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The 2017 Tesla Model X is a good family-friendly all-electric three-row SUV. Based on the Model S sedan, the new Model X offers seating for up to seven, impressive performance, and up to 295 miles of driving range. Tesla's advanced technology features like autonomous driving and a large 17-inch infotainment display are best in class. Available in 4 versions, the 2017 Model X prices start from $79,500 and go up to $140,000.

Built in California, the Model x accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds. The base Model X 75D features a 75 kWh battery pack while the 90D features a 90 kWh battery which further improves the driving range. Next-in-line 100D and P100D get 100 kWh battery. However, on the downside, the interior of the Tesla Model X lacks the luxury of the rivals. Read our expert review below to know more.

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Pros

Lightning-fast acceleration for a heavy 3 row SUV

Exceptionally quiet during driving

Expansive and wide view through large windshield

Convenient and user-friendly tech

Cons

Few interior materials are outdated

No folding feature for second-row seats

Rear doors have poor functionality and hinder entry

Rear visibility is restricted

What's New?

No major changes


2017 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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Ethan S. Cornelius

2017 Tesla Model X electric

75D 4dr SUV AWD (electric DD)

8

User Overall Rating

Posted On: May 6, 2021

Faulty, but on the right way.

Pros - Modern cabin, tech loaded, good range on single charge

Cons - Yellowing display bezels, quality control issues.

Fast forward to the future. Love the sleek uncluttered exterior. Same case with the interiors too. A big vertical screen is the only thing you would physically see in the center console. They also promised me updates on the software like on phones, when new features start to roll in. The performance of this car is also pretty shocking for the size. The seats are very comfortable to say the truth. All that told, I have had issues with the yellow tinting of the bezels of the screen. Also some of the body panels, both exterior and interior, were not the best aligned or well put together. Has some quality control issues with my car. When I took it to the dealership, they had no clue on what to do. Also they were not ready to replace my screen whatsoever.

9/10
Features
8/10
Interior
8/10
Design
8/10
Safety
6/10
Reliability
7/10
Deal Value
7/10
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TR

Troy A. Romano

2017 Tesla Model X electric

100D 4dr SUV AWD (electric DD)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: April 30, 2021

The falcon wing SUV!

Pros - Suprisingly quick. Autonomous driving. Great electric range.

Cons - Plain interiors. Complex everything-in-touchscreen controls. Expensive.

Model X for highway commutes! The Model X has been my highway mile muncher ever since I got it home in 2017. I really like how quick this thing is despite being a sizeable SUV. The battery holds up enough range to make a round trip to Philly from New York on a single full charge. Besides, its really comfrotable to drive on the interstates because of the dope autonomous driving feature. It helps me be free from the tiredness of driving and be more productive towards my work. The only thing I wish for is that the controls weren't too dependent on the touchscreen and included physical buttons and knobs as well! I happened to recently get a dent fixed here on my Model X. The staff here is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. They walked me through the entire process and delivered the car within the estimated time!

9/10
Features
9/10
Interior
10/10
Design
9/10
Safety
10/10
Reliability
8/10
Deal Value
9/10
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Anthony C. Donaldson

2017 Tesla Model X electric

P100D 4dr SUV AWD (electric DD)

9

User Overall Rating

Posted On: April 17, 2021

The ultimate family wagon

Pros - Insane acceleration, futuristic cabin, premium interiors

Cons - Complex infotainment controls, high price tag, range anxiety

When brands take thing a bit extreme Was not a big fan of electric car till I drove on of these. The performance actually blew my mind right off. Dad to get one of these eventhough the pricing was a bit too high. Even after drving for about 5000 mile I feel amazed everytime I hit the throttle of this car. Those electric motors do pump out some serious torque and you fly of on tap of the throttle.There might literally be no one quicker than you on the roads, inluding sportscars. Other than performance, this car is an excellent daily commuter machine as well. It is pretty easy to drive around town and you get almost all the safety tech out there to keep you out of trouble. The seats are comfortable although the ride feels a bit on the firmer side. Premium dealership, great inventory and quick paperwork!

