2021 Tesla Model X Electric

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Updated on: June 5, 2021

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The 2021 Tesla Model X is a luxury electric SUV that boasts on-demand all-wheel drive, seats upto seven, upto 360 miles of driving range, spirited handling, and swift acceleration. With a revised trim lineup and a few updates, the base price of the 2021 Model X starts at $83,190 for the Long Range while the new-for-2021 Model X Plaid costs $113,190. The 670 hp Model X Long Range claims 3.8 seconds 0 to 60 mph time while the tri-motor setup in 1,020 hp Plaid takes it to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds. Even if you take the rear falcon-wing doors out of the equation, none of the 2021 Model X gets a Carindigo rating of 9 out of 10 in the midsize SUV class.

Developed from the Model S platform, it shares around 30 percent of the sedan's features. Despite 5,500 pounds weight, the 2021 Model X offers spirited handling compared even to other gasoline-powered SUVs. The new Model X stars among the electric rivals including Audi e-Tron and Jaguar I-Pace. For 2021, Tesla has updated the cabin of the Model X, adding a newly styled 'yoke' steering wheel and a bigger 17-inch infotainment system. The exterior styling also gets some minor changes. With the 2021 Model X, you also get free access to Tesla’s expansive Supercharger network. Read below to find out if the Tesla Model X is a good SUV for you?

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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

$89990

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

155 mph

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

horsepower

670 hp

transmission

5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

14/14.4 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

116.7 in.

length

198.3 in.

width

78.7 in.

height

66 in.

curb weight

5534 lbs.

ground clearance

8.3 in.

capacity

passenger volume

120 cu ft.

cargo volume

87.8 cu ft.

towing capacity

4960 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.8 sec.

zero to 100 mph

8.3 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

11.2 sec.

braking (70-0 mph)

172 ft.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

8 yr. / Unlimited mi.

powertrain warranty

8 yr./ unlimited mi.

corrosion warranty

12 yr. / Unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos

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Trims

Long Range $89,990 onwards

670 hp | Electric | electric

  • 12-way Power-Adjustable Front Seats
  • 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
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • 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 $119,990 onwards

1020 hp | Electric | electric

  • 7" Color Touchscreen Display Audio System
  • All door remote Keyless Entry
  • Ambient LED Lighting
  • Integrated Voice Communication w/ Bluetooth
  • Unique Carbon Fiber Interior Decor
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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 Tesla 's Model X recieves a exterior and interior styling refresh for 2021 along with a new high-performance Plaid model replacing the Performance version. The 2021 Model X lineup now consist of Long Range and power-packed Plaid models. Tesla also claims the three-row electric SUV now has more driving range for both the variants than before. The interior of the Model X gains a redesigned 17-inch infotainment system, a new instrument panel, and a debatable F1-styled square steering wheel design, called "Yoke". This makes the cockpit more like an airplane than a car. 

The Plaid models three-motor setup delivers brutal acceleration along with 340-miles (esitmated) range but is quite expensive. The Long Range offers 360-miles driving range along with on-demand all-wheel drive and sub-three second acceleration. This Tesla's electric three-row SUV handles superbly considering its large size.The 2021 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.

2021 Tesla Model X Key Competitors:


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)

$83,190

$113,190

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 Model X Plaid.

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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 2021 Model X Long Range models are powered by standard two electric motors (3 Phase, 4 Pole induction motors, with copper rotors and a 100-kWh lithium-ion battery) while the Plaid versions get a tri-motor setup, similar to the 2021 Model S Plaid. The Long Range Model X gets 670 horsepower and is a plenty fast. The 2021 Model X Plaid is 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

$83,190

$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 performance-oriented Model X Plaid offers a claimed range of 340 miles in a single charge, and it is the lesser of the two. The dual-motor AWD setup of the Long Range model allows it to return a maximum claimed range of 360 miles.

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

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. However for fast charging, Tesla's supercharging networks are located throughout the country.

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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 comes as standard is a five-seater. Interior design and quality 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.

Interior space is generous for first and second row. 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

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 advanced technology of Tesla is immediately highlighted a you enter the Model X. Firstly, the driver's door opens automatically and can be shut similarly. The rear doors opens like a gulwing doors and provide easy access to rear seats. However, these act as contraints in areas with low ceilings.

