2022 Tesla Model Y electric

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Starting MSRP $58,990 - $63,990
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Key Spec of 2022 Tesla Model Y electric
fuel economy

127/120/117

fuel type

Electric

horsepower

290 hp @ 6200 rpm

basic warranty

-

ProsConsWhat's New

Spacious and practical cabin

Poor cabin fit and finish

No major changes.

Superb handling

Pricier than rivals

Exceptional performance and range in its class

Bone-jarring ride quality

2022 Tesla Model Y electric Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 21, 2022

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Breezing in silence, the 2022 Tesla Model Y hits the space with a starting price tag of $58,190, exclusive of all taxes. Having been introduced with no change as such from last year, it is certain to be marked with a destination fee of $1,200 along with available 447-580 hp power curves. 

 

Featuring a 2-trim lineup of Long Range and Performance, the 2022 Model Y MSRP can be an expense of $65,990-$69,990 this season. Having said that, it simply translates to the fact that the range-leader Model Y Performance 2022 will cost you $4,000 more than the base Long Range for enhanced specs and assets. 

Model

Invoice Price

MSRP

Long Range

$58,190 $65,990

Performance

$62,190

$69,990

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2022 Tesla Model Y For Sale

The 2022 Model Y Long Range is available with lease deals starting at $817/month for 36 months alongside a signing due of $6,012 for an annual drive of 10,000 miles. While the lease deal goes to a monthly payment of $869/month and $6,064 signing due for the Model Y Performance trim. 


For budget-oriented buyers, the used 2022 Model Y can be availed of with a base price of $69,700. Going for older model years like the 2021 Model Y could be a matter of $58,995 and Tesla Model Y 2020 can cost as much as $59,824 along with a listing of up to 63 in total. 

Model Year

Starting Inventory Price

No. Of Listings

2022 Tesla Model Y

$69,700

5

2021 Tesla Model Y

$58,995

42

2020 Tesla Model Y $59,824 16

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With a perfect mix of desirable features and power surge in comparison to the rest of the lineup for its cost, the 2022 Model Y Long Range stands out to be the most prominent Model Y 2022 configuration. 


While being up for sale against the grit of the Audi e-Tron, power curve of the Mustang Mach-E, and the Jaguar I-Pace's sheer acceleration, it has got a tough task to take on. However, the Model Y 0-60 MPH of 4.8 seconds and range reach of up to 326 miles in a go along with a spacious interior are surely a positive add-on for it to strive in this competitive marketplace. 




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Base$58,990 onwards
  • Custom Driver Profile
  • Performance-oriented Brakes
Performance$63,990 onwards


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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The Tesla Model Y tried to capitalize on the red-hot success of the Model 3, but the all-electric crossover is more fizzle than sizzle- Car and Driver. 

The 2022 Tesla Model Y is surely one of the engineering assets but its J.D.Power Consumer rating of just 78/100 could be a matter of concern for a few. Though it has a plethora of safety units and an impressive blend of performance and range, the quality and reliability still needs a visit for this pinnacle. The quality and reliability score of 73/100 can be considered as ‘Average’. 

Coming on the maintenance, the Tesla Model Y 2022 costs you nearly $2,749 for the first five years. While the depreciation of resale value could be expected to be $37,615 after 5 years of operations. Similarly, the charging cost, insurance and repairs will cost you $5,560, $11,090 and $2,734 over the five-year ownership period. On the whole, the 'Cost-to-Own’ 2022 Model Y can be considered as “Average”.


Features

7.5/10

There are significant pros and cons when it comes to the Model Y's technology features- Edmunds

The Tesla Model Y 2022 comes in two trims, namely the Long Range and Performance. The Long Range comes at a cost of $65,990, and the performance trim comes at $69,990. All of these trims come with an option of a 1-speed direct-drive that is mated to the motors present on both axles. The powertrain installed in the 2022 Model Y is responsive and ultra-smooth given that there are minimum power losses from its transmission. Both the Performance and Long Range models offer a standard warranty of 4 years / 50,000 miles, while the battery and drive unit are covered for 8 years / 120,000 miles. 

The Long Range differs from the Performance in seating capacity; an optional offering in the Long Range trim; plenty of range offered in both trims, but the Long Range triumphs in this factor; and these two trims come with cutting-edge tech infotainment and DAS, which distinguishes the model from the competition. Although at present it only includes summoning mode and automatic lane change on highways. But the present self-driving capability supports upgrading to complete self-driving capability and will be made available in the future through O.T.A.

