But beyond the brag-worthy magic, the all-wheel-drive Model X 90D largely disappoints. The rear doors are prone to pausing and stopping. The second-row seats can’t be folded, limiting cargo-carrying ability. The big windshield is neat but not tinted enough to offset the brightness of a sunny day, and wind noise is excessive. Despite its 5,400-pound weight, the X has warp-speed thrust, hitting 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds. Driven sedately, our test car’s 90-kWh battery provided about 230 miles of range. The agile Tesla corners more like a sports sedan than an SUV, but its ride is too firm and choppy for a $110,000 car.
Somehow Consumer Reports missed all the great parts of the Model X - great handling, the out-of-this-world falcon wing doors, amazing visibility, open and spacious interior, etc. The only part that I do agree with Consumer Reports is that I think the Model X ride is a bit too stiff.