2021 Tesla Model X Electric

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2021 Tesla Model X electric Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: April 6, 2021

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The 2021 Tesla Model X stands out as one of the best and the world's fastest in the luxury hybrid and electric SUV class. The base price of the 2021 Model X is $83,190 for the Long Range models while the new high-performance Plaid model costs $113,190 (after potential savings). Both are very powerful, the Long-range with a dual-motor setup delivers 670 hp while the high-performance Plaid gets a tri-motor setup that has 1,020 hp. Both claim to cover more than 340 miles on a charge, and you get free access to Tesla’s expansive Supercharger network. The fully loaded Plaid models with the Ludicrous Mode option— the answer to sub-3-second acceleration to 60 mph—can cost as high as about $130,000.

The Model X’s signature feature - the Falcon doors, open in 11 inches of space, and the sensors silently prevent bumps against pillars. On the inside, there are a newly styled steering wheel and infotainment system. Even the exterior design has been modernized with cleaner lines. Tesla also replaces its Performance model with a new Plaid trim in the 2021 Model X lineup. The Model X is 4WD and seats up to seven people, but it’s hardly comparable to a conventional SUV. The 2021 Tesla Model X EV faces competition from the likes of Audi e-Tron and Jaguar I-Pace.


Latest Updates:

Mar 11, 2021: 2022 Tesla Model X Preview: Release Date, Performance, Trims, Specs, Interior, Range, and Redesign

Mar 02, 2021: 2021 Tesla Model X Plaid: Three motors, 1020 horsepower, and a yoke.

Feb 10, 2021: Tesla's new Model X will automatically shift gears between the park, reverse, and the drive

Feb 08, 2021: Tesla issues touchscreen recalls for over 36,000 Model S and Model X

See detailed review »

Pros

Electric 7-seater SUV with up to 360 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?

Redesigned steering wheel and infotainment unit

Tweaked exterior styling and accents

Lineup now consists of Long Range and Plaid trims


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$79990

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

155 mph

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

transmission

1-speed Direct Drive

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

14/14.4

dimensions

wheelbase

116.5 in.

length

198.3 in.

width

77.3 in.

height

66 in.

curb weight

4883 lbs.

ground clearance

7 in.

capacity

passenger volume

120 cu ft.

cargo volume

87.8 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

4.7 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

11.2

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

83/89/85 mpg

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos

Videos
2021 Tesla Model X electric Review video

Trims

Long Range Plus $79,990 onwards

Electric |

  • 12-way Power-Adjustable Front Seats
  • 1st row fixed glass Sunroof
  • 2 - 1st Row LCD Monitor
  • ABS and driveline Traction Control
  • AM/FM/HD/Satellite-prep, Seek-Scan Radio
  • Auto Dimming Rearview Mirrors
  • Driver and Front Passenger Heated-Cushion, Seatback
  • Driver Lumbar Support
  • Front Air Conditioning, Dual Zone Automatic
  • Front Fog/Driving Lights
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Leather-Appointed Heated Front Seats w/ Driver Memory
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Outside Heated Power-Adjustable Body Color Mirrors
  • Parking Assist
  • Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers

Plaid $99,990 onwards

Electric |

  • 7" Color Touchscreen Display Audio System
  • Ambient LED Lighting
  • Integrated Voice Communication w/ Bluetooth
  • Keyfob (all doors) Remote Keyless Entry
  • Unique Carbon Fiber Interior Decor

Colors and Styles

2021 Tesla Model X electric in Solid Black color 2021 Tesla Model X electric in Red Multi-Coat color 2021 Tesla Model X electric in Midnight Silver Metallic color 2021 Tesla Model X electric in Pearl White Multi-Coat color
Solid Black

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

Pricing And Features

9.9

Engine And Performance

9.4

Fuel Economy

9.4

Interior

9.1

Exterior

8.8

Safety

8.5

Competition

9.0

9.0

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

9.0

Overall Rating


"Since we first drove the Model X as a 2016 model, it has dominated the world of electric SUVs. None have come close in range or performance, although incoming competition from companies like Rivian and Lucid could shake things up in the coming years." - MotorTrend

The Model X's electric motors offer on-demand all-wheel drive and performance-car acceleration. Handling is superb for an SUV of this size. The most significant change to the Tesla Model X is more driving range and high-performance Plaid model. The Interior of the Model X welcomes a 17-inch touchscreen, a new instrument panel, and a debatable steering wheel design, called "Yoke", making the cockpit more like an airplane than a car.

The Tesla Model X also has an impressive full 5-star rating from NHTSA in all the categories and sub-categories. The only downside about this electric SUV is the absence of its long-term reliability report. So far, none of the versions of the Model X have been tested by J.D. Power and that leaves buyer's in doubt. Although the Model X’s fancy rear doors have faced criticism, this is a spacious, efficient, technologically advanced, and strong-performing fully electric SUV, and we give it a 9 out of 10 overall.


