2017 Tesla Model S Electric

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Updated on: June 5, 2021

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A relatively eccentric car in the world, the Tesla Model S is far more acrobatic than any car on the road and amazes one to no end. Colossal acceleration, cutting-edge technology, and covering 315 miles on a full charge, this automobile is absolutely an electric grandeur sedan that gives you a feeling of floating in the air while driving it. Given its versatility, the Honda Clarity seems to be the only competitor there is to the Model S. 

Starting at $68,000 for trim 60, the 2017 Tesla Model S Sedan goes up to $135,000 for the trim P100D. Tesla offers 7 trims in this model and they all offer comfortable seating for 5 and transmission 1-speed automatic, making it stand alone in the crowd of the petrol/diesel driven cars. While the Model S' oneness lies in its design and performance, the availability of an optional AWD setup adds to its likability. 

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Pros

Good driving range

Safety tests - Aced!

Advanced technology

Abundant cargo space

Long-term reliability

Cons

Lacks the luxury polish of similar sedans

What's New?

New 100d model


2017 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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Karrie Sheppard

2017 Tesla Model S electric

75 4dr Sedan (electric DD)

2

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 5, 2021

A big disappointment

Pros - Fun driving, loads of space inside for passengers and storage,

Cons - Malfunctioning MCU unit

Don't purchase until Tesla fixes the MCU The MCU unit is a big disappointment. Now it is working, and a moment later it goes blank. Needs a reboot to come back in. It is very worrying because most of the functions are related to it. Rearview camera, navigation system, AC controls, bluetooth, defosters, and much more. The dealer technician just did some reset, but it did no good to this. This issue has been recurring multiple times, and in various driving conditions which makes me feel unsafe. Called in Tesla and they apologized and said they are working on it and will lert know as soon as some they find a permanent fix. It's highly disappointing for a 70 grand car. Please reserach out for yourself and don't purchase any Model S until the Tesla fix this issue. Neither the dealers, nor the Tesla folks have any fix for the malfunctioning MCU unit. Tesla takes the responsibility and is working in the same, but meanwhile can't be of any help which makes me say it can't be trusted.

2/10
Features
2/10
Interior
2/10
Design
2/10
Safety
2/10
Reliability
2/10
Deal Value
2/10
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Michael

2017 Tesla Model S electric

75D 4dr Sedan AWD (electric DD)

3

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 26, 2021

All nice and good; when it runs.

Pros - Zestful acceleration, convenient recharge at home

Cons - Faulty electronics, unthoughtful charging setup

Real bummer. For all the excitement, the Tesla turned out to be a headache for me. Once I left the car for a couple months in my garage while I was out of town. When I returned, the door handles wont work. Though it was the keyfob, but it wasnt. When I enquired with the dealership, they said that the auxillary battery might have died, even though I had actually left the thing on charge. Once the main battery gets fully charged it cuts off automatically, along with the auxillary battery leaving it to drain off powering the connectivity electronics and locks. I could even get the boor knobs to pop out. The hood locks were too electronic and manual laches were inaccessible . I had to get this thing to the dealership on a flat bed to get it back running again. So much so for the 78 grand I spend on this one!

8/10
Features
8/10
Interior
8/10
Design
6/10
Safety
3/10
Reliability
4/10
Deal Value
3/10
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HH

Henry

2017 Tesla Model S electric

90D 4dr Sedan AWD (electric DD)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 26, 2021

Mini size big performance

Pros - "Long all-electric driving range Engaging handling, comfy ride"

Cons - Limited repair center availability

riding electric This is a fantastic vehicle. I like how powerful and fast it is. In the truck, I feel secure and protected. I'm always receiving compliments about how nice my car looks. My Tesla Model S P90D is fantastic. They don't conceal anything. I've never had any problems funding vehicles through their institutions, and I was informed of my options, which were similar to those offered by my bank.

