Video Of 5 Seat Tesla Model X


This video showcases the newly launched 5-seat version of the Tesla Model X. The fold-flat seats allow for up to 88 cubic feet of cargo space. That figure is best-in-class, according to Tesla.

5 Seat Tesla Model X

5 Seat Tesla Model X

Video description:

“Tesla Model X 5 Seat Configuration with Second Row Fold-Flat Seats presented in upright and folded positions. Falcon wings doors and rear liftgate opened to provide various angles of the seat position options and the two lower storage areas. Contains both video and still images showcasing the 88 cubic feet of cargo space.”

The 5-seat version of the Model X is standard, with the 6-seat version costing an additional $3,000 and the 7-seater option coming in at $4,000.

In the 5-seat X, the seats can either fold down individually or in there entirety. This make the X much more versatile now in regards to cargo/passenger hauling.

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It’s too bad you can’t get both second and third row folding seats.

Best in class cargo space my lilly white rear end! My 2004 Envoy XL has 107 cubic of cargo space plus it has a 7,000 lb towing capacity. I guess if you consider BEV SUVs a class of its own, of which the Model X is the ONLY vehicle in the class, then you can say the Model X is the best in class.

Maybe luxury SUV is a class?

The GMC Acadia was the Envoy’s replacement in the mid-size SUV class. It has 79 cu.ft. of cargo space with seat area.

Oops. Was in response to Texas FFE.

I don’t think so. The Cadillac Escalade is a luxury SUV and it comes with up to 120.9 cubic feet of cargo space.

“The 2016 Escalade has 15.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row, 51.6 cubic feet behind the second row and 94.2 cubic feet with both rear rows folded. The Escalade has a larger overall cargo capacity than nearly every competitor. The long-wheelbase Escalade ESV offers even more cargo space, with 39.3 cubic feet behind the third row, 76.7 cubic feet behind the second row and 120.9 cubic feet with both rear rows folded.”

That is a full size SUV. The Model X is classified as a mid size SUV.

What is luxurious about it besides the price?


“The Envoy was also offered with an extended wheelbase to increase accommodation of more cargo and/or passengers. The Envoy XL was the full-size counterpart to the five-passenger mid-size Envoy.”

So the Envoy XL isn’t in the same class. It’s considered a full-sized SUV while all Model Xs are considered a mid-size SUV.

Also “The Envoy (along with the Chevrolet TrailBlazer-Saab 9-7X-Buick Rainier-Isuzu Ascender) were phased out during the 2009 model year. GM closed the Moraine, Ohio plant on December 23, 2008, ending production of all GMT360 products”

The Envoy isn’t even made anymore so it wouldn’t qualify even if the regular version did have more cargo space than the Model X.

I believe the class they are referring to is a “luxury” EV “SUV” that is capable of doing 0-60 in under 3 seconds.

Add enough qualifiers and you can make almost anything true 🙂

I would give that a qualified true.

DJ said:

“Add enough qualifiers and you can make almost anything true ? ”

Perfectly true.

There is a large public swimming pool in Garden City, Kansas. When I was a kid, there was a sign at the entrance proudly proclaiming it was the “Largest free public swimming pool in the world”.

The last time I visited, some years ago, it read “Largest outdoor concrete municipally owned free public swimming pool in the world”. 🙂

At the very least, the Model X has the largest cargo area of any “premium” CUV EV made in Fremont, California. 😉

Yeah, different class of SUV. Model X is not full-size…it’s a mid-size SUV.

I’ve already stated this multiple times above as well. Nobody wants to hear this for some reason and they keep pilling on examples of big giant full sized SUVs’ cargo capacities.

Oh well.

Nice… finally delivering on the 5 seater

Imagine if they never did the falcon doors and just delivered this with a fold flat, rear facing, bench as the third row. I bet they could have been to market a year earlier.

Don’t forget about the largest production windshield and the self presenting front doors 😉

It’s nice they delivered one. But if you spec at as a 5 seater you might as well just get an S instead. You don’t need falcon doors to get people into the 2nd row.

A given Model X is either a 3 row or it has SUV cargo space. Not both. It just doesn’t make sense to me.

The cargo floor is way too high in the Tesla. They had to raise the cargo floor behind the folded seats to match their folded height, wasting precious and usable cargo space. The folded seats in the Model X are very high, because Tesla didn’t make the seat bottom fold out and have the seat back fold into the space normally occupied by the seat bottom, which would have lowered the cargo floor height by 5 to 6 inches. In most other SUVs the seat bottoms fold out. Why Tesla chose a design that doesn’t allow this is truly mind boggling when one of the main reasons of customers ordering a 5-seater is to gain more cargo room than with the 6 or 7 seat versions with monopods.

I think they could be improved with some kind of mechanism that lowers the seats down when you fold them flat.

I question that most would find it an improvement if the 2nd row seats folded down flatter than the 3rd row seats. Based on not only my own experience but online comments I’ve read from others, having a flat floor for sliding cargo in and out is usually more important than a few more cubic feet of storage space.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but the height of the 3rd row seats is a limitation of the car’s body shape. To lower the 3rd row seats, I think you’d have to redesign the body… not just the seats. Let us please remember that the Model X has the battery pack underneath the floor. Making seats which fold into the floor, like a Chrysler Town & Country minivan, simply isn’t possible with the large battery under the floor.

Oops… I was forgetting that this article talks only about the 5-seat version, which omits the 3rd row seats. It’s not clear to me how that would affect things, but presumably the folding 2nd row seats are designed to work with both the 5-seat version and also the 6- and 7-seat versions; the latter two would include the 3rd row seats.

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Another Tesla design compromise, on not getting the bench to fold forward and the seat backs to fall into the vacated bench seat space. This allows more depth to the overall compartment like in a Subaru station wagon among others. Tesla should offer a more conventional Model X with the deeper cargo space fold flat seating and a dual slider door set up. Gull Wing doors don’t work in low ceiling garages.

Falcon Wing doors are not wanted or needed by many would be Model X purchasers.

Looks like about the same space as my toyota matrix, which I have camped in a number of times.

Better than expected! It’s too bad these seats weren’t available from the start, but better late than never.

There were multiple complaints posted about the cargo area of the Model X not having a flat floor when the 2nd row seats were folded. I see from the video that this is untrue, and that the entire cargo area from the very back to the front of the 2nd row seats is quite flat, close to perfectly flat.

Just one more example of why it’s a bad idea to pre-judge things, before the actual evidence is in.

Go Tesla!

That’s awesome you can have your skis go under the seats

The rear seats are nice but this configuration makes the falcon doors useless, because they are designed to provide better access to third row seats. I will take a Model S with roof rack over this.