2023 Tesla Model X electric

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Key Spec of 2023 Tesla Model X electric
fuel economy


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670 hp

basic warranty

4yr./ 50,000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Unmatched acceleration for an SUV

Exterior looks bland

Autosteer might be included

Decent range when charged fully

Very expensive

Futuristic cabin design

Has reliability issues

Charges quickly

Excellent outside visibility

2023 Tesla Model X electric Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 6, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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Tesla came into the automobile industry and revolutionized it, becoming a trendsetter and a company to be revered. Ever since its launch in 2016, the Tesla Model X had been steadily decreasing in popularity and the 2023 iteration of the model X aims to change that. This luxury midsize SUV is at par with supercars, with a monstrous engine and breakneck acceleration, the Model X plaid shows off the technical prowess and engineering marvels that Tesla is capable of. Tesla claims the Model X Plaid to be the fastest SUV out there and with its specifications, one can’t help but agree. It also champions unmatched fuel efficiency which gives it versatility in terms of range.

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The 2023 Tesla Model X is expected to arrive without any significant changes apart from the possible standardization of the autosteer system. However, nothing has been released yet courtesy of Elon Musk’s tendency of keeping things under cover. The Model X will get two trims, the Long Range and the insane Plaid, with the base price expected to be around $100,000. Even though the Model X is pricier than a majority of its rivals, it still sees competition from the Audi e-Tron, the Ford Mustang Mach-E, and the Jaguar i-Pace.


The 2023 Tesla Model X is expected to get minor updates over the current model and its trim levels will remain the same. However, the standard Long Range model will now see an increased starting price tag of $112,590. The standard model gets a plethora of features as standard and the brand only offers a few optional extras. The standard features of the Long Range model include three-zone automatic climate control, seating space for 5 passengers, heated rear seats, heated steering yoke, heating and ventilation for the front seats, a panoramic glass sunroof, and a wireless device charging pad among a few other features. In the optional extra department, Tesla offers bigger 22-inch wheels, increased seating capacity to six or seven occupants, and full self-driving capabilities. Even though the brand is offering the full self-driving feature, the SUV cannot actually drive “itself”. However, there are automated features such as summoning the car from parking lots and automatic lane-changing capabilities out on the highways.


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Key Features

Three-zone automatic climate control


Spacious 5-passenger layout


Heating and ventilation for the front seats and heating for the rear seats


Heating for the steering 


Panoramic glass sunroof


Huge 17-inch infotainment display


Premium 22-speaker audio system


Wireless device charging pad


Forward collision mitigation

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The Tesla Model X will be available in two trims only. Hence, the regular trim should be adequate unless you want to experience that turbofan-equipped aircraft-like acceleration offered by the Plaid model.

Release Date

No official release date for the 2023 Model X’s release has been revealed yet. However, we expect the SUV to be released towards the end of 2022.

Engine and Performance

Tesla vehicles have been nearly outlandish in terms of performance and power figures in recent times, and the Model X falls within that group. How does 670 horsepower sound like? That too on a luxury electric SUV that can seat as many as 7 people? Crazy right? But that is what the standard Long Range model makes but Tesla has been rather tight-lipped about the torque output. Irrespective of how much torque the powertrain makes, you’ll feel all of it right from the get-go. Apart from the electrical sounds of heaven, err, the whines from the electric motors, the powertrain delivers all the power and torque silently. Moreover, you’ll be able to zoom to 60mph from a standstill within 3.8 seconds flat. Oh, and the Long Range model can also tow as much as 4,960 lbs as well. Sadly though, Tesla has electronically limited the top speed to 155mph.


