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7-seater obsession


Active Member
Jan 1, 2015
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
So the original Model S had an option for two small rear facing jump seats...

The Model X has a 5, 6 or 7 seat configuration...

The Model Y is announced as having a 7 seat option (although the two rear seats are small..)

Now the 2020 Plaid Model S will have 7 seats...

The Model 3 will be the only one of the four *without* the option. I would have thought Tesla would be trying to differentiate their options a bit more?

Uncle Paul

Well-Known Member
Nov 1, 2013
Canyon Lake,CA
Believe that with the new chassis (plaid) they will have more room for wider seats back there. They may push the rear wheels out to improve handling, while at the same time getting additional 3rd row seating comfort.

This option is a great differentiator between Tesla and competing vehicles.

For many, having those two extra seats back there for occasional use is fantastic.

Model Y will also have this an option, making the less expensive Model 3 the only ones seating 5 (until the New Coupe arrives.


Well-Known Member
May 3, 2015
Snohomish, WA
I think it really comes down to the level of pressure on people with kids to have a sustainable form of transportation.

So Tesla caters to the market quite well.

From 7 seat options to fart mode.

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