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Best Electric SUVs 2022

SUVs remain as popular as ever while interest in electric vehicles is growing - here are the best ways to combine the two

Erin Baker

Words by: Erin Baker

Dan Trent

Additional words by: Dan Trent

Last updated on 11 January 2022 | 0 min read

SUVs remain a popular choice for everyone from families to adventure seekers and dog owners. Buying a pure electric SUV has never been easier, with most brands now offering an electric version, alongside petrol, diesel and hybrids variants. Here we round up the best electric SUVs on sale in 2022, both new and used.

Volvo XC40 Recharge

The electric version of the XC40 (petrols and hybrids are also available) has Volvo’s new Google-driven infotainment screen on board and is good for about 250 miles between charges. On top of that, it has Volvo’s great safety systems and legendary comfort in smart, practical packaging.
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Surprisingly large in the flesh, the ID.4 is a seriously robust, chunky electric car, with suitably futuristic road presence. Volkswagen claims range of 250-300 miles on one charge. You also get a white leather steering wheel and a stripped-back, minimalist interior with lots of space to stretch out.
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Ford Mustang Mach-E

The choice is all yours, depending on budget. Choose from a range of between 249 and 339 miles according to performance and model and rear- or all-wheel drive. There’s performance aplenty (0-62mph in 5.8 seconds) and those looks turn heads. All at a reasonable price.
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Tesla Model Y

The Model Y feels like the best Tesla yet, with build-quality niggles sorted, great steering and handling, a handsome profile and a massive tailgate for great access to the boot space. It’s also good for about 360 miles between charges and comes with a generous amount of kit.
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DS3 Crossback E-Tense

This is the small one. It’s cute, quirky and French, and you’ll love the small size, which makes it perfect for city parking. It’s generously equipped, and you should be good for about 200 miles on one charge.
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Q4 E-Tron Sportback

We love the coupe/SUV styling of Audi’s Sportback range. The Q4 Sportback joins other E-Tron models in a rapidly expanding electrified range from Audi. The entry-level Q4 35 offers 217 miles whereas the Q4 40 version offers a claimed maximum range of 328 miles, which should be enough to overcome any anxiety over reaching your intended destination. If you prefer a traditional SUV shape and a little more practicality the standard Q4 E-Tron does the same within a more conventional, square-backed profile.
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Skoda Enyaq iV

Unsurprisingly, this large family SUV from Skoda offers great value for money. Electric cars are on average 16 per cent more expensive than their petrol or diesel counterparts, and you’d expect this price tag to belong to the fossil-fuelled version, not the pure electric one. A range of over 300 miles for a heavy car like this, at this price, is pretty fantastic.
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This medium-sized SUV has just undergone a refresh, but we’ll take a new or used version. Both offer fantastic value for money as one of the cheapest electric cars on the market and a fresh, light, fun driving experience. The infotainment system has been updated but we quite liked the colourful first version, which was easy to use.
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