The 2022 Tesla Model Y combines impressive driving performance, long battery range, and a simple, tech-rich interior in a compact luxury SUV package. In 2022 it faces increased competition from the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Volkswagen ID.4, and a number of other electric and gas-engine rivals, but the Model Y remains a compelling choice. Tesla offers two models for 2022, the Long Range and the Performance. Each has an EPA-estimated range of about 300 miles and can access Tesla's impressive Supercharger charging network.
Both models are all-wheel drive and deliver brisk, effortless acceleration; the Performance model is in supercar-like leagues. The interior is simple, and the large 15-inch touchscreen controls everything from navigation to ventilation. Indeed, the only physical controls are the steering wheel, accelerator, brake, and a couple of column stalks. The Model Y is a fine all-rounder that drives well, though the Performance model's larger wheels and stiffer suspension affect comfort levels. A big seller, and justifiably so, the Model Y is well worth considering as a compact SUV.