2020 Tesla Model Y vs Model X: Differences compared side by side

The Tesla Model Y is the company’s second and most affordable crossover. See just how different it is to Model X in this side by side comparison.

Just as the Model X shares its platform and styling with the Model S, the Model Y is very closely related to the Model 3.

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2015 Tesla Model XModel X
We don't have dimensions for the Model Y yet, but it will be around the size of the Model 3, which is 4,690mm (184.8-in) long, 1,930mm (76.1-in) wide, and has a 2,880mm (113.2-in) wheelbase. The Model X is 5,036mm (198.3-in) long, 2,000mm (78.7-in) wide, and has a 2,965mm (116.7-in) wheelbase. This means the Model Y will be roughly 346mm (13.6-in) shorter, 70mm (2.8-in) narrower, and have an 85mm (3.4-in) shorter wheelbase
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Both the Model X and Model Y have a hump back 'coupe' crossover design, which should be more aerodynamic than a more upright crossover, but third row headroom is, of course, compromised.
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2015 Tesla Model XModel X
Look closely, and both the Model X and Model Y have sheet metal that's largely unique from their sedan siblings. Obviously the two crossovers don't share any sheet metal with each other.
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Tesla Model X - falcon wing doors open, frontModel X
Given some of the production and development difficulties, not to mention costs, involved in the Model X's Falcon Wing doors, the Model Y has a traditional front-hinged set of rear doors.
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The Model X takes its dashboard and portrait infotainment system straight from the Model S, while the Model Y, like the Model 3, has a large 15-inch touchscreen in the middle as its only display.
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Tesla Model X - interior, black leatherModel X
Although the Model X is a class larger than the Model Y, the two cars each have seats for seven people across three rows of seats.

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Derek Fung

Derek Fung

Editor-at-large — Derek has a lifelong love for all things automotive, from the dullest Camry to record shattering Bugattis. Prior to starting up Between the Axles he was a reviewer for CNET Australia and the founding editor of its Car Technology channel. [Read more]


2020 Tesla Model Y vs Model X: Differences compared side by side