The new and impressive Model Y compact luxury SUV boasts a competitive driving range, advanced technology, and superior performance. Compared to Model 3, Model Y has superior acceleration.
But what else makes this all-electric SUV a desirable vehicle?
Range, Battery, and Performance
The all-wheel-drive Long Range and the Performance model have a range of 300 and 230 miles, respectively. Typically, you use less energy for a better range. According to Tesla, the Performance model has a higher top speed of 145 mph, a lowered suspension, a dedicated track mode, and quicker claimed acceleration.
The ultra-responsive motors together with a high-efficiency powertrain deliver 0-60 mph acceleration within 3.5 seconds. Model Y manages a top speed of 150 mph.
Model Y features a simple dashboard with a large display for speedometer and climate control. Entertainment functions are similar to those of Model 3, with YouTube, Hulu, and Netflix apps.
The eSUV also comes with an all-glass roof that brings the cabin to life with airy ambience and spaciousness. It is characteristically roomy seating for all the passengers. The vehicle is spacious enough for seven adults.
For convenience, Model Y connects to your smartphone to make the entry and exit as seamless as possible. The SUV links with the Tesla Mobile app to access features such as remote pre-conditioning, Summon, and remote unlock, among others.
The safety key features include lane-keeping assist, standard lane departure warning, and automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection. Adaptive cruise control with the semi-autonomous driving mode is another standard safety feature in the Model Y.
Model Y is also built from the ground up for optimum safety. It comes with a rigid body structure, low center of gravity, and large crumple zones. The battery technology and aerodynamic design contribute to its efficiency and safety.
Without a doubt, Model Y is a worthy pioneer in the emerging eSUV market. Until other competitors such as BMW come up with a better version of the electric SUV, Model Y is the best thing since sliced bread.