Consumer Reports can come across as harsh in its car reviews, but CR’s reviews focus on protecting consumers by pointing out everything right and wrong with cars. Reviews from Consumer Reports focus on predicted owner satisfaction, which measures how likely a buyer will be satisfied by the vehicle. This can be particularly helpful for drivers interested in buying an electric car. Because EVs are still new to most consumers, having comprehensive reviews like this can be beneficial. With this in mind, here are six electric SUVs that Consumer Reports rated highly for owner satisfaction.
Kia Niro Electric
Consumer Reports praised the 2022 Kia Niro Electric for its predicted owner satisfaction. On the road, the Niro EV is comfortable and quiet, and it sports impressive acceleration, taking just 6.8 seconds to get from 0 to 60 mph. Range is important for EVs, and the Kia Niro EV can travel at least 239 miles per charge.
Ford Mustang Mach-E
The Ford Mustang Mach-E is an electric SUV worthy of its Mustang name. Consumer Reports notes that its handling and acceleration are particularly impressive, and the Mustang Mach-E’s style also stands out. If there is any area where the Mustang Mach-E somewhat struggles, it’s in its value. Base Mach-E models cost $43,895, which makes this the most expensive EV on this list. The price is justified by the quality of the vehicle, but this could still be a barrier for some.
Hyundai Ioniq 5
Consumer Reports describes the Hyundai Ioniq 5 as one of the most impressive EVs that the company has reviewed so far. Its modern, almost-futuristic style makes both the exterior and interior gorgeous, and its performance is equally noteworthy. The Tesla Model Y is typically viewed as the top electric SUV for performance, and the Hyundai Ioniq 5 can compete with it in acceleration. The dual-motor 320-horsepower Ioniq 5 accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 4.7 seconds.
The Kia EV6 delivers a sporty driving experience while maintaining the benefits of a compact SUV. Much like the Hyundai Ioniq 5, the Kia EV6 takes just 4.7 seconds to get from 0 to 60 mph. Consumer Reports was particularly impressed by the brakes of the EV6. In testing a vehicle’s brakes, CR stops a car traveling at 60 mph in both dry and wet conditions. The Kia EV6 earned high review scores for stopping at 126 feet on the dry test and 136 feet on the wet test.
Chevy Bolt EV
The Chevy Bolt EV is not the fastest, most comfortable, or even best-looking electric vehicle. However, the Chevy Bolt EV stands out for being one of the most affordable EVs on the market, with a starting MSRP of $31,500. Consumer Reports states that the Chevy Bolt EV has an estimated range of 259 miles, which puts it about on par with other EVs, even more expensive models. On the road, the Bolt EV is agile and quiet, which would make it a pleasant road trip car.
Chevy Bolt EUV
The Chevy Bolt EUV is a larger version of the Chevy Bolt EV, and Consumer Reports notes that it is better in some ways and worse in others compared to the standard Bolt EV. Riding in the Chevy Bolt EUV is more comfortable than riding in the Bolt EV, but the larger Bolt EUV lacks the agility that makes the Bolt EV fun to drive. Deciding between the two models will come down to what a driver wants in their EV, but both options have plenty to offer.