2019 Tesla Model X vs. Its Competition

2019 Tesla Model X
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

For 2019, the most direct rival to the Model X is the E-tron—Audi’s new fully electric SUV.

The E-tron doesn’t come close to matching the Model X on range, but it provides good performance, a very quiet ride, and a more luxurious interior than the Model X at a lower price.

Some may even prefer the more traditional look and feel of the E-tron, which was conceived to fit in with the rest of the gasoline Audi lineup.

The next closest all-electric model is the Jaguar I-Pace, although the I-Pace is a smaller vehicle that’s quite versatile but barely has room for five.

A plush interior and great handling distinguish the I-Pace, and Jaguar has built its EV to accept Tesla-style over-the-air updates.

The Porsche Cayenne and Volvo XC90 are two traditional luxury SUVs that come in hybrid versions.

The Cayenne E-Hybrid stands out for its performance pedigree, while the XC90, in T8 plug-in hybrid form, is the top-trim version of this luxurious SUV that’s distinctive inside and out.

Finally, we’re including the Tesla Model Y on this list because Tesla is already taking orders for its much more affordable SUV, which won’t actually see first deliveries until late 2020.

The Model Y forgoes the fancy rear doors but has the cleaner interior layout of the Model 3—as well as an optional seven-passenger layout.

Although the Model X will continue, the base price of the Model Y (at around $40,200) will be less than half as much as the Model X.

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Quick Specs
7.7
The 2019 Tesla Model X is no longer 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.
The 2020 Tesla Model Y electric crossover is the next big thing from the automaker, until the next thing.
8.4
The 2019 Audi e-tron is the way for families to go fully electric in a familiar and very luxurious package.
9.0
The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace tackles the Tesla question with a direct challenge: It's a better-looking Model X rival with a more traditional kind of prestige attached.
7.2
The 2019 Porsche Cayenne twists performance DNA with a strand of off-road talent, and bridges the gap between “Porsche” and “SUV” perfectly.
7.5
The 2019 Volvo XC90 is a standout effort from the Swedish brand, offering style, luxury, and practicality in a way many other luxury SUVs don’t.
MSRP From     
$82,000N/A$74,800$69,500$65,700$47,700
Gas Mileage     
18 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Engine     
ElectricN/AElectricElectricIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/AN/ASmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDN/ASmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
75D AWD *Ltd Avail*N/APremium Plus quattroS AWDAWDT5 FWD Momentum
Drivetrain     
All Wheel DriveN/AAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
5N/A5557
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilityN/Aquattro Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
AutomaticN/AAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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