Tesla Model X - Long Range Plus

Tesla Model X – Long Range Plus


$167,000

Drive Away

0-100 km/h
4.6s
Real Range
470 km
Consumption
20.2 kWh/100km

7.9Mojo Score
Our Verdict of the Tesla Model X - Long Range Plus

Perhaps the most practical EV on offer in Australia, the Model X combines good performance and decent range in a family-friendly package. Although pricey, you’re getting a lot of car for your money.

Driving Range
8.5
Efficiency
7.5
Performance
8.0
Value for Money
7.5
PROS
  • A seven-seat car where all seven seats are usable
  • Outstanding range for the segment
  • Great performance for a family EV
CONS
  • A bit on the pricey side
  • Seven seat option is pricier
  • Not the last word in driving dynamics
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 Summary Review

The Tesla Model X Long Range Plus is billed in Australia as an SUV, but, as with most cars that assume the title, you won’t expect to see it off-road in any form. The Model X is perhaps closer to the definition of a crossover-SUV. Regardless, it almost certainly wins the (perhaps uncontested) accolade of being the coolest crossover on the market.

In fact, very few cars — regardless of their category — can boast the kind of tech and novelties the Tesla Model X can.

Firstly, not many family cars can accelerate to 100km/h in 4.6 seconds. That’s impressive for any seven-seat-capable vehicle, even though it’s Tesla’s second-slowest car offered down under. And if you want even greater acceleration, the Tesla Model X Performance will make the sprint in under three seconds.

Perhaps the best thing about the Tesla Model X Long Range is the practicality. This may not be the first seven-seat capable Tesla—there did exist an option that added rear-facing jump seats to the Model S. But, unlike that afterthought, this car has been designed with family life in mind.

The Model X, if optioned, is a genuine seven-seater. Unlike the child-only seats that most SUVs cram into the boot of their “seven-seaters”, the Model X can carry adults in the rear-most chairs without much complaint.

Despite being called the Long-Range Plus, the range isn’t quite as good as a Model S. Tesla claims their 100kWh battery is good for 630km, but real-world usage is likely to yield closer to 470km. However, that’s still 100km more than the Model X’s closest competitor on Australian Soil, the Mercedes-Benz EQC400. Plus, you get access to Tesla’s Supercharger network, which is expansive — if no longer free.

At $167,000 driveaway, the Model X isn’t cheap, and that’s before you begin adding options. While the extras on offer can be counted on one hand, they have the potential to add a chunk of change onto the Model X’s asking price.

Although the Tesla Model X is touted as a seven-seater, the seven seats are actually optional, with five seats as standard. To carry seven, you’ll have to fork out an extra $5,100, while the six-seat option is dearer still at $9,400.

Tesla’s critically acclaimed autonomous driving package is an additional $10,100, while any colour other than white starts from $2,200. However, despite the cost, the Model X is undoubtedly one of the most exciting family cars that has ever hit the market.

With a blend of decent EV range, good performance, and strong practicality, the Tesla Model X Long Range Plus should be considered, if you can afford it.

 Performance

Power

398 kW

Torque

755 Nm

0-100 km/h

4.6s

Top Speed

250 km/h

 Battery & Range

Battery Capacity

100.0 kWh

Claimed Range

630 km

Claimed Efficiency

226 Wh/km

Consumption

20.2 kWh/100km

Real Range

470 km

Real Efficiency

202 Wh/km

 Charging

Charge Time

7 hrs

Charge Speed

69 km/h

Charge Power

16.5 kW

Charge Port

Type-2

Fastcharge Time

34 min

Fastcharge Speed

580 km/h

Fastcharge Power

250 kW

Fastcharge Port

CCS

 Other Specs

Body Type

SUV

Seating Capacity

7 Seats

Drive Type

AWD

Cargo Space

544 Litres

Max Cargo Space

2,487 Litres

ANCAP Rating

5 Star

ANCAP Report

 Warranty

Warranty

4 Years

Warranty km

80,000 km

Battery Warranty

8 Years

Battery Warranty km

240,000 km

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 Model X Variants

SUV
7 Seats
AWD

Drive Away

$167,000

0-100km/h:

Real Range:

Consumption:

Cargo Space:

4.6s
470 km
20.2 kWh/100km
544 Litres
SUV
7 Seats
AWD

Drive Away

$187,400

0-100km/h:

Real Range:

Consumption:

Cargo Space:

2.8s
450 km
21.1 kWh/100km
2,487 Litres

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