Tesla Model Y Configurator Goes Live, Fully-Loaded Electric SUV Will Cost You $74,500+

If you’re interested in placing an order for the Tesla Model Y and are willing to wait until at least late 2020 for one, you can do so by visiting the automaker’s online configurator and proceed to build your ideal all-electric crossover.

The cheapest version you can order right now is the Long Range Rear-Wheel Drive spec, with the standard solid black paint, 18-inch Aero wheels, all-black interior and a five seat configuration.

Its purchase price is $47,000 ($42,700 after est. savings) and you still end up with a range of 300 miles (482 km) and a 5.5-second 0-60 mph (96 km/h) sprint time.

Customers willing to hold out until the Spring of 2021 can get the Standard Range Model Y, which will cost upwards of $39,000 according to Tesla. Currently, you can also opt for the Long Range Dual Motor AWD spec, as well as the Performance version, the former kicking things off at $51,000 ($46,700 with est. savings), while the latter is priced from $60,000 ($55,700 with est. savings).

Let’s go all out

If you’re only interested in ultimate Model Y experience, then you need to get the Dual Motor Performance version and add the following features: Red Multi-Coat paint ($2,500), Black and White interior ($1,000), Seven-Seat layout ($3,000 – and available in 2021), Autopilot ($3,000) and Full Self-Driving Capability ($5,000). That brings the grand total to $74,500, or $70,200 after estimated savings.

Tesla Model Y Performance With 20-inch wheels and Red Multi-Coat paint

With Full Self-Driving Capability, your Model Y will be able to do the following things:

– Navigate on Autopilot: automatic driving from highway on-ramp to off-ramp including interchanges and overtaking slower cars.
– Autopark: both parallel and perpendicular spaces.
– Summon: your parked car will come find you anywhere in a parking lot. Really.
– Recognize and respond to traffic lights and stop signs.
– Automatic driving on city streets.

In terms of performance, the flagship Model Y boasts a range of 280 miles (450 km), a top speed of 150 mph (241 km/h) and a 0-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds.


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  • cbATL

    If this had a gas engine, it would not sell for more than $32K.

    • performante

      this is true

    • If this had a gas engine it would not compete with Ferraris off the traffic lights. (or would not cost $32k…)

      • cbATL

        Anyone buying a Model Y is not competing with a Ferrari and if they are, they’re an @$$hole.

  • Blanka Li

    What an incredibly disappointing design. Thought for sure they would make up for the ugly Model X with something much more stylish.

  • Adilos Nave

    Tesla sure does lean on constant media coverage. Elon just wants to stay in the 24-hour news cycle much like some other constant Twitter user. They are ‘releasing’ a product over 2 years before it will actually be available. That’s beyond ridiculous. And I love how Tesla keeps saying ‘oh, it will be $35,000 and have a bajillion billion miles per charge cycle, goes zero to 60 in negative time, etc. Sure, when the product isn’t even available and won’t be for YEARS, pretty easy to just say whatever the heck you want with no chance of recourse. All to keep pumping up stock values and to make their board members happy since they are still in the spotlight. Company is a joke.

    • Jason Miller

      So does Toyota get a pass for teasing their cars for YEARS too? Or any other manufacture for that matter…

    • дапвт

      Toyota teased Supra for over 5 years. Your point?

      • Adilos Nave

        You’re missing the point. Sure, Toyota teased that the next Supra was indeed coming and they had a lengthy media campaign but when did they formally release it? Couple months ago. That was the big reveal with all the spec’s and pricing. And they are now in customer’s hands. This on the other hand is over 2 YEARS away. Tesla has been teasing the Y for quite a while now but to release it with an online builder and all the spec’s just seems asinine and only to keep themselves in the media.

      • PhilMcGraw

        Toyota didn’t tease the Supra for 5 years. Even when the FT-1 concept was first unveiled Toyota told the press they didn’t have any plans for production.

        You need to look at the real culprit which is the automotive press. Same goes for the new C8 Corvette which you could say has been “teased” for years too, but it’s not Chevrolet’s fault that the media wants any rumor or quote or story they can get their hands on.

        Also, Toyota and BMW teaming up for a partnership which takes several years to hash out (due to differences in thinking) is not the same as one manufacturer producing one vehicle.

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  • badcyclist

    I guess they think they can sell more hatchbacks if they call them SUVs?

    • BernardP

      True. It’s not even close to a SUV. They raised it a bit, then added a hatchback and cladding. Subaru would have done a more convincing job.

      It will cannibalize the Model 3 sedan.

  • Subi-Rubicon1

    Ugh, this is painstakingly underwhelming. Another user had predicted this on yesterday’s post. I had hoped for just a little more.

  • Mr. EP9

    You have to be an idiot to pay that much for a bloated Model 3.

    • I can foresee hundreds of thousands of idiots. This is practical, has great range and much more power than anybody really needs.

  • Jay

    All I see is a bigger model 3. I wish their SUV’s weren’t so coupe like in the back.

  • Oh dear, who wants to be the lab rat Beta Tester on these things?

  • Leconte Dave

    Lazy design…

  • Eric

    A seven-seat version? I have a feeling that at least two of those seven people will be p-i-s-s-e-d.


    • Alduin

      People like Shaq should feel right at home in the third row seat LOL.

  • ace_9

    It’s ok for the type of people buying electric cars. I would even say that it’s perfectly fine. Bland car for bland people.


  • Alduin

    This isn’t an SUV it’s a Model 3 with different suspension. Nothing is different. Tesla again overhypes their POS cars and overpromises and underdelivers. Very lazy and underwhelming design.

  • SteersUright

    I wonder if its any lighter and better handling as a result? Curious to read the first reviews of the top performance version. If they ever nail the quality, fit and finish, Tesla will do great in the years to come.

  • Perry F. Bruns


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