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2024 Tesla’s SUV’s Complete Lineup, What’s Happening to Model Y, X and Cybertruck

We compare each Tesla SUV's safety features, unique selling points, maintenance costs and more
  • With the fan-favourite Model Y, the luxurious Model X and the out-of-this-world Cybertruck in its fleet, Tesla’s SUV selection is world-class.
  • Each SUV has its own unique perks, from the iconic gull-wing doors of the Model X to the impressive power of the Cybertruck.
  • We weigh up the safety features, maintenance costs and more of each to help you decide which Tesla is the one for you.

Published on Apr 12, 2024 at 4:43PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Apr 12, 2024 at 4:44PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Tom Wood
The complete 2024 Tesla SUV line-up
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The Tesla SUV lineup is focused on innovation, sustainability and impressive performance.

The automotive company is a trailblazer, famous for pushing the boundaries of what electric vehicles can do.

With the fan-favorite Model Y, the luxurious Model X, and the out-of-this-world Cybertruck in its fleet, Tesla’s SUV selection is world-class.

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Elon Musk’s mission is to lead the world in the race towards a more sustainable energy future.

Tesla’s bold designs and innovations have completely revolutionized the way we interact with cars.

It is among the first automakers to introduce over-the-air software updates and autonomous driving features.

While the cars aren’t completely self-driven yet, all new Teslas must come with Full Self-Driving (FSD) installed.

Tesla also boasts an ever-growing network of fast-charging stations for its vehicles.

Tesla’s SUVs combine the practical appeal of traditional SUVs with the performance and sustainability of EVs.

In fact, its Model Y SUV is one of the best-selling cars in the world right now, as predicted by Musk.

We’re exploring the features, specifications and innovations that define the 2024 Tesla SUV lineup.

Here’s why these cars are setting the bar for the rest of the EV market.

The Model Y in 2024

The Model Y SUV topped the list of best-selling cars in the world in 2023 and shows no signs of slowing down.

To create the Model Y Tesla took the Model 3 and transformed it into a hatchback SUV.

The Model Y is designed for families and people who like to road-trip, with its spacious interior and the option to add a third row of seats.

There are three options available: Standard Range RWD, Long Range AWD, and Performance.

The Standard Range is the most affordable, offering a 260-mile range, a top speed of 135 mph, and reaching 60 mph in 6.6 seconds.

The best choice is the Long Range, which offers a very decent range of 310 miles alongside high-performance capabilities.

It also hits 60 mph in 4.8 seconds and comes with seven seats.

Tesla’s Performance model can reach top speeds of 155 mph, accelerates to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds, and has a 279-mile range.

With minimal buttons, an uncluttered dashboard, and one large display screen in the center, the interior of the Model Y is stylish and futuristic.

Every function is controlled by this infotainment display, from the Autopilot while driving to Netflix while you sit and wait for your car to charge.

Tesla is big on safety though, and doesn’t allow drivers to access distracting apps while the vehicle is in motion.

Autopilot, Tesla’s driving-assist system, comes standard on the Model Y.

This includes automated emergency braking, lane-changing assist, and adaptive cruise control.

And if you think the Model Y is a bit boxy you could always give it a sleek makeover like Novitec did.

Upgrades and innovations in Model X

The Tesla Model X is the manufacturer’s most luxurious offering.

With its iconic gull-wing doors and ability to reach 60 mph in an eye-watering 2.5 seconds, the Model X beautifully demonstrates the harmonious meeting of performance and style.

It’s available as a base model, Long Range and Plaid, the performance-driven option.

For the 2024 model, Tesla improved the headlights with its Matric LED technology.

Ultra Red has been added to the available color options, which happens to be Tesla’s most expensive shade.

A towing hook is now fitted as standard, ideal for any Model X owners who want to tow a 5,000 lbs trailer.

The biggest upgrade was to the cabin, featuring new materials, a round steering wheel, and a thinner, lighter panoramic glass roof.

The dual-motor Long Range generates 670 horsepower and has a range of 335 miles.

Plaid’s power produces a roaring 1020 horsepower and can drive for 326 miles before needing a recharge.

Cybertruck 2024: What to Expect

Cybertruck was the most anticipated EV in recent memory.

In fact, it still is for those million or so people who are still waiting for their orders to be processed.

And the orders keep pouring in, with Tesla receiving up to 10,000 per day.

Tesla is aiming to produce 250,000 of these massive trucks a year.

In 2024 you can get your hands on two configurations: a Dual Motor model and a Tri-Motor Beast model.

There will be a single-motor rear-wheel-drive Cybertruck joining the lineup in 2025.

The Dual Motor produces 600 horsepower, reaches 60 mph in 4.1 seconds, and has a top speed of 112 mph.

Since its launch, the incredible abilities of the Cybertruck have been thoroughly tested.

It’s been hit with a baseball bat, had Joe Rogan hit it with an arrow, and withstood robots unleashing submachine guns on it.

