The Tesla Model Y is an electric SUV with available all-wheel drive and a maximum driving range of 300 miles per charge. The price starts at $39,000 for the base model with 230 miles of range.
Set to arrive in late 2020, Tesla’s newest model borrows much of its design and engineering from the company’s Model 3 sedan. However, it’s worth noting that the Model 3 has a slightly lower entry-level price and holds a slim edge in overall driving range compared to its larger SUV counterpart.
At a glance, it might be hard to spot the Model Y as being roughly 10 percent larger than the Model 3. With its blunt nose and tapered tail, the Model Y has more of a streamlined shape than you’ll find on most compact SUVs, such as the Toyota RAV4, Ford Escape, and Honda CR-V.
The Model Y’s primary task is going to be putting more mainstream car shoppers into Tesla vehicles. However, with more major car companies getting into the electric car field, the Model Y is going to have plenty of competition when it arrives next year.