Tesla's lineup grew this year with the arrival of the Model Y crossover, a key product that CEO Elon Musk expects to eventually outsell all of the EV maker's other models combined. The Model Y is being launched with the long-range variant, which has a range of 316 miles, Tesla says. We've gathered some initial Model Y reviews from the automotive media.
"Although the Model Y Long Range weighs in at 4,367 pounds — 305 heavier than the equivalent Model 3 — I nonetheless bootleg recorded a 0-60 rip in 4.6 seconds. That's quicker than Tesla's 4.8-second claim for this crossover, and I wasn't even trying. You want to go for a test drive. There's no ignition switch; just place a key card behind the cupholders or activate the app on your phone, and off you go, lightning quick.
The car reacts to the accelerator pedal application like you're squeezing the trigger of a slot car. Even though we've become familiar with this sort of playful antic from Teslas, to feel it in a 'long range' SUV provides a feeling of wonder.
That accelerative force is matched by its Corvette-quick, two-turn lock-to-lock steering that feels as though you are being sucked into corners (with the caveat that this particular car is wearing the optional 20-inch, $2,000 'Induction' wheels, not the base car's 19-inchers)."
-- Kim Reynolds, Motor Trend