Tesla Model X P100D Review: The Most Sophisticated SUV

Feb 06, 2017 07:17 PM EST | Joyce Vega

The Tesla Model X P100D has four doors, seats up to 5 adults and has exceptional cargo capacity. It makes it the fastest and most sophisticated SUV ever made.

According to Los Angeles Times, the P100D is the newest X in the Tesla family. The “P” indicates that the car is equipped with the high performance, all-wheel drive. While “D” means it is equipped with dual electric motors making it a four wheel drive. The SUV comes with “falcon wing” doors that open automatically once the driver approaches. This might be a problem in a crowded parking space when there is not enough room for the doors to open. Front and back seats are comfortable but the last row of seats is slightly less comfortable.

The Tesla Model X P100D is more like a sports car than an SUV. The battery is in the chassis that makes the SUV have a lower center of gravity. The massive battery goes straight to the motor which enables the SUV to have an enormous torque. It takes only 2.9 seconds from 0-60mph and it is silent and vibration free! The 22ich wheels are equipped with Tesla branded red brake calipers which make the stopping fast and smooth. It comes equipped with the Autopilot package that simply lets the driver enter the destination into the navigation system and will arrive at the destination with no input at all. The Autopilot controls braking, acceleration, steering, and lane changing.

The Tesla Model X has a massive cargo due to the battery being built inside the chassis. It comes with 88 cubic feet in the five package configuration, plus space for two small bags in the front trunk. The car comes without a spare tire or a tire repair kit. However, Tesla offers 24-hour road assistance instead. Motoring reports how much it costs to buy the 100D and Tesla Model X P100D variants of Tesla’s electric SUV. In Australia, the cost of the cars is different in every state. The Tesla Model X 100D costs $185,212 and the Tesla Model X P100D costs $258,402

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