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2022 Long Range 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sport Utility
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Price:   -  From $65,990
2022 Performance 4dr All-Wheel Drive Sport Utility Price:   -  From $69,990
Expert Rating
3.7 (Good)

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: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Overview

What's New

Tesla doesn’t follow traditional model years as other automakers do. The electric car brand makes changes to its vehicles throughout the year. Once Tesla makes an update, it manufacturers new vehicles with the changes and makes those updates available to current owners through over-the-air-software updates.

The 2022 Tesla Model Y enters the new year with minor changes. Range is up for the base Long Range trim, as the SUV can now travel up to 330 miles on a single charge. The available Performance trim continues to have a 303-mile range. Since Tesla doesn’t stick with model years, we could see an update later on in the year.

Choosing Your Tesla Model Y

There are two Model Y trims to choose from: Long Range and Performance. The base Model Y Long Range starts at $64,190 with destination, while the available Performance trim has a starting price tag of $69,190.

None of Tesla’s vehicles are eligible for the federal tax credit anymore. Depending on where you live, you can take advantage of local and state incentives that could bring the vehicle’s price down like the California Clean Fuel Reward. After a recent Tesla price increase, the Model Y no longer qualifies for the California Clean Vehicle Rebate.

Engine Choices

The all-electric Model Y is currently only available with a dual-motor configuration and all-wheel drive. Tesla doesn’t provide horsepower figures for its electric cars, but the two models are differentiated by range, fuel economy, and zero-to-60 mph times.

While the Model Y Performance has much better acceleration than the base Long Range trim, it takes a hit in fuel economy and range. When equipped with the $1,000 tow hitch, the Model Y can tow up to 3,500 pounds. The SUV’s range takes a large hit when towing any amount of cargo.

ModelEngine TypeRange0-60 mph TimeMPGe (City/Highway)
Long RangeDual electric motors330 miles4.8 seconds127 / 117
PerformanceDual electric motors303 miles3.5 seconds115 / 106

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

As standard, the 2022 Model Y has seating for up to five people but is available with seating for up to seven with an optional third row. On the cargo capacity front, the Model Y has a front trunk and a traditional cargo area in the back that have up to 68 cubic feet of cargo space combined.

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Safety Features

All 2022 Model Y SUVs come with a lengthy list of standard safety features. Forward collision warning, pedestrian and cyclist detection, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, traffic sign recognition, automatic high-beam assist, parking sensors, and Tesla’s Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system are standard.

The available $12,000 Full Self-Driving Capability brings traffic light and stop sign control, a full self-driving computer, Tesla’s Summon feature that can autonomously bring the car to you in a parking lot, an Autopark feature, automatic lane change assist, and semi-autonomous driving with navigation.

Connectivity

The 2022 Model Y’s interior features a large 15-inch touchscreen that acts as the central hub for all of the SUV’s controls. Standard features with the infotainment system include a Wi-Fi hot spot, a 14-speaker audio system, four USB ports, a wireless charging pad, navigation, and Bluetooth. Tesla’s infotainment system doesn’t have Apple CarPlay or Android Auto compatibility.

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2022 Tesla Model Y Long Range – MSRP From $64,190

The entry-level Model Y Long Range comes standard with synthetic leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, power-adjustable front seats, heated front and rear seats, a panoramic glass roof, 19-inch wheels, a power liftgate, LED headlights, and keyless entry.

The Long Range trim is available with seating for up to seven with a $3,000 package. Beyond that, 20-inch wheels are available for $2,000 and a black and white interior is $1,000.

2022 Tesla Model Y Performance – MSRP From $69,190

The Performance trim trades range for performance with more powerful electric motors. The SUV also comes with stiffer suspension, upgraded brakes, and standard 21-inch wheels.

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Unless you’re looking for sports car performance from a compact SUV, the Long Range trim is the better option. It has more range, is available with seating for up to seven (the Performance trim is only available in a five-passenger layout), and is more affordable. The available Full Self-Driving Capability package brings tech that you won’t find with any other modern car, but is a pricey upgrade.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Offers seven-seat versatility
  • Incredible performance for an SUV
  • Very safe and well-equipped
  • Stunning, tactile touchscreen
Cons
  • Not much of a looker
  • Concerns about build and reliability
  • Ride is unforgiving at times
  • Interior is perhaps too pared-back
Expert Rating
3.7 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Looks can be deceiving. You’d be forgiven for mistaking Tesla’s seven-seater SUV for its smaller Model 3 sedan, especially from the front. There’s plenty of shared DNA between these two vehicles, though the Model Y is more rounded and bulbous. This isn’t a handsome car by any means, but it does a good job of disguising third-row seats on Long Range models, especially when privacy glass is specified. The soaring roofline and panoramic moonroof create a greenhouse ambiance internally, with front and second-row passengers in particular likely to enjoy these airy surroundings.

