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Model S Top Features

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The Model S is an amazing car with a huge set of features, many of which are no available on any other vehicle.  This is a shortlist of what we consider the top features included with the Model S. (Updated Sep-2020)

Hot Features


All ElectricDelivers economical, quiet, gas-free driving
Aluminum BodyLightweight with no possibility of rust
Excellent stylingThe fresh design avoids looking strange just to be different
Glass CockpitThe instrument panel and control areas appear on high-resolution screens
Great HandlingLow center of gravity and clever design make for great handling
Smooth RideDynamic air-suspension soaks up the bumps in the road and auto-levels
AccelerationHigh-acceleration without lag, 0-60 in 2.3 seconds with the Performance model
Safety8-air bags, traction control and has a 5-star crash rating in all categories
Comfortable interiorFlat floor without humps makes for an open airy interior
Supercharging250 kW Fast charging at V3 Superchargers
Automatic BrakeThe parking brake is automatically set when in Park
5 AdultsNo painful hump for the center rear seat
Large cargo capacityAmple rear trunk space expands with fold-down seats, plus additional space in the front
HOA AccessIn select states, such as California, electric vehicles with solo drivers can get access to HOA carpool lanes with an access permit
Traffic-Aware Cruise ControlFollows cars in front at a safe distance and will use braking if needed to come to a complete stop
AutopilotSelf-parking, side collision avoidance, and future Full-self-driving
AWDAll-wheel drive
CupholdersFront seats get 4 cupholders; 2nd row has pair of pop-out cup-holders
Latch AttachmentsLATCH child seat attachments in the rear seat

Cool Exclusives*


360 VisualizationShows all the vehicles around the car with a 360-degree visualization
Huge Touch ScreenControls and information appear on a huge 17″ high-definition touch screen
Web BrowserA full web browser is built-in and ready to use
Google MapsIncludes years of free updates, with the road, satellite, and traffic views
Full UI AccessWhile driving the passenger and driver have full User-interface access. No annoying lockouts or “lawyer” screens to deal with.
Wireless connectivityBuilt-in 2.4 and 5 GHz WiFi and 3G/4G/LTE cellular connection allows for over-the-air updates and much more
Great RangeWith the Long Range model, it offers over 400 miles of range (EPA), more than any other production electric car
Air FiltrationTwo-stage large HEPA filtration system dramatically reduces smog, pollen, bacteria, and viruses from the outside
Flush Door HandlesLighted handles extend when you approach the car and retract after use
Auto-LockWalk away from the car and the car locks itself
Glass RoofThe huge glass roof is standard
Instant Heat/CoolHeat/Cooling starts immediately when needed (no engine warm-up needed)
USB portsCharge devices, play music files, and record dashcam video
Remote Control AppAndroid and iPhone apps allow you to lock/unlock, honk the horn, see where your car currently is on a map, and control charging and more
Extensive LightingOver 400 LEDs throughout include many conveniences and looks great inside and out
GPS Ride HeightRemembers desired ride height at GPS locations
GPS HomelinkRemembers where you use Homelink and highlights the correct selection

* When introduced by Tesla
Some features listed are part of optional packages. Check with Tesla for the latest features and options.