10/10
Features
9/10
Interior
9/10
Design
9/10
Safety
10/10
Reliability
6/10
Deal Value
9/10
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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$79500

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

2

top speed

155 mph

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

horsepower

518 hp

torque

387 lb.-ft.

transmission

1-speed direct drive

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

116.7 in.

length

198.3 in.

width

81.5 in.

height

66 in.

curb weight

5271 lbs.

ground clearance

5.4 in.

capacity

cargo volume

77 cu ft.

towing capacity

4980 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.1 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

13.6 sec.

fuel economy

highway range

458.8 mi.

ev range

340.4 mi.

highway range (evs/hybrids)

458.8 mi.

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


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Trims

75D $79,500 onwards

518 hp | Electric | Electric

  • 1st Row LCD monitor
  • 20" Silver Aluminum Wheels
  • ABS and driveline Traction Control
  • AM/FM/HD/Satellite-prep, Seek-Scan Radio
  • Driver and Front Passenger Heated-Cushion, Seatback
  • Driver Lumbar Support
  • Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Front Fog/Driving Lights
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Keyfob (all doors) Remote Keyless Entry
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Assist
  • Premium Cloth Seat Trim
  • Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • Rear Air Conditioning w/ Separate Controls

90D $93,500 onwards

417 hp | Electric | Electric

100D $96,000 onwards

Electric | Electric

P100D $140,000 onwards

503 hp @ 6150 rpm | Electric | Electric

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Ratings

Pricing And Features

7.4

Engine And Performance

8.4

Fuel Economy

9.1

Interior

7.1

Exterior

7.3

Safety

8.1

Competition

7.8

7.9

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.9

Overall Rating


Tesla has been revolutionizing the automobile market with a vision for next-gen mobility. Its deployment of electric powertrains has not only been an excellent alternative to the internal combustion engine-based industry but has also highlighted the role of research and development in any company. The 2017 Tesla Model X SUV is an electric SUV that defines a class in itself with its luxuriousness and outstanding performance. Tesla has put in a lot of effort to make the Model X one of the safest passenger cars, and they have found success doing so. The EV has got some advanced active and passive safety features that many cars lack in their class. Let's see how it fares against the competition.

2017 Tesla Model X electric SUV Three Quarter Front View
2017 Tesla Model X electric SUV Three Quarter Rear View

7.4/10
Pricing and Features

8.4/10
Engine and Performance

9.1/10
Fuel Economy

7.1/10
Interior

7.3/10
Exterior

8.1/10
Safety

7.8/10
Competition


2017 Tesla Model X electric Pricing and Features

7.4/10

The 2017 Tesla Model X has four different trim levels, and the number in the trim level denotes the battery size assigned to it. The entry-level 75D has a 75 kWh (kilowatt-hour) battery, the 90D has a 90-kWh battery, and the 100D & P100D has a 100-kWh battery where the P stands for performance. The MSRP of the 2017 Model X range from $79,500 for the 75D and goes up to $140,000 for the P100D. 

Trim

75D

90D

100D

P100D

MSRP (AWD)

$79,500

$93,500

$96,000

$140,000

Key Features

Mobile app remote control

Dual Moonroof

Access to Tesla's global Supercharger network

Wi-Fi and LTE internet connectivity

 

FM/HD, online, on-demand & Internet radio, and Bluetooth

Heated Mirrors

Compatible with Tesla Wall Connectors

Keyless entry

 

Two USB ports for media and power

Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror,

17" touchscreen display

Voice-activated controls

 

LED ambient interior lighting

Universal Garage Door Opener

Mobile app remote control

Bluetooth hands-free calling and media streaming

 

Center armrest with two cup holders

Remote Engine Start

FM/HD, online, on-demand & Internet radio, and Bluetooth

Largest glass panoramic windshield in production

 

Wi-Fi and LTE internet connectivity

Smart Device Integration

Two USB ports for media and power

2 receiver for hitch-mounted bike and ski carriers

Every Model X trim comes with an all-wheel drive, and some of these can be equipped with an optional third row to seat seven people. Tesla also offers self-driving features, and you can opt for either Enhanced Autopilot or the more advanced Full Self-Driving Capability.


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Among all the four trims of the 2017 Tesla Model X, the base 75D will be more than adequate for most shoppers. With its 75-kWh battery and 238-mile range, the Model X 75 D is more than adequate for daily driving. Also, for an entry-level model, it is fairly equipped. For under $80,000, you get a 17-inch touch screen, navigation, a panoramic front windshield, Falcon Wing rear doors, a proximity key, and an automatic liftgate among its standard inclusions. Though for maximum range, look for the Model X 100D which can drive up to 295 miles on a single charge.

