Tesla Model Y

The Tesla Model Y is one of the best all-electric SUVs on the market. Its appealing combination of high-tech luxury and performance with family-friendly space and utility has made it not just Tesla’s most popular model, but also one of the bestselling electric vehicles of all time.

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The Tesla Model Y is one of the best all-electric SUVs on the market. Its appealing combination of high-tech luxury and performance with family-friendly space and utility has made it not just Tesla’s most popular model, but also one of the bestselling electric vehicles of all time.

The Model Y achieves some of the highest EPA range estimates for an electric SUV, particularly the Long Range version, which is rated as high as 330 miles. In Performance trim, which shaves 0-60 acceleration to a scant 3.5 seconds, it’s rated at a maximum of 303 miles.

Tesla does not divulge specifics on the size of its battery packs, but the Model Y’s is estimated at 82 kWh. It takes about 10-12 hours to charge via a 240-volt household outlet. At a fast-charging station, such as those in Tesla’s Supercharger network, it can be juiced from 20% to 80% of capacity in as little as 20 minutes.

The Model Y comes very well equipped in either Long Range or Performance spec. Both feature standard dual-zone climate control, heated front and rear seats, and a panoramic sunroof – as well as Tesla's suite of driving aids (called Autopilot), which includes adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assistance. In addition to faster acceleration, the Performance version also features a stiffer suspension and larger wheels to enhance handling. A third row is optional on either version, but it’s too cramped to be suitable for anyone other than children.

Unlike most other automakers, Tesla centralizes nearly all of the Model Y’s cabin instrumentation and controls within a large 15-inch touchscreen mounted on the dashboard. The interface is well designed; however, having to use a screen to control everything from the seat heaters to the windshield wipers can take some getting used to. Also, notably, neither Apple CarPlay nor Android Auto is supported.

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The Tesla Model Y is a compact luxury SUV with an all-electric powertrain. It seats five to seven, depending on the configuration. It’s about a foot shorter than Tesla’s other electric SUV, the midsize Model X. The Model Y shares a platform and many components with the Model 3, a compact sedan.

Tesla offers the Model Y in two trims: Long Range and Performance. Both are powered by a lithium-ion battery pack and two electric motors driving all four wheels. The Long Range version is tuned for maximum efficiency, while the Performance version sacrifices some range for faster acceleration.

Tesla Model Y Owner Reviews

Average Rating for 2020

4.4

84 verified owner reviews

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Top 2020 Reviews

Jack O. from CT

Verified Owner · Jan, 2021

2020 Tesla Model Y

4.0

Buy a Tesla!! It is the BEST car- Great driving experience.

Steven L. from FL

Verified Owner · Jan, 2021

2020 Tesla Model Y

5.0

Tesla model Y is excellent all, around. Highly recommend.

Ellen K. from FL

Verified Owner · Jan, 2021

2020 Tesla Model Y

5.0

Fantastic purchase, great driving experience, ELECTRIC, great looking.

David C. from FL

Verified Owner · Jan, 2021

2020 Tesla Model Y

5.0

Fun to drive.

Jacqueline M. from MA

Verified Owner · Jan, 2021

2020 Tesla Model Y

5.0

Well designed and lovely to drive

Keith B. from MI

Verified Owner · Dec, 2020

2020 Tesla Model Y

5.0

You have to experience the way it drives to appreciate it.

Robert T. from FL

Verified Owner · Dec, 2020

2020 Tesla Model Y

5.0

Should try it as I am really satisfied with my model Y.

Sharon K. from FL

Verified Owner · Dec, 2020

2020 Tesla Model Y

It's fun to drive, very safe and high tech. Also environmentally friendly.

Carlos S. from FL

Verified Owner · Dec, 2020

2020 Tesla Model Y

5.0

Fantastic performance handling and technology.

Kimberly H. from FL

Verified Owner · Nov, 2020

2020 Tesla Model Y

4.0

I love my car. I love the self driving features and how it shows other cars on the road. It is sooo fast, and doesn't cost a cent for gas. It's got a big fun factor too.