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Tesla Model S vs. Nissan GT-R

In comparing the Tesla Model S to the Nissan GT-R, the Tesla Model S has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Tesla Model S versus the Nissan GT-R, the Tesla Model S is a better car than the Nissan GT-R.

Tesla Model S versus Nissan GT-R Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Tesla Model S ranges from $76,998 to $105,108 while a used Nissan GT-R from the same model year range is priced between $107,622 to $139,889.

Tesla Model S versus Nissan GT-R Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Tesla Model S is 8.8 out of 10 while the Nissan GT-R's quality rating is 7.8 out of 10. This results in the Tesla Model S being ranked 1 out of 25 Best Electric Cars and the Nissan GT-R being ranked 11 out of 40 Best Luxury Sports Cars.

Tesla Model S versus Nissan GT-R Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency

For engine performance, the Tesla Model S’s base engine makes 670 horsepower, and the Nissan GT-R base engine makes 565 horsepower. The Model S is rated to deliver an average of 124 miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe), with a highway range of 405 miles. The GT-R is rated to deliver an average of 18 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 429 miles. The Model S uses electricity, and the GT-R uses premium unleaded.

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2022 Tesla Model S

2021 Nissan GT-R

Pricing

New Asking Price:

-

Used Asking Price:

$76,998 - $105,108

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

52.3%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$111,739 - $146,969

Used Asking Price:

$107,622 - $139,889

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

32%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.8 / 10

Reliability:

9.4 / 10

Retained Value:

8.3 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.8 / 10

Reliability:

7.5 / 10

Retained Value:

8.1 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 25
1 / 25
1 / 11
1 / 11

iSeeCars Rankings

11 / 40
16 / 40

Summary Review

Tesla’s Model S was the vehicle that proved beyond a doubt electric cars don’t need to be boring econoboxes with a short range. This is the industry’s most prolific large electric sedan, and is considered the flagship in the Tesla line.

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Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

  • Unbeatable performance in top trims
  • Roomy, large sedan size
  • Appealing style, inside and out

  • No Android Auto or Apple CarPlay
  • No spare tire on any trim
  • Few luxury features

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Coupe

Available Drivetrain Options

Electric

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Plaid, Base

Trim Levels

NISMO, Premium

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

8 years

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

670 hp

Torque:

Not yet available

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.147 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

565 hp @ 6800 rpm

Torque:

467 foot-lbs @ 3300 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.144 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

Not Applicable

Engine Configuration:

Not Applicable

Number of Cylinders:

Not Applicable

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

Not applicable

MPGe:

124 / 115 / 120

Range (city/hwy):

405 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Electricity

Battery Size/Capacity :

100 kWh

Maximum Charging Rate:

15 hours (240V)

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3.8 liters

Engine Configuration:

V

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

16 / 22 / 18

MPGe:

Not applicable

Range (city/hwy):

312 / 429 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Battery Size/Capacity:

Not applicable

Maximum Charging Rate:

Not applicable

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

N/A

Android Auto:

N/A

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Standard

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

Standard

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

N/A

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

N/A

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

N/A

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

N/A

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

N/A

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

N/A

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

N/A

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.7 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

58.4 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.1 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.5 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

55.1 inches

Cargo Space:

28.2 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

120.3 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

44.6 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

54.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

33.5 inches

Rear Leg Room:

26.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

50 inches

Cargo Space:

8.8 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

79.0 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4561 lbs

Width:

86.2 inches

Height:

56.3 inches

Length:

197.7 inches

Wheelbase:

116.5 inches

Ground Clearance:

4.6 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3935 lbs

Width:

74.6 inches

Height:

53.9 inches

Length:

185.4 inches

Wheelbase:

109.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

Not yet available

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

19.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum

Tire Size:

255/45R19

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

20.0 x 9.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

255/40ZR20