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It’s winner winner chicken dinner again for the Tesla Model Y. The 2022 Tesla Model Y ranks as the Best Luxury Electric SUV, taking rivals like the Ford Mustang Mach-E and KIA EV6 down. Let’s see what the Model Y has on the competition. 

The 2022 Tesla Model Y is the Best Luxury SUV 

2022 Tesla Model Y is best luxury electric SUV
2022 Tesla Model Y | Tesla

According to the U.S.News, nothing can stop the 2022 Tesla Model Y from being the Best Luxury Electric SUV. Since the Model Y came out back in 2020, it’s been the target to beat. But rivals like the Ford Mustang Mach-E and Kia EV6 are struggling to catch up. 

Each electric SUV is judged paced on the starting MSRP, EV range, fuel economy, and charging dates. The winners provide the best combination of quality, value, and capability in their segment. 

Also, this list of rankings was put together to celebrate Earth Day! That’s why the U.S.News rounded up each hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and electric vehicle on the market, 

Each electric vehicle incorporates some of the latest and greatest powertrain technologies to reduce gas consumption and emissions. But their performance, comfort, and tech are also essential factors for owners to consider. 

Why is the Tesla Model Y the best? 

The 2022 Telsa Model Y has an overall score of 8.3 out of 10. It has an efficient range, can seat up to seven passengers, and provides access to advanced tech. 

You can travel up to an EPA-estimated range of about 330 miles with the Tesla Model Y Long Range model. The Performance model has a range of about 303 miles, and the standard range Tesla Model Y option was pushed back.

The Performance model provides 450 hp and 471 lb-ft of torque. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 3.5 seconds, which is incredibly fast. 

We wouldn’t say the Model Y is an off-roader, but it can be equipped with AWD to handle inclement weather situations. It even comes with all-season tires. 

The Model Y has a limited body roll and grips the pavement with confidence. Bumps and minor impacts on the road are absorbed with ease but sometimes can be felt in the cabin. Also, the interior is peacefully quiet. 

With a standard 120-volt outlet, the model Y gains three miles of charge per hour. With a Tesla Wall Connector, you gain about 44 miles of charge per hour. Superchargers provide about 200 miles of range in 15 minutes. 

How much does the Model Y cost? 

Blue 2022 Tesla Model Y, the best electric SUV, driving fast along a light-colored paved road
2022 Tesla Model Y | Tesla

You can get started with a 2022 Telsa Model Y for about $62,990. Adding the third-row seats costs about $3,000. But the third row doesn’t have enough space for adults to sit comfortably. 

The interior is marked by a massive glass roof that can be remotely controlled to adjust the cabin’s temperature before entry. 

Everything in the Model Y is controlled by one central touchscreen. Even the speedometer pops up on the central unit. Some critics wish it had physical controls. 

There’s no Apple CarPlay or Android Auto, but you can connect devices via Bluetooth and use the voice commands to control certain functions. 

The Tesla Model Y isn’t expected to gain any significant updates soon, but rivals will keep trying to take it down. We will continue providing the latest electric vehicle news. 


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