Model X

Width of Car/Parking

edited November -1 in Model X
Though I'm not sure I have accurate info., from what I've been told the Model X is very wide, approx 82 inches, which is wider than the Hummer H2. I'm concerned about parking in lots, so many of which in LA have mostly compact spaces. I'm wondering what those of you who have been lucky enough to take delivery have found. Is this a big problem??


  • edited November -1

    It's an SUV, not a sedan, not a "compact" car so you've got to expect its size.

    Because it's bigger than a sedan so Tesla expects you might get in a jam with tight parking spaces so it designed the Falcon Wing Doors for these situations.

    You can see from the picture below that both a sedan on the left and SUV Model X on the right have plenty of room between the parking space markings:

    <img src="; width="640"/>
  • edited November -1
    The Model X is only 3 inches wider than my F150. In fact if the measurements in the F150s manual are correct, then the F150 is quite a bit wider, since the measurements indicated in the manual do not include the mirrors.

    As it stands, for driving in general, the F150 is substantially wider because of the mirrors. As for parking, 3 inches wider is not a big difference, because it is only 1.5 inch on each side. My F150 fits in most parking spaces, so I do not foresee a problem with parking my Model X. Occasionally the spaces are too narrow for the truck, in which case I simply look for another one. As it is, I intend to park so far away from everything that no one will want to park next to me anyway.
  • edited November -1
    The Model X is 89.4 inches wide at the rear view mirror tips. 81.6 inches with them folded. 78.7 inches wide with them removed.

    It is also 66.3 inches tall (falcon wing doors closed) and 198.6 inches long.

  • edited November -1
    Here's a more comprehensive list:

    Overall Length 198.3” 5,035.6mm
    Overall width including mirrors 89.4” 2,271mm
    Overall width including folded mirrors 81.6” 2,073mm
    Overall width excluding mirrors 78.7” 1,999mm
    Overall height 66.3” 1,684mm
    Wheel base 116.7” 2,965mm
    Overhang front 38.3” 973.6mm
    Overhang rear 43.2” 1097.7mm
    Ground clearance low 6.7” 171mm
    GC Std (w/o hitch attachments) 8.3” 211mm
    GC Very high (w/o hitch attachments) 8.8” 223mm
    Front track 67.1” 1,704.5mm
    Rear track 66.9” 1,710mm
    Front head room 41.7” 1,059mm
    Middle head room 40.7” 1,034mm
    3rd head room 37.8” 960mm
    Front Leg room 41.2” 1,046mm
    Middle leg room 38.4” 975mm
    3rd row leg room 32.7” 831mm
    Front shoulder room 60.7” 1,542mm
    Middle shoulder room 56.8” 1,443mm
    3rd row shoulder room 40.0” 1,016mm
    Front hip room 55.6” 1,397mm
    Middle hip room 59.0” 1,499mm
    Gross Vehicle Weight P90D 6,682lbs 3,031kg

    Turning circle 40.7'. 11.4m

    Posted by vangogh over at

  • edited November -1
    The Front Track is wider than the rear.......?
  • edited November -1
    Will the rearview mirrors be dropped after the 1st of May 2016, when the video rear visibility rules get to be phased in?
  • edited November -1
    @ <b>ian</b> (JANUARY 8, 2016)

    << The Model X is 89.4 inches wide at the rear view mirror tips. 81.6 inches with them folded. 78.7 inches wide with them removed. >>

    A good reason for me to wait for the mirrorless MX version, possibly available in May.

    My garage would not accommodate the current version without multiple mini-collisions, unless I would always use Auto-Park.
    edited November -1
    "...which is wider than the Hummer H2..."

    The Hummer H2, while a large-ish SUV, was not a freak on the road. Its frame was based on that of GM trucks.

    However, mentioning the H2 does make the X seem very wide, because many people will actually be thinking of the Hummer H1, which had an incredibly wide appearance. But the H1 was based on a military vehicle, while the H2 was strictly for normal consumers.

