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2020 Tesla Model X electric Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: July 23, 2020
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The technological giant, Tesla has embarked upon the future-tech iv diversified fields. The automotive industry is one such example, which has received the Tesla Model X as a boon. With more than 300 miles of range, the Model X flaunts the falcon-wing doors. The revised trim options offer Premium and LongRange models starting at $79,690 (after potential savings). 

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Pros

Electric 7-seater SUV with 328 miles of range

Swift acceleration and good handling

Exceptional cargo area

Free and unlimited access to Tesla’s Supercharging Network

Large Intuitive touch screen

Cons

Build Quality is questionable

Infotainment misses out on Apple Carplay and Android Auto compatibility

Choppy ride via larger wheels

What's New?

Revised trim level, 

New Full self-driving capability

Fast charging via robust onboard chargers


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$84990

bodystyle

4dr Crossover

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

transmission

1-Speed Automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

brake rotors (f/r)

14/14

dimensions

wheelbase

116.7 in.

length

198.3 in.

width

78.7 in.

height

66 in.

curb weight

5421 lbs.

ground clearance

7 in.

capacity

cargo volume

87.8 cu ft.

towing capacity

4960 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

1.9 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

83/89/85 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. /50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

12 yr. /unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr. / 50000 mi.


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Exterior
Interior

Styles

2020 Tesla Model X electric in Deep Blue Metallic color 2020 Tesla Model X electric in Pearl White color 2020 Tesla Model X electric in Red Multi-Coat color
Deep Blue Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

9.9

Engine And Performance

8.8

Fuel Economy

7.5

Interior

8.7

Exterior

8.8

Safety

8.5

Competition

9.0

8.7

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Tesla Model X electric Long Range

Long Range

power
TBD
fuel
Electric
mpg
85 combined

$84,990


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Long Range 4dr Crossover AWD (electric DD) Starting at $84,990 MSRP (83/85/89) electric, electric
1-Speed Automatic all wheel drive 5

2020 Tesla Model X electric Performance

Performance

power
TBD
fuel
Electric
mpg
85 combined

$104,990


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Performance 4dr Crossover AWD (electric DD) Starting at $104,990 MSRP (83/85/89) electric, electric
1-Speed Automatic all wheel drive 5

Expert Review

8.7

Overall Rating


The conventional automakers feel the heat from the Tesla Model X, an electric SUV. The three-row SUV is one of its kind in terms of technology, space, and electric range it achieves. Well-crafted interiors and premium drive enable the Model X to stand tall even after four years of its launch. Certainly, the Model X isn’t a perfect example, it has its own flaws like the impeding flacon-wings, inhibited installation of the roof rack system and a heated cabin due to excessive sunlight through the windshield.

The conventional automakers are still catching up with new EV’s hitting the market. The likes of Jaguar I-Pace and Audi e-Tron are some available and compelling competitors of Tesla Model X. At the time of publishing this article, the Tesla Model X Long Range trim has a sticker price of $84,990 while the Performance model is tagged at $ 104,990 (prices do not include the potential savings from incentives and rebates).

2020 Tesla Model X electric Crossover Front View
2020 Tesla Model X electric Crossover Rear View

9.9/10
Features

 

8.8/10
Engine and Performance

 

7.5/10
Fuel Economy

 

8.7/10
Interior

 

8.8/10
Exterior

 

8.5/10
Safety

 

9.0/10
Competition

 
 

2020 Tesla Model X electric Features

9.9/10

With the blooming of the 2020 calendar year, Tesla Model X is available in two trims, Long Range and Performance trim. Both trims come equipped with a Dual-motor all-wheel-drive configuration with free unlimited access to Tesla’s supercharging network. The unconventional Model X is priced, updated and revised the same way. Tesla does not believe in the model year launches and rolls out the changes throughout the year. So by the end of 2020, you may never know what happens to Tesla Model X.

The Tesla Model X SUV includes ample comfort and technological features for a plush and modern ride. The features include heated seats throughout the cabin, a heated steering wheel, heated and power-folding side mirrors, heated windshield-washer nozzles, and a wiper de-icing system. “leather” upholstery (Vegan) is standard, as well as 12-way-power adjustment for the front seats.

