For years, you have been shopping for a Tesla as a result of it was a Tesla. For many of the firm’s historical past, it had just one mannequin to promote at a time. That modified with the introduction of the Tesla Model X SUV. You had selections, nevertheless it was both large sedan or large SUV. Now you will have extra nuanced selections: small sedan or giant sedan, small SUV or giant SUV. With the latest introduction of the Tesla Model Y small SUV available in the market’s hottest section, we’re having a look at which all-electric Tesla SUV is best for you based mostly on the information.
Mannequin X Value vs. Mannequin Y Value
There are lots of giant numerical variations between the compact Mannequin Y and the midsize Mannequin X, however the largest and for a lot of the most important is the price tag. The Mannequin Y is way and away the extra reasonably priced choice with a beginning value of $54,190 for the Lengthy Vary mannequin in comparison with the Mannequin X Lengthy Vary Plus at $81,190. What’s extra, Tesla intends to supply an excellent cheaper Mannequin Y trim degree sooner or later for simply $40,200. In case you’re on a funds, the comparability is a no brainer, however for the aim of this evaluation, let’s faux you possibly can afford a Mannequin X however aren’t positive if it’s the appropriate selection over the Mannequin Y.
Mannequin X Vary vs. Mannequin Y Vary
Regardless of their dimension variations, which we’ll get to shortly, the Mannequin X and Mannequin Y have related driving vary. The Mannequin Y can journey between 280 and 316 miles on a cost (Efficiency trim with Efficiency Improve package deal and Lengthy Vary trim, respectively). The Mannequin X, regardless of being bigger and heavier, matches a bigger battery and may journey between 305 and 351 miles per cost (Efficiency and Lengthy Vary Plus trims, respectively; including 22-inch wheels to the efficiency mannequin drops its vary to 272).
Mannequin X Passenger House vs. Mannequin Y Passenger House
Each the Mannequin X and Mannequin Y come customary with seating for 5, however that’s simply a place to begin. The Mannequin X will be ordered with six seats—two in every of the three rows—or seven seats in a two-three-two format. The Mannequin Y might be out there with a seven-seat choice someday sooner or later in the identical two-three-two format. Including further seating will price you, with the seven-seat configuration requiring an additional $3,500 on the Mannequin X and the six-seat function a $6,500 choice. The Mannequin Y’s third row, in the meantime, will price $3,000.
Being a bigger car, the Mannequin X has extra passenger area than the Mannequin Y. Within the entrance row, this implies an additional 0.7 inch of head room and 4.Three inches of shoulder room within the Mannequin X. Nonetheless, the Mannequin Y presents extra front-row legroom by 0.6 inch.
It’s an analogous state of affairs within the second row. The taller, longer Mannequin X presents an additional 1.5 inch of head room over the Mannequin Y and a couple of.Eight inches of additional shoulder room. Right here once more, the Mannequin Y presents extra second-row legroom, an additional 2.1 inches in comparison with the Mannequin X.
The additional legroom within the first and second rows will probably come at a value for the Mannequin Y’s third row. Tesla shouldn’t be at present constructing three-row Mannequin Ys and has not launched any dimensions for the rearmost seats. Based mostly on photographs launched by Tesla, it seems the third row will solely be giant sufficient for kids. The Mannequin X’s third row is already a decent match for adults, with 2 fewer inches of head room than the Mannequin Y’s already pinched second row.
Mannequin X Cargo House vs. Mannequin Y Cargo House
Tesla doesn’t present conventional breakdowns of cargo capability with area out there behind the third row, behind the second row (with the third row folded or not put in), and behind the primary row (with the second row folded and the third row folded or not put in). In actual fact, Tesla offers totally different breakdowns relying on the mannequin. For the Mannequin X, Tesla lists between 77.Three and 87.Eight cubic ft of complete cargo quantity relying on seating configuration and together with the 6.6-cubic-foot “frunk” beneath the hood and the 12.6 cubes within the rear sub-floor trunk (which is opposite to the SAE requirements). With each the second and third rows folded (or with no third row put in), Tesla lists between 70.7 and 81.2 cubic ft of cargo area behind the entrance row. Tesla additionally lists 12.7 cubic ft of area behind the third row however doesn’t listing cargo area behind the second row when the third row is folded or not put in.
