2020 Tesla Model Y

Original MSRP Range
$49,990 - $59,990
Available Style(s)
Sport Utility
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2020 Tesla Model Y

What We Like

  • All-electric
  • Excellent acceleration
  • Interesting infotainment features
  • Over-the-air updates
  • Driver assist features

What We Don't


Expert Rating

4.7/ 5

Consumer Rating

5.0/ 5


What's New in the 2020 Tesla Model Y?

The Tesla Model Y is new for 2020. See the 2020 Tesla Model Y models for sale near you

Which Model Y is the Best?

We think the Standard Range Model Y is the most compelling version given the expected price and a fairly generous driving range compared to other EVs. If you absolutely have to have the newest, latest Tesla, then you probably don't care about getting a bargain or how it stacks up against an Audi. Although pricey, the Long Range Model Y has everything we love about the Model 3 but with a bit more interior space. Find a Tesla Model Y for sale

How Much Does a 2020 Tesla Model Y Cost?

Since the Long Range model is first to be released (Tesla says a less expensive 2-wheel drive version is coming later), a 300+ mile-range is standard for 2020. A keycard or phone access is part of the Model Y experience, too. Nineteen-in wheels come standard, while 20s are a $2,000 option. Tesla also offers a "performance upgrade" for the Model Y Performance trim. Choosing that option adds a lowered suspension, 21-in wheels and performance brakes to the exterior roster. Inside, there are 12-way power front seats, heated front and rear seats, 4 USB ports, a glass roof and large 15-in touchscreen/info display. That display has a native navigation system, games and the ability to stream YouTube, Hulu and Netflix. Pearl White is the standard color, but four others are offered as added cost options. A tow hitch is available for $1,000. Leather and wood look interior is standard, but the seats are covered with an animal-free artificial leather. The Tesla order form allow only the choice of a 5-seat interior, but a 7-seat option is noted but cannot be selected. Essentially, this is a third row of seating. The price for that option will be $3,000 when it's available. A standard range model will arrive later. This should be priced closer to the $40,000 mark than the Long Range model that's available first. No word on the range, but we're guessing about 225-250 miles.

Model Y Trims

Sport UtilityOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Model Y Long Range AWD$49,990 / N/AElectricnullN/AAutomaticAWD4WD
Model Y Performance AWD$59,990 / N/AElectricnullN/AAutomaticAWD4WD

Is the 2020 Tesla Model Y a Safe Car?

The Model Y has not been crash-tested. Tesla's well-known semi-automated driving system, Autopilot, is standard on the Model Y. Also standard is an automated emergency braking system with pedestrian detection. Lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist are standard. Adaptive cruise control is also standard.

Original Warranty

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain8 Years/120,000 Miles
Corrosion12 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance4 Years/50,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System


2020 Tesla Model Y vs the competition

2020 Jaguar I-Pace — With a starting price of just under $70,000, the I-Pace is pricier than the Model Y. Is the I-Pace a better car than the Model Y? Maybe. It's not as quick but the interior comes off as more refined and more buttoned-down – in a word, it's more luxurious. 2020 Audi e-tronAudi's range is on the low end of the spectrum. Just over 200 miles isn't much compared to the Model Y's 300+. In fairness, Tesla suggests owners not charge their battery over 90 percent of full capacity. Still, even the Nissan Leaf can beat the e-tron's range. Where the Audi shine is interior quality. The Model Y feels quicker than the e-tron, so that's something to consider. 2020 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring – It's not fully electric, it's partly electric. For about 20–25 miles, the Aviator plug-in hybrid electric runs on just electricity. When the small battery pack is depleted, it turns into a more conventional gas/electric hybrid. In that configuration, the Aviator packs 494 hp and 415 lb-ft of torque. It is more expensive than the Model Y, but it's the most impressive luxury 3-row SUV we've driven. Used Tesla Model X – A 2016 or 2017 Tesla Model X is about the same price as a new Model Y. Generally speaking, it will be a Model X 75D with 40,000 to 70,000 miles. We can't make any promises about the reliability of those gullwing rear doors, but the Model X is bigger. Is bigger better? You have to decide.

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