadillac ELR is a classy and elegant vehicle from the iconic American carmaker. It comes with a rettro-futuristic design and offers an excellent handling and performance considering its hybrid tag. However, its coarse gasoline motor, cramped cabin, and outdated techs gives the Model S an edge over it.

 

2016 Tesla Model S electric Final Verdict

If you are someone who cares for the environment and would love to save a few bucks in the name of fuel efficiency then the Tesla Model S is your car. It is the perfect companion for a family of 4. The boot is so big that it can help you carry around a lot. One thing you should keep in mind is the lack of convenience that comes with refueling. Unlike normal cars, EV’s takes quite a while to charge up before you can be back on the road.

Top User Reviews

1

User Overall Rating

Faced issues

There is a long way to go

by Stephanie sullivan

4

User Overall Rating

Quality check should have been a better at this price.

Poor built!

by Stacy

7

User Overall Rating

Self Piloting tesla

Ride to hell

by Robert V.

8

User Overall Rating

2016 Tesla Model S.

A decent Model S!

by Ronnie C. Fair

9

User Overall Rating

One fast sedan.

This car is literally the pinnacle of modern-futuristic cars as of now.

by Russell D. Gann

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