In contrast, the Mannequin Y is listed as having 68.Zero cubic ft of “complete enclosed cargo quantity,” which presumably consists of the undisclosed area in rear sub-floor trunk and within the frunk (which might be barely higher than the estimated 2.Zero cubic ft in the same however much less deep Mannequin Three frunk).
No matter the way it’s offered, the Mannequin X has considerably extra complete cargo area than the Mannequin Y and, extra necessary, area contained in the car for bigger objects. It’s additionally price noting the Mannequin X’s Falcon Wing doorways and bigger rear hatch will make loading each folks and bigger, bulkier gadgets simpler than within the Mannequin Y . Then again, its standard rear doorways enable the Mannequin Y to be fitted with a roof rack to accommodate bigger gadgets.
Mannequin X Dimensions vs. Mannequin Y Dimensions
A lot of the distinction in passenger and cargo area comes right down to the distinction in dimension between the Mannequin X and Mannequin Y. Moreover, exterior dimensions may decide whether or not your new Tesla matches in your storage. The Mannequin X is after all bigger in each dimension, with a 2.9-inch-longer wheelbase for starters. At 198.Three inches lengthy, it’s 11.Three inches longer than the Mannequin Y and at 78.7 inches vast, 3.1 inches wider. The 2 are extra related in peak, with the Mannequin X being between 1.1 and 4.Three inches taller relying on how every is configured (the air-suspended Mannequin X measures 67.6 inches standing on its tippy toes, earlier than these Falcon doorways go up).
Mannequin X Efficiency vs. Mannequin Y Efficiency
With its bigger batteries and extra highly effective motors, the Model X is the quicker SUV regardless of its additional dimension and weight. We’ve recorded a Mannequin X hitting 60 mph from a cease in as little as 3.2 seconds and as a lot as 5.5 seconds relying on configuration. Tesla claims these occasions have been improved upon since we final examined a Mannequin X and are actually right down to 2.6 and 4.Four seconds; nonetheless, these occasions haven’t been independently confirmed. Tesla additionally says the Model Y will hit 60 mph in as little as 3.5 seconds and as much as 4.8 seconds relying on configuration, which we additionally haven’t but examined. The Mannequin Y can be fitted with the no-cost Efficiency Improve package deal, which includes a lowered suspension, bigger wheels, stickier tires, and higher-performance brakes. These options will little doubt improve its cornering skill, however we haven’t been in a position to carry out instrumented testing but to quantify the distinction.
Mannequin X Towing vs. Mannequin Y Towing
As with a gas- or diesel-powered car, towing with an electrical car hurts your effectivity and driving vary. Whereas Teslas have the power to cost shortly on the firm’s many Supercharger stations, most stations will not be set as much as cost automobiles with trailers connected. Ought to you might want to tow along with your Tesla SUV, although, the Mannequin X can pull as much as 4,960 kilos relying on the trim. The Mannequin Y, in contrast, can solely pull 3,500 kilos no matter trim.
Mannequin X Gear vs Mannequin Y Gear
When it comes to choices and gear, Tesla fashions provide many of the identical options. Autopilot will be put in on any mannequin and will be upgraded to the Full Self-Driving package deal, which guarantees absolutely autonomous driving functionality sooner or later sooner or later. Each vehicles additionally include heated entrance seats and second-row seats, however whereas the Mannequin X comes with heated third-row seats, Tesla hasn’t introduced whether or not the Mannequin Y’s third row might be heated. Both automobile will be ordered in one of many identical 5 colours. Each provide three wheel selections, although one of many Mannequin Y’s wheel selections is barely out there with the no-cost Efficiency Improve package deal.
The dearer Mannequin X does provide some options the Mannequin Y doesn’t, although. Along with the Falcon Wing rear doorways, the Mannequin X may open and shut its entrance doorways robotically. The Mannequin X comes with a heated steering wheel and a HEPA air filter for the cabin. The Mannequin X additionally has a panoramic windshield that extends over the entrance row and two smaller sunroofs over the second row to the Mannequin Y’s single panoramic sunroof for each rows.