8/10
Features
8/10
Interior
6/10
Design
9/10
Safety
9/10
Reliability
6/10
Deal Value
7/10
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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$68000

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

top speed

130 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

5.5 in.

capacity

passenger volume

94 cu ft.

cargo volume

63.4 cu ft.

towing capacity

5000 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.9 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

13.5 sec.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

8 yr./ 125000 mi.

powertrain warranty

8 yr./ unlimited mi.

corrosion warranty

12 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes

ev battery warranty

8 yr./ 125000 mi.



Trims

60 $68,000 onwards

382 hp | Electric | Electric

  • 19" Silver Aluminum Wheels
  • 1st Row LCD monitor
  • ABS and driveline Traction Control
  • AM/FM/HD, Seek-Scan Radio
  • Driver and Front Passenger Heated-Cushion, Seatback
  • Driver Lumbar Support
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Keyfob (all doors) Remote Keyless Entry
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Assist
  • Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Rear Air Conditioning w/ Separate Controls

75 $69,500 onwards

382 hp | Electric | Electric

  • 1st and 2nd row Fixed Glass Sunroof
  • Front Fog/Driving Lights

60D $73,000 onwards

518 hp | Electric | Electric

75D $74,500 onwards

518 hp | Electric | Electric

90D $87,500 onwards

691 hp | Electric | Electric

100D $94,000 onwards

680 hp | Electric | Electric

P100D $135,000 onwards

792 hp | Electric | Electric

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

7.9

Engine And Performance

9.1

Fuel Economy

9.1

Interior

8.5

Exterior

8.7

Safety

6.5

Competition

9.9

8.6

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.6

Overall Rating


The 2017 Tesla Model S bleeds to surpass your every assumption about any car. If you are drawn towards electric vehicles, the Tesla Model S will give you the best run for your money. Fully boosted with electricity, the Model S can dash from zero to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds. If that doesn't pop your eyes and makes your heart run in synchronization with the car, I don't know what will.

The 2017 Tesla Model S Sedan is far more acrobatic than any car on the road and amazes one to no end. Colossal acceleration, cutting-edge technology, and covering 315 miles on a full charge. Starting at $68,000 for the trim 60, the 2017 Tesla Model S Sedan goes up to $135,000 for the trim P100D.

2017 Tesla Model S electric Sedan Front Angle View
2017 Tesla Model S electric Sedan Rear Angle View

7.9/10
Pricing and Features

9.1/10
Engine and Performance

9.1/10
Fuel Economy

8.5/10
Interior

8.7/10
Exterior

6.5/10
Safety

9.9/10
Competition


2017 Tesla Model S electric Pricing and Features

7.9/10

The 2017 Tesla Model S Sedan comes in a variety of trims: 60, 60D, 75, 75D, 90D, 100D, and P100D. The digits depict the kilowatt-hour (kWh) capacity of its battery while the "D" is meant for the dual-motor. The all-wheel-drive system is configured in all of the trims of this model except the 60 which comes with a rear-wheel-drive setup.

Trim

60

75

90D

100D

P100D

MSRP

$68,000

$69,500

$87,500

$92,500

$134,500

MSRP (D)

$73,000

$74,500

NA

NA

NA

Key Features

19-inch wheels with All-season tires

Adds to 60 trim features

Adds to 75 trims features

Adds to 90D trim features

Adds to 100D trim features

 

LED headlights

Maximum battery function and capacity

Carbon-fiber rear spoiler

100-kWh battery pack for increased range

In-cabin air filter

 

Access to Tesla's Supercharger network

Heated front seats

Seven speakers

Range of 335 miles 

Heated rear seats

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Power liftgate

17-inch touchscreen display

Dual USB ports

Heated steering wheel

 

17-inch touchscreen

Blind Spot Monitoring

Front & rearview cameras

Lane Departure Warning

12-speaker premium audio system

 

Navigation system

Wi-Fi hotspot

Voice command system 

Synthetic leather upholstery

 
 

Rearview camera k

Front & rear parking sensors

Automatic emergency braking

Power tilt-and-telescoping steering column

 
 

Keyless entry

Power-folding and heated side mirrors

Cloth and premium vinyl upholstery

Bluetooth connectivity

 
 

Blind-Spot Warning 

Lane Departure Warning 

60/40-split folding rear seats

   

Buying Advice

In terms of feature load, each trim of the Tesla Model S comes equipped with a similar set of advanced and hi-tech specifications. Hence, what you have to be concerned about are battery pack size and driving range. We recommend buying the 75 trim level for it packs all the latest features like keyless entry, leather upholstery, panoramic sunroof, enhanced Autopilot, etc. Also, it offers a driving range of 250 miles which is quite good. 


