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

Updated on: March 7, 2020
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Aaron Smith

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The electric car industry is booming and Tesla is on a roll like no other. Tesla has capitalized in this segment by providing the best possible products at a comparatively lower price. The 2020 Tesla Model X is one of such gems that have come out of the Tesla manufacturing. The SUV offers great utility with an equally impressive range which makes it one of the best vehicles to own in this age of conserving and protecting the environment.

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Pros

7-seat SUV with 328 miles of range

Great acceleration and handling

Exceptional cargo area

Cons

Build Quality is questionable

No Apple CarPlay or Android Auto

What's New?

Full self-driving capability

Revised trims


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Exterior
Interior

Styles

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Deep Blue Metallic

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Ratings

Features

9.9

Engine And Performance

8.8

Fuel Economy

7.5

Interior

8.7

Exterior

8.8

Safety

8.5

8.7

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2020 Tesla Model X electric Long Range

Long Range

power
TBD
fuel
TBD
mpg
96 combined

$76,690


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Long Range 4dr Crossover AWD (electric DD) Starting at $76,690 MSRP (99/96/93) electric,
1-Speed Dual Clutch all wheel drive 7

 2020 Tesla Model X electric Performance

Performance

power
TBD
fuel
TBD
mpg
89 combined

$99,690


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Performance 4dr Crossover AWD (electric DD) Starting at $99,690 MSRP (90/89/89) electric,
1-Speed Dual Clutch all wheel drive 7

Expert Review

8.7

Overall Rating


The Model X makes for a compelling SUV in the current market trends. The SUV offers 3 rows with enough space and utility aspects that most conventional manufacturers fail to provide. The Falcon Wing design for the rear doors give the Model X an exotic appeal to it. With a growing list of celebrities that own a Tesla, it is evident that the electric movement is making its mark among the masses.


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

 
 
 

2020 Tesla Model X electric Features

9.9/10

The Model X has cut down on the trims that it used to be offered in during its introduction, for 2020 it is available in 2 trims namely Long Range and Performance. Both these models have a dual-motor all-wheel drive train with free unlimited access to the Tesla supercharging network. The interiors are wrapped in leather, but it is not the conventional leather rather Vegan leather has been utilized which helps Tesla keep its "environment-friendly" image intact. Heated seats and steering wheel add the extra touch of luxury to the SUV.

Trims

Long Range

Performance

MSRP

$79,690(Includes Rebates and Incentives)

$99,690(Incl. Rebates and Incentives)

Key Features

351 Mile Range

305 Mile Range

 

0-60 in 4.4 seconds

0-60 in 2.7 seconds

 

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

Enhanced Interior Styling
 

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

 

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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

Tesla has its own unique way of offering AWD drive-train in its vehicles. The front and the rear wheels are powered by individual 3 phase, 4 pole AC Induction Motor with Copper Rotors. One motor on each axel proves to be efficient and convenient as well, in case of a motor failure the other motor would be able to drive the Model X to the destination. The difference in terms of the trims here is just the range and the performance that the motors are capable of pushing.

The single-speed direct-drive transmission enables the Model X to have a linear drive with no shifts. This also improves the efficacy in terms of performance that the SUV is capable of.

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

Transmission

Single Speed direct drive

Single Speed Direct Drive

Single Speed

Horsepower

417hp (est)

355hp

394hp

Torque

487ft.-lbs. (est)

414ft.-lbs.

513ft.-lbs.

The official figures have not been released by Tesla but there are estimations on the power it generates, considering the estimations valid the Model X has the most power but the I-Pace generates more torque in comparison. The e-Tron generates the least power and torque in comparison to both these competitors.

Acceleration

The two motors powering individual axels enables the Model X to launch its prowess with a tap on the accelerator. The single-speed transmission lets the power surge with no interruptions or shifts. The Long Range trim can hit 0-60 in 4.4 seconds, not impressive enough? The Performance trim switched to Ludicrous Mode can hit 0-60 in 2.7 seconds, now that does catch eyes, doesn't it?