There’s additionally the matter of how the options are laid out. The Mannequin X has a extra standard dashboard with an all-digital instrument cluster and a separate, portrait-oriented infotainment display. The Mannequin Y includes a radically easy dashboard with a single, center-mounted, landscape-oriented display that doubles as each the instrument cluster and infotainment system.
Ought to You Purchase the Mannequin X or the Mannequin Y?
Assuming you possibly can afford it, the Mannequin X presents higher driving vary, extra cargo area, higher towing capability, greater efficiency, and extra seating configurations than the Mannequin Y. The smaller, lighter Mannequin Y will slot in smaller garages, will probably show a greater handler, and goes practically as far on a cost whereas providing extra second-row legroom. For many patrons, the choice will come right down to price, however if you happen to can simply afford the additional $27,000, the Mannequin X presents extra of all the things. For everybody else, the Model Y is more than good enough.
|POWERTRAIN/CHASSIS||2020 Tesla Mannequin Y Twin Motor (Lengthy Vary AWD)||2020 Tesla Mannequin Y Twin Motor (Efficiency AWD w/PUP*)||2020 Tesla Mannequin X Lengthy Vary Plus||2020 Tesla Mannequin X Efficiency|
|DRIVETRAIN LAYOUT||Entrance + rear motor, AWD||Entrance + rear motor, AWD||Entrance & rear motor, AWD||Entrance & rear motor, AWD|
|MOTOR TYPES||Entrance: Induction; rear: Everlasting-magnet||Entrance: Induction; rear: Everlasting-magnet||Entrance: Induction; rear: Everlasting-magnet||Entrance: Induction; rear: Everlasting-magnet|
|POWER (SAE NET)||384 hp (comb)||456 hp (comb)||275-hp entrance, 259-hp rear; 534 hp comb (est)||275-hp entrance, 503-hp rear; 640 hp comb (est)|
|TORQUE (SAE NET)||375 lb-ft (comb)||497 lb-ft (comb)||309-lb-ft entrance, 247-lb-ft rear||309-lb-ft entrance, 531-lb-ft rear|
|WEIGHT TO POWER||11.Four lb/hp||9.7 lb/hp||10.5 lb/hp (est)||8.9 lb/hp (est)|
|0-60 MPH||4.Eight sec (mfr est)||3.5 sec (mfr est)||4.Four sec (mfr est)||2.6 sec (mfr est)|
|TRANSMISSIONS||1-speed computerized entrance/rear||1-speed computerized entrance/rear||1-speed computerized entrance/rear||1-speed computerized entrance/rear|
|FINAL DRIVE RATIO||9.00:1||9.00:1||9.33:1/9.33:1||9.33:1/9.73:1|
|SUSPENSION, FRONT; REAR||Management arms, coil springs, anti-roll bar; multilink, coil springs, anti-roll bar||Management arms, air springs, anti-roll bar; multilink, air springs, anti-roll bar||Management arms, adj air springs, anti-roll bar; multilink, adj air springs, anti-roll bar||Management arms, adj air springs, anti-roll bar; multilink, adj air springs, anti-roll bar|
|BRAKES, F; R||14.0-in vented disc; 13.2-in vented disc, ABS||14.0-in vented disc; 13.2-in vented disc, ABS||14.0-in vented disc; 14.4-in vented disc, ABS||14.0-in vented disc; 14.4-in vented disc, ABS|
|WHEELS, F; R||9.5 x 20-in; 9.5 x 20 solid aluminum||9.5 x 21-in; 10.5 x 21-in solid aluminum||9.Zero x 20-22 in; 9.5-10.Zero x 20-22 in solid aluminum||9.Zero x 20-22 in; 9.5-10.Zero x 20-22 in solid aluminum|