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2017 Tesla Model S electric Engine and Performance

9.1/10

Ever been in an electric car? It's different, to say the least. It's super quiet, offers nimble handling, and delivers exceptional torque - 317 lb-ft in the trim 60. It is impressively efficient and driving is not less than being a Navy's flight school. The Tesla Model S provides an athletic experience with distinct power and torque outputs with each trim level. As standard, all trims make use of a 1-speed direct drive transmission setup, which is similar to what its competitor, the 2017 Clarity, makes use of.

Models

Tesla Model S

Honda Clarity

MSRP

$68,000

$36,620

Engine

Electric DD

Electric DD

Drivetrain

RWD

FWD

Transmission

1-speed Direct Drive

1-speed Direct Drive

Horsepower

380 hp

174 hp

Torque

317 lb-ft

221 lb-ft

To be quite blunt, if you are interested in buying a Honda Clarity, you might as well give your money away to charity. With a difference of just $35,380, the Tesla Model S gives you horsepower that is enough to put Honda to shame. The Honda Clarity develops decent power and torque and has a good bargain to its price, but its 174hp and 221lb.-ft of power and torque respectively are considerably lower when compared to the base variant of the 2017 Model S. 

How quick is the 2017 Tesla Model S from 0-60 MPH?

The Tesla Model S 75D has a 75-kWh battery and a range of 259 miles. It can go from 0-60 mph in just whooshing 4.2 seconds. The model delivers outstanding acceleration and more than enough power for any driving situation while you nail on that acceleration pedal. The higher trims are even more impressive. The Model S 100D and Model S P100D each feature a 100-kWh battery.

2017 Tesla Model S takes 5.5s to reach 0-60 mph

The 100D has a range of 335 miles - the longest range of an electric vehicle in any automobile market - and a zero to 60 mph time of 4.1 seconds. The P100D is the highest-performance trim and can sprint from zero to 60 mph in an eye blinking 2.5 seconds.

Models

Tesla Model S

Honda Clarity 

0-60 MPH (sec)

5.5 

7.7 

Quarter mile (sec)

10.5 

15.6 

Engine

Electric DD

Electric DD

Top Speed (mph)

155

100

The Tesla Model S speaks for itself. It has the fastest and the most silent acceleration seen in any EV. 10.5 seconds for a quarter-mile should put it on the top of the car of the year list! The second-in-line is the Honda Clarity with 7.7 food 0-60 mph test and 15.6 seconds for the quarter-mile test, which though not sluggish seems slow-moving when compared to the Tesla. 

How does the 2017 Tesla Model S handle?

The Tesla Model S isn't a sports car, but you might not remember that when you drive it. And because of its low weight, it can sprint like Usain Bolt! There are smoother rides, but the Model S never feels rough or coarse. Thanks to an adaptive and sharp steering system coupled with the transmission system, the 2017 Model S never feels to be in the wrong gear. Even high-speed cornering is not a herculean task, thanks to a culmination of responsive and precise setup. 

2017 Tesla Model S Top View

The battery pack is close to the ground acting as the car's floor pan due to which you can't stretch out more but it's not uncomfortable.

How are the brakes on the 2017 Tesla Model S?

Tesla comes with regenerative braking or turning the motor into a generator to recharge the battery pack, slowing the car in the process. The brake pads, which you think might need regular replacement on such a high-performance car, last many times longer than those on gasoline cars. The friction brakes are still there for hard or panic braking but they're used only a fraction as much. In the brake test, the car takes 109 feet to decelerate to zero from 60 mph. 

Model

Tesla Model S

Honda Clarity 

Brake Front (in.)

14.4

12.3

Brake Rear (in.)

