Tesla Model Y: Read the definitive review from the expert team

Using the chassis, interior, and powertrain from the smaller Model 3, the 2021 Tesla Model Y adds additional cargo space, an optional third row of seats, and SUV styling to the more affordable end of the brand’s offerings. Power from the Model Y’s dual on-board electric motors is plentiful; the base Standard Range model comes with rear-wheel drive but the Long Range and Performance models get all-wheel drive as standard. Driving range is superb with a maximum range of up to 326 miles per charge; more expensive rivals such as the Audi e-tron and the Jaguar I-Pace offer far less. While the interior lacks the panache of non-EV rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz GLC-class or Volvo XC60, it’s still fairly comfortable and practical, if a little rough around the edges.