Enhanced Autopilot No Longer Available on Tesla’s Used Inventory

Aug 2, 2019   

Tesla has stopped selling used cars with Enhanced Autopilot enabled.

Used inventory on Tesla’s site now comes with base Autopilot (or less commonly, no Autopilot features at all), regardless of model year or the previous owner’s activation of Enhanced Autopilot. Even if the previous owner enabled Enhanced Autopilot prior to trading the car in to Tesla, Tesla de-activates it when they prepare it for sale.

Enhanced Autopilot was previously a $5,000 option that enabled Autopilot as well as Navigate on Autopilot, Auto Lane Change, Autopark, and Summon. All of those features are now sold as part of the Full Self-Driving Capability option, which can be added to any Tesla equipped with Autopilot Hardware 2.0 and later. Base Autopilot consists solely of traffic-aware cruise control with Autosteer.

We should note that this does not apply to private sellers or dealers, as any options purchased remain enabled for the life of the car and are transferable to subsequent owners. The only way to purchase a Tesla with Enhanced Autopilot is to purchase it through a private party or dealer, such as those found on our site. An additional benefit of having Enhanced Autopilot is that the cost to upgrade to Full Self-Driving is only $3,000 compared to $6,000 on vehicles with Autopilot.

For a more comprehensive, concise breakdown between Autopilot, Enhanced Autopilot, and Full Self-Driving capability check out our complete guide.

Real Talk

Since every new Tesla comes equipped with Autopilot, it makes sense to do the same for used inventory when applicable. No longer offering Enhanced Autopilot, even on used inventory, helps streamline Tesla’s autonomous offerings and makes it simpler for prospective buyers.

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