2018 Tesla Model X vs. Its Competition

2018 Tesla Model X

As of 2018, the Tesla Model X has no direct competitors.

Two are on the horizon for next year, though: the Audi e-tron and Jaguar I-Pace, both five-seat all-electric crossovers smaller than the Model X.

Given its price, it competes with the largest luxury SUVs from European makers, many of which now offer plug-in hybrid versions with minimal electric ranges of 10 to 30 miles.

All of them offer far better luxury trim and all-weather ability than the Model X.

The big Range Rover is the definitive luxury SUV, combining supreme off-road versatility with lavish luxury features in a way every other carmaker tries to imitate; its plug-in hybrid model is about to hit the road.

The Porsche Cayenne is the sportiest pricey SUV, and it can’t be beat for handling and roadholding regardless of powertrain.

Even the Bentley Bentayga, deliberately designed (using Audi underpinnings) to outdo the Range Rover in ultra-luxury, will have a plug-in model.

Only the massive seven-seat Mercedes GLS Class forgoes a version with a plug; it’s surprisingly capable and confident for its size.

In the all-electric front, only the Chevrolet Bolt EV offers range that compares to the Model X and a tall, upright five-door shape that Chevy insists on calling a crossover despite its lack of all-wheel drive.

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Quick Specs
7.7
The 2018 Tesla Model X is the only all-electric SUV you can buy this year. It’s swift, pleasant to travel in, and relatively practical, save for its somewhat silly doors.
7.2
The 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV remains the only affordable, available electric car that offers more than 200 miles of range.
8.6
The 2018 Land Rover Range Rover is the pinnacle of SUVs.
7.8
The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLS takes an old-school tack to modern-SUV design, and it works.
7.0
The 2018 Porsche Cayenne is a richly appointed luxury SUV that earns its Porsche badge. It's one of few cars on the road that manage to feel special in standard or top trims, despite a $100,000 price difference.
8.6
The 2018 Bentley Bentayga takes what you think you know about physics, comfort, and speed, and quickly sets a new highwater-mark for each.
MSRP From     
$84,000$36,620$87,350$69,550$60,600$195,000
Gas Mileage     
13 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy
Engine     
ElectricElectricIntercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded W-12
EPA Class     
N/A- TBD -N/AN/AN/AN/A
Style Name     
75D AWD5-Door HB LTV6 Supercharged SWBGLS 450 4MATIC SUVAWDOnyx Edition AWD
Drivetrain     
All Wheel DriveFront wheel driveFour Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555755
Passenger Doors     
N/A4N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilityHatchbackSport Utility4MATICSport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
AutomaticNAAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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