2019 Tesla Model X electric

MSRP $82,000 - $138,000

Ranked #2 in Midsize Suv

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2019 Tesla Model X electric Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 14, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Model X was the first Tesla SUV and also the first all-electric SUV in the market. Since then, Tesla has made some refinements and made it arguably the go-to for most people shopping for an electric SUV. A super cool SUV with falcon-wing doors and the capability to fully drive itself is going to turn the most heads. 

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Pros

Class-leading range

Blasts off the line with its acceleration

Comfortable ride

A long list of features and tech

Cons

Quality control issues

Third-row seating not practical

Trunk access is impractical

What's New?

Enhanced Range

Improved suspension system 

Enhanced powertrain


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$83000

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

155 mph

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

transmission

1 speed Direct Drive

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

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

dimensions

wheelbase

117 in.

length

198.3 in.

width

77.3 in.

height

66 in.

curb weight

5307 lbs.

ground clearance

5.4 in.

capacity

cargo volume

87.8 cu ft.

towing capacity

4960 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

3.1 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

13.6 sec.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

8 yr./ unlimited mi.

corrosion warranty

12 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

75D$82,000 onwards

Standard Range$83,000 onwards

Base$88,000 onwards

Long Range$89,500 onwards

100D$97,000 onwards

Performance$104,000 onwards

P100D$138,000 onwards

Colors and Styles

2019 Tesla Model X electric in Deep Blue Metallic color
Deep Blue Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

8.0

Features

7.0

Engine and Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

9.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

8.0

8.0

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.0

Overall Rating


Leading the class in a lot of categories, the American electric SUV also faces some rather awkward issues with its build quality, especially considering the high price tag. The Model X does not come cheap, as it starts from $81,000 and competes only against the Jaguar I-Pace and Audi e-Tron.


7.0/10
Features

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

9.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety

8.0/10
Competition


2019 Tesla Model X electric Features

7.0/10

The 2019 Tesla Model X primarily comes in three formats – Standard Range, Long Range, and Performance. The Standard Range starts at $81,000. The Long Range starts at $84,990 and the Performance starts at $104,990. The Standard Range is the entry model with all the basic features and luxury but does not have the best range. The Long Range offers the best range, while the Performance adds even more flavor.

Model

Standard Range

Long Range 

Performance

MSRP

$81,000

$84,990

$104,990

Key Features

220-mile range

Adds to the Standard Range features

Adds to the Long Range features

 

17” display

325-mile range

300-mile range

 

17-speaker sound system

SiriusXM Radio

3 position dynamic LED turning lights

 

12-way power-adjustable seats

 

0-60 in 2.7 seconds

 

Genuine wood panel trims

   
 

Blindspot assistance

   
 

Forward collision mitigation and rear collision warning

   

The trims are almost identical with only a few differences between them. You also have a few options to play around with, such as 20” Slipstream wheels or 22” Onyx Black wheels. You can also select the Self-Driving package, which would allow fully autonomous driving. Of course, there are quite a few interior color options too to choose from. You can also choose the seating configuration that you want, 5, 6, or 7-seater.

Which Trim should you buy?

Unless you are a fanatic who thrives on superfast accelerating cars, we would recommend choosing the 2019 Tesla Model X Long Range. Not only is it a lot cheaper, but it’s also the most practical. The whole point of an SUV is practicality. It has all the bells and whistles needed to make it an excellent choice and its range makes it the most alluring proposition in the segment. 

2019 Tesla Model X electric Engine and Performance

9.0/10

The 2019 Tesla Model X come equipped with a front-mounted permanent magnet motor along with a second motor on the rear axle. Since the Performance model is meant for straight-up speed, the rear motor is actually a more powerful induction motor, whereas, in the Standard and Long Range, both the motors are identical. The Standard Range outputs 335 horsepower and 405 lb-ft of torque. The Long Range outputs a pretty hefty 518 horsepower and 487 lb-ft of torque, but the Performance throws out a mind-blowing 761 horsepower and 730 lb-ft of torque. Being an EV, they come with a single-speed automatic transmission, and power is delivered to all four wheels. 

The advantage of being an EV is the fact that you get an instant thrust as soon as you put your foot to the pedal. The acceleration is instant and very linear throughout. The transmission is also single-speed, which ensures absolutely butter smooth and linear power delivery. The 2019 Model X has enough torque for days, but still, after reaching a certain limit, the power delivery seems to fall off. 

