The 2021 Tesla Model Y Dominates as the Best AWD Electric Vehicle of 2021

If you’re in the market for a new electric vehicle (EV) with all-wheel drive (AWD), it’s hard to beat what the 2021 Tesla Model Y has to offer. Don’t just take our word for it, though. As a matter of fact, TrueCar reports that when it comes to the best AWD electric vehicles of 2021, this year’s new Tesla Model Y is your best option.

Is there a 2021 Tesla Model Y?

A blue 2021 Tesla Model Y parked in the desert, the 2021 Tesla Model Y is the best AWD electric vehicle
2021 Tesla Model Y | Tesla

Yes, as a matter of fact, there is a 2021 Tesla Model Y. This year’s model finds itself among TrueCar’s picks for the best AWD electric vehicles too. Though, TrueCar isn’t the only organization singing the new Tesla Model Y’s praises. Consumer Reports gave this year’s new Tesla Model Y a 90/100 in its road tests. The organization also gave this year’s new Tesla Model Y a five out of five predicted owner satisfaction rating.

Meanwhile, according to U.S. News & World Report, the 2021 Model Y has an “excellent driving range for an EV, and its efficiency ratings are outstanding.” The organization isn’t wrong, either. Opt for the Performance model and enjoy up to 303 miles of EPA-estimated range. And if that’s not enough range to satisfy your daily driving needs? Consider the Long Range model, which delivers an EPA-estimated range of up to 326 miles.

The new Model Y SUV is the best AWD electric vehicle

The interior of the 2021 Tesla Model Y
2021 Tesla Model Y | Tesla

Now, there’s really no denying that the Model Y has a lot going for it. After all, it’s an all-electric SUV that offers up to 326 miles of range. What’s not to like about that? As it turns out, however, that’s not all this Tesla SUV has going for it. In fact, TrueCar reports that the Model Y SUV is the best AWD electric vehicle of 2021.

There are plenty of reasons the 2021 Tesla Model Y was able to land the top spot on TrueCar’s list too. It boasts a spacious interior that provides a maximum of 76 cubic feet of cargo space. It also comes standard with a long list of sought-after features, including 360° rear, side, and forward-facing cameras, a large glass roof, and a 15-inch touchscreen display.

How much does a Tesla Model Y cost?

A white 2021 Tesla Model Y with a surfboard on top
2021 Tesla Model Y | Tesla

As for how much the Tesla Model Y costs? You’ll be pleased to know that this year’s new Model Y is one of the cheapest Tesla models on the market today. Opt for the Long Range model and you can anticipate spending approximately $53,990 on this year’s new model. Upgrade to the Performance model, however, and the Tesla Model Y’s price jumps up to $60,990. 

Is the 2021 Tesla Model Y the right EV for you?

While the Tesla Model Y is both the cheapest Tesla model and TrueCar’s pick for the best AWD electric vehicle, does that mean it’s the right EV for you? Not necessarily. To find out, we recommend getting behind the wheel for a test drive.

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