2023 Tesla Model X

2022 Audi e-Tron

2022 Jaguar I-PACE

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E







Dual 3-Phase 4-Pole AC Induction Motor

Dual Coaxial Asynchronous Electric Motor

Dual Electric Motors

Dual Permanent Magnet Synchronous AC Motors







Single Speed Direct Drive

Single Speed Direct Drive

Single Speed Direct Drive

Single Speed Direct Drive


670 hp

355 hp (402 hp in Sport mode)

394 hp

459 hp



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

512 lb-ft

612 lb-ft

0-60 MPH (sec)

3.8 seconds

5.5 seconds

4.1 seconds

5.1 seconds

Quarter-mile (sec)


13.8 seconds

12.7 seconds

13.8 seconds

Top Speed (MPH)

155 MPH

130 MPH

155 MPH

130 MPH

After experiencing all the madness onboard both the Model X versions, the rest of the competitors just feel slower, period. The Audi e-Tron makes a decent 355 horsepower along with 414 lb-ft of torque. With these output numbers, the vehicle can run the 0-60mhph sprint within 5.5 seconds and completes the quarter-mile run within 13.8 seconds. The Jaguar i-Pace makes more power and torque than the e-Tron from the couple of motors it gets. However, it is quite quick with a 0-60mph time of 4.1 seconds which is only .3 seconds slower than the Model X Loong Range. The Ford Mustang Mach-E takes the second position here in terms of output numbers but is much slower than both the Model X and the Jaguar i-Pace.

2023 Tesla Model X Ride and Handling

When it comes to handling, the Model X breaks the norms once more. Yes, you won’t get the kind of feeling you’d experience onboard a Lamborghini Urus or a Porsche Cayenne Turbo in terms of handling. However, you can go around the twists and turns carrying considerable speeds quite easily with negligible to no body roll. The Model X gets adaptive air suspension as standard and it allows a multitude of settings according to your requirements. If you wish to take unpaved roads on your way, the suspension can offer a maximum of 8.9-inch of ground clearance too. The steering yoke takes some time getting used to, but it’s effortless at low speeds and heaves up decently at higher speeds. 

2023 Tesla Model X Braking Performance

The 2023 Tesla Model X will see no upgrades in its braking department. The SUV will get the same 14-inch rotors at the front with slightly bigger 14.4-inch rotors at the rear. With this setup, the SUV can stop from 60mph within 112 feet. The regenerative braking system of the SUV also helps to slow down while driving, practically eliminating the use of brake pedals and making driving more effortless with that single pedal operation.


2023 Tesla Model X

2022 Audi e-Tron

2022 Jaguar I-PACE

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E

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The Audi e-Tron gets even bigger 15.7-inch front brake rotors but slightly smaller 13.8-inch rear brake rotors as compared to the Model X. Moreover, the E-Tron takes much longer to come to a halt with a stopping distance of 131 feet. It is decent, however, considering the more heft it carries than the Model X. The Jaguar i-Pace has 13.8-inch front brakes along with 12.8-inch rear brake rotors but its braking performance is decent with a stopping distance of 127 feet only. The Ford Mustang Mach-E is the real charmer here. Even though the Blue Oval hasn’t made the brake sizes official yet, the SUV’s incredible stopping distance of 105 feet speaks plenty about the braking prowess of the Mach-E.

Fuel Economy

With the Model S, we have seen some incredible driving range figures and the Model X helps retain the brand’s reputation as well. With the standard 100-kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the SUV can go a total of 360 miles on a single charge. Charging the Model X is also easier than other EVs since the brand is generous enough to put an 11.5-kW charger and a standard 120-volt charger as standard equipment. Moreover, the vehicle can be had with an optional NEMA 14-50 adapter, and a 240-volt SAE adapter for public charging. Access to Tesla’s superchargers is also available at all times, which makes traveling long distances a lot less worrisome.


2023 Tesla Model X

2022 Audi e-Tron

2022 Jaguar I-PACE

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E

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The Audi e-Tron offers only up to 222 miles of driving range while its both city and highway driving range numbers don’t even touch 80 miles on a single charge. The Jaguar i-Pace has a slightly higher total range of 234 miles on a single charge. The Ford Mustang Mach-E fares a lot better than both the e-Tron and the i-Pace in terms of range. It offers a maximum of 314 miles on a single charge when equipped with the biggest 88 kWh lithium-ion battery pack.


