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Is Tesla Enhanced Autopilot (EAP) Worth It?

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Last Updated on January 14, 2024 by Rose Morah

Is Enhanced Autopilot (EAP) worth the $6k?

Well, that depends on what you want or your needs.

But to help you figure out whether or not EAP is worth it, this article has our honest review based on our first-hand experiences and other Tesla owners who have it.

Based on a recent poll, 80% of the participants felt that the Tesla Enhanced Autopilot is not worth it, and only 20% said it was worth it.

We will be listing down the reasons why some believe it’s worth it while others feel it’s absolutely not worth it.

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But before that, the table below provides more information and the ratings of the main features included on the EAP, based on the feedback received.

EAP FeatureOverall rating score 
(Out of 10)
Main Reasons (From Experiences)
1.Auto Park4 out of 10a). Most people feel like learner drivers.
b). It is very slow.
(90% of those who have EAP agree)
2.Smart Summon5 out of 10Most people agree it is not that bad but it does have the following issues;

a). It is only useful in a very select number of situations.

b). It can be overly cautious.

c). It takes too long.

d). Some don’t trust it enough to use it, most of the time.

However, it can be very useful in certain situations, like for example when it’s raining, summoning it back into the garage after washing it, etc.
3.Auto Lane Change8 out of 10
Most people who have purchased the EAP feel like this is overall the best feature on the Enhanced Autopilot.

See also: 31 Tesla Voice Commands List.

So, let’s dig a bit deeper into some of the main reasons why some Tesla owners believe the EAP is worth it while some believe it’s not.

At the end of this article, we are going to give you our opinion/recommendation, based on our experience, to help you figure out whether or not you should purchase EAP.

See also: Does Tesla Autopilot Use More Battery?

Reasons why Tesla owners feel the EAP is worth it

  1. People who spend a significant amount of time driving on the highway or going on long road trips.

EAP may not be perfect but it really comes in handy for people who do a lot of interstate driving/long road trips.

That’s because the Enhanced Autopilot makes driving a lot less exhausting.

  1. People who are only interested in some specific features

For example, if you are only interested in the Auto Lane feature, it would make more sense to go for the enhanced Autopilot instead of the Full Self Drive (FSD).

However, many will argue that you will still be paying so much only to get those specific features that interest you.

  1. People who want to pay less for the FSD monthly subscription.

When you purchase the Enhanced Autopilot and would like to subscribe to FSD, you will pay lesser because FSD’s monthly subscription cost will be dropping from $200 a month to $100 a month, at the time of writing this post.

See also: Hidden Costs of Owning A Tesla (First-hand Experience).

Reasons why some Tesla owners feel it’s not worth it

  1. Most Tesla owners feel it’s not worth it considering that the basic autopilot is still not fully reliable. So, they are like, why pay more for the Enhanced Autopilot?
  1. Most people feel the EAP is way overpriced when compared to others who are offering almost the same thing as Tesla’s EAP.
  1. Many people who have purchased the Enhanced Autopilot agree that it is not worth it in its current state because its features are not yet fully reliable.
  1. People who only go for long road trips a few times a year consider the EAP not to be worth it.

That’s because the price of EAP is equal to 30 months of FSD subscription. So, if let’s say you only go on long trips three times a year (3 months in a year), purchasing a monthly FSD subscription can be a lot cheaper.

Our experience

We bought EAP a few years ago when it was $4k, and like most people, we do agree that it is not perfect, but it’s interesting. We love it but also feel, as of now, for $6k it is not worth it.

Our recommendations

Before you decide to purchase the EAP, I’d recommend you first try out the monthly FSD subscription, and get to experience its features to decide if the EAP will be worth it.