Today, Tesla increased the price of the top-of-the-line Model X Plaid version in the United States by $5,000, or almost six percent.
The Tesla Model X Plaid now starts at an MSRP of $94,990 (plus $1,640 in obligatory fees), but it’s still way less expensive than it was before the huge price cut applied to all Model S/Model X versions in September. The Model X Long Range AWD starts at $79,990, which is very important because a price increase beyond $80,000 would prevent it from being eligible for the $7,500 federal tax credit.
This time, there are no other price changes to the Model 3 or Model Y, but as always in the case of Tesla, the situation is dynamic.
Tesla Model S/Model X price change (*without DST and Order Fee):
- Model S LR AWD: $74,990 (no change)
- Model S Plaid: $89,990 (no change)
- Model X LR AWD: $79,990 (no change)
- Model X Plaid: $94,990 (up $5,000 or 5.6% from $89,990)
|Model||Base Price||Dest. Charge||Tax Credit||Effective Price|
|2023 Tesla Model S LR AWD 19-inch||$74,990||+$1,640||N/A||$76,630|
|2023 Tesla Model S LR AWD 21-inch||$79,490||+$1,640||N/A||$81,130|
|2023 Tesla Model S Plaid 19-inch||$89,990||+$1,640||N/A||$91,630|
|2023 Tesla Model S Plaid 21-inch||$94,490||+$1,640||N/A||$96,130|
|2023 Tesla Model X LR AWD 20-inch||$79,990||+$1,640||$7,500||$74,130|
|2023 Tesla Model X LR AWD 22-inch||$85,490||+$1,640||N/A||$87,130|
|2023 Tesla Model X Plaid 20-inch||$94,990||+$1,640||N/A||$96,630|
|2023 Tesla Model X Plaid 22-inch||$100,490||+$1,640||N/A||$102,130|
* Tesla adds a Destination fee (DST) of $1,390 and an Order Fee of $250 to all its models ($1,640 total).
By the way, at the same time, Tesla reduced prices for the Model 3 (by $1,000 CAD) and Model Y (by $2,000 CAD) in Canada, where Model S and Model X Plaid versions become more expensive by $2,000 and $8,000 CAD, respectively. These changes seem to be mirroring the previous moves in the US (Model 3/Model Y price cuts).
In terms of specs for the Model S and Model X, the driving range, acceleration, and top speed are as follows:
|2023 Tesla Model S LR AWD 19-inch||AWD||100*||405 mi||3.1||149 mph|
|2023 Tesla Model S LR AWD 21-inch||AWD||100*||375 mi*||3.1||149 mph|
|2023 Tesla Model S Plaid 19-inch||AWD||100*||396 mi*||1.99*||200 mph|
|2023 Tesla Model S Plaid 21-inch||AWD||100*||348 mi*||1.99*||200 mph|
|2023 Tesla Model X LR AWD 20-inch||AWD||100*||348 mi||3.8||149 mph|
|2023 Tesla Model X LR AWD 22-inch||AWD||100*||330 mi*||3.8||155 mph|
|2023 Tesla Model X Plaid 20-inch||AWD||100*||333 mi||2.5*||149 mph|
|2023 Tesla Model X Plaid 22-inch||AWD||100*||311 mi||2.5*||163 mph|
* range numbers according to Tesla; rough battery size (unofficial); acceleration time with subtracted rollout