2022 Tesla Model X Electric

MSRP $79,990 Est.

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2022 Tesla Model X electric Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: May 19, 2021

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In the world of electric vehicles, Tesla has been the trendsetter and has excelled like no other car manufacturer while offering top-of-the-line specs and unmatched performance. And the Model X is the company’s SUV option unveiled in the year 2012 and has been very successful ever since. Tesla knew what consumers wanted in an SUV and embraced it with its full potential. The car is an example of a luxury EV with enough tech inside which delivers exhilarating performance. For the 2022 Model X, Tesla has confirmed a few changes in form of a facelift and few interior tweaks.

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Pros

Cargo space is best in class.

Big touchscreen display.

Impressive software support via over-the-air updates.

Excellent handling dynamics with swift acceleration.

Cons

Rides can become a bit choppy.

Build quality is debatable.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto get missed out in the infotainment system.

What's New?

A new three-motor variant called Plaid.

Interior and exterior changes.

Price increase for Long Range trim.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$79990

bodystyle

4dr SUV

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures


Trims

Long Range Plus $79,990 Est. onwards

TBD

Colors and Styles

2022 Tesla Model X electric in Red Multi-Coat color
Red Multi-Coat

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


For the 2022 model year, the performance and features should be similar to the 2021 model year. The current-gen Model X got tuned with a few very noticeable changes in the interior like the redesigned steering wheel, exterior tweaks with minute styling, etc. All these changes will carry over to the 2022 model year with a few subtle changes internally and externally. The Model X starts at the MSRP of $83,190 for the 2021 model year, which is on the costlier side compared to the competition. The 2022 Tesla Model X will go head-to-head with the upcoming gen Audi e-tron, the Mercedes-Benz EQC, and the Jaguar I-Pace.

2022 Tesla Model X electric Features

Tesla has announced a new “Plaid” trim for the 2022 model year. The Plaid version will have a 1000+ hp and will do 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds. The Interior and exterior of both trims, namely the Long Range and Plaid will be the same, which includes a futuristic new steering wheel design.

Trim

Long Range

Plaid

Price

$83190

$113190

Features

Dual Motor All wheel drive system

Trimotor all drive system with torque vectoring

 

360-mile range

340-mile range

 

0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds

0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds

 

Updated interior and exterior styling

Updated interior and exterior styling

   

22-inch Turbine Wheels, Full Self-Driving Capability

We Recommend

We recommend going for the Long Range trim. It provides ample performance for almost every use case. Paying a $30,000 premium for the Plaid trim just seems like a spec race at the moment. 0-60mph numbers here are only good for bragging rights and the novelty wears off rather quickly. Also the Long Range trim provides an additional 20 mile range with almost all the features you might ever need and more.

Price

The 2022 Model X will be offered in two trims but the prices will be different as compared to the 2021 model. With the base Long Range trim, you will get an AWD system and all the Tesla goodies for the price of $83,190. The Plaid gets a three-motor setup which makes it more powerful and hence comes at a price that is far more expensive than the Long Range at $113,190.

Release Date

There is no official confirmation about the launch of the Tesla Model X for the 2022 model year. But judging from the company’s previous launches, the 2022 Model X could be launched sometime late this year or at the beginning of 2022.

2022 Tesla Model X electric Engine and Performance

The performance of the 2022 Model X should stay similar to the 2021 model year if not better. The base Long Range is powered by the Dual 3 Phase, 4 Pole induction motors, and a 100 kWh lithium-ion battery. This powertrain can produce up to a whopping 670 horsepower, which makes it the most powerful EV in its segment. The engine is mated to a single-speed direct-drive transmission and an all-wheel-drive system. The Plaid trim gets a more powerful tri-motor set up with the same battery capacity pumps out an astonishing 1020 horsepower making the competition seem like mere toys.

The base trim does the 0-60 miles per hour in 3.8 seconds from standstill and with the Plaid, it comes down to 2.6 seconds given the beast of the power. Handling dynamics of the Model X has never been disappointing and it will continue with the 2022 model year. The handling is improved and the all-wheel-drive system enhances it. The updated steering feels more precise. The braking system in the car is very accurate and takes no time to halt the beast from a higher speed. 

