Poised solidly in the middle of Tesla’s line-up, the Model Y is a solid workhorse of an EV with fantastic handling. While next year’s Performance trim offers a lowered suspension, a higher top speed and quicker acceleration, the Long Range maximizes driving range while saving €6,000.
Drivers will have to settle for a 0-100 speed of 5.1 seconds on the Long Range versus the Performance’s zippy 3.7 seconds but gain more range. Both have a 75kWh battery with 19 minutes to fast charging.
As with all Teslas, the agile Model Y has a low center of gravity with excellent safety ratings. Out of the showroom, the Model Y comes with Tesla’s Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system as well as pedestrian detection and lane assist, but optional extras are available such as self-parking and a Summon feature. Overall, the Model Y cleverly presents drivers with the best of Tesla in a smart package.