Trims

Long Range

Performance

MSRP (AWD)

$79,690(Includes Rebates and Incentives)

$99,690(Incl. Rebates and Incentives)

Key Features

289 Mile Range

Adds/Upgrades to Long Range

 

0-60 in 2.8 seconds

295 Mile Range

 

12 Way Power Adjust, Heated Front Seats with Memory and Driver Profile

0-60 in 4.7 seconds
 

Comes with 240V NEMA 14-50 and 120V NEMA 5-15 adapter

 
 

Auto-Dimming RVM and Heated, Power Adjustable ORVM

 
 

3 position Dynamic LED Turning Lights with LED Fog lamps

 
 

Self-Presenting Front Door with Largest Glass Panoramic Windshield in Production

 
 

XM/FM Radio, Bluetooth, 2 USB ports for media/power and Internet Radio

 
 

17" Touchscreen Display with Wi-Fi/Mobile data, Onboard Maps, and Navigation

 
 

LED Ambient Interior Lighting and Voice Activated Controls

 
 

20-foot mobile connector with storage bag

 

The convenience and entertainment feature in the 2020 Model X includes dual-zone automatic climate control with a medical-grade air-filtration system, a 17-speaker premium sound system, navigation, and a power-operated rear liftgate. Autopilot advanced driving-assistance system includes adaptive cruise control, forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and lane-keeping assist. Blind-spot monitoring is also standard on the Model X.

What do we recommend?

The Model X Performance is the right option since it supplies a much faster acceleration, especially via Ludicrous mode. The interior also features a carbon-fiber trim selection with black or white upholstery.

2020 Tesla Model X electric Engine and Performance

8.8/10

The Tesla Model X is based on its sibling model S. The 2020 Tesla Model X is powered via two Dual 3 Phase, 4 Pole Induction motor with copper rotors (AC Motor) and a 100-kWh lithium-ion battery. One motor each powering the front and rear axle, conventionally making it an all-wheel-drive. The two trims are true to there names, Long Range and Performance models differing in the electric range and performance figures. 

Since its an all-electric model, a single-speed direct transmission does the job of delivering power. Though we don’t have a direct comparison to the one in the class, the Tesla Model X is fast, truly fast.

Models

Tesla Model X AWD

Audi e-tron Premium Plus with Quattro

Jaguar I-Pace S AWD

MSRP

$79,690

$75,795

$70,495

Engine

Dual 3 phase. 4 pole AC Induction Motor with Copper Rotors

Dual Asynchronous Electric motors

2 Permanent Magnet Synchronous Electric Motors

Drivetrain AWD AWD AWD

Transmission

Single Speed direct drive

Single Speed Direct Drive

Single Speed

Power

N/A

355hp@0rpm

394hp@rpm

Torque

N/A

414lb-ft@0rpm

513lb-ft@0rpm

The instant acceleration on offer without any transmission loss is what differentiates the model X from the conventional gas-powered SUV’s. No official power figures are available but that shouldn’t be a matter of concern as the test results of model X are more than overwhelming.

Acceleration

The technological master that Tesla is, makes the Model X invincible. The electric motors directly powering each axle allows the power delivery instantly. The throttle response is way more than amazing even with the slightest push. The Long Range model is capable to hit 60 mph from a standstill in 4.4 seconds with a range of 328 miles on a charge.

2020 Tesla Model X electric Crossover 0-60 MPH In Just 5.5 sec
Models Tesla Model X AWD Audi e-tron Premium Plus with Quattro Jaguar I-Pace S
0-60 MPH 4.7 (2.8 for Perf. Trim) sec 5.5 sec 4.5 sec
Quarter Mile 11.28 sec 16 sec 12.9 sec 
Top Speed 130 MPH 124 MPH 124 MPH

Engine

Dual 3 phase. 4 pole AC Induction Motor with Copper Rotors

Dual Asynchronous Electric motors

2 Permanent Magnet Synchronous Electric Motors

Performance enthusiasts can opt for the Model X Performance model which hits 60 mph off-the-line in just 3.4 seconds with a range of 305 miles. That’s not it, switch to the Ludicrous mode and the 0-60 mph time drops to 2.7 seconds. Although the swift performance trades off with the range. The Tesla Model X Performance model can top up to 163 mph while the Model X Long-range model offers a top speed of 155 mph.

Ride and Handling

The two models of the Tesla Model X are hard to differentiate as far as ride and handling are concerned unless you push the limits. The Tesla Model X, irrespective of the trims are equipped with a predictive and adaptive air suspension and 20-inch wheels. The ride remains comfortable, be it in the town or on the highway.

The Model X is fast, smooth, and quiet, thanks to no gear changes, no engine vibration, barely any noise. The instant throttle response lets the Model X easily creep in the town traffic, giving it confidence in tight spots.