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2017 Tesla Model X electric Engine and Performance

8.4/10

The 2017 Tesla Model X SUV is powered by a high-efficiency battery, with size and performance depending on the trim level. The base Model X 75D has a 75kWh battery that can drive up to a range of 237 miles on a single charge. The base AWD Model X  gets 518 hp and 387 pound-feet of torque. For the 90D trim, Tesla offers a 90kWh battery that attains a top speed of 155 mph and covers a distance of 257 miles on a single charge. The 100kWh battery of the P100D trim generates 792 horsepower while having a range of 289 miles. For maximum range, the 100kWh battery of the 100D trim does the best job, delivering a range of 295 miles.

2017 Tesla Model X Sprints 0-60 mph in just 4.9 sec

Given the electrical engine and single-speed transmission, the 2017 Model X has an instantaneous and outstanding acceleration record. The 75D and the 90D reach from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds and 3.5 seconds, respectively. Even though the 100D has a greater range than the P100D, the latter dominates the former with a scorching acceleration of 0 to 60 mph in a mere 2.9 seconds, making it the fastest among the four trims.

Models

Tesla Model X 75D

Porsche Cayenne SUV

Mercedes-Benz GLS 450

Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI

MSRP

$79,500

$59,600

$68,750

$55,500

Engine

Front & Rear High Efficiency 75 kWh battery

3.6-literPremium Unleaded V-6

3.0L V6 Biturbo

3.0L TFSI V6 DOHC

Transmission

Single-speed automatic

8-Speed Automatic

9-Speed Automatic

8-speed automatic

Horsepower

518 hp

300 hp

362 hp

333 hp

Torque

387 lb-ft

295 lb-ft

369 lb-ft

325 lb-ft

0-60 MPH

4.9 sec

7.3sec

6.5 sec

5.7 sec

Quarter mile

NA

13.8 sec

16.5 sec

14.9

Towing Capacity

5,000 lbs.

7,716 lbs.

7,500 lbs.

7,700 lbs.

The 2017 Tesla Model X falls behind the rest in towing capacity due to its battery-based powertrain with adequate 5,000 pounds tow ratings. The 2017 Porsche Cayenne has the maximum capacity of 7,716 pounds, followed by the Audi and the Mercedes with 7,700 and 7,500 pounds, correspondingly. The transmission for all the trims of the 2017 Tesla Model X SUV is a standard single-speed automatic transmission with modes like Normal, Comfort, and Sport that works very well with the front and rear powered battery to facilitate maximum performance.

2017 Tesla Model X Ride & Handling 

The 2017 Model X displays an appropriately direct steering ability in the Normal and Comfort modes. The steering may feel a little stiff in the high-speed enduring Sport Mode. Its remarkable adaptive cruise control and auto-steering function keep it on track on highways, imbuing it with great stability and handling, without letting the massive weight of the SUV be any concerning factor at all.

One surprising fact about the Model X SUV that has been floating around is that the SUV just fails to land on its roof. That is, the SUV has such great roll-resistance that despite toppling a number of times, it will just land on its feet. The reason being that the huge battery pack that sits on the floor takes up most of the weight and hence it lowers the center of gravity substantially. This enables the SUV to stick its wheels to the ground in unfortunate situations. Besides, the low center of gravity helps in gripping the road quite firmly, thus improving traction on the go.


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2017 Tesla Model X electric Fuel Economy

9.1/10

The 2017 Model X, being an all-electric SUV betters the conventional gasoline-powered SUVs in terms of fuel efficiency. The Model X 75D  gets an EPA-rated 91 mpg-e in the city and 95 mpg-e on the highway. Charging this battery takes 12 hours at 240 volts with a standard charger and 4.75 hours at 240 volts with an 80-amp dual charger. Tesla’s Supercharger network can recharge up to 80 percent of this battery in about 30 minutes.

