YouTubers give their first impressions of Tesla Model Y

As the number of Tesla Model Y deliveries is increasing each day in the United States, notable YouTubers are jumping at the chance to present their first impressions of Tesla's new, all-electric SUV. 

Above: Black Tesla Model Y in the wild (Source: @BLKMDL3 / Twitter)

One of the first to provide salient feedback on Tesla's new Model Y was Tesla Raj — he took a wide array of measurements with a tape measure upon his first-ever Model Y encounter. In the majority of first impressions videos that have followed, it seems most reviewers appear to think that the Model Y looks like a Model X from the rear and Model 3 from the front.

OCDetailing recently got their hands on the Tesla Model Y Performance and expressed their thoughts in the video below. From their point of view, the black plastic trim covering the wheel wells on the Model Y enhances the view of the wheels and also gives a lot of space for aftermarket enthusiasts to play with some cool mods. Also, the wheel arches appear to be better optimized on the Model Y Performance variant compared to the Model 3 Performance which has a larger vacant space (in between the wheel and tire). 

Above: Tesla Model Y first impressions (YouTube: OCDetailing)

Throttle House also got their hands on a brand new Tesla Model Y Performance with the Performance Upgrade Package (PUP) which offers the 21-inch Uberturbine wheels, red brake calipers, 0-60 mph in just 3.5 seconds, and more performance-related goodies in exchange for a loss of 36 miles of range. 

Above: Reviewing the 2020 Tesla Model Y Performance (YouTube: Throttle House)

Throttle House was impressed by the driving experience — even when compared to the more nimble Tesla Model 3 which (admittedly) has better road grip. Nevertheless, due to the optimal center of gravity (thanks to the heavy battery pack in Model Y's floorpan) it feels like it sticks to the road even better than a Mercedes GLC63 or Lamborghini Urus.


Written by: Iqtidar Ali. An earlier version of this article was originally published on X Auto.