The Tesla Model Y against 5 competitors

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What is the position of the Tesla Model Y in relation to its competitors? We compared it to its most direct rivals among all-electric family SUVs.

The American offers typical Tesla style, close to that of the Model 3 family sedan with which it shares its technical base.

Its interior environment is based on an exquisite set around a 15-inch central screen where all the multimedia functions, instrumentation and settings, including those related to driving, are grouped. Its interior space is among the best in its segment, thanks above all to the huge volumes of cargo.

Dynamic but very firm, it prefers driving sensations over comfort, combined with powerful electric motors for impressive performance.

Its generous equipment puts it at high but competitive prices, including gadgets and other original on-board games on the market, as well as voice control and an efficient system for searching and calculating routes to charging stations, privileging its proprietary network. “Superchargers”. This added to the reasonable consumption favors its versatility to consider longer trips than daily routes.

The main features of the Tesla Model Y

  • Price: from €62,990 to €66,990 (excluding options and bonuses)
  • Transmission: 4 wheel drive
  • Power: from 441 hp to over 500 hp
  • Trunk: 854 l. (rear) / 117 l. (before)
  • Length: 4.75m
  • Width: 1.92m
  • Height: 1.62m

Ford Mustang Mach-E

Ford Mustang Mach-EPhoto Credit – Autonews

With SUV proportions, Ford embodies the character of the Mustang coupe and its overall characteristics.

The Mustang Mach-E strays away from that on board, despite the shape of the speakers integrated into the dashboard, which recall the covers of the legendary American. The atmosphere is more technological with a huge 15.5-inch vertical screen in the center, incorporating a physical volume control wheel at the bottom of its screen. The B&O audio system is very successful. The general inspiration is reminiscent of Tesla, but with a second screen for the instrumentation and a few more buttons, improving ergonomics. The comfort of the seats and the space available are satisfactory, more than that of the trunk, only average, but complemented by a tray in the front.

Especially suited for road trips, the chassis also lacks smoothness without preventing body movement. If performance is sufficient and consumption is low to say the least, the controls may not be accurate.

On the other hand, the possibility to obtain a simulation of the sound of a V8 heat engine makes driving pleasant for an electric car. Various levels of power and engines, influencing the equipment’s margin, allow the price to be modulated and make it competitive.

On the original side, note the opening of the doors by touch buttons and the unlocking code on the driver’s side outer pillar.

The main features of the Ford Mustang Mach-E:

  • Price: from €56,400 to €84,100 (excluding options and bonuses)
  • Transmission: 2 or 4 wheel drive
  • Power: from 269 hp to 487 hp
  • Trunk: 402 l. (rear) / 81 l. (before)
  • Length: 4.71m
  • Width: 1.88m
  • Height: 1.60m

The Ford Mustang Mach-E versus the Tesla Model Y

  • Habitability: Tesla Advantage
  • Trunk: Tesla Advantage
  • Dynamism: Tesla Advantage
  • Comfort: Ford Advantage
  • Equipment: equality
  • Price: Ford Advantage

Hyundai Ioniq 5

Tesla Model Y (2021)

Hyundai Ioniq 5Photo Credit – Autonews

The Ioniq 5 is a mass-produced concept car, a family SUV that looks like a compact sedan, in a very neo-retro cubic style. Surprising and noticeable.

The cabin is closer to recent times, with two large horizontal screens on a floating panel, with no center console separating the two front seats. When choosing light colors, the environment gets a little cold, but the Hyundai makes up for it with its comfort and modularity. The top version can extend the front seats with integrated calf supports. The giant 3-meter wheelbase offers all the space needed for rear passengers, who can also slide out the seat and recline their backs. Enough to enlarge an already average breast. A box completes it on the front.

The chassis finds a very good configuration to ensure comfort and cornering. The different combinations of motors and batteries give a more or less sensational performance to the model, which is more consumer in the four-wheel drive version, but the Ioniq 5 still has its 800 V electrical architecture for very short charging times on fast terminals. , at least 18.

This also influences prices, with a very interesting and well-equipped entry-level range, without, however, benefiting from all the technological endowment of the top of the range, which in turn includes the head-up display with augmented reality or the display of blind spots. in the instrumentation when the indicators are activated.

The main features of the Hyundai Ioniq 5:

  • Price: from €43,600 to €56,000 (excluding options and bonuses)
  • Transmission: 2 or 4 wheel drive
  • Power: from 170 hp to 306 hp
  • Trunk: 527l. (rear) / 24 to 57 l. (before, depending on the version)
  • Length: 4.64m
  • Width: 1.89m
  • Height: 1.65m

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 versus the Tesla Model Y

  • Habitability: Hyundai Advantage
  • Trunk: Tesla Advantage
  • Dynamism: Tesla Advantage
  • Comfort: Hyundai advantage
  • Equipment: Equality
  • Price: Hyundai advantage

Kia EV6

Tesla Model Y (2021)

Kia EV6Photo Credit – Autonews

Long and wide, relatively low for an SUV, the Kia EV6 intrigues both with its proportions and its unmistakably futuristic styling. There aren’t two like her in traffic.

