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2022 will be the year of the electric SUV. In the year 2022, more electric SUV models will be available in America than ever before. Here are three electric SUV models that will change the game in 2022.

The 2023 Toyota bZ4X has the potential to become America’s favorite electric SUV

The Toyota RAV4 is currently Ameria’s most popular SUV model. Japanese automaker Toyota knows how to create a popular SUV. The RAV4 is successful because it’s affordable, spacious, and has enough power to satisfy the average driver.

The Toyota RAV4 includes plenty of standard safety and tech features and has a roomy cargo area for storage. It’s a great all-around SUV. The bZ4X has the potential to become the electric version of what the RAV4 is to consumers in current times. It could take some years, but the bZ4X is the cornerstone of Toyota’s Beyond Zero initiative, so it’s likely to be an important model in the future.

The 2023 Toyota bZ4X is one of seven different electric vehicles headed to the U.S. Toyota estimates that bZ4X XLE front-wheel-drive models will get 250 miles of driving range. Toyota has yet to release a price for the bZ4X, but according to Car and Driver, it will start at close to $40,000. The SUV is expected to release by mid-2022.

The 2023 Subaru Solterra is an electric adventure vehicle

The 2023 Subaru Solterra debuted at the LA Auto Show as part of an elaborate exhibit. The exhibit set the mood for the Solterra’s introduction by replicating the wilderness. The main takeaway from the Solterra’s introduction is that it isn’t deviating from its off-road heritage.

The 2023 Subaru Solterra shares a platform with the Toyota bZ4X, but it still has its own unique identity. The electric SUV is being marketed as an SUV that’s perfect for outdoor exploration like its cousins, the Forester and Outback. It comes standard with Subaru X-Mode and all-wheel drive. The compact SUV has 8.3 inches of ground clearance.

The Solterra has 220 miles of estimated range. It is slated to come out in mid-2022. The Solterra will be one of the few electric SUVs in existence that was designed for adventuring.

The 2022 Kia EV6 will prove that it can go the distance

A silver 2022 Kia EV6 is on display.
A silver 2022 Kia EV6 is on display | Scott Olson via Getty Images

The 2022 Kia EV6 is an electric compact SUV that will be released in early 2022. Its main appeal is its high range estimates. The EV6 is estimated to get as much as 310 miles of range using its largest battery pack.

The electric crossover will come in several different trims offering different levels of horsepower and range. The most powerful EV6 models will offer as much as 321 horsepower thanks to multiple motors. This electric SUV will be a gamechanger because it will offer consumers more range and power than expected from affordable modern electric vehicles.

Should you buy an electric SUV?

The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E near a horse
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E | Allison Barfield, MotorBiscuit

Electric SUV models are still in their infancy, but automakers are releasing impressive vehicles. The Ford Mustang Mach-E has proven that EVs can be affordable and fun. Electric SUVs still may be too expensive for some consumers, even with a federal EV tax credit, but there will be a much larger variety of options in 2022.


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