Silverstone Fleet Management

TESLA MODEL Y HATCHBACK

RWD 5dr Auto

Review from Cars & Driving

Tesla's Model Y aims to redefine what a compact-to-mid-sized SUV can deliver. It brings the engineering of its Model 3 saloon showroom stablemate to this quickly growing segment and lays down a benchmark to the established brands as to exactly what a full-electric BEV Crossover of this kind ought to be.

  • Performance
    8
  • Handling
    7
  • Comfort
    6
  • Space
    8
  • Styling
    6
  • Build
    5
  • Value
    7
  • Equipment
    6
  • Economy
    8
  • Depreciation
    8
  • Insurance
    6

Background

This is where Tesla gets serious (again). The Model Y is the brand's very first compact-to-mid-sized SUV. And the company predicts that it'll out-sell all its other three models combined. Tesla's Model 3 mid-sized saloon was the first car that brought the brand into more affordable market segments and if you're familiar with that car, you'll be familiar with a Model Y because 75% of components are shared between the two models. Model Ys for Europe are built at Tesla's new Berlin factory. The vehicle is also built in California and Shanghai and eventually, around half a million examples of it will be produced for worldwide sale each year. So, this car needs to be good, pivotal as it'll be for Tesla. Market demand for SUVs is, after all, far higher than it is for saloons - or cars in the Model S or Model X large luxury category. But that demand is already being satisfied by an army of compact-to-mid-sized SUVs with full-battery power from other brands. Cars like the Volkswagen ID.4, the Audi Q4 e-tron, the Skoda Enyaq iV, the CUPRA Born, the Volvo XC40 Pure Electric and the Ford Mustang Mach-E - to name just a few. Let battle commence.

Driving Experience

All the running gear is shared with Tesla's Model 3, but for the time being, Model Y customers get three variant choices, the two priciest ones with a Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive powertrain format. Most will opt for the 'Long Range' derivative, which offers 331 miles of range, a 4.8s 0-60mph time and a 135mph top speed. At the top of the line-up is the dynamic 'Performance' model, basically the fastest compact-to-mid-sized SUV there is, with around 450hp on tap and 640Nm of pulling power. This top derivative also has a range of 319 miles, but sprints to 60mph in just 3.5s. Standard on this top version is what Tesla calls a 'Performance Upgrade', which gives you lowered suspension, Performance Brakes and increases the top speed from 135 to 155mph. If ultimate range an All-Wheel Drive aren't particularly significant for you, then Tesla also offers an entry-level Rear-Wheel Drive version with a driving range of up to 283 miles. Whatever Model Y variant you choose, the car's low centre of gravity promises much in terms of handling. Tesla's Elon Musk says it 'has the functionality of an SUV but rides like a sports car'. A low centre of gravity and a drag coefficient of 0.23Cd will also help. Despite the inclusion of 4WD, there's no off piste capability of course - this car sits only 168mm from the deck (which is lower than some ordinary family hatches); so you sure aren't going off-roading in it.

Design and Build

Though the Model Y shares a platform with its Model 3 showroom stablemate, it's around 10% longer - 4,750mm in length. And of course, being an SUV, it's a hatch, not a saloon. Getting in and out via the pillarless doors is easier because of the taller body. And Tesla has designed the car to be able to incorporate an optional 3rd seating row too, though the occupants had better not be above school age. The 3rd row option's currently not available in the UK. As usual with Teslas, you open the car with your smartphone - there's no physical key - but if it's run out of battery, you get a credit card-sized key as well, just in case. Inside, differences over the Model 3 saloon are few, the dash and interior of that car carried over almost completely. There's a bigger panoramic glass roof - that's the only real difference. So, as usual on a Tesla, the fascia is dominated by a huge central infotainment touchscreen of upright portrait format. Build quality and material richness might not be quite what you're looking for if you're seeking a premium branded model in this sector but it's quite comparable with a volume maker rival. As usual with a Tesla, there are almost no physical buttons in the cabin - almost everything's controlled via the touchscreen, which is sharp to look at and as easy to use as ever. The back seat is comfortable for a couple of adults. And there's a decently-sized boot, 854-litres in size if you load up to the roof; extendable to 2,158-litres in size if you fold the rear seats. You also get a bit of extra space under the bonnet.