Model

Long Range

Performance

MSRP*

$65,990

$69,990

Key Features

326 miles of range and 0-60 MPH time of 4.8 seconds

Adds/Upgrades to "Long Range"

 

19-inch alloy wheels

303 miles range and 0-60 MPH time of 3.5 seconds

 

Simulated leather upholstery

21-inch Überturbine Wheels

 

Wireless device charger

Lowered suspension setup

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Performance-oriented Brakes

 

15-inch touchscreen display w/ 14-speaker stereo

Perimeter/Approach Lights

 

Powered tailgate

Blind Spot Camera

 

Heated and powered seats

Ventilated Front Seats

 

Adaptive cruise control

self-parking feature and a Summon feature

 

All-LED exterior lights

Aerial View Camera System

 

Panoramic glass roof

 

 

Forward collision mitigation

 

 

Blind-spot monitor w/ lane-keep assist

 

*Prices excluding any federal rebates or benefits

Some creature comforts like power-adjustable front seats, heated front and rear seats, heated steering wheel, tinted glass roof, custom driver profiles, center console with storage, and wireless charging for two smartphones makes the 2022 Model Y interior a favorable place to be in. Some other features like LED fog lamps, LED DRLs, Sentry Mode, and multiple safety features are standard. The 2022 Tesla Model Y battery pack might be updated with a 4680-cell unit. The enhanced autopilot and full self-driving capability cost $6,000 and $15,000 respectively.

Engine and Performance

8.9/10

 While the Model Y offers impressive acceleration, it doesn't deliver the same level of driving satisfaction as the Model 3- Car and Driver. 

The 2022 Tesla Model Y performance and powertrain remains the same as its predecessor. Powered by a twin-motor setup, boasting 384 hp and 376 lb-ft of combined output, the Model Y 2022 can do a 0-60 MPH sprint in just 4.8 seconds as per Tesla. The more powerful Performance trim does the same in a matter of 3.5 seconds. A one-speed automatic transmission and AWD will remain standard on all the trims. The Tesla Model Y Long Range 2022 and Performance trims offer top speeds of 135 mph and 155 mph respectively. 

The transmission is super responsive and ultra-smooth, courtesy of minimum power losses. Although the Model Y will satiate you with its performance the ride and handling quality is a major disappointment. Because of its raised SUV-like stance, the Model Y has lost the crisp handling characteristics seen on the Model 3 sedan upon which it is based. Also, the ride quality on the Model Y is something that cannot be ignored. As it filters inside the cabin every undulation and bumps on the road. Usually picking up the pace flattens the ride in most cars but here the ride quality remains stiff.

Models

2022 Tesla Model Y

2022 Audi Q4 e-Tron

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-e

2022 Jaguar I-Pace

MSRP

$65,990

$43,900

$47,600

$69,850

Engine

Electric DD Asynchronous electric motor

Electric DD

Electric DD

Drivetrain

AWD

RWD

RWD

AWD

Transmission

1-speed direct drive 1-speed direct drive 1-speed direct drive 1-speed direct drive

Power

384 hp

201 hp

266 hp

394 hp

Torque

374 lb-ft N/A

317 lb-ft

512 lb-ft

0-60 MPH (secs)

4.8 7.9 6.0 4.5

Quarter-Mile (secs)

12.7 N/A 14.0 12.9

Top Speed (MPH)

135 99 130 124

In this comparison, the Jaguar I-Pace is the most expensive electric SUV yet remains the quickest in hitting the 60 MPH mark. It beats the Model Y by three-tenths of a second but the Model Y manages to have 1.2 seconds faster 0-60 MPH. While the new entrant in this table is the Audi Q4 e-tron which is surprisingly cheaper than all the SUVs here. But at the same time, it is also the slowest of the lot. In terms of power output, the Jaguar I-Pace is followed by Tesla Model Y, Ford  Mustang Mach-E and Audi Q4 e-tron. 

Fuel Economy

8.0/10

It's 300-plus mile range is more than sufficient for most buyers as long as you're driving conservatively- Edmunds 

The MPGe ratings of the Tesla Model Y 2022 remains the same as the powertrain has been carried over from last year. But in terms of driving range, the 2022 Tesla Model Y range still holds the crown for being the best of 330 miles on the Long Range model and 303 miles on the Performance model. As for the MPGe figures, the 2022 Model Y will offer 127 MPGe in the city, 117 MPGe on the highway, and 122 MPGe combined.

