2023 Tesla Model X Performance

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2023 Model X Performance

If you're not sure if Tesla products are quick, take a moment to check out some YouTube video reviews of Teslas against highly-modified performance cars. These things absolutely fly, thanks to their instantaneous torque delivery and all-wheel drive. The versions we're reviewing here are slower than the famed Model X Plaid, yet the slowest still gets from 0-60 mph in just 4.4 seconds. The Plaid model, which we review separately, cuts that even further to a dramatic 2.5 seconds. Don't forget, we're talking about an SUV here, and one that weighs over 5,000 pounds.

The Standard Range and regular Model X have a top speed of 155 mph, but the most fun is to be had from a dead standstill. The whiplash-inducing acceleration of the Tesla Model X is its most exciting novelty - the regular version with 670-hp can get there in 3.8 seconds. Rivian's R1S rival with four motors can dispatch the sprint in three seconds dead, or four seconds with the dual-motor setup. For those who are not interested in speed, the Model X is an impressive towing partner, too, and can pull up to 5,000 lbs.

2023 Model X Performance Photos

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2023 Tesla Model X Front View Driving
2023 Tesla Model X Rear Perspective Driving
2023 Tesla Model X Side Perspective Driving

Engine and Transmission

The Tesla Model X is fitted with a pair of electric motors to achieve its performance. The front axle is powered by a permanent magnet motor while the rear axle gets its own motor, each of which combine to develop a total of 670 horsepower in the regular Model X, or 496 hp in the Standard Range version. Both get the same battery, but Tesla has software-locked the setup in the Standard Range trim to limit outputs and range.

The transmission is a single-speed automatic, as is common with electric vehicles, which means that acceleration and response are smooth, although burying your right foot from a standstill will result in the involuntary expulsion of lunch materials for passengers who are not prepared. On the freeway, the shocking performance is less visceral, but you still have no problems overtaking slower traffic, with only a dull whine informing you that you're pushing harder.

2023 Tesla Model X Performance Specs:

Tesla Model X TrimsTesla Model X EnginesTesla Model X HorsepowerTesla Model X TransmissionsTesla Model X DrivetrainsTesla Model X MPG/MPGETesla Model X Range
Standard RangeElectric670 hpSingle Speed AutomaticAWDN/A269 miles
Model XElectric670 hpSingle Speed AutomaticAWD102 MPGE348 miles

2023 Model X Gas Mileage

Most people buy electric vehicles for their incredible economy figures, and the Tesla Model X is a stand-out performer in this department, achieving official EPA estimates of 107/97/102 MPGe on the city/highway/combined cycles. The Tesla website claims a total range of 348 miles for the regular Model X and 269 miles for the Standard Range . The Rivian R1S gets 315 miles per charge.

If you're near one of Tesla's Superchargers, you can get 175 miles of range in just 15 minutes at no cost. That is a quick and convenient charge time.

2023 Tesla Model X Fuel Capacity

Tesla Model X TrimsStandard RangeModel X
Tesla Model X Fuel Economy (Cty/Hwy)N/A107/97
Tesla Model X Hybrid Battery Capacity100 kWh100 kWh
Tesla Model X Charge Time14 Hrs Charge Time @ 220/240V, 0.75 Hrs Charge Time @ 440V14 Hrs Charge Time @ 220/240V, 0.75 Hrs Charge Time @ 440V

2023 Tesla Model X Trailering

Tesla Model X TrimsStandard RangeModel X
Tesla Model X Maximum Trailering Capacity5,000 lbs.5,000 lbs.
EngineElectricElectric
TransmissionSingle Speed AutomaticSingle Speed Automatic
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