Tesla Model X Massive Windshield Means Magnificent Views Await – Video

DEC 4 2016 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 13

The Tesla Model X has a massive windshield. That windshield, which has often been criticized for distorting vision and for allowing too much sunshine (heat) in, has some significant upsides when you tour a national park such as Yosemite.

Look At That View!

Look At That View!

This video captures the sights made possible by the X’s huge windshield.

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Tesla Model X Giant Windshield Views!

Awesome views from an awesome car. Shot in Yosemite National Park.

These views wouldn’t be seen in a vehicle with a standard windscreen unless you crane your neck to such an angle to make it possible. And what fun would that be…

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13 Comments on "Tesla Model X Massive Windshield Means Magnificent Views Await – Video"

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Or you could go hiking… just sayin.

So, why don’t you go take a hike then ..

Boom!

Apply cold water directly to burn. ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope more auto makers start offering this feature. I’d love to buy an electric minivan with this option for less than Tesla money.

Good grief. Just get out of your car.

Yea! Why do cars have windows at all? ๐Ÿ˜‰

My thoughts exactly

… get out of the car for goodness sake!

TJ said:

“Good grief. Just get out of your car.”

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Yeah, exactly what I was thinking. If you want to experience the scenery of the great outdoors, then maybe, just maybe, looking at it through a car window isn’t the best way to do it. Parks and scenic highways typically do have places to park, get out of the car, stretch your legs, and perhaps even take a few pictures.

Of course, there are those who really will prefer the view you get from the “panoramic” front window of the Model X. Nothing wrong with those people getting what they want. But I hope they are informed buyers, and are aware of the downsides of the window being very expensive to replace, more likely than the average windshield to become cracked, and that all that glass makes the car even more of a “glass oven” than most cars, in regions where it actually does get hot in the summertime.

What I would very much like to see is Tesla offering something closer to a normal windshield for those who do not want to put up with all the downsides.

Dear Tesla: Options are nice.

It is really outstanding. ~22K on my X since Mar’16. Passengers love it as well as they have unrestricted view. The whole thing just gives you a feel of ‘openness’ you get driving to hikes, scenic trips, national parks, etc. I’ve been downtown Chicago. Very cool going across various overarching bridges. I was also in the Smokey Mountains (western NC) a month or so ago and last May to Glacier National Park (western MT).

Nice. I think the folks above may just have not experienced the sensation of driving an X before. I really don’t see what’s not to like about the windscreen view. Unlike a special kind of door, it’s just an extended piece of glass, with nothing more to go wrong compared to traditional motor vehicles. You don’t have to give up going on hikes, being able to get out of the vehicle, nor anything else to enjoy this panoramic view. I dislike the tall seat in the X, but for me, the windshield is something they really got right.

The views are indeed excellent: so good, in fact, that they are dangerously distracting to the driver. Sadly, Autopilot is not a good idea in a national park.

I would like transparent front pillars too.

I think the windshield is great, and it would have sufficed to have it stand out enough to make the Falcon doors unnecessary.