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Electric crossover with roomy interior and high driving range

Price From $52,630 – To $58,630

by | Aug 5, 2023


The 2023 Tesla Model Y could have become a top contender in the current EV market, but the poor build quality and inconsistent driving range make it a less appealing option. Two of the most attractive features are the semi-autonomous driving system and the optional third row which come in handy for families with children. 

In this 2023 Tesla Model Y review, we will evaluate this electric crossover SUV’s battery, range, performance, safety, pricing, and warranty, and help you decide if this is a good purchase or not.

Roomy cabin with an optional third row
Offers quick acceleration
Impressive driving range alleviates range anxiety
Tesla needs to improve build quality
Handling could have been better

Performance, Engine, and Comfort

The most attractive feature of the lineup is the semi-autonomous driving system, which is more or less reliable. However, performance and comfort features could have been better.

Engine & Performance


The battery and performance are more or less good enough, but handling can be clumsy while driving on uneven roads. In unfavorable road conditions, driving range also drops down severely, which can lead to range anxiety.

EV Motor

The 80.5 kWh battery pack delivers a combined output of 384 hp and 375 lb-ft. of torque.


The battery pairs with 1-speed direct-drive transmission.


It comes with front control arms and rear multi link suspension.


Steering is convenient in this lineup. Its tilt and telescopic electric-powered steering wheel comes with controls for audio and cruise control located on it for quick access.

Safety & Reliability


It’s equipped with Tesla’s signature semi-autonomous driving system designed to make the driving experience smooth and hassle-free. There are also many other standard and optional driver-assist features to take care of your safety.


Model Y comes with 14-inch vented disc for front brakes and 13.2-inch vented disc for rear brakes.


Standard offerings include dual front side-mount airbags along with front and rear airbags.


Some notable electronic features include adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, pre-collision safety system, and 4-wheel ABS, to mention a few.


Dusk sensing headlamps and front fog lights are available as standard in this lineup.

Traction control

Traction control helps the vehicle maintain a good grip on the roads and prevents the wheels from losing traction on slippery roads. This feature is offered in the 2023 Tesla Model Y as part of the standard package.

Fuel Economy


The fuel economy and range is good, but whether your vehicle is hitting these numbers depends largely on various circumstances like the type of road you’re driving on, weather conditions, and driving style.

Gas per mileage consumption 

As per EPA, the base trim is good for 129 MPGe city/ 116 MPGe highway (123 combined), Long Range offers 127 MPGe city/ 117 MPGe highway (122 combined), and Performance trim offers 115 MPGe city/ 106 MPGe highway (111 combined).

EV range

The Base trim offers 279 miles, Long Range offers 330 miles and Performance trim offers 303 miles of EV range.



Tesla Model Y’s interior is tastefully designed, with an option to include a third row for families with kids. It’s comfortable and the infotainment system is easy to use, and the automaker used cheap materials in the interior and the build quality is not the best.


With a legroom of 41.8 inches, the front seat is comfortable enough for the passenger. You get leatherette upholstery, height adjustment, multi-level heating, and lumbar support for both the driver’s seat and the passenger’s seat. The rear seats have a 40.5-inch legroom with multi-level heating and reclining seats for added comfort. You could get a third row by paying $3000 extra, but we assume it would be able to accommodate only kids.


The innovative interior of Tesla comes with a tinted glass roof which provides a luxurious feel. The cabin doesn’t have any buttons—everything has to be controlled through the infotainment unit. Tesla keeps the design simple and minimal while also taking care of practicality.


The infotainment display, located at the middle of the dashboard, is easy to access. It’s equipped with Hulu, Netflix, video games, and YouTube to take care of your in-car entertainment when you’re waiting at a charging point. While driving, these features become inaccessible to ensure you stay focused on the road.

Overall height and space

The vehicle is 187 inches long, 83.8 inches wide, 64 inches in height, and it has a wheelbase of 113.8 inches.

Trunk space

The base cargo area is 34.3 cubic feet. You can maximize it to 76.2 cubic feet by folding down the rear seats.

Price and Extras


The $50k+ starting price makes it a bit unaffordable for buyers with a low to medium budget, but if you’re willing to shell out a big amount to drive a full-electric vehicle, this lineup won’t disappoint you.

Market Price

There are 3 trim levels to choose from: Base, Long Range, and Performance. While all of them are competent enough, we would recommend the Long Range trim if you’re looking for a value-for-money purchase.

Trim Level Base Price
Base $52,630
Long Range $54,630
Performance $58,630


All-wheel drive is the standard setup in this lineup.


The vehicle is covered by a basic warranty of 4 years or 50,000 miles, and EV battery warranty of 8 years or 120,000 miles.


The lineup has a maximum towing capacity of 1600 kgs.


EVs have become popular in today’s market as a sustainable transport option, and Tesla is at the forefront of this revolution. But we had more expectations from this lineup—the 2023 Tesla Model Y lags behind in many areas, and competitors like Genesis GV60 or Cadillac Lyriq offer better value in a similar price range.