Last Updated on March 19, 2023 by Victor A
When it comes to EV cars, Tesla is the automaker that often comes to mind since it has managed to create a following, release innovative products, and give a fight against bigger and more established brands in the automobile market. Find below a full breakdown to understand the 2023 Tesla’s SUV offering, and to find out how much is the Tesla Model X SUV.
Tesla offers two SUVs in its line-up, the Tesla Model X, and the Tesla Model Y. The Model X is bigger, and more expensive, while the Model Y offers a more affordable price and a more compressed size.
Both models have outstanding performance, great range, and present sublime safety, yet, the Model X is better in every aspect.
Note that this only applies for the US model, since Europe has different prices and some differences in the offering.
Tesla Model X
The 2021 Tesla Model X was refreshed recently, receiving minor exterior design improvements, better range, more power, and a redesigned interior.
The Model X SUV has a storage capacity of 91³, a towing capacity of 5,000 lbs, and Falcon Wing doors. In 2023, this SUV is available in two versions, the entry-level standard Model X and the Model X Plaid.
Standard Tesla Model X
The standard version version comes with a dual motor and an all-wheel drive system, an impressive 351 miles (EPA estimated) of range, 670 hp, a top speed of 149 mph, and it can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds. The price for the 2023 entry-level Tesla Model X is $99,990 if you don’t add any of the available options.
Tesla Model X Plaid
The Plaid version has three electric motors, and like the standard version, it comes with all-wheel drive.
The 2023 Model X Plaid has less range than the standard version, 335 miles (EPA estimated), as the extra electric motor increases its weight, but in our opinion, it’s worth it since it produces a whopping 1,020 hp, surpassing the power output of some hypercars like the Ferrari SF90 Stradale, 986 hp, or the McLaren P1 which can pump out 903 hp.
The Plaid has a top speed of 149 mph, and it can speed up from 0-60 mph in just 2.5 seconds, making it the quickest accelerating SUV up to date. The Plaid has an starting price of $109,990, without any options.
Find here a table comparing both versions:
|2023||Power Output||Range (EPA Est.)||Top Speed||0-60 mph|
|Model X||670 hp||351 miles||149 mph||3.8 sec|
|Model X Plaid||1,020 hp||335 miles||149 mph||2.5 sec|
|Model X Long Range||$99,990|
|Model X Plaid||$109,990|
The Tesla Model X is packed with standard equipment, in case you’re looking to add even more features we have broken down all the options into different categories, including prices, and information regarding each option.
The Model X is offered in five colors. White comes as standard, while black, silver, and blue will cost you $1,500, yet, red is more expensive, costing $3,000.
The new Ultra Red color was introduced in 2023, and replaces Red Multi-Coat. In our opinion, the Ultra Red fits better the Model X design, however is more costly, $500 more than the previous red.
|Pearl White Multi-Coat||Standard|
|Midnight Silver Metallic||$1,500|
|Deep Blue Metallic||$1,500|
Only two types of wheels are available, the standard Cyberstream wheels in 20 inches, and the upgraded 22 inches Turbine option which will cost you $5,500.
|20” Cyberstream Wheels||Standard|
|22” Turbine Wheels||$5,500|
For the interior, the 2023 Tesla Model X comes with three options, completely black (including the trim) as standard, or you can pay $2,000 for a black and white with a brown trim interior, or a cream white color in brown trim interior.
|All Black||Ebony Décor||Standard|
|Black and White||Walnut Décor||$2,000|
In the seating department, we are offered five seats as standard, or we can upgrade for six seats which cost $6,500, or seven seats which cost $3,500.
However, the Plaid version now comes with six seats as standard, and Tesla don’t give us the option to choose any other seating layout for this version.
Probably the most controversial option in the 2023 Tesla Model X, is the steering control, as it can be specced with either a standard steering wheel or the infamous yoke steering.
You can opt for any of the options without an extra charge.
Tesla offers a wall connector for $425 with charging speeds that add 44 miles per hour (depending the model). It can be used for either indoor or outdoor, and it has a 24 foot cable. The Installation is not included in the price.
There’s also a mobile connector for $230 that can charge up to 3 miles per hours if you use a standard household outlet. However, if you use a 240 V outlet, it increases to 30 miles per hour (depending the model). It includes a NEMA 5-15, and NEMA 15-50 Adapter.
All new Tesla vehicles come standard with Basic Autopilot which features automatic steering, acceleration and braking, driving assistance, emergency braking, collision warning, and blind-spot monitoring.
You can opt for the Enhanced Autopilot option, which costs $6,000, and adds:
- Navigate on Autopilot
- Auto Lane Change
- Smart Summon
If you want the next level in autonomous driving you will have to get ready to pay $15,000 for the Full Self-Driving Capability option, which includes all the features of the basic autopilot and the Enhanced Autopilot, and adds:
- Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control
- Autosteer on city streets (Coming Soon)
|Full Self-Driving Capability||$15,000|
How much is a fully equipped Tesla SUV?
You now know how much is a Tesla SUV, but have you thought about what would be the price, with all the most expensive options? Well, you can find out below.
The entry-level Model X in Ultra Reed ($3,000), with 22” Turbine Wheels ($5,500), in a Black and White with Walnut Décor interior (2,000), with a 6 seating layout ($6,500), with Full Self-Driving Capability ($15,000), the wall connector ($425), and the mobile connector ($230) would set you back to $132,645; $32,6550 more than the same car with all the standard equipment.
For the Model X Plaid, if you were to choose Ultra Reed ($3,000), with 22” Turbine Wheels ($5,500), in a Black and White with Walnut Décor interior (2,000), with a 6 seating layout (included), and with Full Self-Driving Capability ($15,000), the wall connector ($425), and the mobile connector ($230), it would cost you $136,145; $26,100 more than the same car with all the standard equipment.
Which Model X SUV should I choose?
In our opinion, as long as you don’t add all the options, the entry-level Model X version is the better choice since it has an outstanding range of 351 miles, with 670 hp, which honestly is more than enough power, and a 0-60 in 3,8 that makes it quicker than most supercars you will ever encounter on the road.
The Model X Plaid version might have enormous power output and incredible acceleration, but at the end of the day, if you’re going to use this car for daily driving you’re more likely going to prefer having more range. The $10,000 might only be worth it if you’re not concerned about range.
However, if you fully spec both Model X versions, then we choose the Plaid, since there is only a $3,500 price difference between both models.
The bottom line
So to answer the question, how much is the Tesla SUV? We have prepared a chart below with all he mentioned versions and options.
|Model X (standard eq.)||$99,990|
|Model X (Full-eq.)||$132,645|
|Model X Plaid (standard eq.)||$116,490|
|Model X Plaid (Full-eq.)||$136,145|