TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

If you could choose any other SUV.....

Discussion in 'Model X' started by modelsmagic, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. modelsmagic

    modelsmagic Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2012
    Messages:
    16
    Location:
    California
    Hey all!

    If you could choose any SUV other than the X, what would it be?

    For me, it would probably be the GL63 or maybe even G63. Escalade is also definitely beautiful.
     
  2. TES-E

    TES-E Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2014
    Messages:
    373
    Location:
    Casa Grande, AZ
    Honda Pilot. Had one... loved it!
     
  3. Lyon

    Lyon 2016 S P100DL, 2016 X P90D

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2011
    Messages:
    1,988
    Location:
    Eugene, Oregon
    Can I make that other SUV have a 250 mile EV power train? Otherwise I'm not interested.
     
  4. Discoducky

    Discoducky Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2011
    Messages:
    2,883
    Location:
    Seattle
    Since my top priority is that it must not make a sound and accelerate like the proverbial 'bat outta hell' from zero it makes it quite hard to find a substitute. Now if the supposed 'long tail' of other items is lacking enough to tip the scales then I might just wait around until they are inevitably fixed instead of going back to the ICE age. The XC90 was a contender for a short time until I found out how horrid the acceleration is under battery alone. Talk about a non-starter!
     
  5. kf93

    kf93 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2015
    Messages:
    127
    Location:
    Monterey area, CA
    We custom ordered a GL350 in Feb and took delivery in April once I realized the X wasn't coming anytime soon and neither was the XC90 T8 and I needed a replacement for the Odyssey that was capable of limited off roading, carrying at least 7 and cargo, and getting decent gas mileage. We also didn't want to go full sized and haul around a lot of extra space like in a sequoia. Going pure EV wasn't a requirement and still isn't. Now the question is whether to replace the 5 series wagon that is currently the second car with either an S or an X. I think the GL will probably be the last ICE vehicle I buy. I intend to take my 8 year old to college in that SUV and then trade it in for something a lot smaller.
     
  6. kort677

    kort677 Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2015
    Messages:
    1,858
    Location:
    florida.
    my ICE backup is a MB cla
     
  7. hoskme

    hoskme Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2015
    Messages:
    56
    Location:
    Edmonton, Canada
    Right on!
     
  8. taurusking

    taurusking Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2014
    Messages:
    876
    Location:
    East Texas
    My choice would be Escalade
     
  9. perkiset

    perkiset ... this one goes to 11

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2014
    Messages:
    240
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    Our last ICE car is a Sequoia. 170K, tight as a drum. I'd recommend it any day of the week. It'll stay with us probably forever as our backup as well. No plans to shift to an X at this time - 2 Ss are enough and when we need big or towing - especially into Mexico - I prefer gas.
     
  10. matbl

    matbl Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2013
    Messages:
    627
    Location:
    Sweden
    Volvo XC90 T8 or BMW X5 eDrive.
    Not full EV's. But plug-in hybrids at least.
     
  11. muleferg

    muleferg Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2013
    Messages:
    735
    Location:
    North Wilkesboro, NC
    Will keep this until they get the X sorted out.

    IMG_1276.JPG IMG_1278.JPG
     
  12. EarlyAdopter

    EarlyAdopter Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2012
    Messages:
    2,494
    Location:
    Redmond, WA
    If I could choose any other SUV to be all electric, we'd love to buy a smaller SUV - Volvo XC60, BMW X3, or Audi Q5 - with 200+ EV miles.

    Alas, no one will sell us one, so Model X is it.
     
  13. kort677

    kort677 Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2015
    Messages:
    1,858
    Location:
    florida.
    I hope you don't mind my editing your comment
     
  14. Blastphemy

    Blastphemy Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2012
    Messages:
    557
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Throw a Tesla Model X drivetrain into the Infiniti QX60 or Cadillac XT5 and that's my car for sure.
     
  15. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2011
    Messages:
    13,257
    Location:
    Sarasota, FL
    I'm not going to compromise and buy an ICE. Period.

    I'm going to make do until Tesla refines the X to a point where it can work for us. Then I'll buy it.
     
  16. mnx

    mnx 2013 P85

    Joined:
    May 6, 2009
    Messages:
    2,281
    Location:
    Ancaster, Canada
    I think a Mercedes Sprinter with 200+ miles of electric range and access to super chargers would be perfect for me. Heck I'd even settle for a PHEV Sprinter with ~50 miles range.
     
  17. EarlyAdopter

    EarlyAdopter Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2012
    Messages:
    2,494
    Location:
    Redmond, WA
    Yeah, that's fine. I just use the phrase "sell us one" to capture both that someone needs to a) manufacture one, and b) sell in it our non-CARB state.

    Simply making one isn't enough.
     
  18. Skotty

    Skotty 2014 Model S P85

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Messages:
    1,440
    Location:
    Kansas City, MO
    I thought about it and there is really no other SUV I have any interest in other than the X. I could come up with cars other than the S though.
     
  19. kort677

    kort677 Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2015
    Messages:
    1,858
    Location:
    florida.
    I was emphasizing the sad truth that there are few other players in the EV game and without competition the innovations and economies of scale are slower to becoming reality
     
  20. ZachShahan

    ZachShahan Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2014
    Messages:
    497
    Location:
    Sarasota, FL / Wroclaw, Poland
    I've never been interested in SUVs. The X is the first one that, surprisingly, got my interest. I thought I liked the S more until just ~1 or 2 months ago, but am now more into the X.

    I'd definitely prefer a smaller version of the X (Y, please!).

    Outside of Teslas, I actually like the Porsche Cayenne and BMW X3, but only aesthetically. I can't imagine ever buying a non-electric. I have to rent them a bit, and even if I didn't care a great deal about tackling global warming and air pollution, I'm really turned off by the drive quality of even higher-end gasmobiles.
     

Share This Page