The 2018 Tesla Model S still delivers unequaled battery-electric performance, though its style and safety are beginning to show their age.

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We rate this year’s Tesla Model S at 7.8 points out of 10, giving it high marks for design, performance, safety, and energy efficiency, but fewer points this year for comfort and features than it received in years past. (Read more about how we rate cars.)

Shoppers should know that Tesla’s model years simply correspond to production dates on the calendar, and it rolls out updates whenever they’re ready. That means model years mean relatively little: a 2017 Model S built in December is all but identical to a 2018 built in January, while a 2018 built this coming November or December may have numerous changes versus the January car.    The 2018 Tesla Model S