This answer to the full-size luxury crossover SUV segment. The Tesla Model X 2018 comes in three variants you have the 75D, 100D and the top of the line trim level and the performance model of the P100D. So, here the 2018 Tesla Model X P100D reviews.
While car enthusiasts may look to pigeon-holed the 2018 Tesla Model X and do a segment already dominated by the likes of Mercedes Benz, Porsche, and Audi. The reality is that there’s no categorizing this SUV it’s an all-electric seven-seater that can challenge a Lamborghini and nearly get 300 miles of range. The real question is, should those look to buy?
The Tesla Model X a handsome car it all depends on who you’re talking to you’ll get plenty of attention while driving it especially in areas where they’re less common. A lot of that has to do with the fact there’s nothing like it. It’s more of a futuristic compact minivan than an SUV it does appeal to you, I recommend opting for the solid black paint.
Possibly, the biggest thing that stands out about this SUV though is the famous Falcon wing doors you’ve kept hearing about. I will admit the first few days they were pretty cool, especially just seeing the reaction on people’s faces. However eventually, they’re going to lose their novelty you might find yourself a bit annoyed with that slow 6 second opening time. Parents, however, will be appreciative of the extra wide access it gives you to the rear seats. Unfortunately, the doors prevent a Model X from being able to have a roof rack.
For those of you who’ve already started asking what happens if someone parks too close to you Tesla has you covered with ultrasonic sensors that detect any obstacles and adjust the way, the door opens to avoid any collision.
Tesla Model X P100D Interior
Now the interior of the Tesla Model X interior is clearly a lesson in minimalism. It’s comfortable, appealing; it doesn’t scream luxury by any means. If anything it appears that Tesla has decided to let their giant touchscreen at the center of it all do the talking.
Inside the cabin, you’ve got firm yet comfortable synthetic leather seats in the ultra white option. Up front, you have a dashboard with materials and fixtures not quite at the quality level of BMW or Mercedes. But it’s not a big enough difference to make you feel seated. I am a fan of the artificial suede covering the top of the dashboard, and if you’re willing, I would recommend nice carbon fiber trim that’s only going to run you an extra $250.
In the end, though it’s hard even to notice much of cabins interior design with colossal 17-inch touchscreen popping out at you. The Model X does feel particularly airy inside, and it’s not just because of the windshield. This SUV has a maximum cargo space of 88.8 cubic feet, part of that figure includes the front trunk and a feature attributed to the Model X is lack of an engine.
Technology-wise, it’s Tesla! Between the giant touchscreen, a complex system of safety features, and the most famous self-driving system in the business, with the Model X that’s a truly is shooting for the family car of the future. Tesla’s infotainment display is the brains behind this entire operation so become acclimated with it fast. Yes, it provides your entertainment and an impressive adaptation of Google Maps for a navigation system. But, it also controls everything about the ride and how this car drives.
If you want to change your steering settings, adjust the automatic air suspension, or have some fun with the ludicrous mode, all that’s done through this touchscreen the size of your desktop computer. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gives the Tesla Model X a five-star rating in every category. It also says the Model X is an overall probability of injury is the second lowest that’s ever recorded behind only Tesla’s Model S sedan.
This impressive safety performance can be attributed to the SUV’s low center of gravity due to the massive battery underneath the floor as well as the large crumple zone up front created by the lack of an engine.
Standard safety features include automatic emergency braking, side collision warning, and lane departure warning. To unlock all of autopilot self-driving capabilities you’ll have to be willing to shell out next to 8,000. Whether or not, it’s worth it all depends on the driving you to do. Ideally, it’s for people who frequently find themselves in highway traffic jams aka your typical daily commuter. In these situations, it functions flawlessly as advertised.
However, on city streets make sure to use it at your discretion. The system relies on the use of cameras and requires clear and defined lane markings as well as suitable weather conditions.
Tesla Model X 0-60 Performance
For the performance Tesla Model X 0 – 60 in 3.2 seconds that can be as little as 2.9 if you managed to master Tesla’s launch road technique. And if those numbers sound absurd, it’s because they are. But, you’ll believe it the minute you put your foot down on that accelerator just a little bit hard. Whether you like it or not your head is flying back against that headrest. But, not bad for an electric car!
For an SUV with an automatic air suspension, I was surprised at how many of the bumps I felt while cruising along. Even when I raise the suspension height to very high the ride couldn’t be called smooth. This can likely be attributed to the excessive amount of weight located in the chassis due to the placement of the Model X of the battery.
Steering is direct and responsive, and it’s weighted enough that I didn’t find much need for the sport mode. SUVs low center of gravity makes for quick turns when necessary, and the Tesla Model X displays a little body roll or lean in the corners. All-wheel drive is standard on all models, and it’s capable of handling snowy situations with relative ease.
Despite the impressive acceleration numbers the drive isn’t as engaging as you’d expect. This is a massive SUV, and it feels like one when you’re behind the wheel even if it can keep up with a Lamborghini.
Driving range for the P100D is 289 miles even after having plenty of fun in the cold New Jersey weather; I found myself pretty close to that number. The fastest method to charge this electric SUV is through one of Tesla supercharging stations where the Tesla Model X P100D battery can go from empty to full charge in about two hours.
Fortunately, the car’s navigation system can point out to you the nearest charging station including those along with your desired route. While the number of stations in this area can’t compete with the west coast, it’s improving slowly but surely.
Tesla Model X Price – From 75D To P100D
The Tesla Model X price starts at $86,000 and the higher P100D here range in at a whopping $152,000. But for different location, Tesla Model X cost can be varies.
They mentioned before though this vehicle has no competitors to measure by as it doesn’t quite fit into the category.
Again we’re talking about an all-electric high-speed crossover that seats seven and gets almost 300 miles of range, I don’t see anything else like that on the market.