Models

2022 Tesla Model Y

2022 Audi Q4 e-tron

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-e

2022 Jaguar I-Pace

MPGe (City)

127

N/A

105

80

MPGe (Highway)

117

N/A

93

72

MPGe (Combined)

122

N/A

100

76

Range (mi.)

330

280*

247

234

*as per Audi

The rival cars are nowhere close to the Model Y in terms of MPGe figures as it beats the Mustang Mach E by 83 miles. With a full charge, the Model Y has the potential to complete 326 miles in one go, which is approximately 40% more than some of its rival cars. The closest at the moment you have is the Audi Q4 e-tron with 280 miles of the claimed range, followed by Ford Mustang Mach-E and Jaguar I-Pace. 

Interior

7.0/10

The Model Y's cabin is spacious, with lots of headroom and legroom for all occupants- Edmunds

The 2022 Tesla Model interior follows a very futuristic approach in its design. The cabin is very clean, minimalistic, and is devoid of any physical controls. This year didn’t undergo any major changes as this model is very new in the market. That being said, change or no change the overall design of the dashboard and its seats although looks good but the fit and finish levels could be better for the asking price. Most of the functions inside the car are controlled by the large horizontal infotainment screen placed on the center of the dashboard.

The seats in general are comfortable and well-cushioned offering good support. Speaking of functionalities the Model Y offers heated and power-adjustable front seats along with heated rear seats. As for the seating space by default, you get seating for five but Tesla also gives you an option of adding third-row seats in the Long Range trim for $3,000 extra. The 30.2 cubic feet of cargo space is decent and the same can be extended to 76.2 cubic feet by folding the rear seats. 

Models

2022 Tesla Model Y

2022 Audi Q4 e-tron

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-e

2022 Jaguar I-Pace

Seating capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Headroom/ Shoulder room/ Legroom) (in.)

41.0/ 56.4/ 41.8 38.5/ 56.7/ 41.2

40.5/ 57.6/ 41.7

39.9/ 57.6/ 40.9

Rear (Headroom/ Shoulder room/ Legroom) (in.)

39.4/ 54.0/ 40.5 38.3/ 55.1/ 37.2 39.3/ 55.9/ 38.1

38.1/ 54.6/ 35.0

Cargo Capacity (ft³)

30.2  24.7 34.4

25.3

In this comparison, you will notice the Model Y is the most spacious on paper but based on real-world observations we feel the cabin space is better in the Q4 e-tron compared to the Model Y. While if we consider the cargo space on offer then the Mustang Mach-e is the overall most spacious and practical electric SUV here. In terms ofcargo space, the Tesla Model Y comes second with just 4.2 cu-ft of less space. The Audi Q4 e-tron and Jaguar I-Pace 9.7 cu-ft and  9.1 cu-ft of less cargo space than the Mustang Mach-E. 

Coming on to the infotainment department of the Tesla Model Y, it is a 15-inch centrally stacked unit. From chilling and listening to music to watching your favorite content on Netflix or Youtube, the Model Y’s display screen can turn into a full-fledged entertaining device. Apart from controlling other functionalities inside the car. As for the audio, you get a 14-speaker sound system with media and music support via Bluetooth. Tesla also offers a USB-A port inside the glovebox with a 128 GB portable storage device as standard.

Some of the key interior features of the 2022 Tesla Model Y are:

  • Multifunction steering wheel with tilt and telescopic adjustment
  • Dual-Zone climate control
  • 8-way power-adjustable and heated front
  • Optional third-row seats
  • Simulated leather upholstery
  • Heated rear seats 

Exterior

7.0/10

The styling of the Tesla Model Y is very similar to the Model 3 sedan but with an SUV body- KBB.com

The 2022 Tesla Model Y has remained untouched in the exterior part too. It will carry the same oval-shaped outlook that we get to see in the Tesla Model 3. The design may or may not appeal to the buyers as the looks are subjective. That being said, the exterior of this SUV has a lot of muscular edges over its surface, and the shape resembles more like a 2-door coupe. While at the rear, the signature tail-end of Tesla makes it look sassier. The 2022 Tesla Model Y exterior is very distinctive with a full tinted glass roof with ultraviolet and infrared protection.

Even LED fog lamps and power-folding, heated, auto-dimming side view mirrors are standard. The wheel sizes vary between 19-inch to 21-inch depending on the trim configuration. Dimensionally and mechanically the Model Y is more of a raised Model 3 and thus we don't see any major change in the dimensions figures here.  Tesla offers multiple exterior color options with the 2022 Model Y like Pearl White Multicoat, Midnight Silver Metallic, Deep Blue Metallic, Solid Black, and Red Multicoat. 

