Tesla Model X
Base MSRP: From $82,000
- 75D – From $82,000
- Standard Range – From $83,000
- Base – From $88,000
EPA Range: 237 – 250 miles, pure electric
Charging Acceptance Rate: 11.5 – 17.2 kWh
Reviews of the Tesla Model X
Performance: Electric vehicle, 75-kWh battery, 518 horsepower
Mileage estimate: 86-95 mpge
Price estimate: $82,000 to $88,000
Warranty: 4 years / 50,000 miles
Drivetrain warranty: 8 years / unlimited miles
Roadside assistance: 4 years / 50,000 miles
The Tesla with falcon wings
It’s a Tesla vehicle, so that means the looks are frequent as one drives along in this attention-grabbing, rolling monument to technology.
The Tesla Model X personifies cool. One of the reasons the all-electric sport utility vehicle separates itself from the crowd is its rear doors swing upward instead of straight out. With the doors open, the Model X looks like a bird in flight. Perhaps that is apropos, because the Model X can certainly fly down the road.
Vehicle Power and Speed
The standard trim model (now called Standard range) has enormous horsepower and goes 0-60 mph in 4.7 seconds. Yet that is crawling along compared to the upper-level Model X (Extended range), which has been clocked going 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds, while the “Ludicrous mode” drops the 0-60 time further to a mind-bending 2.8 seconds. Note that Ludicrous mode costs an additional $20,000.
We’ve already mentioned the Model X features terrific acceleration. The 75-kWh battery delivers 518 horsepower and 100-kWh battery generates 680 horsepower. It has three rows of seating and is capable of towing a nearly 5,000 pounds.
Like other Tesla vehicles, the Model X certainly has its list of impressive qualities. Yet not everything is right with this SUV that features a low roofline and appears somewhat hatchback-like. Those unique doors are slow to open and prevent the SUV from having a roof rack or a roof-mounted cargo box. Low garage ceilings can also be a problem and best be careful opening the doors in tight parking situations.
The rear doors are cool looking, but could steer some Model X buyers away. So could the sticker price that starts at approximately $82,000 (minus $7,500 federal rebate), more than double the price of the Tesla Model 3 sedan. The ceiling is high for a loaded Model X Extended range, roughly $138,000. The new all-electric Audi e-tron and Jaguar’s I-Pace SUVs are its only true rivals.
Like all Tesla vehicles, the all-wheel drive Model X has impressive range. The Standard range model goes around 270 miles before a charge is required and the Extended range travels 295 miles. Charging times with a standard 240-volt outlet takes approximately 10 hours and just over one hour at a Tesla Supercharging station.
There are many reasons to own a Tesla. One of them is certainly having the neighbors admiringly checking out your ride when it’s parked in the driveway. Tesla vehicles are not only technological wonders, they are also sharp-looking cars that are wickedly fast. And the combination of looks and speed are a very good one-two punch to any competitor.
Additional info about the Tesla Model X:
Manufacturer details: www.tesla.com/modelx
First-Time Tesla Owner’s Comprehensive Beginner’s Guide: www.InsideEVs.com
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