2021 Tesla Model X vs. Its Competition

2021 Tesla Model X
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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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     
15 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
ElectricElectricIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4ElectricElectric
EPA Class     
Standard SUV 4WDStandard SUV 4WDN/AStandard SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 4WD
Style Name     
Long Range Plus AWD *Ltd Avail*Premium Plus quattroAWDT5 FWD Momentum 7PStandard Range RWDS AWD
All WheelAll WheelAll WheelFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel
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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