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Buyers prefer SUVs over cars. And as electric vehicles become more mainstream in this decade, there’s no doubt that this segment will proliferate.there is some electric SUVs Can’t wait to drive. polestar 3 When Volvo EX90 Released later this year. And many off-road options are underway with SUVs such as: Hummer EV SUV, jeep recon SUV from VW’s new scout brandBut there are still plenty of compelling electric SUV options on the market today.

What to look for in an electric SUV

Cargo space: More space is the main reason buyers prefer SUVs. Early electric cars were small and generally didn’t take up much space. However, better packaging and a purpose-built EV platform allow EVs to better replicate (or improve on) the space offered by combustion rivals.

Off-road specifications: EVs are generally good for off-road, lots of torque and batteries provide a low center of gravity and a nearly 50/50 weight distribution. Ground clearance and other specs affect what you can do off-road, just like with an internal combustion engine.

price: Battery technology is advancing.But EVs are still more expensive than combustion counterpart. Also note that “Starting MSRP” may be for a simplified, less powerful base model. A version with AWD and the options you want can be more expensive.

range: Range anxiety is overrated as a concern. But it’s still a concern. Also, keep in mind that manufacturers usually recommend charging only to 80% unless you need extra range for road trips.

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World Car of the Year Electric SUV: Hyundai Ioniq 5

The Ioniq 5 is Hyundai’s first vehicle to adopt the new E-GMP EV platform. It looked like a hatchback, had the wheelbase of a midsize family car, and was dubbed an SUV for marketing purposes. Three World Car of the Year Winners in 2022.

Strong Points: Unique looks. Spacious cabin. Super fast. smooth ride. Fast charging technology.

Cons: Not available in all states. Handling is not as sporty as it sounds.

  • Top range: 303 miles
  • Ground clearance: 6.1 inches
  • Cargo space: 27.2 cubic feet/59.3 cubic feet.
  • seat: Five
  • Starting price: $41,245

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Sporty electric SUV: Kia EV6

The EV6 offers a sports car look with a crossover ride height. A more appropriate classification might be a wagon, but Kia technically calls it an SUV. It shares the E-GMP platform and powertrain with the Hyundai Ioniq 5, but has sportier tuning and slightly less cargo space.

Strong Points: sporty looks. sporty handling. Fast charging technology.

Cons: Not an off-roader. Stereo/climate control takes some getting used to.

  • Top range: 310 miles
  • Ground clearance: 6.1 inches
  • Cargo space: 24.4 cubic feet/50.2 cubic feet.
  • seat: Five
  • Starting price: $41,400

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Luxury midsize electric SUV: BMW iX

The iX is not the first BMW EV or i brand vehicle. But where the i3 was a bit quirky, the iX is aiming mainstream, offering the electric equivalent of BMW’s popular X5 midsize crossover.

Strong Points: very fast. Sporty sedan-like handling. A large battery pack that extends the cruising range.

Cons: Polarized looks. Interior cost reduction.

  • Top range: 324 miles
  • Ground clearance: 8.8 inch
  • Cargo space: 35.5 cubic feet / 77.9 cubic feet.
  • seat: Five
  • Starting price: $84,100

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Off-road electric SUV: Rivian R1S

EV startup Rivian is born Equipped with R1T pickupThe second vehicle is the R1S, a full-size three-row SUV built on the brand’s skateboard platform. It’s off-road ready and can be jacked up to 15 inches of ground clearance.

Strong Points: Serious off-road capability. Full-fledged on-road capability. Innovative gear storage. Spacious cabin for child seats.

Cons: No Apple Carplay or Android Auto. Rivian needs to ramp up production.

  • Top range: 316 miles
  • Ground clearance: 14.9 inch
  • Cargo space: 17.6 cubic feet / 104.7 cubic feet
  • seat: 7
  • S.price: $72,500

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Luxury electric SUV: Genesis GV60

Genesis also launched the new GV60, a new electric SUV on the E-GMP platform. This isn’t the most handsome electric SUV. But it brings the luxury and high performance that his Ioniq 5 from Hyundai or his EV6 from Kia lacks.

Strong Points: Fast charging technology. quality cabin. boost mode.

Cons: Polarized looks. Range less than 250 miles.

  • Top range: 248 miles
  • Ground clearance: 6.2 inch
  • Cargo space: 24 cubic feet / 54.7 cubic feet
  • seat: Five
  • Starting price: $58,890

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Compact crossover: Volkswagen ID.4

Volkswagen’s first electric vehicle in the US is the ID.4 crossover. Some might argue that Volkswagen acted a little safer. But the ID.4 is fast, handles well, and offers the look and space buyers enjoy from his burning compact crossover.

Strong Points: Superior ride comfort. Ample cabin and cargo space.

Cons: Interior cost reduction. Infotainment systems are bordering on unusable.

  • Top range: 275 miles
  • Ground clearance: 6.7 inch
  • Cargo space: 30.3 cubic feet / 64.2 cubic feet
  • seat: Five
  • Starting price: $37,495

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Electric SUV for Subaru owners: Subaru Solterra

What do Subaru owners want in an electric SUV? Well, maybe closer to Subaru today, it’s electric. That’s what Subaru delivered with Solterra. Provides excellent on-road ride comfort. It’s surprisingly good to go through the pavement. However, it does not match its competitors in range or fast-charging technology.

Strong Points: Smooth on-road handling. A surprisingly good off-roader. Standard AWD. No yoke.

Cons: low range. No fast charging technology. Not frank.

  • Top range: 228 miles
  • Ground clearance: 8.3 inches
  • Cargo space: 29.0 cubic feet
  • seat: Five
  • Starting price: $44,995

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Budget Option: Chevrolet Volt EUV

The Volt EUV isn’t the most attractive EV. And if you think GM’s interior feels cheap, the Bolt EUV won’t let you down. But it offers solid utility and range, and reasonable performance. And now you can get started for less than $30,000.

Strong Points: Affordable. There is more room than normal bolts. Available technology like Super Cruise.

Cons: slow charging technology. Mediocre interior.

  • Top range: 247 miles
  • Ground clearance: 5.5 inch
  • Cargo space: 16.3 cubic feet / 56.9 cubic feet
  • seat: Five
  • Starting price: $27,200

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