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2019 Tesla Model S

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4.5 out of 5

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Battery range (EPA estimate)

315 miles

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A luxury all-electric sedan with exciting performance.

Lead a green-conscious lifestyle while enjoying high-speed thrills in the 2019 Tesla Model S all-electric luxury sedan. This five-passenger EV offers three configurations—Standard Range, Long Range, and Performance—to deliver quick acceleration and road trip-worthy range estimates. You'll also gain a roomy interior with the 2019 Model S and the latest technology, including a large 17-inch touchscreen display that anchors the suede-wrapped dash. Plus, there's no shortage of high-tech features, including Tesla Autopilot's suite of cutting-edge driver aids.

All Tesla Model S years

New for 2019

  • The Model S is available in a variety of new trims, including the Base, Long Range, Performance, and Standard Range.
  • Model S trims have been upgraded with Skylight(s) and Seat Massagers as standard equipment this year.
  • Rear Sunshade features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The 75D trim now comes with Rear Seat Heaters as standard equipment.
  • The 100D trim now comes with Rear Seat Heaters as standard equipment.

Explore Tesla Model S details

Standard Range 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather & Suede Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Skylight(s)
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control

Optional Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Automated Parking
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats

Drive type


Engine size




5 reasons to buy the 2019 Tesla Model S

1. Blistering acceleration

2019 Tesla Model S: Badge | CarMax

The basis of the 2019 Tesla Model S is dual electric motors located on the front and rear axles, which provide full-time all-wheel drive for superior control on all trims. The 2019 Model S Standard and Long Range configurations are quick off the line, with a zero to 60 mph time of 3.7 seconds (according to the manufacturer, when new). Shortening that time is the 2019 Tesla Model S Performance, which can cover zero to 60 mph in three quick seconds (according to the manufacturer, when new). If that's not enough sizzle, the Performance offers optional Ludicrous Mode to achieve a zero to 60 mph time of 2.4 seconds (according to the manufacturer, when new).

2. Road trip-worthy range

2019 Tesla Model S: Dashboard | CarMax

If you're looking for an all-electric sedan to take on road trips, the 2019 Tesla Model S goes the distance. The Standard Range Model S can travel an EPA-estimated 285 miles on a full charge, which is excellent for day-to-day driving.

 For more miles per charge, consider the 2019 Tesla Model S Long Range. This trim delivers an EPA-estimated 370-mile range on a full charge.
 When it's time to juice up the battery, the Model S can achieve a 170-mile range in 30 minutes by visiting a Tesla supercharging station.

3. Comfortable interior

2019 Tesla Model S: Centre console | CarMax

The 2019 Tesla Model S features supportive front seats that are well-bolstered and provide 12-way power adjustments to keep you comfortable on long drives. Your passengers will also enjoy ample stretch-out space, with 42.7 inches of front-seat legroom and 35.4 inches in the rear row. Leatherette upholstery and a faux-suede-wrapped dash impart a premium feel. The cabin is also bright and airy, making it feel larger than it is. Heated front and rear seats come standard for chilly mornings, and ventilated seats are optional for warm summer days.

4. Massive storage capacity

2019 Tesla Model S: Front trunk | CarMax

The 2019 Tesla Model S interior offers incredible storage capacity for a luxury sedan. This EV features a sloped roofline and a rear liftgate to reveal a 26 cu-ft trunk. With the second row in place, that's enough room to transport eight carry-on suitcases. Folding the rear row expands the capacity to 58 cu-ft, which can hold oversize items like a bike or a weekend's worth of camping gear. Without a combustion engine, the 2019 Model S includes a unique front trunk with 5.3 cu-ft of volume to carry groceries or small belongings.

5. Cutting-edge tech

2019 Tesla Model S: Touchscreen display | CarMax

Anchoring the dash of the 2019 Tesla Model S is a vast 17-inch touchscreen display with voice recognition, navigation, and an 11-speaker stereo. The tablet-like display houses all the EV's controls, including climate settings, charging, and vehicle notifications. Every 2019 trim also comes equipped with Tesla Autopilot and driver-assistance features, which include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and blind-spot monitoring for extra confidence.

