When the Tesla Model Y first went on sale in early 2020, it was plagued by reports of poor build quality. But with a delivery late in the 2021 calendar year, how good or bad was our Model Y? Perhaps somewhere in the middle. Our car had to return to a Tesla service center for paint repair and inspection of a few issues, but we didn’t find a car with severely misaligned body panels or detached second-row seat cushions.
Here’s where our Model Y landed: