2021 Tesla Model X vs. Its Competition

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Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

Although there are more electric crossover SUVs on the way, the closest one now is the Audi E-Tron, which has a much shorter driving range but a more traditional SUV layout and a superior luxury-vehicle cabin.

The smaller Jaguar I-Pace lacks the possibility of a third row, but it handles especially well and the styling gets noticed.

Among gasoline-fueled alternatives, plug-in hybrid versions of the Porsche Cayenne and Volvo XC90 crossovers offer some all-electric around-town driving range with hybrid operation good for longer trips.

The smaller Tesla Model Y offers available seven-passenger seating with a much lower starting price—and without the falcon doors.

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Quick Specs
If you can look past the gimmickry of the falcon doors, the 2021 Tesla Model X can render the big gas-guzzling family SUV obsolete.
The 2021 E-Tron SUV and Sportback offer all the comfort, luxury, and features of Audi’s other premium models, with a fully electric twist.
The 2021 Porsche Cayenne has sport sedan moves and prodigious power, and it can carry the family in comfort.
Low-key luxury lies in the 2021 Volvo XC90’s serene cockpit, in its strong acceleration, and in its gray-wool confines.
The 2021 Tesla Model Y applies the Model 3’s minimalist interface, punchy performance, and roomy design to a taller, even more spacious crossover profile.
The 2020 Jaguar I-Pace offers prestige, performance, and a practical body—it hits the current EV target, head-on.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
Coming Soon MPG City / Coming Soon MPG HwyComing Soon MPG City / Coming Soon MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 30 MPG HwyComing Soon MPG City / Coming Soon MPG HwyComing Soon MPG City / Coming Soon MPG Hwy
ElectricElectricIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4ElectricElectric
EPA Class     
Standard SUV 4WDStandard SUV 4WDN/AStandard SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WD
Style Name     
Long Range Plus AWD *Ltd Avail*Premium Plus quattroAWDT5 FWD Momentum 7PStandard Range RWD *Ltd Avail*S AWD
All Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilityRWD Sport UtilitySport Utility
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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