The 2019 Tesla Model X Standard Range does 0-60 MPH in 4.6 seconds. The Long-Range can complete a 0-60 MPH sprint in under 4.4 seconds, which is a very impressive figure for a heavy three-row SUV. It can fly past the quarter-mile in just 11.3 seconds. Not enough speed for you? Go with the Performance trim and it can blast forward within a mind-numbing 2.7 seconds (with the Ludicrous Mode enabled), making it the single fastest-accelerating SUV in the world. Tesla always makes fast cars and even their SUVs do not slow down. The Long Range is limited to 155 MPH, but the Performance can go for 163 MPH. Oh, and it can also tow 5,000 lbs. The all-in-one SUV.

Models

2019 Tesla Model X Long Range

2019 Audi e-Tron 

2019 Jaguar I-Pace 

MSRP

$84,990

$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 Direct Drive

Horsepower

518 hp @ N/A rpm

355 hp @ N/A rpm

394 hp @ 4,250 rpm

Torque

487 lb-ft @ N/A rpm 

414 lb-ft @ N/A rpm

512 @ N/A rpm

0-60 MPH

4.4 seconds

5.5 seconds

4.0 seconds 

Quarter mile

11.3 seconds

13.8 seconds

12.6 seconds

Top Speed

155 MPH 

124 MPH

124 MPH

Well, at first glance, the Tesla completely blows the Audi and Jaguar out of the water with an incredible lead in the power delivered. However, the 2019 I-Pace manages to beat the Model X in straight-line acceleration. The e-Tron is the most restrained out of the three. The Model X can also hit a much higher top speed than these two. In terms of setup, the transmission system of all three SUVs is similar and each of them comes equipped with a dual-electric motor unit. 

How well does the 2019 Tesla Model X handle?

The 2019 Tesla Model X also handles very well, which works well in tandem with the acceleration capabilities. The steering is precise, direct, and also pretty responsive. However, you can make a complaint that the feedback from the wheels is not well-communicated through the steering. The Model X is heavy, but its weight distribution does an excellent job when hitting a corner, with very minimal body roll. AWD keeps the car grippy and stably planted on the road.

The ride quality is also commendable, with most minor imperfections being soaked up with ease. It’s not comparable with the ride quality of other luxury SUVs, but it’s still decent. However, with the larger wheels, the ride quality becomes substantially worse. The SUV feels quite athletic and it's nimble around corners, despite the heft. Kudos to Tesla for achieving that.

Braking Performance

The 2019 Tesla Model X comes with 4-wheel disc brakes with 4-wheel ABS and features 14” rotors at the front and 14.4” rear rotors. The regenerative brakes convert the kinetic energy from the stopping of the wheels and use that energy to charge your battery. Apart from this, the brakes are pretty strong, but the SUV still consumes around 157 ft to come to a halt from 60 MPH, which is rather unusual. Well, despite that, in actual braking, it will not cause you any major issues. But the Model X is a pretty heavy SUV.

Model

2019 Tesla Model X Long Range

2019 Audi e-Tron 

2019 Jaguar I-Pace 

Brake Rotors Front (in)

14

15.7

13.8

Brake Rotors Rear (in)

14.4

13.8

12.8

Curb Weight (lbs)

5421 

5754

4784

60-0 MPH (ft)

157 

N/A

112

The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace performs significantly better when it comes to braking as compared to the Tesla, despite having smaller brakes that measure 13.8 and 12.8-inches at the front and rear, respectively, but it's also a lot lighter. It comes to a standstill from the 60 MPH mark in 112ft, and while the E-Tron’s performance capabilities are not known, it is the heaviest of the bunch. 

2019 Tesla Model X electric Fuel Economy

7.0/10

Tesla always brags the highest ranges on offer and are reflective of the segment’s capabilities. In any case, they will save you tons of cash that you would have to spend on fuel money. The EPA estimates of the Long Range are 99/93/96 MPGe for city/highway/combined. But the Performance gets 80/77/70 MPGe for the same. The total range on a full battery for the Standard Range is 220 Miles, on the Long Range is 325 miles, and for the Performance is 305 miles on the standard wheels, but the 22 wheels will offer 270 miles.

There are various levels of chargers with which you can charge the EV. The most basic type of charger is the NEMA 5-15, which is a standard wall outlet and it can only put 3 miles of range per hour. Very impractical. The NEMA 14-50 uses a 240V wall outlet and can charge the EV in 12 hours. Tesla’s at-home wall connectors require installation at your home and they can charge your Model X in 6.5 hours. The fastest way to charge is by using a Tesla Supercharger which can charge the car fully in 1.5 hours, with 115 miles of range in 15 minutes. You can find these in any Tesla Supercharger station.

