Audi e-tron vs Tesla Model Y | Beechmont Audi of Cincinnati

As all-electric vehicles become more and more mainstream, this particular segment has grown more crowded in recent years. Audi has remained the industry leader when it comes to pioneering luxury EVs that strike a blend between striking performance and remarkable efficiency. Luxury EV buyers continue to choose the popular Audi e-tron over the competition for its precision engineering and impeccable luxury features. To showcase how the e-tron continues to lead its class, our team at Audi Cincinnati East has created this head-to-head model comparison against one of its top rivals - the Tesla Model Y. Which EV will take home the victory? Let's take a closer look!

Audi e-tron vs Tesla Model Y

Audi e-tron Tesla Model Y
2023 Audi e-tron Premium VS 2023 Tesla Model Y Long Range
$70,800 MSRP $54,990
402 (Boost Engaged) ✓ Horsepower 384
490 lb-ft (Boost Engaged) ✓ Torque 376 lb-ft
4,000 lbs ✓ Max Towing Capacity 3,500 lbs
Genuine Leather ✓ Seat Upholstery Synthetic Leatherette
4-Zone ✓ Temperature Control 2-Zone
Standard ✓ Adaptive Air Suspension Not Available
Standard ✓ Turn Signal Indicators in Exterior Mirrors Not Available
60.8 / 59.6 inches ✓ Front / Rear Shoulder Room 56.4 / 54.0 inches
Yes ✓ Coast-to-Coast Dealership Network N/A
4 Years / Unlimited Mileage ✓ Roadside Assistance Coverage 4 Years / 50,000 Miles

To keep things fair, we've selected base trim levels of both the Audi e-tron and the Tesla Model Y. While you might notice a lower price tag for the Model Y, further examination reveals a number of key advantages for the e-tron. The first category which we'll investigate is performance. In terms of total system horsepower and torque, the Model Y is no match for the e-tron. This also means that the e-tron delivers a maximum towing capacity that's 500 pounds higher than the rival Model Y. Choosing Audi means that you'll enjoy greater capability and superior performance, both of which contribute to a more rewarding experience behind the wheel.

Audi e-tron Towing

Looking next at the interiors of both EVs, the Audi e-tron continues to excel. Tesla shoppers will be disappointed to learn that the Model Y is only offered with synthetic leatherette upholstery, offering a plasticky, artificial feel. It pales in comparison to the supple feel of the genuine leather upholstery included as standard with every Audi e-tron. All occupants inside the e-tron will also appreciate its standard four-zone automatic climate control system. The Model Y only offers two zones of climate control with its automatic system. Another reason to choose the e-tron is the fact that it provides greater front and rear shoulder room, boosting overall interior comfort.

Audi e-tron Interior

Cutting-edge engineering continues to be a signature characteristic of Audi models including the e-tron. Automatically adjusting to the conditions, the e-tron includes a standard adaptive air suspension system for enhanced agility and control. No version of the Tesla Model Y is available with an equivalent feature. Another significant distinction that separates these two manufacturers is the fact that Tesla lacks a nationwide dealership support network. While certainly not likely, if your e-tron needs service or repairs you can enjoy the reassurance that comes from a coast-to-coast network of authorized Audi dealers. Conversely, Tesla operates with a questionable remote repair and support network. Last but certainly not least, Audi does not include a mileage restriction with their roadside assistance coverage term included with your new e-tron.

Winner - Audi e-tron

Audi e-tron

After we've tallied the results, the obvious winner of this competitive luxury EV comparison is the Audi e-tron. Simply put, the Tesla Model Y is unable to measure up to the athletic performance, luxurious refinement, and long-term peace of mind included as standard on the Audi e-tron. Ready to experience all that the e-tron has to offer? Stop into Audi Cincinnati East and our team will help you select the model that's perfectly tailored to your driving habits.