Submitted by gibbon22 on Thu, 2015-10-01 19:57
I currently drive a 2004 Jeep Liberty Renegade. My wife drives a 2013 Tesla Model S 85. We live in Colorado and I need to be able to do some light off-roading for work (but only once a month on average). Basically, I need to be able to drive over fields, up some logging roads, and into forest canopy, but no "bouldering" or "mudding". I think that AWD will suffice for my needs, though I've never driven anything for these purposes other than a 4x4. When I shop, I look at two things - ground clearance, and skid plates. It seems to me that the bottom of the Tesla X is basically going to be one giant skid plate (assuming the same reinforcement that they added to the S), and while I haven't seen any ground clearance stats yet, I'm guessing it's going to be reasonable (+8 inches is my minimum).
My question is - has anyone else been looking at a Model X for these purposes? If so, what is the general consensus?