Tesla, Inc. has been producing a battery-electric mid-size luxury crossover. The car is remarkable in that it employs falcon-wing doors for passenger access and is based on the full-sized sedan basis of the Tesla Model S. The EPA classified the Tesla Model X as an SUV and shares roughly 30% of its content with the Model S, half of the originally anticipated 60%, and weights around 10% more. In Fremont, California, the Tesla Inc. produces both the Tesla Model X and the Model S. Tesla Model X is expected to be $ 120,000*.
Tesla Model X
Tesla Model X epitomizes the EV automakers’ brand concept. It’s a one-of-a-kind but the pricey alternative in the burgeoning EV crossover market, speedy, high-tech, and with a showy gimmick in the form of Falcon-wing back doors.
The Model X comes standard with two electric motors producing 670 horsepower and all-wheel drive; a three-motor variant dubbed Plaid produces 1020 horsepower and is reported to go from zero to 60 mph in 2.5 seconds.
According to Tesla, the mega-motor version will be ready in late 2022. Admittedly, the Tesla Model X isn’t as elegant as the mechanically comparable Model S sedan, but it’s surprisingly so considering its size and weight.
The cockpit is a study in modernity, with a massive screen dominating the dashboard and offering touch-sensitive access to the Model X’s most essential functions. The third row of seats can accommodate the entire family, and captain’s chairs may be added to the second row.
Tesla Model X Specifications
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Tesla Model X Where This Vehicle Ranks – “6th”
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Tesla Model X What’s New for 2022?
Last year, the Long-Range model is now known simply as Tesla Model X, and its projected range has decreased from 363 to 351. In addition, the high-performance Plaid variant, which debuted last year, now has a revised driving range estimate of 335 miles per charge, up from 340. However, last year’s clumsy yoke-style (rectangular) steering wheel has been retained.
Tesla Model X’s EV Motor, Power, and Performance
All-wheel-drive functionality is standard on the Tesla Model X’s base model, which has two electric motors—one at the front axle and one at the back axle. This system is relatively quick, with Tesla claiming a 3.8-second 0 to 60 mph pace.
The 1020-horsepower three-motor Plaid high-performance edition claims a 2.5-second 0 to 60 mph speed, but we haven’t validated this at our test track yet.
The Model S Plaid, the Model X’s sedan platform-mate, scored a viscera-squeezing 2.1-second 0 to 60 mph performance when we tested it. The Model X’s handling is fair, but its electric motors’ rapid acceleration is the show-stopper.
Tesla Model X Range, Charging, and Battery Life
Tesla Model X A battery large enough to deliver a stated 351-mile driving range comes standard on the Variant Tesla Model X; upgrading to the faster Plaid model reduces the projected driving range to 335 miles.
Recharging takes only a few minutes at one of Tesla’s Superchargers, which can be found all over the country. In addition, Tesla sells in-home charging equipment. Charging at home via a 240V or 120V connection will be slower, but it will likely be more convenient for owners.
Tesla Model X Fuel Economy and Real-World MPGe
According to the EPA, the Model X has the most excellent MPGe ratings among comparably sized all-electric SUVs. Long-range cars scored 109 MPGe in the city, 101 MPGe on the highway, and 105 MPGe overall.
In this statistic, even the Plaid model beats significant competitors like the Jaguar I-Pace and Audi e-Tron SUVs, which sacrifice some economy for more considerable acceleration. Visit the EPA’s website for additional information on the Model X’s fuel efficiency.
Tesla Model X Interior Roof, Comfort, and Cargo
Tesla is known for its interior design, austere and almost devoid of buttons. Instead, the driver is confronted with a digital gauge display and a peculiar yoke-style steering device that may be unpleasant to operate and adapt to.
The Model X’s windshield/glass roof, which stretches smoothly from the base of the hood up and over the front-seat occupants for an almost uninterrupted view of what’s ahead and what’s above, is also unusual.
With nondescript air vents, misaligned panels, and flat-backed seats that don’t provide many adjustments, the Model X’s cabin left us wanting, especially since its price may potentially break the six-figure threshold.
Tesla Model X Infotainment and Connectivity
The Model X’s dashboard is dominated by a massive touchscreen infotainment system that handles practically all of the car’s functions and settings. The gauge cluster is a supplemental digital readout located immediately in front of the driver.
Tesla’s infotainment system is cutting-edge, lacking Apple Carplay and Android Auto compatibility. Rear-seat passengers are given their little display with entertainment and, presumably, control over the vehicle’s functions.
Tesla Model X‘s Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
Though most purchasers are more interested in technology than in luxury, the Tesla Model X may be equipped with the feature that is causing the most buzz: Autopilot. Tesla’s semi-autonomous driving mode detects objects, people, and other cars using various cameras, sensors, and radars and then uses them to drive the Tesla Model X on its own.
The Tesla Model X also has a Summon feature, which allows the driver to park or retrieve the SUV from tight locations while standing outside a feature that may appear gimmicky but was required due to the Model X’s ridiculous top-hinged doors.
Visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites for further information on the Model X’s crash-test results. In addition, the following are important safety features:
- Automatic emergency braking is standard.
- A standard lane-departure warning is displayed.
- Adaptive voyage switch through the semi-autonomous driving approach is existing.
Tesla Model X‘s Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
- A four-year or 50,000-mile limited warranty is included.
- Regardless of mileage, the power train warranty lasts for eight years.
- There is no free planned maintenance.
A comprehensive warranty plan from Tesla covers the Tesla Model X power train and hybrid components. Still, it lacks the I-long Pace’s bumper-to-bumper coverage and gratis periodic maintenance packages.