Audi e-tron vs Tesla Model Y | Blue Grass Audi of Louisville

Thanks to the widespread adaptation of electric vehicle technology in the luxury segment, shoppers now have more choices than ever before. No other brand has been able to combine the benefits of remarkable efficiency with exhilarating performance quite like Audi. Buyers in the market for a luxury EV continue to choose Audi over the competition for this reason and several more including its first-class interior appointments and cutting-edge tech features. In an effort to prove that the e-tron is the best choice in its class, our team at Audi Louisville has assembled this informative comparison that measures how well it stacks up against its top rival - the Tesla Model Y. Which EV will earn 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

In an effort to keep the playing field as level as possible, we've chosen base trim levels of both the Audi e-tron and Tesla Model Y. Comparing starting prices, you'll find that the Model Y begins with a lower price tag than the e-tron. Don't let the MSRP deceive you! Choosing the e-tron is certainly the smarter option when you consider the performance specs. The e-tron has the advantage in both total system horsepower and torque, leading to a more invigorating driving experience. Similarly, the maximum towing capacity of the Audi e-tron is 500 pounds higher than the Tesla Model Y. Driving an Audi e-tron means that you'll experience more power and more capability.

Audi e-tron Towing

Next, we'll turn our attention to the interiors of both models. With Tesla competing the in the luxury segment, it's disappointing to learn that the Model Y comes equipped with synthetic leatherette upholstery that lacks feel. This is a stark contrast to the authentic leather upholstery included as standard inside the Audi e-tron. Also related to comfort, the e-tron includes a standard four-zone climate control system compared to just two zones inside the Model Y. Rounding out the list of interior advantages for the e-tron is its superior shoulder room across both the front and rear rows of seating.

Audi e-tron Interior

Sophisticated engineering remains a staple of the Audi model lineup including the electrified e-tron. A perfect example is the standard adaptive air suspension of the e-tron that's able to automatically adjust based on the conditions and the preferences of the driver. Tailored for both performance and comfort, this outstanding feature is not available on any version of the Tesla Model Y. Another critical component of the Audi brand experience is access to its nationwide network of authorized dealerships in the unlikely event that your vehicle requires unexpected service or repairs. On the other hand, Tesla currently operates with a questionable remote service network that's earned criticism from owners. Finally, there's no mileage restriction included during the term of roadside assistance coverage provided by Audi.

Winner - Audi e-tron

Audi e-tron

The results are in! Clearly, the winner of this head-to-head battle of luxury EVs is the Audi e-tron. Its impressive list of luxurious standard features, thrilling performance, and long-lasting peace of mind makes it the clear choice over the rival Model Y. At Audi Louisville, we're proud to carry an extensive selection of the latest e-tron models. This makes it simple to find the one that's perfect for your personal preferences and driving habits. Visit us today or browse our inventory online!