|TIRES, F; R||255/40R20 101Y; 255/40R20 101Y M+S Goodyear Eagle F1 Assymetric 5||255/35R21 98W; 275/35R21 103W Pirelli P Zero Elect||265/45R20 108V (M+S); 275/45R20 110V (M+S) Continental CrossContact LX Sport||265/35R22; 285/35R22 Goodyear Eagle F1 Uneven|
|WHEELBASE||113.Eight in||113.Eight in||116.7 in||116.7 in|
|TRACK, F/R||64.4/64.Four in||64.8/65.2 in||67.1/67.Three in||67.1/67.Three in|
|LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT||187.Zero x 75.6 x 63.9 in||187.Zero x 75.6 x 63.Three in||198.Three x 78.7 x (65.0-67.6) in||198.Three x 78.7 x (65.0-67.6) in|
|TURNING CIRCLE||39.Eight ft||39.Eight ft||40.Eight ft||40.Eight ft|
|CURB WEIGHT||4,367 lb||4,419 lb||5,600 lb (mfr)||5,700 lb (mfr)|
|WEIGHT DIST, F/R||50/50%||50/50%||N/A||N/A|
|HEADROOM, F/M/R||41.0/39.4/NA in||41.0/39.4/NA in||41.7/40.9/37.1 in||41.7/40.9/37.1 in|
|LEGROOM, F/M/R||41.8/40.5/NA in||41.8/40.5/NA in||41.2/38.4/32.7 in||41.2/38.4/32.7 in|
|SHOULDER ROOM, F/M/R||56.4/54.0/NA in||56.4/54.0/NA in||60.7/56.8/40.Zero in||60.7/56.8/40.Zero in|
|CARGO VOLUME BEH F/M/R||68.0/NA/NA cu ft||68.0/NA/NA cu ft||(70.7-81.2) /NA/12.7 cu ft (6.6 cu ft entrance trunk)||(70.7-81.2) /NA/12.7 cu ft (6.6 cu ft entrance trunk)|
|PRICE AS TESTED||$57,190||$70,190||N/A||N/A|
|AIRBAGS||8: Twin entrance, entrance aspect, f/r curtain, entrance knee||8: Twin entrance, entrance aspect, f/r curtain, entrance knee||8: Twin entrance, f/r curtain, f/r aspect, entrance knee||8: Twin entrance, f/r curtain, f/r aspect, entrance knee|
|BASIC WARRANTY||Four yrs/50,000 miles||Four yrs/50,000 miles||Four yrs/50,000 miles||Four yrs/50,000 miles|
|POWERTRAIN WARRANTY||Eight yrs/120,000 miles (consists of batteries)||Eight yrs/120,000 miles (consists of batteries)||Eight yrs/150,000 miles||Eight yrs/150,000 miles|
|ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE||Four yrs/50,000 miles||Four yrs/50,000 miles||Four yrs/50,000 miles||Four yrs/50,000 miles|
|BATTERY CAPACITY||75 kW-hrs||75 kW-hrs||88 kW-hrs||88 kW-hrs|
|EPA CITY/HWY/COMB ECON||127/114/121 mpg-e||129/112/121 mpg-e*||99/93/96 mpg-e||80-90/77-89/79-90 mpg-e|
|ENERGY CONS, COMB||28 kW-hrs/100 miles||28 kW-hrs/100 miles||34/36 kW-hrs/100 miles||37-42/38-44 kW-hrs/100 miles|
|CHARGING RATE, LEVEL 2/LEVEL 3||11.5 kW/250 kW||11.5 kW/250 kW||11.5 kW/200 kW||11.5 kW/200 kW|
|EPA EST RANGE||316 miles||280 miles||328 miles||272-305 miles|
|RECOMMENDED FUEL||120, 240 & 400-volt electrical energy||120, 240 & 400-volt electrical energy||120, 240 & 400-volt electrical energy||120, 240 & 400-volt electrical energy|
|*The Efficiency Improve Package deal is a no-cost choice that lowers the suspension, provides 21-inch wheels and summer time tires, and efficiency brakes and will increase high pace to 155 mph (be aware: Tesla acknowledges that the PUP reduces vary from 315 to 280 however doesn’t present revised EPA numbers for this package deal).|