Several months ago, you read our first driving impressions of the new 2020 Tesla Model Y, along with some bootleg performance numbers. We say “bootleg” because all our usual testing facilities were shut down by, well, you know what. We’ve been working to get you the full and complete test data you deserve since then. So here it is.
There is one teeny little catch, however: Because Model Ys are so popular, Tesla wasn’t able to provide one. Enter Richard Hak of Precision One Design in Torrance, California, who agreed to rent us his low-mileage 2020 Tesla Model Y Dual Motor Long Range for this test. We like to evaluate brand-new cars provided by automakers so we know they’re in pristine condition, haven’t been modified or crashed, and have no outstanding mechanical or software issues or open recalls. Sometimes, though, you have take what you can get. We bought Richard