Tesla Model Y
EV Decide Score
Tesla Model Y Expert Reviewby Ben Sullins (Jun 07, 2022)
EV Decide Score
- Great storage capacity
- Good range
- Supercharger network is great
- Reliance on single screen
- Expensive for a CUV
- Trim feels low-quality
The Model Y is fun to drive, but in the performance category loses out to all the other Teslas. It's still better than most however, so for that reason it gets a 4/5.
The seating is great in the Model Y, however it's a tight fit for taller people in the back, and if you need to fit more than 5 people you'll be squeezing in tight to a 3rd row jump seat.
The Model Y hatchback is great and with the seats down it's plenty of room for most. It is still smaller than it's larger cousin, the Model X, however, so for that reason it gets a 4.
As with all Teslas, they're tech-forward approach leaves a lot to be desired in the luxury side of things. They are comfortable and nice however, just not what you would typically look for in a luxury vehicle.
At the time of writing, the cheapest Model Y is just under $65K which is high considering there are many other cars in this segment that offer similar features and capabilities.
The Model Y is one of the safest vehicles ever tested by the NHTSA, along with all the other Teslas.
Since the Model 3 came around Tesla has struggled to produce high-quality vehicles that don't have issues after delivery. This is well documented online and is sort of par for the course when talking Tesla.
The Tesla Supercharger network is the best, most seamless charging experience in the US, hands down. The one caveat is that if you need to use a Supercharging station for your daily charging, they can be congested, on road-trips however, no problema.
The Model Y has great range and will likely mean you don't need to charge more than 1-2x per week. Be aware however, that Tesla typically achieves only about 80% of the stated range when it comes to real-world miles.
The Model Y can charge up to 250kW when at a V3 supercharger, however that speed is limited to a short period before dropping down. Because it's such an efficient vehicle however it still is a breeze when on road-trips.
As with the Model 3, only having a single screen means they have to pack everything in there. That plus a lack of support for Android Auto and Apple CarPlay mean the apps you can use are limited to what Tesla embeds into their own infotainment system.