What Car? says...
You can think of the Tesla Model Y as a Tesla Model 3 that’s been pumped full of growth hormone to turn it into an SUV, with a higher driving position and more room inside.
You see, while Tesla's entry-level saloon is a fantastic electric car, the US brand is all too aware it doesn’t suit everyone. Its small boot opening isn’t great for families, for example, and it isn’t an SUV which, for many buyers, makes it an instant turnoff.
Over the next few pages of this review, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the Tesla Model Y, including how practical it is and how many miles you can really expect from a full battery charge. We’ll also run you through some of its impressive safety and self-driving tech – as well as how you can turn it into a beach buggy arcade game or a Netflix 'cinema'.
When you’ve decided which make and model of car is right for you, make sure you search for a great price on our free What Car? New Car Buying service. You could save thousands of pounds and there are often some tempting electric SUV deals.
The Tesla Model 3 is better to drive and has a longer range between charges. However, the Model Y is significantly more practical and only slightly more expensive to buy.
The Model Y is offered with seven seats in some markets (including the US) already. This option will be available in the UK at some point, although Tesla hasn't said exactly when.
We have no information to suggest that the Model Y is being discontinued. It's was only launched in 2020 so is likely to be in production for several more years.
|RRP price range||£51,990 - £67,990|
|Number of trims (see all)||3|
|Number of engines (see all)||3|
|Available fuel types (which is best for you?)||electric|
|Available doors options||5|
|Warranty||4 years / 50000 miles|
|Company car tax at 20% (min/max)||£104 / £136|
|Company car tax at 40% (min/max)||£208 / £272|