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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 2012 Tesla Model S specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 2012 Tesla Model S warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

2012 Tesla Model S Signature Performance 4dr Sedan2012 Tesla Model S Base 4dr Sedan2012 Tesla Model S Performance 4dr Sedan
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  • Overview
    MSRP *$105,400$57,400$92,400
    Invoice *N/AN/AN/A
    Engine416 HP 443 ft.lbs. @ rpm362 HP 325 ft.lbs. @ rpm416 HP 443 ft.lbs. @ rpm
    Transmission1-spd auto1-spd auto1-spd auto
    Fuel Economy City88.0 mpge88.0 mpge88.0 mpge
    Fuel Economy Hwy90.0 mpge90.0 mpge90.0 mpge
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles48/50,00048/50,00048/50,000
  • Powertrain
    Engine416 HP 443 ft.lbs. @ rpm362 HP 325 ft.lbs. @ rpm416 HP 443 ft.lbs. @ rpm
    Transmission1-spd auto1-spd auto1-spd auto
    Axle Ratio9.739.739.73
    Recommended Fuel Typeelectricelectricelectric
    Drive Typerear-wheelrear-wheelrear-wheel
    Traction ControlABS & drivelineABS & drivelineABS & driveline
  • Steering and Suspension
    Electronic Stabilityelectronic stabilityelectronic stabilityelectronic stability
    Ride Controlautomatic w/driver controlAvailable:automatic w/driver controlautomatic w/driver control
    Adaptive Suspensionadaptive suspensionAvailable:adaptive suspensionadaptive suspension
    Auto-Levelling Suspension4-cornerAvailable:4-corner4-corner
    Front Suspensiondouble wishbonedouble wishbonedouble wishbone
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Front SpringsairStandard:coilAvailable:airair
    Front Shocksgas-pressurizedgas-pressurizedgas-pressurized
    Rear Suspensionindependent multi-linkindependent multi-linkindependent multi-link
    Rear Anti-Roll Barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll bar
    Rear SpringsairStandard:coilAvailable:airair
    Rear Shocksgas-pressurizedgas-pressurizedgas-pressurized
    Steeringrack & pinionrack & pinionrack & pinion
    Brakes4-wheel disc4-wheel disc4-wheel disc
    Vented Disc Brakesfront and rearfront and rearfront and rear
    WheelsStandard:21.0 " gray aluminumAvailable:21.0 " silver aluminum19.0 " silver w/painted accents aluminumStandard:19.0 " silver aluminumAvailable:21.0 " silver aluminum21.0 " gray aluminumStandard:21.0 " gray aluminumAvailable:21.0 " silver aluminum19.0 " silver w/painted accents aluminum
    Front TiresStandard:P245/35YR21.0BSW performanceAvailable:P245/45YR19.0BSW ASStandard:P245/45YR19.0BSW ASAvailable:P245/35YR21.0BSW performanceStandard:P245/35YR21.0BSW performanceAvailable:P245/45YR19.0BSW AS
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating CapacityStandard:5Available:7Standard:5Available:7Standard:5Available:7
    Front Seat Typebucketbucketbucket
    Heated Front Seatsdriver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatbackAvailable:driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatbackdriver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
    Front Headrestsfixedfixedfixed
    Front Armrestscentercentercenter
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls(8-way power)(8-way power)(8-way power)
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls(8-way power)(8-way power)(8-way power)
    Rear Seats60-40 bench60-40 bench60-40 bench
    Rear Headrestsfixedfixedfixed
    Third Row SeatsAvailable:jumpAvailable:jumpAvailable:jump
    Seat TrimAlcantara simulated suede/leatherStandard:cloth/leatheretteAvailable:leatherAlcantara simulated suede/leather
    Door TrimleatherN/Aleather
    Headlinerfull clothfull clothfull cloth
    Floor Trimcarpetcarpetcarpet
    Floor Matscarpet frontcarpet frontcarpet front
    Dashboard Insertcarbon fibre/metal-lookStandard:metal-look/piano blackAvailable:genuine wood/metal-lookcarbon fibre/metal-look
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    SunroofAvailable:express open/closeAvailable:express open/closeAvailable:express open/close
    Vanity Mirrorsdual illuminateddual illuminateddual illuminated
    Rearview Mirrorday-nightday-nightday-night
    Glove Boxglove boxglove boxglove box
    Dome Lightfadefadefade
    Reading Lightsfront & rearfront & rearfront & rear
    Floor Consolefullfullfull
    Cup Holderfrontfrontfront
    Instrument Panel Storagebinbinbin
    Cargo Concealed Storagecargo concealed storagecargo concealed storagecargo concealed storage
    Cargo Floor Trimcarpetedcarpetedcarpeted
    Trunk Lid Trimcarpetcarpetcarpet
    Cargo CoverrigidAvailable:rigidAvailable:rigid
    Cargo Netcargo netcargo netcargo net
    Cargo Tie Downscargo tie downscargo tie downscargo tie downs
    Front Air Conditioningdual zone frontdual zone frontdual zone front
    Climate Controlautomatic air conditioningautomatic air conditioningautomatic air conditioning
    Rear Air Conditioningrear air with separate controlsrear air with separate controlsrear air with separate controls
    Air Filterair filterair filterair filter
    RadioAM/FM/HD, seek-scanStandard:AM/FM/HD, seek-scanAvailable:AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scanStandard:AM/FM/HD, seek-scanAvailable:AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan
    Radio Steering Wheel Controlsradio steering wheel controlsradio steering wheel controlsradio steering wheel controls
