2023 Tesla Model Y Electric-Powered Crossover SUV Review


The 2023 Tesla Model Y will receive some improvements this year. As one of the most attractive and compact electric-powered crossover SUVs, the Tesla Model Y comes with a futuristic look and a cabin that can host 5-7 people. For those who may not know, Tesla added a 3rd row of seating to the Model Y last year, though it can be included only with the Long-Range version.

Thanks to its powerful electric motors, this SUV is able to run from 0 to 60 mph in only 3.5 seconds, versus 4.8 in the Long-Range model. It can also provide a max driving range of 303 miles choosing the Performance trim.

2023 Tesla Model Y side

2023 Tesla Model Y Design

The outward styling of the 2023 Tesla Model Y is very similar to the Model 3. However, the Model Y is featuring more sleek body lines, stylish wheel designs, and an attractive sloping roofline, which makes this SUV sportier. The Performance model is the best option if you’re looking for something more unique. This version has a sportier look thanks to 21-inch wheels, lowered suspension, and a carbon fiber rear spoiler.

The size of the Tesla Model Y is bigger than compact crossovers than the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4, and it’s almost the same size as the recently released Ford Mustang Mach-E.

More Modern Interior

The interior of the upcoming 2023 Tesla Model Y is sleeker than before, offering the same comfort. For those who may not know, this is the first vehicle in the world that uses premium vegan simulated leather materials paired with attractive wood trim, spanning the dashboard. Just like the other Tesla models, the Model Y comes with a large 15-inch infotainment system.

From information that we got, it seems that Android Auto and Apple CarPlay will be added as standard. As for seats, this SUV is comfortable enough to accumulate up to seven passengers. The available third row of seats in the Long Range model is a great option, which can maximize rear cargo capacity with the back seats folded down to 68 cubic feet.

2023 Tesla Model Y interior

2023 Tesla Model Y Motor Specs

Every Tesla Model Y comes with dual electric motors and all-wheel drive. The standard model called Long Range offers an impressive range of 330 miles and is able to run from 0-60 mph in a time of 4.8 seconds. This model produces 447 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque.

However, if you go for the Performance model, the range will drop to 303 miles. However, the acceleration will be improved to 3.5 seconds 0-60 time. It is worth mentioning that this version can deliver 580 horses and 481 lb-ft of torque. Both models use the same AC induction electric motors of 75-kWh battery pack.

2023 Tesla Model Y

2023 Tesla Model Y Release Date, Price

As you may notice, there aren’t any significant changes for the 2023 Tesla Model Y. So, considering that, we expect this model to start at around $65,000 for the Long-Range version. A more powerful Performance version will cost $3000 more or $66,000. In general, the fully loaded Performance model can exceed mark of $80,000.

We’re expecting the refreshed SUV to debut sometime this year, probably toward the end of the year. Rivals that are in the same class with the Tesla Model Y include the Jaguar i-Pace, the Audi e-tron, the Chevrolet Bolt EUV, and the Rivian R1S.