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ComparisonTesla Model Y vs Tesla Model X Spec Comparison

Tesla Model Y vs Tesla Model X Spec Comparison

The Tesla Model Y has arrived and we thought we would compare it to its big brother, the Tesla Model X.

The Tesla Model Y is slated to arrive at the end of 2020. When it does, it will be the most affordable sport utility vehicle from Tesla, and a far cry from the Model X in terms of pricing. In reality, we don’t think anyone will hesitate between a Tesla Model Y and a Model X, but we still thought it would could to compare both Tesla EV SUVs.

Elon Musk Unveils new Tesla Model Y
Elon Musk Unveils new Tesla Model Y
Tesla Model X
Tesla Model X


We are essentially talking about two different models in two different segments here. Therefore, the Model Y’s starting price is a lot lower than than the Model X. The Tesla Model Y will start at $64,000 in Canada while the Model X is priced at $123,800. In the US, the new Model Y will start at $47,000 while the Model X starts at $88,000.

We should note, however, that the Tesla Model X gets AWD standard while the Model Y offers it as an option starting at $64,000 in Canada and $51,000 in the US. As for the high-end Performance version of the Model Y, it starts at $81,000 in Canada and $60,000 in the US.

The Tesla Model X Performance? Actually called Ludicrous Performance, it starts at $166,000 in Canada.

Regardless of which country you are in or which version you choose, you can essentially buy two Tesla Model Y models for the price of one Model X.

Interior Space

Tesla Model X Interior
Tesla Model X Interior
Elon Musk Unveils new Tesla Model Y Interior
Elon Musk Unveils new Tesla Model Y

Both the Tesla Model Y and the Model X will be offered with three rows of seats. That said, the Tesla Model Y gets five seats standard while the Model X gets seven-passenger seating standard. The added row of seats will add $4,000 to the Model Y’s price.

In terms of cargo space, the Model Y offers 1,900 liters of total cargo volume while the Model X has 2,500 liters.

Performance and Range

The standard range in Canada for the Tesla Model X with all-wheel drive is 475 kilometers while the Tesla Model Y will offer 483 kilometers in its RWD configuration. If you want AWD in the Model Y, range decreases to 451 kilometers. The same goes for the Performance version.

The Model X’s Ludicrous Performance offering has 465 kilometers of range. It needs only 3.0 seconds to reach 100 km/h. The Model Y Performance will get to 100 km/h in 3.7 seconds. The base Model Y will do it in 5.1 seconds while the base Model X gets to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds.

Final Thoughts on the Tesla Model Y and Tesla Model X

And so, this pointless comparison between the Model Y and Model X comes to an end. The Model X is more spacious and generally is faster than the Model Y while also having slightly more range throughout. There are two real questions here, however.

Does getting a few kilometers more range, having 600 liters more cargo space and getting to 100 km/h in a few milliseconds less in the Model X less justify paying twice the price? And more importantly, does not having falcon doors on the Model Y make it worth it at all? Decisions, decisions.

Maybe we should compare the Tesla Model Y to the Tesla Model 3 instead…

Tesla Model Y Images Gallery

New Tesla Model Y
Elon Musk Unveils new Tesla Model Y

Tesla Model X Images Gallery

Tesla Model X
Tesla Model X


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  1. I don’t think that this is a Pointless comparision. The model X and Y are in a similar vehicle class (SUV/Crossover) and someone who wants a Tesla in this class will not look at a model S or 3, since they do not offer the same amount of space. Instead, he will look if the model X is worth it’s money or if it’s more feasible to buy the cheaper model Y.

    Comparing a model 3 and a model Y seems more pointless, since they both use the same underconstruction and just differ in the Chassis. Why would somebody want to compare this?


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