2020 Tesla Model X Road Test - Consumer Reports
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2020
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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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Tesla Model X 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 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.

The Model X SUV doesn't shine brightly, unlike the Model S sedan, which impressed us and topped our road-test scoring system. Sure, the X is quick and doesn't consume a drop of gasoline. However, it isn't as quiet, doesn't ride as comfortably, and demonstrates severely compromised usability and utility in everyday use.

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The X can be configured as a five-, six- or seven-passenger vehicle. The seven-passenger version has second-row captain seats that are comfortable and create an isle to the third-row seat. We would opt for the longest range to hedge against rang loss in cold weather or an unexpected trip with limi...
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