2023 Tesla Model Y price and specs

Key Points

  • Model Y SUV price cut, starts from $69,300
  • Popular Tesla electric car has up to 514km range
  • Gains HEPA filter, full glass roof, double-laminated rear windows over related Model 3

UPDATE 18/2/23: Tesla raises Model Y price by $400

The Tesla Model Y electric SUV is a more practical version of the popular Model 3 sedan, priced from $69,300 to $95,300 before on-road costs.

The Tesla electric car provides up to 514km of claimed WLTP driving range with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) cabin filter, panoramic fixed glass roof, and a high-tech minimalistic interior as standard like the Model 3 sedan on which it’s based.

The Tesla electric car is eligible for select Australian incentives, including the fringe benefits tax (FBT) exemption for fleets and novated leases which applies to the base Model Y rear-wheel drive (RWD) only.


The Shanghai-made EV is capable of 11kW AC charging speeds. The RWD with a lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) battery can recharge at up to 170kW DC (with no charge limit) and the Performance with a nickel-cobalt-aluminium (NCA) pack peaks at up to 250kW DC rates (with a 90 per cent charging limit recommendation).

The Model Y Long Range still isn’t available in Australia and remains exclusive on the related Model 3 sedan for now. Likewise, the seven-seat option in the USA is still off-limits.

The electric SUV is in a competitive segment, with rivals such as the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Genesis GV60, Volvo XC40 Recharge, Mercedes-Benz EQA, and BMW iX3.

Model Y Key Specs

Black Tesla Model Y Performance side view
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Model Y Price and Models

EDITOR'S NOTE: All prices listed below exclude Tesla’s $400 ordering fee, $1400 delivery charge, and the compulsory luxury car tax (LCT) where applicable.


Model Y RWD – $69,300 before on-road costs

Model Y features:

Battery57.5kWh usable LFP battery
Exterior19-inch Gemini covered alloy wheels
LED headlights, daytime running lights and taillights
Power folding, auto-dimming, heated wing mirrors
Matte black window surrounds, side indicators and flush door handles
Electric tailgate
InteriorFive-seat black vegan interior with wood decor
Electrically adjustable front seats
Heated front and rear seats
Double glazed front and rear windows
Dual-zone climate control
HEPA cabin air filter (Bioweapon Defence mode)
Fixed panoramic glass roof
Ambient footwell lights
Interior floor mats
Rear row seat folding release toggles
Technology15-inch central infotainment system and instruments with built-in Google Maps
Over-the-air software update capabilities
30-day Premium Connectivity trial
Dual Qi wireless charging phone pad
Four USB-C charging ports
128GB USB for dashcam and Sentry Mode recording
13-speaker premium audio
Tesla mobile app
Safety assistTesla Vision Basic Autopilot package
Auto emergency braking (AEB)
Lane departure warning and lane-centering assist
Blind-spot monitoring and camera view
Adaptive cruise control ‘Autopilot’
Reversing camera

Model Y Performance – $94,900 before on-road costs

Model Y Performance adds:

Battery76kWh usable NCA battery
Exterior21-inch Überturbine alloy wheels
LED front fog lights
Performance brakes with red-painted callipers
Carbon fibre rear spoiler
Lowered suspension
InteriorAluminium pedals
TechnologyTrack mode
Increased top speed to 250km/h (up from 217km/h)
Red Tesla Model Y with Induction wheels charging at Supercharger

Tesla Model Y options

  • Standard paint – no cost: Pearl White Multi-Coat
  • Premium paint – $1500: Solid Black; Midnight Silver Metallic; Deep Blue Metallic
  • Red Multi-Coat paint – $2400
  • 20-inch Induction wheels (RWD only) – $2400
  • Black and white interior – $1500
  • Tesla Mobile Connector trickle charging cable – $550
  • Tow Package – $1970

Enhanced Autopilot – $5100:

  • Navigate on Autopilot on highways (assists with lane changing and highway exits)
  • Automatic lane change assist
  • Automatic parking assist
  • Summon (remotely move forwards and backwards)
  • Smart Summon (remotely drives to owner)

‘Full Self-Driving Capability’ – $10,100:

  • Enhanced Autopilot features
  • Traffic light and stop sign control (slows down the vehicle while using adaptive cruise control)

Premium Connectivity – $9.99/month:

  • Satellite-view maps with live-traffic lines
  • Music and video app streaming
  • Remote exterior and interior camera monitoring (via mobile app)
  • Karaoke
  • Internet browser

Model Y Warranty and Servicing

Tesla Model Y in front of Model 3 in Tesla showroom

The Tesla Model Y is backed by a four-year/80,000km vehicle warranty and roadside assistance with a different battery warranty depending on the drivetrain variant.

For the base Model Y RWD, it has a eight-year/160,000km battery warranty, whereas the Model Y Performance is covered for eight-years/192,000km. Tesla promises it’ll keep at least 70 per cent of its battery health over the coverage period.

It adopts a condition-based servicing scheme, meaning the vehicle will notify the owner when its sensors detect it’s time for check-up via the mobile app.

Tesla also recommends a range of specific routine maintenance tasks, including:

  • Cabin air filter – every two years
  • HEPA filter – every three years
  • Tyre rotation, balance and wheel alignment – every 10,000km/if the tread depth difference is 1.5mm or more
  • Brake fluid test – every two years
  • Air conditioning desiccant bag – replace every four years
  • Cleaning and lubricating brake callipers – every 12 months/20,000km (for cars in cold weather regions only)

Model Y vs Other EVs

Tesla Model Y panoramic glass roof interior view

Learn more about the Tesla Model Y

🔍 Tesla Model 3 vs. Model Y: Spec comparison

🔌 Tesla Model Y Charging Guide

💲 How much does it cost to own a Tesla Model Y?

Tables by Danny Thai

UPDATE 18/2/23: Tesla raises Model Y Performance by $400

UPDATE 10/2/23: Tesla raises Model Y RWD price by $400

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