Guide to Electric Crossovers and Compact SUVs Available Now

Looking back a decade ago, few people could have imagined how rapidly the EV era would progress. While Tesla started the EV wave, there are now numerous electric vehicles available from other automotive companies. This includes electric crossovers and compact SUVs. To help you to make sense of it all, we created this guide to electric crossovers and compact SUVs that are available now.

What EV crossovers and compact SUVs can I buy now?

White 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E crossover EV driving by a mountain lake
2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E | Ford

Other than trucks — crossovers and compact SUVs are the best-selling vehicle segment. When you combine that with the increasing popularity of electric vehicles, you get an explosion of many new EV crossovers and compact SUVs. They vary from high-performance EVs like the Tesla Model Y, Ford Mustang Mach-E, and Jaguar I-Pace to mainstream models like the Volkswagen ID.4 and Hyundai Kona Electric.

Tesla Model Y

Blue 2022 Tesla Model Y electric crossover driving on a coastal road
2022 Tesla Model Y | Tesla

If you aim for the pinnacle of performance for the crossover and compact SUV segment, then the Tesla Model Y is for you. The Model Y features the powertrain, chassis, and interior of the smaller Model 3 — and adds more cargo space as well as an optional third row. With its dual electric motors, the Model Y doles out 450 hp and 471 lb-ft of torque, with a 0-60 mph time as low as 3.5 seconds. The Model Y offers a driving range of up to 326 miles.

  • Base price of 2021 Tesla Model Y: $39,990 MSRP
  • Notable specs: Up to 450 hp/471 lb-ft of torque; a 0-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds, and a driving range of 326 miles

Ford Mustang Mach-E

Gray 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E electric crossover driving on a coastal road
2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E | Ford

The Ford Mustang Mach-E blends the old with the new by combining classic design cues from the iconic Mustang sports car with electric motors and the utility of a crossover SUV. Customers have a variety of choices for different Mustang Mach-E models, with the GT Performance model maxing out at 480 hp and 634 lb-ft of torque and a 0-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds. With the Premium model with real-wheel drive and an extended-range battery, the Mustang Mach-E offers a driving range of 305 miles. 

  • Base price of 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E: $42,895 MSRP
  • Notable specs: Up to 480 hp/634 lb-ft of torque, a 0-60 mph time of 3.5 seconds, and a driving range of 305 miles

Volkswagen ID.4

Front view of blue 2022 Volkswagen ID.4 crossover EV
2022 VW ID.4 | Volkswagen

The first mainstream crossover EV in our guide is the Volkswagen ID.4. Electric vehicles like the ID.4 are important to the future of Volkswagen, especially in the wake of the embarrassment of the “dieselgate” emissions scandal. The ID.4 delivers an output of up to 295 hp and 339 lb-ft of torque and 0-60 time of 5.4 seconds for the all-wheel drive model. With the rear-wheel drive model, the ID.4 offers a driving range of up to 260 miles.

  • Base price of 2021 Volkswagen ID.4: $39,995 MSRP
  • Notable specs: Up to 295 hp/339 lb-ft of torque, a 0-60 mph time of 5.4 seconds, and a driving range of 260 miles

Chevy Bolt EUV

Silver 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV crossover EV parked near a house
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV | Chevrolet

The Chevy Bolt EUV is one the smallest crossover EVs in our guide and slots in as a subcompact crossover. It’s an attractive and competitive choice for the crossover EV segment. Unfortunately, the Bolt EUV earned a great deal of negative publicity recently. There have been rare instances of its battery catching on fire, resulting in recalls and a temporary halt in production. The Bolt EUV produces 200 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque, a driving range of up to 247 miles, and a 0-60 mph time of 6.5 seconds.

  • Base price of 2022 Chevy Bolt EUV: $33,000 MSRP
  • Notable specs: Up to 200 hp/266 lb-ft of torque, a 0-60 mph time of 6.5 seconds, and a driving range of 247 miles

Hyundai Kona Electric 

Gray 2022 Hyundai Kona Electric crossover driving by a desert landscape
2022 Hyundai Kona Electric | Hyundai

The Hyundai Kona Electric is another affordably-priced mainstream electric vehicle that slots in as a subcompact crossover. It swaps out the engine in the highly-regarded gas-powered Kona with a 201 hp electric motor. With the large battery pack, the Kona Electric can reach 258 miles on a single charge. The 0-60 mph acceleration time of the Kona Electric is 6.4 seconds.

  • Base price of 2022 Hyundai Kona Electric: $34,000 MSRP
  • Notable specs: Up to 201 hp/291 lb-ft of torque, a 0-60 mph time of 6.4 seconds, and a driving range of 258 miles

Kia Niro EV

White 2022 Kia Niro EV compact SUV driving on a forest road
2022 Kia Niro EV | Kia

The Kia Niro EV often gets overshadowed by Tesla models, the Mustang Mach-E, and other electric vehicles. However, with its practicality, it’s worth a look for mainstream electric crossover and compact SUV shoppers. The Kiro Niro EV offers a driving range of up to 239 miles. With its 201-hp electric motor, it delivers a 0-60 mph time of 6.2 seconds. 

