Tesla Model Y Comparison: Range, Performance, Options, Prices

MAR 15 2019 BY MARK KANE 53

Model Y joins the S E X Y lineup and is poised to be the most popular among the four.

Production of the Tesla Model Y is to begin from late 2020, which is about 1.5 years from now, but Tesla already released a lot of details about the car and made available the design studio.

The three Long Range versions will cost from $47,000 to $60,000 (excluding $1,200 D&H) depending on powertrain option (RWD, AWD or Performance AWD). The Standard battery version, priced at $39,000 will be available in Spring 2021 at the earliest (two years from now). Overseas markets like Europe and China will get the Model Y some 6-12 months later than the U.S.

All the 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 $74,500 + $1,200 D&H. However, if you don’t need the Full Self-Driving Capability option ($5,000) or seating for seven ($3,000), options will be just a few grand.

Below we gathered all the official data about the Model Y so far:

Tesla Model Y

* prices for U.S. excl. $1,200 Destination & doc fee

Performance – $60,000 (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 – $51,000 (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 – $47,000 (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)

Common to all versions:

  • 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

Premium Interior

  • 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

Ordering

  • The cost to place an order for Model Y is $2,500 USD (in U.S.)

Availability

  • 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)
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What about towing capacity? Is a towing package available on the Model Y?

I wouldn’t put too much credence to any claim of towing at this time. Musk alluded to TM3 being able to tow bit after reveal, but no towing for TM3.

lets hope so

Would you consider a Tesla 3 or Y even if it had towing? My guess, this removes only a small percent of their market.

Being able to tow a modest amount with the 3 or Y is the difference between having to own a gasser or not. So, for a healthy portion of people, there being no affordable EV with a towing option, means lots more ICE vehicles on the road.

I’m in the US. In Europe vehicles that cannot tow are basically a non-starter.

That is not what it looks like based on European deliveries.

You can buy a Model 3 in Germany today and you’ll get it next month. With delivery times of around 3 weeks that suggests they can start build your car as soon as they get the order. It doesn’t sound like there’s that much demand for the Model 3 from Europe right now.

It would suggest (depending on how the way the lines are set up) that they are saturating the market at 6,000 a week worldwide right now and opening it up to Europe hasn’t increased demand that much.

300,000 a year is still a good number for most car models, so certainly no shame in that, but not the several million many were claiming would be sustainable.

When you order a 3 performance with delivery in 3 weeks in Europe the car is already on the 🛳.

Regardless of how many thumbs-down you get, I don’t think anyone in their right mind believes the TM3 will sell in its millions. The TMY and the Tesla pickup might, if they come soon enough and are priced reasonably (NOT cheaply, but reasonably).

I think it’s important. Make it 1500lbs like a car. As long as it’s something. 99% of the time you don’t need it, but it opens up possibilities like towing a small camping trailer, or a garden trailer to haul some stuff. Even without a tow rating a factory hitch is a must for bike racks.

I am right now looking for an EV that can tow at least 3000lb to replace an aging Honda Odyssey and Prius.

I already have a Leaf.

Towing can be a buy or not to buy question from quite some people.
I need at least 1 car that can tow.
I’m sure this will be able to how, since it’s an SUV and Model X can tow. It may take a few month before we know for sure. Many people in Norway bought model X insted of Model S because of this option.

A little confused here. The Model Y looks like a home run to me, but Tesla stock is currently down almost $11.00 per share.

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From Barrons:

In a note Friday morning, a team of Cowen analysts wrote that the Model Y event “held no surprises” and didn’t address many investor concerns.

“There was no commentary to ease anxiety around demand slowdowns,” the analysts wrote. “We believe the event was more of a capital raising effort and branding exercise. We do not see the new Model Y igniting elevated demand or enthusiasm for the Tesla brand.”

The analysts also anticipate the Model Y not meeting its late 2020 delivery goal, “given historically poor execution and the lack of detail at the event on manufacturing location.”

The reservation fee increase, the analysts wrote, “suggests Tesla remains in a precarious cash position.”

I don’t find model Y appealing at all.

I find it the most appealing EV and vehicle on the market. All that matters is that you have enough people that find it appealing, the great thing is there is probably a vehicle that you find appealing and you can buy it. We can both buy the vehicle we want.

