The interior layout, fit and finish
The dashboard is dominated by a high-definition 17.0in touchscreen that controls almost every function in the Model X, including the air conditioning, suspension, stereo and sat-nav. With only a couple of physical buttons on the entire dashboard, you’re left with a super minimalist design.
Although the touchscreen menus are fairly easy to navigate when you’re stationary, they’re trickier to operate on the move. Some of the icons are a bit small, while the sheer number of them can make it hard to find what you want. You’ll eventually get used to it, but we’d still prefer a few physical buttons for some of the more commonly used functions.
Getting comfortable is easy, too, thanks to a good range of adjustment for both the steering wheel and driver’s seat. The seat is supportive yet fairly comfortable, with adjustable lumbar support. Even after a couple of hours behind the wheel, your back won’t feel like a pretzel that’s just been trodden on.
Sadly, this attention to detail doesn’t spread to the whole interior. While the material quality feels decent for the most part – even in areas you wouldn't normally touch – some parts of the dashboard feel a bit wobbly and there are curiously large, and sometimes inconsistent, gaps around some of the interior panels. And the exterior body panels, too, for that matter.