2015 Tesla Motors Model S Values
Select a 2015 Tesla Motors Model S trim level
2015 model year changes
Since its introduction in mid-2012 as a 2013 model, the Tesla Model S has forced the industry to rethink the luxury car segment. Rather than adhering to traditional model years, Tesla makes running changes as needed throughout the calendar year. 2015 sees the introduction of a new trim level as well as the welcome addition of an all-wheel drive system. Rather than employing a traditional all-wheel drive system, the Tesla Model S D simply adds another motor to the drivetrain, this time powering the front axle (hence the D for "Dual motor.") Adding all-wheel drive in such a manner has other consequences however. With an extra motor comes extra power, and the performance version of the Model S now features close to 700 hp in addition to four driven wheels.
All-electric drivetrain; luxurious interior with plenty of space, great performance, good looks; competitive pricing
Special features for 2015
The problem with electric vehicles has always been range. Tesla has dealt with this by employing bigger and better batteries in the Model S than have previously been seen in electric vehicles. Even with the smallest batteries in its most basic trim, Tesla still claims a 200-plus mile range for the Model S, easily besting the range of any of its potential competitors. Beyond the drivetrain though, the Model S is a competent luxury car with impressive performance. There is plenty of room both inside the passenger cabin and in the trunk, making the Model S both spacious and practical. The car can even be fitted with a pair of rear facing jump seats, which pushes the seating total up to seven. Model S ownership starts at under $70,000, making it comparable to many European large luxury sedans, and while the Model S matches most of these sedans in terms of luxury and performance, it offers other benefits unmatched in any category.