As you can see in the video above, apparently getting a Tesla Model X to roll is difficult. I say apparently, because the soil-trip rollover test looks like it’s done by Tesla itself. There’s a strong chance the test is biased, since it might be designed to unfairly play up the SUV’s strengths, while downplaying any design weaknesses.
Where’s the test of other SUVs for a comparison? Since it’s an internal test, there might not be any. Try this exact same rollover test with a Volvo XC90, BMW X5, and Jaguar I-Pace, to name a few brands also known for building exceptionally safe vehicles.
I don’t doubt the Model X doesn’t roll easily. The battery pack is heavy, with the 85-kWh version tipping the scale at a massive 1,200 pounds. It sits in the chassis, low to the ground, and a low center of gravity is key to preventing rollovers.
Just remember, this likely isn’t a scientific test, but the results are intriguing.