2023 BMW iX vs. 2022 Tesla Model X

2022 BMW iX vs 2022 Tesla Model X
2023 BMW iX


2022 Tesla Model X
$84,100 MSRP

Starting Price

$120,990 MSRP

Apple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™

Curved-Glass Touchscreen + Digital Gauge Cluster

Front Display

17-inch touchscreen
30-Speaker Bowers & Wilkins® Audio System

Available Audio

22-Speaker Stereo
Panoramic with optional Electrochromic Shading


Up to 324 miles


Up to 351 miles

The Tesla Model X has set the standard for luxury electric SUVs, but how does it measure up against a new rival from a time-tested brand like BMW? Although the 2022 Model X still claims a few advantages, the 2023 BMW iX is rapidly closing the gap—and on the whole, we think that everyone who compares the BMW iX vs. Tesla Model X will recognize the latter’s superiority. After all, reviewers have been less than impressed with the interior features and build quality of the Tesla SUV. Meanwhile, the 2023 iX leaves nothing to be desired.



Quality and Value: BMW vs. Tesla

The Tesla Model X has a very high starting price, but you might not drive away with the feeling that you got what you paid for. According to the reviewers at Car & Driver, “the Model X’s cabin leaves us wanting, especially considering its price can easily break the six-figure barrier”. They were especially disappointed in its “non-descript air vents, misaligned panels, and flat-backed seats that don’t offer enough adjustments”.

Writing on the iX, the experts at Car & Driver had much more positive things to say: “The iX’s spacious interior is lined with fine materials and features a fancy, futuristic design; a large digital dashboard displays the future of BMW’s iDrive infotainment system and is controlled by a cool see-through rotary knob on the center console.”

The reviewers at MotorTrend echo these sentiments when they praise the iX for its “Stupendous interior materials,” “Deep sustainability focus,” and “refined and luxurious driving experience”.

Interior Quality & Design: BMW vs. Tesla

You’ve seen what the reviewers have to say, and we couldn’t blame you if you were ready for a closer look. This point-by-point BMW iX vs. Tesla Model X comparison covers many of the features that you’ll interact with every day:

  • Steering: Many EV buyers want to drive a vehicle that feels ahead of its time, but some feel that the Model X misses the mark with its steering yoke. The iX has a hexagonal-shaped steering wheel that feels at once futuristic and familiar.
  • Controls: The iX comes equipped with a single curved-glass touchscreen that stretches from behind the wheel to just over the center console. This well-integrated display collects all the controls you’ll need in one place, in a manner that most find less distracting than the 17-inch tablet-style touchscreen that juts out from the middle of the Model X’s dashboard.
  • Connectivity: Looking for Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™? You can’t get either feature in the Tesla Model X, but both come standard in the 2023 BMW iX.
  • Materials: The Tesla Model X can only be appointed with synthetic leather upholstery. The BMW iX can be had with Sensatec®, genuine perforated leather, or a unique blend of microfiber and wool. Moreover, as reviewers have noted, the materials in the iX are sustainably sourced.
  • Speakers: The right sound system can make or break your drives through Westlake Village and Los Angeles. Although the Model X comes standard with a 22-speaker audio system, we think that true audiophiles will prefer the optional 30-speaker Bowers & Wilkins® audio system that’s available in the iX.

Still exploring your options? Although a more powerful range-topping model has joined the lineup, the iX otherwise hasn’t changed much between 2022 and 2023. You may also want to find out how the iX measures up against the Cadillac LYRIQ before you make a final decision.

Tesla Model X vs. BMW iX: Size Comparison

There isn’t a major difference between the dimensions of the Tesla Model X and those of the BMW iX. A size comparison reveals that the iX offers more cargo space when the rear seats are upright: 35.5 cubic feet vs. 33.0 cubic feet. With that said, only the Model X offers a third row of seats—that is, if you’re willing to pay for the upgrade.

Step Into the 2023 BMW iX Today!

The BMW iX isn’t just luxurious. It also offers more than enough power for your Thousand Oaks and Malibu-area drives and rapid charging capabilities that will help you make short work of any road trip! If you’re ready to see it in person, you can start exploring our new iX inventory at Rusnak BMW or reserve your new BMW online today.


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