2019 Tesla Model X Review: Driving and Specs
2019 Tesla Model X is an SUV improved by Tesla, launched with the 2019 Tesla Model S. Users expect more from an electric SUV, so Tesla has to improve all the best they have on the Model X. As the king of the electric vehicle industry, Tesla has made every effort to prove that Model X is the most worth owning electric SUV. So, what has the 2019 version improved? Let's take a look!
2019 Tesla Model X Overview
2019 Tesla Model X does not have many design changes. This minimalist design is based on the Lotus frame. Perhaps, minimalism is what Tesla is aiming for. In addition, Long Range, Standard Range and Performance versions are added with different performance and range.
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2019 Tesla Model X Exterior Design
Regarding the front, the Model X has a design quite similar to the Model S, but with a larger size. Small grille, placed behind the tesla logo. The LED lights are placed low, quite similar to the Model S with simplicity and dynamism.
The car body is a unique design that Tesla launched - Falcon Wings. The car doors are spread out like bird wings, looking very aggressive and strong. This design helps users get on and off the car without being obstructed. In narrower spaces, the driver can customize the width of the car door to suit.
The rear is designed similar to the Model S. Led lights, exhaust pipes are neatly located below. High chassis and 22-inch wheels help the car look very powerful but no less sophisticated.
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- Deep Blue Metallic
- Midnight Silver Metallic
- Pearl White Multi-Coat
- Solid Black
- Red Multi-Coat
2019 Tesla Model X Interior Design
Traditional vehicle control buttons are omitted. Tesla integrates all controls on a 17-inch screen. Here, you will control all vehicle activities, including audio, connectivity and safety features. At first, it will take the driver some time to get used to it, but after that everything is quite easy.
Tesla minimizes unnecessary things, making the space more comfortable and spacious. The storage compartments are also larger and more spacious. This is one of the biggest advantages of the Tesla SUV.
Seats are arranged in 3 rows. In particular, the second row of seats has been folded down. This has been improved by Tesla after complaints about the second row of seats not being able to fold. The seating space in the first two rows is quite comfortable, but the third row is different. Experts recommend that the last row of seats should only be used by small children because of the limited space. In addition, features such as direction adjustment and heating are still adequate.
Interior Color Options
- Black and White, leatherette
- Cream, leatherette
2019 Tesla Model X Performance and Driving
Performance and engine
The Standard Range is equipped with a 75 kwh battery, allowing Model X to operate within 255 miles. Dual electric motors with a capacity of 259 horsepower and 243 lb-ft of torque help Model X accelerate quite well, from 0 - 100km/h in just 4.9 seconds. It reaches a maximum speed of 209 km/h.
The Long Range version is equipped with a 100 kWh battery, provides a driving range of 325 miles. It is equipped with dual electric motors. which has a capacity of 518 horsepower and 487 lb-ft of torque to help accelerate very well, from 0 - 100km/h in 4.4s. Long Range also reaches a top speed of 250 km/h.
The Model X Performance is the most powerful version of 2019. It is also equipped with a 100 kWh battery, allowing for 289 miles of travel on a single charge. The car takes only 3.5 seconds to reach a speed of 100 km/h with dual electric motors of 762 horsepower. When in Ludicrous Mode, the engine's power is increased to 778 horsepower, accelerating to 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds.
Charging and Battery
The 75 and 100 kwh batteries equipped on the versions require a minimum of 8 hours to fully charge using home electricity (240 volts). With Tesla's Supercharger network, the Model X only needs 30 minutes to charge from 0 to 80%. Tesla is covering the entire charging network, so you don't need to worry when going away.
The most powerful version only takes 2.9 seconds to reach a speed of 100 km/h. Remember that this is a crossover, with a massive, oversized body.
The regenerative braking system works quite well, helping the car save energy. According to statistics, When using regenerative braking, the Model X comes to a complete stop after only 111 feet.
Model X weighs 5,500 pounds but the handle feels great. However, the ability to turn is also limited by the heaviness of an electric SUV. Self-driving is fine on popular roads, but in remote areas the system is confusing and slow to respond.
Because it is an electric SUV, Model X is designed to be suitable for long trips. The inside cabin is extremely quiet and does not create noise when traveling at high speed.
The seat provides comfort, making it very suitable for long distance travel. The cushions and armrests make sitting posture less tiring. The heating mode works very well, keeping the 3 rows of seats always ready in harsh weather conditions.
