Considering that it's been seven years since the Model X arrived on the scene, the basic design has aged exceedingly well. A recent facelift and a few sporty add-ons for the Plaid like those 20-inch Cyberstream wheels make for quite a sleek SUV. LED lighting and flush-fitting door handles are nice touches, and although some might find the smooth lines rather plain, it's precisely this approach that has kept the Model X fresh. There is an active spoiler at the back, and the standard wheels can be upgraded with 22-inch Turbine wheels, although these do impact the range. The Falcon Wing doors are the Model X's party piece and still draw stares when they're opened.
Tesla supplies approximate dimensions for the Model X based on a vehicle with 20-inch wheels. In this guise, the SUV measures 199.1 inches in length, 89.4 inches in width including the mirrors, and 66.1 inches in height. The wheelbase stretches to 116.7 inches. With its substantial size and heavy batteries, the Model X Plaid weighs 5,390 pounds.
|Tesla Model X Plaid Trims||Plaid|
|Max Width||78.7 in.|
|Tesla Model X Plaid Trims||Curb Weight|
|Wheels Type||Aluminum Wheels|
|Front Wheel Size||20" x 9"|
|Rear Wheel Size||20" x 9.5"|
Tesla's usual limited color palette also applies to its top SUV. Pearl White is the only no-cost option, and $1,500 will get you Solid Black, Midnight Silver Metallic, or Deep Blue Metallic. The last color choice is Red Multi-Coat. While Tesla's usual stealthy look works well, we think the quickest-accelerating SUV deserves something a bit more flamboyant. In red with the black Turbine wheels, the Model X Plaid looks faster, if not as fast as it actually is.