The Tesla Mannequin Y electrical crossover is getting a brand new entry-level variant. This week Tesla added the rear-wheel drive Mannequin Y Commonplace Vary variant to its on-line configurator.
The Commonplace Vary has a $43,190 base value (together with a compulsory $1,200 vacation spot cost), in comparison with $51,190 for the Lengthy Vary variant and $61,190 for the Efficiency—each of which function dual-motor all-wheel drive.
Vary is estimated at 244 miles, a giant step down from the all-wheel drive variants, each of which boast greater than 300 miles of EPA-estimated vary.
Tesla additionally quoted zero to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds, and a prime velocity of 135 mph. The Commonplace Vary additionally will get the identical 3,500-pound tow ranking as different Mannequin Y variants, when geared up with the elective ($1,000) hitch.
A 3-row, seven-seat configuration can be accessible for an additional $3,000. The Commonplace Vary will get 19-inch “Gemini” wheels as customary tools, however consumers can get 20-inch “Induction” wheels for $2,000 extra.
Tesla Mannequin Y Commonplace Vary
As with different Tesla electrical automobiles, primary Autopilot is customary, whereas the extra superior (and misleadingly-named) Full Self-Driving system is a $10,000 choice.
In our first drive of the Mannequin Y, we have been impressed by the crossover’s acceleration and the way it sacrificed little of the associated Mannequin 3 sedan’s sporty dealing with. That earned the Mannequin Y a Green Car Reports’ Best Car To Buy 2021 finalist slot. We’ll need to see how the lower-priced Commonplace Vary model measures up.
Tesla already lowered the price of the Mannequin Y Lengthy Vary by $3,000 this summer time, and the Efficiency by $1,000. Different fashions additionally obtained value reductions all year long.
However the Commonplace Vary variant will carry Mannequin Y pricing even nearer to the similarly-sized Ford Mustang Mach-E, which begins at $43,995 with rear-wheel drive and the smaller Commonplace Vary battery pack, with an EPA-estimated 230 miles of vary. An elective Prolonged Vary battery bumps the bottom value as much as $53,100, however will increase vary to 300 miles with rear-wheel drive.
In the meantime, Mannequin Y pricing remains to be nicely above the Volkswagen ID.4, which is aiming not at Tesla, however at mass-market gasoline crossovers just like the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.