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
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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.
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The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E vaults the famed pony car into the electrified age.
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The 2021 Nissan Leaf has matured from its awkward early years into a useful, efficient, mainstream electric hatchback.
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The 2021 Tesla Model 3 remains unrivaled, as an impressive automotive amalgam of sport sedan, efficiency leader, and technology icon.
MSRP From    
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ElectricElectricElectricElectricElectric
EPA Class    
Small SUV 2WDSmall station wagonSmall Station WagonsMidsize CarsMidsize Cars
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Standard Range RWD *Ltd Avail*5-Door Wagon LTSelect RWDS HatchbackStandard Range Plus RWD
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Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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