Tesla Roadster

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

87
Priced From $109,000
MPG
Styles Reviewed
ConvertibleConvertible

CNET.com

11/09/09
2009-11-09
91
100

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Wayne Cunningham Wayne Cunningham 6.2 out of 10 2010 Tesla Roadster Convertible

Given the 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport’s $129,000 price tag and small cabin, it is a niche car for early adopters. But the bottom line is that this car has the most technically advanced powertrain in a production car today, with greater range and speed than any other electric car on the market.

Motor Trend

12/29/09
2009-12-29
90
100

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Kim Reynolds Kim Reynolds 6.8 out of 10 2010 Tesla Roadster Convertible

The Roadster Sport is within pocket change of Porsche’s 911 Turbo, which, as a value, is simply a hell of a lot more car for the dollar. Yet, how do you honestly compare the Tesla with a conventional sports car?

Auto123.com

02/17/10
2010-02-17
89
100

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Mathieu St-Pierre Mathieu St-Pierre 6.2 out of 10 2010 Tesla Roadster Convertible

The Roadster is a gem of engineering, a fabulous car to drive but, let’s be honest, not entirely that practical or affordable.

MotorWeek

12/09/10
2010-12-09
89
100

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Staff Review MotorWeek 7.2 out of 10 2011 Tesla Roadster Convertible

While the Tesla Roadster is a combination of zero tailpipe emissions and true performance car prowess that once was thought to be impossible.

AutoGuide.com

10/12/10
2010-10-12
89
100

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Derek Kreindler Derek Kreindler Score Pending 2011 Tesla Roadster Convertible

The Tesla Roadster 2.5 S is a massively impressive vehicle, more spacecraft than sports car. It has the chops to go up against blue-chip names from Italy, Germany and England, but more importantly, it eases the anxiety of gearheads everywhere.

Consumer Guide

11/10/09
2009-11-10
89
100

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Rick Cotta Rick Cotta Score Pending 2010 Tesla Roadster Convertible

Even to a gear head such as myself with gasoline pulsing through his veins, my drive in the Tesla convinced me that a gas-free would not be the worst thing that could happen to autodom.

Bloomberg News

12/03/09
2009-12-03
88
100

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Jason H. Harper Jason H. Harper 8.3 out of 10 2010 Tesla Roadster Convertible

The Tesla is stupidly, mouthwateringly fast. If this is the future, it seems pretty good indeed. Tesla did it and did it first. Nobody can take that away from them. And that’s very much worth all the fuss.

New York Times

02/05/10
2010-02-05
88
100

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Jerry Garrett Jerry Garrett 7.2 out of 10 2010 Tesla Roadster Convertible

Even at the price level of an Aston Martin, the Tesla Roadster Sport, I must admit, far exceeded my wary expectations. Is the age of the electric car at last dawning? It would seem so.

TechCrunch

11/10/09
2009-11-10
86
100

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Michael Arrington Michael Arrington Score Pending 2010 Tesla Roadster Convertible

With no gears and a silent motor, the Tesla experience is like driving a golf cart. At least it would be if golf carts could hit 100 mph on the freeway on-ramp and hug the road like it was glued there.

Boston Globe

07/15/10
2010-07-15
86
100

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Clifford Atiyeh Clifford Atiyeh 7.3 out of 10 2010 Tesla Roadster Convertible

The Tesla Sport model’s heavy premium doesn’t buy a much better car, not in the way this kind of money upgrades a 911 Carrera 4S to a GT3. But the price delivers an otherworldly experience, a visceral, satisfying rejection of the traditional fossil-fueled sports car.

Wallpaper

04/09/10
2010-04-09
86
100

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Jonathan Bell Jonathan Bell Score Pending 2010 Tesla Roadster Convertible

Where the Tesla Roadster instantly steals a march on its rivals is its acceleration, a sub-four second zero to sixty time that effortlessly bests offerings from Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche, etc.

AutoBlog.com

02/23/10
2010-02-23
85
100

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Damon Lavrinc Damon Lavrinc Score Pending 2010 Tesla Roadster Convertible

The Roadster rises above the hype to solidify its place as a proper sports car. Could it be lighter? Certainly. Could it be cheaper? Most definitely. But today, in this world, in this climate, it stands in a segment of one.

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