2022 Tesla Model Y electric

MSRP $50,140 Est.

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

Updated on: July 5, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Tesla Model Y was introduced back in the year 2019, which is a crossover utility vehicle that is fully powered by electricity. It can accommodate up to 5 people inside its cabin, but a 7-seater option is also available. It comes in two trims, namely Long Range and Performance. The main differentiation between these 2 trims revolves around their range and acceleration. The Long Range trim of the Model Y has the highest range in its class which beats all of its competitors. 

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Pros

Spacious and practical cabin

Exceptional safety features with all trim

Large infotainment screen

Cons

Poor reliability

Pricey MSRP

What's New?

For the 2022 model year, no major changes are being expected

New 5-level autonomous driving system is very likely to get introduced

Full Glass sunroof


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$50140

bodystyle

dr SUV

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$50,140 Est. onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Tesla Model Y electric in Pearl White TriCoat color
Pearl White TriCoat

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Features

9.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

6.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

9.0

7.9

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.9

Overall Rating


The interior of the 2022 Tesla Model Y is kept modern yet simplistic and offers integrated software that can be accessed through the big 15-inch display stacked at the center of its dashboard. It rivals the likes of Ford Mustang Mach-E, Chevrolet Bolt EV, and Jaguar I-Pace. Continue with the article to know more about how Tesla performs in front of its rivals in the segment.

2022 Tesla Model Y electric SUV front angle view
2022 Tesla Model Y electric SUV rear angle view

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

6.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety

9.0/10
Competition


2022 Tesla Model Y electric Features

The 2022 Tesla Model Y offers a long list of standard features in both its trims and will retain all the same things from its previous model. The SUV adds large infotainment that features a 15" touchscreen infotainment system, leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control system, a 14-speaker premium audio system, and heated and ventilated front seats. The SUV adds attention to safety in both the SUV trims and offers driver-assistance features like automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control.

Model

Long Range

Performance

MSRP*

$52,990

$61,990

Key Features

Adds/Upgrades to Standard Range

Adds/Upgrades to Long Range

 

Long Range of 315 miles with a bigger battery

Faster acceleration and more power with the optional performance upgrade

 

15 mins charge to add 158 miles of range from Supercharger Station

Lesser range of 280 miles with the performance upgrade

 

Two Rows of seating

21-inch Überturbine Wheels

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Lowered suspension setup

 

15" touchscreen display

Performance-oriented Brakes with Aluminum Alloy Pedals

 

40-20-40 split rear seats

Powered liftgate

 

Heated and powered seats

Optional 7-seater support

 

Adaptive cruise control

14-speaker audio system

 

LED headlights

Ventilated front seats

 

LED taillights

Powered tilt/telescopic steering wheel

*prices may vary upon release.

Having a price difference of $6,000, the Long Range and the Performance SUV both can be had for a 7-seater configuration for paying some extra. The exterior features 5 colors, while the interior gets two new color options. On the exterior, it features 21" alloy wheels that come with 255/35R21 tires, LED taillights, automatic LED headlights with LED DRLs, and a powered liftgate system.

We Recommend:

The 2022 Tesla Model Y trims on offer either offer you long-range or more performance. However, in both the trims, you get the same amount of standard luxury features, and you can add some extra features for some extra dollars. However, we recommend you to go with the Tesla Model Y Performance trim as it offers more performance-centered features like better performing 21 alloy wheels and suspension along with premium infotainment and added safety features.

Price:

The 2022 Tesla Model Y is most likely to get a $1,000 bump in both of its trim. The base Long Range trim will come with a price tag of $52,990, whereas the Performance trim will be available with a price tag of approximately $61,990. The price of these models is just speculation looking at the upgrades, while the official rates are still awaited.

Release Date:

After looking at the past launch trends of Tesla, the 2022 Tesla Model Y is very likely to roll on the market in mid-2021. But this year it may get delayed for a few months because of the ongoing pandemic. 

2022 Tesla Model Y electric Engine and Performance

The all-new 2022 Tesla Model Y will very likely continue with the same powertrain as its predecessor. This model of Tesla was launched recently into the market, so being in the very early stage, major upgrades are very unlikely to happen. It will be powered by a twin-motor setup, which will deliver 346 HP along with 389 lb-ft of torque. A one-speed automatic transmission will remain the same in all the trims. The top speed which can be achieved by this car is 155 MPH, which is exceptional in terms of a fully electric module. The exact figures regarding its power and acceleration capabilities are mentioned in the table below along with a comparison with its rivals.