In the Model S line, there have been many complaints about poor vehicle structure leading to noise in the cabin when traveling at high speeds. This has been completely fixed on Model X. The feeling of sitting in the cabin is very smooth, without any noise at all, except for noises outside the car.
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2019 Tesla Model X Technology
Despite constant updates, the driving assistance feature is not yet ready to use. Controlling on a 17-inch screen distracts users.
Audio & navigation
High quality sound system. The sound spreads throughout the cabin, helping to drown out outside noise. However, adjusting the sound mode on the 17-inch screen is quite difficult, not as easy as the traditional buttons.
Like the Model S, Apple Carplay and Android Auto are not included on the Model X. Tesla believes that third-party apps are not good for their system. However, you can still connect to your phone via Bluetooth.
The screen plays an important role in driving assistance features. The screen helps display the distance to objects, warns of blind spots as well as warns of collisions when there are obstacles. Autopilot is quite well supported from the car's safety system, but is not yet complete enough for the driver's peace of mind.
2019 Tesla Model X Pricing
- Model X Standard Range $81,000
- 75D Model X $82,000
- Model X Long Range $84,990
- 100D Model X $97,000
- Model X Performance $104,990
- P100D Model X $138,000
2019 Tesla Model X Pros and Cons
- Impressive range: With a range of 300 miles, the Model X will be the ideal choice for moving around the living area or in the city. This is an SUV suitable for large families, who want to go out sometimes. If you want to go far, you need to plan to charge your battery at a Supercharger station.
- Great Acceleration: Model X is capable of accelerating to 100 km/h in only about 3 seconds. A very impressive figure for an SUV. The experience of acceleration is also one of the most interesting things about the Model X.
- Available for 7 seats: 2019 Tesla Model X will be a suitable choice for families with many people. Camping trips and picnics will be more interesting if accompanied by Model X.
- No noise when driving: When traveling at high speed, the car does not make noise like the previous Model S. Perhaps, Tesla has learned from experience and built a sturdier structure on the Model X.
- Larger wheels make sitting feel uncomfortable: The high chassis design and larger wheels bring an uncomfortable feeling. Occasionally, passengers can clearly feel that the car is going on bad roads.
- Absorbs too much heat and sunlight: The windshield design is too wide, absorbing too much sunlight and heat, causing the cabin to heat up. This is probably the inherent weakness of the Model X. Certainly, Tesla is trying to overcome this.
- No Apple Carplay and Android Auto integration: Like other car models, Model X does not integrate third-party control applications. Perhaps Tesla wants to develop its own network.
2019 Tesla Model X SPecs
|Engine Options||dual Electric Motors|
|Horsepower||259 - 762 hp options|
|Range||237 - 325 miles options|
|Charging Time||at least 8h (240V), 1h (Supercharger)|
|Torque||243 - 713 lb-ft|
|Transmission Options||1-speed direct drive|
|Drivetrain||All wheel drive|
|Top Speed||250 km|
|Acceleration 0-100 km/h||3.5 - 4.9s options|
|Fuel Efficiency||91/95 MPG Options|
|Overall Length||198.3 inches|
|Overall Width||89.4 inches|
|Overall Height||56.3 inches|
|Ground Clearance||5.4 inches|
|Cargo Capacity||26.0 cubic feet|
|Seating Capacity||5/7 passengers|
|Infotainment Screen Size||17 inches|
How many Model X sold in 2019?
Tesla sold 26,100 units of Model X in 2019. This was 26% higher than the previous year 2017.
How much is a 2019 Tesla Model X?
Depending on the versions, the Model X will have a price ranging from $81,0000 - $138,000
Can you get sunburnt in 2019 Tesla Model X?
If you don't use sunscreen, you can still get sunburned by the design of the Panoramic sunroof.
What is the ride quality of the 2019 Model X?
The ride quality is very good. Feeling in the cabin is very quiet, despite traveling at high speed.
What is the driving range of a 2019 Tesla Model X?
Based on the versions, 2019 Model X has the range from 237 miles to 325 miles.
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The launch of the 2019 Tesla Model X versions has helped Tesla's SUV keep its position. The Model X is getting better and better to become the most valuable electric SUV. However, there are still weaknesses that Tesla must overcome. Hopefully through newer versions, Tesla will equip the latest technologies and features on the Model X.