Models

2022 Tesla Model X

2021 Audi e-Tron

2021 Jaguar I-PACE

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQC

MSRP

$94,000 (Est.)

$66,000 (Est.)

$69,850

$70,000

Engine

Dual 3-Phase 4-Pole AC Induction Motor

Dual Coaxial Asynchronous Electric Motor

Dual Electric Motors

Dual 3- Phase Asynchronous Motors

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

Single Speed Direct Drive

Single-Speed Automatic

Concentric Single-Speed Automatic

Single-Speed Automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

670hp

355hp (402hp in Sport mode)

394hp

402hp

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

N/A

414lb-ft (490lb-ft ins Sport mode)

512lb-ft

561lb-ft

In the competition, it is very much obvious that the clear winner in terms of performance would be the Tesla Model X and its power figures are quite unbeatable by the competition. The current-gen Jaguar I-Pace is adequately powerful than the current Audi e-Tron with a heavy difference. Don’t get us wrong, all three cars are powerful enough but the Tesla Model X is a leap ahead of the other two cars although Tesla comes at a price that is much higher than the other two as well.

2022 Tesla Model X electric Fuel Economy

Not only the performance, but the Model X also impresses us with the MPGE and range. The standard Model X offers 101MPGe for the city, 109MPGe for the highways, and a combined mileage of 105MPGe which is impressive considering the competition. The total range is a claimed 360 miles in one single charge. The dual-motor setup gives the Long Range a boost in the mileage. Side-by-side the Plaid trim gets a slightly lower range at a claimed 340 miles on a single charge, which is higher than the other cars in the competition.

Models

2022 Tesla Model X

2021 Audi e-Tron

2021 Jaguar I-PACE

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQC

MPGe (City)

101

78

80

80

MPGe (Highway)

109

77

72

70

MPGe (Combined)

105

78

76

75

Range ( Miles)

360

222

234

200

The 2021 Jaguar I-Pace provides better overall mileage than the 2021 Audi e-Tron. But Tesla Model X offers the highest overall range and MPGe in the competition. The Jaguar also comes a bit cheaper and has a much more practical interior design, but still cannot compete with the Tesla in terms of performance.

2022 Tesla Model X electric Interior

The interior of the Model X seems to have come straight out of the future. The interior is based on the Model S which is another success story of the Tesla family. With the change in the design for the 2021 model year, it seems to be more familiar. The interior is made of high-quality materials which supports the overall luxury of the car. We hope that the 2022 model year should come with some minute changes in the interior to make it look exquisite. The interior carries a minimalistic design language with fewer curves which makes it look more futuristic. The steering wheel is updated for the 2021 model year which is race-inspired. The dashboard gets wooden treatments.

The seating capacity of the cabin as standard can fit up to 5 people but that can be increased to a 7 seater capacity with some extra cash. The interior space is class-leading and seats are very comfortable for all the rows making it more practical. The car offers enough legroom and headroom for the passengers at the rear to travel hassle-free. Also, the cargo capacity of the Model X is impressive and contributes to the overall practicality of the car. The infotainment system available in the cabin features a big 17-inch touchscreen display which is very responsive and intuitive. The interface is easy to use and is graphically rich which is a thing to consider for new buyers.

Models

2022 Tesla Model X

2021 Audi e-Tron

2021 Jaguar I-Pace

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQC

Seating Capacity

7

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

41.7/60.7/41.2

39.8/58.6/ 40.8

39.9/57.6/ 40.9

41.4/57.2/40.8

Second Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

40.9/56.8/38.4

38.6/57.2/ 39.1

38.1/54.6/ 35.0

38.6/56.5/37.2

Third row (headroom/shoulder room/ legroom, in inches)

37.1/40.0/32.7

NA

NA

NA

Trunk Capacity (cubic feet)

NA

NA

NA

17.6

All cars offer enough cabin space but the Model X offers exceptional space for all the rows. The 2021 Audi e-Tron offers slightly better room than the I-Pace which gives it some edge in the competition. A few of the major interior features are as follows:

  • Futuristic design language.
  • Mobile App Remote Control.
  • 17-speaker audio system.
  • Panoramic windshield.
  • Power adjustable front seats.
  • 17-inch touchscreen infotainment system. 

