The 2024 Tesla Model Y is a battery-powered electric compact crossover manufactured by Tesla, Inc. The 2024 Tesla Model Y is a 5-passenger all-electric small crossover SUV. The optional third row increases the seating capacity to seven, Tesla Model comes in two main trims: Long Range and Performance. Tesla Model Y has tried to capitalize on the Model 3’s fiery success, but the all-electric crossover is fizzing rather than sizzling. Model Y is an attractive, stylish, and spacious electric SUV. The Tesla Model Y is more practical than the Model 3, its dual-motor drivetrain provides plenty of heady power, and the interior is a tech lover’s dream.
The Tesla Y Model clearly lags behind the rest of the industry when it comes to smartphone integration. The estimated driving range is good compared to rivals like the Ford Mustang Mach E and Volkswagen ID.4, and the Long Range trim promises up to 330 miles per charge. Also, Tesla is offered with an optional third row of seats, which is still rare in the world of EVs and SUVs. Model Y faces new rivals. Ford Mustang Mach-E, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6, and Volkswagen ID.4 have been released recently and each has attractive qualities that can win you over.
2024 Tesla Model Y : Interior
Inside, the 2024 Tesla Model Y’s interior is mostly a transmission from the Model 3 sedan. Like other electric cars, the Model Y is largely button-free and mostly relies on a large infotainment screen centered on a simple dashboard. There are significant pros and cons when it comes to Model Y’s technological features. The large center display is easy to see and has vibrant-looking graphics. The Google-based navigation system is also clear and easy to read, and the fourteen speakers in the audio system are really amazing.
The largest drawback is the lack of Apple CarPlay or Android Auto smartphone integration. Bluetooth is the only way to connect your phone and is a poor alternative when compared to the more featured features of CarPlay and Android Auto. As for the voice controls, you could theoretically use them for a lot of things, like adjusting the cabin temperature or opening the glove box. Still, we found them largely ineffective in real-world use. Making simple requests like “call my mom” didn’t work in most cases in our tests.
2024 Tesla Model Y : Engine
Tesla Model Y comes with a dual-motor drivetrain. The all-wheel drive Long Range offers 330 miles of range, and the Performance model’s estimated range drops to 303 miles. But the latter comes with 20-inch wheels, a lowered suspension, a higher top speed (155 mph), faster-claimed acceleration, and a special Track mode.
The EPA estimates the Long Range model to be good for 131 MPGe in the city and 117 MPGe on the highway, while the Performance model estimates fuel economy estimates 115/106 MPGe highway/city. The Long Range model we tested on our 200-mile highway fuel-economy test route recorded only 94 MPGe and an estimated 220-mile highway driving range, while the Performance model delivered 98 MPGe and a driving range of 230 miles.
2024 Tesla Model Y : Safety
Tesla is known for its highly advanced Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system, and Model Y offers this feature as standard. Advanced features such as the self-parking feature and the Summon feature are optional. Key safety features of the 2024 Model Y include adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning with lane keeping assist, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, and semi-autonomous driving mode.