Tesla Model X Review, The Fastest And The Safest SUV

Despite a few shortcomings in the 2018 Tesla Model X, it provides efficiency that few other SUVs can match and has a spacious, feature-filled interior.
Absurd acceleration
Long all-electric range
Lots of cargo space
Large, crisp touch screen.

Inconsistent build quality
Second row has less legroom than rivals
No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

Tesla Model X Crash Test

The Model X seats five as standard, but optional seating configurations allow you to seat six or seven. There are no complaints up front; drivers and first-row passengers have plenty of head- and legroom, as well as outstanding visibility. Second-row passengers may want a bit more legroom, but they are unlikely to feel cramped.

The Model X may have as many as four full sets of LATCH car-seat connectors, depending on which seating configuration you get.

Build quality is a bit of a weak spot for the Model X, as there are uneven gaps in the panels and other inconsistencies in some places. On the bright side, there are a lot of soft-touch materials.


Tesla does not value its vehicles with horsepower or most of the other conventional performance indicators. Instead, they give up the size of the battery and zero-to-60 cycles. Every new Model X comes with a 100 kWh battery that provides stunning acceleration. Step on the accelerator, and instant electric torque rockets will take you off the track, providing constantly smooth power up to freeway speeds and beyond.
The standard Model X runs from zero to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. A lot of sports cars would be satisfied with that time, but that's not enough for Tesla. The Model X Performance trim reduces the time to 2.7 seconds. This makes Model X the best SUV on the market.

The stock Tesla Model X has a driving range of 325 miles–the highest range marketed by the SUV. Model X Performance has a range of 305 miles.
You can charge Model X at home via a standard household socket, but Tesla recommends an improved 240-volt wall connector. Model X can be fully charged in about 10 hours. Tesla owners also have access to the national Supercharger network, which provides the fastest possible charge for a fee. You can recover about 170 miles of driving distance in just 30 minutes of Supercharging, and it takes about an hour and a half to fully charge the SUV using this process.

Model X comes standard with all-wheel drive, which provides good road grip and powerful cornering capabilities. Many critics hesitate to call it genuinely sporty or agile, but there is a consensus that Model X behaves more like a sedan than a heavy-duty SUV. The batteries are built into the frame, allowing Tesla to reach a low center of gravity that reigns in the body leaning around the turn. The value of the ride may be too rigid for some shoppers, particularly over broken pavements. The trip is only getting worse with a mix of larger wheels and low-profile tires.