 2022 Tesla Model Y electric SUV in acceleration mode

Models

2022 Tesla Model Y*

2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

2021 Jaguar I-Pace

MSRP

$65,000^

$36,500

$42,500

$70,000

Engine

Dual Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor

Dual Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor

Dual Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor

Dual Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor

Drivetrain

AWD/RWD

AWD

RWD

AWD

Transmission

Single-speed automatic

Single-speed automatic 

Single-speed automatic 

Single-speed automatic

Power

346 hp

200 hp

290 hp

395 hp

Torque

389 lb-ft

266 lb-ft

317 lb-ft

516 lb-ft

.^expected price *2021 MY data used for reference

Now talking about its acceleration power and top speed, we would say it gives you a feeling which we usually see in gas-powered performance cars. It can attain the speed of 60 MPH in 4.8 seconds only, whereas the performance trim completes it in a mere 3.5 seconds which is insane. When comparing the price range of the cars in the competition, Jaguar I-Pace is the most expensive option in the lineup.

2022 Tesla Model Y electric Fuel Economy

7.0/10

The fuel economy of the 2022 Tesla Model Y will likely remain the same as the powertrain sector is left untouched in comparison to its predecessor. But in terms of great mileage, the 2022 Tesla Model Y will still hold the crown in its segment because of its great MPGe figures. The 2022 Model will offer 129 MPGe in the city, 112 MPGe on the highway, and 121 MPGe combined.

Models

2022 Tesla Model Y*

2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

2021 Jaguar I-Pace

MPGe (City)

129

127

108

80

MPGe (Highway)

112

108

94

72

MPGe (Combined)

121

118

101

76

Battery Range (Miles)

326 

257

301

234

*2021 MY data used for reference

The rival cars are nowhere close to the Model Y in terms of MPGe figures. 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. Ford Mustang Mach-E follows with 301 miles of range, leaving behind Bolt EV and I-Pace with 257 and 234 miles, respectively.

2022 Tesla Model Y electric Interior

8.0/10

Tesla, since the day of its inception, has followed a very futuristic approach in designing its cabin. The models have a very clean, minimalistic, and very ergonomic design, which can also be found on Model Y. It didn’t undergo any major changes this year as this model is very new in the market. But we are expecting a full glass moonroof this year inside its cabin, which will unlock the gateway to a very luxurious and entertaining ride. Moreover, the dashboard and its seats are very likely to get some height adjustments to provide great visibility.

2022 Tesla Model Y electric SUV front seats

The interior of Tesla cars is loved and admired by most of the Gen-Z’s as it follows a very futuristic approach. Most of the functionalities of the car have been integrated into their software which can be accessed through their infotainment display. With this system, one can easily carry out most of the basic functionalities like opening the trunk, adjusting seats, and much more with a single touch of your finger. While the rivals only offer seating for 5, Tesla also gives the consumers an option of opting Model Y as a seven-seater.

Models

2022 Tesla Model Y*

2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

2021 Jaguar I-Pace

Seating Capacity

5/7

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

41.0/56.4/41.8

39.7/54.6/41.6

40.4/57.6/41.6

39.9/57.6/40.9

Rear Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Legroom; inches)

39.4/54/40.5

39.7/54.6/41.6

39.2/55.8/38.1

38.1/54.6/35.0

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

68.0

16.9

59.7

25.3

*2021 MY data used for reference

The dashboard of the Model Y is kept so clean that even you won’t be able to notice any vents for air conditioning. The materials used on the surfaces are of very high quality, and all the seats are bolstered in premium leather. The cabin space as well as the cargo space is very big in size that outperforms most of its rivals in this segment. Some top comfort and convenience features are listed below:

  • Multifunction steering wheel with tilt and telescopic adjustment
  • Dual-Zone climate control
  • 8-way power-adjustable and heated front and rear seats 
  • Fold-flat second-row seats
  • Leather upholstery

Infotainment System:

Coming on to the infotainment department of the Tesla Model Y, it has the most attractive and catchy features that we usually see on a smartphone or laptop. 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. But these features only work when the car is not in motion to keep you focused on the road while you are driving.

