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2021 Tesla Model Y

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2021 Tesla Model Y

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Pros

  • Roomy and comfortable interior
  • Good battery range and Supercharger network for rapid charging

Cons

  • Third-row seats are only suitable for small children
  • Air conditioning has to work hard to cool the interior

Mileage (EPA estimate)

131 city, 117 highway, 125 combined

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The 2021 Tesla Model Y adds option for a third row

Tesla has added the option for third-row seating to its 2021 Model Y all-electric compact luxury SUV. The extra seats expand capacity to seven, but their positioning and proximity to the rear window limit their usefulness to smaller children. Elsewhere inside, the Model Y offers ample space for passengers and luggage alike, while the large touchscreen takes care of all the infotainment, ventilation, and driving choices. It takes a bit of practice to learn and lacks either Apple CarPlay® or Android Auto™ smartphone connectivity.

The rear-wheel-drive Standard Range model was offered in early 2021 and then quickly dropped from the lineup. That leaves the Long Range and Performance models, which both feature all-wheel drive and an EPA-estimated range of about 300 miles. The Model Y's interior lacks the luxury of some premium rivals, such as the Audi e-tron and Mercedes-Benz EQC. The Model Y is an appealing choice for a compact luxury SUV, battery-powered or not.

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Standard Range 2WD 4D Sport Utility

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