Haven’t I seen you somewhere before? While the exterior styling is a tribute to the smaller Model 3, the cabin is a direct lift from its baby brother. You’d be hard-pressed to tell the difference between these cars from the driver’s seat, with the same 15-inch landscape-oriented tablet display providing the only focal point across the dashboard. It’s an extraordinary act of minimalism, with even the heater vents hidden from view; some people will applaud the look, while others will bemoan the lack of physical controls and points of interest.

This ostentatious minimalism would be easier to embrace if the materials were high-quality, but they look better than they feel. This is a poorly-built, poorly-finished vehicle, and the quality simply isn’t there. We’ll gloss over the persistent rumors of unreliability for now – touchscreen aside, you’ll find superior fit and finish in most other SUVs. The third row of seats are also small, though they’re still a welcome option for Long Range buyers; Performance models miss out on this feature entirely.

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Power in abundance. After Tesla streamlined the range for 2022, every Model Y buyer has a dual-motor configuration providing all-wheel drive. As a result, even the cheaper of the two trims will set you back over $62,000. Despite being the model that’s not called Performance, Long Range Ys will hit 60 in 4.8 seconds, compared to 3.5 seconds in the flagship model. Either way, you’ll be pressed back into your seat as the electric motor unleashes its power instantly and seamlessly.

We have to single out the Model Y’s range and economy for particular praise. Both configurations deliver over 300 miles of estimated range, while a 240V charger will replenish 45 miles of range per hour. Tesla’s Supercharger network adds 162 miles of range to the battery pack inside 15 minutes, though it’s no longer free to use.

Well equipped, but avoid the options list. In keeping with other Tesla models, the Y is extremely safe. It’s received top marks from both the NHTSA and IIHS, while standard equipment includes adaptive cruise and active lane control, automatic emergency braking, and blind-spot monitoring. Don’t bother with the Full Self-Driving pack – it costs $12,000, yet doesn’t actually deliver autonomous driving beyond parking lots and freeway lane changes.

The standard specifications on Long Range trim will be sufficient for most buyers. There are heated front and rear seats with 12-way power adjustment in the front, dual-zone climate, a heated steering wheel and automatic LED exterior lighting. Remarkably, there’s no smartphone mirroring, which is a baffling omission unless Tesla is planning to launch its own smartphone OS shortly.

Final thoughts. Your enthusiasm for a Model Y will depend on two things – your desire for an all-electric SUV, and your willingness to break from the herd. Despite sharing lots of visual elements with other Tesla models, the Model Y is a unique proposition in its seven-seater guise; its rear seats may be small, but they add welcome versatility without depriving you of cargo capacity. That’s a tricky balancing act to pull off.

The Model Y is a powerful and safe way to transport your family, with an airy and well-appointed cabin. Our concerns center on poor build quality and reliability, as well as an interior so minimalist that you can’t even open the glovebox without using the touchscreen. This is the interior’s best and worst aspect – a stunning and responsive interface with too many duties to conduct. Either way, it makes quite a statement – much like the Performance model’s hair-raising acceleration.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Horsepower/Torque
425 HP / 475 ft.lbs.
Transmission
1-spd auto
Drive Type
Automatic Full-time All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
127 / 117 / 123 Mpge
Passenger Capacity
5 / 7
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Horsepower/Torque
425 HP / 475 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Automatic Full-time All Wheel
key
127 / 117 / 123 Mpge
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Double Wishbone
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
Recommended Fuel Type
Electric
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
72.1 Cu.ft. / 72.0 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
187.0 "
Exterior Width
75.6 "
Exterior Height
63.9 "
Front Headroom
41.0 "
Rear Headroom
39.4 " / 38.7 "
Front Legroom
41.8 "
Rear Legroom
40.5 " / 41.6 "
Front Shoulder Room
56.4 "
Rear Shoulder Room
54.0 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,555 Lbs.
Wheel Base
114 "
Turning Radius
19.9 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
19.0 " Silver Aluminum / 20.0 " Black Aluminum
Paint
Pearlcoat Monotone / Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone / Quad-coat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote W/tilt Down Heated
Bumpers
Body-colored
Grille Moldings
Black
Rear Spoiler
Exhaust
None
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5 / 7
Seat Trim
Leatherette
Front Seat Type
Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
40-20-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Fm/hd, Fm/hd, Seek-scan
Speakers
14
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Power Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Smart Device-as-key
Power Outlets
2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front And Rear
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Autosteer W/auto Lane Change Hands-on (with Lane Change) Steering Assist
Pedestrian Detection
Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
Driver Attention Alert
Driver Attention
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Front And Rear / Autopark Automated
Security Systems
Sentry Mode
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
96 Months / 120,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
144 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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