The Best Luxury EVs of 2021 According to TrueCar

The electric vehicle (EV) segment offers no shortage of options to choose from. But what if it’s a luxury EV that you’re after? The good news is that TrueCar has already done the heavy lifting. In fact, it’s even gone so far as to identify the best luxury EVs of 2021.

2021 Tesla Model Y

Pictured is a white Tesla Model Y, one of the best luxury EVs according to Truecar
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Price: $51,490
Range: 326 miles

TrueCar reports that the 2021 Tesla Model Y is the best luxury EV of 2021. It delivers up to 326 miles of range and comes standard with all-wheel drive. TrueCar added that with so many EV charging stations around, recharging the Tesla Model Y is a breeze. 

Those aren’t the only reasons Truecar included the 2021 Tesla Model Y among its picks of the 9 Best Luxury Electric Vehicles. Truecar also highlighted the Tesla Model Y’s standard features, including a 15-inch touchscreen display, premium audio system, and an all-glass roof.

2021 Tesla Model 3

A lineup of Tesla Model 3s, one of the best luxury EVs according to Truecar
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Price: $39,490
Range: 263 miles

The 2021 Tesla Model Y wasn’t the only Tesla to make the cut. Truecar also included the 2021 Tesla Model 3 in its list. The base model boasts an impressive 263 miles of range, while the long-range model delivers up to 353 miles of range. Those figures are certainly nothing to scoff at.

Truecar isn’t the only one singing the Model 3’s praises either. In fact, Car and Driver included it in its Editors’ Choice List. “The Model 3 is a desirable and relatively affordable all-electric car that has helped the Tesla brand push EVs into the mainstream,” Car and Driver added.

2021 Tesla Model X

A white Tesla Model X
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Price: $89,990
Range: 360 miles

According to Truecar, the 2021 Tesla Model X is a luxury EV that “delivers the versatility and amenities shoppers want in a futuristic package.” Its interior is fairly minimal. However, it does feature a sizeable touchscreen display. 

The 2021 Tesla Model X also boasts an estimated range of 360 miles when you opt for the base model and 340 miles of range when you choose the Plaid model. Perhaps the only downside to this luxury EV, Truecar reports, is that it does not offer Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge

A silver 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge in action
2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge | Volvo

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Price: $53,990
Range: 208 miles

The 2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge found itself among the best luxury EVs of 2021 too. This year’s model offers a range of up to 208 miles, which is impressive. A base model will have you spending less than $55,000 too.

Perhaps what’s most enticing about this luxury EV is the many safety features it offers. In fact, standard on all XC40 Recharge models are sought after safety features like automated emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane-departure warning with lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control with a semi-autonomous driving mode. 

2021 Audi e-tron

A blue 2021 Audi e-tron on the street
2021 Audi e-tron | Audi

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Price: $65,900
Range: 222 miles

The 2021 Audi e-tron marks Audi’s first electric SUV. It boasts a base price of $65,900, along with 222 miles of estimated range. “The all-wheel-drive e-tron brings Audi’s luxury character to the competitive world of electric vehicles, with similar style and sportiness to other Audi SUVs in a cutting-edge package,” Truecar added.

And what a cutting-edge package it is. Not only can this electric SUV sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds, but it also features high-quality leather throughout its interior and is available with massaging ventilated front seats. What’s not to like about that?

2021 Tesla Model S

A red Tesla Model S driving
2021 Tesla Model S | Tesla

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Price: $79,990
Range: 390 miles

There’s no beating around the bush here. Truecar also included the 2021 Tesla Model S among its list of the best luxury EVs. According to Truecar, this luxury EV is “packed with technology for maximum passenger enjoyment.”

Truecar isn’t wrong either. In fact, this year’s new Tesla Model S offers high-tech features like a 17-inch cinematic display. It can also be had with popular features such as ventilated front seats and wireless charging.

2020 Jaguar I-PACE

A blue Jaguar I-PACE parked by water
Jaguar I-PACE | Jaguar

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Price: $69,850
Range: 234 miles

Now, the Jaguar I-PACE is a 2020 model. However, Truecar did include it among its picks for the best luxury EVs of 2021. Truecar highlighted the vehicle’s fast acceleration and sporty handling. It also recognized the I-PACE for being one of very few EV SUVs on the market.

That being said, the 2020 Jaguar I-PACE is more expensive than some of its competitors. The 2021 Tesla Model Y, for example, is an EV SUV that will only cost you $45,190. It also boasts a better range than the I-PACE.

2021 Porsche Taycan

Porsche Taycan driving, one of the best luxury EVs according to Truecar
2021 Porsche Taycan | Porsche

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Price: $79,900
Range: 225 miles

The 2021 Porsche Taycan is a luxury EV that Truecar says delivers remarkable acceleration. Truecar isn’t wrong either. In fact, Car and Driver found that the Taycan was able to reach 60 mph in just 2.4 seconds in its testing.

Truecar reports that the 2021 Porsche Taycan benefits from fast battery recharging abilities too. And, as part of The Porsche Charging Service, the automaker also gives Taycan owners three years’ free access to several charging networks across the country.

2021 BMW i3

2021 BMW i3 driving
2021 BMW i3 | BMW

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Price: $44,450
Range: 153 miles

Last but certainly not least is the 2021 BMW i3. Truecar reports that among all luxury EVs, the BMW i3 is something of a pioneer. But that’s not the only reason it was included in Truecar’s list. It’s also fun to drive, easy to maneuver, and boasts some pretty unique styling features.

And if 153 miles of estimated range isn’t enough for you? Not to worry, the 2021 BMW i3 is also available with a range extender that boosts its overall range to approximately 200 miles.

Choosing the best luxury EV for your driving needs

Choosing the best luxury EV for satisfying your daily driving needs doesn’t have to be difficult. To get started, we recommend taking a few of Truecar’s favorites out for a test drive. After all, that is the best way to find out if a particular vehicle is a good choice for you.