The Tesla Model X was significantly revised last year, introducing a new touchscreen interface, a new yoke steering wheel design, and even more performance than before. At 3.8 seconds to 60 mph, this dual-motor all-wheel-drive EV is one of the quickest SUVs in the world.
The upgraded interior features a horizontal 17-inch touchscreen, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, and an eight-inch screen for second-row occupants. Other features include heated seats, tri-zone climate control, wireless device charging, a panoramic windshield, and ambient lighting. An inherently safe vehicle, the Model X boasts safety equipment like blind-spot monitoring, lane-keep assist, and a rearview camera. It can be optionally specified to seat six or seven occupants.
Pricing for the 2022 Model X starts at an MSRP of $114,990. When we reviewed the 2021 Model X, the starting price was $89,990; within a year, the base price has climbed dramatically by over $20,000. A $1,200 destination charge is still applicable, however. Depending on how much you're willing to spend, the price of the Tesla Model X will reach over $140,000 with all the option boxes ticked and if no incentives are applied. For even more performance, the Tesla Model X will cost at least $138,990 if you go for the Plaid model. Prices for rivals like the Jaguar I-Pace begin at around the $70k mark.
While there aren't too many packages or accessories to choose from, you can spec 22-inch wheels that cost $5,500. A seven-seat layout costs $3,500 while a six-seat layout with captain's chairs costs $6,500. The most notable feature is of course the Self-Driving suite with semi-autonomous highway driving, automatic lane changes, and an automatic parking and summoning function. This costs $12,000.
The Model X is an impressive vehicle in standard form, but we would certainly opt to add the $12,000 Self-Driving package, particularly as its price could go up if you decide to add it later when more features become available. We'd also avoid speccing the larger wheels, as this hinders towing capacity and reduces ride comfort. If you wish, splash out on some fancy paint, but we like the futuristic look of the standard white finish. We'd also stick with the standard interior color scheme. The white and black interior looks better, but it will undoubtedly be a headache to clean - something to consider if you're buying this SUV as a family car. Other than that, there's nothing to change.