14.0

12.2

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4469

4134

60-0 MPH (ft.)

109

129

The strong brakes on the Tesla Model S help it to climb on top of the table. Despite being the heaviest car in this competition, the Models S creates a record with 109 feet. In second place is the Honda Clarity, with 129 feet of braking distance, and is positioned in the last spot. 

2017 Tesla Model S electric Fuel Economy

9.1/10

The 2017 Tesla Model S comes with charging adapters for 120- and 240-volt home outlets, as well as a J1772 adapter for public charging stations. Tesla's special Wall Connector can be installed for faster charging speeds. It allows for 34 miles of range per charging hour, and an optional High Amperage Charger increases that capability to 52 miles per hour.

A 98 e-mpg for the city and 101 e-mpg for the highway, the most talked-about electric car offers either of two battery packs with 60 or 85kW-hr capacity, with a maximum driving distance on a charge of 208 and 265 miles, respectively. 

Model

Tesla Model S

Honda Clarity 

MPG (City)

98

126

MPG (Highway)

101

103

MPG (Combined)

96

NA

Fuel Capacity

NA

NA

Range (City/Highway/Combined)

249

NA

Now, the Honda Clarity gives more mileage in the city or highway but with its horsepower and torque, it's quite reasonable. The Tesla Model S gives sufficient mileage and is a much better value-for-money car. 

2017 Tesla Model S electric Interior

8.5/10

The Tesla Model S is remarkably comfortable. The seats are well-bolstered, grippy, adjustable, but have no cooling feature. An extra jump seat for two children with four-point harnesses in the rear cargo area is available too. The seats are seated at a good height and a medium-low step-in height makes this an easy car to get in and out of.

2017 Tesla Model S Steering Wheel

The materials used are excellent and everything feels so luxurious. The legroom and headroom space are adequate and almost the same as the other sedans provide. Each aspect of the interior build shouts comfort and opulence. It is curated to cater to the driver and his dynamics to allow him to be in control of the ride at all times.

Model

Tesla Model S

Honda Clarity

Passenger Capacity

5

5

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

38.8/57.7/42.7

39.1/59.6/42.2

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

35.3/55/35.4

37.1/57.2/36.7

In terms of space, Honda Clarity and Model S are evenly matched. Like the Tesla, the Clarity offers ample space for both the front and rear-seat occupants. Both cars have an airy and roomy aura to them and it is difficult to declare a certain winner amongst them when space is a factor. Five passengers can be seated as standard. Some of the most notable interior features include:

  • Synthetic leather upholstery 
  • Power-adjustable front seats
  • Heated front and rear seats
  • Rear-facing jump seats
  • Heated steering wheel

How intuitive is the 2017 Tesla Model S’s infotainment system?

Technology-wise, the Tesla Model S is way ahead and advanced in its class. The whole infotainment setup is controlled by a 17-inch touchscreen display that is fixed vertically on the center of the dash. Unlike other touchscreens, this screen is very responsive and thanks to its superior graphics, the visibility is quite good. Bluetooth connectivity is a standard offering and so is voice control. 

2017 Tesla Model S Infotainment System

What does feel irksome, however, is the absence of Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration, which one would expect to find in a car in this date and at its price point. There is a learning curve to operating the infotainment system and complex menu options do feel like a letdown in an otherwise inch-perfect system. Some of the features of the infotainment system include:

  • Internet radio.
  • Scrolling and playlist creation.
  • Standard Bluetooth hands-free phone with voice control.
  • Screen depicting the proximity of objects near you when parking.
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Dual USB ports
  • Voice controls

How much cargo capacity does the 2017 Tesla Model S offer?

With more than 26 cubic feet of cargo room in the rear which can go up to 58 cubes with the rear seats folded, and an additional 5 cubic feet of storage room available under the hood because of the lack of a conventional engine, the 2017 Tesla Model can store anything from long dresser bureaus to even bicycles!

Model

Tesla Model S

Honda Clarity 

Cargo Volume behind rear seats (cu-ft.)

26

11.8

Cargo Volume behind front seats (cu-ft.)