  • Base price of 2022 Kia Niro EV: $39,990 MSRP
  • Notable specs: Up to 201 hp/291 lb-ft of torque, a 0-60 mph time of 6.2 seconds, and a driving range of 239 miles

Jaguar I-PACE

Gray 2022 Jaguar I-PACE electric crossover driving by sand dunes
2022 Jaguar I-PACE | Jaguar

The Jaguar I-PACE is one of the most futuristic-looking crossover EVs available. Also, as can be expected for a Jaguar model, it provides world-class performance with the handling of a sports car. Inside the I-PACE, the cabin is a technologically-sophisticated and luxurious oasis. With its two powerful electric motors, the I-PACE doles out 394 hp and 512 lb-ft of torque, with a 0-60 mph time of 4.5 seconds. The I-PACE offers a driving range of up to 253 miles. 

  • Base price of 2022 Jaguar I-PACE: $69,900 MSRP
  • Notable specs: Up to 394 hp/512 lb-ft of torque, a 0-60 mph time of 4.5 seconds, and a driving range of 253 miles

Audi e-tron

Blue 2022 Audi e-tron electric compact SUV driving on a forest road
2022 Audi e-tron | Audi

The Audi e-tron is another luxury compact SUV EV that delivers high-level performance. While the e-tron has a futuristic-sounding sci-fi name, it actually has more traditional SUV styling compared to other electric SUVs. For a more interesting look, you may want to go with the coupe-like e-tron Sportback counterpart. The maximum output of the two electric motors in the e-tron is 402 hp and 490 lb-ft of torque, with a 0-60 mph time of 5.1 seconds. Compared to its rivals, the e-tron has a relatively meager driving range of up to 222 miles. 

  • Base price of 2022 Audi E-Tron: $65,900 MSRP
  • Notable specs: Up to 402/490 lb-ft of torque, a 0-60 mph time of 5.1 seconds, and a driving range of 222 miles

Volvo XC40 Recharge

White 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge compact SUV EV parked next to a large white and red building
2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge | Volvo

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If you desire a safe, practical, attractively styled, luxurious, and fun-to-drive electric compact SUV, then you should take a close look at the Volvo XC40 Recharge. Based on the gas-powered XC40, the XC40 Recharge aims a bullseye at the Tesla Model Y as its direct competitor. The dual-motor electric powertrain in the XC40 Recharge generates 402 hp and 486 lb-ft of torque, with a 0-60 mph time of 4.7 seconds. However, like the Audi e-tron, the XC40 Recharge has a relatively low driving range (208 miles).

  • Base price of 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge: $55,300 MSRP
  • Notable specs: Up to 402 hp/486 lb-ft of torque, a 0-60 mph time of 4.7 seconds, and a driving range of 208 miles. 

Volvo C40 Recharge

Blue 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge compact SUV EV parked in a blue room
2022 Volvo C40 Recharge | Volvo

The Volvo C40 Recharge shares many things with the XC40 Recharge, including similar design elements and the same electric powertrain. However, along with removing the letter “X” from the XC40, Volvo chopped down its roof for a sleeker and more stylish electric compact SUV. Like the XC40 Recharge, the C40 Recharge has an output of 402 hp and 486 lb-ft of torque. However, it has a slightly faster acceleration time of 4.5 seconds and a higher driving range of 225 miles.

  • Base price of 2022 Volvo C40 Recharge: $58,750 MSRP
  • Notable specs: 402 hp/486 lb-ft of torque, a 0-60 mph time of 4.5 seconds, and a driving range of 225 miles

Electric crossovers and compact SUVs coming soon

Side view of silver 2022 Toyota bZ4X crossover EV
2022 Toyota bZ4X | Toyota

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In addition to the electric crossover and compact SUVs available now, there are a plethora of models coming soon. Some are from well-known brands like Toyota, Cadillac, and Mercedes-Benz. However, there are some unfamiliar names in the mix as well, such as Byton and Vinfast. Much of the pricing information and release dates for these EV crossovers and compact SUVs are estimates and speculative — and are subject to change. 

Here are the crossover and compact SUVs that are coming soon:

  • Mercedes-Benz EQC: U.S. Release date in 2022 (already on sale internationally); Base price of $68,895
  • Toyota bZ4X: Release date in 2022; Base price of $37,000
  • Subaru Solterra (shares design with Toyota bZ4X): Release date in 2022; Base price of $37,000
  • Kia EV6: Release date in 2022; Base price of $45,000
  • Hyundai IONIQ 5: Release date in 2022; Base price of $45,000
  • Mazda MX-30: Release date in 2022; Base price of $38,000
  • Nissan Ariya: Release date in 2022; Base price of $40,000
  • Volkswagen ID.5: International release date in 2022 (may not be offered in the U.S.); Base price of $45,000
  • Audi Q4 e-tron: Release date in 2022; Base price of $45,000
  • Audi Q6 e-tron: Release date in 2022; Base price of $55,000
  • Cadillac Lyriq: Release date in 2022; Base price of $60,000
  • Porsche Macan EV: Release date in 2022: Base price of $60,000
  • Fisker Ocean: Release date in 2022; Base price of $37,499
  • Karma GX-1: Release date in 2022; Base price of $60,000
  • Byton M-Byte: Release date in 2022; Base price of $45,000
  • Polestar 3: Release date in 2022; Base price of $70,000
  • Vinfast VFe35: Release date in 2022: Base price of $50,000

Future of electric crossovers and compact SUVs

Side view of silver 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQC electric compact SUV
2022 Mercedes-Benz EQC | Mercedes-Benz

As you can see, this is a very long list of electric crossovers and compact SUVs. With a targeted release date of 2022 for all of these EV models, most will be available soon. The list of EV crossovers and compact SUVs will grow even larger in the coming months and years, for many automakers have plans for new electric vehicles. We’ll provide updates as more information becomes available.

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