5 Best Electric Crossovers and Compact SUVs Releasing in 2022

Electric crossovers and compact SUVs are all the rage these days. Many new EV models are already available, such as the Telsa Model Y, Ford Mustang Mach-E, and Volkswagen ID.4. Also, there will be many more new crossover SUVs coming out in 2022. To help you make a good pick, here are the five best electric crossovers and compact SUVs releasing in 2022.

What are the best EV crossovers and compact SUVs coming out in 2022?

Orange 2023 Fisker Ocean electric crossover SUV parked in front of a lifeguard tower
2023 Fisker Ocean | Fisker

For our list of five best EV crossovers and compact SUVs releasing in 2022, you’ll find a good mix of both mainstream models and high-end luxury vehicles. With the impressive performance, respectable range, and zero-emissions driving, you can ride home in one of these high-quality electric crossover and compact SUVs.

5. 2023 Toyota bZ4X and 2023 Subaru Solterra

Side view of silver 2023 Toyota bZ4X crossover EV
2023 Toyota bZ4X | Toyota

The reason why we have both the 2023 Toyota bZ4X and 2023 Subaru Solterra listed in the same slot is that they are nearly the same vehicle but with slightly different designs. Toyota and Subaru cooperated for the development of these crossover EVs. The specs of the bZ4X and Subaru Solterra won’t blow you away, with a horsepower output of up to 215 hp and a driving range of up to 230 miles. However, with an estimated starting price of around $37,000, the bZ4X and Solterra are more affordable options compared to other electric compact SUVs. 

4. 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5

Front view of silver 2022 Hynundai Ioniq 5 elecric crossover
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 | Hyundai

The 2022 Hyundai IONIQ 5 offers a pleasing blend of futuristic styling, state-of-the-art technologies, and a versatile cabin. Hyundai plans to have many electric models with the IONIQ name, but the IONIQ 5 crossover SUV is the first to be released. Notable specs of the IONIQ 5 include a horsepower output of up to 225 hp, a driving range of up to 300 miles, and a 0-60 mph time as low as 5.2 seconds. The estimated starting price of the 2022 IONIQ 5 is $45,500.

3. 2022 Kia EV6

Gray 2022 Kia EV6 electric crossover SUV with mountains in the background
2022 Kia EV6

Like Hyundai, Kia will release many electric vehicles with the same naming scheme. For Kia, it uses the EV moniker. The first model that Kia will release with the EV name is the 2022 Kia EV6. This electric crossover EV has a sleek design and impressive performance. Notable specs for the 2022 EV6 include a horsepower output up to 576 hp, a 0-60 mph time as low as 3.5 seconds, and a driving range of up to 300 miles. The estimated starting price of the 2022 EV6 is $45,000.

2. 2023 Cadillac Lyric

Side view of gray 2023 Cadillac Lyric electric compact SUV
2023 Cadillac Lyric | Cadillac

Cadillac will release its first electric vehicle with the 2022 Cadillac Lyric compact SUV. It boasts unique styling, a modernistic cabin, and a wide array of luxurious amenities. The 2022 Lyric offers a driving range of up to 300 miles. The rear-wheel drive version of the Lyric generates 340 hp. Cadillac will also offer a more powerful all-wheel drive version, but the automaker hasn’t yet released the specs for it. However, we expect it to have a very high output and very quick acceleration. The starting price of the 2022 Lyric is $59,995.

1. 2023 Fisker Ocean

Silver 2023 Fisker Ocean crossover EV parked in front the Manhattan Beach Pier
2023 Fisker Ocean EV | Fisker

The 2023 Fisker Ocean tops our list of best electric crossovers and compact SUVs coming out in 2022. With its impressive specs, innovative technologies, and reasonable price (base price of $37,499), the Ocean aims to be a worthy competitor to the Tesla Model Y. Notable specs of the 2022 Ocean include a horsepower output of up to 550 hp, a 0-60 mph time as low as 3.6 seconds, and driving range as high as 350 miles. Also, the Ocean has a unique rotating touchscreen, as well as a California Mode, which gives the electric crossover an open-air convertible-like layout.

Honorable mention for best electric crossovers and compact SUVs released in 2022

Side view of silver 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQC electric compact SUV
2022 Mercedes-Benz EQC | Mercedes-Benz

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There are so many EV crossovers and compact SUVs coming out in 2022, so it’s difficult to limit our best picks to just five models. Here are our honorable mentions for the best electric crossovers and compact SUVs released in 2022, along with estimated base prices:

  • 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQC: Base price of $68,895
  • 2022 Mazda MX-30: Base price of $38,000
  • 2022 Nissan Ariya: Base price of $40,000
  • 2022 Audi Q4 e-tron: Base price of $45,000
  • 2023 Audi Q6 e-tron: Base price of $55,000
  • 2023 Karma GX-1: Base price of $60,000
  • 2022 Byton M-Byte: Base price of $45,000
  • 2023 Polestar 3: Base price of $70,000
  • 2022 Vinfast VFe35: Base price of $50,000

As you can see, there is no shortage of electric crossovers and electric SUVs that you can soon buy. With many different brands releasing new EV models, you’ll likely find something to suit your needs and tastes.

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