2022 Tesla Model Y electric SUV infotainment screen

The infotainment system includes features like:

  • 15-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Premium audio – 14 speakers, 1 subwoofer, 2 amps, and immersive sound experience
  • Satellite maps with live traffic visualization
  • Music and media over Bluetooth

2022 Tesla Model Y electric Exterior

6.0/10

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 not be appealing for most buyers because of the weird design that has been carried out over its surface. The ground clearance of this car is again one of its downsides that should be brought into the limelight. The exterior of this SUV has a lot of muscular edges over its surface, and the shape resembles more like a 2-door coupe. At the back, the signature tail-end of Tesla makes it look sassier, but in the front, the presence of a grille would be much appreciated.

2022 Tesla Model Y electric SUV 

Models

2022 Tesla Model Y*

2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

2021 Jaguar I-Pace

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,416

3,563

4,727

4,784

Length (inches)

187

164

186

184.3

Width (inches)

75.6

69.5

N/A

79.2

Height (inches)

63.9 

62.8

63

61.3

Ground Clearance (inches)

6.6

N/A

5.7

7.3

Wheelbase (inches)

113.8

102.4

117

117.7

*2021 MY data used for reference

When comparing the cars in the competition in terms of dimensions, the cars are not so similar. While Jaguar offers the most ground clearance and also has the biggest wheelbase in the competition. It also is the heaviest option in the segment, whereas the Bolt EV stands lightest, measuring 4,784 and 3,563 lbs, respectively. Some of the expected exterior upgrades for the 2022 MY are as follows:

  • Performance brakes
  • 21-inch wheels
  • Power and heated side mirrors
  • Signature Tesla LED taillights

2022 Tesla Model Y electric Safety

8.0/10

Tesla has very extensively focused on safety. It shares the same chassis with the Tesla Model 3, and 70 % of its body structure has been carried over to the Model Y. In the NHTSA’s safety assessment, the 2021 Tesla Model Y has earned a perfect overall 5-star rating. The IIHS ratings of the Tesla Model Y are still not available, but the Model 3 has performed superbly in its crashworthiness tests. It was awarded Top Safety Pick+ by IIHS that is very rare with most of the cars, but for Tesla, it was expected.

This car contains all the safety features, starting from all the basic and mandated features to advanced safety features. The good thing which we found about the Tesla Model Y is that most of the advanced safety measures are standard even on its base trim. This vehicle is loaded with all kinds of active and passive safety features making it the best in its class, but only the standout features are mentioned below:

  • Auto Lane Change
  • Frontal crash warning
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane change assist
  • Automatic response to traffic lights
  • Adaptive cruise control

2022 Tesla Model Y electric Competition

9.0/10

2022 Tesla Model Y vs 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV

When these two models are compared side-by-side, the Tesla Model Y outperforms Bolt EV in possibly every segment like interior dimensions, cargo space, safety, power, and also its range. Although the Tesla Model Y is more expensive than the Chevrolet Bolt EV, overall, the Model Y will remain a better option because of its better design and all the other specifications.

2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV

2022 Tesla Model Y vs 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

The Model Y without a doubt has a much better range as well as power. Its speed is just insane, which is way better than the Ford Mustang Mach-E. But the overall look and muscularity of the Mustang are much likable than the Model Y. Model Y’s interior is very minimal, which may be liked by some portions of buyers, but the Mustang follows the traditional way by attaching most of the functionalities with buttons. The Mustang’s infotainment system is also quite good and very easy to adapt, whereas one will need some time to get used to Tesla’s system.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

2022 Tesla Model Y vs 2021 Jaguar I-Pace

The comfort and luxury of the Jaguar I-Pace are some of the best in its class. The overall driving experience of the I-Pace is pretty good and well-balanced. The exterior of the I-Pace looks more sporty and follows a sharp and edgy design that looks superior to that of Model Y. But when it comes to range and acceleration, the Model Y here completely outperforms I-Pace in numbers. The space reserved for your cargo as well as the passengers is also very big when compared to I-Pace. Lastly, the choice between luxury and performance remains yours.

2021 Jaguar I-Pace

 

2022 Tesla Model Y electric Final Verdict

The 2022 Tesla Model Y is by far the best in its segment in terms of range & 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. There is no doubt that it is slightly more expensive than most of the rivals, but the rivals get completely overshadowed by the futuristic approach and technologies that have been implemented in its system.