2020 Tesla Model X electric Crossover 0-60 MPH In Just 5.5 sec

Models

Tesla Model X Long Range AWD

Audi e-Tron Premium Plus with Quattro

Jaguar I-Pace S

0-60 MPH

4.4 (2.7 for Perf. Trim)

5.5

4.5

Quarter mile

11.28 seconds

16 seconds

12.9 seconds

The Long Range version of the Model X is the clear winner here followed by the I-Pace, the I-Pace does have higher torque but the Model X outperforms it nonetheless. The e-Tron is left behind huffing and puffing all the way from the 0-60 till the quarter-mile mark.

Ride and Handling

With the silent and responsive motors, it is rather easy to have a blast driving around the city. Both trims are similar in terms of drive and handling where the only difference as we mentioned earlier is in the range and performance. The Model X like its siblings handles well and has a low center of gravity as well, this is due to the batteries laid out on the floor.

2020 Tesla Model X electric Crossover Front View

On aggressive corners, one might feel the body roll in the tall and hefty Model X which is rather contained. With responsive steering feedback, it is rather easy to maneuver the SUV like its a car half its size. The smart design style helps the Model X be a tad bit better in terms of handling.

Braking

The braking in the Tesla does exude the confidence in the driver to push the Model X to its limits. The responsive brakes do get the SUV to a halt in a roll rather easily. With the sensors present on the bay it becomes even easier to activate the emergency braking, the sensors will do that bit for the driver in severe cases. The regenerative braking does go a long way in helping the Model X in conserving the battery as much as possible.

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 Front (in.)

N/A

14.8

13.8

Brake Rear (in.)

N/A

13.8

12.8

Curb Weight (lbs.)

5421

5643

4784

60-0 MPH (ft.)

109 ft

N/A

N/A

Tesla is the quickest to stop as no other information about its competitors is available. The Audi, however, has rather large brake rotors which might result in better braking performance, we can't be the judge of that but one can certainly estimate.

2020 Tesla Model X electric Fuel Economy

7.5/10

The electric vehicles have just one issue, that is getting them charged. Household power plug has about 120 volts or 240 volts at max where one would have to charge the Model X overnight for a week's worth of daily driving. However, with the growing V3 fast charging superstations around the country, the Model X can charge for a range of 155 miles in 15 minutes. Introduced in 2019, the Tesla Supercharge Stations are free to use for the Model X users.

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(Miles)

295

248.5

298

Towing Capacity

5000lbs.

4000lbs.

5290lbs.

The I-Pace has the best range which is just marginally better than that of Tesla, but with the growing fast-charging stations Tesla's might be much more convenient. The e-Tron lags behind in terms of range as well.

2020 Tesla Model X electric Interior

8.7/10

It might be called a 7 seater, but the standard arrangement is that of 5 seats only. The additional configuration can be as per individual choice of 6 or 7 seats which are available as options. The distinctive form factor here is that of the panoramic windshield and the rear Falcon doors, apart from which the Model X resembles it Model S sibling rather closely.

2020 Tesla Model X electric Crossover Front View

Entering the rear seats is a treat due to the Falcon wing doors that add a bit of pizzazz to the Model X. The optional third row is much more suitable for children than adults. Also, adults taller than 6'3 feet might find it difficult to adjust to the rear seats. The car does have ample space but there would certainly be some discrepancies when it comes the human aspect of things.

Model

Tesla Model X AWD

Audi e-Tron Premium Plus with Quattro

Jaguar I-Pace S

Passenger capacity

7

5

5

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

41.7/60.7/41.2

39.8/58.6/40.8

39.9/57.6/40.9

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

40.9/56.8/38.4

38.6/57.2/39.1

38.1/54.6/35.0

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

37.1/40.0/32.7

N/A

N/A

The Model X is hands down the most spacious out the lot and a segment leader at that too. The I-Pace does lose out to the e-Tron when it comes to the rear seating space.

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

Infotainment

Tech is something Tesla has mastered over time. It does resemble a Tablet that has been placed in portrait mode which makes it that much more easier during operation. Most of the in-vehicle features are controlled via the infotainment as the cabin is clean and minimalistic with no buttons present whatsoever. The 17inch touchscreen infotainment does miss out on essential requirements like Apple CarPlat and Andriod Auto but due to the ease of access, we give it to Tesla for trying something out of the box in this case. 

