Q: How big is the Tesla Model Y?
A: The Tesla Model Y dimensions are:
Tesla Model Y length: 4,751mm
Tesla Model Y width: 2,129mm (with mirrors), 1,978mm (mirrors folded)
Tesla Model Y height: 1,624mm
Q: How fast is the Model Y?
A: Faster than a family car needs to be. But slightly slower than the Model 3. Oh, you want actual figures? OK – the 0-62 time of the Model Y Long Range AWD is 5.0 seconds and it has a top speed of 135mph. The Model Y Performance 0-62 time is 3.7 seconds and it has a top speed of 150mph.
Q: What is the Tesla Model Y like inside?
A: The inside of the Tesla Model Y will be familiar to anyone who has ever been in a Model 3, as many of the parts and tech are carried straight over. That means there’s the same minimalist look, with the focus on a huge central screen that controls almost all of the functions – from the fart machine to the frunk opening.But it is much more spacious feeling, especially in the rear. It’s really roomy and light, helped by a huge glass roof. This boot is huge, and unlike the Model 3, you are not having to post it through a tiny opening.
Q: Can the Tesla Model Y tow?
A: Yes, the Tesla Model Y can tow. A tow bar is an official option and the car is capable of towing up to 1,600 kg. That’s above average for this type of car.
Q: What is the range of the Tesla Model Y?
A: The range of the Model Y Long Range AWD is 315 miles according to the official WLTP figures. The Model Y Performance is slightly less at 300 miles.
Q: Does the Tesla Model Y have the same tech as the Model 3?
A: Yes, all of the technology in the Tesla Model Y is identical to the Model 3 – including the games, fart machine, self-driving tech and safety kit.
Q: Is the Tesla Model Y a 7 seater?
A: It is in the US and some other markets, but sadly there is no seven-seat option in the UK yet. Tesla told us that: “We do not have a timeline for other seat configurations at this time.” So don’t hold your breath and check out our guide to seven seat electric cars for alternatives.
Q: Does the Model Y have gull wing doors?
A: No, the posh (and expensive) doors are reserved the bigger Model X. The Model Y has to make do with entirely conventional doors.
Q: Where is the Tesla Model Y built?
A: Now this gets a bit complicated. The Tesla Model Y is built in Fremont (in the US) and in Shanghai (China). Models for Europe will be made in Berlin (Germany) at an all-new factory. However, the right-hand-drive production for the UK market will still come from China.
Q: How big is the boot in a Tesla Model Y?
A: Bloody huge. If you want some numbers, it is 2,158 litres in total with the seats down and including the 117-litre front trunk and an under-boot-floor storage area. The rear luggage compartment alone is 854-litres with the seats in place. For comparison, the biggest Volvo estate (the V90) has 560-litres with the seats up and 1,526 with them folded down.
Q: Where can I read a review of the Tesla Model Y?
A: We're glad you asked. Right here.