2020 Tesla Model S Review
Since 2012, the Model S still surprise us even without making big changes, Tesla is focusing more on improving performance (Range, Acceleration, Top speed), Safety features and Tech specs, and it has succeeded. 2020 Tesla Model S has the quickest acceleration on earth, 2.4 seconds to get 0 to 60 mph!! a range of 373 miles (According to EPA), and 163 miles of top speed. In addition to this, Tesla offers FREE Unlimited supercharging on all Models S orders and other features. this is an article about Tesla Model S Review to see if it worth it.
Tesla Model S Price & Trim Levels:
As usual, 2020 Model S comes with two trim levels; the Long Range plus and Performance the first one costs $79,990, and by adding $20,000 you will get the Performance model at $99,990. It’s expensive but worth it.
The standard equipment of 2020 Tesla Model S are about the same for both model:
- Pearl White Multi-Coat as exterior color
- 19-inch Tempest Wheels
- All black with figured ash wood décor as an interior color
- Autopilot (Limited features).
- Ludicrous Mode (For Performance model only).
We recommend buying the Long Range Plus model because it has almost the same standard and available features of the Performance model. Yes, you will miss a wonderful acceleration but you will get an extra 43 miles of range.
Performance & Range:
2020 Tesla Model S comes with two independent electric motors that control the front and rear wheels. Moreover, a 100kWh lithium-ion batterie is powering the two motors and provides the Long Range trim by 373miles (600 km) of range, 155mph (250 km/h) of top speed, and gets 0 to 60mph in 3.7 seconds (0 to 100km in 3.8 Seconds). The Performance model has 348 miles (593 km) of range, 163 mph (261 km/h) of top speed, and goes 0 to 60mph in 2.4 seconds (0 to 100 km in 2.6 seconds). The all-wheel-drive is standard for both models.
|Range||373 miles – 600km||348 miles – 593km|
|Acceleration (America)||0 to 60mph in 3.7 sec||0 to 60mph in 2.4 sec|
|Acceleration (Europe)||0 to 100km in 3.8 sec||0 to 100km in 2.6 sec|
|Top Speed||155 mph – 250km/h||163mph – 261km/h|
2020 Tesla Model S Charging Review:
As we said above, the 100kWh lithium-ion batterie provides up to 391 miles of range in the Long Range version. You can charge your Model S wherever you want; the overnight at home with the wall connector, on the road at supercharging stations, or in parking. Tesla offers for all Model S orders FREE Unlimited supercharging, it can charge up to 136 miles in 15 minutes, which is very fast!!
Tesla provides +16,000 supercharging stations around the world that can be easily found in Google Maps. Furthermore, there’s a mobile app to monitor, control, and get notifications about the charging status.
The wall connector cost $500 and need installation by a qualified electrician, or you can find here detailed installation videos and guide to do it yourself. The wall connector can be used for Model S, Model X, and Model 3 and here you will find miles of range per hour of charge:
2020 Tesla Model S Exterior Review:
The gimmicky thing in 2020 Tesla Model S is the expansive glass roof that offers a wonderful panorama of sky, it provides more headroom and UV protection too so don’t worry about sun rays.
Since 2012, the basic shape of the Model S has remained the same. The automatic door handles that present automatically upon approach still there also, a carbon fiber spoiler that gives incredible aerodynamics which exists in Performance version only. Moreover, 19-inch tempest wheels that provide the optimal range in all weather conditions, or add $4,500 and get the 21-inch Sonic Carbon Twin Turbine wheels to improve performance and handling with less range. Furthermore, 2020 Model S comes with 5 signature colors, the pearl white color is the standard.
2020 Tesla Model S Interior Review:
2020 Tesla Model S has a vast and comfortable cabin thanks to the absence of the front engine therefore, the first row is extended forward to give more space. As well for the second row, it’s comfortable too and has a large headroom thanks to the glass roof. However, rear passengers cannot stick their feet under the front seat. The non-tall adults may not mind with the 35-inch rear legroom. But tall people should seat in front.
If you are new in the Tesla market, you shouldn’t expect a very high-quality interior for all Tesla products, it’s very simple and has a medium level of features.
The 2020 Model S has 28 cubic-feet of cargo space. When you fold the rear seats you get a total of 58 cubic-feet. There is also a small trunk in the front which has 5.3 cubic-feet of cargo space. Therefore, the Model S is very spacious!! However, The annoying thing is the doors. The ingress and egress are a little difficult.
2020 Tesla Model S offers three premium interior colors decorated with real ash wood (All Black with figured ash wood – Black and white with dark ash wood – Cream with oak ash wood).
Tesla Model S Features Review:
2020 Tesla Model S has about the same standard features on both versions:
- Premium audio system.
- Heated seats for everyone, heated steering wheel, wiper blade defrosters, and washer nozzle heaters.
- HEPA air filtration system to prevent bacteria, viruses, and bad odors from entering inside.
- 1 Year of Premium Connectivity:
- Satellite maps with live traffic visualization
- In-car internet streaming media
- Video streaming
- Internet browser
- Glass roof with UV and infrared protection.
- Wireless phone charging.
- Media over Bluetooth.
- Location-aware automatic garage door opener.
- LED fog lamps.
- Auto-dimming, power-folding, heated side mirrors.
- Custom driver profiles.
- Autopilot (Limited features)*
- Ludicrous Mode (In Performance version only)
- Adaptive cruise control.
(*) The standard autopilot is limited to steer, accelerate, and brake automatically within its lane. Add $7,000 to get the Self-Driving Capability features which offer:
- Automatic driving from highway on-ramp to off-ramp including interchanges and overtaking slower cars.
- Automatic lane changes on the highway.
- When you forgot the placement of your parked car it will come to find you.
According to the EPA, the fuel economy of 2020 Tesla Model S is as following:
|Long Range||Performance (19in wheels)||Performance (21in wheels)|
|City||115 mpg||104 mpg||98 mpg|
|Highway||107 mpg||104 mpg||96 mpg|
|Combined||111 mpg||104 mpg||97 mpg|
|Range||373 miles||348 miles||326 miles|
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has given the 2020 Tesla Model S a 5-star safety rating for all categories. 1 percent of cars tested by the federal government that made this success and the 2020 Model S is one of them. The Vehicle Safety Score report has shown that safety levels in Model S are better than 5-stars (5.4 stars).
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has given this electric car a rating of “Good” in Front crash prevention: vehicle-to-vehicle. However, it gets a “Poor” rating for the headlights test.
2020 Tesla Model S comes with an automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitors, and lane-keep assist as standard safety equipment. The available Self-Driving Capability feature costs $7,000.
Tesla Model S Warranty:
New Vehicle Limited Warranty:
According to Tesla’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty:
- Limited Warranty: 4 years or 50,000 miles (80,000 Km)
- Battery and Drive Unit: 8 years or 150,000 miles (240,000 Km)
Parts, Body, and Paint Repair Limited Warranty:
According to Tesla Parts, Body & Paint Repair Limited Warranty the coverage duration is:
- Parts, Body & Paint Repair Limited Warranty: 12 months.
- Sheet metal: Limited lifetime
- Drive Unit: 4 years or 50,000 miles.
- Vehicle High Voltage Battery: 4 years or 50,000 miles.
- Wall Connectors: 4 years.
- Touchscreen and microcontroller unit: 4 years.