by Cameron Rogers, Associate Editor on October 3, 2016
Another day, another funny noise coming from our 2016 Tesla Model X. I signed the car out soon after Mark caught the steering column making a sound like the Shoe who gets Dipped in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? I didn't know about the noise before I took it home, so when I heard something funny I notified keymaster Mike Schmidt. He informed me of Mark's observations, but this was something different.
And in less than 24 hours, I noticed two more distinct sounds emanating from our electrified SUV.
by Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor on July 14, 2016
by Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor on June 30, 2016
Every time I get behind the wheel of our 2016 Tesla Model X I'm surprised by its lack of rearward visibility. Looking into the rearview mirror is like peeking through some window blinds, which is surprising given how this SUV looks like a rolling greenhouse from the outside.
by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on June 14, 2016
We got an early dose of summer in Southern California this week. Sure enough, parking our long-term 2016 Tesla Model X outside my local gym resulted in a big increase in cabin temperature. Cue the app.
by Travis Langness, Automotive Editor on June 13, 2016
The windshield in our long-term 2016 Tesla Model X is really big. It's so big that it comes with a sun-screen-thingy to keep direct sunlight off your noggin. Even though the upper glass on the massive receding-hairline windshield is tinted, it doesn't protect you 100 percent from the midday sun, so included with the purchase of the Model X is a collapsible sunshade.
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 11, 2016
Cupholder design probably wasn't very high on the priority list for the designers of the 2016 Tesla Model X, yet they took a pretty good stab at doing it differently anyway. The result is a nice looking, if not notably superior, setup.
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 James Riswick, New & Used Car Editor on April 27, 2016
The 2016 Tesla Model X's "Big Sky" panoramic windshield is just one of its many "hey look at me!"features that makes it oh-so-different from other SUVs. Its pros and cons have already been touched upon, but the concept itself got me wondering: Who did it first?
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 12, 2016
Tesla issued a voluntary recall for the 2016 Tesla Model X on April 11th. An email was sent by Tesla to owners of affected vehicles notifying them that the third-row seatback recliner could let go in a frontal crash.
The recall affects about 2,700 Model Xs, all of which were produced before 26 March of this year. Since our car is a Signature (number 921 of about 1,000) model, it enjoyed priority delivery status over non-Signatures and as such was presumably built early in the production run.
Sure enough, the VIN of our Model X indicates a February build date, thus it must be one of those affected by the recall campaign.
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.