2024 Tesla Model Y Range, Interior & Specs

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2024 Tesla Model Y Range, Interior & SpecsTesla’s Model Y is a huge success. The 2024 Tesla Model Y was the fastest-selling luxury vehicle in the world, even though it came after the Model S and X. It hasn’t really changed since the first time we drove this small electric SUV back in 2020.

2024 Tesla Model Y Release Date
2024 Tesla Model Y Release Date

The Model Y’s small SUV is a model that we’ve heard rumors of. Since the Model Y’s smaller sedan counterpart is the Model Y, it’s likely to receive the same updates. Updates are needed now more than ever. Tesla is facing competition from both mass-market automakers, such as the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Hyundai Ioniq 5 as well as traditional luxury brands, like the Genesis GV70 Electric and Audi Q4 Sportback E-Tron and Cadillac Lyriq.


Model Y 2024 changes will start small with exterior tweaks similar to those Tesla made to its Model X over the past few years. The Model S, Model X, Plaid, higher performance, and an improved interior are all possible changes.

Tesla also aims at further simplification of production in order to reduce costs. We hope that buyers will never be surprised by the idea of eliminating redundant jobs to cut costs.

Model Y Performance is a big fan of ours. We were so impressed with it that we called the electric SUV, which has 456 horsepower, “the most impressive American luxury sport crossover in, well, ever.” The standard Long Range is not a slouch either; our 0-60 mph time was 4.1 seconds. That’s just 0.6 seconds slower than the Model Y Performance.

These power numbers and MotorTrend’s acceleration tests apply to models before 2024. Tesla could introduce a more sporty version of the Model Y in 2024, similar to the Model X Plaid, which would compete with the Kia EV6 GT and Ford Mustang Mach E GT.

Model Y’s 15.0-inch touchscreen system impressed many at its launch, and it may continue to do so in the update for 2024. Tesla could simplify production and equip the Model Y instead with the 17.0-inch screen from the Model S or Model X. It’s possible that the small SUV will even get an AMD processor, which would allow console-level games.

Tesla will have a great chance to retain the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ label for the Model Y before 2024 if the updated side crash tests that join TSP criteria in 2023 are successful. Certain driver assist features are likely to remain standing, while Full Self Driving will be an extra cost.

2024 Tesla Model Y Changes
2024 Tesla Model Y Changes


The Model Y will be updated to include a new 279-mile range base model in 2023. Otherwise, it is unchanged for 2023. The company has a reputation for making changes quickly, and it is possible that changes will be made later in the year.

The driving range is the most important factor when buying an electric vehicle. Both Long Range and Performance offer a range of 330 miles and 303, respectively. The Long Range is the best choice, as it maximizes range and offers plenty of performance. Model Y is limited in terms of customization. There are only five exterior colors, three of which require extra cost. The third-row seats are available for $3000 extra.

Model Y does not have the Falcon Wing doors of the Model X, but its interior is largely the same as the Model 3 sedan. It is similar to that vehicle, with a lack of buttons. Instead, it relies on an infotainment screen centered on a dashboard. The all-glass top gives the interior a light and airy feel, but it is tinted heavily to prevent scorching in the Sun Belt States. Model Y comes with an optional third row that adds $3000. We can’t see how adults will be able to sit comfortably in them.

The Model Y’s large infotainment screen is located in the center of the dashboard. This display shows everything from the climate to the speedometer, and it takes some time to get used to. Model Y has the same entertainment features as Model 3 including Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube embedded apps, as well as games to kill time at public charging stations while the battery charges. You can’t use these apps while driving.

2024 Tesla Model Y Interior
2024 Tesla Model Y Interior

Range and Performance

All-wheel drive Long Range models offer a range of 330 miles, while the estimated range for Performance is 303 miles. The latter has 20-inch wheels and a lower suspension. It also boasts a faster top speed of 155 mph, faster acceleration claims, as well as a Track mode. This entry-level version has a smaller range (279 miles) and a different type of battery than the two other models.

According to the EPA, the Long Range model can achieve 127 MPGe within the city limits and 117 on the highway. The Performance model has fuel economy estimated at 115 MPGe for the city and 106 for the highway. We tested the Long Range model over a 200-mile highway to test fuel economy. The Long Range model recorded only 94 MPGe, and a highway range estimated at 220 miles. However, we found that the Performance model achieved 98 MPGe with 230 miles of highway range. Visit the EPA website for more information on the Model Y’s fuel economy.

Model Y no longer offers a standard range rear-wheel-drive trim as the cost leader. The Long Range and Performance trims are better than a Standard Range model. And the base Model Y will have the same Dual-motor All-Wheel Drive setup.

A long-range all-wheel drive model was tested, and it sped from zero to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. This is just 0.4 seconds slower than our Model 3 sedan. In our tests, the Performance model reached 60 mph even faster in 3.6 seconds. The Model Y is impressive in terms of acceleration but it does not deliver the same driving pleasure as the Model 3 due to its lower center of gravity. Model 3 handling is softer because the SUV body has a lower center of gravity. The Y ride also feels rougher on road imperfections.