When it comes to finding a new electric SUV, Consumer Reports asked the owners of these vehicles for assistance. These are the most satisfying electric SUVs that scored well in styling, value, driving experience, comfort, and in-car electronics.
Consumer Reports’ most satisfying electric SUV is the Ford Mustang Mach-E
When it came to the most satisfying electric SUV, Consumer Reports put the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E at the top of the list. In fact, the 2022 Mach-E has about every accolade and perfect score possible from both owners and critics. Using responses from the Annual Auto Survey, owners get to report back on how the first few months with the new car are going.
Owners of the Ford Mustang Mach-E gave the electric SUV a five out of five score. The driving experience, comfort, and value all came in above-average. The value was the one area the Mach-E fell short in. All in all, Consumer Reports gave the Mach-E the “green choice” label, the recommended tag, and third place among 27 similar luxury SUVs.
Price Range: $43,895 – $61,995
CR MPGe: Overall 90 / City 96 / Hwy 84 MPGe
Owners love the Tesla Model Y electric SUV for a lot of reasons
It probably won’t surprise you that the 2022 Tesla Model Y received high marks from owners. In fact, Tesla swept the “most satisfying” list as usual. The Tesla Model Y is an electric SUV that owners seem to love, no matter what the experts say. With above-average scores in every category except the predicted reliability, people love this electric vehicle from Tesla.
Owners were pleased with the driving experience of the Tesla Model Y and the comfort and styling. The value was just average.
Price Range: $58,990 – $63,990
CR MPGe: Overall 121 / City 127 / Hwy 114 MPGe
The Volkswagen ID.4 is a more affordable EV option
The 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 is one of Consumer Reports’ most satisfying electric SUVs. With its green choice label and above-average road test and owner satisfaction score, the ID.4 is an enjoyable new electric SUV. Volkswagen put a lot of thought into the ID.4, and it is an excellent first attempt at electric vehicles. With a lower starting price than the Tesla, the EV has a lot to offer.
The ID.4 doesn’t have a super long range, but it is quiet, roomy, and modern. Some owners took issue with the controls and slow acceleration. Overall, the 2021 Volkswagen ID.4 is still one of the more satisfying electric SUVs on the market. The 2021 ID.4 is still eligible for the full $7,500 federal tax credit if that wasn’t enough.
Price Range: $39,995 – $48,175
CR MPGe: Overall 93 / City 98 / Hwy 88 MPGe
When it comes down to it, electric SUVs are just getting started. There are more electric vehicles planned for 2022 than ever before, so expect a lot of news about the highs and lows of this expanding market.