DubiCompare: Tesla Model Y v/s Volkswagen ID.6: Which Is The Best Electric SUV?

Tesla has played a pivotal role in the global electric vehicle revolution, prompting mainstream car manufacturers to join the movement and introduce competitive products to keep up with Tesla’s wildly successful models.

In this week’s edition of DubiCompare, we explore a scenario where the Volkswagen ID.6 goes head-to-head with the established Tesla Model Y. Can Volkswagen’s extensive car manufacturing experience propel them to the top spot against the innovative Tesla? Let’s find out!

Model Y vs ID.6: Dimensions

DimensionsModel YID.6
Boot Space363L520L
Front Trunk117LNone

Between the two, the Volkswagen ID.6 is the larger electric SUV. This is because the ID.6 is more of a traditional SUV compared to the Tesla Model Y, which has a sloping roofline, giving it a crossover-like design. The ID.6 also boasts a 75mm longer wheelbase, providing more interior space. However, it’s worth noting that the ID.6 lacks a front trunk, a feature present in the Model Y.

Tesla Model Y v/s Volkswagen ID.6: Exterior Design

FeaturesModel YID.6
Illuminated GrilleNoNo
Electric Boot LidYesYes
Front TrunkYesNo
Roof RailsNoYes
Rear LED LightbarNoYes
Body CladdingYesYes

As mentioned earlier, the Model Y boasts a more crossover-like design and an extremely aerodynamic body. In contrast, the ID.6 has a traditional SUV profile and offers practicality with roof rails for mounting additional storage. When it comes to aesthetics, it ultimately boils down to personal preference.

Tesla Model Y v/s Volkswagen ID.6: Interiors & Features

FeaturesModel YID.6
Instrument ClusterNone5.3-inch Display
Infotainment15-inch Display12-inch Display
AI AssistanceAdvancedYes
Android AutoYesYes
Apple CarPlayYesYes
Head-Up DisplayOptionalOptional
Wireless ChargerYesYes
Climate ControlDual-ZoneDual-Zone
Heated & Cooled SeatsFront & RearFront
Powered SeatsFront & RearFront
Massaging SeatsNoFront
Ambient LightingYesYes
Panoramic SunroofYesYes
Seat Configuration5 & 76 & 7

Both Volkswagen and Tesla have equipped their EVs with the latest technology and convenient features. The practicality of the ID.6 extends to the interior, offering a roomier cabin and ample space for passengers across all three rows. In contrast, the Tesla Model Y’s interiors feel more premium and airy, providing a wealth of convenience. However, third-row passengers may feel cramped due to the Model Y’s sloping roofline.

Model Y vs ID.6: Electric Powertrain & Performance

The ID.6 is currently manufactured in China and exported to various countries worldwide, including the UAE. It is mainly available in two variants: Crozz and X, both offering single-motor RWD and dual-motor AWD configurations.

On the other hand, the Tesla Model Y comes in three main variants: single-motor RWD, dual-motor AWD Long-Range, and dual-motor AWD Performance. For the sake of this comparison, we are excluding the Tesla Model Y Performance variant for parity.

PowertrainModel YID.6
Motor Capacity255kW150kW
Battery Capacity62kWh84.8kWh
Fast Charging Time[0 to 80%] 22 min[0 to 80%] 40 min
Max Power342hp201hp
Peak Torque420Nm310Nm
Acceleration 6.9 seconds9.1 seconds
GearboxSingle SpeedSingle Speed

The Volkswagen ID.6 boasts larger battery packs on both variants and smaller battery pack options are available through select dealers in the country. Consequently, the Model Y has a significantly lower range than the ID.6. However, it compensates with more power, prioritizing performance and the thrill of driving, elements sometimes lacking in an EV. Additionally, charging the Model Y is quicker, as it supports faster charging speeds compared to the ID.6.

PowertrainModel YID.6
Motor Capacity286kW225kW
Battery Capacity82.1kWh84.8kWh
Fast Charging Time[0 to 80%] 20 min[0 to 80%] 40 min
Max Power384hp306hp
Peak Torque510Nm472Nm
Acceleration 5 seconds6.6 seconds
GearboxSingle SpeedSingle Speed

On the AWD model, the Model Y offers a longer range, better performance, and faster charging speeds. The choice between the two models will depend on your preferences for variant, performance, and range.

Model Y vs ID.6: Safety

Safety FeaturesModel YID.6
Park AssistYesYes
Auto PilotYesNo
ISOFIX AnchorsYesYes
360-degree CameraYesYes
ADASLevel 3Level 2

The Tesla Model Y holds a clear advantage in terms of active safety systems, equipped with one of the most advanced Driver-Assisted Systems in cars. However, the ID.6 is not far behind, featuring equally equipped active and passive safety systems. Both cars provide ample crash protection, ensuring the safety of the occupants.

Model Y vs ID.6: Price

As mentioned earlier, both cars are imported to the UAE, and the final price will vary depending on the dealer.

The Volkswagen ID.6 is available in various variants and battery pack options, with prices ranging from AED 100,000 to AED 140,000 for the top-spec model. The ID.6 stands out as a top choice if you prioritize practicality and value for money.

Check out used VW ID.6 for sale in the UAE and new VW ID.6 for sale in the UAE.

On the other hand, if you seek a premium model with serious performance, Tesla offers the base-spec Model Y at AED 193,990, the mid-variant AWD at AED 223,990, and the top-spec Performance variant at AED 235,990.

Here are used Tesla Model Y for sale in the UAE and new Tesla Model Y for sale in the UAE.

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