2020 Tesla Model Y AWD

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  • Base MSRP: $49,990.00
  • Invoice: $0.00
  • Hwy MPG: N/A mpg
  • City MPG: N/A mpg

pros

All-electric drivetrain; luxury compact crossover; supercar acceleration; great handling; technology galore

model highlights

For 2020, Tesla introduces the new compact crossover Model Y to its all electric line-up. The Model Y is the second SUV model by Tesla and is smaller than its larger sibling, the Model X. Tesla offers 3 available options: Standard Range, Long Range and Performance. The Long Range and Performance Models will be introduced first, with the Standard Range coming later in production.

A single-speed transmission is all that's needed to transmit power to the road, since unlike a traditional gasoline engine, electric motors make plenty of power all the way up to the redline. Tesla currently offers all-wheel drive as standard on the Long Range and Performance version.

The challenges electric cars must overcome have traditionally been lack of power range per charge. Range for the Model Y is claimed at around 315 miles for the Long Range and Performance version. The more powerful Performance version has just a touch less range but can reach 0-60 mph in only 3.5 seconds, claimed by Tesla. As part of the deal, drivers get access to Tesla's ever-expanding network of "Supercharger" fast charging stations. With these stations placed across the United States, owners may plug in their Teslas to recharge for no additional fee. Tesla claims that about 20 minutes at a supercharger station will charge the batteries about halfway.

Another unique feature of the Model Y is the panoramic glass roof. The windshield stretches back, curving above the driver's head before finally meeting the tops of the rear doors. There is no break in the glass before that point, meaning one piece of glass acts as both a windscreen and a moonroof.

Other standard equipment on the Model Y includes 19-inch alloy wheels, power-adjustable heated front seats, leatherette interior, 15-speaker sound system, 15-inch touchscreen, voice-activated navigation, LED fog lamps, Bluetooth and wireless device charger.

Tesla's most famous feature is probably its "Autopilot." When equipped, the Model Y will keep pace with the other cars on the road, speeding up and slowing down with them, but it will also keep to its lane, even around gentle corners. Tesla is also offering an upgraded version, for Full Self-Driving Capability which comes with a slew of automated features such as lane changes, parking and Tesla's Summon feature.

The Model Y comes loaded with safety in conjunction with its popular Autopilot feature. The Performance and Long Range versions comes standard with dual front side-mounted airbags, front/rear head airbags, traction control, stability control, blind spot warning and pre-collision safety system. Other convenient safety features include auto delay headlamps, tire pressure monitoring, a remote anti-theft alarm system, traffic video recording and dusk sensing headlamps.

Some noteworthy options for the Tesla Model Y include 20-inch wheels, exterior paint color choices, black & white premium interior and a tow hitch.

model news

For 2020, Tesla begins rolling out 2 of the 3 available versions of its new small electric luxury SUV; the Model Y. These includes the Long Range and Performance version, while the Standard Range version will come later in the production cycle, as well as a seven-seater option in 2021.

value writeup

The electric SUV field is a small, but competitive and a constantly expanding field. The Tesla Model Y may be the premiere compact-crossover electric vehicle available. It is pitted against popular small luxury SUVs such as the Porsche Macan and BMW X3. It also directly competes with the all-electric Jaguar I-Pace, Audi E-tron and the Mercedes Benz EQC. Tesla is delivering performance and value to the luxury SUV segment.

Exterior Color

Red Multi-Coat
Manufacturer's Color Code: RED

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • White/Black

Exterior Color

Pearl White Multi-Coat
Manufacturer's Color Code: PPSW

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • White/Black

Exterior Color

Deep Blue Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: DBMET

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • White/Black

Exterior Color

Solid Black
Manufacturer's Color Code: SOLB

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • White/Black

Exterior Color

Midnight Silver Metallic
Manufacturer's Color Code: MSMET

Interior Colors

  • Black
  • White/Black

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year N/A
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score N/A
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small SUV 4WD

Powertrain

Transmission
Drivetrain All Wheel
Trans Type 1
Trans Description Cont. Automatic
First Gear Ratio (:1) N/A
Reverse Ratio (:1) N/A
Clutch Size N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 9.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High N/A
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low N/A
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy N/A
Cruising Range - City N/A
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City N/A
Fuel Economy Est-Combined N/A
Cruising Range - Hwy N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - City 127
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy 114
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined 121
Engine
Engine Type Electric
Displacement N/A
Fuel System N/A
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM N/A
SAE Net Torque @ RPM N/A
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) N/A
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity N/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume N/A
Front Head Room 41 in
Front Leg Room 41.8 in
Front Shoulder Room 56.4 in
Front Hip Room 53.8 in
Second Head Room 39.4 in
Second Leg Room 40.5 in
Second Shoulder Room 54 in
Second Hip Room 50.6 in
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase 113.8 in
Length, Overall 187 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 75.6 in
Height, Overall 63.9 in
Track Width, Front 64.4 in
Track Width, Rear 64.4 in
Min Ground Clearance 6.6 in
Rear Door Opening Height N/A
Rear Door Opening Width N/A
Liftover Height N/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 N/A
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline N/A
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings N/A
Cargo Box (Area) Height N/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 68 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight 4416 lbs
Curb Weight - Front N/A
Curb Weight - Rear N/A
Maximum Payload Capacity N/A
Curb Weight N/A
Total Option Weight 0.00 lbs
Trailering
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear N/A
Tires
Front Tire Size P255/45WR19
Rear Tire Size P255/45WR19
Wheels
Front Wheel Size 19 X 9.5 in
Rear Wheel Size 19 X 9.5 in
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall N/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 39.8 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall N/A
Brakes
Brake Type 4-Wheel Disc
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 14 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 13.2 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
8 Years/120,000 Miles

Corrosion:
12 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Recall Information

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
20V609000

Mfg's Report Date:
SEP 29, 2020

Component:
EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
2567

Summary:
Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2020 Model Y vehicles equipped with a global rear lamp and tow package configuration. A software error prevents the illumination of trailer brake lights. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

Consequence:
Trailer brake lights that fail to illuminate during braking increase the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
Tesla will notify owners, and has released the firmware update over-the-air (OTA) to vehicles as of September 23, 2020. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla's number for this recall is SB-20-00-002.

Manufacturer Recall Number:
SB-20-00-002
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
20V709000

Mfg's Report Date:
NOV 16, 2020

Component:
SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
401

Summary:
Tesla, Inc. (Tesla) is recalling certain 2020 Model Y vehicles. The bolts connecting the front upper control arm and steering knuckle may have not been properly tightened, allowing the upper control arm to detach from the steering knuckle.

Consequence:
A detached upper control arm can cause the wheels to lean in or out, decreasing the driver's ability to steer and increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
Tesla will notify owners, and dealers will inspect, and as necessary, tighten the bolts, free of charge. The recall began January 15, 2021. Owners may contact Tesla customer service at 1-877-798-3752. Tesla's number for this recall is SB-20-31-012.

Manufacturer Recall Number:
SB-20-31-012

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