2023 Tesla Model X: What We Expect for This Fast Electric SUV!
With its innovative technologies, quick acceleration, and impressive electric driving range, the Tesla Model X is the gold standard for the electric SUV segment. Find out what we expect for the release date, price, specs, and features of the 2023 Tesla Model X.
When will the 2023 Tesla Model X be available?
The release date of the 2023 Tesla Model X — and all the new model year changes that come with it — will likely be in Fall 2022. However, the 2023 Model X won’t be available in the United States and international markets until much later as there’s a long wait time for customer deliveries of the 2022 Model X. With this in mind, deliveries of the 2023 Model X likely won’t be until early 2023 for the Plaid trim and mid-2023 for the more in-demand Base trim.
The Tesla Model X is built at Tesla’s plant in Fremont, California.
How much does the 2023 Tesla Model X cost?
Tesla didn’t yet provide the price information for the 2023 Model X electric SUV. However, the 2023 Model X will likely cost slightly more than the 2022 Model X. Currently, the starting price of the 2022 Model X is $120,990 for the Base trim and $138,990 for the Plaid trim. Unfortunately, the Model X, like other Tesla vehicles, is no longer eligible for the federal EV tax credit, which helps lower the purchase price of an electric car.
2023 Model X specs: Electric motor output, 0-60 mph acceleration, MPGe fuel economy, driving range, and towing
The 2023 Tesla Model X Base trim features two electric motors, while the Plaid trim has a tri-motor setup. The output for the Model X is 670 horsepower for the Base trim and 1,020 horsepower for the Plaid trim. Plus, both trims have an all-wheel drive system.
For acceleration, the Model X Base trim has a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 3.8 seconds, while the Plaid trim completes the sprint in 2.5 seconds. Also, the top speed of the Model X is 155 mph for the Base trim and 163 mph for the Plaid trim.
For driving range, the Model X Base trim can go for an estimated 329-351 miles on a full charge, while the Plaid trim has a range of 310-335 miles. All Model X electric SUVs have fast-charging capabilities via the Tesla Supercharger network.
On the efficiency front, the Model X has an estimated fuel economy of up to 107 city/97 highway MPGe. Also, the Model X can tow up to 5,000 pounds.
What’s new for the 2023 Model X?
Tesla didn’t yet reveal any changes for the 2023 Model X electric SUV. The 2023 Model X will mostly be a carryover model, but will probably have some feature upgrades. A fully-capable version of Autosteer might finally be available for the Model X. Also, the Model X will likely provide over-the-air (OTA) updates for enhanced technological capabilities. Additionally, Tesla might make minor modifications to improve such things as the driving range.
What are the electric SUV competitors of the Tesla Model X?
The electric SUV competitors of the Tesla Model X include the BMW iX, Mercedes-Benz EQB, Rivian R1S, Volvo XC40 Recharge, Volvo C40 Recharge, Audi e-tron, and Jaguar I-PACE.
For warranty coverage, the 2023 Model X has the backing of a 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty and an 8-year/unlimited-mile powertrain warranty.
As mentioned earlier, the release date of the 2023 Tesla Model X will likely be in Fall 2022, but customer deliveries will be much later. Also, the 2023 Model X will likely cost slightly more than the 2022 Model X, which has a starting base price of $120,990 MSRP.
This article was updated on 7/28/2022.