    MP3 PlayerMP3 decoderMP3 decoderMP3 decoder
    Amplifier580W premiumStandard:200W amplifierAvailable:580W premiumStandard:200W amplifierAvailable:580W premium
    Antennawindow gridwindow gridwindow grid
    Cruise Controlwith steering wheel controlswith steering wheel controlswith steering wheel controls
    Door Lockspower with 2 stage unlockpower with 2 stage unlockpower with 2 stage unlock
    Remote Keyless Entrykeyfob (all doors)keyfob (all doors)keyfob (all doors)
    Trunk/Hatch/Door Releasepowerpowerpower
    Rear Child Safety Door Locksrear child safety door locksrear child safety door locksrear child safety door locks
    Power Outlets111
    Driver Foot Restdriver foot restdriver foot restdriver foot rest
    Garage Door OpenerHomeLink Wireless Control SystemAvailable:HomeLink Wireless Control SystemAvailable:HomeLink Wireless Control System
    Internet Accessinternet accessinternet accessinternet access
    Instrument Displayanaloganaloganalog
    Exterior Temperatureexterior temperatureexterior temperatureexterior temperature
    Systems Monitorsystems monitorsystems monitorsystems monitor
    Trip Computertrip computertrip computertrip computer
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Park Distance Controlrear camera onlyrear camera onlyrear camera only
    Navigation Systemintegrated navigation systemAvailable:integrated navigation systemAvailable:integrated navigation system
    Steering Wheelpower telescopic tiltpower telescopic tiltpower telescopic tilt
    Steering Wheel MaterialleatherN/Aleather
    Front Windowspowerpowerpower
    Rear Windowspowerpowerpower
    1-Touch Openfront and rearfront and rearfront and rear
    Tinted Windowslightlightlight
    Front Windshield Wipersvariable intermittentvariable intermittentvariable intermittent
    Rain Detecting Wipersrain detecting wipersrain detecting wipersrain detecting wipers
    Speed Sensitve Wipersspeed sensitive wipersspeed sensitive wipersspeed sensitive wipers
    Rear Defrosterrear defrosterrear defrosterrear defroster
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    Daytime Running Lightsdaytime running lightsdaytime running lightsdaytime running lights
    Center High Mounted Stop Lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop light
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver and passengerdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
    Driver Side Impact Airbagsseat mountedseat mountedseat mounted
    Passenger Side Impact Airbagseat mountedseat mountedseat mounted
    Overhead Airbagcurtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbagscurtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbagscurtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags
    Occupancy Sensoroccupancy sensoroccupancy sensoroccupancy sensor
    Knee Airbagdriver and passengerdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
    Side Impact Barsside impact beamsside impact beamsside impact beams
    Seatbelt Pretensionersfrontfrontfront
    Ignition Disableimmobilizerimmobilizerimmobilizer
    Security Systemsecurity systemsecurity systemsecurity system
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count4 doors4 doors4 doors
    Maximum Cargo Volume63.4 cu.ft.63.4 cu.ft.63.4 cu.ft.
    Exterior Length195.9 "195.9 "195.9 "
    Exterior Width77.3 "77.3 "77.3 "
    Exterior Height56.5 "56.5 "56.5 "
    Wheelbase118 "117 "118 "
    Front Tread65 "65 "65 "
    Rear Tread67 "67 "67 "
    Turning Radius18.5 '18.5 '18.5 '
    Gross Vehicle Weight Rating5,664 lbs.5,664 lbs.5,664 lbs.
    Curb Weight4,647 lbs.4,647 lbs.4,647 lbs.
    Front Gross Axle Weight Rating2,778 lbs.2,778 lbs.2,778 lbs.
    Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating3,131 lbs.3,131 lbs.3,131 lbs.
    Drag Coefficient.24Standard:.27Available:.24.24
    Front Legroom42.7 "42.7 "42.7 "
    Rear Legroom35.4 "35.4 "35.4 "
    Front Headroom38.8 "38.8 "38.8 "
    Rear Headroom35.3 "35.3 "35.3 "
    Front Hiproom55.0 "55.0 "55.0 "
    Rear Hiproom54.7 "54.7 "54.7 "
    Front Shoulder Room57.7 "57.7 "57.7 "
    Rear Shoulder Room55.0 "55.0 "55.0 "
    Passenger Volume94 cu.ft.94 cu.ft.94 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume31.6 cu.ft.31.6 cu.ft.31.6 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume w/Seats Folded58.1 cu.ft.58.1 cu.ft.58.1 cu.ft.
  • Exterior Features
    Rear Spoilerlipliplip
    Bodyside Insertchromechromechrome
    Grille Moldingsblack w/chrome surroundblack w/chrome surroundblack w/chrome surround
    Paintclearcoat monotoneStandard:clearcoat monotoneAvailable:metallic monotonepearlcoat monotoneStandard:clearcoat monotoneAvailable:metallic monotonepearlcoat monotone
    Exterior Mirrorsdual power remote heateddual power remote heateddual power remote heated
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles48/50,00048/50,00048/50,000
    Major Components Months/Miles96/unlimited96/unlimited96/unlimited
    Roadside Assistance Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
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Safety Rating

Below is the 2012 Tesla Model S safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.
StyleFrontal Rating
Side Rating
  Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Specs section.

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