Cars.com releases 2022 ‘Top Picks’ for electric vehicles
Cars.comthe car-buying market, unveiled its 2022 “Top Picks” for electric vehicles, in conjunction with the new EV Buying Guide. Cars.com experts reviewed the price, lineup, comfort and features of more than 30 electric vehicle models on sale in the first quarter of 2022 to determine the best picks for value, families, luxury and convenience. commuters.
“We’ve been sharing information and research on electric vehicles since we reviewed our first Nissan Leaf over a decade ago,” says Jenni Newman, Cars.com’s editor. “As consumer interest in electric vehicles increases due to rising gas prices and other current events, we know buyers have questions about the electric vehicle options available, their cost, ownership experience and more.Our 2022 electric vehicle buying guide and top picks help buyers answer these questions and cut through the noise to find the right electric vehicle for their lifestyle.
Cars.com’s top 2022 electric vehicle picks, which can be found in the Cars.com electric vehicle buyer’s guide, are:
- Value — 2022 Volkswagen ID.4: The Volkswagen ID.4 is a compact SUV that offers a lot of electric driving for its money. The average EV starting price is $60,000, giving the ID.4 a head start with a starting price of $41,669 (all prices include destination) and a mighty kick fistful of standard features like LED headlights, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, 10-inch touchscreen navigation system, wireless device charging, suite of active safety and driver assistance features from Volkswagen, and wireless connectivity for Apple CarPay and Android Auto smartphones. New ID.4 owners also get three years of unlimited 30-minute DC fast-charging sessions on Electrify America chargers at no additional cost.
- Families — 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5: The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a compact SUV with a very spacious interior, giving parents the flexibility to carry all the necessary items when traveling short and long distances with children. Starting at $44,895, the Ioniq 5 comes with a large rear bench seat that slides fore and aft, giving owners plenty of space in the cargo area, and the top trim level pampers parents with integrated sunshades and a retractable sunshade for its panoramic sunroof. The Ioniq 5’s relaxed, composed drive on the highways stands out, as many EVs have a quirky ride quality, giving it a par with many traditional gas-powered family SUVs.
- Luxury — Lucid Air 2022: Lucid’s first offering, the 2022 Air, is simply a next-level electric vehicle and a game-changer for the market. With a base price of $170,000, the currently sold-out Air Dream Edition offers mind-blowing cargo space, a more responsive and easier-to-use infotainment system than Tesla’s, unbelievably slick and still sexy styling, and a interior that rivals luxury brand benchmarks in opulence and finish. The Air also handles as well as some of the most powerful sports sedans in the world and offers breathtaking acceleration while still managing to deliver a quiet and comfortable ride.
- Commuters – 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV: With an EPA-estimated 259 miles, the front-drive, four-door Bolt EV sedan has a starting price of $32,495 and has more than enough range for the daily commute; the longer and taller Bolt EUV SUV offers more rear legroom, achieves an EPA-estimated range of 247 miles, and starts at $34,495. Both Bolts are fast, fun to ride, and compact enough for busy streets and city parking lots, yet comfortable. Although the Bolts are coming out of a recent recall, further issues are unlikely for this established model.