You are not alone – Comments from autoblog.com readers: ——————————————— so a mini whale… Reply Share 15 Likes Another bland bubble joins Tesla’s all bubble line-up. Reply Share 4 Likes Not even falcon wing doors could save this hideous design. Reply Share 13 Likes In an earlier article today that was in anticipation of this unveiling, I expressed my admiration for the Tesla design language. Now, I feel ready to eat my words. It just doesn’t work in something this tall and stubby. In the image with the blue car in profile I questioned if the images wasn’t distorted horizontally. Maybe it looks better in person, but from these images, the car is too short to have the roof peak so high and then slope down so quickly. I think stretching the roof out in a more wagon shape would have been a better choice. Reply Share 11 Likes so they just put the model 3 in photoshop, and increased it vertically. lazy Reply Share 10 Likes doesnt look like an SUV or CUV Reply Share 10 Likes Looks like a cross between a Mazda 3 of a couple generations ago, and a VW Beetle. Looks nothing like a crossover.… Read more »

What was the ratio to people that liked it vs disliked it? Cherry-picking opinions is pointless.

Oh, and consider biases in commentators as well (that particular source you site seems overly negative on the Tesla, even the news reporter, and they likely have like minded followers).

Beaty is never a disadvantage to sell.

Autoblog has been a Troll Factory target for years.
Proves nothing.

Buy on the rumor, sell on the news.

Share price has generally gone up on announcements like these. I was expecting the price to jump to $350 like it usually does, but instead it’s done the inverse.

That was never in the cards. Model 3 was a transformative vehicle for Tesla. Model Y is incremental, basically just a taller Model 3. It will sell, but it doesn’t change the narrative.

Buy on the rumor, sell on the news.

This.

The Y is going to be a monster seller, if Tesla can continue and improve its ramp pace and actually put this out on time and in volume within 6 months after initial production, it will crush all comers.

The problem for the stock could be that it’s priced for Model Y success already. I know it’s priced for a ton of growth with a market cap of $40+ billion.

Because Y looks and feels like Model 3 with a half-hearted hatch and not like a CUV, let alone SUV. People buy SUVs/CUVs because of the higher point of view and the fact they can fit bulkier objects in the trunk. And no, adding a couple of inches of height and a quickly receding 5th door doesn’t magically make Model 3 a CUV.

Yeah. A lot of people are talking about how crossovers are so popular right now, but if this is a crossover, then crossover is such a broad term to mean almost nothing. Once we get the actual dimensions, I’d be curious to see the sales numbers of crossovers of similar sized vehicles. I’m guessing most of them being sold aren’t anywhere near the dimensions of the Y.

Yes, the term crossover means nothing.

Crossover basically means a lifted/higher car. It does mean something, but it doesn’t mean what many people seem to think it does (a beefy SUV type vehicle).

This is a lifted saloon/sedan fastback type vehicle, whereas most crossovers start from a hatch style vehicle (like the CRV being based on the Civic hatch). Stuff like the Nissan Juke look more like “SUV’s” because they are lifted hatches.

Whether the fastback lift makes sense for most is another matter, as it’s much less practical than a hatch style, but more practical than a saloon style crossover.

Actually people buy SUV because of the space. Which makes it laughable that Kona is being presented as a CUV/SUV despite it being way less practical (much smaller trunk) than a Leaf which no one would mistake for anything but a hatchback.

The Kona is a foot shorter than the Leaf. It’s a different class of vehicle, even if both were classified as hatchbacks.

Using Nissans cars the Kona is essentially a lifted Micra, the Leaf is an EV Pulsar (the Micra is 15cm shorter than the Kona, the Pulsar is 10 cm shorter than the Leaf).

Being a crossover doesn’t mean it has to have more boot/trunk space, but they usually do have a similar amount to the next class or sedan up.

The lies about Tesla has got to STOP.
Tesla now has 29 Billion in hard assets, and is one of Americas most successful companies.
It’s time Tesla got the RESPECT it deserves.

When is the SEC going to regulate the short Truth-Lie spread business, and stop the troll farm short funded business.

If the shorts are funding a troll farm they should be in JAIL.

Actually, the Reservation fee, being refundable, is a Liability, until the Vehicle is actually sold & delivered. Sure, it adds cash on hand, but it also adds to liabilities.