9.9/10
Pricing and Features

9.4/10
Engine and Performance

9.4/10
Fuel Economy

9.1/10
Interior

8.8/10
Exterior

8.5/10
Safety

9.0/10
Competition


2021 Tesla Model X electric Pricing and Features

9.9/10

The 2021 Model X will be offered in just two flavors this time. The lineup starts with the base Long Range model priced at $83,190. The other top-spec variant is the Model X Plaid costing $113,190. Both these models are fundamentally the same but what varies is the powertrain and performance.

While both the trims get AWD as standard, the Plaid variant uses a triple motor setup, unlike the base model's dual-motor unit. This pushes its power output to 1,020 hp. That translates to a 0-60 mph time of 2.5 seconds, making it the world's fastest-accelerating SUV.

Trims

Long Range

Plaid

MSRP (AWD)

$89,990

$119,990

Key Features

360 Mile Range

Adds/Upgrades to Long Range

 

0-60 in 2.8 seconds

340 Mile Range

 

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

Tri-Motor AWD

 

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

Carbon Fiber interior

 

Auto-Dimming RVM and Heated, Power Adjustable ORVM

 
 

3-Position Dynamic LED Turning Lights w/LED Fog lamps

 
 

Self-Presenting Front Door w/Largest Glass Panoramic Windshield in Production

 
 

XM/FM Radio, Bluetooth, 2 USB Ports for Media/Power, and Internet Radio

 
 

17" Touchscreen Display w/Wi-Fi/Mobile Data, Onboard Maps, and Navigation

 
 

LED Ambient Interior Lighting and Voice Activated Controls

 
 

20-foot mobile connector with storage bag

 

However, all that comes at an additional price of $30,000 and a compromised range of 20 miles in comparison to the Long Range trim. Feature-wise, both trims are equally equipped but certain elements like carbon fiber interior trim set apart the 2021 Tesla Model S Plaid.


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The base Long Range trim of the Model X is its most value for money. It gets a dual-motor setup making 670 hp, which means a 0-60 mph run time of 3.8 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph, all of which are class-leading. It also has AWD as standard, and the estimated range of 360 miles is also a lot more than the 2021 Tesla Model X Plaid.

Check out Warranty, Maintenance Costs, and Reliability Ratings of the 2021 Tesla Model X! >>

2021 Tesla Model X electric Engine and Performance

9.4/10

"If physics-defying performance and three rows of seating are two priorities in something that follows the SUV form, there are few ways you can do better, electric or not." - The Car Connection

The Tesla Model X is either powered by Dual 3 Phase, 4 Pole induction motors, with copper rotors and a 100-kWh lithium-ion battery, or a tri-motor setup in its Plaid version, similar to the 2021 Model S Plaid. Together, they make the 2021 Model X Plaid capable of producing 1,020 horsepower.

The Model X, like the Model S before it, uses a direct drive transmission. Its AWD setup gives it great control and stability, both in a straight and in corners. That and the difference in power in comparison to rivals is obvious. The Audi e-Tron and the Jaguar I-Pace cannot compete with the Model X in performance.

Models

2021 Tesla Model X

2021 Audi e-Tron

2021 Jaguar I-Pace

MSRP

$89,990

$79,100

$80,900

Engine

Dual 3-phase 4-pole AC Induction Motor

Dual Asynchronous Electric Motors

Dual Permanent Magnet Synchronous Electric Motors

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

Single Speed Direct Drive

Single Speed Direct Drive

Single Speed Direct Drive

Power

670hp@0rpm

355hp@0rpm

395hp@rpm

Torque

N/A

414lb-ft@0rpm

513lb-ft@0rpm

0-60 MPH

3.8 sec

5.5 sec

4.5 sec

Quarter Mile

11.2 sec

16 sec

12.9 sec

Top Speed

155 MPH

124 MPH

124 MPH

The Model X has both strong acceleration and braking. But there's a difference even in the way the two trims perform. The base Long Range trim reaches 60 mph from a standstill in 3.8 seconds, while the new Plaid only takes 2.6 seconds. Both an improvement of 0.6 and 0.1 seconds respectively in comparison to last year.

Brakes are similarly impressive, despite weighing upwards of 5400 pounds, the Model X going at 60 mph, stops in just 109 feet. Both in acceleration and braking, the Model x outperforms its rivals. Even the top speed of 155 mph achieved by the base trim of the Model X is higher than the others in the class.


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2021 Tesla Model X electric Fuel Economy

9.4/10

Both the dual and tri motor setup of the 2021 Tesla Model X offer not only impressive performance but also exceptional MPGe and range. The new Model X Plaid offers a claimed range of 340 miles in a single charge, and it is the lesser of the two.

