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: November 10, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Tesla Model Y introduced back in the year 2019 based on the Model 3 sedan comes mostly unchanged for 2022. The 2022 Tesla Model Y carries a base MSRP of $52,940 (including federal rebates and other benefits) which is a $1,450 price bump from last year. The 2022 Model Y will be offered in only two trims same as last year where the base trim will be Long Range while the other one is the Performance trim. The latter carries a five grand premium over the base trim.



2022 Tesla Model Y

 As for the performance, the Model Y is quick doing 60 MPH under five seconds in the Long Range model and in under four seconds for the Performance model. While inside the cabin you will find yourself scratching your head to find any difference between the Model Y's cabin and Model 3's cabin. Thus in short the Model Y is inherently a raised Model 3. But will the raised height have any impact on its ride and handling? Let's find out. 

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Pros

Spacious and practical cabin

Superb handling

Exceptional performance and range in its class

Cons

Poor cabin fit and finish

Pricier than rivals

Bone-jarring ride quality

What's New?

No major changes.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$50140

bodystyle

4dr 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

Engine and Performace

8.0

Pricing and Features

9.0

Features

7.5

Engine and Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

8.5

Interior

6.5

Exterior

6.0

Safety

8.0

Competition

7.0

Final Verdict

7.0

7.5

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.5

Overall Rating


The 2022 Tesla Model Y is inside out a typical Tesla car. The exterior design is futuristic and sharp. While the interior is kept modern yet simplistic. Most of the functions and controls inside the cabin are integrated into the big 15-inch display stacked at the center of its dashboard. Thus it takes time to get used to the setup at the beginning. Although compared to it, rivals SUVs over a more user-friendly and familiar cabin. Speaking of the rivals, the 2022 Model Y goes head-on against the likes of Ford Mustang Mach-E, Audi Q4 e-tron, and Jaguar I-Pace.

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

7.5/10
Features

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

8.5/10
Fuel Economy

6.5/10
Interior

6.0/10
Exterior

8.0/10
Safety

7.0/10
Competition

7.0/10
Final Verdict


2022 Tesla Model Y electric Features

7.5/10

The 2022 Tesla Model Y is offered in two trims Long Range and Performance. The base trim starts at $57,990 and offers a long list of standard features. The Performance trim commands a five grand premium over the base model and offers a more performance-focused setup while the feature list is similar to the base trim. Introduced last year are the optional third-row seats which is can be had by paying $3,000 extra. Other optional features are full-self-driving capability 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. That said, there is also a choice of a black and white cabin for $1,000 extra while a Class II trailer hitch receiver costs another $1,000.

Model

Long Range

Performance

MSRP*

$57,990

$62,990

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

 

 

Powered tailgate

 

 

Heated and powered seats

 

 

Adaptive cruise control

 

 

All-LED exterior lights

 

 

Panoramic glass roof

 

 

Forward collision mitigation

 

 

Blind-spot monitor w/ lane-keep assist

 

*Prices excluding any federal rebates or benefits

2022 Tesla Model Y electric Engine and Performance

8.0/10

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 delivers exhilarating performance hitting 0-60 MPH in just 4.8 seconds as per Tesla (Although during individual tests the Model Y managed to hit 60 MPH in just a shade above 4 seconds).. A one-speed automatic transmission and AWD will remain standard on all the trims.

 2022 Tesla Model Y electric SUV in acceleration mode

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 bump 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

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-e

2021 Jaguar I-Pace

MSRP

$57,990

$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

N/A

201 hp

266 hp

394 hp

Torque

N/A N/A

317 lb-ft

512 lb-ft

0-60 MPH (secs)

4.8 7.9 5.8 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. 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.

2022 Tesla Model Y electric Fuel Economy

8.5/10

The fuel economy of the 2022 Tesla Model Y will likely remain the same as the powertrain has been carried over from last year. But in terms of great mileage, the 2022 Tesla Model Y thus still holds the crown for the best range of 326 miles on the Long Range model and 303 miles on the Performance model. As for the MPGe figures, the 2022 Model Y will offer 129 MPGe in the city, 112 MPGe on the highway, and 121 MPGe combined.

Models

2022 Tesla Model Y

2022 Audi Q4 e-tron

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-e

2021 Jaguar I-Pace

MPGe (City)

129

N/A

105

80

MPGe (Highway)

112

N/A

93

72

MPGe (Combined)

121

N/A

100

76

Range (mi.)

326

280*

230

234

*as per Audi

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. The closest at the moment you have is the Audi Q4 e-tron with 280 miles of the claimed range.

2022 Tesla Model Y electric Interior

6.5/10

Tesla, since the day of its inception, has followed a very futuristic approach in designing its cabin. The same applies to the cabin of the 2022 Model Y. It gets a very clean, minimalistic, and cabin which is devoid of any physical controls. It didn’t undergo any major changes this year 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 level is still a long way from what you see in rivals.

2022 Tesla Model Y electric SUV front seats

The seats in general are comfortable and well cushioned offering good support. Most of the functionalities of the car have been integrated into the giant center screen. 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 for $3,000 extra.

2022 Tesla Model Y electric SUV infotainment screen

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. 

Models

2022 Tesla Model Y

2022 Audi Q4 e-tron

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-e

2021 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)

76* 24.7 34.4

25.3

*maximum cargo capacity

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. 

Interior Features:

  • 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 

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 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.

2022 Tesla Model Y electric SUV 

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. The Model Y still boasts 113.8-inches between the front and rear wheels along with 6.6-inches of ground clearance. 

Models

2022 Tesla Model Y

2022 Audi Q4 e-tron

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-e

2021 Jaguar I-Pace

Curb Weight (lbs.)

4416

4674

N/A

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

When compared to the other SUVs in the competition in terms of dimensions, you will see even though the Mach-E and the I-Pace aren't longer bumper-to-bumper yet they manage a longer wheelbase although both the SUVs have lower ground clearance compared to the Model Y. This is something you need to look at while going over big bumps. Another noteworthy fact here is that even though the Q4 e-tron is dimensionally the smallest yet manages to carve out a spacious cabin that is at par with the other SUVs here.

Exterior Features:

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

2022 Tesla Model Y electric Safety

8.0/10

Right from the start, Tesla cars have 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. The 2022 Model Y being mechanically unchanged is expected to get similar scores.

Safety Features:

  • 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

7.0/10

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.

2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E

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. Thus overall the Mach-E is more desirable than the Model Y if you can ignore the range and performance figures.

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. Also when it comes to acceleration, the I-Pace here completely outperforms Model Y. But when it comes to range the Model Y has an upper hand.

2021 Jaguar I-Pace

While the space reserved for your cargo as well as the passengers in the Model Y is also very big when compared to I-Pace. Thus to decide between the two you would need to pick either luxury or performance.

2022 Tesla Model Y electric 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.


FAQs on the 2022 Tesla Model Y:

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.

When will the 2022 Tesla Model Y be available?

The 2022 Tesla Model Y is expected to be available by June 2022.

Where is the 2022 Tesla Model Y manufactured?

The 2022 Tesla Model Y is built by Tesla in California.