The Model X has been around for more than five years and it is still one of the most desirable electric vehicles on the market. That’s mostly because of its impressive acceleration and range, but there are actually many other great things you get from this mid-size crossover. Of course, falcon wings are definitely a dividing point, though not necessarily a deal breaker. On the other side, the interior quality definitely isn’t good enough to be considered premium. The 2021 Tesla Model X comes with a couple of changes, but most of the things have remained the same.
When it comes to changes, the most important one is the discontinuation of the Long Range version, so there are just two variants in the offer now. A good thing to know is that both of them now feature increased range. Other than that, things have remained pretty much the same.
2021 Tesla Model X Drivetrain
Of course, the most interesting part of this crossover is still the drivetrain. As we’ve just mentioned, the mid-level Long Range model has been discontinued. The base Long Range Plus carries on but also gets a nice range increase. For the 2021 Tesla Model X, it is able to make 371 miles on a single charge. Despite we are talking about a standard model, the acceleration is pretty impressive. You will need just 4.4 seconds to hit 60 mph.
The range-topping Performance model also gets a nice upgrade in terms of the range. It can now make 341 miles on a single charge. On the other side, the power output remains the same, so you may count on familiar numbers in terms of acceleration, which are really crazy. In a so-called Ludicrous mode, it needs just 2.6 seconds to hit sixty. Besides impressive acceleration, the handling is also pretty good in this one.
2021 Tesla Model X Design
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2021 Tesla Model X continues with a familiar layout. This is a typical mid-size crossover, which features around 116.7 inches in wheelbase, while the overall length goes up to 198.3 inches. Those are typical numbers for the class but the Model X benefits from its all-electric nature and actually offers a pretty generous amount of interior space. When it comes to styling, things are also the same. You may like it or not, but this crossover still caught a lot of attention. Of course, there are also those (in)famous falcon doors.
The cabin of this crossover is a mixed bag. On one side, the cabin looks stylish and we particularly like the simplistic layout. Also, materials are quite fine and you may count on a nice mix of soft plastics, synthetic leather and metallic trim. On the other side, the overall build quality isn’t that impressive. Moreover, lower areas look really disappointing.
When it comes to seating capacity, there are three configurations in the offer. Standard models come with a seating capacity for five, while three-row models come in six- and seven-seating configurations. In all cases, the amount of passenger space is sufficient in the first two rows. On the other side, the third row isn’t that comfortable and it is best to be left for kids.
When it comes to standard features, the list is pretty long. It includes tech goodies like a 17-inch touch screen, a navigation system, a digital gauge cluster, Bluetooth, two USB ports, satellite radio, HD Radio, a 17-speaker stereo, a Wi-Fi hot spot, a smartphone charging pad, and keyless entry.
When it comes to safety features, all models come standard with goodies like blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist, a surround-view parking camera system, parking sensors, forward and side collision warning, automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control. Additionally, you can get goodies like automated lane changing, automated parking, a vehicle summon mode, and full self-driving capability once it gets regulatory approval.
2021 Tesla Model X Pricing
The base Long Range versions start at 81.200 dollars, while the Performance model goes around 101.200 dollars. Some of the key competitors are models like Mercedes-Benz EQC, Audi e-tron, Jaguar I-Pace etc.