Cars: 2012 Tesla Model S
The Model S is essentially the car of the future, a beautifully designed curvy sedan built from the ground up as an electric car. It features connected cabin technology and it can even be updated remotely, adding features so an older car is as good as the newest.
- Overall score: 9.4 (4.5 stars)
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Starting at: $57,400.00
The good: The 2012 Tesla Model S delivers extraordinary range for an electric car, along with excellent power efficiency and tremendous acceleration. A 3G data connection powers Google Maps for navigation and Internet radio. The 17-inch touch screen reacts promptly to input.
The bad: The navigation system lacks a favorite destinations list and the maps only show in one orientation (north up). The only driver assistance feature is a backup camera.
The bottom line: The 2012 Tesla Model S sets a new standard for cars of the 21st century by integrating cabin tech equal to anything from the consumer electronics industry and incorporating a long-range, powerful, and efficient electric drivetrain.
October 31, 2013 3:27 PM PDT
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