The 2017 Tesla Model X is an all-electric midsize crossover SUV that has a mix of appealing and confounding attributes. Like all Teslas, the particulars of its offerings are subject to change at any time and don't necessarily coincide with a typical model-year cycle. Many buyers will visit the options list where a variety of features — some of them unusual — are available.
Offered in four trim levels — 75D, 90D 100D and P100D — the 2017 Tesla Model X is equipped exclusively with two-motor all-wheel drive. All trim levels are differentiated by their battery capacity, which in turn largely correlates to driving range. Option packages are the same across all trim levels. Options run the gamut, and include a sensor-laden Enhanced Autopilot semiautonomous driving mode, numerous 20- and 22-inch wheel options, a towing package, additional seating configurations, heated seats and steering wheel, a cabin materials and door upgrade package, and a high-current charger.
The entry-level 75D is equipped with a 75-kWh battery that provides the least driving range of any Model X. Navigation and a colossal center touchscreen are standard, along with keyless entry and a power tailgate. Five-passenger seating is standard.
Since driving range is such a crucial factor when it comes to electric vehicles such as the Model X, it's worth spending the extra money to step up to the 90D. This has a larger battery for more range, sure, but it's also much quicker. Beyond that is a relatively small premium to the 100D, which isn't any quicker but has an additional 38 miles of range over the 90D. It's a big jump up pricewise to the range-topping P100D, which will appeal to those who want one of the quickest-accelerating cars on the market.
Other minivans and sport-utility vehicles offer significantly more functionality than the 2017 Tesla Model X, but none of them offer electric propulsion. It's a key consideration for many buyers and it renders the Model X the default choice. It is in a segment of one. That situation is expected to change in a year as at least three other manufacturers are planning to release all-electric midsize SUVs. But if you want to buy an electric SUV today, the Model X is the only game in town. Let Edmunds' car-buying tools and expertise guide you when you're ready to buy your own 2017 Tesla Model X.
2017 Tesla Model X Overview
The all-electric 2017 Tesla Model X utilizes an electric motor and is available in the following styles:
The P100D 4dr SUV AWD (electric DD) comes with an electric, all wheel drive, and with a 1-speed direct drive transmission. The P100D 4dr SUV AWD (electric DD) comes with a basic warranty of 4 yr./ 50000 mi., a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a Not available powertrain warranty.
The 90D 4dr SUV AWD (electric DD) comes with an electric, all wheel drive, and with a 1-speed direct drive transmission. The 90D 4dr SUV AWD (electric DD) comes with a basic warranty of 4 yr./ 50000 mi., a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a Not available powertrain warranty.
The 75D 4dr SUV AWD (electric DD) comes with an electric, all wheel drive, and with a 1-speed direct drive transmission. The 75D 4dr SUV AWD (electric DD) comes with a basic warranty of 4 yr./ 50000 mi., a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a Not available powertrain warranty.
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Vehicle P100D 4dr SUV AWD (electric DD)
Review In the past 12 years I have owned 18 different vehicles. I purchased the model X 100D 2 months ago. It accelerates faster than my Golf R, Nismo 350 Z, or Infinity M class. The car is as luxurious as my MB E63 AMG and rides as well as my Cadillac CTS-V. Recently I had to take it off-road. I live in the mountains and had to pick up a sick child. The roads were unplowed and recommended chains only. I simply raised the suspension and easily drove miles and miles in 2 feet of snow. It handles as well off road as my Toyota Tacoma. Then driving down the canyon I didn?t have to hit my brakes once because of how the vehicle torque charging works. The canyon is a 65 mph 5-6% grade for 20 miles. Finally, because of the torque charging my battery charged on the way down the canyon. I can?t express how impressive this vehicle is. Elan Musk not only built a competitor he built a game changer.
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2017 tesla model-x P100D 4dr SUV AWD (electric DD), 1-speed direct drive, electric fuel 86 combined MPG 81 city MPG/92 highway MPG
2017 tesla model-x 90D 4dr SUV AWD (electric DD), 1-speed direct drive, electric fuel 92 combined MPG 90 city MPG/94 highway MPG
2017 tesla model-x 75D 4dr SUV AWD (electric DD), 1-speed direct drive, electric fuel 93 combined MPG 91 city MPG/95 highway MPG
What options are available on the 2017 Tesla Model X?
Available Tesla Model X 2017 Submodel Types: SUV
Available Tesla Model X 2017 Trims: 75D, 100D, P90D
Exterior Colors: Solid Black, Midnight Silver Metallic, Pearl White Multi-Coat
Interior Colors: Black leather, Black leatherette/cloth, Tan leather, White leather
Popular Features: AWD/4WD, Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Automatic Emergency Braking, Back-up camera, Blind Spot Monitoring, Bluetooth, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Heated seats, Keyless Entry/Start, Lane Departure Warning, Mobile Internet, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Navigation, Parking sensors, Power Driver Seat, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Rear Bench Seats, Remote Start, Stability Control, Sunroof/Moonroof, Third-row seating, Tire Pressure Warning, Towing Hitch, Trip Computer, USB Inputs, Upgraded Headlights, Upgraded Stereo, 2nd Row Bucket Seats, Adaptive Cruise Control, Cooled Seats, Pre-collision safety system
Fuel Types: electric
Drivetrains: all wheel drive
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