Tesla Model Y Interior Space vs 12 Electric Vehicle Rivals Compared [VIDEO]



In a recently published YouTube video, RSymons RSEV went hands-on with Tesla’s all-electric Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV), the Model Y at a Fully Charged event in the U.K. (via InsideEVs). So far, the Model Y is not available yet in the UK.

With a plethora of Model Y competitors also being showcased at the event, the YouTuber decided to compare the Model Y to other electric vehicles (EVs) in the segment in terms of cabin space, cargo room, and interior feel.

Unsurprisingly, the Model Y dominated the competition in this aspect, coming out miles ahead of most other electric crossovers.

The Model Y’s unorthodox but spacious cabin design, abundant legroom for rear passengers, roomy trunk, folding rear seats for maximized cargo space, and ‘frunk’, which not many cars have, make it the gold standard for EVs in the crossover segment.

“The Model Y, I think, sets a very high standard,” said the YouTuber, impressed. The Model Y even comes in a 7-seat configuration for even more passenger space.

Here are some of the YouTuber’s impressions of the competition:

  • Mazda MX-30: Smaller than the Model Y, but also cheaper. Spacious trunk, but limited seating space in the rear.
  • Hyundai Ioniq 5: Stellar cabin interior, wide (but shallow) trunk. Reclining rear seats are a plus, but also present on the Model Y.
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E: Excellent driving seat position and visibility, premium interior, and plenty of legroom in the rear. A worthy rival to the Model Y, although the Mach-E falls a bit short in trunk space.
  • Kia EV6: Good interior, adequate trunk space, and tons of leg room for all passengers. Not roomy enough across for three adults to sit comfortably, though.
  • Volkswagen ID.4: Solid all-rounder, but some variants don’t have as much trunk space.
  • Jaguar I-Pace: Plenty of storage, luxury interior,  mighty pricey.
  • BMW iX3: Beautiful (but scratch-prone) interior, plenty of space for both passengers and cargo.
  • Škoda Enyaq: Very spacious, decent cargo room, and offers a more premium feel thanks to a larger touchscreen console.
  • Audi e-tron: Plenty of space and legroom for passengers, comfortable interior, and excellent cargo storage in the trunk. The e-tron is also one of the few all-electric crossovers to boast a ‘frunk’, matching the Model Y.
  • Volvo XC40 Recharge: Plenty of cargo room, also features a ‘frunk’. Interior seems decent, but not enough room for passengers in the rear.
  • Mercedes EQA: Among the most premium-feeling interiors, but legroom and headroom in the rear are pretty tight.
  • Mercedes EQC: The better Mercedes for rear passenger space, also feature a more luxurious interior. Trunk space is good, but not the best.


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