Models

2021 Tesla Model X

2021 Audi e-Tron

2021 Jaguar I-Pace

MPGE (City)

101

78

80

MPGE (Highway)

109

78

72

MPGE (Combined)

105

78

76

Range

360 miles

222 miles

234 miles

The dual-motor AWD setup of the Long Range model allows it to return a maximum claimed range of 360 miles. That in comparison to Audi e-Tron's 222-mile and I-Pace's 234-mile ranges is a lot more. However, charging a Model X via 220V connection will take around 12 hours.


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2021 Tesla Model X electric Interior

9.1/10

"A stark and nearly buttonless interior design is classic Tesla. The Model X's unique windshield/glass roof runs seamlessly from the base of the hood up over the front-seat passengers for a nearly uninterrupted view of what's ahead and what's above." - Car And Driver

The interior of the Model X is based on the Model S. There are striking resemblances everywhere, more so with the 2021 redesign. A new infotainment setup and redesigned steering wheel make the 2021 Model X look a whole lot futuristic. Otherwise, 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.

Models

2021 Tesla Model X

2021 Audi e-Tron

2021 Jaguar I-Pace

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

Interior is slightly different depending upon which trim you choose. While the base Long Range trim gets wooden accents, the Plaid trim gets a carbon fiber interior. Not only does the Model X offers more seating capacity, it has much more room than any of its competitors. It is the only vehicle in its class that can seat people in the third row.

The technology of Tesla is also profound and more than compliant with the need of its audience. The 2021 Model X features a massive 17-inch touchscreen display, which is now mounted landscape-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. Some of the highlights of 2021 Tesla Model X’s infotainment system are as follows

  • 17-inch infotainment touchscreen display
  • Custom audio system featuring 17 speakers
  • Mobile App Remote Control
  • Bluetooth Hands-Free and Media Streaming
  • Two USB ports for media and power
  • XM satellite radio capability
  • Wi-Fi and Cellular Internet Capability
  • Voice Activated Controls

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2021 Tesla Model X electric Exterior

8.8/10

"There is one massive pane of curved glass that serves as the windshield and the panoramic roof on the Model X. It really makes the cabin feel open, but the roof also protects against the ultraviolet and infrared light." - KBB

All Tesla cars look and feel way ahead of their time, for example, the Tesla Cybertruck. Although, the Model X is not as unconventional-looking. Its exterior design is somewhat derived from the Model S, which is quite obvious. Only, the Model X has dimensions that are bigger all-around, even when compared with conventional SUVs of its class.

To stand apart, Tesla Model X has no front-grille, a tear-drop shape, a top-rolling wind-shield that merges with the panoramic glass sunroof, and falcon-wing rear doors. And this time, there are cleaner lines on the bodywork complemented by dechromed accents. Flaunting one in your neighborhood will surely fetch you the coolest tag.

Models

2021 Tesla Model X

2021 Audi e-Tron

2021 Jaguar I-Pace

Curb Weight

5421 lbs

5643 lbs

4784 lbs

Length

198.3"

193.0"

184.3"

Width

81.5"

76.3"

74.6"

Height

66.0"

65.5"

61.3"

Ground Clearance

5.4"

6.9"

5.6"

Wheelbase

116.7"

115.1"

117.7"

As far as physical dimensions go, the Model X is longer than its rivals by at least 5.3 inches. Its curb weight of 5421 pounds is second only to the Audi e-Tron weighing 5643 pounds. However, the Model X has the least ground clearance of 5.4 inches, which improves stability but makes it incapable of off-roading.


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2021 Tesla Model X electric Safety

8.5/10

Tesla is an industry leader with its safety features and autonomous technology. The amazing array of sensors and masterful autonomous features lets you feel like a passenger at times even when you are in the driver’s seat. The 2020 Model X has also received one of the best possible ratings in safety and crash tests. The Autonomous Autopilot enables your car to accelerate, brake, and steer on its own.

It will monitor traffic and road conditions constantly and will put the people in the car out of harm's way. It is also capable of seamlessly following navigation taking into account the various interchanges and lane changes along the way. Sturdy construction and top-of-the-line safety features make the Model X very attractive to buyers concerned about safety even though the 2021 version has not yet been crash-tested.


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2021 Tesla Model X electric Competition

9.0/10

2021 Tesla Model X vs 2021 Audi e-Tron

The 2021 E-Tron SUV and Sportback brings the comfort, luxury, and features of Audi's other conventional premium models, but with an electric twist. At the same time, the 2021 Tesla Model X can render gasoline-powered SUVs obsolete. Certainly, Model X is a pricier option than E-Tron, it offers extraordinary performance and a class-leading range. However, Audi offers more interior space than the Tesla, the Model X puts the E-Tron behind in most categories.

