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Feb 21, 2021
Los Angeles, CA
It's the Model Y:

-Model Y's have a larger interior space due to being taller.

-Being taller also means the windshield, side glass, and rear trunk glass is larger, letting in more sun, and therefore, more heat.

-Model 3's have a physical solid separation between the trunk and the passenger compartment making the compartment smaller and easier to cool.

That being said, tinting all the glass pieces, especially the front side windows, (and the windshield) will help a lot, but will never be as easy to cool as the Model 3.
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Sep 4, 2020
So Cal
It could be that the one you drove has not had the internal temp sensors replaced. I had mine done on my windshield replacement. This is a known issue for a production time. My car is a '21 but produced in 2020. It takes about 30sec for the system to get in cold mode but once on it gets very cold very fast.

Side note I also have all side windows ceramic tinted.
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May 13, 2021
I did a test drive of a used 2021 Y his past weekend in East Texas. At the beginning the A/C was on at 70 with low fan speed. I switched the A/C to Auto and the temperature went to low and the fan speed went to high. Also, turned on the vents for the passenger. The system seemed to work well.
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