Model

Tesla Model X 75D

Porsche Cayenne SUV

Mercedes-Benz GLS 450

Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI

MPG (city)

91 (MPGe)

18

19

19

MPG (highway)

95 (MPGe)

24

22

25

MPG (combined)

92 (MPGe)

20

17

21

The range of Model X depends on the battery size. You can drive the Model X 75D up to 238 miles, 90D up to 257 miles, 100D up to 295 miles, and P100D up to 289 miles. However, in terms of fuel economy, the Audi Q7 is the most efficient among the three gasoline-powered SUVs with an MPG rating of 19/25/21 mpg in city/highway/combined. The Cayenne comes next with a fuel economy rating of 24 mpg and 20 mpg on city/highways respectively.

2017 Tesla Model X electric Interior

7.1/10

The 2017 Tesla Model X seats five in standard configuration, though six or seven-seat configuration is available. The interior of the 2017 Model X is extremely quiet, and the seats are comfortably suitable for long trips. The legroom in the second and optional third row is above class average. The large panoramic moonroof makes the cabin feel airy.

2017 Tesla Model X Rear Passenger Seats

All the seats have heating and cooling features with supportive armrests. The air suspension provides minimal head tossing, while the large tread tires are enough to filter a few road irregularities. The SUV manages to provide an overall cargo space of 88.0 cubic feet, which is the second-best in the competition.

Model

Tesla Model X 75D

Porsche Cayenne SUV

Mercedes-Benz GLS 450

Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI

Passenger capacity

5

5

7

7

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

41.7/60.7/41.2

39.6/58.9/57.2

41.2/58.5/40.3

38.4/59.5/41.7

Second

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

40.9/56.8/38.4

39.0/57.0/36.0

40.0/58.3/38.5

38.8/58.5/38.8

Third

(Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

N/A

N/A

38.9/50.5/35.0

35.9/49.4/29.2

Cargo Volume 3rd row up (ft.3)

N/A

N/A

16.0

14.8

Cargo Volume 2nd row up (ft.3)

26.0

23.7

49.4

37.5

Cargo Volume 2nd row folded (ft.3)

88.0

62.9

93.8

71.6

Stepping into a Tesla is just like stepping into the future. The 2017 Model X has a large 17-inch touch screen on the dashboard for infotainment and controls. It has a basic audio option with appealing sound quality and a standard navigation system. The entertainment and climate adjustments are made using the touch screen, which is intuitive and responsive. On the downside, Model X lacks redundant controls which means the driver has to take his or her eyes off the road to interact with the system.

2017 Tesla Model X Infotainment System

The screen displays a warning if there is an object in close proximity. Major infotainment features include-

  • Bluetooth audio and phone
  • Smartphone integration
  • Auxiliary audio input
  • Rearview camera
  • HD and satellite radio
  • AM/FM Stereo

Major interior features include-

  • Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
  • Front and a rearview camera
  • Electrochromatic rearview mirror
  • Tilt and telescopic steering wheel
  • Universal remote transmitter
  • Interior air filtration
  • Climate control
  • Multi-adjustable power seats

 

2017 Tesla Model X electric SUV Interior
2017 Tesla Model X electric SUV Interior
2017 Tesla Model X electric SUV Interior
2017 Tesla Model X electric SUV Interior
2017 Tesla Model X electric SUV Interior
2017 Tesla Model X electric SUV Interior

2017 Tesla Model X electric Exterior

7.3/10

First to capture your attention are the flacon wing doors that open up to allow you inside the Model X's cabin. When viewed from the front, the new 2017 Tesla Model X is almost indistinguishable from its sexy sedan brother, the Model S, which is still one of the best-looking cars around.

2017 Tesla Model X Front Angle View

And the family resemblance continues with the SUV’s steep windshield, flush chrome door handles, and fastback roofline. However, while the Model S pleases the eyes with a low silhouette and wide stance when viewed from some angles, the Model X looks awkwardly tall and a bit slab-sided.

Model

Tesla Model X 75D

Porsche Cayenne SUV

Mercedes-Benz GLS 450

Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI

Curb weight (lbs.)

