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2021 Tesla Model S Overview

John Diether
Automotive Editor - February 25, 2021

What's New

The 2021 Tesla Model S lineups gain two high-performance models, Plaid and Plaid Plus. Both feature a tri-motor powerplant producing over 1,000 horsepower.

All versions carry an updated interior with a horizontal touchscreen, a rear gaming computer, and an aircraft-style steering wheel.

Choosing Your Tesla Model S

The 2021 Model S now comes in three trims: Long Range, Plaid, and Plaid Plus. Pricing starts at $81,190 including destination and tops out at $141,190 for the Plaid Plus.

The federal tax credit on the Model S has expired. A $1,500 Clean Fuel Reward is available in California.

Engine Choices

The Long Range model features two electric motors, while the new Plaid and Plaid Plus get three.

Engine TypeTrimHorsepowerTorqueRange
Dual MotorLong Range778 hp841 lb-ft412 miles
Tri-MotorPlaid1,002 hpNot Yet Rated390 miles
Tri-MotorPlaid Plus1,100 hpTorque520 miles

According to Tesla, the Long Range scoots from 0 to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds. The Plaid does the sprint in 2 seconds flat, and the Plaid Plus needs less than 2 seconds. Make no mistake, this is unchartered performance territory for a production car.

All models come with all-wheel drive and a single-speed transmission.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Model S is a full-size luxury sedan with room for five to travel in comfort.

The hatchback design permits 26.3 cubic feet of cargo space, or 60 cubic feet with the rear seat folded. Capacity is similar to a small crossover.

There's also a front trunk that offers an additional 5.3 cubic feet of storage.

Safety Features

Every 2021 Model S comes with a complete set of driver assistance features, including adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, lane keeping assist, front and rear parking sensors, and front collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking.

What Tesla calls Full Self-Driving Capability is available on all trims for $10,000. The system allows the car to travel a predetermined route without driver inputs, although driver supervision is still required.

Connectivity

The freshened interior features a 17-inch horizontal touchscreen, 22 speakers, four USB ports, a rear video game system, front and rear wireless device charging, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The front touchscreen is compatible with streaming video services.

Long Range — From $81,190

The Model S Long Range starts out with a black synthetic leather interior with black trim. Buyers can upgrade to white or cream upholstery with walnut trim for $2,000. Standard amenities include ventilated and heated 12-way power front seats, driver memory settings, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel, tri-zone climate control, ambient interior lighting, and a tinted glass roof.

Other features include auto-dimming and power-folding side mirrors, a universal home remote, phone key access, a heated windshield, and a power liftgate. The standard wheels measure 19 inches, and 21-inch wheels are available for $4,500.

Plaid — From $121,190

The Plaid carries the tri-motor setup and torque vectoring for enhanced handling. For visual differentiation, there's carbon fiber interior trim and a carbon fiber rear spoiler. Other equipment and options are shared with the Long Range.

Plaid Plus — From $141,190

The Plaid Plus wrings more power and range out of the three motors. The result is the fastest production car in history.

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CarsDirect Tip

The 2021 Tesla Model S is astonishingly fast and accommodating no matter how it's equipped. For you're interested in making a statement, the new Plaid models demonstrate what was heretofore impossible with electric power.

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