Published on March 16, 2019 |
March 16, 2019 by Zachary Shahan
One thing is clear in Tesla cars since Model S – they were designed and built to be the safest buyers' planet. Tesla Model 3 has earned the best score from NHTSA (though NHTSA does not publish detailed scores, calculates and accesses it). Tesla Model S got the second best score. Tesla Model X got the third best score.
Obviously we do not know exactly where Tesla Model Y is going, but I think it's safe to say it will be # 2 or # 3. I'm not sure if it can beat Model S, but it must be beat Model X and all other cars on the market.
Looking at the chart above, Tesla's vehicle history knows, how much Model Y is typical of Model 3, and knows that Elon Musk has started many safety-focused presentations, I think it's safe to say (hehe) that Model Y will be the safest crossover in the market coming to the market in late 2020 or early 2021.
Other things clear on Tesla vehicles due to Model S is that Tesla is enthusiastic and can provide the fastest vehicle in the world. Model S is the second fastest car production in history, just trailing the super expensive and more practical Porsche 918 Spyder, of which only 918 units were produced in 2013-2015. In other words, Model S is the fastest car production on the market today, the fastest production sedan in history, the fastest production of 4-door car in history, the fastest 5-seater production history, and the fastest passenger vehicles under $ 150,000 (or under $ 850,000) in history. Model X, which is not desirable, has crushed other vehicles in its class, and Model 3 is # 1 in its class.
The Tesla Model Y Long Range RWD will accelerate from 0-60 mph to 5.5 seconds, according to Tesla. With an initial cash price of $ 47,000 (before incentives and fuel savings estimates), it should easily become the fastest crossover or SUV under $ 50,000. Searching the internet for the fastest crossovers and SUVs, I have not found for $ 50,000 or less which can go from 0-60 mph to 5.5 seconds – none other than Model Y, that is.
Clearly, Model Y Long Range The AWD steps have another 1,000 electrons for just $ 4000, reaching 60 mph in 4.8 seconds according to Tesla.
If you really want performance, the Tesla Model Y Performance is the name of the game. It will not beat the Ludicrous Tesla Model Y Performance, which can speed from 0-60 mph to a stunning 2.8 seconds (making it the fastest SUV on the market in any class), but Model Y is in contact with another crossover or SUV current In the market (at a base price of only $ 60,000 ).
Besides Tesla Model X, there is only one crossover or SUV that can sweat the Tesla Model Y Performance, the $ 86,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Trackhawk has the same 3.5 second time as Model Y Performance, but if you have ever driven an electric car or saw a race, you know that Model Y Performance means faster all the way up to 60 mph, where the Trackhawk point to finally accumulate the power to hit the finish line at the same time. The Model Y instant torque is feeling faster than the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, and in terms of practical everyday driving, earlier the mph's target. It is often 0-30 mph or 0-45 mph which is important in everyday driving. After that, you may be at risk to get an expensive ticket unless you are on an Interstate highway or the German Autobahn.
It may seem strange to combine safety and speed up rankings in the same article. As a driver of an electric car, I'm fighting it not. In fact, the lack of immediate torque seems to be a very big issue in safety in my eyes.
Yes, a crazy driver trying to climb from 0-60 mph on a residential street or in a dangerous place is not a good thing, and there are times when the powerful instant torque gets you of the problem, but generally speaking, the ability to quickly embark on a highway, quickly avoids a vehicle that turns your lane (or benefit from your Autopilot suite quickly avoiding such a driver), or quickly leave a red lights and changing lanes while the rest of the traffic is 100 yards behind can be big safety boons.
When I rented a gas car recently, I was struggling and stressed on some street crossings, lane merges, and red lights because I could not rely on the instant torque I used. At least, annoying and exhausting. The pedal step is not pleasing and suffer through the sounds, vibrations, and long delays of a struggling ancient mechanism trying to move a large piece of metal, plastic, and people. You will not have that problem with a Tesla Model Y.
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There are other things that are not addressed here where the Tesla Model Y is excel. It is the best crossover in the market, the best crossover for road trips, the best crossover for passengers, the most autonomous crossover of buyers, and the crossover with the most Easter eggs. There is no defeat.