The publication, Consumer Reports’ review of Tesla’s Model X panned the all-electric SUV as a “problematic” car, blasting its “complexity”, jeopardized performance and dismal first-year reliability.
The publication appeared just barely impressed by Model X’s popular “falcon-wing” doors, or by its “jet-fighter-like canopy windshield” or by the fact that the vehicle can park itself.
“However beyond the brag-worthy magic, the all-wheel-drive Model X 90D mainly disappoints,” the magazine noted. “The rear doors are prone to pausing and stopping. The second-row seats cannot be folded, limiting cargo-carrying capability. The huge windshield is neat but not tinted enough to offset the brightness of a warm day, and wind noise is excessive.”
On the positive side, regardless of weighing 5,400 pounds, the Model X has “warp-speed thrust,” striking 60 mph in simply 4.9 seconds, and its 90-kWh battery gets about 230 miles of range when “driven sedately,” Consumer Reports discovered.
“The agile Tesla corners more like a sports sedan compared to an SUV,” the magazine included. “However its flight is too firm and choppy for a $110,000 automobile.”
The majority of Model X reliability reports are out of date because we have accomplished a 92 percent reduction in reliability issues in the past year.
In August last year, Customer Reports notoriously gave the Tesla Model S an off-the-charts score of 103 explain of 100, saying it had to rejigger its approach to account for the sedan’s impressive performance.
2 months later, however, it withdrew the Model S suggestion, citing reliability issues.
Tesla shares on Friday shook off the report, increasing 1.8 percent, to $196.65.