2021 Tesla Model Y Review

Price (MSRP)

Completing the S-3-X-Y line-up, Tesla has finally unveiled the Model Y, their Model 3 based midsize crossover to rival the Hyundai Kona Electric and forthcoming Polestar 3. Launching first in 2020 will be the long-range Model Y boasting a 300-mile range and a 5.5 second 0-60 mph time, while a medium-range model will arrive in 2021 with a 5.9 second 0-60 mph time and a 230-mile range. Both models will be rear-wheel drive by default, but two dual motor all-wheel drive derivatives will also be available, a 280-mile model based off the long-range specification with a 4.8 second 0-60 mph time, and a Performance derivative that drops the 0-60 mph time to 3.5 seconds. The Model Y is priced between $39,000 and $55,700 before options, with features like Tesla’s Autopilot and a new fully-autonomous function available for $3,000 and $5,000 respectively, while a third-row seating package will be available from 2021 for an extra $3,000. Standard features will include a 15-inch touchscreen interface on the center console and a combined 66 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume. The Model Y is compliant with Tesla’s new V3 Supercharger system capable of giving 300-miles worth of charge in just 15 minutes.