Model S vs. Model X size comparison

Model S vs. Model X size comparison

Hi everyone.

I was just wondering if anyone have seen an actual size comparison between the Model S and Model X? Does anyone have a picture of the two cars next to each other? Are there some official size specs on the Model X yet?

I currently own a BMW X5 and want to replace that with the Model X (in.. sadly... 2015 when they are able to deliver). But the Model S is not a very big car and since they use the same platform for the Model X I don't see how the Model X can be bigger? (just taller..?).

Best regards,

kulvik | 19 juni 2013

Ang there it is... As I suspected the cars have the same width (and probably the same length?). So the only real difference is the height.


ian | 19 juni 2013

I've read that the X is supposed to be a bit longer as well. I can't remember where though, sorry.

I'm confused though as the Model S is both longer and wider in every measurement than the BMW X5. Why would the Model X be too small?

ian | 19 juni 2013

Here are the measurements from the Spec page of both vehicles...

Model S - Length: 116.5" (wheelbase) 196" (overall)
Width 65.4" (front track) 66.9" (rear track) 77.3" (overall w/mirrors folded)
BMW X5 - Length 115.5" (wheelbase) 191.1" (overall)
Width 64.7" (track) 76.1" (overall)

Sorry, no official specs have been released for the Model X yet but I would assume it will be at least as large as the Model S.


ArieK | 19 juni 2013

It seems like the following page has unofficial dimensions for the X. For now probably as good as it gets.

kulvik | 21 juni 2013

Thanks a lot for the info guys. Good news all the way for me :) Model X reservation complete =D


syoung168 | 21 juni 2013

Do Model X have the camera on the trunk so that it will be saver for backwardness of the car? That means you can ensure there has nothing in the back before you move your car.

ian | 21 juni 2013

No specs for the X have been listed yet, but I would assume that it would have a reverse camera as it will likely be specced similarly to the S.

nitut1 | 29 juli 2013

My cousin has the x5 I've seen two production prototypes at elon musks press event. I can safely say its more than big enough to replace your x5 faster too. Back seats more usable too! Also flat floor means more space! Also you can walk into SUV easier!

accentcreate | 9 december 2014

I'm surprised and a bit disappointed kulvik, when you say "the Model S is not a very big car". By European and Australian standards it is a monster.
While I'd love to have a Tesla for the environment and the advanced technology, the massive size is a big turn off.
Something about the size of a Subaru Impreza or a VW Golf would be much more suited to driving in our countries.
How about it Tesla?

christophergriffin68 | 9 december 2014

@accentcreate. Tesla's Model 3 will be about the size of a BMW 3-Series. In the US, it is supposed to have a starting price of $35,000 and go at least 200 miles (322 kilometers) on a full charge. If everything goes as planned, it will be available sometime in early 2017.

Red Sage ca us | 10 december 2014

Of course, today's 3-Series cars are at least the size of 5-Series from yesteryear... And pretty close even to the size of a 7-Series from 25 years ago... And tremendously larger than a Golf today.

I think it unlikely that Tesla Motors will offer an 'econobox' form factor vehicle within the next five or six years. There might be a hothatch/3-door coupe version of the Model ≡, I suppose. But I'd see that maybe of the Acura Integra/RSX size, instead of a Golf, if it appeared at all.

Check the dimensions of the BMW 3-Series Sedan, Wagon, and Gran Turismo versions for an idea of what Model ≡ sizing may be like. Though really, I expect the Tesla Motors products to be a bit wider, and up to 300 lbs heavier. Sedan and Crossover versions are probably a lock, with a Wagon in the pipeline, and a Cabriolet/Coupe as low, low priorities for Tesla Motors Generation III vehicles.

Miggy | 13 december 2014

Ford Falcon / Tesla S

Overall length
4949 / 4970

Overall width
1868 / 1964

Overall height
1494 / 1445

2838 / 2960

ian | 14 december 2014

@Miggy - Units?

vandacca | 14 december 2014

It would seem to me that the units are millimetres.

Miggy | 14 december 2014

Correct it is in millimetres, sorry should have said. taken off both websites of Ford and Tesla.

Mike X | 12 september 2015

I inquired at the dealership and they informed me the Model X is 198" in length. | 12 september 2015

Yes, Elon said it is 2 inches longer than the Model S.

Lubdub | 12 september 2015

any actual numbers for the width? I need with mirrors open and folded.
I have a narrow garage door

gerardP | 13 september 2015

maybe the size with mirrors open is not a crucial element, as the car should be able to enter and leave the garage by itself (keeping you outside in the rain ;)) )

ian | 13 september 2015

@Lubdub - Yes. Lyon over at saw a spec sheet at the service center.

Overall length: 198"
Overall width (mirrors extended): 89.4"
Overall height (doors closed): 66.3"
Ground clearence: 7.2"

Lubdub | 14 september 2015


any idea what the width is with mirrors folded?
I will need to fold them to get into garage and hopefully out too.
are these measurements wider than MS?

Lubdub | 14 september 2015

The MS is 77 inches will the MX really be 12 inches wider?
that is a truck

Reedmadd | 14 september 2015

Model S is 86.2 with mirrors out so X is only 3 inches wider.

So 10 inches taller but only 3 inches wider. Hoping it still looks hot like the S in person.

TaxDocMT | 14 september 2015

I saw something on TMC that said 82" with mirrors folded, but I apologize for not bookmarking it.