- The Model X is Tesla’s outlandish all-electric SUV, with a cost tab of as much as $150,000.
- It can chair up to 7 people and hoop a LOT of cargo.
- The biggest issue for highway trips, with or but the family, is gripping the battery charged.
The Model X is Tesla’s charity for American families: a stylish SUV with seating for up to 7 and load space for rigging and room for a pet.
It checks those boxes while looking like a spaceship with a thespian extended windshield affording a perspective of the sky, falcon-wing doors, and all-electric propulsion. It can also, at the P100D trim turn — which means it has a 1oo-kilowatt-hour battery container and a dual-motor all-wheel-drive complement — strain from 0 to 60 mph in about 3 seconds. Hang on to those Game Boys, kids!
I took a Tesla sedan, the P90D, on an brave highway outing with some of my family last year. And we spent some time behind the circle of the Model X after it was rolled out. But I’d never left on a low dive, contrast the vehicles’ full capabilities, from seating comfort to ridonkulous speed to Autopilot semi-self-driving record to the loyal secret salsa of Tesla-ness: the endless Supercharger network and the in-vehicle algorithms that capacitate you to hopscotch between them.
Tesla accurate that by environment me up with a Model X loaner — a entirely loaded P100D that many likely cost about $150,000. It arrived in a stately silken black with a tawny white leather interior. Into the accessible seating and load space we would place myself; my lovely wife; the two large sons, James, 12, and Dante, 7; the gifted daughter, August, 14; and the contented new dog, Marco (2, we think).
We loaded up on a Friday in autumn. Our end was 340 miles southwest: Deep Creek, Maryland. We had Superchargers and some-more adventures in front of us. Here’s how it went.