Market and Model

Prices start at around £52,000 for the Rear-Wheel Drive variant. You'll be paying just under £58,000 for the Dual Motor All-Wheel Drive 'Long Range' version. For the top 'Performance' model, you'll need a £68,000 budget. Standard equipment includes all the usual executive niceties. And there's a forward facing radar that scans the road 160-metres ahead as you drive, providing a long-range view of distant objects. A 360-degree camera system makes parking easier too. And there are plenty of luxury features, things like a 14-speaker premium audio system, 12-way power adjustable leather front seats and a tinted panoramic glass roof with ultra violet/infra-red protection. There's a choice of 19 or 20-inch wheels. and a black or white-themed interior. Safety should be a strong point. Tesla says the Model Y is designed to be the safest vehicle in its class. The low centre of gravity, rigid body structure and large crumple zones provide strong protection. Like all new Teslas, this one comes as standard with emergency braking, collision warning, blind-spot monitoring and more. For an extra £3,400, you can add an 'Enhanced Autopilot' pack, which allows the car to navigate on Autopilot and includes Auto Lane Change and Auto Park features, the latter incorporating a 'Summon' system that allows you to stand outside your Model Y and park it with your smartphone. For £6,800 more, you can also add Full Self-Driving capability, including all the 'Enhanced Autopilot' pack features and enabling automatic driving on city streets and highways pending regulatory approval, as well as Traffic Light and Stop Sign Control: brilliant.

Cost of Ownership

Owning a Model Y will of course be very different from owning a conventionally powered compact-to-mid-sized SUV. There'll be no fuel bills of course and servicing costs will be much smaller. The annual service fee covers an annual inspection, replacement parts like brake pads and windscreen wipers, 24 hour roadside assistance, system monitoring, remote diagnostics, software updates and new features sent through the touchscreen. As for driving range, well we'll repeat the figures quoted earlier - 283 miles for the Rear-Wheel Drive version, 331 miles for the 'Long Range' variant and 319 miles for the top 'Performance' model. The car responds best to nightly recharges, but will happily sit for a couple of weeks at an airport while you holiday without losing significant charge, though over longer stationary periods, the cells will slowly lose their charge. The Model Y is compatible with the US brand's third generation public Superchargers, which are capable of 250kW charging. Hooked up to one of these, your Model Y will be able to recover 75 miles of range in five minutes, or up to 168 miles in fifteen minutes, with a peak charging rate equivalent to 1000 miles for every hour. Tesla currently has more than 20,000 Superchargers globally across 36 countries.

Summary

There's no doubt that the Model Y is the most important Tesla yet. And it's a car you'll get used to seeing on our roads. European rivals are catching this American brand quickly in terms of electrified powertrain technology and they still often shade Tesla in terms of cabin quality. But they still can't (yet) match Tesla's public charging infrastructure. There's nothing from any other maker like Tesla's network of 'Supercharging' stations. And that'll sway many customers towards this car. These people will also like the fact that the Model Y is arguably the most avant garde compact-to-medium-sized SUV in its segment. And potentially (in top 'Performance' form) the very fastest too. If these sound like winning attributes in a car of this kind, you'll know where to start your search.

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Standard Equipment

Technical Data

Specification

This deal is a stock offer. The specification for this vehicle has been pre-selected.

Specification/options:

We have a selection of Model Y available for delivery in November and December. All cars come with 4 year manufacturers warranty and delivered to your door. If you need any amendments please request a quote.

Driver Convenience

  • 15" Touchscreen display
  • Acoustic seat-belt warning
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Bluetooth hands free phone with voice control system
  • Custom driver profiles
  • Electric assisted front and rear doors
  • Emergency call service
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Homelink (programmable garage door opener)
  • Mobile App interface
  • Navigation system
  • Power lift tailgate
  • Reversing camera
  • Service indicator
  • Software updates over WiFi
  • Speed limit recognition
  • Speed sensitive power steering

Engine/Drivetrain/Suspension

  • 11 kW AC onboard charger
  • CCS charging connector
  • Single motor RWD
  • Tesla mobile connector + domestic adapter (British 3-pin)
  • Type 2 connector

Entertainment

  • 4 USB C ports
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Music and media via bluetooth
  • Premium audio 14 speakers, 1 subwoofer, 2 amps and full immersive sound

