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Why Lease The Model X?

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Tesla Model X Review 2023

The Tesla Model X is an all-electric SUV designed and produced by Tesla, Inc. It has been in production since 2015 and has recently undergone a major update. The updated Model X boasts several impressive features that make it stand out in the market of luxury SUVs.

Rivals to the Tesla Model X include the Audi e-tron, Mercedes EQC, Jaguar I-Pace and BMW iX.

Our Tesla Model X review covers:

Tesla Model X Key Features

  • Distinctive futuristic design with Falcon-wing doors that open upward
  • Updated interior with a new horizontal touchscreen display
  • 425 litres of boot space behind the third row in the six- and seven-seater models 
  • Impressive Dual Motor battery with a range of up to 348 miles
  • Two trim models available, including Model X and Model X Plaid

Tesla Model X Pros and Cons


  • One of the safest cars on the road
  • High-tech infotainment system
  • Mind-boggling performance


  • Expensive
  • Firm over bumps
  • Falcon Wing Door Problems

Design, Practicality and Boot Space

The Tesla Model X features a sleek, modern design with distinctive falcon-wing doors that open vertically. The doors not only make a statement, but they also make it easy to access the second and third rows of seats. The Model X has a low, aerodynamic profile with a sloping roofline that gives it a sporty look. 


Despite its futuristic design, the Model X is also practical. It has seating for up to seven passengers and ample cargo space. The seats are comfortable and supportive, and the cabin is quiet and well-insulated, providing a smooth and relaxing ride. The second and third rows of seats can be folded flat to create a large cargo area. The car's advanced technology also makes it practical, with features like Autopilot, which can help drivers navigate highways and avoid collisions.

As for boot space, the Model X differs slightly based on whether you have chosen the five, six or seven-seater version. You get 425 litres of boot space behind the third row in the six- and seven-seater, while the five-seater offers 1,050 litres with all seats in place. The loading area is flat and wide, with an adjustable boot floor.

Interior and Trims

The interior of the Tesla Model X is modern, spacious, and luxurious, with a futuristic design that sets it apart from other SUVs on the market. The vehicle features a minimalistic dashboard with a large touchscreen display that controls all of the car's functions, including climate control, audio system, and navigation.

The Model X features high-quality materials throughout the cabin, including leather upholstery, soft-touch plastics, and real wood accents. The overall aesthetic is clean and modern, with a focus on simplicity and functionality. The panoramic glass roof provides an airy feel to the cabin, allowing natural light to flood in and giving passengers a stunning view of the sky above.

Two models available: Model X Long Range and Model X Plaid

In terms of trims, the Model X is available in two main options: the Long Range and the Plaid. The Long Range comes with a dual-motor all-wheel-drive system, providing impressive acceleration and a range of up to 348 miles on a single charge. The Plaid, on the other hand, boasts even faster acceleration, with a top speed of 163 mph and a range of up to 333 miles.

Both models come with a range of advanced features, including Autopilot, which allows the car to drive itself on highways and navigate traffic, as well as a suite of safety features like automatic emergency braking and blind-spot monitoring. The Model X also features a built-in air filtration system, which removes 99.97% of pollutants from the cabin air, making it one of the cleanest and healthiest vehicles on the market.

Power and Performance

The Tesla Model X is an all-electric SUV that combines impressive power and performance with cutting-edge technology and luxurious features. With its dual-motor all-wheel-drive system and advanced battery technology, the Model X delivers an exhilarating driving experience while also being eco-friendly and sustainable.


In terms of power, the Model X comes with a choice of two different electric drivetrains. The Long Range version has a 100 kWh battery pack and is capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.8 seconds, while the more powerful Performance version has a larger 110 kWh battery pack and can achieve 0 to 60 mph in a mind-blowing 2.5 seconds. This makes the Model X one of the quickest SUVs on the market, rivalling even some of the most powerful sports cars.

But the Model X is not just about speed - it also offers impressive range and efficiency. The Long Range version can travel up to 360 miles on a single charge, while the Performance version can go up to 340 miles. Both versions come with Tesla's advanced regenerative braking system, which recovers energy during braking and deceleration, helping to extend the vehicle's range.

One of the most impressive features of the Model X is its advanced suspension system. The vehicle comes standard with an adaptive air suspension that automatically adjusts to provide a smooth ride and optimal handling, regardless of the road conditions. The suspension can also be manually adjusted to raise or lower the vehicle for easier entry and exit or improved aerodynamics.

Overall, the new Tesla Model X is an impressive vehicle that offers a unique combination of luxury, performance, and advanced technology. It is an excellent choice for anyone who wants a high-performance SUV that is also eco-friendly and sustainable.

Leasing vs Buying

The new Tesla Model X is available to purchase with an on-the-road price starting from Price On Request* or to lease with monthly payments starting from Price On Request.

If you have any inquiries about leasing a Tesla Model X, we offer some of the best car leasing services in the UK. Our leasing deals come with a manufacturer's warranty, inclusive road tax, breakdown insurance, and free delivery to the UK mainland (excluding some areas).

Leasing a Tesla Model X might be a more cost-effective option compared to buying one outright due to the set monthly payments, variable mileage, low initial rental, and flexible contract lengths.

Please note that the 'on the road' price, which includes a year's road fund license, DVLA first registration fee, and number plate fee, is accurate at the time of publication and is subject to change. It's always best to check with your nearest retailer.