2019 Audi e-tron® vs. 2019 Tesla Model X: Electric SUVs Compared

Whether you're looking for the latest technology or want to lessen your carbon footprint, an all-electric model is an excellent option for forward-thinking drivers. Two leaders in the electric SUV segment are the 2019 Audi e-tron® and Tesla Model X, and for good reason. Both vehicles offer stellar electric ranges, advanced technology, and a host of additional benefits. Here, you will learn more about the similarities and differences between the e-tron® and Tesla Model X so you can make a confident decision.

Browse the e-tron® inventory at our Audi dealership near Los Angeles, CA, for available models. We also have a number of incentives for you to consider. Don't hesitate to contact Santa Monica Audi by calling (888) 904-7353 for additional detail on the new e-tron® purely electric SUV.

Starting MSRP


The 2019 Audi e-tron® starts at $74,800 MSRP for the Premium Plus trim and $79,100 MSRP for the Prestige trim. The Tesla Model X Long Range starts at $77,815 MSRP, while the Tesla Model X Performance starts at $97,815 MSRP.

Tax Credit


In addition to the savings on fuel and reduction of emissions, did you know that electric vehicles are available with a tax credit as an added incentive? Whether you select the Audi e-tron® or Tesla Model X, California residents receive the $2,500 California Clean Vehicle Rebate.

Federal rebates are also available to e-tron® and Tesla Model X drivers as well. Should you choose the 2019 Audi e-tron®, you'll receive an estimated $7,500 federal tax credit. You can expect an estimated $1,875 federal tax credit for the Tesla Model X.

Free Charging


As an added bonus, Audi gives e-tron® owners 1,000 kWh of charging to use at Electrify America fast-charging stations within the first four years of ownership. With 16,000+ Electrify America charging stations throughout the country, with plans of adding over 480 more in the future, you will have peace of mind no matter where your next journey awaits. A home charging capsule is also available through Amazon. It can charge in about nine hours from a 240 volt/50 amp outlet.

Tesla currently offers unlimited charging at its supercharger stations for drivers who buy a new Model X. However, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has gone back and forth on offering free supercharging, calling the program "unsustainable" at one point. Although you may benefit from free supercharging upfront, the terms and program could potentially change in the future.

Exterior & Interior Design


Audi and Tesla both deliver gorgeous styling and smart innovation both inside and out of the cabin. Both vehicles share heated front seats, intricate interior design, and sleek exterior accenting that perfectly blends luxury with futuristic details.

Additional interior and exterior features on the 2019 Audi e-tron® include:

2019 Audi e-tron Exterior & Interior Design
  • Four-zone automatic climate control
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Dark Brown walnut wood inlays
  • 20-in. five-spoke design wheels
  • LED headlights
  • Valcona leather seating
  • Ventilated front seat

Safety & Technology Features


Impressively, the 2019 Audi e-tron® and Tesla Model X were both awarded an IIHS "Top Safety Pick +." In addition to excellent safety ratings and features, the e-tron® and Tesla Model X also have a host of technology features to boost your drive.

  • Audi Pre-sense® city and rear are standard with only the 2019 Audi e-tron®.
  • Traffic sign recognition is also exclusive to the e-tron®.
  • While the Tesla Model X includes a custom audio system, we think you'll enjoy the coveted Bang & Olufsen® 3D Premium sound system.
  • Audi phone box allows you to wirelessly charge your phone with ease. This feature is unavailable on the Tesla Model X.
2019 Audi e-tron Safety & Technology Features

Test Drive the All-Electric Audi e-tron® near Los Angeles, CA

If you're interested in going all electric, schedule an Audi e-tron® test drive at our dealership near Los Angeles, CA. Should you have any questions on the 2019 Audi e-tron®, contact Santa Monica Audi online or by calling (888) 904-7353.

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