3 of the Most American-Made SUVs Are Electric Vehicles
The most American-made SUV is the most popular
The Tesla Model Y has taken the world by storm. It is currently the most popular vehicle in the world. The Model Y is outselling the popular Toyota RAV4. It’s a huge win for the American brand. The Model Y happens to be assembled in the United States for the American market as well.
Tesla, an American brand, assembles the Model Y in Fremont, California, and Austin, Texas. Based on 2023 sales and demand, the automaker will continue to pump out thousands of small electric SUVs. In fact, we may be witnessing the beginning of a long sales run for the Model Y that could be historic.
The 2023 Tesla Model Y starts at $47,490. Its price is closer to $39,990 after the federal electric vehicle tax incentive. The Model Y can go from 0-60 miles per hour in just 5.0 seconds. It has 269 miles of standard driving range. Tesla’s small electric SUV is affordable, quick, and practical.
The Tesla Model X is American-made
The Tesla Model Y isn’t the only notable Tesla model that the brand assembles in the United States. It also assembles the Model X midsize SUV in Fremont, California.
Pricing for the 2023 Tesla Model X starts at $98,490. It can go from 0-60 miles per hour in just 3.8 seconds. The Model X has 348 miles of estimated driving range.
Tesla’s midsize SUV is too expensive for incentive eligibility. It isn’t affordable enough for the average American driver, but its performance specs make it worth the money for those who are able to splurge. The Model X is impressively quick. It has more driving range than most drivers need. The Tesla Model X Plaid configuration is one of the quickest SUVs ever made.
However, the Tesla Model X has its issues and isn’t particularly popular, thanks to its high starting price. Ultimately, it’s hard to knock the electric midsize SUV as an American-made automotive marvel.
Volkswagen ID.4: Made in America
Few electric SUVs can go toe to toe with the Tesla Model Y. Volkswagen’s small electric SUV is one of the only EVs to compete with the Model Y on an international scale. At one point, the Volkswagen ID.4 was outselling the Tesla Model Y in Europe.
The 2023 Volkswagen ID.4 starts at $38,995 and can go from 0-60 miles per hour in 7.6 seconds. Moreover, the ID.4 has 209 miles of standard driving range and is one of the best entry-level electric SUVs on the market. Volkswagen assembles the 2023 ID.4 in Chatanooga, Tennessee.
Drivers praise the VW ID.4 for its spacious cabin and affordable configurations. According to Volkswagen, the ID.4 Pro trim has 275 miles of driving range, starting at just $43,995.