Submitted by borodinj on Sat, 2016-11-26 07:14
Just read the Consumer Reports review of the X, and they gave it a score of 59 -- placing it 15th out of 16 SUVs! I cannot understand how CR can give the Model S a score of 99, and the Model X a score 40 points lower. CR cites poorer ride quality, FWDs and overall form over function as reasons for the low score. CR sums it up by saying that "the X sacrifices practicality and pragmatism for the purpose of showboating" and that it "isn't as quiet, doesn't ride as comfortably, and demonstrates severely compromised utility in everyday use [compared to the S]".
I've owned both cars, and to me, ride and handling are comparable. Obviously, the interiors are similar. Yes, the 6 and 7 seat X's aren't quite as flexible as the S, but if you don't need to fold the second row seats (which I don't), then the X wins by having more interior room for passengers (with the 6 or 7 seat configurations).
Am I missing something? Seems to me like a hit job by CR.