The Model S is an ample sedan with plenty of room for passengers. Despite boasting plenty of interior space for passengers and cargo, actual storage areas for everyday items is very limited. The first models manufactured by Tesla didn’t even include a main storage console.
Fortunately, there are various aftermarket center console accessories for the Model S. A CCI can greatly improve the practicality of our front console area. Let’s take a look at the best Tesla Model S Center Console Inserts.
Center Console Organizers for the Model S – Top Picks
EVannex Center Console Organizer
- Easy installation
- High build quality
Tesla Center Console w/ Wireless Charging
- Flexible storage
- Built-in wireless charging
- USB charger included
Topfit Silicone Center Console Insert
- Varied storage types
- Easy to clean
- Silicone material
EVannex CCI – The Best Tesla Model S Center Console Insert
- Easy installation and removal
- Very high build quality
- Well-known manufacturer
- Available in three different colors
- Phone holder could be improved
- Has only one cup holder
The Center Console Insert (CCI) is Evannex’s most popular product by far. It was designed for Model S configurations with no center console. It provides concealed storage for your items, a cup holder designed to accommodate all beverages of essentially all sizes, and a phone caddie to store or charge a smartphone.
The CCI can be inserted or removed at any time with ease. The Evannex Model S CCI is the only center console accessory that allows you to order the exact trim finish and upholstery that matches your Tesla Model S interior. It has been designed to blend seamlessly with other interior elements in the car to maintain that OEM feel. To unsuspecting eyes, this center console insert looks like it came with the car from the factory.
It comes in three different finish textures:
- Carbon Fiber
- Piano Black
- Matte Black
Let’s take a quick look at the three main storage spaces offered by the Evannex Center Console Insert:
This area has a sliding lid that securely stays closed with a magnetic latch. It is relatively roomy and can store quite a bit of stuff. An extra cup holder can be added here, but it will take up most of the space inside this storage area. The bottom material is rubber and it prevents your items from sliding around.
The main cup holder is designed to accommodate drink containers of almost any size. There are rubber inserts that keep smaller containers secured but also do their job well with bigger drinks. However, with very large drinks they can be problematic. Fortunately, these can be easily removed if you have trouble accommodating any container.
The phone caddie is a small opening vertical opening very reminiscent of other phone storage areas in many newer cars. Obviously, it can serve as storage for other items apart from your phone and many users will end up using it is as that because as a phone caddie is not very well-thought. Why? It has an inconvenient angle and it can be sometimes hard to reach. This is not good for a storage space that will be accessed often.
Note: Evannex CCI was been designed for Tesla Model S models manufactured from June 2012 to May 2016. Evannex CCI may not be compatible with the Model S refresh vehicles manufactured after that date.
Tesla Model S Center Console Organizer with Wireless Charger
- Qi Wireless charging capabilities
- Three distinct storage areas
- USB car charger included for backup wired charging
- Only for 2016+ model year
The BMZX Qi Wireless charger for the Model S features a wireless charging area and two storage areas in an ABS plastic build. This gives it a two-in-one functionality; the accessory serves as a center console organizer and a smartphone wireless charger.
The charging mats’ dual charging coils lets you place the smartphone freely anywhere in the charging pad and provides extra charging power for faster charging. The manufacturer claims that this accessory can fully charge an iPhone 11 Max around 15% faster than the average wireless charging mat. A minor annoyance is that if you have a plus-sized smartphone with a thick protecting case, it could be a very tight fit in the wireless charging may.
Related: Tesla Wireless Phone Chargers
Overall, we consider this an excellent console organizer for Model S owners interested in an accessory with wireless charging capabilities. It seamlessly blends with the rest of the interior and brings extra practicality, organization, and new technology to your vehicle.
Topfit Model S Center Console Organizer with Cup Holders
- Easy to clean
- Varied storage types
- Durable silicone material
- Lower price while maintaining quality
- Only for the 2012-2015 year models
- Doesn’t look as OEM-ish
- Silicone texture does not give a premium feel
This Center Console Organizer is made from premium silicone and was also designed with Tesla Model S with no center consoles in mind. It is designed with a different approach than the Evanexx’s CCI as its a single piece of silicone that doesn’t have any covered storage. This resembles the center console approach of many vehicles with no covered storage apart from the main console between seats.
The container can not only be inserted and removed with ease, but also it is extremely easy to clean. If it gets dusty or spill something on it, remove it, give it a good spray with water, and insert it back into the car, simple as that. A simple build and silicone material makes it the simplest center console organizer to clean.