The interior is where you’ll enjoy and pilot the Model X from. Hence, the brand has ensured that you are able to do all that comfortably, surrounded by an abundance of tech features. The cabin of the 2023 Tesla Model X will cocoon you with oodles of soft-touch surfaces, leatherette upholstery, and comfortable seats. The front seats get 8-way power adjustments, ventilation, and heating while the rear seats get only heating as standard. The steering yoke is also heated and has no stalks behind it. Instead, the controls for the horn, headlamps, and windshield wipers are placed on the steering yoke in the form of touch-sensitive, backlit buttons. The dashboard gets a heavily minimalist design with glossy surfaces running across the middle. The air-con vents are entirely hidden beneath the upper panel of the dashboard but they work flawlessly while heating or cooling the cabin. The front windshield is huge and goes all the way above the front seats and the front sun visors are neatly tucked within the upper A-pillars.


2023 Tesla Model X

2022 Audi e-Tron

2022 Jaguar I-PACE

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E

Seating Capacity

5 to 7




Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

41.7/ 60.7/ 41.2

38.1/ 58.6/ 40.8

39.9/ 57.6/ 40.9

38.9/ 57.6/ 41.7

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

40.9/ 56.8/ 38.4

39.0/ 57.2/ 39.1

38.1/ 54.6/ 35.0

38.3/ 55.9/ 38.1

Third Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

37.1/ 40.0/ 32.7




Cargo Capacity (ft³.)





The Audi e-Tron has a similar design to high-end vehicles from Audi such as the A8 and the Q8. When compared to the Tesla Model X’s cabin, the e-Tron’s cabin looks quite busy with a plethora of controls but not too much though. The comfort levels and the features are adequate but the Model X takes the crown in terms of cargo capacity. JLR has designed the i-Pace’s cabin in a way to make it stand out from other vehicles from the brand. However, the i-Pace feels cramped, especially at the back when compared to both the e-Tron and the tesla Model X. Ford did take some pages out from Tesla’s design book while designing the Mach-E’s interior, and it is evident from the huge centrally-mounted infotainment screen along with the minimalist layout of the cabin. Even though the Mach-E doesn’t match with the Model X in terms of interior dimensions, it fares better than the i-Pace.

Some of the key interior features available with the 2023 Tesla Model X include:

  • Heated and ventilated front seats with multi-level heating
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • 8-way power-adjustable driver’s and front passenger’s seat
  • Power-adjustable lumbar support for driver’s seat
  • Leatherette upholstery
  • Three-zone automatic climate control
  • 5/6/7-passenger seating layout

How intuitive is the 2023 Tesla Model X’s infotainment system?

Tesla has always paid extra attention to the infotainment systems in its vehicles, and the Model X is no different. After the upgrades, the SUV now gets a massive 17-inch centrally-mounted infotainment touchscreen screen that also doubles up as the control center for the vehicle. It is not known to this day why Elon is reluctant to offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, even as an option, but the Model X doesn't get it. However, it does get Google-based navigation, internet access through a browser, and the ability to watch Netflix and YouTube as well. However, none of these work at all in areas having poor connectivity.

Some of the most notable infotainment features available with the 2023 Tesla Model X include:

  • 17-inch infotainment display
  • Bluetooth streaming 
  • Internet connectivity with web browsing, Nettflix, and YouTube
  • Wi-Fi
  • Google based navigation
  • Premium 22-speaker audio system
  • Wireless device charging pad


The Tesla Model X looks a lot more like a lifted sedan with a tall roof than an SUV. However, the shoppers seem to have no problem with the design, whatsoever. At the front, the Model X gets a slippery and simple design with a sleek opening in place of the front grille that houses the Tesla logo. The LED headlamps sit flush with the front fascia and are responsible for the mildly-aggressive appeal of the SUV as well. The side profile of the SUV gets no sharp edges or styling elements either while the rear end carries a similarity with the Model S. The Falcon doors, as Tesla calls them, are the unique part of the Model X and they open all the way upwards allowing unrestricted access to the cabin, even to the third-row if equipped. However, the rear doors can prove to be a disaster in garages or parking lots with low ceiling clearance.