2020 Tesla Model X electric Crossover Front View

The heft of Model X somewhat poses an issue to otherwise agile handling. Through the twisties the Tesla Model X bulk and tall stature seem to face a roll. However, the Model X is more agile than one would expect. The steering feedback is very responsive and helps the big crossover SUV feel a bit smaller. The Tesla is smart to design the Model X feel lighter and giving it car-like handling, thanks to the low center of gravity, a result of the battery and electric motor weight located low and centralized in the chassis, 

Braking

The facts suggest Tesla Model X’s braking performance matches the instantaneous charge on offer. As far as the pedal response is concerned, the response is direct and gives a progressive feel. Don’t forget the heft Tesla Model X carries with it.

2020 Tesla Model X electric Crossover Has Front Brake is 14.8 in.

Model

Tesla Model X AWD

Audi e-Tron Premium Plus with Quattro

Jaguar I-Pace S

Brake Rotors Front

14.4"

14.8"

13.8"

Brake Rotors Rear

14"

13.8"

12.8"

Curb Weight 

5421 lbs

5643 lbs

4784 lbs

60-0 MPH

109 ft

N/A

N/A

The regenerative braking system is smooth and toggling to a more aggressive mode allows for a single pedal operation as well. Unlike the regenerative braking in the modern-day hybrids, the Tesla technological prowess makes the system reliable and obedient to kick in at the right time.

2020 Tesla Model X electric Fuel Economy

7.5/10

The standard charging option is via a domestic household circuit of 120 volts or 240 volts. The Model X may be plugged in overnight, to get it ready for a full range journey. However, Tesla is trying to ease the charging by increasing the accessibility to its new 200-kW supercharging stations.

In 2019, Tesla started rolling out its new V3 Supercharger stations., using which the automaker claims recharging time is cut by 50 percent. Any Supercharger station provides up to 115 miles of added range in just 15 minutes recharging. Need not be worried for 2020 owners its still free to access the Supercharging station, just find the one near you.

Model

Tesla Model X AWD

Audi e-Tron Premium Plus with Quattro

Jaguar I-Pace S

MPGE (City)

N/A

N/A

76

MPGE (Highway)

N/A

N/A

80

MPGE (Combined)

N/A

N/A

72

Range

295 miles

248.5 miles

298 miles

Emission (Tons/yr. of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

N/A N/A N/A

The all-new Jaguar I-type has crossed the benchmark with its exceptional range, beating every other electric car. Nevertheless, Tesla benefits from the expanding Supercharging network across the US.

2020 Tesla Model X electric Interior

8.7/10

The Model X as standard is a five-seater. A seven-passenger configuration with a third row or a six-passenger configuration with two captain’s chairs can be opted, as per your need, shelling some extra penny. Aside from the panoramic windshield, Falcon Wing rear doors, and extra cargo capacity, the Tesla Model X SUV is identical to the Model S sedan. 

2020 Tesla Model X electric Crossover Front View

The rear ingress via the power-operated Falcon Wing doors creates a wow moment, but can be frustrating in low clearance situations and can be irking during the heavy snow or rain. The Model X’s unique windshield suffice an uninterrupted view of the front and above. The cabin remains quiet and the seats are suitable for a long stint. The space on offer is a bit of concern, in the third row which should be best left for children. The second-row might feel cramped for tall adults.

Model

Tesla Model X AWD

Audi e-tron Premium Plus with Quattro

Jaguar I-Pace S

Seating capacity

7

5

5

First Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

41.7/60.7/41.2

39.8/58.6/40.8

39.9/57.6/40.9

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

40.9/56.8/38.4

38.6/57.2/39.1

38.1/54.6/35.0

Third Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.1/40.0/32.7

N/A

N/A

Infotainment

The technology of Tesla is profound and more than compliant with the need of its audience. Also, Tesla is one such automaker who is known for nonperiodic updates, keeping us on the toes all the time. The Tesla Model X features a massive 17-inch touchscreen display mounted portrait-style on the dashboard. Tesla has kept the user experience at prime importance with easy to use and understand menu controls. The touch is highly responsive and quick to react. 

2020 Tesla Model X electric Crossover 17" Touchscreen Display

Key infotainment features

To control the climate system, audio system, and other functions, its only the touchscreen to rely on. 

