The Model Y 2022 is Tesla’s SUV alternative to the Model X. It is smaller and less expensive than the Model X. Even though Tesla introduced the new nameplate in 2020, we don’t expect any big changes until 2022, when the company may decide to finally use the yoke steering wheel and updated cabin from the recent Model S/X refresh. Electric compact luxury SUVs like the Audi Q4 Sportback E-Tron and the Volvo C40 Recharge compete with the Model Y. Luxury SUVs that do not run on electricity, such as the Volvo XC60 and Jaguar F-Pace, could be used as benchmarks.
Performance and Range
Both the Long Range and Performance versions of Tesla’s Model Y offer a dual-motor all-wheel drive system. They share the same 75 kWh battery that powers both models. In our testing, the Model Y Long Range accelerated from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 4.1 seconds. The Performance version, according to Tesla, can complete the distance in 3.5 seconds.
Tesla Model Y Range
- Long Range: 326 miles
- Performance: 303 miles