    Given that the H2 wasn't all that common, and is no longer produced, I wonder why this comparison suddenly came up for the X in so many posts/articles/etc. It would have made much more sense to compare to the very common Suburban or perhaps the Ford Expedition.

    I suspect the H2 was only originally brought up by some Tesla hater trying to make people think of the H1...and for whatever reason the comparison has just stuck in people's minds.
  • edited November -1
    @EQC H2 came up because of absurd SeekingAlpha article. Agree it isn't really relevant here and mentioning is more part of spreading FUD. No on who actually has an C has reported it is too big or difficult to drive/maneuver. But the haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate...
  • edited November -1
    Meant an X, not a "C"
  • edited November -1
    Wider than a Range Rover which is comparable in price and "status" although the X is much better overall and is the ultimate status symbol in my opinion for an SUV/CUV.
  • edited November -1
    I just looked up the specs for a Honda Odyssey (2013) and it is 79.3 inches wide which is only 2.3 inches less than Model X. The measurements given in the Honda manual excludes the mirrors, so there is virtually no difference 1.15 inches on each side is not significant IMHO. I looked up this vehicle because I feel it is a close enough comp to Model X and more people will be familiar with it.
  • edited November -1
    Isn't all this concern moot with OS 7.1 release providing self parking?

    Just [let Tesla] Do It!
  • edited November -1
    @Farmer Dave Does 7.1 do that? I got it on my S this morning, but my S is early 2013, so I don't have AP. My version does open and close the garage door automatically now though, which i assumed was part of self parking...
  • edited November -1
    @elguapo: The 7.1 does have perpendicular parking but only on sensor equipped cars. It works well.
  • edited November -1
    @AIMc Thanks for clarifying. I will have to continue to be jealous of newer S owners until I get my X. Sounds like some cool functionality came out today.
  • edited November -1
    @elguapo: yep....and 2 years from now we will all be jealous of the S2.0 or model 3 P90D with The full AD sensor suite. Life in the fast lane :)

    I am sure you will enjoy your X..,,
  • edited November -1

    Yes, 7.1 provides head-in and back-in self park as well as "summon", which moves out of the parking space.

    If the parking space is your garage, the car will open/close the garage door as part of the parking feature.

    See the videos here:
  • edited November -1
    @Farmer Dave Thanks for the I found!

    @AIMc Sad but true. Tough life of early adopters. ;-)
  • edited November -1
    Does self parking work when you're in the car? I have a narrow garage door, and would like the Tesla to get itself into and out of the garage while I'm still in the driver's seat.
  • edited November -1


    It's a requirement that you must be in your car for parking, that is parallel parking, and now perpendicular parking at a curb.

    Your car can automatically parks itself at a curb but you need to be in your car.

    However, the new feature is not about parallel parking at a curb.

    It's about auto-garaging called "summon." It can open and close your garage door and settle in it or move out from it whether you are inside or outside of the car.

    So, yes, auto-garage does work if you want to be in your car also.
  • edited November -1
    If you watch the videos at TMC, no one is in the Model S when it parks or summon from the curb parking.

  • edited November -1

    Those two links are not curb parking function.

    Curb parking requires a driver to touch the 17" screen to activate it.

    These videos are practicing of auto-garage with a FOB except there's no garage so it won't crash into your garage if something goes wrong.

    Auto-garage does not require a driver and it's ok for a driver to sit in and watch too.

    FOB= auto-garage (summon)
    17" screen= auto-curb parking
  • edited November -1
    Oh if only the mirrors on the X could be removed at a later date. Generally I'm unsympathetic to folks wanting the newest upgrades outfitted on a car they already purchased, but that would be a great one I'd pay for...
  • edited November -1
    For those that ask questions that Tesla has answered, but you refuse to source answer, read the MX owners manual, reading is fundamental.

    I understand how lazy folks are, but the answer you seek is in the manual. X Owner's Manual 7.0 Dec 30 2015.pdf?oref=e
Sign In or Register to comment.