2021 Tesla Model Y vs. Its Competition

2021 Tesla Model Y

The Model Y shares about 75% of its parts with the Model 3 sedan, swapping out the 3’s sport-sedan looks for crossover practicality—although you don’t give up much of the perky performance.

The Chevrolet Bolt EV is affordable and functional.

In price, the Nissan Leaf Plus reaches nearly to the Model Y Standard Range, although its effective cost will be a lot less thanks to the $7,500 federal EV tax credit that Tesla (and GM) no longer qualify for.

The Ford Mustang Mach-E is the only fully electric crossover that approaches 300 miles of range, and it has a better-detailed cabin.

Likewise, the Jaguar I-Pace serves up high-class heritage cues and a top-notch interior, with disappointing real-world range.

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Quick Specs
7.4
The 2021 Tesla Model Y applies the Model 3’s minimalist interface, punchy performance, and roomy design to a taller, even more spacious crossover profile.
6.8
The 2021 Chevrolet Bolt EV provides a long driving range in a flexible hatchback body for the city—but it comes up short in charm and polish.
8.6
The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E vaults the famed pony car into the electrified age.
9.0
The 2021 Jaguar I-Pace merges the powertrain technology of the future with everything expected in a prestige luxury model.
7.2
The 2021 Nissan Leaf has matured from its awkward early years into a useful, efficient, mainstream electric hatchback.
7.5
The 2021 Tesla Model 3 remains unrivaled, as an impressive automotive amalgam of sport sedan, efficiency leader, and technology icon.
MSRP From     
$39,990$36,500$42,895N/A$31,670$36,990
Gas Mileage     
100 MPG City / 94 MPG Hwy
Engine     
ElectricElectricGas/ElectricN/AElectricElectric
EPA Class     
Small SUV 4WDSmall station wagonSmall SUV 2WDN/AMidsize CarsMidsize Cars
Style Name     
Standard Range RWD5-Door Wagon LTSelect RWDN/AS HatchbackStandard Range Plus RWD
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555N/A55
Passenger Doors     
N/A4N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
RWD Sport UtilityWagonSport UtilityN/AHatchbackSedan
Transmission     
AutomaticNAAutomaticN/AAutomaticAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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