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The electric-powered Model X is more showy than practical. It features rear doors that open up and out of the way, giving easy access to the rear seats. But these massive doors take their time to open and close. The huge windshield extends up and over the front-seat occupants, making the cabin feel airy and futuristic. Buyers can opt for five-, six-, or seven-passenger seating configurations, but unlike every other SUV, the second row doesn't fold, which compromises utility. Like the S, the Model X is very quick and handles well. Ride comfort and noise isolation aren't as good as in the S, however. The 90-kWh version we tested had a realistic 230-mile range. First-year reliability has been well below average.
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Road Test

With its lineup of electric vehicles, Tesla is an unconventional company that thrives on throwing normality out the window. And while breaking the mold can benefit consumers, the benefit is questionable if it goes too far.And that, pretty much, sums...

Highs

  • Doesn't consume a drop of fuel
  • Long range for an EV

Lows

  • Rather expensive
  • All door openings are fussy, requiring patience

Best Version to Get

We would opt for the subzero climate package to make cold mornings more bearable. We also suggest choosing the faster charging capability. Finally, we would make sure to get a Tesla high-speed charger installed in your garage at home.

Specifications

Seating
2 front, 3 rear, 2 third
Drive Wheels
AWD
Warranty
  • Basic: 4 year/50,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 8 year/unlimited
  • Rust through: 4 year/50,000 miles
  • Roadside aid: 4 year/50,000 miles
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 1-speed Direct
Engines Available
  • electric (328 hp)
  • electric (532 hp)
  • electric (417 hp)
  • electric (463 hp)

Ratings

Safety
Performance
Comfort / Convenience
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