The 2021 Tesla Model Y Performance is a small SUV that slots below the larger Model X in the company’s lineup. It’s a Tesla, so of course it’s all-electric. It also has a lot in common with the Model 3 sedan, including similar design inside and out. Compared to the 3, the Y gives you more space for rear passengers and greater cargo capacity. You can even order a 2021 Model Y with a third row of seats. Just know that the third row of seats is strictly for small children because the rear window glass directly intrudes on passenger head space.
Overall, the Tesla Model Y Performance has many redeeming qualities. Its Long Range and Performance variants offer impressive range, each rated by the EPA at more than 300 miles on a full charge. They also feel great to drive thanks to quick acceleration and nimble handling.
However, new challengers have entered the EV arena in the past year. In particular, you should check out the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Volkswagen ID.4 electric SUVs. Audi’s e-tron is another viable pick if you want something more luxurious.