Tesla Model X review

Category: Electric car

Section: Passenger & boot space

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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

You can opt for five, six or seven seats in your Model X. While the standard five-seat layout offers the most boot space, the three-row layout is likely to be a popular option for the extra practicality it brings – especially given that the rival Audi E-tron, BMW iX3Jaguar I-Pace and Mercedes EQC are strictly five-seaters. All the seats are comfortable and mounted individually, with the front and middle row adjusting electrically.

The rearmost seats are unlocked from their upright position with a discreet button, but they need to be manually pushed into the floor or pulled back up again. While adults will fit in them, leg room is tight and taller individuals might find their head brushing the rear screen above. At least with the six-seat layout (2+2+2) there's space between the seats in the middle-row for the feet of third-row passengers. If you're planning on regularly carrying seven fully-grown adults, we'd recommend you take a look at something more conventional in design like the van-based Vauxhall Vivaro-e Life.

Although you can’t fold the middle row of seats flat, you can slide them towards the front seats and then tilt them forward, allowing you to carry long and bulky items in the extended load bay. Handily, this can be done electrically via the touchscreen.

Getting into the back is easy, thanks to those falcon wing doors. They reveal a big opening with a cutout in the roof to prevent you from banging your head when strapping in a child. What’s more, the doors need only 11in of space at the sides of the car to operate thanks to their clever hinges. Our only complaint is that they can be slow to open and close. 

Although the front door pockets are small, there is a big shelf under the touchscreen, a big cubby beneath this, another behind it with USB ports, cupholders and a wireless phone charger under the central armrest. While there are two cupholders for middle-row passengers, there are no door pockets. That’s probably for the best, since everything in them would probably spill out whenever you opened those wacky doors.

If you need even more space, there's a bit of additional storage under the bonnet – another advantage of the Model X not having a petrol or diesel engine.

 

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