When we compare the Tesla Model S's and the Lucid Air's specifications and ratings, the Tesla Model S has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, resale value and base engine power. The Lucid Air has the advantage in the area of interior volume. Based on this comparison of the Tesla Model S's and the Lucid Air's specifications and ratings, the Tesla Model S is a better car than the Lucid Air.
Tesla Model S vs. Lucid Air Pricing
A used 2023 Tesla Model S ranges from $68,717 to $104,840 while a used 2023 Lucid Air is priced between $80,265 to $119,438.
Tesla Model S vs. Lucid Air Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Tesla Model S loses 52.3 percent of its value and the Lucid Air loses 65.7 percent of its value. This means the Tesla Model S retains 13.4 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Lucid Air.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Tesla Model S’s base engine makes 670 horsepower, and the Lucid Air base engine makes 480 horsepower.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Lucid Air, a electric midsize car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front leg room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Tesla Model S, a electric large car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room and rear shoulder room.