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This electric SUV is based on the Model 3. It's quick and agile, and doesn't consume a drop of gas.
It also has the same distracting control layout and a similarly stiff ride. The AWD Long Range version has an EPA-estimated 326-mile range. Charging from almost empty takes 10 hours on a 240-volt connector, but it is quicker with Tesla's wall charger. The Model Y is taller and roomier than the Model 3. As such, rear-seat room is much better and the hatchback layout provides more versatility. Both five- and seven-passenger seating configurations are available. There is no proper BSW; instead, images of nearby cars are displayed on the center screen. Tesla removed the front radar sensor during the 2021 model year. Without the sensor, some features such as Lane Keeping Assistance and Smart Summon are temporarily limited or inactivated. NHTSA reports that models produced after April 27, 2021, no longer offer Forward Collision Warning or Automatic Emergency Braking, causing CR to lower the score of this model until those features are restored or are confirmed.
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2020
2020 Redesign Year
The Model Y is an electric SUV based on the Model 3. It's quick, agile and doesn't consume a drop of gas.
It also has the same very distracting control layout and stiff ride. The AWD Long Range has an EPA estimated 326 miles of range. Charging time from near empty is 10 hours on 240 volt, though much quicker on a Tesla Wall Charger. The Model Y is taller and roomier than the Model 3. As such, the rear seat room is much better and the hatch provides more versatility. It's a five-seater, but a seven-seat option is available. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection are standard. Note that the Tesla doesn't have a proper blind spot warning other than a display on the center screen of surrounding cars.
$60,975 - $69,325
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