Tesla Model X Ties For Best Luxury SUV To Buy In 2016 According To Bloomberg

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Delivery Of First Signature Series Tesla Model X - Image Credit: Tony Williams

Delivery Of First Signature Series Tesla Model X – Image Credit: Tony Williams

In The "Luxury" Class For SUVs, The Tesla Model X Is A Virtual Steal

In The “Luxury” Class For SUVs, The Tesla Model X Is A Virtual Steal

As the calendar flips to 2016, the lists of “which cars won 2015” are now out in full force from all the major publications.  However, Bloomberg has put its own spin on the year end, offering a “Best Luxury Cars To Buy” in 2016 list.

Perhaps not surprisingly, a couple of Teslas made the roll call.

Despite only a short window of availability so far, the Tesla Model X (from ~$80,000) placed in a first place tie with the often cross-shopped Bentley Bentayga (from $229,100) for best SUV to purchase.

In the luxury SUV game, the Tesla probably could have also won the “best value” award (if it existed), as the X is very competitively priced relative to its peers.

Tesla Model X (1st Place Tie)

“When it finally comes out in 2016, the Model X will have 250 miles of range and massive horsepower. Company founder Elon Musk has said it’ll hit 60 mph in 3.8 seconds (even faster with Ludicrous mode) and will have a top speed of 155 mph. If true, that sprint time will beat the plush Bentayga. And if it is as good as the exceptional Model S sedan(and if you’ve got a place to charge it), this will be the SUV to buy when you want something big—and earth-friendly. There’s currently nothing on the market like it. Consider it money well spent. “

The Tesla Model S P90D also won in a category called “Best Alt-Fuel Star”

“The P90D hits 1.1 Gs at max acceleration. It goes zero to 60 mph in a blistering 2.8 seconds (this, sirs, will keep it apace with a Lamborghini Huracan and a McLaren 650S). The car runs for 300 miles on electricity and requires almost zero maintenance. Plus, it’s as spacious and well-made on the inside as a Mercedes town car, with that massive touch-screen control panel at front that is surprisingly easy—and fun—to use. Even better, it’s made in California and uses no fossil fuel. There is nothing like it. Enough said. “

Also of interest: The best ‘practical’ coupe went to the Aston Martin DB9 GT, while the ‘sleeper hit’ for 2016 was the new Chevy Camaro

Check out the full list and recap at Bloomberg Business, hat tip to ffbj!

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12 responses to "Tesla Model X Ties For Best Luxury SUV To Buy In 2016 According To Bloomberg"

  1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

    The Bloomberg article says:

    “the Model X… if it is as good as the exceptional Model S sedan… will be the SUV to buy… Consider it money well spent.“

    How very odd to rate something as “#1” when it hasn’t even received any review from any high profile auto review website or magazine.

    Advising potential car buyers to “Consider it money well spent” seems to be rather poor advice, as it’s based on nothing but a guess. You can say it’s an educated guess, based on how highly praised the Model S is, but it’s still a guess.

    Much as I’m a fan of Tesla, I think we really need to wait to see what independent reviewers have to say about the Model X before we start making claims about how great it is, or how well it delivers on value for the price!

      1. David Olivares says:

        It hurts or not electric car is reality
        It will be a big help to stop polluting the planet

    1. ggpa says:

      “How very odd to rate something as #1 when it hasn’t even received any review …”

      Yes, that is an amazing and rare honor to get such a recommendation, which I also support. It only happens when companies have a great reputation, in this case built on model S technology and excellent after sales service.

      The extreme example of “accolades in anticipation” that I can recall, was when so many folks pre-ordered first generation iPads, a product that they have never seen or touched, in a category that did not exist before.

    2. JimGord says:

      Any purchase of a gas-guzzling land barge (which is every other vehicle other than the Tesla Model X) is money poorly spent by definition.

    3. Drummergeno says:

      more more Give Me MORE! How much are stock options per share. $$$$$$$$$$$$

  2. early $5000 down reservation 31/14 #LOW3000
    Very disappointed about the Tesla x push back of early adopters (we knew nothing about
    the two year own the road BS of buy the high end and you get it ahead of everybody so Tesla can increase revenue and screw the early customers– in the long term Muck will get screwed when there are alternatives

    1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

      This is the same pattern Tesla followed with the Roadster, then the Model S: Start by making the “Founder” edition cars, then the Signature edition, and only after that the more ordinary versions of the car. Expect Tesla to follow that pattern with the Model ≡, too.

      I’m sorry if you feel “screwed” by Tesla, but if you’re going to spend that much money on something, you really should do enough research to be an educated buyer.

    2. Drummergeno says:

      ARE you kidding ? welcome too the real world of life 101

  3. Vastman says:

    “How very odd to rate something as #1 when it hasn’t even received any review …”
    A not so surprising comment, coming from someone with an avatar locked in place and unable to move into a better future!

    Go Tesla!

    1. Pushmi-Pullyu says:

      Tch. You’re obviously not a Hugh Lofting fan. But we both can agree on…

      Go Tesla!

  4. Pete Bauer says:

    Hope Tesla ramps up the production of Model-X soon into 100s and 1000s like the way they did with Model-S.

    Seems they also opened a plant in Europe.
    They should focus on setting up more supercharging stations in China.