2023 Tesla Model X

2022 Audi e-Tron

2022 Jaguar I-PACE

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E

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The Audi e-Tron looks absolutely outlandish with its exterior design, especially the front end. Around the sides, the e-Tron gets a couple of sculpted character lines across the doors while the rear end looks as flashy as the front end with the LED tail lights in place. At the front, the Jaguar i-Pace has a traditional and common Jaguar design while the rear-end of the SUV has a short and coupe-like roofline resulting in the cramped rear seats. The Ford Mustang Mach-E looks nothing like the Mustang but gets its own, distinctive exterior design. Moreover, the Mach-E also gets a coupe-like design like the i-Pace as well.

Some standout exterior features include:

  • 20-inch wheels
  • Power-operated front and rear doors
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Keyless entry
  • Heated ORVMs
  • LED headlamps with dusk sensing auto on/off


The Tesla Model X has not been crash-tested yet since its launch due to its exotic price tag. However, the SUV gets all the bells and whistles in terms of safety to ensure the 360-degree safety of the occupants. As standard, the SUV gets a Forward collision warning, forward collision mitigation system, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping system, and blind-spot monitoring system among other features. Additionally, Tesla offers some innovative vehicle safety features such as Sentry mode, intrusion sensors, and cabin cameras.

Some of the standout safety features include:

  • Forward collision warning system
  • Forward collision mitigation system
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane Keeping system
  • Blind-spot monitoring system
  • Sentry mode
  • Cabin cameras


2023 Tesla Model X vs 2022 Audi e-Tron

The Audi e-Tron is a sporty and outlandish counterpart to the Model X that scores on the lower side in terms of practicality. It makes less power and is slower off the line in its base form when compared to the Model X whereas the latter gets an advantage since it comes in a fully-equipped form right from the start. However, the Model X carries a steep price tag for the class but offers plenty of features along with a memorable performance and impressive driving range numbers.

2023 Tesla Model X vs 2022 Jaguar i-Pace

The Jaguar i-Pace is for Jaguar lovers out there but the SUV doesn’t disappoint as a package. Yes, it doesn’t even manage to offer the driving range numbers or the practicality as the Model X, but is an excellent performance machine with great handling and ride comfort. Moreover, it is cheaper than the Model X too while offering almost 80% performance of what you’d get with the Model X.

2023 Tesla Model X vs 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E

The Ford Mustang Mach-E is able to give the Model X fair competition when it comes to performance, comfort, and features. Additionally, the interior design of the Mach-E seems to be inspired by the Model X’s cabin, especially due to the massive infotainment display with the minimalist layout. The Mustang Mach-E is also offered with two battery options with a bigger battery for better driving range while the Model X loses out on that flexibility.

Final Verdict

The Tesla Model X should be your next vehicle if you have a deep enough pocket and want a 7-seater SUV that accelerates like a bat outta hell. Moreover, you can get the Plaid model that demolishes numerous well-known supercars on a straight line, let alone sportscars. In terms of comfort and convenience, the Model X doesn’t make any compromises; however, the yoke-style steering and the integration of all the controls within the infotainment screen would demand some time from you, for getting used to.

vehicle bio
base price


body style

dr SUV

engine type
horse power

670 hp


1-Speed Direct Drive


198 in


116.7 in


81.5 in

curb weight

4883 lbs


66 in

Ground Clearance

5.4 in

passenger volume

120 cu ft

cargo volume

87.8 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy

107/NA/97 mpg

basic warranty

4yr./ 50,000 mi.

powertrain warranty

8yr./ Unlimited mi.

Tesla Model X electric 5 year Cost To Own

Cash Price(MSRP)
5 Year Cost To Own
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $102,106
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Financing Interest$5,550$4,464$3,304$2,068$747$16,133
Taxes and Fees$8,507$559$503$457$405$10,431
Total Cost-To-Own$37,086$17,832$14,938$15,948$16,302$102,106
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