Models

2022 Tesla Model Y

2022 Audi Q4 e-tron

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-e

2022 Jaguar I-Pace

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4416

4674

4394 

4784

Length (in.)

187.0

180.6

185.6

184.3

Width (in.)

75.6

73.4

74.1

79.2

Height (in.)

63.9

64.7

63.9

61.3

Ground clearance (in.)

6.6

N/A 5.7 5.6

Wheelbase (in.)

113.8

108.7 117.5

117.7

The Ford Mustang Mach E is the winner here as it has a lower base curb weight of 4394 lbs and the ground clearance is relatively lower than the rest of the SUVs, giving more stability on the road. The wheelbase of the Ford Mustang Mach E is also 3.7 inches longer than the 2022 Tesla Model Y. However, the Tesla Model Y's higher ground clearance is appreciated over bad roads and speed-breakers. 

Some of the key exterior features of the 2022 Tesla Model Y are :

  • 21-inch wheels
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Panoramic fixed glass roof
  • Power and heated side mirrors
  • Signature Tesla LED taillights

Safety

9.9/10

The Tesla Model Y in the year 2022 has received a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2022. In the frontal collision, side impact, and rollover tests, the Model Y received five stars. The 2022 Model Y received the highest grade of Good in all six crash test categories from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, earning it the title of Top Safety Pick+. The Model Y's basic front accident prevention systems were given the highest grade of Superior. That said, there have been a total of 8 recalls, 3 open investigations and 351 complaints registered to Model Y 2022. 

The safety features incorporated into the 2022 Tesla Model Y are:-

  • Forward collision warning with pedestrian and cyclist detection
  • Forward automatic emergency braking
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane departure warning with lane keep assist
  • Blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Rearview camera
  • Front, side, and rear parking sensors
  • Road sign recognition

Competition

9.0/10

2022 Tesla Model Y vs 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E

The Model Y is not an economical measure when compared to its most obvious EV rival, the Ford Mustang Mach-E. But somehow, the Model Y has comfortable seating and interior design that are among the main requirements.

2022 Tesla Model Y vs 2022 Audi Q4 e-Tron

One of the most opulent and nice electric cars available is the Q4 e-Tron. It offers a high-end, spacious, and comfy interior.   However, the benefits of purchasing a Model Y include increased maximum range, better acceleration, and access to Tesla's Supercharger network that triumph over the benefits provided in the 2022 Audi Q4 Etron.

2022 Tesla Model Y vs 2022 Jaguar I-Pace

As compared to the Tesla Model Y, the 2022 Jaguar I-Pace is nearly $4,000 more expensive. However, the Tesla Model Y is more advanced than the I-Pace in terms of autonomous driving technology. The Tesla Model Y also offers better range and higher top speed than the Jaguar I-Pace. Also, Tesla's in-car entertainment options are much better than the I-Pace. The Jaguar I-Pace offer better performance than the Tesla Model Y. 

Final Verdict

7.0/10

The 2022 Tesla Model Y is by far the best in its segment in terms of range and acceleration. Other than that, the cargo and its cabin space are also one of the best in its class. But its competitors like the Mustang Mach-E and I-Pace have a much better quality and comfort level than Model Y. Its long-term reliability is still questionable, but to date, its safety and efficiency are still the best in their class. Although for all this the Model Y does charge a premium over the rivals.

Features
vehicle bio
base price

$63990

body style

4dr SUV

engine type
transmission

1-Speed Automatic

dimensions
length

187 in

wheelbase

113.8 in

width

75.6 in

curb weight

4555 lbs

Height

63.9 in

Ground Clearance

6.6 in

capacity
passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

127/120/117 mpg



FAQs

How reliable is the Tesla Model Y?The Tesla Model Y hasn't been rated for reliability yet by J.D. Powers.
How much can the 2022 Tesla Model Y tow?When equipped with the optional Class II tow hitch, the 2022 Tesla Model Y can tow up to 3,500 pounds.
Does the 2022 Tesla Model Y offer full self-drive capabilities?Full-self-driving capability is available on the 2022 Model Y for $10,000 extra. Although at present it only includes summon mode and automatic lane change on highways. But the present self-driving capability supports upgrading to complete self-driving capability and will be made available in the future through O.T.A updates.
Where is the 2022 Tesla Model Y manufactured?The 2022 Tesla Model Y is built by Tesla in California.
When will the 2022 Tesla Model Y be available?The 2022 Tesla Model Y is expected to be available by June 2022.

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