Consumer Reports’ review of Tesla’s all-electric Model X SUV

Consumer Reports’ review of Tesla’s all-electric Model X SUV

Consumer Reports’ review of Tesla’s all-electric Model X SUV

This week, Consumer Reports (CR) released its review of electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors' all-electric SUV, Model X. The review shows that the magazine was just barely impressed by the Model X.

In its review of the Model X, CR described the all-electric SUV as a "flawed" vehicle, and specifically drew attention to the vehicle's "complexity, compromised functionality and dismal first-year reliability."

CR said in its review that the all-wheel-drive Model X 90D "largely disappoints," and elaborated that the flaws in the vehicle. CR specifically mentioned that that the rear doors of the SUV "are prone to pausing and stopping;" the second-row seats restrict the vehicle's cargo-carrying ability because they are not foldable; the huge tinted windshield does not offset the brightness of a sunlit day; and the wind noise is too much.

From CR's latest review of the Model X, it is apparent that the magazine was not much impressed by the SUV's much touted "falcon-wing" doors, or by its capability to park itself, or its "jet-fighter-like canopy windshield."

Nonetheless, CR also listed some positive features of the Model X, including its "warp-speed thrust," in spite of its 5,400-pound weight. CR especially mentioned the SUV's capability to accelerate from zero to hitting 60 mph in only 4.9 seconds, and the 230-mile range which can be delivered by the SUV's 90-kWh battery when "driven sedately."