New Tesla Model X Review

Full-electric SUV with loads of room and startling pace

This score is awarded by our team of expert reviewers after extensive testing of the car
  • High-tech infotainment system
  • Mind-boggling performance
  • Easy-access interior
  • Range can't match a diesel
  • Conventional SUVs cheaper
  • Worries over battery life

£55,000 - £85,000 Price range

7 Seats



The Tesla Model X is the MPV version of the Model S electric car using similar chassis, drivetrain and suspension components, combined in a more practical body.

There really isn’t anything quite like it on sale, but the BMW X5 hybrid, Audi Q7 e-tron and Range Rover Hybrid get close.

The Tesla Model X packs an electric motor with a 60, 75 or 90kWh lithium-ion battery, but exclusively powering all four wheels. This means improved grip and all-weather ability. The electric engine provides quiet and smooth acceleration with spectacular performance (0-62mph in 3.2 seconds) in Ludicrous mode. Yet you can enjoy 250-mile range, which is impressive for an electric car.

Space age interior design comes courtesy of a huge tablet control interface and a pair of gullwing rear doors that give excellent access. The Tesla Model X is a seven-seater and, with the battery pack housed in the floor, there is plenty of room for occupants and two boots.

Equipment levels are good with all cars coming with LED headlights, all-round parking sensors, reversing camera, keyless entry, powered boot door and a huge 17-inch infotainment system.