  • 17" Touchscreen Display with navigation
  • Mobile App Remote Control
  • Custom audio system featuring 17 speakers
  • XM satellite radio capability
  • FM radio and Bluetooth connectivity, with on-demand & internet radio capability
  • Two USB ports for media and power
  • Wi-Fi and Cellular Internet Capability
  • Bluetooth Hands-Free and Media Streaming
  • Voice Activated Controls
  • Rear View Camera

Cargo Capacity

The exemplary cargo capacity is one of the key metrics where Tesla outperforms the conventional SUV’s as well. The Model X offers 88.1 cu-ft of cargo space. Depending on the seating configurations the available space may vary. The third-row bench folds flat to provide added space for hauling bulky items. The second row is not flexible and restricts the versatility of cargo.

2020 Tesla Model X electric Crossover Has Cargo Space is 28.5 cu ft.

Model

Audi e-tron Premium Plus with Quattro

Tesla Model X AWD

Jaguar I-Pace S

Cargo Capacity

28.5 cu.ft.

26 cu.ft.

25.3 cu.ft.

The cargo area offers a wide and flat floor, allowing for easy cargo management without wasting an inch. Having said that, the Tesla Model X lacks internal small storage options. Among Tesla’s electric rivals, Audi e-Tron offers maximum cargo-hauling capacity.

Key interior features

The standard interior features part of the Tesla Model X are premium and worth the price.

  • LED Interior Ambient Lighting
  • Center Armrest with 2 cup holders
  • Heated Seats in all rows
  • Heated Steering wheel
  • Auto-Dimming IRVM
  • 12 Way power-adjustable front seats with memory and driver profile

2020 Tesla Model X electric Exterior

8.8/10

The Tesla Model X is a distinct affair, with an almost clear glimpse of being a Tesla. The only similar design language can be witnessed in the Tesla Model S. The Model X dimensions are bigger all-around as compared with conventional SUVs. To stand apart, Tesla Model X has no front-grille (no need of one, since it is electric), the tear-drop shape, the top-rolling wind-shield, and falcon-wing rear doors. Flaunting one in your neighborhood will fetch you the coolest tag.

2020 Tesla Model X electric Crossover Front View

Model

Tesla Model X AWD

Audi e-Tron Premium Plus with Quattro

Jaguar I-Pace S

Curb Weight

5421 lbs

5643 lbs

4784 lbs

Length

198.3"

193"

184.3"

Width

81.5"

76.3"

74.6"

Height 

66"

65.5"

61.3"

Ground Clearance

5.4"

6.9"

5.6"

Wheelbase

116.7"

115.1"

117.7"

The construction and build-quality are on-par with the modern-standards. However, it doesn’t seem to an SUV at first sight. Also, most mass is concentrated below the cabin which allows for a low center of gravity thus maintaining composure and stability better than the traditional counterparts. The off-roading prowess may not be at best in Tesla since the ground-clearance is quite low.

Key Exterior Features

Some of the exterior features in the Tesla Model X includes,

  • 3 Position dynamic LED turning lights
  • LED fog lights
  • Heated and Power adjustable ORVM's
  • 2" Receiver for hitch-mounted bike and ski carriers
  • Self-Presenting Front door
  • Keyless Entry
  • Falcon Wing Rear Doors
2020 Tesla Model X electric Crossover Exterior
2020 Tesla Model X electric Crossover Exterior
2020 Tesla Model X electric Crossover Exterior
2020 Tesla Model X electric Badge
2020 Tesla Model X electric Badge
2020 Tesla Model X electric Taillight

2020 Tesla Model X electric Safety

8.5/10

Tesla has all the right tricks up its sleeves to keep the Model X SUV safe. Also, the driving assistance suite is competent enough to drive you home without any manual intervention needed, thanks to the Autopilot system. Among the federal safety rating agencies, NHTSA has crash-tested the Tesla Model X only to certify it to be the safest. Acing all the crash-tests, the Tesla Models X scores full marks in this respect. 

The safety and driver-assistance technology standard in the Tesla Model X includes features like collision avoidance, automatic emergency braking, and a rearview camera. Available features include a 360-degree camera system, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, automatic parking, a summon feature, and the Autopilot system. 

Some key standard safety features are:

  • Advanced active safety technology
  • Eight airbags throughout
  • Electronic stability and traction control
  • Four-wheel antilock disc brakes with an electronic parking brake
  • Acoustic front-row safety belt warning
  • Rollover crash sensor
  • Four LATCH attachments for child seat installations in 6-seat and 7-seat configurations
  • Rear door child safety locks

2020 Tesla Model X electric Competition

9.0/10

2020 Tesla Model X SUV Vs Audi e-Tron

Coming of an EV from a performance manufacturer initiates a compulsory argument that does the EV manifests a similar performance gene or not. The Audi e-Tron answers the same in style, using Audi’s Quattro system coupled with the E-Tron. The off-road prowess of the Audi electric vehicle is good. However, Tesla has an upper hand in future-proof technology, making the model X a master of its own class. Also, the space and comfort in the Tesla Model x are way beyond. Also, keep in mind the technological advancement comes at a price.

