Tesla Model X
EV Decide Score
Tesla Model X Expert Reviewby Ben Sullins (Jun 07, 2022)
EV Decide Score
- Great storage capacity
- Lots of seating capacity
- Insane performance
- Lack of Android Auto / Apple Carplay
- Missing gear stalks can be dangerous
- Too expensive for most
The performance version of the Model X (named Plaid) goes 0-60 in 2.5 seconds, which is just about as quick as $2,000,000 hypercar, oh and it's a 7 seater SUV.
The Model X has great seating with a 3rd row that offers a 7 seat configuration, or my favorite, a 6 seat with 2 captains chairs in the middle.
The Model X has copious amounts of storage and with lots of headroom can fit larger items.
The interior on the X is nice, but not luxury. It's tech-forward, as are all Teslas, but it is still limited in what type of materials you can get and doesn't offer the typical luxury experience. Think Rolex vs Apple watch.
The cheapest Model X at the time of this review is over $125K which is way outside the price most people can afford or are willing to pay. It's an incredible vehicle, for those that don't have house payments.
The Model X, along with all Tesals, passed the NHTSA tests with flying colors.
Teslas in general have had well documented reliability issues, and chief among their models with the most issues, is the Model X. The doors are incredibly complex and fraught with issues as well as many other moving parts on the interior.
The Tesla Supercharger Network is the best in the US, hands down. On road trips you'll enjoy quick stops with high power chargers throughout most of the US, however in cities they can become congested.
The Model X has good range, but nowhere near other EVs out there that have well over 400 miles.
The Model X caps out a 250kW due to it's 400 volt architecture, which is unfortunate because at this price point I would really expect more. It seems kinda nutty that a 40K car can charge just as fast as this one and other cars in this class get over 300kW.
Like the Model S, the X is an extremely tech-forward vehicle that is likely too early for it's time. No support for Android Auto or Apple CarPlay means you're limited in the apps you can use, and the steering
yoke rectangle has buttons for things that are normally handled with stalks (that we're all used to).