While the 2023 Tesla Model S falls behind newly developed rivals with more over-the-top features and longer driving ranges,

The sedan-like hatchback continues to be competitive.

After all, the Model S offers up to 405 miles of range on a single charge. Plus,

The 1020-hp tri-motor Plaid performance model leaps to 60 mph in just 2.1 seconds, which is as quick as a multimillion-dollar hypercar.

However, cutting-edge competitors such as the BMW i7 and Lucid Air have taken much of the Tesla's spotlight.

The Model S also has a six-figure price tag that just doesn't jibe with its mid-luxe interior, especially compared with the Lucid and BMW's deluxe cabins.

We think the Tesla's odd yoke-style steering wheel compromises the driving experience, too, but at least a regular wheel is once again available.

Still, the 2023 Model S remains the brand's flagship, offering access to its most up-to-date software and Tesla's advanced