The Cyberbeast, meanwhile, really delivers what its name suggests and is for someone serious about using this truck to its full potential.

It’s able to tow up to 11,000 pounds and accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in mind-blowing 2.68 seconds.

Cyberbeast also has a battery range of over 440 miles and a top speed of 130 mph.

All this power doesn’t come light though and the truck weighs 7,000 pounds.

Some have criticized the stainless steel finish, saying it looks like a fridge or a funhouse mirror.

But if the fingerprint-prone silver look isn’t to your taste, a matte black and metallic red Cybertruck have been spotted on the roads too.

Charging Infrastructure and Range

One of the biggest concerns when buying an EV is access to a charger.

Luckily Tesla is on a mission to eliminate range anxiety, with over 50,000 supercharging stations in its ever-growing network.

The company has recently signed deals with the likes of Ford and General Motors, in a bid to make other EV models compatible with its superchargers.

A Tesla SUV range is impressive, ranging from 260 miles to 340 miles.

Tesla owners start their day with a fully charged car, thanks to the Tesla at-home charging stations.

And when at work or on a trip, drivers of Tesla SUVs can easily access one of the supercharging stations.

Just add your destination and your Tesla will suggest routes that have charging stations along the way.

Safety Features

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the Tesla Model Y SUV the Top Safety Pick award for 2024.

The only other EV to receive this award was the Hyundai Ioniq 6, also one of the best electric cars to buy in 2024.

The IIHS has yet to test the Cybertruck, stating it will do so once it can assess ‘the level of general consumer interest in the vehicle’.

When it comes to safety concerns, the Cybertruck has raised a few, largely concerning the angles of the car, as well as the weight and front end of the vehicle.

Both the Model X and the Model Y, however, have received five-star safety ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Tesla’s Autopilot system is what makes its cars some of the safest on the road.

All of Tesla’s SUVs come with features like automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning, forward collision warning, and lane departure avoidance.

Besides the safety of humans, Tesla is also committed to safeguarding the planet.

There’s no denying the manufacturer is leading the charge in the EV world, building millions of electric cars a year.

The Model Y AWD achieves 4.0 EPA miles per kWh, which makes it the most efficient electric SUV built to date.

The Tesla production line limits waste, water, and energy usage, and its gigafactories’ roofs are covered in solar panels.

Tesla SUVs are made using recycled materials, including aluminum, steel, and plastic.

It also has a battery recycling system, ensuring 100% of Tesla batteries are reused and none end up in landfills.

Future Developments

A new Tesla crossover SUV will go into production in June 2025.

Musk hasn’t revealed much but we do know it will take inspiration from the Model 3 and the Cybertruck.

Tesla is currently improving its production line, which will improve time, space, and efficiency in the manufacturing process by 30%.

This will make this new Tesla SUV more budget-friendly, around 50% cheaper to build than the Model Y.

Then there’s the Roadster, which Musk has dropped some wild hints about including that we can expect some ‘rockety stuff’ thanks to Space X’s involvement.

Maintenance and Ownership Costs

According to Motor1, the average annual repair cost of a Tesla is $832, while the average cost across brands is $652.

However, since Teslas are all-electric, owners will save money in several other ways, including on fuel costs and oil changes.

Tesla also recommends ‘as needed’ checkups rather than yearly.

There are other financial perks to owning a Tesla SUV too, as some governments offer a tax rebate when you purchase a new Tesla.

2024 Tesla SUV lineup comparison

AspectModel Y 2024Model X 2024Cybertruck 2024
DesignSleek and aerodynamicFuturistic and streamlinedRugged and angular
PerformanceQuick acceleration and high agilityPowerful with impressive towing capacityRobust off-road capabilities
TechnologyAdvanced Autopilot featuresCutting-edge infotainment and AIEnhanced AI and self-driving features
VariantsStandard Range, Long Range, PerformanceLong Range, Plaid, Plaid+Single Motor, Dual Motor, Tri Motor
RangeVaries by variantImproved range for longer journeysImpressive range for versatile usage
Charging InfrastructureAccess to Supercharger networkAccess to Supercharger networkAccess to Supercharger network
Safety FeaturesComprehensive suite of safety featuresAdvanced safety systems and sensorsRobust safety features for all terrains
Customer ReviewsPositive feedback on performance and techPraises for spacious interiors and techAnticipation for its unique design
Ownership CostsModerate maintenance costsModerate maintenance costsTBA
Future DevelopmentsContinuous software updates and improvementsPotential for new tech innovationsSpeculated advancements and updates

Whether it’s a modern and stylish Model X, a practical and reliable Model Y, or the head-turning powerhouse that is the Cybertruck, the Tesla SUV lineup has something for everyone.

With an ever-growing Supercharger network, constantly evolving safety features, and several awards under its belt, Tesla has been and remains a prominent leader in the world of EVs.

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