Tesla Model X 70D On Sale Now From $80,000, 220 Miles Range, Open Orders Now Accepted

NOV 24 2015 BY JAY COLE 56

Tesla has opened up Model X orders to the general public, and as promised the Model X 70 D has arrived as well.

Tesla has also kept CEO Elon Musk’s pledge to be within about $5,000 of similarly equipped Model S pricing, with the starting MSRP of the 70 kWh Model X beginning at $80,000.

Performance time of 0 to 60 mph comes up at 6.0 seconds according to Tesla, with a top speed of 140 mph.

Particularly of interest is the revelation that the base model comes in a 5 seat configuration, and Tesla says the company will start deliveries of the 70D in “mid to late 2016“, while the 90D arrives “mid 2016”, and the performance P90D deliveries happening in “early 2016” to non-Signature Series reservation holders – of whom should be received cars within a couple weeks.

Model X Seating Options

Model X Seating Options

As noted in the above graphic, upgrading to the six seat configuration (which also nets rear heating and cooling) will set the consumer back $3,000, while the premium 7 seat arrangement is worth $4,000.

Plenty of other features are also options on the Model X 70D:

  • Autopilot $2,500 at delivery, $3,000 thereafter
  • Smart air suspension – $2,500
  • Subzero weather package (heated seats, steering wheel, etc) – $1,000
  • Tesla sound system upgrade – $2,500
  • Premium upgrades package – puts a whole bunch of stuff together, HEPA filter system, self presenting doors, leather arm rests, steering wheel, Alcantara headliner, LED interior lights, LED fog lights, etc. – $4,500
  • Towing package – $750

Public viewing of the Tesla Model X configurator is still only available to those after putting down a $5,000 deposit reservation, and after getting an “invite to configure” email from Tesla, but the graphic (below) shows all the features and options available on the 70D.

We expect once current reservation holders have all had a decent chance to order their Model X vehicles and reserve their place in line, the process (and order screen) will be publically available.

Tesla Model X 70D Specs

Tesla Model X 70D Specs

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56 Comments on "Tesla Model X 70D On Sale Now From $80,000, 220 Miles Range, Open Orders Now Accepted"

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I just love the round numbers politics, like no $999.98 bs

You’re missing a couple digits. When cars are priced so high, there’s no advantage to showing pennies.

Cool if you need that size. I’ll wait for the model 3 as fine for me.

I don’t see the configurator online yet… I’m looking from Europe (Belgium)

Me either, and I’m in the US.

Also not showing up in either Canada or USA Site links from Canada!

However – it might just be – that this site is delayed a bit longer for the General Public, and the Design Studio – is only open to current Reservation Holders just yet!?!

All I get – is the Reservation page requesting a $5,000.00 Payment – No Design Studio!

Are you even allowed to shop for a Tesla? You know, with the lockdown & all. Here’s a picture of a cat for you though 🙂


I wasn’t expecting the five seat version. I don’t think that’s going to be popular.

The price is just $1,000 higher than I expected for the seven seat version, considering Musk’s recent promises. That’s quite fair.

What’s a “$5,00 deposition”? Is that the same as a $5,000 deposit?

Ambulator – is sounds like Jay Was a bit Excited when he wrote: “Public viewing of the Tesla Model X configurator is still only available to those after putting down a $5,00 deposition, but the below graphic of all the features and options on the 70D.”

So – yes – the $5,000 Is a Reservation Deposit – so maybe he intended to write Deposit Reservation – and ended up with ‘deposition’ as a merging of the two words! LOL!

I need space for cargo way more than I need 7 seats. I can’t remember the last time I carried more than 5 people around.

Well, the S looks like it has more cargo area than the X, but the X wins in volume. The X also has a cheap towing package, and the the falcon wing doors will appeal to many.

Still, $80,000 for five seats versus $84,000 for seven. I think most will chose seven. Most of those would settle for five would probably get by with an S for $75,000. The S would have more range and higher performance, too.

I’m more of a Model 3 kind of guy, but I’ll probably get a Bolt instead. That is, if I get anything.

I want a 2 seat version. I need cargo space….

Big Solar,

You want one of these:


Or maybe wait for Nissan to bring the eNV-200 van to the US (assuming that is where you live).


The price for the towing package ($750) is typical as far as towing packages go on other vehicles, but it’s only available with the Smart Air Suspension ($2500).


That would require 6 seats unless you have someone sitting on someones lap, but yeah 7 seats is more than most need.

You mean it *can’t* seat 8 people?!


I’m a reservation holder and don’t see it either.

I would like one model x please, and all the options. Nice job Tesla!

Put down your $5000 deposit. Your vehicle will be available in about 1 year(!). Seriously.

Same thing will happen with the Model 3. Unless you order a fully loaded signature edition, you’ll probably have to wait 1 year+ between deposit and delivery. For people wanting a bare bones 3, they’ll probably be waiting until 2018.

Talk to the people who put $5000 down THREE years ago and won’t get their X’s until late next year1

Signature reservations for Model S were $40,000, presumably the same for Model X.
That’s a lot of money when you have to wait several years but I guess some folks have much more than most of us.

This is good news for Tesla, as it means they are confident of their ramp.

I would say that this price for the X70D makes the S 70D much more attractive!
And for $80k I would get the 85D if not the add to the 85D the extra battery to get the extra range. While I am typing this I feel that Tesla is trying to see how people will react and what will they chose. As I mentioned for $80k one would get a lot for the money in the model S. So we will have to wait and see what the pricing scheme will look like. The thing that I don’t like about the X 70D is the 220 miles range, also the poor acceleration. I suspect that the X 70D will be discontinued like the S 40.

