Editor’s note: This post was updated Feb. 2, 2022, to include grades for the Tesla Model Y’s optional third row. We had previously tested only a two-row Model Y.
The verdict: Families looking for a somewhat affordable Tesla should consider the Model Y. The compact SUV can be had with either five or seven seats, courtesy of an optional third row. Our latest test vehicle had three rows of seats; the second row handled child-safety seats reasonably well, but we had major issues with the third row.
Does it fit three car seats? No.
Take a look at how the Latch system and each car seat scored below in our Car Seat Check of the 2021 Tesla Model Y.
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