So nice! Now the waiting game begins and see what pricing looks like on other BEV CUVs coming soon (X3, ID Crozz, etc). There will be many hitting the market at this same time, but my hunch is the Tesla will out spec them for the price. Take for example the iX3, does anyone think it will start under $40,000? Less than price of RWD Gas X3? The range will be similar to Model Y Standard (WLTP of 250 on iX3 translates to maybe 230 mile EPA). My guess is iX3 will be $10-$20,000 more expensive for similar car.

Looking at the Y for a while and then looking at the old school boxy SUV/CUV designs has them looking very old and outdated. Just like with the Model 3, when Tesla redefined what the midsize sedan was, with the Y Tesla is redefining what the crossover is. Many are used to the big box on wheels, many are are still committed to many thousands for their own box on wheels that they need to defend their purchase decision, cause they have no choice. It’s the best selling compact SUV/crossovers that will transition to the Y as their leases end. Funny thing, many justify the big boxy SUV/crossover based on more ‘visibility’, but the reality is that they can’t see past the big boxy SUVs around them, while not being able to see what’s right in front of them with the high hood, along with vastly limited visibility on the sides and rear, necessitating the use of cameras. But they just repeat what marketing tells them, even when it’s not working for them. Then there is the poor driving dynamics, especially in corners where so much tech is necessary to keep it from turning over, which is why they just… Read more »
Think I replied to you when you made a similar post in another article, but that’s an extremely 90’s view of the market, and certainly not representative of most of the vehicles people buy today. For example you’ll find the visibility of most crossovers better than many cars on the road, especially more premium sedans, who seem to spend most of their design language removing the rear window. Sure, if you’re used to driving around in a BMW M3 or M5 then a crossover is going to feel extremely “spongy”, but compared to most mainstream vehicles most similarly sized crossovers have similar performance and handling characteristics (Not that most people want or care about the handling characteristics of sports vehicles like the M series). Very few people buy proper SUV’s any more for just this reason, they want the practicality (some of the ride height, and additional interior space) of the SUV, but the handling and fuel economy of a car – hence the CUV/crossover. Even the body on frame vehicles that were the sort of vehicle you talk about in the 90’s have moved on. Heck, even full size pickups are not the same as that any more –… Read more »

Acho que as vendas irão ser mais cedo!

Mas Elon disse que os recursos estão sendo usados para a produção de energia solar em 2019.

With the limited engineering resources​ being used on the solar side in 2019 to catch up and get full production​ there, I think that is what is pushing the Y to 2020.

Really hope Tesla applies the tint and ultraviolet protection to the entirety of the glass roof. They only factory tinted about 2/3 of the Model 3 glass roof which was a real head scratcher to me.

All laminated glass has around 99% UV protection, additional is not really necessary, but tint is a must for something like this.

A lot of people here and elsewhere are having a “meh” reaction to the Y. Even though I read nearly everything I could about it pre-reveal, I feel the same way and was very underwhelmed by the reveal. I am convinced that basing it heavily on the 3 with a high part-sharing percentage was definitely the right thing to do; I’d even say that at this point in Tesla’s history it was the only rational approach. For me, the issue is that this looks like a CUV designed by a company that loves sports sedans and is grudgingly designing a small CUV only because the market is sprinting in that direction. (In a weird way I’m reminded of the early attempts in the 1970s by US car companies to make small cars, resulting in the Vega and Pinto, which had a very weird, misplaced big-car feeling.) The most obvious “wrong”/”meh” detail is the roofline, which is so similar to that of the 3 that anyone not very familiar with the Tesla lineup would struggle to tell them apart in person. Tesla should have raised the rear of the roof to something much closer to that of the profile of a… Read more »

You have one rear roofline choice for aerodynamics. Tesla picked that shape, but somehow made it look good. This will give them a large competitive advantage. The iX3, IPace, and others all have to use much larger batteries to get the same range as the Model Y Standard let alone long range model. I think ID Crozz might come close, but not likely to offer 7 passenger and will likely lack features like Full Self Driving and OTA updates.

The Model Y is by a long shot my favorite EV, the IPace was before, but the price was way to high for me. Here I can get a Model Y Performance for less than the base price of the IPace, and get way better performance, longer range, faster charging, and actually more space.

