Esteemed video automotive reviewer Shmee teases, “Will there in the future be a Tesla in my storage?” For these unaware, he simply purchased a Porsche Taycan, however folks have requested him if he’ll ever purchase a Tesla. That is very true with the Tesla Mannequin S Plaid coming to market. Within the meantime, Schmee takes the Mannequin Y crossover out for a highway check to offer his perception.
Schmee’s Mannequin Y check automotive is the Efficiency mannequin, which begins at $60,990. It has 303 miles of vary and might rocket to 60 mph in simply 3.5 seconds. These numbers make it one of many quickest and longest-range EVs obtainable at the moment, even supposing its crossover configuration makes it extremely sensible.
The Tesla Mannequin X is bigger, and it has extra vary, however it is going to additionally value you not less than $30,000 greater than the Mannequin Y. It is also not fairly as fast because the Mannequin Y until you go for the Mannequin X Plaid, which carries a beginning worth of $119,990, which is double that of the Mannequin Y Efficiency.
With that stated, if you happen to’re out there for a performance-oriented all-electric crossover, the Mannequin Y is hard to beat. Nonetheless, the Ford Mustang Mach-E is already turning heads, and several other electrical SUVs are coming to market within the close to future.
In its commonplace configuration, the Mannequin Y seats 5 passengers. For an additional $3,000, you possibly can add third-row seating, although the area again there may be greatest left to kids or smaller adults. It could actually tow as much as $3,500 kilos. Tesla gives a tow hitch for $1,000.
Schmee factors out that the Mannequin Y’s acceleration rivals 10-year-old supercars. Nonetheless, he additionally reminds us of Tesla’s storied historical past of high quality considerations. He goes as far as to say the panel gaps and high quality points are immediately noticeable.
Will Shmee ever purchase a Tesla? Is the Mannequin Y his best choice? It could present a pleasant distinction to his Porsche Taycan. Take a look at the video to seek out out. Then, go away us your takeaways within the remark part beneath.