Exterior Features

  • 3rd brake light
  • Auto headlights
  • Auto high beam
  • Automatic headlights and wipers
  • Daytime running lights
  • Electric windows with one touch open
  • LED Headlights
  • LED tail lights
  • Power folding, auto dimming and heated wing mirrors
  • Rain sensitive windscreen wipers
  • Rear side wing doors
  • Rear view mirror auto dimming
  • Rear window defroster

Interior Features

  • 12 way Power adjustable driver seat with lumbar support
  • 2 fixed rear headrests
  • 3 seat bench in 2nd row
  • Auto dual-zone climate control system
  • Center console with storage, 2 cup holders and armrest
  • Driver and front passenger sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Electronic fold flat seat release 40/20/40
  • Expansive glass roof with ultraviolet and infrared protection
  • Front head restraints
  • Glovebox, lockable with illumination
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • HEPA filtration system - "Bioweapon defence mode"
  • Interior ambient lighting
  • Interior floor mats
  • Map and reading lights
  • Power adjustable steering wheel
  • Rear centre armrest with 2 cup holders
  • Single front passenger seat
  • Type 2 cable

Passive Safety

  • 3 point front seatbelts with pre-tensioners
  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • ABS + traction control
  • Active safety technologies including collision avoidance and automatic emergency braking
  • Collision warning
  • Driver/Front Passenger airbags
  • EBD + Brake Assist
  • Electronic parking brake
  • Electronic stability control
  • Emergency braking
  • Rear door child safety locks
  • Side curtain airbags
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

Security

  • Anti theft alarm
  • Dashcam
  • Keyless driving and keyless entry
  • Wireless phone charging

Trim

  • Premium open pore wood decor

Electric Vehicle Data

  • Battery Capacity % guaranteed under warranty
    70
  • Battery Capacity in kWh
    85
  • Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Charge Time (Mins)
    454
  • Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Percentage Change
    0-100
  • Battery Charging Scenario 1 - Power Supply - kW
    11
  • Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Power Supply - kW
    50
  • Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Charge Time (Mins)
    107
  • Battery Charging Scenario 2 - Percentage Change
    0-100
  • Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Charge Time (Mins)
    36
  • Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Percentage Change
    0-80
  • Battery Charging Scenario 3 - Power Supply - kW
    120
  • Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Charge Time (Mins)
    27
  • Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Percentage Change
    0-80
  • Battery Charging Scenario 4 - Power Supply - kW
    250
  • Battery Leased
    No
  • Battery Type
    Lithium-ion
  • Charging Port Location
    Left Side Rear
  • Coupler/Connector Type
    Type 2
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Mileage
    120000
  • Standard manufacturers Battery warranty - Years
    8
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (km) - Comb
    455
  • WLTP - Pure Electric Range (miles) - Comb
    283

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    Not Available
  • CO2 (g/km)
    0
  • HC
    Not Available
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Noise Level dB(A)
    Not Available
  • NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    Not Available

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    Not Available
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Not Available
  • CC
    1
  • Compression Ratio
    Not Available
  • Cylinder Layout
    Not Available
  • Cylinders
    Not Available
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    Not Available
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    Not Available
  • Engine Code
    Not Available
  • Fuel Delivery
    Not Available
  • Gears
    1 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    Not Available
  • Transmission
    AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Combined (mpg)
    Not Available
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    Not Available
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg)
    Not Available
  • EC Urban (mpg)
    Not Available

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
    0.0
  • Badge Power
    347
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    Not Available
  • Coin Series
    Not Available
  • Generation Mark
    1
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    Not Available
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    Not Available
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    Not Available
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    50000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    4
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months
    Not Available
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage
    Not Available
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 60 mph (secs)
    6.6
  • Engine Power - BHP
    347
  • Engine Power - KW
    255
  • Top Speed
    135

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    N/A

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Wheel Style
    GEMINI
  • Wheel Type
    19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1624
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4751
  • Wheelbase
    2890
  • Width
    1921
  • Width (including mirrors)
    2129

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    Not Available
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1909
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    12.13

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"Tom Bailey and the team at Silverstone Fleet Management went above and beyond when I was looking for my next vehicle. Despite being extremely picky, Tom was patient and resourceful to help me find the perfect car. The hand over process managed by Michelle and others was also extremely smooth. Thanks SFM!"

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Top Speed135mph
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