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Tesla Model X

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Tesla Model X

(2016 - present)

    Summary


    The Tesla Model X is a large SUV/crossover with seating for up to seven people. It was launched in Europe in 2016 and, like all Teslas, is driven by an electric motor powered by a battery pack.

    The Model X has received consistently positive reviews from the UK motoring media, although it hasn’t had any directly comparable rivals as points of reference for most of its time on sale. In the last couple of years, other electric SUVs like the Audi e-tron and Jaguar i-Pace have arrived on the scene.

    It has received particular praise for its performance, minimalist styling and innovative ‘Falcon’ wing rear door design, however it has been criticised for not matching the build quality of other cars in its price range.

    As of July 2022, the Tesla Model X has an Expert Rating of 74%, based on the scores collected from 16 different reviews published by UK media sources.

    Model X highlights

    • Thrilling performance
    • Commendable safety features
    • Spacious seven-seater with serious pace
    • Intuitive infotainment system
    • Unique exterior styling and ‘falcon’ doors

    Model X lowlights

    • Questionable build quality
    • Very expensive
    • Slightly rigid ride comfort
    • There are concerns about long-term reliability

    Key specifications


    Body style: Large SUV/crossover
    Powertrain: electric motor and batteries
    Price: From £82,700 on-road

    Launched: Summer 2016
    Last updated: Summer 2019
    Replacement due: Autumn 2021


    Media reviews


    Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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    Safety rating


    Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

    Overall score: 5 stars
    Date tested: December 2019
    Read the full Euro NCAP review

    Adult protection: 98%
    Child protection: 81%
    Vulnerable road users: 72%
    Safety assist: 94%

    Eco rating


    Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

    No eco rating

    As of July 2022, the Tesla Model X has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

    Reliability rating

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    As of July 2022, we don’t have enough reliability data on the Tesla Model X to generate a reliability rating.

    The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively to us using extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy. As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the Model X, we’ll publish the score here.

    Awards


    Trophies, prizes and awards that the Tesla Model X has received

    2021

    • What Car? Awards – Best Large Electric Car for Big Families

    2020

    • What Car? Electric Car Awards – Best Electric Seven-Seater

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    Tesla Model XThe Tesla Model X has been praised for its performance, styling and 'Falcon' wing doors, but it has been criticised for build quality compared to rivals.