The Tesla Model Y quickly became a flagship product and the most successful Tesla vehicle, along with the Model 3, S and X. The Model Y was ranked among the top 10 satisfactory cars on the market according to the nonprofit US Customer Survey.
Here is a list of the best features of the Tesla Model Y.
Performance and Range of Tesla Model Y
The Tesla Model Y is a compact seven-person SUV with an optional third row of seats. It also has an extended range of more than 330 miles with a standard 19-inch wheel-size variant on a single charge, making it the electric SUV of choice for long-distance travel.
The range drops for the more attractive 21-inch model. A twin motor powers the Model Y, a digitally controlled torque independent front and rear wheels.
The all-wheel drive Model Y is Tesla’s fastest-accelerating car, going from 0 to 60 mph* in under 3.5 seconds. The top speed of the Model Y is 155 mph. It has superior traction control in rain, mud, snow and off-road.
Moreover, the torque controlled helps to improve handling and improve stability control. The maximum power is 434 hp / 324 kW, and the torque is 510 Nm which is good compared to other electric cars.
The Model Y is all-electric, and the long-range performance motor comes with a total capacity of 82 kWh. The usable capacity is about 75 kWh.
Estimated range is the longest compared to other Tesla models over 300 miles. 15 minutes of supercharging can give a range of up to 115 miles. With more than 30,000 superchargers, Tesla is also increasing its supercharger stations around the world, with six new locations opening every week.
The Tesla Model Y is designed for safety. The Model Y has earned a 5-star NHTSA rating in every class and subclass, making it the safest vehicle. The Model Y was awarded a Top Safety Pick+.
The chassis is structurally rigid with frontal impact protection. Additional safety additions include emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, 360-degree surround cameras, and collision warning.
In terms of features, the Model Y will have full autonomous driving capabilities, which aid in autonomous driving on city streets and highways after pending regulatory approvals. Other features include 360° rear, front and side cameras that provide maximum visibility – powerful visual processing with a range of up to 250 metres. The Model Y comes equipped with 12 ultrasonic sensors to detect any nearby vehicles to prevent potential collisions and assist with parking.
The infotainment system is a 15-inch screen that supports audio and can be updated over the air. Apart from the built-in navigation, it also has Bluetooth, 14 speakers, voice commands, etc. Future 2022 models are expected to get a revised AMD Ryzen chipset, replacing the current Intel-based processor.
Interiors of the Y model feature a raised, SUV-inspired seating position with a lower panel that aids in driving visibility into the road ahead. An impressive 15-inch touchscreen infotainment system with over-the-air software updates, and immersive surround sound systems overall aid the experience.
The SUV crossover has a glass roof that adds extra headroom and UV protection with a seamless view of the sky.
On the space front, the Y gets space front and rear for cargo, with the front section having 117 liters of boot space under the hood and 854 liters of boot space, which is huge and more than that, it can be extended by folding the rear seats.
Also, Tesla was able to level the trunk floor down for easy loading and unloading. In addition, the electric tailgate, which opens and closes with the push of a button, loses the hands-free open tailgate compared to competitors.
Exterior Design, Price and Buying Experience
The exterior of the Model Y resembles an extended version of the Model 3 with a sloping back. The SUV has a distinctive coupe-like shape and muscular lines, which distinguishes it from other models. While the Model Y shares more than 70 percent of its parts with the Model 3, the other 30 percent is unique to an SUV.
Wheel size starts at 19 inches and goes up to 21 for the Performance model. The starting price for the Model Y is $59,000* and rises to nearly $69,000* for the higher range model. Like the Model 3, the Model Y gets all-around cameras for 360-degree vision.
There are a total of eight cameras that assist with the use of autopilot mode. The cameras also help in recording video when the vehicle senses loud noise or movement which can be used for any monitoring.
Buying a Tesla is much easier than buying an iPhone; You log into the Tesla website, find out the color based on your preference, select it with the limited options, and then place your order on the website.
As opposed to the traditional approach of visiting the dealer, taking a test tour, seeking discounts, etc. When you buy this way, you cut selling expenses, which increases your overall savings for owning an all-electric vehicle.
On the charging side, the Tesla Model Y takes 36 hours with a traditional three-pin household plug. With a 3.6Kw port, the total charging time is 22 hours; With 7kW (home/work/public places), vehicle charge within 12 hours, and finally, 22kW (workplace/public places), vehicle charge within 8 hours.
The Model Y can be charged with a Type 2 connector at home, at work, or at a public charging point. For fast charging, there is also a CCS connector. Also, the Model Y can be charged via Tesla’s supercharging stations with a 75 kW supercharger that can charge the car in just a few hours.
If you’re looking for an overall stylish crossover SUV that’s not just sporty and comfortable, the Tesla Model Y is the one that combines top performance, long range, top speed, dual-motor all-wheel drive, and payload. 68 cubic feet of space, an eight-year/120,000-mile warranty, and finally, a seven-seater with a third-row seat that’s unique to the Model Y and makes it stand out from the rest of Tesla’s.
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