Autopilot, Enhanced Autopilot, and Full Self-Driving features and cost

Autopilot, Enhanced Autopilot, and Full Self-Driving features and cost

UPDATE: Tesla is bringing back Enhanced Autopilot (EAP) until September 30, 2020. In the picture below you can see the price ($4,000) and features included (NoAP, Auto Lane Change, Autopark, Summon). I have had EAP since I got my Model S in 2017 and couldn’t be happier about it. If you have doubts about FSD or don’t want to pay full price right now, I totally recommend EAP, it works like a charm and it makes the Autopilot experience so much better. To purchase the upgrade, go to the Tesla App > Upgrades.


Lately, I’ve been getting questions about Autopilot and upgrading to Full Self-Driving (FSD). How much does it cost, what features are included in each, are Autopilot and Enhanced Autopilot different, how do I know what I have, etc. With Tesla changing its packages and depending on when you purchased your Tesla, it can get confusing. So I’m going to walk you through the different things you need to know in order to see what’s more convenient for you.

Are Autopilot (AP) and Enhanced Autopilot (EAP) different?

And most importantly, how do I know what I have? Let’s go by parts.

Yes, AP and EAP are different. AP comes by default in all cars today (it did not in the past) and it does not include Automatic Lane Changes, Summon, or Autopark.

If you don’t have those features, and you also don’t have Full Self-Driving (FSD), that means you only have Autopilot.

What features are available with AP, EAP, and FSD?

You may have heard about Smart Summon and Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control and wondering if your Tesla has those capabilities. This table below shows which versions have what, independently of your Tesla Model:

Autopilot EAP (no longer available for purchase) Full Self-Driving
Adaptive Cruise Control Yes Yes Yes
Autosteer Yes Yes Yes
Summon No Yes Yes
Smart Summon No Yes Yes
Autopark No Yes Yes
Auto Lane Change No Yes Yes
Navigate on Autopilot No Yes Yes
Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control No No Yes
Autosteer on city streets No No Yes

How can I purchase Enhanced Autopilot (EAP)?

EAP is not available for purchase anymore, if you want the features mentioned above (and more) FSD is what offers all of those now.

EAP stopped being available in February of 2019 when more FSD capabilities started being made available, and the packages changed. Up until then, the cost of EAP was $5,000 if purchased before delivery and $7,000 if purchased after delivery.

How much does FSD cost?

FSD costs $8,000. The price has changed over time and Tesla has been offering multiple time-limited discounts. To make sure you get the most updated price, check it on the Tesla Mobile App going to ‘Upgrades’.

However, if you have Enhanced Autopilot, you get a discount on FSD. Unless there’s another promotion going on, the cost of FSD should be the current cost of FSD minus what you paid for EAP.

To summarize, unless you purchased EAP when it was available, you will have to pay the full price for FSD if you decide to do the upgrade.

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