2022 Tesla Model Y vs. Its Competition

2021 Tesla Model Y IIHS crash-testing
Brian Wong Brian Wong West Coast Editor

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 Hyundai Ioniq 5 doesn’t offer the same level of performance, but does offer similar utility and range over 300 miles.

The Nissan Leaf Plus presents a more budget friendly option, though it can’t go nearly as far on a charge.

Also competing are a pair of more mainstream electric crossovers: the Ford Mustang Mach-E with its better detailed cabin and the Volkswagen ID.4, with solid value and ride quality.

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The 2022 Model Y offers range and performance that EV competitors can’t match, albeit at a higher price point.
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The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E gives the electric crossover good looks and agility.
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The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is at the leading edge for mass-market EVs, and it looks the part.
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The 2022 Nissan Leaf is an affordable and refreshingly straightforward electric car, and it’s become a good value.
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The Model 3’s combination of efficiency, range, and performance makes it a standout sport sedan. Full stop.
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The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 gives families the right formula for saying farewell to tailpipe emissions, but the cabin tech could use some smoothing over.
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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