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Tesla Model S 2018

The 2018 Tesla Model S range of configurations is currently priced from $78,000. Our most recent review of the 2018 Tesla Model S resulted in a score of 9 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Family reviewer Nedahl Stelio had this to say at the time: Clearly, I dig this car. The speed, the silence, the style, the space, the smart way it operates and updates, plus the no-petrol-electric-car factor win big points from me. It's the kind of car you get when you want to up the luxury and technology stakes to a whole extra level, or just want a five seater that's not an SUV but has better boot space than one. It comfortably fit my family of four and was a pleasure to drive for the entire week.

You can read the full review here.

This is what Nedahl Stelio liked most about this particular version of the Tesla Model S: Speed and silence, Luxury styling, No petrol

The Tesla Model S is also known as the Code name: WhiteStar in markets outside Australia.

Tesla Model S 2018 Price and Specs

The Tesla Model S 2018 is currently available from $78,000 for the Model S 75 up to $210,870 for the Model S P90D.

Pricing guides

$144,435
Based on third party pricing data
Lowest Price
$78,000
Highest Price
$210,870
Tesla Model S Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
100D Hatchback — Electric 1 SP AUTO $104,600 $132,220
75 Hatchback — Electric 1 SP AUTO $78,000 $98,670
75D Hatchback — Electric 1 SP AUTO $84,000 $106,260
90D Hatchback — Electric 1 SP AUTO $118,910 $136,730
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Tesla Model S 2018 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Tesla Model S here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • What electric car should I buy?

    We can understand your feelings about the centrally-mounted screen in the Tesla, though you do get used to it surprisingly quickly.

    As for the other models you’ve mentioned, we’ve had to get the crystal ball out to attempt to answer you!

    The Polestar 2 will be on sale by the end of 2020, if all goes to plan. The company will be pushing hard to make that happen. 

    The VW ID3 is likely not going to be here until 2021, likely the mid or latter part of that year. It certainly has a lot of potential, and with pricing set to start below $50,000, it could well be The People’s (Electric) Car. 

    There are other options coming, though it depends on your diary and your budget.

    You could consider the Tesla Model S, which may have been around for a while, but that also means it has a more traceable reliability history. It has a digital instrument cluster in the regular spot as well.

    Have you looked at the Jaguar i-Pace? It has a claimed range of 470 kilometres, though it is on the pricey side of the equation, starting from about $125,000.

    Indeed, a high price tag is a common theme among those EVs with big battery capacity and expansive driving range, because you’re basically covering the cost of the batteries with your money.

    For instance, there’s the Audi e-tron quattro, which is due here in early 2020. That model will have a range of “more than 400 kilometres”, and - we suspect - a price tag above $120,000. 

    The Mercedes EQC is about to go on sale, too. Range for that mid-size SUV is pegged at about 450 kilometres, but again, you can expect a high price tag.

    If 2021 isn’t too long to wait, there’s the Volvo XC40 Recharge coming then. Based on our previous experience with Volvo XC40s, it’ll be a great small SUV, with predicted range of 400km - though we think that’s understating it, because it has a 78kWh battery pack, and it has AWD too.

    At the more affordable end - though admittedly still not quite meeting your expectations for range - there’s the very impressive Hyundai Kona Electric, which has a WLTP range of 449km, and a price tag of around $65k. It isn’t all-wheel drive though.

    And MG is about to launch a real upstart in the segment, with the ZS EV hitting showrooms soon for $46,990 drive-away, albeit with a range of 262km. It’s also FWD only. 

    The Mini Cooper SE will also arrive in mid-2020, with pricing set to be less than $60k. But again, a range of 270km will likely rule it out for your needs, and its 2WD as well.

    Another new small EV due next year is the Mazda MX-30. Pricing is still to be confirmed, and range isn’t great at about 300km. It’s FWD too. 

    In short, at this point in time - and out towards the end of 2020 - it looks like you’ll either need to spend a big amount of money on a premium EV to get the best range possible, or you’ll have to get used to the Model 3’s screen. You could always get an aftermarket head-up display fitted…

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  • What is the cheapest Tesla?

    In March 2019 Tesla slashed their prices across both the Model S and Model X ranges. The cheapest Tesla is currently the Model S Standard Range with a list price of $115,600. Check out our news story for more info on Tesla's new prices. 

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Tesla Model S 2018 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2018 Tesla Model S are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1984mm x 1445mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Tesla Model S 2018 Dimensions  include 1445mm height, 1964mm width, 4970mm length.
Tesla Model S Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
75 Hatchback 1445x1964x4970 mm 139 mm
75D Hatchback 1445x1964x4970 mm 139 mm
90D Hatchback 1445x1964x4970 mm 139 mm
100D Hatchback 1445x1964x4970 mm 139 mm
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Tesla Model S 2018 Towing capacity

The Tesla Model S has no towing capacity for the 2018 year the model was manufactured.

Tesla Model S Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
75 Hatchback Electric,1 SP AUTO 0kg
75D Hatchback Electric,1 SP AUTO 0kg
90D Hatchback Electric,1 SP AUTO 0kg
100D Hatchback Electric,1 SP AUTO 0kg
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Tesla Model S 2018 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2018 Tesla Model S is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Tesla Model S is available with the following fuel type: Electric.

Tesla Model S Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
100D Hatchback Electric,1 SP AUTO
75 Hatchback Electric,1 SP AUTO
75D Hatchback Electric,1 SP AUTO
90D Hatchback Electric,1 SP AUTO
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Tesla Model S 2018 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2018 Tesla Model S will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Tesla Model S spans from 19x8 inches.

Tesla Model S Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
75 Hatchback 245x45 R19 19x8 inches 245x45 R19 19x8 inches
75D Hatchback 245x45 R19 19x8 inches 245x45 R19 19x8 inches
90D Hatchback 245x45 R19 19x8 inches 245x45 R19 19x8 inches
100D Hatchback 245x45 R19 19x8 inches 245x45 R19 19x8 inches
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