58

NA

The Tesla Model S is the most practical vehicle in this segment. In comparison to other EVs, the Model S offers a maximum cargo volume of 58 cubic feet. With more than 30 cubic feet difference, the Honda Clarity offers just 11.8 cubic feet. 


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2017 Tesla Model S electric Exterior

8.7/10

The 2017 Tesla Model S is an all-new car. Brands like Audi, BMW, Jaguar, and Mercedes-Benz are all exceptional in their exterior designs, which makes Tesla all the more majestic when considered its exterior lines. It sports a flat, blunt hood with a slim horizontal vent with a small "T" logo in it.

2017 Tesla Model S Top View

Although the Model S is very sporty, its shape is designed to cut the smallest hole through the air possible. Due to its all-electric powertrain, and low weight, it's the most desirable EV or car, for that matter, in the market. It has a traditional Tesla feel to it with its sleekness and sharpness. The 2017 Model S is mammoth in its dimensions and proportions

Model

Tesla Model S

Honda Clarity

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4469

4134

Length(in)

196.0

192.7

Width(in)

77.3

73.9

Height(in)

56.5

58.2

Ground Clearance (in)

NA

NA

Wheelbase (in)

116.5

108.3

Track Width (in) F/R

65.4/66.9

62.5/62.2

Tesla may seem the heaviest here but with respect to its dimensions, it is the most efficient car out there. The sporty feel can be attributed to the almost vogue look it dawns. Compared to its rivals, it carries a wheelbase of 116.5 inches and is also the longest car in the segment. On the other hand, the Honda Clarity is taller and is considerably lighter. The 2017 Tesla Model S Sedan offers many exterior features including -

  • Automatic Exterior light control
  • Delay-off headlamps
  • Headlight washer
  • Cornering lights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Directionally-adaptive headlights
  • LED brake lights
  • Door curb lights
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2017 Tesla Model S electric Safety

6.5/10

The Tesla Model S has aced every federal test known to mankind. The IIHS has rated the Model S and gave ‘Good’ ratings in most of the crash tests. It also secured a perfect five-star rating by NHTSA. Standard airbags and traction control systems in the cars have been installed for added protection. Some of the other advanced safety features are listed below -

  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Automatic Steering
  • Lane Change Assist
  • Hands-Free Parallel Parking 
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rearview Camera

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2017 Tesla Model S electric Competition

9.9/10

Tesla Model S vs Honda Clarity

The Honda Clarity is a nameplate used by Honda on alternative fuel vehicles. It was initially used only on hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles but it was expanded to include battery-electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Although the Clarity is known for its specifications and safety features, the Clarity Sedan is reasonably priced for what it offers in torque and horsepower. 

2017 Honda Clarity Front Angle View

It is almost $32,000 less than the Model S. But it sacrifices many factors like cargo capacity, driving range, luxury, and most important power. Tesla is definitely better than Clarity and is quicker in acceleration. If you want an EV and you have a limited budget, this car is your car!

2017 Tesla Model S electric Final Verdict

The Tesla Model S as the latest entrant in the market had many expectations riding on it. With the kind of performance it manages to deliver, it is safe to say that the electric sedan has aced the test. Everything from its design to acceleration is a work of art. The interior build resonates with an ultra-modern aura and its distinctive fit and finish are suggestive of the brand's top-notch craftsmanship. Its only evident drawback is its higher price tag when compared to the Honda Clarity. However, since the Model S targets luxury and provides a number of trim options to please the buyers, we feel it is on the right path to make a favorable impression in the segment. 

Top User Reviews

2

User Overall Rating

A big disappointment

Don't purchase until Tesla fixes the MCU

by Karrie Sheppard

3

User Overall Rating

All nice and good; when it runs.

Real bummer.

by Michael

7

User Overall Rating

Mini size big performance

riding electric

by Henry

9

User Overall Rating

The future car.

A futristic car with daily usability and livability as any other.

by Lawrence B. Brooks

8

User Overall Rating

2018 Tesla Model S!

Great car, worst service experience!

by Josh Muenze

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