Though it hasn’t yet released the long-awaited Roadster, Tesla’s catalog offers more choices than ever before. The Cybertruck landed late in 2023, and the automaker is increasing production in 2024, though we still won’t see the entry-level RWD model until much later. At the same time, the refreshed Model 3 sedan is on sale, and the Model Y remains a top seller. Tesla’s vehicles come well-equipped out of the box, and at a starting price of $40,630 after fees and destination, the base Model 3 RWD is quite the bargain.

While many of Tesla’s prices seem quite reasonable at first, it’s quite easy to add thousands to the bottom line with the automaker’s advanced semi-autonomous driving features, premium colors, wheel upgrades, and more. That said, larger wheels can reduce range and ride quality, so the cheapest choice is sometimes the best.

Tesla recently rebranded its Full Self-Driving feature, removing the beta title and adding more careful language around the driver’s obligations. It still costs a whopping $12,000, though the less functional Enhanced Autopilot system can be had for half that amount.

This article was originally published in 2021 and has been frequently updated with new information. All listed prices include the mandatory $1,390 ($1,995 for Cybertruck) delivery and a $250 order fee. 

2024 Tesla Model 3 Rear-Wheel Drive: $40,630 

2024 Tesla Model 3 (Highland) - LHD

The updated 2024 Tesla Model 3 is a solid upgrade over the outgoing model. It offers a quieter cabin, slight exterior tweaks, a more refined suspension system, ventilated seats, and more. Along with the upgrades, Tesla removed the turn signal and drive selector stocks, leaving the screen and the steering wheel as the main interior components.

Tesla says the entry-level Model 3 can manage a noteworthy EPA-rated range of 272 miles, thanks to its 60-kilowatt-hour LFP battery pack. Pricing starts at $40,630 with all fees.

  • Range: 272 miles
  • Drivetrain: RWD
  • Charging Speed: 170kW
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 5.8 seconds
  • Federal Tax Credit: Does Not Qualify Now

2024 Tesla Model Y Rear-Wheel Drive: $46,630

Texas-made Tesla Model Y walkaround

The Tesla Model Y RWD is Tesla's pitch to attract EV crossover buyers who want to stick underneath the $50,000 mark. Starting at a respectable $46,630, the two-wheel-drive Model Y is the pragmatic version. It offers 260 miles of range derived from what we assume is a 60-kilowatt-hour LFP battery pack. While the range is reduced, it still offers heated front and rear seats, a HEPA air filter, and a 7-speaker sound system with an amplifier. Performance takes a significant hit as its acceleration to sixty requires 6.6 seconds. 

  • Range: 260 miles
  • Drivetrain: RWD 
  • Charging Speed: 170kW
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 6.6 seconds
  • Federal Tax Credit: $7,500 ($80,000 cap)

2024 Tesla Model 3 Long Range: $49,380

2024 Tesla Model 3 (Highland)

The updated Long Range Model 3 has an EPA-rated range of 341 miles and can accelerate to sixty in 4.2 seconds. Besides the range and power, the Long Range version comes with microsuede door inserts and an upgraded sound system. The new audio system offers 17 speakers with two subwoofers. That said, without qualifying for the tax credit, this Model 3 variant can cost more than the credit-qualifying Tesla Model Y Performance. 

  • Range: 341 miles
  • Drivetrain: AWD
  • Charging Speed: 250kW
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 4.2 seconds
  • Federal Tax Credit: Does Not Qualify

2024 Tesla Model Y Long Range: $51,630

Tesla Model Y charging at a Tesla Supercharging station

At $51,630, the Tesla Model Y Long Range is one of the best values in Tesla's lineup. The Long Range Model Y offers impressive performance, range, and charging capabilities. It has an EPA range rating of 310 miles and features a dual motor setup, yielding a zero-to-sixty time of 4.8 seconds. All Long Range Model Ys also feature a 13-speaker sound system with a subwoofer and two amps. 

