Skip to main content

Electric vehicles are making waves lately, and it’s no surprise. They’re fuel-efficient, sure, but they’re also stylish and tend to have updated technology. If you’re in the market for a new electric SUV, Consumer Reports’ rankings can help you pick the right one. Here’s what you’ll pay for the best electric 2022 SUVs, in order from best to almost-best. 

A dark gray 2022 Kia Niro in front of a city.
2022 Kia Niro | Kia

1. The 2022 Kia Niro is the #1 ranked electric SUV

The 2022 Kia Niro electric SUV is ranked first by Consumer Reports of all electric vehicles. The Kia Niro gets an overall score of 88, with a perfect predicted reliability rating and an excellent predicted owner satisfaction score. 

The 2022 Kia Niro EV price starts at $39,090, though the price can get up to $44,650. For that money, you’ll get an electric SUV that gets up to 239 miles on a single charge. Consumer Reports says that even compared to the luxury 2022 Tesla Model 3, the Niro EV has “a more forgiving ride, a roomier interior, and easier-to-use controls.”

The Niro EV is also compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and comes with an impressive suite of safety features. These include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and adaptive cruise control. It also has lane departure warning, blind-spot warning, and rear-cross traffic warning. 

2. The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-e is an incredible electric SUV

The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-e takes the second spot on Consumer Report list of best electric vehicles. It has an overall score of 82, a predicted reliability rating of 4/5, and a perfect predicted owner satisfaction rating.

The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-e price starts at $46,695 for the base model, the Select.  It has a 120-volt or 240-volt charging cable and is DC fast-charging capable. This can support up to 150-kW charging stations. The rear-wheel Select can get up to 230 miles of range with an engine that makes 266 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque. All-wheel drive sacrifices some range, getting 211 miles, but gains torque, at 428 lb-ft.

The Mach-e can seat up to five with its synthetic leather seating. The Mustang Mach-e has a 15.5-inch touchscreen and a 10.2-inch digital cluster. It boasts a panoramic sunroof and features like hands-free driving.

3. The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a nice compact electric SUV

Rounding out the top three of the best electric 2022 SUVs is the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. With an overall score of 80, the Ioniq 5 is a nice, small alternative to the Niro and the Mach-e. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 also has a predicted owner satisfaction score of 3/5, though its predicted reliability rating is only 3/5.

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 price starts at $45,245 for the base model SE. It’s not an entry-level price but you’re not getting an entry-level SUV. The Ioniq 5 comes with two different battery packs, the basic a 58-kWh battery pack that powers one motor to the rear wheels. There’s also a 77.4-kWh battery pack. and the option for either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive with the addition of an extra motor.

The Ioniq 5 SE comes with DC fast-charging capability, keyless entry and push-button start, and a digital instrument panel. There’s also a power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seat, and a navigation system. The Ioniq 5 also has a 12.3-inch touchscreen, a six-speaker sound system, and compatibility with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. There are also five USB ports.

The best electric 2022 SUVs offer great range, comfort, and style in affordable packages. Consumer Reports says that the 2022 Kia Niro, 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-e, and 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 are the top three to consider, so you just might want to put them on your list.