If it makes you feel any better, I have the black interior and find that I’m constantly trying to keep it clean. It shows every little scuff mark from my shoes. But even worse, if I’m wearing sunscreen anywhere on my body it rubs onto the seats and the steering wheel and I have to scrub it off with Clorox wipes.
A family member has a white/white SR. It still looks great but he has no kids and wipes down any dirt and scuff marks immediately. The material is fairly easy to keep clean but you do need to be careful with anything that could potentially create a stain that is hard to remove. He does wear jeans though and so far no denim color has rubbed off onto the seats.
im not sure why anyone would expect a white interior anything to "hold up" to 4 legged animals in it, if you dont take any precautions.
+2. Even after a short time of ownership I see the center armrest effected by sweat, scratching, spills, etc... The white "synthetic" material has fantastic wear properties and cleans so easily since it's not leather. Tesla recommends white and I recommend white as it looks very modern and will not fade and crack like true leather.I have a white interior, and the black armrests/handles are actually harder to keep clean. Smudges show more. Like another poster above, sunscreen is a pain on the black material, as could be lotions, grease, etc.
Unfortunately the seatbelt staining is a known issue. I tucked my rear belts behind the folding seats since we rarely have rear passengers.I haven't put pets in my car but I have a 6 year old in booster seat with no protection underneath. Seats look great 6 months in, I wipe them down with baby wipes occasionally. Really the only thing I've noticed that I haven't gotten clean yet is the rear seatbelts have left black marks on the tops of the rear seats. Haven't tried anything besides baby wipes though. Overall I'm very impressed with the white and happy I got it over black.
My car was left out in the sun for 7 weeks at service and now the seatbelts have stained the seat backs as well and it won't come off... I guess when they said 'rigorous standards for durability and stain resistance.' they didn't test with their seat belts, eh? Just opened a service request to fix this. Ugh.Unfortunately the seatbelt staining is a known issue. I tucked my rear belts behind the folding seats since we rarely have rear passengers.