A little smarter, but still in the spirit of the space shuttle, the cabin combines two large horizontal screens with a floating center console below. Ambient lighting can have its effect at night, only from the second level of equipment. To maintain a sleek appearance without sacrificing ergonomics, the tactile hotkeys are arranged in a thin strip in the center, switching between multimedia and air conditioning controls. There’s plenty of room in the back, as well as a relatively large trunk, complete with a bin under the hood.

The EV6’s 800V battery pack offers some of the shortest charging times on the market, at 18 minutes maximum at the appropriate quick terminals.

Propulsion or four-wheel drive, the Korean is dynamic but quite firm, both in suspension and upholstery.

Prices are modeled on the market, but ask not to delve into options to remain competitive. The allocation, however, is given in absolute terms.

The main features of the Kia EV6:

  • Price: from €47,990 to €66,990 (excluding options and bonuses)
  • Transmission: 2 or 4 wheel drive
  • Power: from 229 hp to 585 hp
  • Trunk: 490l. (rear) / 20 to 52 l. (before, depending on the version)
  • Length: 4.70m
  • Width: 1.88m
  • Height: 1.55m

The Kia EV6 versus the Tesla Model Y

  • Habitability: equality
  • Trunk: Tesla Advantage
  • Dynamism: Tesla Advantage
  • comfort: equality
  • Equipment: equality
  • Price: Kia advantage

MG Marvel R

Tesla Model Y (2021)

MG Marvel RPhoto Credit – Autonews

Far from the image of Chinese vehicles very much inspired by competition, the MG Marvel R has its style, identifiable and original. More front than rear, modern but still reminiscent of Audi productions.

The interior defies with its sloping panel, in which a 14-inch vertical screen is integrated. It is a pity that its responsiveness is so restrictive, when, for example, it is mandatory to go through it to deactivate lane keeping at each departure, requiring various actions from the driver.

Comfort is good and quality is serious. There is also a lot of space in the back and the atmosphere is pleasant. The trunk is much smaller, but has the large front tray to complete it, in case the four-wheel drive version is not chosen.

If the road calms down, the noise of furniture is heard by creaking with each variation of rhythm or movement of the body, questioning aging.

All versions have two rear engines and a two-speed automatic gearbox, which should reduce fuel consumption and improve performance. With a third engine up front, the more powerful version stands out for its lap times, but its higher price deprives it of this Marvel R’s number one advantage.

The price/equipment ratio of the entry-level version is more suitable for enjoying this Chinese SUV.

The main features of MG Marvel R:

  • Price: from €44,990 to €49,990 (excluding options and bonuses)
  • Transmission: 2 or 4 wheel drive
  • Power: from 180 hp to 288 hp
  • Trunk: 357l. (rear) / 0 to 150 l. (before, depending on the version)
  • Length: 4.67m
  • Width: 1.92m
  • Height: 1.62m

The MG Marvel R versus the Tesla Model Y

  • Habitability: Tesla Advantage
  • Trunk: Tesla Advantage
  • Dynamism: Tesla Advantage
  • Comfort: MG advantage
  • Equipment: Tesla Advantage
  • Price: MG advantage

Skoda Enyaq IV

Tesla Model Y (2021)

Skoda Enyaq IVPhoto Credit – Autonews

The Volkswagen Group’s Czech electric family SUV combines powerful features with a classic, rectangular shape.

Same classicism inside, but still technological with its horizontal central screen that can reach 13 inches, very reactive. It’s completed with small but clear instrumentation 5.3 inches behind the steering wheel.

With numerous finishes and configurations in terms of equipment, it is possible to customize this Skoda Enyaq iV and modify the atmosphere on board thanks to numerous materials for the upholstery and the dashboard.

Enough to be able to choose between an affordable Enyaq and a much more exclusive ultra-complete Enyaq, finished to a high standard with brown leather-covered furniture, for example. Modularity, space, security, everything to match.

As much as comfort, thanks to an excellent compromise between damping and body stability. The optional controlled suspensions allow, for example, not to be deprived of wheels larger than 21″, without degrading this comfort.

The choice of motors and batteries will also play into the Skoda’s price competitiveness, homogeneous and attractive in many ways.

The main features of Skoda Enyaq iV:

  • Price: from €37,930 to €54,540 (excluding options and bonuses)
  • Transmission: 2 or 4 wheel drive
  • Power: from 150 hp to 265 hp
  • Trunk: 585l.
  • Length: 4.65m
  • Width: 1.88m
  • Height: 1.62m

The Skoda Enyaq iV versus the Tesla Model Y

  • Habitability: equality
  • Trunk: Tesla Advantage
  • Dynamism: Tesla Advantage
  • Comfort: Skoda Advantage
  • Equipment: equality
  • Price: Skoda Advantage

in short

The Tesla Model Y is one of the benchmarks in the versatile electric vehicle segment. The editorial team therefore compared it to its main competitors after trying them all: the Ford Mustang Mach-E, the MG Marvel R, the Hyundai Ioniq 5, the Kia EV6 and the Skoda Enyaq iV.

Quentin Cazergues

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