Do You Choose a Tesla Model X or a Tesla Model S
Tesla is keeping its promise of providing electric vehicles with a combination of efficiency, performance, and luxury.
The Model S and Model X are the two highest in production and also are the two most expensive cars of Tesla.
The Model S is a sedan, and the Model X is a mid-sized SUV, and both models have the uniqueness that keeps them standing in the market.
Tesla Model S was officially debuted in 2012 and is now known as the longest-running electric vehicle in production.
The Model S is also known for the best-selling electric vehicle in 2015 and 2016. Model S was the most sold car until a less expensive Tesla vehicle came; Model 3 and Model Y.
However, there is no competition of Model S in terms of luxury, performance, and comfortability. Tesla keeps updating its car from time to time, and there are also some changes in the Model S, including an increase in performance from 348 miles to 387 miles and an upgrade in acceleration in gaining speed from 0 to 60 mph with 2.3 seconds.
Tesla Model X is a mid-sized SUV, officially debuted in 2012, while deliveries started in 2015. After Model S, the Model X is the longest-running electric vehicle in production.
Both models have some common parts, but they are way different from each other in design. Tesla has also brought some improvements in Model X, including 20 miles increase in the performance on the Long-Range Plus version.
The following is a complete comparison of both cars that will help you to choose the best suitable for you.
Both the models offer a variety of features to the drivers, including a selection of dual motor or tri-motor AWD (all-wheel drive).
Regardless of any version in the Model S, you will get a full-time all-wheel drive; however, acceleration performance changes from version to version.
If we talk about the speed, then the Model S performance is outstanding as it gains speed from zero to 60 mph within 2.3 seconds.
The Model S allows drivers to set steering according to their flexibility, either heavy steering effort or low steering effort. It’s also a sports sedan that provides comfort feeling even when cruising.
Moreover, the updated Long Range version can travel 412 miles in a charge with a top speed of 155 mph.
Tesla has also brought many changes in the Model X, and now Tesla offers Model X in dual motor or tri-motor all-wheel drive. In the dual-motor Model X, the car can travel 360 miles in a charge with a top speed of 155 mph.
The Model X can’t manage to compete with the Model S in terms of speed performance, and according to Tesla, the car can gain speed from 0 to 60 mph within 3.8 seconds.
In the tri-motor all-wheel-drive version of Model X, the car can travel 340 miles with a top speed of 163 mph. According to Tesla, the tri-motor version of the Model X can gain speed from 0 to 60 mph within 2.5 seconds.
Interior and Cargo
Tesla has maintained a unique interior look in the market in a very simple way. The interior of Model X comes in black and white, or if you want to get a creamy color, then you need to spend an additional $1500.
The interior is completely controlled by a touchscreen that is fixed in the center of the dashboard. If you wanna pay for color, then it’s your choice; however, you will get all the features of an upgraded interior even if you want to save money with the standard black cabin.
The model X offers you all heated occupant seats, a heated steering wheel, a premium audio system, a self-presenting front door, and carbon filtration. Tesla Model X has a huge cargo space of 88.1 cubic feet, including trunk space and rear cargo area.
The Model S has a stunning and attractive interior with high-quality material. It has five seating capacities with sufficient space between both rows.
You will get 12-way power-adjustable front seats, a heated steering wheel, and all occupant heated seats.
All the interior features are controlled by a 17-inch touch screen fixed in the center of the dashboard. Moreover, you will be provided with a keyless entry, a panoramic glass roof, a wireless charging device, a rearview camera, and a premium audio system.
The autopilot feature will provide you with automatic emergency brakes, forward collision warning, cruise control system, lane-keeping assist, and blind-spot monitoring.
The Model S is a sedan and provides 26.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats. The total cargo space, including folded rear seats, provides a cargo space of 60 cubic feet.
Price is the most important factor that affects the decision to buy a car. The Model X and Model S are known as the two most expensive electric vehicles in Tesla’s arsenal.
If we talk about the Model X, then the most basic version starts at $89990 with white paint and zero added features.
And as long as you will move up to the price, you will get features including red paint, full self-driving capabilities, 22-inch turbine wheels, and custom interior at $116490.
The Long-range version can range from $116490 to $146490 with a captain’s chair interior and six seats.
The Tesla Model S has a slight price difference from the Model X, and its basic price starts from $79990.
And as we add features to the car such as custom interior, red paint, and 21-inch wheels, the price will move according to that, and the price can reach $99990.
However, it was without plaid; the tri-motor Plaid Model S starts from $119990 and ranges to $138990.
The Plaid+ Model S ranges from $139990 to $158990.
Which Should I Buy?
Overall, both vehicles are incredibly awesome and provide luxury and performance. However, Model S is one step further than Model X in each category and best the Model X including price aside from Plaid versions.
So, the decision is up to you that if you want an SUV, then Model X is here to provide you with all the features that an electric vehicle should have.
What About Defects For Both Tesla Model S and Tesla Model X
Tesla cars are not regarded highly in the world of JD Power for their reliability. They look good and like a lot of other fancy cars (Range Rover) they have some issues that you need to be aware of for these cars.
Take a look at the list of known faults for the Tesla Model S and the Tesla Model X to see if they are still high on your list to buy after reading this.