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Turning Radius

Discussion in 'Model X: Driving Dynamics' started by rpskanter, Dec 21, 2016.

  1. rpskanter

    rpskanter Member

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    Is anyone else finding this turning radius a bit cumbersome to park? I am a very experienced driver, and been driving a Cayenne S--so also a very large SUV. I have not once pulled into a spot on the first turn. I just looked up the specs that say it is a 40.7 FOOT turning radius. That is absurdly large. I don't understand why that is so? Any engineers out there want to explain this part to me?
     
  2. trils0n

    trils0n 2013 P85

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    Think it is 40.7 ft turning circle, not radius, or roughly the same as the 39 ft Cayenne turning circle. 1.7 ft probably feels different, and will take some getting used to.
     
  3. vrykolas

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    I haven't measured, but I try the same turnaround in the X vs our "old" 2014 Honda Odyssey and turning radius and they feel about the same.

    I checked online and diameter seems to be:
    Model X 40.7'
    Odysseys 36.7'

    I can't notice much practical difference between the two.
     
  4. Pandamoanium

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    Do you have the steering in Sport? At slow speeds its not a very good turning radius and the steering wheel can actually be turned more if forced. Comfort and standard do not do this.
     
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  5. rpskanter

    rpskanter Member

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    I do have it in Sport. I'll try one of the other settings and see if that makes it easier. Thanks!!!
     

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