  • Range: 310 miles
  • Drivetrain: AWD
  • Charging Speed: 250kW
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 4.8 seconds
  • Federal Tax Credit: $7,500 ($80,000 cap)

2024 Tesla Model Y Performance: $55,130

Tesla Model Y at a Supercharging station

The Model Y Performance is the sportier version of the Long Range Model Y. It has a zero to sixty time of 3.5 seconds, and it can achieve 303 miles on a charge. For the price, its combination of performance and range is unparalleled in the crossover sector. However, fresh-faced entrants like the Kia EV6 GT are beginning to challenge the Model Y Performance's dominion, at least in terms of performance.  

  • Range: 285 miles
  • Drivetrain: AWD
  • Charging Speed: 250kW
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 3.5 seconds
  • Federal Tax Credit: $7,500 ($80,000 cap)

2024 Tesla Model S Long Range: $76,630

2021 Tesla Model S Refresh

After a series of price reductions, the Tesla Model S Long Range is now at a less offensive price point. Offering 402 miles of range per the EPA and a 3.1 second zero to sixty run, the Model S Long Range ticks both the range and performance boxes. Including a 22-speaker audio system pushing 960 watts, ventilated front seats, and a rear center display, the Model S exudes far more luxury than before. Though it's still not in the BMW i7 and Lucid Air's league of grandeur. 

  • Range: 402 miles
  • Drivetrain: AWD
  • Charging Speed: 250kW
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 3.1 seconds
  • Federal Tax Credit: Does Not Qualify

2023 Tesla Model X Long Range: $81,630

2021 Tesla Model X

In 2016, the base Tesla Model X 60D started at $75,200 and offered 200 miles of range. Today, the least expensive Model X starts at $81,630 ($74,130 with credit) and can travel 335 miles on a charge. It also offers 670 horsepower and a host of amenities featured in its Model S sibling. But most importantly, the entry-level Model X qualifies for the $7,500 tax credit so long as buyers don't opt for any extras such as different colors or seating layouts. 

  • Range: 348 miles
  • Drivetrain: AWD
  • Charging Speed: 250kW
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 3.8 seconds
  • Federal Tax Credit: $7,500 ($80,000 MSRP cap)

2024 Tesla Cybertruck All-Wheel Drive: $82,235

Tesla Cybertruck Review

The least expensive presently available Cybertruck variant is the All-Wheel Drive, starting at $82,235. It comes with steer-by-wire technology, air suspension, Wade Mode (can travel through 31 inches of water), and a rugged stainless steel body. It's currently the longest-range Cybertruck version, offering an EPA-rated range of 340 miles.

As for power, its electric motors make 600 horsepower, delivering a zero-to-sixty time of 4.1 seconds and 11,000 pounds of towing capacity. The Foundation Series version is also available with a $20,000 upcharge.

  • Range: 340 miles
  • Drivetrain: AWD
  • Charging Speed: 250kW
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 4.1 seconds
  • Federal Tax Credit: Does Not Qualify Now

2023 Tesla Model S Plaid: $91,630

2021 Tesla Model S Plaid

The Model S may be getting long in the tooth, but it remains premium and exceptionally quick. 

At launch, the Model S Plaid cost $141,190. Today, it's $89,990. With 1,020 horsepower, a realistic zero-to 60 mph time of 2.3 seconds, and 396 miles of range, the Model S Plaid is one of the wildest price-for-performance deals in the industry. With plenty of range and a hypercar defeating 0-60 time, the Model S Plaid truly created new performance standards in the automotive space.

  • Range: 396 miles
  • Drivetrain: AWD
  • Charging Speed: 250kW
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 1.99 seconds (factoring in the one-foot rollout)
  • Federal Tax Credit: Does Not Qualify

2023 Tesla Model X Plaid: $96,630

2021 Tesla Model X

Starting at just under $100,000, the Model X Plaid shares its underpinnings with the Model S Plaid. Offering six seats, Falcon-wing doors, and a 1,020 horsepower powertrain is not alike any other crossover. While its performance attributes are mainly related to its powertrain, it is fundamentally a practical family crossover—just with a nearly endless supply of power. 

  • Range: 333 miles
  • Drivetrain: AWD
  • Charging Speed: 250kW
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 2.5 seconds
  • Federal Tax Credit: Does Not Qualify

2024 Tesla Cybertruck Cyberbeast: $102,235

Cybertruck-33

Tesla's priciest entrant is the 2024 Cybertruck Cyberbeast, starting at $103,235. Starting at more than a fully-equipped Rivian R1T or Ford F-150 Lightning, the Cyberbeast comes with a steep tag.