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 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 Tesla Model X electric Final Verdict

The 2021 Tesla Model X holds a narrow lead over less well-packaged rivals from Audi, Jaguar, and Mercedes. Yes, the 2021 Model X's rivals have better build quality, but Tesla is super fast, big, comfortable, 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 has superb performance, great range, and spacious interiors, all for a pretty respectable price.

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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Tesla Model X FAQs

Is Tesla Superchargers free?

Supercharging is free for Tesla cars that were purchased before January 2017, although for the model after that the rate isn't that high either, as it will cost you just about $0.25 per kW.

Is buying a Tesla Model X worth it?

Yes, Tesla Model X is a good SUV with its merits heavily outweighing a few downsides. The Model X not only offers more than a 340-mile driving range but it is a quick SUV that handles like a car. Tesla's futuristic technology highlighted y a massive 17-inch digital experience that complements the spacious cabin. With space to seat seven and above-average cargo room, Tesla's Autopilot suite of driver-assistance features ensures safety for all.

Is Tesla coming out with a new model X?

With the 2021 update, Tesla Model X gets a new Plaid variant, on the lines of Model X. The Model X Plaid is impressive with 1,020 hp and a 0 to 60 mph time of 2.5 seconds. The 7 seater SUV is as fast as any sports car and offers more than 300 miles driving range, better than any other EV in the market.

Will Model X price go down?

The biggest and most expensive Tesla, the Model X got a price cut of $5000 just last year. This came as a surprise but the revised pricing of Model S speculates the further revision of prices of the new Model X. Also, with more EVs coming to the market, including Lucid Air, the competitive streak might benefit the buyers with cheaper Tesla than before.

2021 Tesla Model X Consumer Reviews and Ratings

8.4

based on 46 ratings


8.7/10 Features
8.6/10 Interiors
8.6/10 Design
8.6/10 Safety
8.6/10 Reliability
8.0/10 Deal Value

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Todd Mattos

2021 Tesla Model X electric

Plaid 4dr SUV AWD (electric DD)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: June 5, 2021

Just received the car

Pros - Design has improved significantly

Cons - None as far till now

Fantastic looks and impressive room Although I just got the car delivered, I wanted to share a few things. Firstly, the design has significantly improved especially at the front, and there is also a little more room in each seat this time. They are saying that the range has been increased but don't know. Otherwise the looks alone are enough for it. They delivered the car in a very short time and also offer a host of possible accessories.

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

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William

2021 Tesla Model X electric

Plaid 4dr SUV AWD (electric DD)

10

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 26, 2021

2021 Tesla Model X

Pros - "Huge cargo hold Brisk acceleration"

Cons - "Inconsistent cabin quality No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto"

good range and feature full The Model X features all the technologies required in its smart cabin for day-to-day transport from luxury infotainment with noise cancellation to self-driving skills. For fast travelling at highway speeds, the model X has all-wheel drive and stellar acceleration. Great experience. Alex was amazing. She was professional, knowledgeable and caring. She answered all of my questions.

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

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Maynard

2021 Tesla Model X electric

Plaid 4dr SUV AWD (electric DD)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 10, 2021

The all-new Model X

Pros - Fast-charging capability. Fanatic accleration. Falcon doors.

Cons - Mediocre fit and finish. Bare bones interior.

Futuristic and so much better! Although the Long Range trim offers a better range, the extra motor on the Performance trim just makes everything more sweet with a witchcraft wizardry. Driving the Model X is just so satisfying with a balanced handling and insane performance level. Everything about the Model X is peculiar and stands out from the crowd stuff. Be it the flashy falcon doors or simple silhoutte exteriors. I love the way it looks from the outside. But it just feels too bare bones inside of the cabin. It feels as if there's just a massive, fussy touchscreen and nothing else on the dash. Even the fit and finish of the trim panels or doors don't feel very assuring but I'm hoping for the best. The fast charging system works like a charm be it at home or a public supercharger station! This definitley is the future and I absolutely love it! The entire experience was surely a memorable one. The Tesla experience sure has an edge over everyone else. Charles was a great guy and assisted me patiently through the entire process until delivery!

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

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Just received the car

Fantastic looks and impressive room

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10

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2021 Tesla Model X

good range and feature full

by William

9

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The all-new Model X

Futuristic and so much better!

by Maynard

9

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Buy to believe

2021 Tesla Model X

by Robert

9

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Stealthy as a Ninja

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