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Tesla Model Y SUV - Practicality & boot space

A taller roofline and hatchback boot help boost practicality

Carbuyer Rating

4.2 out of 5

Practicality & boot space Rating

4.0 out of 5

We've mentioned that the Model Y's taller roof means passengers have more headroom than in the Model 3, which makes it possible for adults to sit comfortably in the back seats. The electric 'skateboard' under the car helps here because there's less intrusion into the interior, resulting in a flat floor and a longer interior than that of a traditional SUV of a similar size. 

Tesla Model Y interior space and storage

Along with its SUV looks and raised seating position, most buyers will choose a Model Y for its improved practicality. Along with its frunk (storage space under the bonnet), a hatchback tailgate is likely to appeal to UK buyers more than the Model 3's saloon version, creating a much bigger opening to load in bulky items. Its three-part rear bench also folds down electronically.

Boot space

If you take into account the load area with the seats folded and the frunk, the total storage capacity is 2,100 litres. That compares well to the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Volkswagen ID.4, which give 1,587 and 1,655 litres respectively.

Tesla has also hinted that a third row will be available to make the Model Y a seven-seater but this hasn't been confirmed yet, and it also doesn't look like there'll be much space, so they're likely to be limited to children. 

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