Just thirteen years after the first Roadster deliveries, Tesla has become perhaps the most salient U.S. automaker. Whether it’s the compact sedan or crossover segment, it’s more than apparent that Tesla is the most popular electric car brand. 

Instead of simply building electric cars, Tesla built an icon based upon an ecosystem and a lifestyle. In 2022, its ecosystem is stronger than ever, but its prices have slowly moved more and more upstream. Here are Tesla's entries for the 2022 model year. 

2022 Tesla Model 3 Rear-Wheel Drive: $44,990 

2021 Tesla Model 3

The Model 3 Rear-Wheel Drive is Tesla’s current cheapest model. Whether it’s the Model 3’s performance, range, or driving dynamics, it has been setting the industry basis for comparison since its 2017 inception. The Model 3 can go from zero to sixty in just 5.8 seconds, and its range is a solid EPA-rated 272 miles, but its new tag of $44,990 seems a bit surprising knowing that the Standard Plus was $36,990 just a year ago. 

  • Range: 272 miles
  • Drivetrain: RWD
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 5.3 seconds

2021 Tesla Model 3 Long Range: $51,990

Tesla Model 3

The Tesla Model 3 Long Range continues to pack a massive punch in the range and power department, all for a reasonable price. The 2022 Tesla Model 3 Long Range AWD costs $51,990 and can provide 353 miles of range, which makes it the cheapest 350+ mile EV. Complementing the range is a rapid zero to sixty time of just 4.2 seconds. 

  • Range: 353 miles
  • Drivetrain: AWD
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 4.2 seconds

2022 Tesla Model 3 Performance: $58,990

2021 tesla model 3 performance black

For the first time, the Tesla Model 3 Performance is officially less expensive than a base Model Y. With a sub-$60,000 tag, the Model 3 Performance is one of the overall best performing EVs on the market. Zero to sixty takes just 3.1 seconds, and it can achieve a top speed of 162 mph. As these performance figures are impressive for any car, the Model 3 Performance is a five-seater sedan with a 315-mile range. However, the new BMW i4 M50 should challenge the Model 3 Performance's prominence. 

  • Range: 315 miles
  • Drivetrain: AWD
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 3.1 seconds

2022 Tesla Model Y Long Range: $59,990

Tesla Model Y charging at a Tesla Supercharging station

After fulfilling deliveries in March 2020, the Model Y quickly dominated the electric crossover market. In early 2021, a less expensive Standard Range variant was released, but it only lasted for a few months. Now, the cheapest Model Y costs $59,990, which is an increase of $20,000 compared to the previous entry-level model. While its price puts the Y in the upper echelon of the electric crossover segment, it can go 330 miles on a single charge and features a dual motor setup. While the price is becoming more and more out of reach, so is its delivery date. If you were to order a Long Range Y, you’d be sitting at a December 2022 delivery date. 

Range: 330 miles
Drivetrain: AWD
Acceleration: 0-60 in 4.8 seconds

2022 Tesla Model Y Performance: $64,990

Tesla Model Y at a Supercharging station

The Model Y Performance is the sportier version of the Long Range Model Y. It has a zero to sixty time of 3.5 seconds, and it can achieve 303 miles on a charge. For the price, its combination of performance and range are unparalleled in the crossover sector. However, once you tack on delivery and a different paint schematic, it's easily a $70,000 crossover.

  • Range: 303 miles
  • Drivetrain: AWD
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 3.5 seconds

2022 Tesla Model S Long Range: $94,990

2021 Tesla Model S Refresh

Remember when the Model S cost $69,420? Those days were nice. Now, the cheapest Model S starts at a whopping $94,990. While its price is far more expensive, it does offer way more features, like a steering wheel that sort of works. All aside, with 405 miles of range and a 3.1 second zero to sixty run, the new Model S is a very capable luxury sedan.

  • Range: 405 miles
  • Drivetrain: AWD
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 3.1 seconds

2022 Tesla Model X Long Range: $111,490

2021 Tesla Model X

Like the Model S, the X has an updated design and price. With a starting price of $111,490, other options like the BMW iX and Audi e-tron look more and more compelling. While the X is pricey, it offers incredible tech, performance, and range. Is it worth over $111,000 though? Probably not. 

