Phone and GPS Mounts for a Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X MountsThe Tesla Model X is the high-end SUV from the Tesla brand.  State of the art electronics all over.  But I’m fairly certain it won’t replace your phone, hence this article about phone mounts for a Tesla Model X.suv

A photo of the interior of the Tesla Model X accompanies this article.  It doesn’t look like your typical high-end sedan.

You may have noticed that we left the word “tablet” out of the title for this article.  There’s simply nowhere to place a tablet in the Tesla Model X.  It’s simply too compact in the front seat area.  Perhaps in the back seat for the passengers using a seat mount, but not in the front.  If interested in rear seat mounts for a tablet be sure to check our article on that topic.

Like the Tesla Model S, the Model X has a gigantic 17″ touchscreen display.  It’s the largest touchscreen front seat display I have ever seen in a vehicle.  You will likely use this display for a lot of things, but it sure provides a large GPS display.  Can’t see anyone using a Garmin GPS instead of this, but we will look at a few options for that device too.

So let’s look at some mounts for a Tesla Model X.

Windshield and Dash Mounts for the Tesla Model X

The windshield is a top location for mounting a phone in a Tesla Model X.  A bit of a far reach so consider the iOttie Easy One Touch 2 Car Mount for SmartPhones. This mount has an extendable base and features an expandable cradle.  Unlike most other mounts, the iOttie Easy One Touch 2 has a two-inch extension feature.  The included cradle expands to 3.2 inches by simultaneously pressing the buttons on each side.  This should be large enough to hold most phones.

The top of the dash towards the left of the touchscreen is another useful location for mounting a smartphone.  We have a good way to use the suction mount we just mentioned on the Tesla Model X.

Add the iOttie Reusable Dashboard Pad to the configuration.  It’s a temporary non adhesive dash pad.  The bottom has a sticky surface and the top is smooth like, well, a windshield.  Be sure to clean the dash area before application.  Next, stick the suction cup from the mount to the smooth surface on the dash pad.  When it’s time to remove the dash pad, just lift the tab and remove.  Wash the bottom with warm soapy water and let it dry.  This recharges the sticky surface.

Air Vent Mounts for the Tesla Model X

One of our favorite locations for smartphones is the front air vent located in the middle of the dash.  Use the air vent located to the left of the large console display.

Consider using the Square Jellyfish Jelly-Grip Car Air Vent Mount.  The mount features a ball and socket design so the cradle be angled towards the driver.  The included cradle opens to 3 5/8 inches which is large enough for almost any phone.

This mount can also be used for a Garmin GPS device.  Like the windshield mount we just discussed, this also has a 17mm ball when the cradle is removed.  That will fit the back of any Garmin vehicular GPS model’s cradle just fine.  As already stated in this article, you probably won’t need to use your Garmin with this giant display, but this is a way to do it.

We reviewed the Square Jellyfish mount in detail in 2016 and have used it in a few vehicles successfully.  It’s a solid mount that holds up very well to daily use.

Tesla Model X Mount Summary

Other mounting locations in the Tesla Model X aren’t going to work.  The cup holders are set too far back to be useful as a mounting location.  There is no CD player.  The car seat bolts aren’t easily accessible.

So we recommend the windshield, air vents or dash as the best locations for mounting a phone or GPS.  The cup holders, seat bolt and non-existent CD player are poor choices.