Tesla Model S & Model X Comparison (Price, Range, Acceleration) After Removal Of 85 kWh Version

FEB 21 2016 BY MARK KANE 7

Tesla Model S and X comparison for U.S. (February 8, 2016) - some data estimated

Tesla Model S and X comparison for U.S. (February 8, 2016) – some data estimated

Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S

After Tesla Motors discontinued the 85 kWh battery pack version of the Model S and the 90 kWh single-motor version, we thought it might be useful for those in market for a Tesla to compare all the versions available.

Here is the Model S and Model X price, range and acceleration comparisons, which hopefully helps in understanding the differences.

There are now some 43 miles (EPA) difference between the Model S 70D and base Model S 90D.

The range differences between X and S aren’t that big – some 26 miles for 90D and just 16 miles in case of P90D (both in favor of the Model S).

Tesla Model S and X comparison for U.S. (February 8, 2016) - some data estimated

Tesla Model S and X comparison for U.S. (February 8, 2016) – some data estimated

Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X

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7 Comments on "Tesla Model S & Model X Comparison (Price, Range, Acceleration) After Removal Of 85 kWh Version"

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Go Tesla gooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It would be kind of cool, if they reintroduced the P85, just as a regular 90, just 2-5k cheaper. At least in the Model S. They still build the Motor and the Inverter for the P90D and I would say a strong RWD car can be fun, too. But it should be a bit cheaper than the equally strong 90D.

Bare bones 70D is value King, in both X or S.

Yes; however, the 90Ds of each are very close in value; arguably, even better deals since there is more range (and by default, acceleration) for a relatively small difference in price per mile of range.

What I find amazing is you get so much more space and utility in the X for only $5,000 extra, as promised. Plus it almost has as much speed and range as the S. Given the S is the best selling luxury sedan in North America, I can imagine the X will outsell all luxury SUV combined, once it gets into full production.

It is difficult to fathom that they have produced two such fabulous vehicles. I think it shows their commitment to making truly ground-breaking vehicles, while at the same time putting other car companies to shame.

Agreed!