2020 Audi e-Tron

2020 Tesla Model X SUV Vs Jaguar I-Pace

Jaguar in its first attempt has hit the bull’s eye. The I-Pace is highlighted by a trademark Jaguar character of being luxurious inside-out. The performance factor is also on a high, better than the Audi e-Tron. Other than this the Jaguar I-Pace also comes equipped with AutoPilot assist, advanced safety equipment, a 17” infotainment touchscreen and much more. The tradeoff- between Tesla and Jaguar is comfort and sporty performance.

2020 Jaguar I-Pace

2020 Tesla Model X electric Final Verdict

The future is now, Tesla best exemplifies the future-proof technology to keep one ready as well as insulated. One needs to realize that Tesla is a technological company and not just an automobile manufacturer, unlike the others. The build-quality has remained an issue for Tesla but it has compensated well for the same. The exceptional interior space, comfort, cargo, and driving range of Tesla Model X keeps it in its own class. The 2020 Tesla Model X is one of the most expensive SUVs on the market with a starting MSRP of $86,190 for LongRange. In case someone doesn’t want to completely part ways from the gas stations, Volvo XC90 T8 and Porsche e-hybrids are good and cheaper options.

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2020 Tesla Model X Overall Reviews


RB

Robert J. Blackford

2020 Tesla Model X electric

Long Range 4dr Crossover AWD (electric DD)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: August 10, 2020

Leased this one

Pros - Free supercharging, autonomous driving, eligible for future upgrades

Cons - Delivery time, rear seats, plain looking dash trim

Overall Review

9 /10 Overall Rating

Got free unlimited supercharging just when I might have complained about the charging time along with the best automous driving. I have a fair idea why Tesla has gained on the automotive industry so much lately. Driving it has made a couple things clear and Tesla is the answer to all the questions related to electric cars is one of them

9/10
Features
8/10
Interior
9/10
Design
9/10
Safety
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
7/10
Dealer Review

MR

Michael J. Rolf

2020 Tesla Model X electric

Long Range 4dr Crossover AWD (electric DD)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: August 10, 2020

Leased this one

Pros - Free supercharging, autonomous driving, eligible for future upgrades

Cons - Delivery time, rear seats, plain looking dash trim

Overall Review

9 /10 Overall Rating

Got free unlimited supercharging just when I might have complained about the charging time along with the best automous driving. I have a fair idea why Tesla has gained on the automotive industry so much lately. Driving it has made a couple things clear and Tesla is the answer to all the questions related to electric cars is one of them

9/10
Features
8/10
Interior
9/10
Design
9/10
Safety
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Deal Value
7/10
Dealer Review

JF

James P. Fischer

2020 Tesla Model X electric

Performance 4dr Crossover AWD (electric DD)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: August 10, 2020

Go Electric

Pros - Spacious, technology, driver-assist features

Cons - Rear window visibility lacks style, heavy

Overall Review

8 /10 Overall Rating

It’s high time we as people move towards electric not only because it’s environmentally friendly but also because it is fun to drive as well. The driver-assist features are like no other car I have driven and it gets software updates over the air, which vehicle has that.

10/10
Features
8/10
Interior
6/10
Design
10/10
Safety
10/10
Reliability
7/10
Deal Value
8/10
Dealer Review

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9

User Overall Rating

Leased this one

Got free unlimited supercharging just when I might have complained about the charging time along with the best automous driving. I have a fair idea why Tesla has gained on the automotive industry so much lately. Driving it has made a couple things clear and Tesla is the answer to all the questions related to electric cars is one of them

by Robert J. Blackford

9

User Overall Rating

Leased this one

Got free unlimited supercharging just when I might have complained about the charging time along with the best automous driving. I have a fair idea why Tesla has gained on the automotive industry so much lately. Driving it has made a couple things clear and Tesla is the answer to all the questions related to electric cars is one of them

by Michael J. Rolf

8

User Overall Rating

Go Electric

It’s high time we as people move towards electric not only because it’s environmentally friendly but also because it is fun to drive as well. The driver-assist features are like no other car I have driven and it gets software updates over the air, which vehicle has that.

by James P. Fischer

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