How Much Does it Cost to Setup Tesla’s White Interior?

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The  tesla white interior is a popular choice for Tesla Model S and Model X owners because it comes with brighter lighting, increased legroom, and an overall more luxurious feel. So how much does it cost to set up your Tesla with the white interior? It’s not as expensive as you might think!

In this post, we’ll show you everything that goes into pricing out the Tesla’s white interior option. We’ll also give you a few handy tips on how to save money on installation. Whether you’re looking to make your car more comfortable or just add in a little luxury, installing the Tesla’s white interior is a great way to do it.

How Much Does it Cost to Setup Tesla’s White Interior? The short answer: around $1,500. Figure roughly $1,000 for the interior material and about $500 for installation.

About Tesla’s White Interior :

1. Materials:

Tesla’s interior materials (basically the “white” portion of the color scheme) come in a variety of hues, but for our purposes, we’ll be selecting one that’s close to White. A closer match could be Pure White, which uses light-diffusing fabric and air pockets to create the appearance of white. There are two other options: Ocean Mist and Midnight Silver. Let’s explore those options below.

Less Expensive options: Ocean Mist (White). This is another close match to White and is relatively close in price. Midnight Silver. This is actually a darker shade of grey – it’s available for $500, but only if you already own an S or X.

2. Labor:

Labor will probably represent the largest portion of the cost of your installation. You can do this yourself – saving money on labor and installation – but most DIYers are deterred by the difficulty involved in removing Tesla’s original headliner and re-applying the new white one (some have compared it to working with a 3-D puzzle). We’ll be going for professional installation.

3. Total Cost of Materials:

Materials are relatively inexpensive, and expected to stay that way. $1,000 should get you everything you need to completely redo the white portion of your Tesla’s interior (seats, flooring, trim, and light fixtures). With Tesla’s constantly-evolving production line, there are variations in styles over time – but the gist is still the same. We’ll be installing all of these.

4. Labor Cost:

Labor is the other component that contributes to overall cost for setting up a Tesla with white interior. Again, you can do this yourself – saving money on labor and installation – but most DIYers are deterred by the difficulty involved in removing Tesla’s original headliner and re-applying the new white one (some have compared it to working with a 3-D puzzle). We’ll be going for professional installation.

5. Total Cost:

The total cost of materials plus labor will be about $1,500 for just about anyone. This is an approximate number that assumes you have no existing modifications to your seats, flooring or trim (you should confirm this before visiting a shop). Create a custom order with the materials you want for installation and let’s estimate the overall cost.

6. A few tips:

When you start looking at this, it can be intimidating. It’s easy to get lost in the fine print and make a decision before reading through all of your options. Here are a few things to keep in mind when looking at this:

How much better is my existing interior compared to Tesla’s interior? If your car has leather seats and day-night shades, then your best option might be to skip spending the money on converting to white on its bones.

 It’s a pretty expensive option, and you could probably make a few changes that make a better overall interior experience. The next question to ask is: what are you trying to accomplish? You might be looking for more storage space, more comfort or simply trying to improve the appearance of your car. 

If you’re just trying to improve your existing Tesla interior, you could either shop for after-market materials or simply remove the headliner and replace it with another one — Tesla has released a few “official” headliners over the years that vary in style. Tesla’s new Model 3 has a white interior.

7. Conclusion:

Overall, setting up your Tesla with white interior is something that we highly recommend if it’s within your budget. Not only does it create a more luxurious feel for your car – it’s also easy to clean, stain-resistant and comes with an array of custom configurations that can increase comfort and storage space (we’ll have more on this in a future post).

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