Model

2019 Tesla Model X Long Range

2019 Audi e-Tron 

2019 Jaguar I-Pace 

MPGe (city)

99

74

76

MPGe (highway)

93

74

80

MPGe (combined)

96

73

72

Range (Miles)

325

218

298

Neither the Jaguar nor the Audi can come close to the Tesla when it comes to the total range on offer. They also do not have access to Tesla’s supercharger network stations. While the 2019 Audi E-Tron and 2019 Jaguar I-Pace manage 73 and 72 MPGe, respectively. However, the former does suffer apologetically when it comes to range and manages to cover only 218 miles in a single charge.

2019 Tesla Model X electric Interior

7.0/10

The 2019 Tesla Model X follows Tesla’s philosophy of interior designs – simple and minimalistic. Even if you are someone who prefers all the pomp and show with outlandish designs, you will still love the minimalism presented here. The interior has genuine leather upholstery and high-quality materials are to be found everywhere. The dashboard looks futuristic with a massive vertical center-mounted infotainment screen. You also get genuine wood trim. However, Tesla always has had issues with quality control. Some pieces don’t line up and not everything is snug and properly stitched together. Quality and reliability are an issue in the long-term. 

The seats are pretty comfortable and adorned in leather. You can either spec it up with seating for five, six, or seven passengers. The second row can be had either as two captain’s chairs or a bench for three people. The captain’s chairs and the front row seats are the most comfortable, but the rear row suffers from cramped spacing. The front seats are heated and ventilated 12-way power-adjustable with seat memory and driver profile and also have 4-way lumbar support. The rear doors are falcon-wing doors which not only look very cool but also make access pretty easy. Each seat, however, is appropriately positioned giving a clear advantage in terms of outward vision, the panoramic windshield also continues into the sunroof, which allows for maximum visibility forward. 

Behind the third-row seating, you can find 12.6 cubic feet of cargo storage, which can be used for your regular grocery shopping, and maybe a couple of suitcases. The front trunk (or frunk) also offers 6.6 cubic feet of storage for smaller items. The third-row seats can be folded to expand the storage. If you don’t opt for captain’s chairs, then both the second and third row can be folded for a total capacity of 87.8 cubic feet.

Model

2019 Tesla Model X Long Range

2019 Audi e-Tron 

2019 Jaguar I-Pace 

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

Cargo Volume (cubic feet)

12.6

27.2

25.3

The 2019 Audi e-Tron and the 2019 I-pace do not offer any third row, while the Tesla takes the crown for practicality, although the rear row is only fit for children. The second row of seats of the E-Tron offers maximum shoulder and legroom ensuring utmost comfort. With all seats up, both contemporaries of the 2019 Tesla Model X manage higher trunk volume with the Audi housing 27.2 cubic feet of space, while the Jaguar has a total volume of 25.3 cubic feet. 

Some interior features include:

  • 12-way power-adjustable front seats
  • Leather-wrapped heated steering wheel
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Rigid cargo cover
  • Door mirrors and steering wheel memory settings
  • Deluxe Sound Insulation
  • Genuine wood instrument panel and console inserts

What’s there to keep you entertained?

There’s a ginormous 17” vertically mounted screen at the center console. It is unlike anything you have ever used before and upholds user delight in the highest regard. It is extremely intuitive and feels just like using a smartphone. It can control every single aspect of the car, including changing the sound of the horn. It’s is immensely responsive and fast, and is easy to get accustomed to. 

Standard features include free-to-use Google Maps, FM Radio, SiriusXM Radio, HD Radio, Bluetooth, voice-activated controls, USB ports, Wi-Fi hotspot, etc. However, there is no Android Auto or Apple CarPlay, though you might not necessarily need them as you get most of that functionality built-in. You also get regular OTA updates to stay up-to-date. Sound is handled by a system of 17-speakers.

It sports self-driving capability that allows the car to drive itself completely without any input from the driver, though available as optional, it is the most groundbreaking and modernistic aspect of the 2019 Model X. What else could you ask for? The future is here. 

