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The Best Year Model for The Tesla Model Y To Purchase

Momo3605, a Tesla Motors Club forum user, is considering buying a CPO Model Y Performance but is unsure which year model is best. What’s the best year Model Y Perf to purchase?


Tesla is constantly making changes to its vehicles, both big and small. This can make it difficult to decide which year model is the best to purchase.

Momo3605 is considering buying a used Tesla Model Y Performance as he wrote in the Tesla Motors Club, but is unsure which year model to get. They are looking for the sweet spot between the latest features and the removal of some features in the 2022/2023 models.

2022 is generally considered the best year model for the Tesla Model Y Performance. It has the Ryzen MCU, Li-ion low voltage battery, matrix LED headlights, and USS parking sensors. It also has the updated door panels and improved suspension if you can find a late 2022 build.

Example: Ryan, an owner of a 2022 Tesla Model Y has owned it for 3 months and has a number of things to say about it. So, if you're thinking about buying a Tesla Model Y, you're going to want to read this.

2021 is another good option, especially if you are looking for a car with double-pane front windows and a heated steering wheel. It has the older Intel Atom MCU, but it is still a capable system and has been updated regularly by Tesla.

Example: In this article, an owner of a Tesla Model Y from 2021, shares his experience after 25,000 miles and how this Model Y compared to the Tesla Model Y from 2020. This last year experience for this owner has been a great one.

2020 is the oldest year model that Momo3605 is considering, and it is also the least feature-rich. However, it is still a great car and can be found for a good price.

Look, This Tesla Model Y owner has had a Model Y for 2 years and is doing a breakdown of their experience with the car. The price since the purchase in early 2020 has skyrocketed. He has a long-range Model Y which for the most part, is the same car.

So what's the best Model Y year?

Based on the discussion in the forum, it seems that the 2022 Model Y Performance is the best year model to purchase. It has all of the latest features and functionality, including the Ryzen MCU, Li-ion low voltage battery, matrix LED headlights, and USS parking sensors. It also has the improved suspension and door panels that were introduced in late 2022.

However, it is important to note that Tesla is constantly making changes to its vehicles, both big and small. So, even if you buy a 2022 Model Y Performance, there is a chance that there will be some new features or updates that are introduced in 2023 or later.

Ultimately, the best year Model Y Performance to purchase is the one that meets your specific needs and budget. If you want the latest and greatest features, then 2022 is the way to go. But if you are willing to sacrifice a few features in order to save money, then a 2021 or even 2020 could be a good option.

I have been following the Tesla Model Y since its release, and I have read a number of articles and forum posts about the different changes that have been made to the vehicle over the years. I have also spoken to several Tesla owners about their experiences with different model years. Based on my research and experience, I would recommend that Momo3605 buy a 2022 Tesla Model Y Performance if they can find one. It is the best-year model overall, with the latest features and the fewest removals. However, if they are on a budget or are looking for a specific feature that was removed in 2022, then they may want to consider a 2021 or 2020 model.

Ultimately, the best year model for Momo3605 will depend on their individual needs and budget. I encourage them to do their own research and test-drive different model years to see which one is right for them.


Armen Hareyan is the founder and the Editor in Chief of Torque News. He founded in 2010, which since then has been publishing expert news and analysis about the automotive industry. He can be reached at Torque News TwitterFacebokLinkedin and Youtube. He has more than a decade of expertise in the automotive industry with a special interest in Tesla and electric vehicles.

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