The 2024 Genesis GV60 Has 1 Huge Advantage Over the Tesla Model Y
The stylish Genesis GV60 is the Korean luxury brand’s first all-electric SUV. It’s only available in a handful of states for now, but it’s growing the brand’s reputation for stylish luxury vehicles with modern tech and engaging driving dynamics.
The Tesla Model Y is quite a bit bigger than the Genesis GV60, but the two are worth comparing. If you’re in the market for a premium electric SUV, you may find yourself cross-shopping the two. Let’s examine how these EVs compare and highlight one big advantage of the Genesis luxury SUV.
Genesis GV60 vs. Tesla Model Y: Small luxury EVs
Thanks to recent price cuts across the Tesla model range, the Model Y has a starting price quite a bit lower than the Genesis GV60. The Model Y starts at $47,740, and the GV60 begins at $59,290. Both come standard with a dual-motor AWD electric powertrain. In its base Advanced trim, the Genesis makes 314 horsepower and has an EPA-estimated range of 248 miles. The Model Y doesn’t have an official horsepower rating, but Tesla claims a 0-60 mph time of 5.0 seconds, and the standard model has a maximum range of 279 miles.
One of the most significant differences between these two EVs is size. The Tesla is 10 inches longer than the Genesis, giving it more interior space. The maximum cargo space of the Model Y is 76.2 cubic feet, and the GV60 has a maximum cargo volume of 54.7 cubic feet. The Model Y also has the option of three-row seating, but the GV60 is too small for a third-row option.
The Model Y has higher MPGe ratings from the EPA than the GV60. It varies depending on the configuration, but the Model Y gets 111-123 MPGe, and the GV60 gets 90-100 MPGe. What does that mean in real-world terms? Annual fuel costs of $600-$650 for the Tesla and $700-$750 for the Genesis. That’s not a huge difference, but it’s worth considering.
The big advantage of the GV60 over the Model Y
So, the Tesla Model Y is bigger, cheaper, and has a longer range than the Genesis GV60. However, the GV60 has the big advantage of a longer warranty than the Model Y.
The Genesis GV60 is covered by a five-year/60,000-mile basic warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Additionally, Genesis throws in a three-year/36,000-mile complimentary maintenance plan.
On the other hand, the Tesla Model Y has a four-year/50,000-mile basic warranty and an eight-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Additionally, and unfortunately for Tesla buyers, no complimentary maintenance is included.
Although this doesn’t really count as part of the warranty, another significant advantage for the Genesis is three years of complimentary 30-minute charging sessions at Electrify America DC Fast-Charging stations. Genesis claims the GV60 can charge from 10% to 80% in as little as 18 minutes at fast charging stations. Tesla no longer offers complimentary charging but has an expansive network of Tesla Supercharger stations.
If you’re skeptical about the long-term reliability of EVs, then the warranty with the Genesis GV60 provides a lot of peace of mind. The Tesla warranty is still pretty good, but the Genesis one is unbeatable. This makes the GV60 a good electric luxury SUV for drivers on the fence about EVs.