Highlights of the infotainment system:

  • 17” infotainment screen
  • Google Maps
  • SiriusXM Radio
  • Bluetooth
  • USB ports
  • Wi-Fi hotspots
  • 17-speaker sound system

2019 Tesla Model X electric Exterior

9.0/10

Tesla always makes cars that do not try to look outlandish or try to stand out in a crowd. Simple, minimal design is carried over throughout the interior as well as the exterior. Still, they manage to create a pretty handsome-looking SUV. The hefty SUV looks like somewhere between a mid-size SUV and a crossover. The falcon-wing doors opening upwards will make you feel like the coolest person on earth. The front fascia has the classic Tesla three-position LED headlights with beautiful curves and angles. There is no need for a grille, and Tesla just sticks with a single narrow cutout extending between the headlights with a “V” shape cut in the center to accommodate the Tesla logo. The side profile looks pretty too, with a gradual sloping roofline to the rear. You can spec it with a rear spoiler too. The taillights also look subtle and a chrome bar connects the two LED taillights.

The 2019 Tesla Model X rides on 20” wheels as standard, with optional 20” two-tone Slipstream wheels or 22” Onyx Black allow wheels. The panoramic windshield sees it extend p to the roof of the car, making it the largest one in the business. The rear seats also get their own sunroofs. There’s a lot of glass on the exterior of the Model X. Overall, it looks sporty, subtle, and grand, altogether.

The 2019 Tesla Model X is the longest SUV in the segment measuring 198.3 inches, however, its wheelbase of 116.7 inches lies midway in the segment. It is 78.7 inches and 66 inches tall which makes it the widest and tallest, however, its ground clearance of 5.4 inches is the lowest in the segment.

Model

2019 Tesla Model X Long Range

2019 Audi e-Tron 

2019 Jaguar I-Pace 

Curb weight (lbs.)

5421 

5754

4784

Length(in)

198.3

193

184.3

Width(in)

78.7

76.3

74.6

Height(in)

66

65.5

61.3

Ground clearance (in)

5.4

6.9

5.6

Wheelbase (in)

116.7

115.3

117.7

The 2019 Jaguar I-pace is the lightest whereas the e-Tron is the heaviest weighing 4,784 and 5,754 lbs, respectively. The Jaguar also has the smallest length measuring 184.3 inches, while on the other hand, Audi’s ground clearance of 6.9 inches is the highest in the segment. All the cars look pretty good in their respect and represent the brand pretty well.

Some exterior features include:

  • 20” wheels
  • Falcon wing doors
  • Panoramic windshield
  • Rain detecting wipers
  • LED DRLs auto-leveling directionally adaptive
  • LED brake lights
  • Blacked out grille

2019 Tesla Model X electric Safety

9.0/10

Safety? You probably will not find a safer SUV, electric or non-electric, in the entire industry than the Tesla Model X. That’s what NHTSA has to say. The Model X is the first-ever SUV to earn 5-star in every single category of the NHTSA tests, which is a big feat. It is also equipped with some of the most advanced safety and driver assistance features.

The Autopilot suite will give you access to the Self-Driving package, which, if equipped, means that the car will drive itself. It will change lanes, park itself, and when you summon it, it will come to you like a loyal pet. Taking human error out of the equation, this makes the Model X the safest SUV to ride on. It has cameras and sensors and radars on every nook and cranny.

  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Blindspot assistance
  • Forward collision mitigation and rear collision warning
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Lane departure warning
  • Restricted Driving Mode
  • Surround cameras
  • Self-driving capability 
  • Traffic-sign recognition

2019 Tesla Model X electric Competition

8.0/10

2019 Tesla Model X vs 2019 Audi e-Tron

The 2019 e-Tron is a pretty impressive attempt at an EV from Audi, but in all honesty, it cannot beat the Model X in its own game. The e-Tron handles pretty well, but so does the Tesla. The e-Tron also has a luxurious interior, but so does the Tesla; granted, Audi does not have questionable build quality. However, The range and performance of Tesla are miles ahead of Audi. The only advantage is the low price of the German EV, the Audi E-Tron.

2019 Tesla Model X vs 2019 Jaguar I-Pace

The 2019 Jaguar I-pace is another direct competitor to the Model X. The biggest advantage that the British car has is its performance and handling as compared to the Tesla (when comparing the Long Range, as the Performance thrashes the Jag). However, the Model X beats the I-pace in pretty much everywhere else. It is more practical and highly techy from the inside. But the lower pricing of the Jag gives it a more affordable edge.

2019 Tesla Model X electric Final Verdict

If you want to save the environment, then it's high time to purchase an electric vehicle. The 2019 Tesla Model X is an excellent family EV, that performs and delivers on almost every single front. It is quick, it handles well, it is super cool, has all the modern tech, and is also quite practical. And it has the highest range an EV SUV can offer. Plus, it's also the safest SUV in the market. The only issue is the price, but if you can afford it, there is no reason you should avoid Tesla.

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