3 Reasons to Buy a 2022 Tesla Model Y, Not a Genesis GV60
Whether it’s due to the company’s head start in the electric car segment or not, Tesla has dominated the EV market for quite a while. As such, it’s no surprise the Tesla Model Y is one of the standout luxury EVs for the 2022 model year. But how does this seemingly family-friendly electric SUV compare against newer luxury entrants into the market? Here are the three reasons you may want to pick the 2022 Tesla Model Y, not a Genesis GV60.
The extra driving range
With its experience in the field, Tesla has seemingly perfected the science of getting more range out of its battery packs. This is despite having more or less the same capacity as its rivals. In the 2022 Tesla Model Y, the manufacturer includes a 75 kWh battery, according to MotorTrend. This capacity is just a little less than what’s available in the Genesis GV60, with Top Electric SUV rating the EV’s battery capacity at 77.4 kWh.
Even with the Tesla’s smaller battery, the Model Y still manages to have 330 miles of range for its Long Range trim. This is one mile longer than what the 2022 GMC Hummer EV with its 212.7-kWh Ultium battery can provide. Additionally, it puts the Model Y among the electric vehicles with the longest range. That said, it still loses to other Tesla vehicles like the Tesla Model X at 348 miles and the Tesla Model 3 Long Range at 358 miles.
There’s also the Performance variant of the Tesla Model Y, which features the same 75 kWh battery and an AWD system. However, as implied by the name, it features improved performance, with the range dropping to 303 miles as a result, according to Edmunds.
Nevertheless, 303 miles is still significantly better than what buyers of the Genesis GV60 electric SUV get. After all, the cheaper Advanced AWD variant, which sacrifices performance for range, can only manage 248 miles. Its counterpart, the Performance AWD variant, offers even worse range, with its maximum distance being 235 miles.
The Tesla Model Y offers better fuel economy
One of the main reasons the Model Y can get so much out of its battery is its fuel efficiency. The Long Range variant offers an EPA-estimated 127 MPGe fuel economy for city commutes, while on the highway, these numbers drop to 117 MPGe. This translates to an EPA combined 122 MPGe. Consequently, it’s among the most fuel-efficient EVs, with Consumer Reports ranking it above electric vehicles like the Chevrolet Bolt EUV and Kia Niro Electric.
Of course, the Model Y Performance variant isn’t as fuel-efficient as its Long Range counterpart, only managing 115 MPGe in the city. On the highway, drivers get 106 MPGe, with the combined figure at 111 MPGe. This is still better than what most other EVs offer, including the 2023 Genesis GV60.
The GV60’s fuel efficiency figures are significantly lower even for the less performance-oriented Advanced trim. This variant’s energy efficiency is a combined 95 MPGe averaged from 86 MPGe and 103 MPGe from highway and city driving, respectively.
You can’t carry as much cargo with the Genesis GV60
The 2022 Tesla Model Y is a longer, wider, and taller electric SUV than its GV60 counterpart, and this size superiority is translated into the interior of the car. Not only does the vehicle seem to have more space for passengers, but the cargo area is also larger as well.
Space behind the second-row seats in the GV60 amounts to 24.7 cu.ft. This increases to 54.7 cu.ft. once you get the second-row seats out of the way. As for the Model Y, 34.3 cu.ft is what you get without folding the seats, although total cargo space can be increased to 76.2 cu.ft if there are no rear-seat passengers.