  • Range: 348 miles
  • Drivetrain: AWD
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 3.8 seconds

2022 Tesla Model X Plaid: $126,490

2021 Tesla Model X

Starting at just under $130,000, the Model X Plaid is one of the most performance-capable crossovers ever made. Sharing the same platform as the Model S Plaid, the X ticks the craziness up to another degree. Pairing six seats, ridiculous doors, and avant-garde tech with a 1020 horsepower platform was probably not an easy task. But, it's here to stay.

  • Range: 333 miles
  • Drivetrain: AWD
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 2.5 seconds

2022 Tesla Model S Plaid: $129,990

Tesla Model S

1,020 horsepower, zero to sixty in 1.99 seconds (subtracting the one-foot rollout), and 396 miles of range, the Model S Plaid is one of the most exciting EVs to release this year. In typical Elonian time, the first models delivered several months off schedule, but the car was well worth the wait to most. With more than enough range and hypercar defeating 0-60 time, the Model S Plaid will certainly not disappoint in any respect - unless that respect includes braking.

  • Range: 396 miles
  • Drivetrain: AWD
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 1.99 seconds

Future:

2023 Tesla Cybertruck: pricing removed

Tesla Cybertruck

With a similar number of flat edges as a Paper Mate pink eraser, Tesla’s trapezoidal oeuvre is that of any Californian millennial’s dream. But, like most dreams and ambitions, the Cybertruck is probably not coming anytime soon. The Cybertruck has recently been delayed to 2023, and if Tesla says something is delayed, expect that date to likely change. Plus, Tesla dropped all info on pricing, so there's really nothing much to say about it.

  • Range: 500+ miles
  • Drivetrain: AWD
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in <2.9 seconds
  • Towing Capacity: 14,000+ pounds

202X Tesla Roadster: pricing removed

Tesla Roadster at the Petersen Automotive Museum (photo: Petersen Automotive Museum/FB)

Talks of an updated Roadster began circulating as early as 2011. With more delays than a budget airline flight, the refreshed Tesla Roadster should surely come out soon. Well, it’s actually unlikely to come out soon because the Cybertruck, which has been delayed, is prioritized for production. However, the Roadster should be worth the wait because it will provide disturbingly quick performance numbers: 620 miles of range and a 1.9 second 0-60 run in the base model. A more powerful SpaceX Edition is also underway, and since it’s equipped with cold air thrusters, expect a zero to sixty time of around 1.1 seconds. 

  • Range: 620 miles
  • Drivetrain: AWD
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in <1.9 seconds

Rumored (all information below is purely speculative):

2022 Tesla Model Y Standard Range: $49,990

Tesla Model Y in Europe

A rumored Tesla Model Y Standard Range is set to make a comeback, but this time equipped with the LFP pack featured in the Chinese Model Y and Model 3. Like the LFP 3, the car can regularly charge to 100% without posing a threat to long term battery health. On the topic of pricing, expect an increase due to a mixture of high demand and other Tesla price expansions.

  • Range: 279 miles (EPA)
  • Drivetrain: RWD 
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in 6.0 seconds

202X Tesla hatchback: ~$25,000

$25,000 Tesla rendering

Last but certainly not least is the heavily-rumored Tesla hatchback. While there’s very little known about it, it’s rumored to take the form of a compact hatchback, likely with four doors. It appears to directly take on the Chevrolet Bolt and a variety of European hatchbacks like the ID.3. Since it’s a Tesla, expect a rear motor setup and enough horsepower to get it to sixty in under six seconds or so.

  • Range: 250+ miles
  • Drivetrain: RWD
  • Acceleration: 0-60 in <6.0 seconds

FAQs

What is the longest range Tesla currently available?

The 2022 Tesla Model S Long Range can go 405 miles on a single charge, making it the longest range option on this list.

What is the least expensive Tesla I can buy now?

While the regular Model 3 is currently Tesla’s least expensive option, its delivery is just so far away. It starts at $44,990. 

What is the fastest Tesla available now?

With a 1.99 second zero to sixty time (subtracting one-foot rollout) and a 200+ mph top speed, the Model S Plaid is the fastest Tesla currently available.

What is the cheapest Tesla crossover?

The least expensive Tesla crossover is the Model Y Long Range. It starts at $59,990 and can go 336 miles on a single charge.

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