2014 Tesla Model X Vs. 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV: Electric SUV Showdown?

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2014 Tesla Model X Vs. Toyota RAV4 EV: Electric SUV

2014 Tesla Model X crossover with ‘Falcon open

The 2012 Toyota EV is unique, the only all-electric sport-utility vehicle sold by a automaker in the U.S.

Behind the its Tesla-developed powertrain makes it but quiet, while it maintains all the and people space of the original version.

There’s really one vehicle that’s even to comparable, and that doesn’t yet: the 2014 Tesla X all-electric crossover. of which were unveiled in February.

a real car to a hypothetical one is an exercise in

But spurred on by a review on TheStreet.com suggests buyers view the RAV4 EV as a Tesla for half the we decided to do it anyway.

SIZE 2012 Toyota RAV4 EV is a crossover, in the popular segment includes the Ford Escape, CR-V, and Nissan Rogue. The Tesla Model X, on the other is a segment larger, competing the Toyota Highlander, Honda and undoubtedly pricier and more import-brand SUVs like the Q7, BMW X5, Range Rover, and Mercedes-Benz GL. Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] says the X has the dimensions of the Audi Q7 but 40 percent interior space.


SEATING . The RAV4 EV seats comfortably, five in a pinch. The Tesla sport utility, on the hand, will offer seats (as does the Model S with its optional jump though the last two are only

2012 Toyota RAV4 EV, Beach, California, July

WEIGHT . The electric RAV4 4,030 pounds, while no has been given for the Model X. it’s larger, we’d it to be rather heavier than the S sedan on which it’s which comes in at 4,650 for the 40-kWh version.

BATTERY . The RAV4 EV has 41.8 kilowatt-hours of pack capacity, though Toyota won’t give the pack size. The Model X offer 60-kWh and 85-kWh though unlike the Model S it won’t have a 40-kWh

POWER . The Toyota RAV4 EV the same electric motor as the Model S sedan, but its power is to 115 kilowatts (154 horsepower) by the pack output.The Tesla X will likely use the Model S peak power of 270 kW (362 the standard version, and two electric (one per axle) of unspecified for the all-wheel drive model. says there will be a X Performance edition as well.

WHEELS . Toyota’s electric is offered only in front-wheel although Toyota’s program Sheldon Brown said at least one all-wheel drive was built, adding a second at the rear to complement the existing one up The Model X will be offered rear-wheel drive standard, an optional all-wheel drive that adds a second for the front wheels.

Toyota Sports X

VOLUME . Toyota will only 2,600 RAV4 EVs for the through 2014 model Tesla has said it could 10,000 to 15,000 Model X a year once full levels are reached.

Tesla X

PRICE . The list price of the Toyota RAV4 EV is $49,800, a $2,500 California purchase and buyers may qualify for a $7,500 tax credit. No price has been for the 2014 Model X, but Tesla prices will be comparable to the prices of the Model S sedans equivalent battery packs—which are $67,400 and $77,400.

In the end, we think we agree TheStreet.com writer Anton who suggests that (California) who are eager to drive a Tesla as as possible consider the less far less sexy RAV4 EV for its and electric performance.

He also that it would be the perfect for the Model S owner who doesn’t to wait two years for a Model X.

Ah, if only we lived in THAT

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