Within the rise of electric vehicles, there is a definite subset of spacious and luxurious. This is where the luxury electric SUV comes in. The primary electric vehicles from major brands such as Jaguar, BMW and Volvo are all compact SUVs with fast torque And Enough space for kids and soccer practice equipment.
The larger sizes of these electric vehicles did not diminish their battery-powered advantage. Everyone can make it from zero to 60 mph in under 5 seconds. It’s like owning a hybrid sports car with a family-friendly car.
These choices are all smaller SUVs that comfortably seat five, but Tesla’s Model X comes with a third-row option.
We focused on all-electric crossover options that start at over $55,000. There are no hybrid cars here. But also no scope concerns. This few SUV group can make well over 200 miles (some comfortably well over 300) on a single charge.
1.2022 BMW iX
Why did we choose it?
The mid-size iX SUV is much more than the BMW X5 with an electric motor being replaced by a gasoline engine. The iX is fast, quiet and handles well in a 5,530-pound SUV. It’s also a capable advanced driving vehicle, a fun long-distance cruiser, and the perfect weekend ride at Costco and then soccer. BMW has built a better car than Tesla, but its electric features (300 miles and less range, no dedicated charging network) may not live up to that of the EV giant. Read the first drive.
- Comfortable, high-quality interior design with a 14.9-inch screen
- Compatible fast charging takes 35 minutes to go from 10% to 80%
- Two-year free public fee at Electrify America محطات stations
- Moving away from traditional BMW aesthetics
- Small buttons, hard-to-use iDrive control system as part of “shy technology”
- Large and durable double kidney grille
2. Recharge the Volvo XC40 2022
Why did we choose it?
Aside from a modest 223 miles of range, the XC40 Recharge continues to keep up with the growing ranks of small electric crossovers; A lineup that includes the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla Model Y. Based on the gasoline-powered XC40, it’s a stealth electric car that’s similar to its gas predecessor. It features one of the easiest infotainment systems out there with the Android Automotive operating system that puts Google right in mapping, media and voice control.
- Top safety features
- Spacious interior design inspired by the Scandinavian style
- Built-in Google software for easy information and entertainment
- Less range than competitors and less efficient battery
- Boxier’s design moves from the gas version
- Google-based system doesn’t always work well with Apple devices
3. 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge
Why did we choose it?
The Volvo C40 Recharge brings plenty of Google skill and technology, top safety features and sustainable materials into a compact crossover package. Backed by Volvo’s reputation for safety and reliability, it’s a great vehicle for the wealthy buyer looking for a stylish, compact, all-electric crossover. But we’re concerned about its lower range compared to similar crossovers. Read the full review.
- Comes with 250 kWh free charging on the Electrify America . charging network
- Google Android Auto is easy to use and intuitive
- Big power: 402 horsepower and 486 pound-feet of torque make it a little faster than a recharged XC40
- Expensive even with the full $7,500 tax credit available
- The data connection is only free for four years, after the owners have to pay for the connection
- Only one trim option
4. 2022 Tesla Model X
Why did we choose it?
The Model X has always been a show stopper with its firewing doors. Now the transmission has been removed and the vehicle’s sensors determine whether to drive forward or reverse. The base model has a maximum range of 351 miles and can hit 60 mph in 3.8 seconds, which isn’t a bad thing for a 5,200-pound SUV. The top of the line Plaid uses a three-engine 1,020-horsepower transmission that can hit 60 mph in 2.5 seconds, but this mass production cuts the maximum range down to 335 miles. When plugged into one of Tesla’s 30,000 chargers, it can recover 175 miles in 15 minutes.
- Longest range of any electric SUV, supercar acceleration
- Fun infotainment capabilities like Caraoke and video games while standing
- Seagull wing doors are absolutely gorgeous
- Narrow back seat in three-row configurations and whale beach design
- Strange yoke steering wheel, fake self-driving technology
- Less range with higher prices and no federal tax credit
5. Jaguar I-Pace 2022
Why did we choose it?
The Jaguar I-Pace returns for 2022 with a streamlined lineup and significant price cuts. The formerly higher-spec HSE is the only model now, but its price is similar to the previous base model S. It’s changed a lot since 2019. It’s a great mix of a futuristic EV and traditional Jaguar fun, but some competitors with greater range, faster charging times, and faster speeds cost more. less. Read the review.
- Stylish inside and out
- Smooth ride, luxurious cabin
- Fast and agile performance
- The range does not match the advertised numbers
- Slow charging, even with a charger on board
- Strong use sacrifices some range
For 2022, our ratings categories are:
- Range, power usage and charging
- Information and entertainment
- Comfort and room
- Shipping and storage space
- style and design
Total: 100 points
- performance (15 points) A performance score is a subjective assessment of a vehicle’s handling, braking, acceleration, ride quality, and other qualitative performance measures such as horsepower, torque, and top speed from zero to 60 times. The possibility of towing for trucks and SUVs is also taken into account. Vehicle performance is compared to the selected competitive group. While driving, reviewers look for attributes related to the expectations set by the manufacturer and consumer expectations.
- Range, Energy Use, and Charging: (15 points) The degree of range, power and charge usage of pure electric vehicles on range is based on a single charge, kilowatts consumed per 100 miles and comparative miles per gallon equivalent, or MPGe.
- Security (15 points) The safety score is based on crash test results from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Cars that have not yet been rated by either agency receive zero points. Score is also included in the safety rating for some of the advanced driver assistance safety features offered as standard equipment on the Base Base. There are nine safety features that Forbes Wheels consider mandatory for the standard offering: Forward Automatic Emergency Braking, Forward Collision Warning, Automatic High Beams, Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross Traffic Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning or one of the higher-level variants or Help maintain driveway or driveway centering. Vehicles must have at least four of these in their standard width to receive points. Vehicles offering Level 2 Autonomous Driving, (a combination of adaptive cruise control and lane centering) are eligible for an additional point.
- Information and entertainment (15 points) The infotainment score is based on points awarded for certain features offered as standard equipment on the base base. Forbes Wheels identifies some of the features that are growing in popularity and thus have been adopted by premium and mainstream automakers. Some of these features include a minimum 7-inch touchscreen display (or luxury cars use a rotary knob, touchpad, or other mechanism to control a non-touch screen), Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a customizable digital driver information display or instrument panel And at least two USB ports. Bonus points are awarded for common features not widely adopted in mainstream cars such as wireless Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and wireless charging capabilities.
- Rest and Room (15 points) The Comfort & Room score is based on points awarded to evaluate the reviewer for the vehicle’s comfort, ergonomics, and overall interior feel as well as the efficient use of space. Points are also awarded for measuring back seat legroom and how it compares to the selected competitive group. Vehicles that offer best-in-class legroom in the rear seat or the optional third row are eligible for an additional point.
- Shipping and storage space (15 points) The cargo and storage space score is based on the points awarded for rating references for the vehicle’s large and small cargo spaces (as well as for storing small items) and how well they achieve purpose and make efficient use of space. Reviewers also consider innovative storage solutions and flexible loading features. Points are also awarded for aft or trunk cargo space measurements and how it compares to the selected competitive group. Vehicles that offer best-in-class cargo space or trunk space are eligible for an additional point.
- design (10 points) Design Score is a subjective assessment of the design and overall design of a vehicle’s interior and exterior. Reviewers also look at the interior’s configuration and how well the design does the job. Build quality is also a consideration.