2021 Audi e-Tron

2021 Tesla Model X vs 2021 Jaguar I-Pace

The comparison is between the least expensive I Pace vs the most expensive Model X in the class. The I-Pace is a decent vehicle, but cannot justify either its performance or its price in front of the Model X. It's true the Model X comes at a rather extravagant price premium, however, it justifies that price with its abundant features and monstrous performance. The 2021 Jaguar I-Pace falls behind there. 

2021 Jaguar I-Pace

 

2021 Tesla Model X electric Final Verdict

The 2021 Tesla Model X is the follow up of the ever famous Model S. If you are thinking of an electric SUV to be your next family car, Tesla still holds a narrow lead over less well-packaged rivals from Audi, Jaguar, and Mercedes. Yes, the Model X's rivals have better built and are more familiar, but Tesla is big and technologically advanced. It’s a fun and engaging family car with ample room for everyone. Moreover, Tesla's superior charging network removes hassle and frustration from the switch to electricity. It’s a very good car, the 2021 Model X has a stabilized pricing strategy as well now. 

Based loosely on it, the Model X has managed to set the standard for electric SUVs everywhere. It has superb performance, great range, and spacious interiors, all for a pretty respectable price. Even the high premium 2021 Model X Plaid is worth it in our books.

With this significant redesign for the 2021 or 2022 model year (Tesla doesn't follow the model years as strictly as other car brands), the Model X is well-primed to take on electric SUV rivals newcomers including the Rivian and Lucid.

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Car Rating

8.3

based on 19 ratings


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8.8/10 Safety
8.8/10 Reliability
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Catherine B. Riley

2021 Tesla Model X electric

Long Range Plus 4dr SUV AWD (electric DD)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: April 1, 2021

Model X- good range and feature full

Pros - Good range, easily control everything from the screen, silent cabin

Cons - At this price I could have got any of the big brands but this being an EV

The vertical arrangement of touchscreen is very appreciable, all controls are accessible from it, summon feature is useful while parking or moving it from parked position is very useful, android auto and apple carplay are integrated The ride quality is very comfortable, the car accelerates pretty fast o jerks of the gear shifts like my previous car, the cabin is very silent. Inside the Model X, there's plenty of space, very clean and clutter free dash and console. My model X is very handsomely styled. The rear portion is raised a bit which blocks lights coming fromt he vehicles behind during night, lot of space has been provided inside as well 5 star rating from NHTSA, consider it if the price doesn't bother you.

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

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Larry L. Wilcoxon

2016 Tesla Model X electric

P100D 4dr SUV AWD (electric DD)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 20, 2021

Excellent Family Car

Pros - Daily rider, quick acceleration, space in cabin

Cons - Non foldable rear seats, unknown electric reliability

Comfortable and Strong Performance Tesla Model X is very beautiful sedan, it has got luxurious looks, beautiful interiors, soft touch materials all around, excellent dashboard view, front visibility is amazing, it is every bit accessible. It is all electric performer. What else future might bring we can only wonder. Yes there are issues like prices, resale value with this car, along with reliability of electricals but I can afford it so bought it. Its quite fun for me. I just love it to drive to work and take family for a ride. It is very quiet and smooth. Its acceleration is very quick and the way it handles on tunrs is just impeccable. charges easily, great service. Perfect !!

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

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Peter R. Anderson

2017 Tesla Model X electric

90D 4dr SUV AWD (electric DD)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: March 20, 2021

Perfect Regular Ride

Pros - Strong build quality, cabin comfort, luxury ride features, unique design

Cons - Price, bugs in navigation, resale value is in question

Quick and smooth handling dynamics Looking for a work ride car and regular car, going all electric might be very tough decision to make, because we all like to go for long trips without having the time to charge, that's the way it is. Once you buy it, But Engaging, It doesn't need much attention Tesla Takes care of that I can tell for sure! but response of doors on rear is just weird. I am okay with it but i find it a bit weird. its a commitment to work with it. It is actually quite engaging, smooth drive and good comfort. It affects functionality. Rest all is good. I am finding it quite handy and fun to drive!!

8/10
Features
8/10
Interior
8/10
Design
8/10
Safety
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
8/10
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Top User Reviews

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Model X- good range and feature full

The vertical arrangement of touchscreen is very appreciable, all controls are accessible from it, summon feature is useful while parking or moving it from parked position is very useful, android auto and apple carplay are integrated

by Catherine B. Riley

9

User Overall Rating

Excellent Family Car

Comfortable and Strong Performance

by Larry L. Wilcoxon

8

User Overall Rating

Perfect Regular Ride

Quick and smooth handling dynamics

by Peter R. Anderson

8

User Overall Rating

Model X- good range and feature full

consider it if the price doesn't bother you

by Brittany

9

User Overall Rating

Model X- a spaceship with wheels

buy it

by Etuale

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