2022 Tesla Model X electric Exterior

Tesla has always been for a design language that stands out in the crowd and that carries on with the Model X. The looks of the car have been inspired by the Model S with a few changes to make it look new. As for the upcoming 2022 model year, it should have a similar design language as the current-gen model but with some tweaks to make it look updated. Although, the design language seems to be quite dated as few of the areas it has remained the same.

For the 2021 model year, at the front, we have the LED headlights which are sharp and look futuristic. Along with that, the front looks clean and minimalistic with no grille, unlike the competition but a Tesla logo on it looks stunning. The bonnet slides up to the panoramic glass sunroof which is distinctive in its class. The rear has a quite attractive look too with a rear spoiler and sporty-looking taillamps

Models

2022 Tesla Model X

2021 Audi e-Tron

2021 Jaguar I-Pace

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQC

Curb Weight (lbs)

5421

5643

4784

5400

Length (inches)

198.3

193.0

184.3

187.5

Width (inches)

78.7

76.3

74.6

74.0

Height (inches)

66.0

65.5

61.3

63.9

Ground Clearance (inches)

5.4

6.9

5.6

5.1

Wheelbase (inches)

116.7

115.1

117.7

113.1

Talking about the physical dimensions, the Model X is bigger than the competition in almost every aspect. It is longer than the competition; so is the width, height, and wheelbase. Surprisingly the ground clearance is lower than the competition at just 5.4 inches. Apart from these, there are few distinct exteriors features of the Model X which are as follows:

  • Falcon-winged rear doors.
  • Minimalistic design language.
  • Panoramic sun-roof.
  • LED fog lights.
  • Keyless Entry.
  • Power adjustable and heated mirrors.

2022 Tesla Model X electric Safety

The safety features and ratings have always been in the favour of Tesla for a long time now and it is not new. The overall build quality of the Model X has been questioned by a lot of enthusiasts and experts as it seems to look like it is extremely fragile and not sturdy. However, Tesla has got their mastery in the advanced driving assistance tech- the Autonomous Autopilot feature is offered in the Model X too.

The safety ratings according to the NHTSA on the 2020 Model X are impressive as it bags all 5 stars and not only that, the Model X did ace IIHS crash tests. We hope that the upcoming 2022 model will perform similarly and maybe better than the rest of the competition. Apart from the standard safety features like the anti-lock brakes, traction control system, there are few active safety features onboard which includes: 

  • Collision Avoidance Mitigation.
  • Automatic Emergency Braking.
  • Lane-Keeping Assist.
  • Auto-Park.
  • Autonomous Autopilot.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control.
  • 360-degree Camera View. 

2022 Tesla Model X electric Competition

2022 Tesla Model X vs 2021 Audi e-Tron

The Audi e-Tron is a fantastic EV with a design language that is aggressive and holds the Audi line. The 2021 e-Tron offers quite the off-roading capabilities the other cars in the competition do not offer. The Quattro system works like a charm and it is a good electric SUV you can go for. Tesla on the other hand is impressive on the high-tech features offered in the Model X. The interior space is better on the Tesla but all the goodies come at a price.

2022 Tesla Model X vs 2021 Jaguar I-Pace

The 2021 Jaguar I-Pace is a class on its own. The level of luxury provided inside the cabin is unmatched and is impressive. As it holds the Jaguar trademark, it shines in almost every aspect. Audi shares few similar techs like the Autopilot assistance feature and a 17-inch touchscreen infotainment display with the Tesla Model X.

2022 Tesla Model X vs Mercedes Benz EQC

The Mercedes Benz EQC was introduced in 2018 to rival Tesla and several other crossover electric vehicles. While the EQC brings a lot of flamboyant styling and a ton of features to the table, it still lags behind in terms of range and performance when put head to head with the Model X. However, the Mercedes does a one-up over the Tesla in terms of the build quality.

2022 Tesla Model X electric Final Verdict

The Tesla Model X is a very versatile electric SUV with all the modern techs which are future-proof. If you want to switch to an all-electric SUV then the Model X is the best for you but keep in mind the price and the cost of ownership which are way higher than the competition. Also, a downside of the Model X would be its overall build quality which is questionable and that is not the case with the Audi and Jaguar.

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