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Model S plaid vs Model X plaid for road trips?


Leo Hates You Club Scout
May 29, 2019
Chicago, IL
Can’t decide between the Model S Plaid or Model X Plaid.

Its just me, my wife and 50lb dog. I live in Illinois so it snows a lot during the winter. I don’t really lug a ton of stuff. We sometimes drive with my parents so the max people well have in the car is 4 + a dog.

If the Model X plaid had the same acceleration as the S I’d go with the X, but I really love that insane acceleration of the Model S.

I currently have the Model Y performance and it’s the perfect size - any smaller would be too small for me. Does the S feel the same size as the Y or bigger?

Would a Model S suffice or would the extra room in a Model X be better for me?
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May 16, 2018
Naples, FL
Oh really? I sat in a 2016 S and the drivers seat felt really constricted compared to the Y. Are the newer S’s different?
It might just be my imagination because I had the S before the 3. The S did have sick cargo space though, I fit a 65 inch TV and almost a pallet of goods with the seats down


Active Member
May 22, 2016
Oh really? I sat in a 2016 S and the drivers seat felt really constricted compared to the Y. Are the newer S’s different?
Having watched the livestream tonight, the new Model S does appear to be different with more space for the rear passengers.

Sorry, no one can answer your question what’s better for you. Go see the car yourself and decide/compare for yourself. I wouldn’t listen to some random people on a forum telling me what to buy with $150k.

Ed Hart

Nov 5, 2014
Yorba Linda, CA
We have an S and an X. The X is the six-seat version, meaning when the rear seats are folded down, cargo is completely loose. We tried nets; did not work and too messy to work with. We bought the German cargo shield, and that works just fine. (See photo). If doing it over, would have ordered the five seat version, because the second seat acts as a cargo barrier.

However, our S is a great trip car. It hauls a lot of cargo. This is our writeup in Tesla Customer Stories:

So, it is time to replace the Model S, and I have ordered a Model S Long Range. My wife is happy with the X, so there is peace in the family. However, road trips will take the S!


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Oct 28, 2015
South Florida
I've had both the S and now an X six seater and can confirm the S can fit way more stuff. Now if the X had the 5 seat configuration it would fit more though, but the 6 seat arrangement is more attractive looking.
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