The 2024 Tesla Model X is a battery-powered mid-size luxury crossover manufactured by Tesla, Inc. The Tesla Model X is a battery-powered SUV with seating for five, six, or seven. Two trim levels are available, the Model X and Model X Plaid, and each Model X is an all-wheel drive. The estimated range is 348 miles for Long Range and 311-333 miles for Plaid, depending on wheel size.
There are so many interesting aspects of the Model X, the panoramic windshield, the upward-opening hawk-wing doors, and the acceleration that surpasses a sports car – you can almost overlook the fact that the Tesla Model X is electric. The Model X isn’t quite as agile as the mechanically similar Model S sedan, but it’s surprisingly agile given its size and weight. The cabin is an exercise in modernism, with a giant dashboard-dominating screen providing touch-sensitive access to many of the Model X’s features. The third row of seats provides space for the whole family and can be ordered with a second-row captain’s seat. Cargo and passenger space is also impressive, as long as you opt for the five-seat configuration. But the below-average smartphone integration and lack of practicality remain weak points.
2024 Tesla Model X Plaid : Interior
The Model X comes with a simple and almost buttonless interior is a classic Tesla. The driver is faced with a digital instrument display and a unique yoke-style steering control device that is often frustrating to use and difficult to get used to. The Model X’s windshield/glass roof is also unique, with an almost uninterrupted view ahead and up, gliding seamlessly from under the hood up and over the front seat passengers. Despite these great features, the Model X’s cabin leaves us short, especially considering its price could easily break the six-figure barrier with undefined air vents, misaligned panels, and flat-back seats that don’t offer enough adjustment.
A massive touchscreen infotainment system dominates the dashboard and controls nearly all of the Model X’s various features and settings. Secondary digital instrumentation located directly in front of the driver acts as the instrument cluster. Tesla’s infotainment system is definitely high-tech, but what you won’t find is Apple CarPlay or Android Auto capability. Rear-seat drivers are treated to their own little screen, which gives them some control over the entertainment and possibly the car’s features.
2024 Tesla Model X Plaid : Engine
The base Model X comes standard with two electric motors, one at the front axle and one at the rear, providing all-wheel drive capability. The 1020 hp tri-engine Plaid high-performance variant boasts a claimed zero-to-100 km/h time of 2.5 seconds. The Model X has the EPA’s highest MPGe ratings. The Long Range models scored 109 cities, 101 highways, and a total MPGe score of 105. Even the Plaid model, which sacrifices some efficiency for faster acceleration, outperforms key rivals like the Jaguar I-Pace and Audi e-Tron SUVs in this measure.
The Model X comes standard with a battery large enough to cover a claimed driving range of 351 miles. Upgrading to the faster Plaid model reduces the estimated driving range to 335 miles. It recharges quickly via one of Tesla’s Superchargers available across the country. Charging at home with a 240 V or 120 V connection will be slower, but probably more convenient for owners, which is why Tesla offers its in-home charging equipment for purchase.
2024 Tesla Model X Plaid : Safety
Still, most buyers are looking for specs rather than luxury, and the Model X can probably be chosen with the most exciting feature, namely autopilot. Tesla’s semi-autonomous driving mode uses several cameras, multiple sensors, and radars to detect objects, people, and other vehicles, and uses them to power the Model X under its own power. The Model X also offers a Summon feature that allows the user to park or pick up the SUV from tight spaces while standing outside. The Tesla Models X 2024 standard safety features include adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and a semi-autonomous driving mode available.