by Cole Briggs, Editorial Intern on September 14, 2016
The Falcon Wing doors on our 2016 Tesla Model X draw crowds wherever you go. I mean, how many SUVs can pull up next to an SLS AMG and open their doors the same way? Crickets.
As enticing as those doors are, however, I think the drawbacks overshadow the cool factor. As Jay explained, the list is long.
And because of all the attention the Falcon Doors attract, the nicely executed front doors get overlooked.
by Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor on July 14, 2016
by Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor on May 31, 2016
Okay, real talk. The articulating doors on our long-term 2016 Tesla Model X make my blood boil.
by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on May 9, 2016
Great seats are one of the things that makes high-dollar luxury cars feel a cut above the rest. The front seats in our Tesla Model X are good, but not great.
by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on April 18, 2016
Yes, that's the windshield in our 2016 Tesla Model X. It's a standard feature of the new SUV and one of the unique features that makes the Model X such a conversation starter. It also makes me nervous.
by Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor on April 11, 2016
Electric vehicles are still rare, but improvements in range and desirability have raised their profile far beyond their actual sales numbers. Most of the electric vehicles (EVs) currently on the market are compact hatchbacks or sedans. Other than the short-lived Toyota RAV4 EV, electric SUVs have largely been absent.
The new 2016 Tesla Model X changes that. With seating for up to seven passengers and a larger cabin than the Model S sedan upon which it is largely based, the Model X is as close to a purpose-built electric SUV as the world has seen to date.