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2020 Tesla Model X

What’s new

  • No major additions announced yet, but Tesla typically updates its vehicles throughout the calendar year
  • Part of the first Model X generation introduced for 2016

Pros & Cons

  • Instant and powerful acceleration
  • Electric range is impressive
  • Three-row seating is available
  • Access to Tesla's extensive Supercharger network
  • Finicky upward-swinging rear doors impede functionality
  • Rough, choppy ride with larger wheels
  • Vast windshield lets too much sun and heat into the cabin
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto aren't offered
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2020
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MSRP Range
$84,990 - $104,990
MSRP Starting at
$84,990
MSRP Range
$84,990 - $104,990
MSRP Range
$84,990 - $104,990

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$84,990 - $104,990
MSRP Range
$84,990 - $104,990

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2020 Tesla Model X Review

Even a few years after its debut, there's nothing else on the road quite like the Tesla Model X. It delivers more than 300 miles of electric range and packs features such as its novel folding falcon-wing doors and full access to Tesla's Supercharger network. Plenty of automakers have announced that they're coming out with electrified SUVs, but for now the X is in a class of one.

What's new for the 2020 Model X? Well, Tesla's rolling updates make it difficult to separate the car into model years, but there have been no major changes for 2020 (yet). The X is still available in two basic configurations that differ in performance and electric range. Both come with Tesla's Autopilot driver assistance system and offer a more robust version as an option.

Certainly, the Model X has its flaws. The falcon-wing doors, for instance, can be slow to open and won't open completely if you've parked in an area with a low ceiling. And forget about installing a traditional roof rack system. Nor is the Model X's interior as richly appointed as that of a traditional luxury SUV. But until other three-row EVs hit the market, there's nothing that offers the same combination of space, utility and gasoline-free driving as Tesla's Model X.

What's it like to live with the Model X?

Edmunds' editorial team was one of the first to acquire and live with a 2016 Tesla Model X for a full year. The signature falcon-wing doors turned out to be more for style than utility. Still, we found it to be impressively fast for a vehicle its size. To learn more about the Tesla Model X of this generation, read about our experiences from a full year of living with a 2016 Tesla Model X. We cover everything from seat comfort to real-world battery efficiency. There were only a few trim level changes for the 2020 Model X, so most of our observations still apply.

Which Model X does Edmunds recommend?

Of the two trims, we recommend going with the Model X Long Range. While it's not quite as quick as the Performance model, it has more power and performance than most other SUVs. We think the extra range and cost savings are worth the hit to performance.

Tesla Model X models

Tesla often changes up its products at unexpected times, so what is true today may change tomorrow. The 2020 Model X is currently available in two trim levels, Long Range and Performance. As the names imply, the difference between the pair is electric range and performance figures. Whichever version you get, all-wheel drive comes standard.

The Model X Long Range has an estimated range of 328 miles. Standard features include an air suspension, keyless entry and ignition, heated seats for all passengers, a heated steering wheel, a 17-inch touchscreen display and a towing package. You also get driver aids such as forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and Tesla's Autopilot system. Free and unlimited use of Tesla's Supercharger network is currently standard too.

Performance enthusiasts can opt for the Model X Performance model, which Tesla says hits 60 mph in just 3.4 seconds but drops the estimated range to 305 miles. Ludicrous mode is now standard and its use drops the 0-60 time to 2.7 seconds. Aside from the extra oomph and some minor interior changes, the Performance model is basically the same as the Model X Long Range.

Options are few. Typically, the Model X comes with five-passenger seating, but you can get a six-passenger configuration with two captain's chairs in the second row and a third-row bench, or a seven-passenger configuration with two rows of benches. Also available is the Full Self-Driving Capability feature, which adds automated parallel and perpendicular parking, additional fine-tuning to the way Autopilot behaves on the highway, and a summon feature that calls the Model X to your location in a parking lot.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2020 Tesla Model X.

5 star reviews: 50%
4 star reviews: 0%
3 star reviews: 25%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 25%
Average user rating: 3.5 stars based on 4 total reviews

Trending topics in reviews

  • electrical system
  • safety
  • warranty
  • infotainment system
  • appearance
  • sound system
  • interior
  • acceleration
  • ride quality
  • technology
  • wheels & tires

Most helpful consumer reviews

5 out of 5 stars, Most Amazing Vehicle On The Road Today
Tesla4Life,
Long Range 4dr SUV AWD (electric DD)

We have new 2020 Model X, after owning BMW's and Cadillac's in the past and can honestly say we love where the future is heading. The autonomous driving is a game changer. Wish Tesla would sell this tech so that roadways could be safer everywhere. Biggest things to love: - Acceleration - Grounded - all weight underneath - Free supercharging for life (roadtrip!?) - All premium features including towing are now included no extra cost - Real world range holds up (even in the cold once battery thermalizes) - Infotainment (watching Netflix/Hulu/Youtube while charging with luxury speaker surround) - Constant updates and upgrades for no cost - Most comfortable front seats I've ridden in on long drives Opportunities - DC outlet in vehicle - Option 240V outlet (like the CyberTruck will have) - Update to the Model 3 / Y faster charging battery tech - Offer "Insane" upgrade to long range for a cost (unlock 30% more torque from same motors)

1 out of 5 stars, Terrible battery range and customer support
Katlin,
Performance 4dr SUV AWD (electric DD)

I bought a Model X with a warranty from Tesla, warranty of course includes the battery. It is rated for 237 miles of range. Within four days of purchase, I noted I am getting 40 miles on it before it is at zero. The car is also losing 24 miles per day when it's not being driven. Published documents indicate you shouldn't lose more than 5-10/day. Their service support indicates it is completely normal and refuses to do anything about the battery - in fact they told me my car's battery is outperforming the average Model X. I don't understand how this is normal. How is it normal that the car only is able to do 1/6 of its rated range? The average american drives 18 miles to work - good luck making it home. It's misleading advertising and poor warranty support. I wish I wouldn't have bought the car. Buyer beware.

