Electric SUVs Coming to a Dealer Near You

Electric SUVs Coming to a Dealer Near You

Maybe the Jaguar I-Pace’s shape is a little too radical for you. In that case, check out the Audi E-Tron, which will have a maximum towing rating of 4,000 pounds, available massaging seats, night-vision assistance, and a 705-watt 16-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system. Prices will start at $75,795 when it arrives in the second quarter of 2019.

Expected range: 210-240 miles

Mercedes-Benz EQC



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Like the Audi E-Tron, the Mercedes-Benz EQC looks like a luxury crossover with a few bold details. Acceleration from 0 to 60 takes 4.9 seconds, Mercedes says, but overall range is estimated at just 200 miles. As with others on this list, that could prove inconvenient on a road trip. However, if you’ll mostly just commute to and from work—plugging in at home—200 miles is plenty of range. The EQC will arrive in 2020 carrying a base price most likely around $80,000.

Expected range: 200 miles

BMW iX3



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Another player in the SUV EV segment will come in 2020 from BMW in the form of the iX3. We don’t know much about the crossover just yet, but expect a range of at least 200 miles and a more understated appearance compared to its upcoming German competitors.

Expected range: 210-240 miles

Volkswagen I.D. Crozz



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You’ll have to wait until at least 2022 for a charming, electric Microbus-like Volkswagen, but the automaker is preparing an SUV EV before that. Probably arriving in 2020, the I.D. Crozz crossover will have a range of at least 200 miles and offer a digital instrument cluster like the one available on higher-trim Jettas, Tiguans, and Atlases.

Expected range: At least 200 miles

Nissan Electric SUV



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We haven’t forgotten about Nissan, which sells the popular-for-an-EV Leaf hatchback. The Leaf already excels as an affordable option for those who want to go electric (or simply appreciate how plug-ins and electrics don’t have to visit gas stations). After the higher-range Leaf makes its debut for the 2019 model year, a small electric crossover will likely follow, with a price below $40,000. Its styling could be inspired by the IMx Kuro concept (pictured).

Expected range: At least 200 miles

Ford Mach 1



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As you’d expect of a nameplate derived from a classic Mustang, the Mach 1 will be a performance-oriented crossover, Ford says. Considering it won’t arrive until 2021 at the earliest, EPA-rated range isn’t yet available, but the automaker promises 300 miles. It also might not be called Mach 1, as Ford is still deciding on a name. Whatever it ends up being called, you can count on seeing Mustang styling cues in the crossover’s design.

Expected range: 275-300 miles

Other electrified options

Maybe you want an electrified car RIGHT NOW. Not many of the above electric crossovers are currently available, but here are a few alternatives:

Chevrolet Bolt EV: The 2017 Motor Trend Car of the Year, Chevrolet’s Bolt EV is affordable for a 238-mile EV and fun to drive. Expect Chevy to prepare a Bolt-based crossover before long.

Chrysler Pacifica plug-in hybrid: The only plug-in hybrid minivan has three rows of seating and an impressive 32-mile electric range before the V-6 engine turns on automatically to propel it for another few hundred miles. The 2018 model starts at $41,390.

Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid: If you insist on the curb appeal of an SUV instead of a minivan, consider the Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid. With a 22-mile electric range before the four-cylinder engine helps out, the Outlander PHEV starts at just $35,590.

As an increasing number of electric or plug-in hybrid crossovers and SUVs hit the market, look beyond driving range and price in your search. You’ll want to make sure a car you pilot for three, five, or more years offers a driving experience you like, an infotainment system you find intuitive, and an interior that meets your space needs. Not many plug-in hybrid and electric SUVs exist today, but count on that to change in the next five years.

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