That said, the top-end Cybertruck has an EPA-rated range of 320 miles and can sprint to sixty in 2.6 seconds. Thanks to its 845 horsepower electric motor trio, it can tow up to 11,000 pounds. Early adopters can secure the Foundation Series, which goes for $123,235. 

  • Range: 320 miles
  • Drivetrain: AWD
  • Charging Speed: 250kW
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 2.6 seconds
  • Federal Tax Credit: Does Not Qualify Now

Future Vehicles:

2024 Tesla Model 3 Performance: $52,630

Tesla Model 3 Performance, source: Desmond Wisley (@dessiewisley / X)

The refreshed Tesla Model 3 Performance isn't out yet, though we anticipate it's going to offer some notable changes. Most of these are in the visual domain with new wheels, bumpers, and sportier seats. Powertrain-wise, we expect the new Model 3 Performance to feature the same powertrain as the outgoing version. This means it can travel 315 miles on a single charge and zero-to-sixty will take just over three seconds. 

  • Range: ~315 miles
  • Drivetrain: AWD
  • Charging Speed: 250kW
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 3.1 seconds
  • Federal Tax Credit: $7,500 ($55,000 cap)

2025 Tesla Cybertruck Rear-Wheel-Drive: $63,235

Tesla Cybertruck

While the entry-level Tesla Cybertruck was supposed to be priced at $40,000 plus fees, it will now cost $63,235. Like the higher-trim level variants, the base Cybertruck will offer air suspension, steer-by-wire functionality, ventilated seats, and a power front trunk. On the powertrain side, the RWD Cybertruck will come with a single motor setup and offer around 250 miles of range.

  • Range: 250 miles
  • Drivetrain: RWD
  • Charging Speed: 250kW
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 6.5 seconds
  • Federal Tax Credit: $7,500 ($80,000 cap)

2026 Tesla Roadster: Pricing Removed, Remains Unclear

Tesla Roadster at the Petersen Automotive Museum (photo: Petersen Automotive Museum/FB)

Talks of an updated Roadster began circulating as early as 2011. With more delays than a budget airline flight, the refreshed Tesla Roadster is beyond its due date. CEO Elon Musk has recently alluded to progress on the sports car, however. 

But the Roadster should be worth the wait because it should provide disturbingly impressive performance numbers: 620 miles of range and a 1.9 second 0-60 run in the base model. Musk said more powerful SpaceX Edition is also underway, and since it’s equipped with cold air thrusters, expect a zero to sixty time of around 1.1 seconds. 

  • Range: 620 miles
  • Drivetrain: AWD
  • Charging Speed: 250kW
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in <1.9 seconds

2026 Tesla hatchback: ~$25,000

Tesla Model 2, the render of Motor1.com

Last but certainly not least is the heavily-rumored Tesla hatchback. Recently, Reuters reported that this car is now dead. However, Elon Musk denied this, so we're still including it here.

While there’s very little known about it, it’s rumored to take the form of a compact hatchback, likely with four doors. It might built in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon and target a $25,000 tag. Since it’s a Tesla, expect a rear motor setup and enough horsepower to get it to sixty in around six seconds or so.

  • Range: 250+ miles
  • Drivetrain: RWD
  • Charging Speed: 170 to 250kW
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in <6.0 seconds

FAQs

What is the longest-range Tesla currently available?

The Tesla Model S Long Range can travel 402 miles on a charge, giving it the longest range in the automaker’s catalog.

What is the least expensive Tesla I can buy now?

The Tesla Model 3 Rear-Wheel Drive is the cheapest Tesla model available now, even without qualifying for federal tax credits.

What is the fastest Tesla available now?

The Model S Plaid’s 1.99-second 0-60 mph time (subtracting one-foot rollout) and 200+ mph top speed make it the quickest and fastest model in Tesla’s current catalog.

What is the cheapest Tesla crossover?

The Model Y RWD is the least expensive crossover in Tesla’s lineup, with a starting price of $46,630 after fees.

How Much Does FSD Cost?

Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Capability costs $12,000, and Enhanced Autopilot is $6,000.

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