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What options does a MS have?


Dec 27, 2018
If I wanted to buy a MS from a dealer or PP, how can I tell what options it has?

I like the ev-cpo site as you can see all the options, but since Tesla has done away with the 4 yr warranty...it makes sense to shop around. So how do I tell if it has all the options I want online (without seeing it in person)?
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Big Earl

Jul 12, 2017
Springfield, VA
This should help: Model S - Options by Year - Tesla Motors Club Wiki

Determining what a vehicle has from typical car dealer pictures is a challenge. You'll probably have to have a phone call with the salesperson to figure out exactly what it does and doesn't have. Most of the information you're looking for should be in the touch screen controls - cold weather package, air suspension, autopilot, etc.
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Dec 27, 2018
What particular options do you want?

300+ mile range
MCU 2 (Don't mind paying the upgrade of MCU if the price is right)
FSD (hoping HW 3)
Sentry/Dog mode
UHFi would be nice, but not a must

Don't care about color or wheels, it's used...looking for best deal.


Apr 8, 2019
Northeast USA
300+ mile range
MCU 2 (Don't mind paying the upgrade of MCU if the price is right)
FSD (hoping HW 3)
Sentry/Dog mode
UHFi would be nice, but not a must

Don't care about color or wheels, it's used...looking for best deal.

Okay so right off the bat you are looking minimally for a 100D due to the range (pre-2019 EPA 335 new, mid-2019 350-370ish and new (2020/2021) around 400).

That being said, anything built after March 2018 will have MCU2 and minimally the AP2.5 computer.

Anything built on the Raven platform (July 2019 and later) will have UHFS, and subzero as standard equipment in addition to basic autopilot. Prior to that you will need to look at the additional info screen on the MCU as well as the on-screen options. The 'Additional Info' screen on the MCU can be used to determine specific options (e.g. UFHS, FSD, etc...) so if the dealer can get a picture of that it would be helpful.

The following screens can be helpful in determining what equipment the car in the absence of the additional info screen:
Main display radio toolbar: Caraoke option present = MCU2
Climate Controls: can determine whether car has subzero/heated steering wheel by on-screen options
Autopilot screen: can determine if car has FSD (at least when it was listed for sale)
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Jul 2, 2020
Here is a list I posted earlier:
  • Model S Long Range Plus
  • Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive
  • Adaptive Air Suspension
  • Premium Interior
  • Cold Weather Features:
    • Heated Seats (Front and Back)
    • Heated Steering Wheel
    • Wiper Blade Defrosters
    • Washer Nozzle Heaters
  • HEPA Air Filtration System with Bioweapon Defense Mode
  • Premium Connectivity (1 year free)
    • Satellite maps with live traffic visualization
    • In-car internet streaming music and media
    • Video streaming
    • Caraoke
    • Internet browser
  • Music and media over Bluetooth
  • Location-aware automatic Homelink garage door opener
  • LED fog lamps
  • Auto dimming, power folding, heated side mirrors
  • Premium Audio System - [FM-HD, Internet Streaming, 2 Front USB Ports for media / charging, 2 Rear USB ports for charging, Sirius XM Satellite Capable, 5 Discrete Channels, 11 Midrange(3”) Mid-Woofer(6”) and Tweeters(1”), 8” Subwoofer, Door/Hatch Chime, Neodymium Speaker Magnets, 560 W Total Power with Dolby Pro Logic]
    • Locations
    • Front Dash 2 – 1” tweeters
    • 3 – 3” mid-range
    • Front Doors 2 – 8” mid-woofer
    • 2nd Row Doors 2 – 6” mid-woofer
    • Rear Hatch 2 – 3” mid-range
    • 1 – 8” Subwoofer
  • Tinted glass roof with ultraviolet and infrared protection
  • Custom driver profiles
  • Wireless Fast QI-Enabled smartphone charging in center console
  • Autopilot -Enables your car to steer, accelerate and brake automatically for other vehicles and pedestrians within its lane.
  • Premium Upgrades Package
  • Pay-as-you-go Supercharging
  • Not Advertised:
  • 8 Cameras and Radar
  • WiFi Connection for Status, Monitoring, Upgrading and Control of Car through Mobile Application
  • Cellular connection through Tesla Telematics for system upgrades, navigation, and autopilot
  • Integration with Calendars on Cell phones
  • FM and HD Radio
  • Sirius XM Satellite Radio Capable
  • 12V Power Outlet in Front Console
  • Two Data Enabled USB Ports in Front Console (One is used for wireless Phone Charger in Console)
  • Two USB Charging Ports in Rear
  • Dual Front lighted Vanity mirrors on Sun Visors
  • Front and Rear Cupholders
  • Phone Functions over Bluetooth
  • Navigation
  • Dashcam
  • Sentry Video Security Protection
  • Security Alarm with Motion Detection
  • Dual Zone Auto Climate Control
  • Smart Cabin Preconditioning
  • Cabin Overheat Protection Climate Control
  • Dog Mode Climate Control
  • Camp Mode Climate Control
  • Keep Climate On Mode
  • Auto High Beam Headlights
  • Auto Lights
  • Auto Wipers
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Interior, Ambient Door and Foot well lights, Front Puddle lights, and red warning lights on doors
  • Headlights after Exit
  • Cornering lights
  • Tilt-Telescope, Heated Steering Wheel with Memory
  • Easy Entry/Exit (moves steering wheel and driver’s seat out of the way)
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Auto Unlock and Lock
  • Auto Present Door handles
  • Drive Away Locking
  • Walk Away Locking
  • Unlock on Park
  • Child Protection features for Windows and Locks
  • Emergency Front and Rear Trunk Release
  • Auto Open and Close Windows
  • Auto Open and Close Trunk
  • Saved Multiple Driver Profiles
  • 8 Way Power Seats with 4 Way Lumbar Control with Memory
  • Split Folding Rear Seats
  • Sliding Rear Cargo Cover
  • ISOFIX (LATCH) Child Seat Anchors
  • 8 Airbags and Side Curtains
  • Power Auto-Folding Auto-Tilt Exterior Mirrors with Defrost, Memory, with auto location memory
  • Adjustable Steering Effort
  • Adjustable air-suspension with ride height, adjustable height functions, including auto location memory
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Wheel Pressure Monitoring and Display System
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Disc Wiping in cold and wet weather
  • Hydraulic Fade Compensation
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Auto Electronic Parking Brake
  • Park Assist
  • Summon feature
  • Lane Departure Warning and Assist
  • Blind Spot Warning
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Auto Hold when stopped
  • Voice Commands
  • PIN to Drive Feature
  • Front and Rear Ultrasonic Sensors
  • Toybox of Apps
  • Mobile Charging Connector and cable with 120V adapter/plug and J1772 adapter
  • Front Tow Hook
  • Full Glass Roof
  • Front Windshield without Metallic Coating

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