Similar vehicles

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The Hyundai Kona Electric is a punchy all-electric crossover SUV. The 2019-2021 Kona Electric has a 201-hp electric motor with 150kW and a 64kWh battery pack that can travel an EPA-estimated range of 258 miles on a full charge.

 The Kona Electric's interior is versatile, with 60/40-split seatbacks that fold down to create a flat and spacious cargo zone. 

2019-2021 Hyundai Kona Electric SEL models come standard with:

  • 17-inch wheels

  • Heated front seats

  • Seven-inch touchscreen display

Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

4.5 out of 5

2 customer reviews

2019 Tesla Model S trims

2019 Tesla Model S FAQ

More about the 2019 Tesla Model S

Color options

2019 Tesla Model S: Color options | CarMax

Exterior colors:

  • Deep Blue Metallic

  • Midnight Silver Metallic

  • Pearl White Multi-Coat

  • Red Multi-Coat

  • Solid Black

Interior colors:

  • Black

  • Cream

  • White/Black

Interior details

The five-passenger 2019 Tesla Model S interior features generous legroom in the first and second rows (42.7 inches and 35.4 inches, respectively). Leatherette upholstery comes standard in the 2019 model, along with front seats with 12-way power adjustments. The front and rear rows also boast heated seats, and ventilated seats are available. Additionally, the 2019 Model S includes generous cargo space, with 26 cu-ft behind the rear seats or 58 cu-ft when folded. In lieu of an engine, this EV has a front trunk for small storage with 5.3 cu-ft of volume.

Child seat details

The 2019 Tesla Model S can fit two car seats in the rear row with two full sets of LATCH lower anchors and three tether anchors. This includes LATCH car seats, infant car seats, rear-facing convertible car seats, forward-facing convertible car seats, and booster car seats. Note that the LATCH lower anchors and tether anchors in the 2019 Model S are difficult to access, making child seat installation challenging.


The 2019 Tesla Model S configurations include three trims: Standard Range, Long Range, and Performance. All models feature a 100kWh battery and dual-motor all-wheel drive, but the trims differ in range and acceleration times. The 2019 Tesla Model S Standard Range can travel an EPA-estimated 285 miles on a full charge and cover a zero to 60 mph time of 3.7 seconds (according to the manufacturer, when new). For farther distances, the 2019 Tesla Model S Long Range is an excellent choice, with an EPA-estimated 370-mile range on a full charge. The Performance trim—formerly known as the 2019 Tesla Model S P100D—has an EPA-estimated range of 345 miles on a full charge (with 19-inch wheels).

 This model also delivers blistering acceleration, with a zero-to-60 mph time of 2.4 seconds with the optional Ludicrous Mode (according to the manufacturer, when new).

Year comparison

2013-2015 Tesla Model S (first generation)

The Tesla Model S was introduced in 2013 with 60, 85, and P85+ trims. A year later, the lineup added all-wheel-drive versions of the Model S 60, 85, and P85. Starting in 2014, Tesla added an autopilot feature, a lane-centering system, and adaptive cruise control to the Model S. The next year, the 60 and 60D models were replaced with the 75 and 75D, and the P85 was discontinued. The 2015 Tesla Model S saw the addition of the 90, 90D, and P90D at the end of the first generation.

2016-present Tesla Model S (second generation)

The Tesla Model S received a mid-cycle refresh in 2016 with an enhanced autopilot feature and restyling to the sedan's exterior front fascia. The start of the second generation saw the 60 and 60D make a brief comeback, along with the new high-performance P100D. The 100D launched in 2017. In 2018, the Model S came in 75D, 100D, and P100D versions before a new trim structure was introduced in 2019 to include base, Extended Range, Performance, and Performance with Ludicrous Mode trims. The trims were revised again in 2020, offering Model S Long Range Plus and Performance models, followed by the 2021 Model S only being offered as a Long Range trim.

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