🚗Long Range SUV

🚗Long Range SUV

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Now, let's dive into some EVs!

“I’d have a Rimac Nevera over the Valkyrie and AMG One.”

-Chris Harris

Part 3 of Buying an EV

Part 3 (see the whole series here)

In my search for a new electric SUV or truck under $80,000, available now, and within 25 miles of my house, I have narrowed down the choices to the Ford F-150 Lightning and the Tesla Model Y.

The Details.  To determine the best option, I will compare them side by side considering factors like exterior color, range, price, seating capacity, storage, drivetrain, and more.

Here's my comparison:

Tesla Model Y Long Range:

  • Exterior Color: Red
  • Dual Motor
  • 314-mile range
  • 0-60 mph in 4.5 seconds
  • Heated Seats
  • Frunk
  • 7 Seats
  • $63,990
  • Enhanced Autopilot: $6,000
  • Full Self-Driving: $15,000

Ford F-150 Lightning Pro SuperCrew AWD:

  • Exterior Color: Gray
  • AWD
  • 230-mile range
  • 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds
  • No heated seats
  • Frunk
  • 5 Seats
  • Ten 120V outlets and a 240V outlet
  • $60,763

Heated seats are essential in Colorado winters and having at least six seats is necessary for picking up the in-laws at the airport with the whole family. Another huge factor is the additional 80+ miles of range offered by the Model Y.

Considering these factors, I’d choose the Tesla Model Y. While the F-150 Lightning is an excellent truck, the Tesla better suits my needs for a family-oriented EV.  What can I say, I like toasty seats in the winter.

This concludes my three-part series on my EV buying process. I hope you've found it informative and enjoyable.

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