5,271

4,486

5,335

4,938

Length(in)

198.3

191.1

202.0

199.6

Width(in)

81.5

78.7

76.1

77.5

Height(in)

66.0

67.4

72.8

68.5

Ground clearance (in) 

5.4

8.5

8.5

8.1

Wheelbase (in)

116.7

114.0

121.1

117.9

Track width (in) F/R

65.4/66.9

65.2/65.7

65.2/65.9

66.6/66.5

The Mercedes-Benz, other than being the heaviest, the lengthiest, and the tallest, also has the highest ground clearance and wheelbase. The Porsche Cayenne is the lightest and has the smallest wheelbase, although it shares an equally large ground clearance with the Mercedes. The 2017 Tesla Model X SUV is the widest among the four and has the least ground clearance, whereas the Audi Q7 has a fairly balanced dimensional figure. Major exterior features include-

  • Heated exterior mirrors
  • Power trunk lid
  • Interval wipers
  • Cargo area lighting
  • Automatic LED headlights
  • Rear spoiler and fog lights
  • Daytime running lights
2017 Tesla Model X electric SUV Exterior
2017 Tesla Model X electric SUV Exterior
2017 Tesla Model X electric SUV Exterior
2017 Tesla Model X electric SUV Exterior
2017 Tesla Model X electric SUV Exterior
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2017 Tesla Model X electric Safety

8.1/10

The 2017 Tesla Model X comes studded with loads of safety features like traction control and stability systems, lane departure and blind-spot warnings, automatic emergency braking, 360-degree sonar sensors, and a forward-looking camera. Meanwhile, the screen depicting the proximity of objects near you when parking is industry-leading. The large backup camera display is very helpful, too. We also like adaptive cruise control, but a full Autopilot is a mixed bag and should never be used without full attention. Few key safety features include:

  • Eight airbags throughout
  • Electronic stability and traction control
  • Four-wheel antilock disc brakes with the 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

2017 Tesla Model X electric Competition

7.8/10

Porsche Cayenne vs Tesla Model X

The Porsche Cayenne is a well-packed SUV with a powerful blend of luxury, sports car performance, and off-road abilities as well. Its power source is a 3.6-liter Premium Unleaded V6 engine which is supported by 8-speed transmission and all-wheel drive. It constitutes to be an ideal road trip car with comfortable leather seats and classy infotainment for navigation.

2017 Porsche Cayenne SUV 

However, when compared to the 2017 Tesla Model X SUV, it lacks engine performance, acceleration, braking, and cargo spacing as well, putting it quite behind the Tesla in the competition.

Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 vs Tesla Model X

The Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 is the luxury SUV that maintains the legacy of the locomotive company with its three-rowed powerhouse with loads of techs and amenities installed in it. Under its hood is a 3L bi-turbo v6 engine that generates power by coupling with the 9-speed automatic transmission.

2017 Mercedes-Benz GLS 450

Although factors like engine performance, acceleration, braking, and poor fuel economy put it behind the 2017 Tesla Model X SUV, it does somewhat compensate with massive interior spacing and gigantic cargo area as well as a strong towing capacity.

Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI vs Tesla Model X

Compared to the price tag attached to it, the Audi Q7 has so much more to offer, making it worth every penny spent. With a 3L TFSI V6 engine, 8-speed transmission, and all-wheel-drive system, it puts up a strong performance.

2017 Audi Q7 3.0 TFSI

The additional smooth steering, air suspension, and adaptive dampers maintain the comfortable ride quality. It may be a little weaker in engine power and acceleration than the 2017 Tesla Model X SUV, but the spacious interiors and cargo space keep in the competition of SUVs.

2017 Tesla Model X electric Final Verdict

The first concern regarding the 2017 Tesla Model X SUV is the high price tag and expensive options that come with it. However, it does deliver immaculately in terms of performance, and being totally electrical is highly beneficial as it omits any extra fuel costs. The 2017 Model X is a one-time investment towards revolutionizing the trend of SUVs in the market. It is definitely tempting, and given the range of facilities it has in store to offer, it will not disappoint the buyer at all.

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Top User Reviews

8

User Overall Rating

Faulty, but on the right way.

Fast forward to the future.

by Ethan S. Cornelius

9

User Overall Rating

The falcon wing SUV!

Model X for highway commutes!

by Troy A. Romano

9

User Overall Rating

The ultimate family wagon

When brands take thing a bit extreme

by Anthony C. Donaldson

8

User Overall Rating

The real Macho.

Premium SUV

by Paul K. Shaffer

8

User Overall Rating

Perfect Regular Ride

Quick and smooth handling dynamics

by Peter R. Anderson

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