While the main storage area is not as roomy as other center consoles, the Topfit center console insert boasts five different storage areas:
- Main storage
- Phone holder
- Sunglasses holder
- Cup holder (x2)
Model S / Model X Center Console Organizer & Storage with Cup Holder (for 2016-2020 model year)
- Dual cupholders
- For Model S & Model X
- Three storage areas
- Not compatible with pre-2016 Model S
For 2016+ Model S owners looking for a simple console insert, this accessory features three distinct compartments, including a cupholder section with capacity for two, and two additional storage compartments for organization.
If you are struggling with the lack of dividers in the Model S or Model X storage compartment, this a solid aftermarket option to keep your car organized if you aren’t interested in wireless charging capabilities and need additional cupholder space. Due to the dual cupholders, some storage space is compromised, but it will be very convenient for users who carry drinks often in their vehicles.
Center Console Drawer Organizer – Storage Compartment for Tesla Model S / X
- Fits any model year of the Model S / X
- Can be used alongside other center console organizers
- Available in leather black and carbon fiber
The Model S interior features a small storage compartment right below the center console display. From the factory, it is just a small storage space with no lid or cover. It’s a practical storage space but Tesla could have gone a bit further and include a drawer in that space as many other vehicles have.
Fortunately, the BMZX center console compartment offers a useful aftermarket accessory specifically designed for the Model S/X interior that turns that empty space into a useful drawer that blends in seamlessly with the rest of the vehicle.
A huge advantage of this accessory is that is can be used alongside other center console inserts. You can use both this caddy organizer and a regular center console insert for extra storage and convenience.
Model S Integrated Center Console – Tesla’s Alternative
- Premium look and feel
- Flexible storage
- OEM-like fit
- Often out of stock
- Not easily removable
Tesla also offers its own integrated center console accessory for the Model S. This console integrates seamlessly with the car’s interior and is a very stylish storage compartment. Tesla’s option integrates best with the car, and it doesn’t surprise us as it comes from the manufacturer itself.
This insert is the most sophisticated one: Tesla uses the exact same material that already exists on the vehicle sliding armrest and decorative trim. It can also accommodate the installation of Tesla’s new phone dock.
Some of its main features are:
- Side panels with premium stitching.
- Single piece sliding cover in Tesla’s signature Mammoth Black.
- One-touch to close operation for the sliding over
- Two retractable rear cup holders
- Removable, curved dividers to customize the space fully according to user needs
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Center Console Organizers compatible with any Model S?
The interior of the Model S was slightly changed for the 2016 model year. Tesla modified the center storage area between the driver and passenger seats. This made console inserts made for the 2012-2015 Model S incompatible with the refreshed 2016 and up interior.
If you are looking for an interior organizer, check every product page of the accessory you are interested in and make sure it is compatible with the model year of your Tesla.
Are Tesla Model S console organizers compatible with the Model X?
The Model X was developed based on the platform of the Model S. They not only share a lot of drivetrain, chassis, and suspension components but also the interior is very similar across both vehicles.
The Model X is compatible with the center console inserts and organizers made for the 2016 and up Tesla Model S. If you are looking for interior accessories for your Model X, most accessories from the Tesla sedan will work on the SUV as well.
Plastic vs. Silicone center console inserts
When choosing an interior organizer, you’ll find that the vast majority of accessories are made with either a hard plastic structure or a silicone rubber-like material. ABS/plastic materials are usually more pleasant to the eye, as they also have an outer layer with a leather-like or carbon fiber texture.
On the other hand, rubber console organizers are made with ease of clean in mind, they can be washed with water and soap often and the material won’t degrade. A plastic console organizer will be best for most users but if you find yourself cleaning the center console often and have frequent spills, we recommend you opt for a silicone organizer.
Looking at all the accessories, it is clear that Tesla’s offering may be superior in all aspects. After all, it’s the console insert that should have been included with every Tesla vehicle. Unfortunately, this item has been out of stock for a while and we suspect Tesla has stopped production of it.
On the other hand, the Evannex Center Console Insert is a very strong alternative that provides almost the same OEM feel. Not to mention its price is much more affordable, it can be easily installed and removed and also has different texture options. It’s also almost always in stock so getting one in your hands quickly won’t be an issue. This accessory will absolutely make a huge difference in terms of the interior utility of your Tesla.