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"Check out the sweet tow hitch on my Model Y" or something like that.

“Check out the sweet tow hitch on my Model Y” or something like that.

The short version:

  • Tesla has added a tow package option when ordering a Model Y. 
  • The change comes just shy of 1 month after Tesla starting making deliveries of the Model Y. 
  • According to the Tesla website, the Model Y can tow 3,500 pounds. 
  • This will be a class II hitch. 
  • The option will set you back $1,000. 

So here’s the deal…upon initial read I was a little disappointed. I was hoping for a 5,000-pound rating, but I had to remind myself what the Model Y is. It’s a crossover, not a small SUV. And when you compare it to other cross overs, a 3,500-pound towing capacity is fantastic. The Mazda CX-5 is rated at 2,000. The Ford Escape is rated between 1,500 to 3,500. The Nissan Rogue is rated at a whopping 1,102. (That extra 2 pounds is for the linchpin 😉 ) Sure, you won’t be towing any horse trailers, but when you put it within its class of ICE vehicles, surprise surprise, the Tesla Model Y is leading the pack.

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