GREEN CHOICE
2017
GREEN CHOICE

Tesla Model X

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 up the Model X SUV. Filled with enough gee-whiz gizmos to give William Gibson a thrill, the X seemingly sacrifices practicality and pragmatism for the purpose of showboating.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Acceleration, road handling and battery autonomy"

Luc L., NY (2017 Tesla Model X)

"Excellent acceleration. Ease of handling. Safety"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Tesla Model X)

"Excellent acceleration and handling. Out performs my 2011 Tesla Roadster."

Dennis P., CA (2017 Tesla Model X)

"For a vehicle of this size and weight, it is remarkedly nimble. Handles great and the acceleration is tremendous."

Sheldon R., FL (2017 Tesla Model X)

"Very impressive acceleration and safe driving in any condition"

Christian M., UT (2017 Tesla Model X)

"It doesn't handle quite like a sports car...but then, it is an SUV that weighs over 5,000lbs. Given the size, I am impressed by how nice the handling is. And of course it has a nice ride too. And being electric, it is incredibly smooth and quiet - and the instant torque is seriously addictive. I can't imagine going back to a gas car."

Anonymous, WA (2017 Tesla Model X)

"Amazing acceleration"

Ron G., PA (2017 Tesla Model X)

"Acceleration is addictive. Instant torque is very satisfying. Ability to pass is VERY satisfying. Handles well due to low center of gravity."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Tesla Model X)

"Exceptional driving experience. Will never go back to ICE vehicle. That whole "idling", "revving up", "shifting", braking experience with an ICE vehicle is totally superseded with an electric drive train. There just is no comparison."

Dirk D., CA (2017 Tesla Model X)

"The acceleration is so fast and there is absolutely no delay from when you press the gas to moving. At first, I gave my family whiplash - the regenerative brakes are hard at first (you can adjust them too) but now I've got it down."

Jeff S., TX (2017 Tesla Model X)

"Outstanding, smooth acceleration and handling. I knew it could accelerate quickly, but didn't realize how responsive it would be to the accelerator for both speeding up and slowing down (using regenerative braking)."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Tesla Model X)

"I feel safe and in control when accelerating and driving in less than suitable road conditions. Great handling, not worried about safety (e.g. rollover)"

Miroslav V., ON (2017 Tesla Model X)

"Oh my god this car is FAST. 0 - 60 in like 2.5 seconds, instant power. WOW"

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Tesla Model X)

"Instantaneous response accelerating and decelerating. Excellent handling; low center of gravity very stable, tires wear too fast; Excellent smart cruise control that slows on curves when necessary; no 360 degree camera view."

Anonymous, NC (2017 Tesla Model X)

"Best acceleration I've ever had in a car, including my previous model S. Very good in turns."

Robert B., IL (2017 Tesla Model X)

"Not having to concentrate on the road because of the self-driving feature means I arrive more rested. The public does not understand this, and as journalists, you would be doing a public service to explain this to them."

Anonymous, OR (2017 Tesla Model X)

"Outstanding"

Juan L., FL (2017 Tesla Model X)

"Acceleration is so brisk that 'chill' mode is engaged, which hides quick changes in speed from passengers. Low center of gravity makes curve negotiation even more stable than the MBZ 350 SLK also driven weekly. Turning radius long as expected with its wheelbase, requiring planning and maneuvering in tight spaces, made remarkably easier with proximity sensors and excellent resolution of backup camera. Overall a sense of protected cocoon smoothly moving from place to place, easily commanded by the driver or monitored autopilot assistant."

David J., CA (2017 Tesla Model X)

"Responds quickly and deliberately to driving. I like the visibility provided for lane changing"

Lynne G., CA (2017 Tesla Model X)

"Very smooth ride with outstanding acceleration and handling."

Mary M., OH (2017 Tesla Model X)

"Very responsive. Fastest car I have ever had."

Brian G., NJ (2017 Tesla Model X)

"acceleration and handling are excellent. I have had sports cars that did not come close to the acceleration and cornering of this vehicle. Extremely good at getting into freeway traffic from on ramps. Smooth power with instant torque. If I was younger I would have ordered Ludicrous drive. No need, this is plenty of power and steering control. I don't know how they do it, but I actually have "feel" in the steering wheel. I can step on the gas without any guilt. And I don't miss filling up my gas tank every week."

Rich G., CA (2017 Tesla Model X)

"When it's not in the shop for repairs or on the side of the road stranded, it's other-worldly. So fast, so smooth, it's amazing. It's addicting."

Anonymous, CO (2017 Tesla Model X)

"Rapid, smooth acceleration."

Anonymous, NE (2017 Tesla Model X)

"Acceleration is very smooth and the Tesla excels in passing maneuvers. With it's low center of gravity, it is very responsive particularly in the stop and go of rush hour traffic on the expressway."