I agree with you. As a huge Tesla fan and TSLA shareholder I am so dissapointed. The thing I totally don’t get, why did they use the exact same front and rear lights as on TM3. I mean it would take so little to differentiate these 2 cars, yet they chose not to. Seems so cheap for a car that will sell for 40k – 60k. TMY should be called TM3+ or something. They need to make a proper SUV even if the range on LR battery will be 250 miles….

It is logic behind it. The more parts it share, the better economy of scale. That will benefit both Model 3 and Y. It will lead to reduced construction time, and I’m sure they want it to resemble the Model 3. I just hope they make a model Y with a wagon chassis too. With less focus on a raindrop/computer mouse and more focus on being super practical. Maybe go almost all the way, and make it look more like a brick from behind. I’m sure they could make it look acceptable. They could make it 25cm taller all over too. Improve frunk space, improve the interior hight for better passenger comfort. Can easily seat 7-8 then. Luggage space would be huge, and it they made a “panel van” version, the cargo area would be very good for the vehicle size. With a hitch option, they could sell ut as a work van too. This is not so important to begin with, but later, it would give them a lot of extra potential customer. It would not cost that much to make a version like this, since they could share a lot of parts. It had to compete in a… Read more »

You are right it should be called Model 3 plus.

Nobody knows the exact vehicle dimensions of the Tesla Model Y?

I certainly felt underwhelmed by this reveal. I didn’t mind the history lesson, but then I think they should have removed all the other vehicles and introduced the Model Y (and only 1? Is that the best they can do?). Franz mentioned another Model Y at the back of the room, and unless it was also blue, I didn’t see that in any of the videos. The Semi and Model 3 reveals set the bar for this type of event, so just one example, didn’t really show off the vehicle at all, and the whole presentation did feel a bit flat. Maybe Elon is learning not to shoot his mouth off too much and is a bit shy to say the wrong thing, but then he basically did say Mars in 10yrs 🙂 Maybe Elon is not really happy with this vehicle because it is really just a pumped up Model 3? Elon certainly didn’t seem overly excited by the Model Y, and I think a lot of people would have picked up on that. Why reservation at $2.5k? That is interesting. Do they want to put the brakes on? Did they have a lot of people reneg on the… Read more »

It isn’t a reservation, it is a refundable pre-order. I think there is a difference there for accounting purposes?

With Model 3 “Reservations”, it was just a “Hand Raise”, but with the Model Y, you get to say directly what you want, in the selection of all choices: wheels, color, AP, FSD, Seats, etc. So, for the company, they get a much better detailed view of parts orders needed for the build, and basically, forecasting expense and revenue.

I must say the Y look beautiful designed for an small SUV, if you look at the X it is a bit chunky compared to the S, but they really got it right with the Y, it is better looking than the 3 and the S. time to start saving up some money

I agree, it looks great.

People are complaining that it looks too much like the 3, but the 3 is one of the best looking small-med sport lux sedans out there, IMO, so how can it be bad that they managed to make a CUV with much better space and practicality, but it still looks so much like a 3 that you could mistake one for the other? That is amazing.

And sharing 75% of parts, if true, will help make those parts SO much more affordable for repairs down the line.

I’d love to have an X, but it’ll always be too expensive for me, and maybe a bit too big. The Y seems about perfect.

Tesla has to know that some buyers will decide not to purchase a Model 3 but instead wait for the Model Y. This seems like confidence that Model 3 demand will hold up. According to the Bloomberg tracker production has hit an average of almost 6,000 per week with multiple peaks over 8,000. Those cars are being delivered to owners somewhere. Maybe the 20,000 cars sold in Europe is a hint. Plus with production up wait times are on the rise.

btw- Still no towing capacity spec on the Model Y which for many is a critical to making a purchase. Get a clue Tesla. This is a CUV not just a sedan with more seats. And no AWD on all but the top end (same issue with Model 3) – again, get a clue guys. We don’t all live in Silicon Valley. It snow in much of the country.

For $39,000 + $3,000 (3rd row seat), we can get a 7 seater with 130 MPGe which is more than 5 times the gasser 7 seaters.
For those who drive a lot of miles, they can get the ROI while enjoying smooth drives.

Are the physical dimensions (as in height, length and width) of the TMY confidential information? I haven’t been able to find them anywhere.

Might not have released them, yet. Might not even be finalized, for all we know.