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Tesla Model X Is Cheaper Than We Thought

Entry-level 70D trim still ain’t Camry money. But it isn’t $132k, either.

It seemed outrageous. Not the idea of an all-electric seven-passenger SUV, its 3.2-second 0-60 mph time, or even the “falconwing” doors. No, it was the price: Tesla Model X, $132k. Rough. And it raised more than a few eyebrows.

That, however, is for the Signature Series, the sold-out, range-topping version. Now, Tesla has announced the entire Model X range. The 70D, an entry-level model with a 70 kilowatt-hours battery pack, is priced from $80,000. The mid-level trim, the 90D, goes from $95,500. The P90D, the high-performance version, rings in at $115,500. All buyers, of course, are eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit.

Performance? The 70D’s estimated range is roughly 220 miles, a clip less than the 257-mile rating for the P90. Zero-to 60 mph time for the 70D is 6 seconds, versus 4.8 seconds in the 90D, and 3.2 seconds for the P90D (while, of course, in “Ludicrous” mode). All Model X iterations are capable of running Tesla’s semi-autonomous autopilot, although it’s a $2,500 option and not standard equipment.

Tesla aims to start delivering the Model X next year.