Fisker Ocean vs. Tesla Model Y

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, Automotive Editor - April 18, 2024
Tesla Model Y

The Tesla Model Y has quickly become the most popular electric vehicle on sale and was the best-selling EV in 2023. It’s easy to see why, as the Model Y checks all of the right boxes for shoppers with a good amount of range, high-tech features, and great performance.

While Fisker may be on the brink of bankruptcy, the startup’s only EV on sale is the Ocean that’s a direct competitor to the Model Y. The Ocean is an impressive EV with quick acceleration, a stylish design, and affordable pricing.

Shoppers looking to purchase one of the electric SUVs may have a hard time choosing between the two. In this comparison, we’ll examine how the Fisker Ocean compares to the Model Y when it comes to price, size, range, performance, cargo capacity, and interior design to name a winner that’s the better overall option.

Fisker Ocean vs. Tesla Model Y Price

2024 Fisker Ocean

Fisker has recently adjusted pricing for the Ocean. The cheapest Fisker Ocean starts at $24,999 (prices don’t include destination), while the most expensive Fisker Ocean costs $61,499. Tesla Model Y prices start at $44,990 and the most expensive Tesla Model Y is priced at $53,490.

There’s a $19,991 price difference between the base Fisker Ocean and Tesla Model Y with the Ocean being far more affordable. Comparing two range-topping models to one another reveals a price difference of $8,009 in the Model Y’s favor.

While the Tesla Model Y has a higher starting price tag than the Fisker Ocean, it’s available with better lease deals. Financing deals, though, tend to be better with the Ocean.

Fisker Ocean vs. Tesla Model Y Dimensions

The Fisker Ocean has a 115-inch wheelbase and is 188 inches long, 77 inches wide, and 64.2 inches tall. The Tesla Model Y rides on a 113.8-inch wheelbase and is 187 inches long, 75.6 inches wide, and 63.9 inches tall. Both electric SUVs are classified as compact options.

Fisker Ocean vs. Tesla Model Y Range

Tesla Model Y Dashboard

The all-electric range for the Fisker Ocean ranges from 230 miles with the entry-level Sport model up to 360 miles with the available 106-kWh battery pack. The Tesla Model Y can travel between 260 miles and 310 miles depending on the configuration.

Fisker Ocean vs. Tesla Model Y Specs

Tesla doesn’t provide horsepower figures for its vehicles and only provides specs on zero-to-60 mph times and top speed. The base Tesla Model Y comes with a single electric motor on the rear wheels and rear-wheel drive. It can get to 60 mph in 6.6 seconds and has a top speed of 135 mph.

The mid-level Model Y Long Range comes with dual electric motors that bring a 4.8-second zero-to-60 mph time and a top speed of 135 mph. The range-topping Model Y Performance can get to 60 mph in 3.5 seconds and has an increased top speed of 155 mph.

The Fisker Ocean follows a similar powertrain lineup. The base Sport comes with a single electric motor that routes up to 282 horsepower to the front wheels. The Ultra trim adds a second electric motor with AWD that increases output to 564 hp. The base Fisker Ocean can get to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds, while the Ocean Extreme can make the sprint in 3.7 seconds.

Fisker Ocean vs. Tesla Model Y Cargo Space

Tesla Model Y Frunk

The Fisker Ocean has 16.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats and a total of 32.4 cubic feet of cargo space. The Tesla Model Y offers up to 30.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row and a total of 76.2 cubic feet of cargo space. For a compact SUV, the Ocean is well below average when it comes to cargo capacity.

Fisker Ocean vs. Tesla Model Y Interior

2024 Fisker Ocean Dashboard

On the inside, the Fisker Ocean has a straightforward design and layout, while the cabin is lined with recycled materials as a nod toward sustainability. The dashboard has a slim digital instrument cluster and a large vertically oriented central touchscreen that, on higher trims, can rotate for ease of use. The Ocean offers seating for up to five people.

The Tesla Model Y has a high-tech design with a large central touchscreen that acts as both the instrument cluster and the primary way to control most of the SUV’s functions. The Model Y has minimal physical controls and an airy feel thanks to expansive windows. Unlike the Ocean, the Model Y is available with a third row that boosts seating capacity to seven people.

Fisker Ocean vs. Tesla Model Y: Which Is Better?

Unfortunately, it’s hard to ignore Fisker’s financial troubles. With the startup on the brink of bankruptcy, it’s hard to recommend the Ocean. It’s a well-rounded electric SUV with impressive performance and range, but the recent price cuts and possible lack of future access to service and parts make it the loser in this comparison.

The Tesla Model Y wins this comparison. It may not have the same performance, range, or dashing exterior design as the Ocean, but it’s the complete package. It’s from an automaker that started as a startup, but has quickly become the go-to option in the all-electric segment.

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, Automotive Editor

Based out of the Washington, D.C. area, Joel Patel is an automotive journalist that hails from Northern Virginia. His work has been featured on various automotive outlets, including Autoweek, Digital Trends, and Autoblog. When not writing about cars, Joel enjoys trying new foods, wrenching on his car, and watching horror movies. 

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