Remember over the weekend when you heard the deafening squelching sounds of thousands of eyeballs being rolled at once? That was thanks to this vlogger, who was getting rid of his Tesla Model S because the rear tires were completely bald. Well, good news! He’s now got a Tesla Model X!
After conducting independent testing, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the Tesla Model X five stars in its three crash test categories: frontal crash, side crash and rollover. And these crash test videos show just how well it can hold up.
Now before you get all riled up, the video below is a parody. The couple had a Tesla Model X for a 24-hour test drive. They thought it was cool, but couldn’t get over the price and ultimately gave it back. But it’s made me wonder something else: do you ever feel bad when people buy something they shouldn’t have?
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Tesla’s commitment to new technology is what put it on the map, but the way this tech rolls out is always contentious. Lithium-ion batteries, Autopilot and now the Model X’s Falcon doors, which are blamed for a harrowing incident in China.
Skrillex, the chart-topping dubstep king of drunken frat parties nationwide, was cuffed on Weed Day, also known as Thursday, by police after being asked to exit his Tesla Model X.
First, I just want to go on record stating that I love front trunks, or, as Tesla likes to call them, ‘frunks.’ Despite my love for frunks, I have to admit that a frunk that’s not really able to be securely locked isn’t that useful a trunk. And it appears that all Tesla frunks from 2014 on are not secure, so be…
South Korean musician and actor Ji Chang Son made headlines recently for filing a lawsuit against Tesla after his Model X blasted through the wall of his house when he was attempting to park it. That much isn’t in dispute. What is somewhat up in the air is that Son claims the car accelerated on its own, and that it’s…
Ever since Tesla’s range of cars made it possible to do updates over the air, we’ve all been wondering what the company who invented Ludicrous mode would slot into their cars as unlockable Easter eggs. Today, we might finally have an answer, and it’s the most amazing thing I’ve personally ever seen a Tesla do.
The best look we have at the potential of Faraday Future’s first car is a series of drag races the company showed off beating a Bentley Bentayga, Ferrari 488 and Tesla Model X. But there’s something that’s weird about the drag races themselves.
No recent vehicle is more polarizing at Jalopnik, in the industry or in automotive culture than the Tesla Model X right now. Why? Because it’s a fundamentally promising vehicle that looks like a blanched egg, and from a company that’s going through growing pains. You’ve heard a lot of good and bad, but is the Model X…
While Faraday Future’s business side has some issues with paying its business partners, there’s no question the engineering side of the company is working on some extremely cool stuff. Here’s their prototype development vehicle looking like it’s about to whup the asses of a Bentley Bentayga, Ferrari 488 and Tesla…
Tesla’s Model S P100D already jets from zero to 60 mph in a supercar-killing 2.5 seconds, and the Model X P100D does the job in Still Supercar-Killing 2.9 ticks. And yet somehow, Elon Musk implies in a new Tweet that the cars will get even quicker.
Here’s a question no one has ever asked: “How can I get an enormous van that weighs more than 6,000 pounds, rockets to highway speed in less time than it takes to sneeze, and has enormously silly doors like you’d find a DeLorean?” It doesn’t matter that no one ever asked it, though, because the Tesla Model X is…
Here I was, worried (not really, to be honest with you) that SEMA had gotten boring. Mainstream. Full of normal-ass cars. At least one vehicle thankfully proved me wrong.
Tesla just capped off its best quarter yet, delivering 8,700 Model X crossovers to customers and a total of 24,500 deliveries for the Q3 of 2016. Apparently that wasn’t good enough to keep the 60D trim of the Model X around, because Tesla just killed it only three months after introducing it.
Tesla’s recent Version 8.0 upgrade to its Autopilot system is designed to improve upon the system and its relationship with the driver. Here’s your punishment should you fail to listen to the car when it tells you take back control.
More than 30 people have died this year after being left in hot cars. That’s a very serious problem, to use a bit of understatement. There’s been a kind-of sort-of solution from the Toyota Prius before, but Tesla may have finally found a way to stop it.
Much of the attention around the Tesla Model X has focused on its unique vertically-opening Falcon doors. They are dramatic and exciting, but they’re also a pain to build. Now, in an attempt to make the doors work better, it appears Tesla may have quietly made them less safe. (Update: Tesla’s response below.)