Not likely cancelled since the comparison to the S40 isn’t really valid. I’m sure the range of the X70D is more than enough for most people. It is here to stay but who knows how long the 70 will be an option because before too long the smallest battery pack will increase in size again.

Kind of an amazing company and product when, with a straight face, we can call 0-60 in 6.0 seconds poor acceleration.

A few short years ago, this was almost unheard of, and now the family truckster version can click it off. GO TESLA!!

Actually, the Jeep Grand Cherokee was achieving 4.5 second 0-60 times since the 2006 model year.

https://www (dot) 0-60specs (dot) com/jeep-grand-cherokee-0-60-times/

The Cherokee SRT seats 4 and gets 13 mpg. Not exactly a family truckster. More like a $65k+ toy for trust fund bros.

Does anyone know what the price jump to the 90D is from the 70D? $13k or $10k? Curious what the difference is and how that will factor into people’s decisions.

Bigger battery – $10K to go from the 70 to the 85 and then $3K to go up to the 90 from the 85 on the Model S. 90 also adds the $2500 air suspension – which you can’t uncheck.

If the Bolt has 50 – 60 kWh, than Tesla must follow with new batterys.

You must be kidding on both ends of your statement.

Why ? I mean the range chart of insideevs, the price per mile chart is okay today, you pay much you get much range…

But if Bolt or Leaf 2 will habe 200 miles for 30.000 Dollar (after incentives), than Tesla is to expensive or they must increase the range. I think the Model S 70 or Model X 70 will be a 85 end of 2016 to keep Bolt on distance.

You’re forgetting that the same time the Leaf 2 and Bolt come out, the Model 3 comes out at approximately the same price.

The base Model 3 will start where the other ends (Top), and there are markets like Japan or Europe where hatchback or CUV are more attractive because there is no room for big cars. Model S fault in Japan, make a trip and you will see why, they love small cars.

The 90D version of the Tesla Model X should be about $10,000 more, I think.

It appears that you pay an extra $15,500 to go from the 70D to the 90D. And then you get a 90kWh battery pack + air suspension.

70D – delivery mid to lat 2016, $80000
90D – mid 2016, $95500
P90D – early 2016, $115500

Where did you get those numbers?

I like the fact that the Model X has 3 different interior seating configurations now. 🙂

I wonder if it would be possible to talk someone at Tesla into making a 4 seat version….

Interesting that air suspension is included with the 90. Price jump from a base 70 to a base 90 will likely be 15k. I love the 3 seating options, and that they followed through with the entry level pricing being only 5k more than the S70D.

Yep, Musk delivered as promised. Very cool.

Too many options for such an expensive car.

Also missing an easily configured flat storage bay.

GM could easily produce a more practical crossover EV.

Then where is this mythic Crossover you speak of? If it was so easy, it should already exist, right? Oh, then you must be talking about the current:

Buick Encore
Chevy Equinox
Chevy Trax
GMC Terrain

Those bricks on wheels?

Or were you thinking of the iconic but now defunct PT Cruiser??? That vehicle had a nifty configurable cargo area. 😀

Also, if you have to list “Spark Ignition” as a Standard Feature, there isn’t much innovation going on there. Same with the Bolt. The cool technical bits are mostly outsourced from Korea. I’m eager to see the watered down production version.

Wasn’t the destination and documentation fee included in the Model S price on Tesla’s website? Now it’s an additional $1,200 charge on top of MSRP. When did Tesla change this?

A quick Google search turned up this InsideEVs article from two years ago that shows that the destination and document fee being included in the purchase price of the Model S.


The last time I purchased a new car, I recall the destination and document fee being only $600. Is $1,200 the new going rate? It seems a bit high to me. Is it the same for other cars at the same price point? I’d don’t see why it should be so much more expensive for a high-end car. They’re shipped on the same car carrier tractor trailers as more affordable cars.

It’s been $1200 on the S for a long time now.

Can you put a child seat in the middle seat on the five-seat Model X? For some strange reason, Tesla chose not to put child seat anchors in the middle seat on the Signature Series seven-seat Model X. If you have to use only one child seat, the preferred and safest position would be the center seat, since it is away from the doors in case of a t-bone crash, and it has a strengthened roof beam directly over the middle seat (to support the falcon-winged doors) instead of the glass roof above the outer middle-row seats.

Looks impressive. Air only X 90D, and $4,500 Premium package may be foretelling.

I, for one, would be bummed if air-only configurations were about to grow. I think P85+ was the only model, so far, coming only with air.

Unless the HEPA system or other add-ons cost $1,500, Tesla’s premium packages might be going from $3,000, to $4,500.

Lastly, with over-selling Performance versions and underselling the non-Performance, I’d be surprised if the 6.0 second 0-60 wasn’t 5.? upon delivery. S70D is 5.2, w/same drive/less weight.

WFT? $2000 per seat for the 3rd row and $1000 per seat on the 2nd row?

So, the seats alone cost over $11000 in a $80K car.

LOL. Tesla is sure going to milk you for every Thousand you got.

This doesn’t look good for the potential Model 3 buyers like me.

On the S it’s almost that much for 2 child seats….In the X you get 2 or 3 adult seats, plus 3rd row heating and cooling. It’s not that bad, and it’s nice to have the options.