3 out of 5 stars, love the car, hate their customer service
Anastasia,
Long Range 4dr SUV AWD (electric DD)

I had a problem while driving on a highway, my car just shut down, the screen went black and I lost Bluetooth and sound. I called Tesla to figure out why, they refused to help me unless I gave them my vin # Who in their right mind knows their vin #? No one. The agent hung up on me, refused to help, created a dangerous situation on the road by insisting that I look into my phone for a vin # while driving. I felt abused and abandoned. This new technology should be very concerned with their customers safety, but Tesla doesn't seem to be. I absolutely hate their customer service, their salesmanship and attitude towards their customers. It really does seem they don't give a crap if you are ok. It feels like they are training their employees to be aggressive to their customers. I had to drive with a black screen for miles not knowing if the car can just stop in the middle of a highway

5 out of 5 stars, Best car I have ever owned!
J.S,
Long Range 4dr SUV AWD (electric DD)

I have had this car for about two months. I have a 2020 Model X Long Range Plus. On a full charge I get 351 miles of range, which is phenomenal! I recommend getting the 20in rims, because they give a softer more luxurious ride, and they give better range than the 22in wheels. It is a very good car for long road trips. After driving it, charging up is not as much of a burden as I thought it would be. I highly recommend The Tesla Model X. 5 stars.

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Features & Specs

Long Range 4dr SUV AWD features & specs
Long Range 4dr SUV AWD
electric DD
MSRP$84,990
MPG 99 city / 93 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission1-speed direct drive
HorsepowerN/A
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Performance 4dr SUV AWD features & specs
Performance 4dr SUV AWD
electric DD
MSRP$104,990
MPG 90 city / 89 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission1-speed direct drive
HorsepowerN/A
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Model X safety features:

Autopilot
Provides enhanced lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control to reduce the driver's workload.
Automatic Emergency Braking
Applies the brakes when it detects an imminent front crash.
All-Wheel Drive
Powers all four wheels to enhance traction in low-traction conditions.
NHTSA Overall Rating 5 out of 5 stars

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Side Barrier RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front Seat5 / 5
Back Seat5 / 5
RolloverRating
Rollover5 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of Rollover9.3%

Tesla Model X vs. the competition

Tesla Model X vs. BMW X5

The current BMW X5 is a few years newer than the Model X and significantly undercuts the base price of the Tesla. Both are available with a robust suite of driver aids and technology, though Tesla continues to add features via over-the-air updates. The BMW wins on interior quality, though some may prefer the minimalist look of the Tesla. The biggest difference comes down to the powertrain. Currently, BMW doesn't offer an electric, hybrid or plug-in hybrid version of the X5.

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Tesla Model X vs. Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

The GLE looks and feels a little fresher than the Model X, and like most vehicles in this class, it significantly undercuts the Tesla's starting price. Both are loaded with tech and driver aids, with the Mercedes boasting one of our favorite infotainment systems around. The Mercedes' interior is a step up in quality too. As with most of the Model X's competitors, there's no fully electric variant of the GLE.

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Tesla Model X vs. Tesla Model S

Think of the Model S as the sedan version of the Model X. Both are available in Long Range and Performance trims, though the smaller, lighter Model S has more range than the Model X. The interior design is similar too, though the Model X wins on interior and cargo space. Both pack tons of driver aids and receive frequent updates that add more features.

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FAQ
Is the Tesla Model X a good car?
The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 Model X both on the road and at the track. Edmunds’ consumer reviews show that the 2020 Model X gets an average rating of 4 stars out of 5 (based on 4 reviews) You probably care about Tesla Model X energy consumption, so it's important to know that the Model X gets an EPA-estimated 90 mpg-e to 96 mpg-e, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Model X has 26.0 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Tesla Model X. Learn more
What's new in the 2020 Tesla Model X?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Tesla Model X:

  • No major additions announced yet, but Tesla typically updates its vehicles throughout the calendar year
  • Part of the first Model X generation introduced for 2016
Learn more
Is the Tesla Model X reliable?
To determine whether the Tesla Model X is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Model X. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Model X's 4-star average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more
Is the 2020 Tesla Model X a good car?
There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 Tesla Model X is a good car. Our consumer reviews show that the 2020 Model X gets an average rating of 4 stars out of 5 (based on 4 reviews). Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 Model X is a good car for you. Learn more
How much should I pay for a 2020 Tesla Model X?

The least-expensive 2020 Tesla Model X is the 2020 Tesla Model X Long Range 4dr SUV AWD (electric DD). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $84,990.

Other versions include:

  • Long Range 4dr SUV AWD (electric DD) which starts at $84,990
  • Performance 4dr SUV AWD (electric DD) which starts at $104,990
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What are the different models of Tesla Model X?
If you're interested in the Tesla Model X, the next question is, which Model X model is right for you? Model X variants include Long Range 4dr SUV AWD (electric DD), and Performance 4dr SUV AWD (electric DD). For a full list of Model X models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2020 Tesla Model X

2020 Tesla Model X Overview

The 2020 Tesla Model X is offered in the following submodels: Model X SUV. Available styles include Long Range 4dr SUV AWD (electric DD), and Performance 4dr SUV AWD (electric DD).

What do people think of the 2020 Tesla Model X?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 Tesla Model X and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2020 Model X 3.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2020 Model X.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 Tesla Model X and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 Model X featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

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Should I lease or buy a 2020 Tesla Model X?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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