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  • No Euro NCAP score as yet
  • Vast array of standard safety features
  • Advanced autonomous driving tech

How many child seats in a Tesla Model X?

Tesla offers up to four Isofix attachments for child seats, though Audi provides six in its seven-seat Q7. The Model X is yet to be tested by Euro NCAP, but Tesla claims its own crash-testing procedures suggest it should be the first SUV to receive the highest safety rating in every category.

All-wheel drive and a battery pack positioned low down between the axles (placing weight low down increases agility and reduces the likelihood of a rollover) means the Model X is an inherently well-balanced and stable SUV. The standard fitment – as is mandatory for every car sold in the EU – of ABS brakes and stability control also means the driver is unlikely to skid out of control.

The Model X is fitted with 12 airbags as standard, with head and knee airbags in the front, two side curtain airbags, four seat-mounted side airbags and two door-mounted airbags. Active safety features include automatic emergency braking and side-collision avoidance, both of which intervene to stop the vehicle if an accident is deemed likely.

Tesla's driver-assistance tech explained

Tesla is well known for its cutting-edge – and sometimes controversial – driver-assistance systems, some of which go a long way to full autonomy.

The Enhanced Autopilot function, for instance, includes four cameras and 12 ultrasonic sonar sensors to monitor traffic and obstacles 360 degrees around the car. Enhanced Autopilot automatically matches speed to the traffic flow, ensures the vehicle doesn’t veer from its lane, automatically changes lanes, and even self parks and can be summoned from your garage.

It’s worth noting that fully autonomous self-driving cars are not legal in the UK, requiring the driver to remain in control and use these for assistance only.

  • Offers five-, six- or seven-seat option
  • Third row of seats best suited to children
  • Large boot plus extra space under the bonnet

Will my family fit in a Tesla Model X?

Unusually for a high-end SUV, the Model X can be specified in five-, six-, or seven-seat configurations depending on the buyer’s preference.

Spec the Model X to its maximum seating capacity and both the driver, passenger and second row occupants are allowed plenty of space to stretch out and relax. The third-row seats can accommodate adults but children will find them comfier on longer journeys.

How big is a Tesla Model X?

There’s no escaping that while the Model X is relatively low-slung for an SUV, it’s still a large car overall, so while the steering’s light for nimble manoeuvres around town, you still have to negotiate the Tesla’s girth.

Flip open the rear boot and there’s up to 2,180 litres of luggage space to play with, plus the lack of engine allows for a 187-litre storage area beneath the bonnet.

There’s also a handily-placed compartment behind the rear seats, perfect for storage of charging leads or any other kind of bric-a-brac which is usually left to rattle around the boot floor.

Note however that while the third row of seats (where specified) does fold away flush with the floor, the second row cannot be laid flat, so carrying very large loads may be tricky.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Tesla Model X SUV.

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Service indicator

Executive Edition equipment

Executive Edition standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Remote locking
Executive Edition optional equipment
None available

Long Range equipment

Long Range standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
Long Range optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts

Performance equipment

Performance standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
Performance optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Service indicator

Performance Executive Edition equipment

Performance Executive Edition standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Remote locking
Performance Executive Edition optional equipment
None available

Performance Ludicrous equipment

Performance Ludicrous standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
Performance Ludicrous optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Service indicator

Performance Ludicrous Executive Edition equipment

Performance Ludicrous Executive Edition standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Remote locking
Performance Ludicrous Executive Edition optional equipment
None available

Standard Range equipment

Standard Range standard equipment
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Service indicator
Standard Range optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
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