Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Should you buy a Tesla Model X SUV?

The Tesla Model X is a highly impressive vehicle that is comfortable, cossetting and swift. The ownership proposition is still pretty much unrivalled, thanks to its intelligent use of tech, and a Supercharger network that's a joy to use, and which does't just make longer trips feasable, but enjoyable - and free!

The Model X’s all-electric powertrain, optional autonomous capabilities and a connected multimedia system that can be updated to the latest version over-the-air puts Tesla at the forefront of automotive innovation.

There are issues that take off the shine, though. Its looks are divisive for a start. Also, certain quality and refinement issues mean that it doesn't always attain the standard expected of vehicles costing a fraction of the Model X’s price, let alone the coming tidal wave of premium market rivals.

So, based on our experiences of the slightly smaller Audi E-Tron, Jaguar I-Pace and Mercedes-Benz EQC, would we buy a Model X over them? In spite of their array of talents, yes we would. There's a sprinkling of fairy dust and coolness that make the Tesla alluring, but that free Supercharging really solidifies the proposition.

Further reading:

>> Find out why the Tesla Model 3 became our 2020 Car of the Year

>> LIke the Model X, but need something smaller? The Tesla Model Y could be worth the wait

>> Original and best? It might be old now, but the Model S remains a sound choice

Grey 2019 Tesla Model X SUV rear three-quarter

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