Published on March 16, 2019 |
by Zachary Shahan
16. March 2019 by Zachary Shahan
One thing has been clear about Tesla vehicles since Model S – they are designed and built to be the safest consumer cars on the planet. Tesla Model 3 got the best score ever from NHTSA (although the NHTSA does not publish detailed scores, they are calculated and available). Tesla Model S got the second best score. Tesla Model X got the third best score.
We obviously do not know how exactly Tesla Model Y will land, but I think it is safe to say that it will be # 2 or # 3. I am not sure if it can beat the Model S, but it should definitely beat Model X and all other vehicles on the market.
Look at the diagram above and know about Tesla's vehicle history, and know how much model Y will have in common with model 3, and know that Elon Musk has started a number of presentations focusing on safety, I think it is safe to say ( hehe) that Model Y will be the safest crossover in the market for the market by the end of 2020 or early 2021.
The second thing that has been clear about Tesla vehicles since model S is that Tesla is eager and able to produce the fastest vehicles in the world. Model S is the second fastest production car in history, leaving only the extremely expensive and much less convenient Porsche 918 Spyder, of which only 918 units were produced in 2013-2015. In other words, the Model S is the fastest production car on the market today, is the fastest production salon in history, is the fastest production of 4-door car in history, is the fastest production with 5 seater in history, and is the fastest passenger vehicle under $ 150,000 (or under $ 850,000) in history. Model X, surprisingly, crushes other cars in its class, and model 3 is number 1 in its class.
Tesla model Y Long Range RWD will accelerate from 0-60 mph for 5.5 seconds, according to Tesla. With a starting price of $ 47,000 (before incentives and estimated fuel savings), it should easily be the fastest crossover or SUV below $ 50,000. Searching the internet for the fastest crosses and SUVs, I haven't found anything for $ 50,000 or less as can go from 0-60 mph for 5.5 seconds – nothing except model Y, that is.
It is clear that model Y long range AWD hits another 1000 electrons for only $ 4000 more and beats 60 mph for 4.8 seconds according to Tesla.
If you really want performance, the Tesla Model Y Performance is the name of the game. It's not going to beat Ludicrous Tesla Model Y Performance, which can accelerate from 0-60 mph in a fantastic 2.8 seconds (making it the fastest SUV on the market in any class), but model Y beats each other crossover or SUV at the moment on the market (at a base price of only $ 60,000 ).
Apart from the Tesla Model X, there is actually only one crossover or SUV that can make the Tesla Model Y Performance sweat, $ 86,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Trackhawk has the same 3.5 second as the Model Y Performance, but if you've ever driven an electric car or seen a racing, you know that model Y performance is faster at basically up to 60 km / h, pointing to that Trackhawk would finally demand the power to hit the finish line at the same time. The instantaneous momentum in model Y will make it feel much faster than the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, and in terms of practical daily driving, the earlier mph targets are much more important. It is often 0-30 mph or 0-45 mph which means something in everyday driving. After that you are probably in danger of getting an expensive ticket, unless you melt together on a motorway or the German autobahn.
It may seem strange to combine the safety and acceleration rankings in the same article. As an electric driver, I regret that it is not. In fact, lack of instant torque seems to be a major security issue in my eyes.
Yes, a crazy driver trying to dart from 0-60 mph on a residential street or in a dangerous area is not good, and there are times when powerful instant torque can get you into trouble, but generally speaking, the ability to Quickly merge onto a freeway, quickly avoids a vehicle turning to the track (or taking advantage of your Autopilot package so you quickly avoid such a driver) a red light and switching lanes while the rest of the traffic is 100 meters behind, all be big security boons.
When I had to rent a gas car recently, I was struggling and stressed on some street transitions, lane fusions and red lights because I couldn't rely on the instant torque I was used to. At least it is annoying and discouraging. It is not nice to walk on the pedal and suffer through the sound, vibration and long delay of a tiring old mechanism trying to move a chance of metal, plastic and people. You will never have that problem with a Tesla model Y.
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There are other issues not addressed here where the Tesla Model Y will excel. It will be the most effective junction on the market, the best junction for excursions, the best crossing for passengers, the most autonomous consumer transition and the crossover with most Easter eggs. There is no one to beat it.