Production of the Tesla Model Y is set to begin in late 2020 (standard range production variants will enter production in early 2021), which is about one year or some from now, but Tesla already released loads of details about the car, so let's take a look at everything we know about the Model Y.

UPDATE 4: Deliveries of the Model Y started today, March 13th, 2020. Details here.

***UPDATE 3: In the Q4 earnings report and the following call, Tesla spilled a lot of new details on the Model Y. We've linked to this new information below:

***UPDATE 2: The Model Y is now available to order in China. More info here.

***UPDATE: Tesla has moved forward the launch of the Model Y. Production is now expected to begin in early 2020 (details here).


The three Long Range versions of the Model Y will cost from $48,000 to $61,000 (excluding $1,200 for destination and handling) depending on powertrain option (RWD, AWD or Performance AWD). The Standard battery version, initially priced at $39,000, will be available in Spring 2021 at the earliest. Overseas markets like Europe and China will get the Model Y some 6-12 months later than the U.S.

All the Model Y options (see list below) cost up to $16,000 above MSRP (non-Performance versions) and $14,500 (Performance version), which means that the fully loaded Model Y will go for $75,500 + $1,200 destination and handling. However, if you don't need the Full Self-Driving Capability option ($5,000) or seating for seven ($3,000), options will cost much less.

Gallery: 2020 Tesla Model Y

Specs - Range, 0-60 MPH, Top Speed & More

Performance - $61,000 (Fall 2020)

  • estimated EPA range - 280 miles (451 km)
  • 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) in 3.5 seconds
  • top speed of 150 mph (241 km/h)
  • 20" Performance Wheels

Long Range AWD - $52,000 (Fall 2020)

  • estimated EPA range - 280 miles (451 km)
  • 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) in 4.8 seconds
  • top speed of 135 mph (217 km/h)
  • 18" wheels (19’’ Sport Wheels for $1,500)

Long Range RWD - $48,000 (Fall 2020)

  • estimated EPA range - 300 miles (483 km)
  • 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) in 5.5 seconds
  • top speed of 130 mph (209 km/h)
  • 18" wheels (19’’ Sport Wheels for $1,500)

Standard Range RWD - ~$39,000 (Spring 2021)

  • estimated EPA range - 230 miles (370 km)
  • 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) in 5.9 seconds
  • top speed of 120 mph (193 km/h)
  • 18" wheels (19’’ Sport Wheels for $1,500)

Gallery: Tesla Model Y vs Model 3

Features, Options, Autopilot, Seating And More:

  • Color other than Black for $1,500-$2,500
  • Black and White interior for $1,000
  • Seating up to 7 Adults ($3,000 option from 2021)
  • Autopilot for $3,000 ($4,000 after delivery)
  • Full Self-Driving Capability for $5,000 ($7,000 after delivery)
  • Max Cargo Volume 66 cu ft
  • 15" Center Touchscreen
  • Supercharging - Pay Per Use (15 minutes replenish up to 168 miles (270 km) of range

What's On The Inside

  • 12-way power-adjustable front and rear heated seats
  • Three independently folding 2nd-row seats
  • Premium audio – 14 speakers, 1 subwoofer, 2 amps, and immersive sound
  • Satellite-view maps with live traffic visualization and navigation
  • In-car internet streaming music & media
  • Internet browser
  • Location aware automatic garage door opener
  • LED fog lamps
  • Tinted glass roof with ultraviolet and infrared protection
  • Auto-dimming, power-folding, heated side mirrors
  • Music and media over Bluetooth®
  • Custom driver profiles
  • Center console with storage, 4 USB ports and docking for 2 smartphones
Model Y

How To Order, Plus What's The Deposit

Availability, Launch Schedule, Global Release

  • in North America - expected from late 2020 (Standard battery from early 2021)
  • in Europe - expected from early 2021 (Standard battery from early 2022)
  • in China - expected from early 2021 (Standard battery from early 2022)


Though there's still a bit of a wait period before the Model Y enters production, this electric crossover is proving to be extremely popular.

Should you wait for the Model Y or buy a Model 3 today? That's a common question and the answer really depends on your needs. As a 7-seater, the Model Y will surely have cramped rear quarters, but for occasional use by small children, it might be acceptable. In 5-seat trim, the Model Y is really just a high-riding 3 with more versatility and cargo-hauling capability.

If a sedan meets your needs, then buy the 3 today. If you'd rather have a crossover, then the Model Y will probably be worth the wait.

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