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2024 Tesla Model X Release Date, Changes & Range – Model X 2024 offers performance, cachet, and the Tesla name. However, its gimmicks don’t seem as appealing these days. Luxury electric crossovers have expanded, and there are now better choices. The two X models include the base dual-motor SUV with 670 hp and a driving range of 348 miles rated by EPA.
Plaid, the performance model that costs more and has 1020 horsepower can still go 333 miles on a single charge. Its acceleration is impressive, as well as its driving range. We question its value beyond that when we consider the cabin’s lack of high-end luxury ambiance, which is expected with a six-figure price tag. The BMW iX, the Rivian R1S, and other new EV SUVs are more expensive, faster, and fancier.
Model X will get a new card in 2023. However, if you prefer the old-style fob that looks like a car, it is available as an upgrade. The regular steering wheel is available as an option at no cost (or as a retrofit for $700). The Model X will remain unchanged for the rest of the year.
It’s a good bet that the Plaid with three motors will deliver insane acceleration, but it is incredibly expensive. The 333-mile range of the base model is better than the more expensive one. So we would save money. Model X base model offers up to 348 estimated miles and still is a very quick car.
Tesla’s interior is characterized by a stark, almost button-free design. Drivers are faced with a yoke-style steering controller and digital gauge. This is not easy to operate and can be frustrating. A regular steering wheel can be ordered for free. The Model X also has a unique windshield/glass top that extends from the base of the hood up to the passengers in the front seats, giving them a clear view both above and below. Despite all these glitzy features, we are disappointed by the Model X cabin. Its nondescript air vents and misaligned paneling, as well as its flat-backed, unadjustable seats, make it a disappointment, particularly considering the Model X can cost upwards of six figures.
The dashboard is dominated by a large touchscreen system that controls the Model X’s features and settings. The gauge cluster is a secondary digital display directly in front of the driver. Tesla’s high-tech infotainment is surprisingly lacking in Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capabilities. The rear-seat passengers are provided with their own display, which offers entertainment as well as some control of the vehicle’s features.
Autopilot is the option that most buyers will choose. Tesla’s hands-free driving mode makes use of multiple cameras, sensors, and radars that detect people and objects and then uses these to drive the Model X on its own. Model X has a Summon function that lets the driver park the SUV in tight spaces while still standing outside. This feature may seem gimmicky, but it was necessary due to the top-hinged door.
Performance and Range
Model X’s base model comes with standard two motors, one on the front axle, and the other at the back. This allows for all-wheel-drive. Tesla’s claimed zero-to-60 mph time is 3.8 seconds, but in our tests, we were able to beat it with a run of just 3.3 seconds. We have not yet verified the acceleration time for this high-performance 1020hp, three-motor Plaid variant. It claims a zero-to-60mph time of just 2.5 seconds. The Model S Plaid, the Model X sedan’s platform-mate, managed a zero-to-60 mph time of 2.1 seconds. Although the X has respectable handling, its main feature is its strong acceleration.
Model X is equipped with a standard battery that can cover a 348-mile driving distance. Upgrading to the Plaid version reduces the driving range estimate to 333. Tesla Superchargers are available across the nation and allow for quick recharging. Tesla sells in-home chargers that allow owners to charge their cars at home using a 120V or 240V power source. This is slower but more convenient.
The Model X has the best MPGe rating among all other SUVs of similar size. The base models achieved ratings of 107 in the city, 97 on highways, and a combined 102 MPGe. This metric shows that even the Plaid, which trades off some efficiency in favor of faster acceleration, is outperforming key competitors such as Jaguar I-Pace SUVs and Audi e-Tron.
The Tesla Model X has been around for almost a decade and still retains its character. It is a popular choice among families who want to switch over to electric vehicles. The Model X is spacious and has seating for up to seven people. Its estimated range, according to the EPA, can reach 348 miles. The Model X has a lot of cargo space and a distinctive design. The upward-opening falcon-wing rear doors will also be a conversation starter even if you are grumbling about the low garage overhead clearance.
It’s a lucky coincidence that the Model X, in particular in its insanely fast Plaid trim can leave other sports cars in a dust cloud. Tesla is Tesla and the Model X has rolling software updates that are available throughout a model year. These updates usually focus on performance or convenience upgrades.
Tesla has announced that it will make more changes to the car in 2024. These include the addition of a new glass roof, which Tesla claims is lighter and lets more light enter the cabin while maintaining the same UV protection. Improved braking is also promised by upgraded brake pads which can handle higher temperatures. Ultra Red, a new stunning shade of red that costs an additional $3,000 makes it the most costly optional paint in the range.
The 2024 Tesla Model X will be a Tesla trademark, complete with its pros and cons. Apple CarPlay will probably remain unobtainable, as Tesla chooses to do things its way when it comes to infotainment. Although it is not a deal breaker for thousands of Tesla owners, the smartphone integration feature can be found on rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz EQS and BMW iX SUV. The new Rivian R1S is a Jeep-like vehicle that offers a higher clearance than the Model X. The new three-row Kia EV9 is expected to offer all of the Model X’s features at a price that is almost half as much.