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Nearly a decade after the Tesla Model S vaulted onto the scene and helped supercharge the EV era, it’s still going strong. The Model S continues to be the gold standard for electric vehicles with its pleasing combination of a beautiful design, phenomenal performance, high-level luxury, and technological sophistication. Do you want the best that the Model S has to offer? See how much a fully loaded new 2022 Tesla Model S costs.

Go fully loaded with a new 2022 Tesla Model S Plaid Trim

Driver's side front angle view of fully loaded new blue  2022 Tesla Model S
2022 Tesla Model S | Tesla

If you want to go fully loaded with a new 2022 Tesla Model S, then you’ll need to buy the Model S Plaid trim. It’s the most expensive Model S trim available, with a starting price of $129,990. 

So what do you get with the Model S Plaid trim? For that extra cost, what does the Model S Plaid offer? You’ll get to enjoy outstanding performance and a top-of-the-line driving experience. All Model S Plaid trims feature a tri-motor all-wheel drive system, which doles out 1,020 hp. With the tri-motor AWD system, the Model S Plaid can go from 0-60 mph in only 1.99 seconds, making it the quickest production vehicle available. The top speed of the Model S Plaid is 200 mph, and it has an estimated driving range of up to 396 miles.

Standard features in the 2022 Model S Plaid

View through the glass roof of a fully loaded new red 2022 Tesla Model S
2022 Tesla Model S glass roof | Tesla

We’ll cover the fully loaded elements of a new 2022 Tesla Model S. First, let’s take a look at the standard features that are included in the starting price for the Model S Plaid. For the exterior, all Model S Plaid trims come standard with 19-inch Tempest wheels. Notable standard comfort and convenience features in the Model S Plaid include heated and ventilated seats, a phone key, a tri-zone climate control system, a tinted glass roof, an air filtration system, an automatic rear liftgate, and power-folding and heated side mirrors.

Standard interior technologies in a new Model S Plaid include a 22-speaker audio system, a gaming computer, a 12.3-inch driver display, a 17-inch center display, and a 12-inch second-row display. Also, the Model S Plaid comes standard with many connectivity features. This includes satellite view maps, live traffic visualization, video streaming, an internet browser, the Tesla mobile app, and “caraoke.”

On the safety front, standard features include automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, Sentry Mode, cabin overheat protection, front and side collision warning, and lane departure warning and correction.

Add options to fully load a new 2022 Tesla Model S


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Now, let’s cover the fully loaded elements of a new 2022 Tesla Model S. To do this, you can add options, which cost extra. First, you’ll need to choose a paint color. Pearl White Multi-Coat is the only no-cost exterior color option for the Model S. The other exterior color options include Solid Black ($1,500), Midnight Silver Metallic ($1,500), Deep Blue Metallic ($1,500), Red Multi-Coat ($2,500). 

Next, you can choose wheels for the Model S. As mentioned earlier, 19-inch Tempest wheels are standard for the Model S Plaid. If you want to upgrade, then you can buy the 21″ Arachnid wheels, which cost $4,500. After you choose the wheels, you can select the interior color option. All Black is the only no-cost interior color option for the Model S. The other interior color options include Cream and Black and White. Both of these interior color options have a price of $2,000.

Finally, the last Model S option is the controversially-named Full Self-Driving (FSD) system, which costs $10,000. Features for FSD include Summon, Autopark, Auto Lane Change, Autopilot, a Full Self-Driving Computer, and Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control

When you buy the Plaid trim and get the most expensive options, a fully loaded 2022 Tesla Model S costs around $149,000. 

Is a fully loaded 2022 Tesla Model S worth the extra cost?

Should you buy a fully loaded new 2022 Tesla Model S? Is it worth the extra cost? The sky-high $149,000 price is not for EV car buyers with budget limitations. However, if you have a considerable amount of disposable income and want a world-class driving experience with a Tesla, then you might want to buy a fully loaded new 2022 Tesla Model S.