1. Tesla Model X
When he’s not busy planning a trip to Mars or building solar power plants, Elon Musk makes all electric cars. The Tesla Model X is the SUV entrant in the Tesla lineup. This SUV has attracted a lot of attention and mostly positive reviews. All electric is still a novelty, and nobody can do it better than Tesla. The exterior is beautiful and the panoramic windshield, Falcon Wing rear doors, and muscular stance give the ride a unique look. Of course, it is packed with near autonomous technology including SUV self-park, navigating turns, changing lanes, and maintaining a set following distance. Then there is the 17” touchscreen that dominates the dash.
We’re talking SUVs here and the Model X is the closest in this class to resemble the looks and characteristics of a traditional SUV…even though it is a highly unconventional vehicle. This ride has plenty of space for people and stuff. There are actually two “trunks,” one in the front (remember there is no engine) and one in the rear. Combined they offer 88.1 cu ft of cargo space. Then there is awesome acceleration. In the top of the line P100D trim, you’ll be slammed into your seat as you go zero to sixty in 2.9 seconds on your way to 155 mph top speed.
The downside, of course, is if you slam down the road at that speed you will use up a lot of juice. The specs say the Model X has a range of 238 miles but that’s under normal conditions. Refueling can take a while. At home, it’s estimated you’ll get 30 miles of range for every hour the vehicle is plugged in. At a Tesla Supercharger, you can get 160 miles in 30 minutes. The Model X is an interesting, highly advanced ride that comes with an astronomical price tag.