The 2021 Tesla Model S Sedan comes in only 1 body type: Sedan. The Model S Sedan is available in 2 different trim level options: Long Range Plus, and Performance. The Long Range Plus is the base trim level option, while the Performance is the highest, most expensive configuration.

Which Tesla Model S Trim Level Should I Buy?

The base Long Range Plus trim level on the 2021 Tesla Model S gets 402 miles of EV range. Both trim levels come with the same 100-kWh battery pack with AWD. Both the Long Range Plus and Performance trim levels come with standard safety features like front and rear parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring, and forward collision mitigation. Other standard features on the base model include a tinted glass roof, adaptive air suspension, and a 17-inch touchscreen with a navigation system.

The highest trim level available for the 2021 Tesla Model S is the Performance model. The EV range on this trim is reduced to 387 miles but adds more performance from the base model. The Performance trim level has quicker acceleration times, a carbon-fiber spoiler, and extra interior styling.

We recommend the Long Range Plus trim level for the 2021 Tesla Model S. It’s a lot cheaper than the Performance model, but you get more EV range out of the base model. You still get a good mix of luxury, comfort, and safety features in the Long Range Plus.

In this guide, we will breakdown the differences between each Tesla Model S Sedan configuration and help you determine which trim level to purchase.

What's the Difference Between 2021 Tesla Model S Trim Levels?

Below is a table comparing some of the major features for the most popular Tesla Model S Sedan trim levels.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best Tesla Model S trim?

We recommend the Long Range Plus trim level for the 2021 Tesla Model S. It’s a lot cheaper than the Performance model, but you get more EV range out of the base model. You still get a good mix of luxury, comfort, and safety features in the Long Range Plus.

What are the different trim levels for a Tesla Model S?

The Tesla Model S Sedan is available in 2 different trim level options: Long Range Plus, and Performance.

What is the most basic Tesla Model S model?

The Tesla Model S Sedan Type starts at $69,420. The Long Range Plus is the base trim level option, while the Performance is the highest, most expensive configuration.

What are similar models to the Tesla Model S Trim?

Some similar models include the Tesla Model 3, Tesla Model X, and Porsche Taycan.