Tesla has finally launched the Standard Range Model Y and it will cost $41,990. If you order with my referral link you’ll also get 1,000 free supercharger miles. It has a 244 mile range and can accelerate from 0-60 in just 5.3 seconds. That’s a $4,000 premium for the mid-size SUV compared to the Model 3 mid-size sedan.
When the Model Y was launched last March the cheapest model was the long range at $52,990 with a 326 mile range. That model has since gone down to $49,990, which is just a $3,000 premium compared to the Model 3. The Performance model launched at $62,990 and has since gone down to $59,990, a $5,000 premium compared to the Model 3.
There are also state incentives available, such as a $2,000 rebate in NY.
Last month, I wrote about my 2 year experience with the Model 3. While service is not quite up to par, it’s truly an incredible car that is a real joy to drive and it gets better every week thanks to software updates that add awesome new features. Fair warning, once you go electric it will be very hard to go back to gas!
Tesla is also now selling a 7 seat version of the Model Y. Previously they only sold a 5 seat version. That option adds $3,000 to the cost of the SUV.
This is what the 3rd row looks like:
Tesla sells a $1,000 option for white seats, though I wouldn’t recommend that as stains will show much more easily. The white seats and the trim can also cause more glare.
All Teslas now come with autopilot included for free that make highway driving a breeze. I would certainly not recommend spending $10,000 on “full self driving” as it is today.
Do you have any plans to buy a Tesla?