2020 Tesla Model X electric Crossover 17" Touchscreen Display

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 Model X is a utilitarian in all aspects, the cargo storage space is enough to carry everyday requirements in the boot. Be it a week's grocery or luggage for a weekend getaway, the Model X has the storage aspect covered. If the provided space doesn't seem sufficient the third row can be folded for some extra storage space. The second row, however, can not be folded.

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

Model

Tesla Model X AWD

Audi e-Tron Premium Plus with Quattro

Jaguar I-Pace S

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

26

28.5

25.3

It is finally time for the Audi to shine with the best storage capacity among its rivals. The Tesla can store more luggage if the third row is folded. While the I-Pace does have sufficient storage space it does lack behind both its competitors.

2020 Tesla Model X electric Exterior

8.8/10

It does take a while to fathom the divergent design of the Model X. Beating all conventional design laws, the Model X has no grille in the front fascia, which makes no sense either considering the fact that it is an electric vehicle. It flaunts a tear-drop shape which helps in the aerodynamic qualities of the SUV. It does have a panoramic windshield that traces all the way to the rear which makes it an eye-candy with all the glass in the exteriors. The aspect that steals the show would definitely be the Falcon Wing rear doors.

2020 Tesla Model X electric Crossover Front View

From the rear, the Model X seems like a taller version of the Model S. There aren't many changes when comparing the two in terms of placement of the taillights and other elements. This is why these two cars from Tesla hold similarities that are even similar in terms of the chassis configuration.

Model

Tesla Model X AWD

Audi e-Tron Premium Plus with Quattro

Jaguar I-Pace S

Curb weight (lbs.)

5421

5643

4784

Length(in)

198.3

193

184.3

Width(in)

81.5

76.3

74.6

Height(in)

66

65.5

61.3

Ground clearance (in)

5.4

6.9

5.6

Wheelbase (in)

116.7

115.1

117.7

Tesla stands the tallest, longest, widest and lowest compared to the others. The I-Pace is the lighter one out of the lot while being the shortest as well. The e-Tron fits the gap between the two competitors in terms of size while weighing the most.

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 Safety

8.5/10

Tesla has aimed at making the safest cars in the industry, where all the cars making their way to the streets are persistent in ensuring occupant safety. The NHTSA has given the Model X a 5-star rating which is the highest possible rating from the organization. Apart from which the chassis is constructed with alloys of aluminum and steel giving the frame of the Model X making it more sturdy. There are sensors that add an extra bit of features like collision avoidance, automatic emergency braking, and a rearview camera which are all standard in the Model X.

Safety Features

  • 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

Tesla Model X SUV Vs Audi e-Tron

Audi has finally come out with an answer to the market leader by Tesla. But being new to the game there are a lot of things in the e-Tron that have to be refined. This is not the case with the Model X as it has been relevant in the market for a few years now. Model X has a lot of technological benefits to itself apart from the space that is offered in the interiors making it a better pick.

2020 Audi e-Tron

Tesla Model X SUV Vs Jaguar I-Pace

The Jaguar I-Pace has got most things right in the first attempt, the keyword here is "most". As this is the beginning of electric vehicles to make it out of the JLR brand it does hold some luxury standpoint to its credit. The Model X, however, makes up for the luxury in terms of performance. Which is why both these brands cater to a different type of crowd. The Model X would definitely be the better pick in our books at least.

2020 Jaguar I-Pace

2020 Tesla Model X electric Final Verdict

Tesla has been innovative ever since they were introduced to the world. Their vehicles have been setting benchmarks in terms of performance and technology ever since. Well expect no less from the Model X, it does have an essence of everything one would come to expect from an SUV and then some more. The unique design and the advanced tech along with the comfort in the cabin do give the Model X a foothold of its own. Tesla has literally rocketed its way up the sales charts and the quality of the cars is the proof for the same. Why should one pick the Model X? It is the perfect family SUV with great performance, it also does its bit in contributing to conserving the environment while conserving the owners' wallet in terms of fuel efficiency.