2020 Tesla Model X vs. Its Competition

2020 Tesla Model X
Anthony Sophinos Anthony Sophinos Contributor

A flurry of competitors including the Jaguar I-Pace have arrived to challenge the Model X.

The smaller Jag lacks the gimmicky falcon doors but doesn’t have a third row.

A more conservative choice would be the Audi E-Tron.

It’s designed to look and feel like its gas-powered siblings on the other side of the showroom and offer all the traditional luxury conveniences, including a luxurious interior and a soft, quiet ride.For more mainstream options, there are the Porsche Cayenne and Volvo XC90 crossovers, which both offer plug-in hybrid variants.

You can’t get long-distance pure electric driving from these two, but you can get improved efficiency around town.

Finally, we’re including the Tesla Model Y on this list because of its affordability and available seven-passenger seating.

It won’t be quite as space as the Model X, but with a starting price in line with that of the Model 3, forgoing a few extra cubic feet of space may be a worthwhile concession.

You also won’t have to deal with the falcon doors.

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7.8
Ignore the silly falcon doors and the 2020 Tesla Model X is a compelling family electric crossover.
9.0
The 2020 Jaguar I-Pace offers prestige, performance, and a practical body—it hits the current EV target, head-on.
7.2
The 2020 Porsche Cayenne offers hybrid models, but fuel economy isn’t its best look. For that you’ll want to check out the new Taycan electric car.
7.3
The 2020 Volvo XC90 gets a few tweaks, but remains a stylish, practical, and safe luxury SUV.
7.4
The 2020 Tesla Model Y adapts the formula of the best-selling Model 3 and applies it to a more popular crossover style for a winning combination.
8.7
The 2019 Audi E-Tron is the way for families to go fully electric in a familiar and very luxurious package.
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