Model X FAQs

Posted on December 17, 2015 by T Sportline

Tesla Model X in Deep Blue Metallic

There is a new Tesla coming to town, the Model X, and we’re pretty sure you have some questions about the all-electric SUV/crossover. The first of its kind, the Tesla Model X is the second vehicle from Tesla Motors following the Model S sedan, and it is aimed at family car shoppers looking to haul their friends/family and cargo.

Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about the Tesla Model X.

1. What are the trim-levels of the Tesla Model X?

Just like the Tesla Model S, the Model X will be available in three versions including 70D, 90D, and P90D. The Tesla Model X 70D is powered by a 70-kWh battery for an EPA-estimated driving range of 220 miles. The 70D can hit a top speed of 140 mph and can run from 0 to 60 mph in 6 seconds flat. The Model X 90D is powered by a 90-kWh battery pack and will get a 257-mile range. 0 to 60 mph comes in 4.8 seconds with a top speed of 155 mph. The top-of-the-line performance Model X P90D uses the same 90-kWh as the 90D with the total range coming in at 250 miles and a 0 to 60 mph time of 3.2 seconds in Ludicrous mode.

2. How much is a Tesla Model X?

The 2016 Tesla Model X carries a starting price tag of $80,000 before you add any options or before any tax breaks like the $7,500 federal tax credit. The cheapest version of the Tesla Model X - the 70D trim - will cost as little as $61,000 after incentives and ‘gas savings’ if you live in California.

Tesla Model X in Deep Blue Metallic

3. When does the Tesla Model X come out?

The Tesla Model X P90D will be available in early 2016 while the Model X 90D will arrive in mid-2016 followed by the 70D. If you’re interested, Tesla Motors is now accepting orders so feel free to give them a call or visit However, delivery for new reservations is estimated to be in the later half of 2016. Also, keep in mind that pre-orders of the Tesla Model X require a $5,000 deposit.

4. How long does it take to charge the Tesla Model X?

Charging times will obviously vary, however, Tesla offers some of the most elegant and powerful charging system. The Model X uses a 10 kW charger, which is a step above the 6.6 kilowatts found in most electric cars. With that in mind, the Model X should add 30 miles or more per hour of charging using a 240-volt source. Tesla also offers a twin-charger that doubles the power rating to 20 kilowatts, which should double the speed of charging.

5. What is the ground clearance of the Model X?

The Tesla Model X features five ride-heights, which are adjustable through an air suspension. The standard ground clearance on the Tesla Model X is about 8-inches with about 1.5-inches of variability depending on speed and settings. We wouldn’t recommend doing any heavy off-roading in the Tesla Model X, though some light off-roading shouldn’t be a problem.

6. How much does the Model X weigh and how much can it tow?

The Tesla Model X isn’t light. While weight will obviously vary depending on the model you pick, the average weight is 5,400 pounds. Nonetheless, maximum towing is about 5,000 pounds so there shouldn’t be a problem pulling a small boat, jet skis or motorcycle.