Deborah D., FL (2017 Tesla Model X)

"I've never before owned a vehicle with the ability to accelerate like the Tesla. It makes passing feel so much safer. Also, even without speeding, just being able to get up to the speed limit more rapidly can help out when you're running late! I haven't driven SUVs before, but the handling seems responsive and comfortable."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Tesla Model X)

"Amazing performance. Suspension is too hard"

Anonymous, MD (2017 Tesla Model X)

"Acceleration and handling are superb and unlike any vehicle I have ever, ever driven... I love it !"

Terry S., AZ (2017 Tesla Model X)

"Great acceleration and smooth ride. Amazing driver assist and safety features like adaptive cruse control, lane keeping and blind spot warning."

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Tesla Model X)

"Performance second to none, reliable and maintenance free after 35,000 miles."

Mark M., GA (2017 Tesla Model X)

"ACCELERATION IS GREAT"

Anthony D., NJ (2017 Tesla Model X)

"Smooth driving. Great acceleration. A pleasure to drive."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Tesla Model X)

"While the fit, finish, and comfort of our new Tesla X are fantastic, making it the most pleasant of the premium SUVs to drive and ride in, what strikes us most every time we get in and drive is its phenomenal responsiveness, its acceleration and handling. American engineering at its best (and better than anything else out there!)"

Kevin H., OH (2017 Tesla Model X)

"The car is very smooth and responsive in acceleration and handling, especially noticeable when switch from driving the Tesla to another car."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Tesla Model X)

"acceleration is outstanding"

Oliver R., FL (2017 Tesla Model X)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Not having to concentrate on the road because of the self-driving feature means I arrive more rested. The public does not understand this, and as journalists, you would be doing a public service to explain this to them."

Anonymous, OR (2017 Tesla Model X)

"Door opening problem. Falcon door ghost sensing and passenger door failed following cabin filter change. Also, primary filter not installed!"

Nelson E., BC (2017 Tesla Model X)

"comfortable albeit minimalist interior. Most luxury functions are present (automatic seats/heated seats etc) without opulence. Ride is stiff (which I like) and handles great for such a heavy vehicle due to low center of gravity due to battery slab under vehicle cabin. Some passenger will notice stiff ride. You will hear wind noise and tire noise since there is NO engine noise."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Tesla Model X)

"The view from the front seats is an absolute dream due to the large expanse of the windshield. I feel like I'm in control of a helicopter/spaceship."

Miroslav V., ON (2017 Tesla Model X)

"I wish I had gotten a bench seat for the Model X's second row."

William K., CA (2017 Tesla Model X)

"Very comfortable seats front and back Feels like you're in my living room, quiet and comfortable"

Robert B., IL (2017 Tesla Model X)

"Excellent"

Juan L., FL (2017 Tesla Model X)

"The engine is so quiet that you can hear the road....a little strange at first but you get used to it. The driver's seat is extremely comfortable and supportive. The only bad thing for the rear seats (they are comfortable and supportive too) is that they are not great for long trips. You can only recline the 2nd row a small amount and can't recline the back row at all. The ride overall is smooth as can be! When i drive other cars, the difference is unbelievable - other cars don't even seem like they're in the same class. It does take some getting used to but once you're used to it, it's hard to go back!"

Jeff S., TX (2017 Tesla Model X)

"Most comfortable seats or any car I have ever been in !!!"

Anonymous, MD (2017 Tesla Model X)

"Seats are extremely comfortable but ride noise, especially wind noise is high for this price point"

Anonymous, AZ (2017 Tesla Model X)

"Cabin is very quiet, no engine vibration, seats and steering wheel are adjustable. Ride is generally smooth (depends on road surface)."

Dennis P., CA (2017 Tesla Model X)

"Seat comfort is supportive; ride is smooth; road noise at freeways speeds is too high making conversation very difficult."

Terry S., AZ (2017 Tesla Model X)

"Very good seat comfort and low noise. Great visibility."

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Tesla Model X)

"An excellent experience all around. It’s a computer on wheels"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Tesla Model X)

"The seats (driver and front passenger) fit me well and have great adjustability. Everyone who rides with me comments on how quiet it is. Even in a downpour, the Tesla hugs the road."

Deborah D., FL (2017 Tesla Model X)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"No maintenance, no gas, very reliable and incredibly fun car to drive"

Mark M., GA (2017 Tesla Model X)

"Far too expensive for what you actually get. You are paying too much for the drivetrain, with a mediocre car on top of that."

Anonymous, CO (2017 Tesla Model X)

"Safety, initially based on crash testing performance. After driving the vehicle, autopilot driver assistance, which dramatically reduces driver fatigue and therefore, accident liability."

David J., CA (2017 Tesla Model X)

"the model x was reduced by $3000 shortly after i purchased it"

Colin T., IL (2017 Tesla Model X)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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