SUVs and crossovers have long gained popularity, overtaking sedans and minivans as the go-to family car. Their biggest downside has been their fuel economy, and that became a glaring issue as gas prices continued to rise.

Automakers saw the opportunity in the electric SUV space and are now capitalizing on it with an increasing number of these electric cars hitting the market. Today, most manufacturers have at least one all-electric SUV or crossover to meet this growing demand.

Here are some of the best electric SUVs and crossovers you can buy in Canada.

7 Best Electric SUVs

Electric SUVs must meet a broad cross-section of buyers by offering zero emissions, ample EV range, interior spaciousness, cargo room, and an affordable price. These specs all played a factor in us choosing the best electric SUVs in Canada.

Chevrolet Bolt EUV

The base Chevy Bolt enjoyed great success when it arrived, so Chevy chose to build upon that by releasing a higher-riding, more spacious model dubbed the Bolt EUV. This crossover variant of the popular Bolt EV offers a 68-kilowatt-hour (kWh) battery pack that delivers up to a 397-km driving range, meeting most commuters’ needs.

The Bolt EUV has a range of charging options too. On a 120-volt household plug, you’ll gain 6 km of range per charging hour. Bump up to a 240-volt, 32-amp plug — like what runs a clothes dryer — and you’ll get about 40 km of driving range per charging hour. On a 240-volt, 48-amp charger, you’ll get about 56 km per hour. Finally, on DC fast charging, you’ll get around 153 km of range in just 30 minutes.

Inside, the Chevy Bolt EUV has a spacious back seat with up to 976 mm of legroom and 960 mm of rear headroom. With the seats upright, the cargo space is tight at 462 litres, but it expands to a spacious 1,611 litres with the seats lowered.

The Bolt EUV is also a technical stalwart with all the advanced tech features buyers want, including a touchscreen infotainment system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, Bluetooth, and more. There is also no shortage of advanced safety gear.

Ford Mustang Mach-E

Ford threw its hat into the electric SUV ring in a somewhat controversial way when it introduced the Mustang Mach-E. Some Mustang fans were taken aback by the use of the legendary sportscar’s nameplate, but much of that controversy has settled, and this crossover is enjoying a lot of success.

The Ford Mustang Mach-E lives up to the legendary Mustang’s performance roots, with powertrain options that range from relatively tame to wild. In its base setup, the Mustang Mach-E delivers 266 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque through the rear wheels, which amounts to a sub-6-second 0-100 km/h time. However, buyers can opt for the GT Performance Edition, which has 480 horsepower and 634 pound-feet of torque and delivers a roughly 3.5-second 0-100km/h time.

But the Ford Mustang Mach-E is not all about its speed. It also features a roomy interior with 38.1 inches of rear seat legroom and up to 970 mm of rear headroom. Cargo room is also ample at 841 litres with the rear seats up and 1,691 litres with them folded. It also has a 133-litre front trunk.

The Ford Mustang Mach-E’s all-electric driving range is a big draw, as it delivers up to 505 km of range in the California Route 1 trim. However, if you want the GT Performance Edition, the range falls to 418 km. The lowest-range Mustang Mach-E is the Standard Range All-Wheel-Drive (AWD) variant, which offers 360 km of driving range.

Like the Bolt EUV, the Mach-E comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Apple CarPlay. It also includes a massive tablet-like touchscreen, and many other tech goodies.

Hyundai Kona Electric

Hyundai has since moved on to other electric vehicles (EVs), but one of its first was the Kona Electric. This tiny crossover delivers a 415-km all-electric range, meeting the needs of most Canadian drivers. Plus, it delivers a little pop with 201 horsepower and 291 pound-feet of torque at its disposal.

Charging times vary by charger, of course. They start at 9 hours, 15 minutes (10%-100%) on a Level 2 240-volt box and bottom out at 47 minutes (10%-80%) on a 100-kW DC fast charger. On a 50-kW fast charger, you’ll get an 80% charge in 64 minutes.

This entry-level electric crossover falters a bit in interior spaciousness, offering a tight 848 mm of rear seat legroom. This is OK for small kids, but teenagers and above will feel cramped. Cargo room is also limited at 544 litres with the rear seats upright and 1,297 litres with the seats folded.

The Kona Electric boasts standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a touchscreen infotainment system, and other tech buyers expect.

Volkswagen ID.4

The Volkswagen ID.4 is the German automaker’s initial foray into the electric crossover segment. It delivers up to a 422-km electric range, making it a solid option for most Canadian commuters.

The ID.4 comes standard with rear-wheel drive (RWD) and delivers 201 horsepower. Optionally, buyers can add a dual-electric-motor all-wheel drive (AWD) powertrain that pushes its output to 295 horsepower. This upgraded powertrain delivers roughly a 5.5-second 0-100 km/h time.

Inside, the Volkswagen ID.4 has tons of cargo room, totaling 858 litres with the rear seats upright and 1,818 litres with the seats folded. Legroom is also good at 955 mm in the rear seats, making them acceptable for kids and adults.

Like others on this list, the ID.4 has standard Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and more.

Hyundai IONIQ 5

Having debuted in the 2022 model year, the Hyundai IONIQ 5 is one of the newest compact electric SUVs on the market. Part hatchback, part SUV, this small people hauler checks a lot of boxes. It features a powertrain that ranges from the mild 225-horsepower model to a range-topping dual-motor model with 320 horsepower and 446 pound-feet of torque for a roughly 5-second 0-100 km/h sprint time.

On top of being quick, the IONIQ 5 can also tow up to 2,000 pounds, satisfying a need many crossover buyers have.

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 offers 400- and 800-volt charging capabilities, allowing it to charge from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes on a 350-kW fast charger. On Level 2 chargers, the IONIQ 5 takes just 6 hours, 43 minutes to recharge to 100%.

The IONIQ 5 delivers plenty of range in all variants, starting at 354 km in the Standard Range trim. Moving into the Long Range Trim, the EV range tops out at 488 km.

Interior roominess is no issue for the IONIQ 5, as it offers 770 litres of space behind the rear seats and 1,679 litres with the rear seats folded. Rear legroom is also ample, offering 1,001 mm in the rear seats.

Kia EV6

The Kia EV6 shares a platform with the Hyundai IONIQ 5, making the two rather similar mechanically.

The EV6’s powertrain options start with an electric motor that delivers 167 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels. However, buyers can choose from a range of powertrain options that top out at 320 horsepower and 446 pound-feet of torque. There will also be an EV6 GT that’ll feature 576 horsepower in the future.

The EV6’s driving range starts at 488 km in the Standard Range model and tops out at 499 km in the Long Range model.

Like its compact SUV cousin, the IONIQ 5, the EV6 has a roomy interior that includes 991 mm of rear seat legroom. Its cargo room ranges from 691 litres of cargo room with the rear seats upright and 1,422 litres with the rear seats folded.

Tesla Model Y

Tesla may not have invented the EV segment, but it has revolutionized it. The Tesla Model Y was one of these revolutions, bringing huge range, a spacy cabin, and insane performance to the small crossover realm.

The Tesla Model Y’s driving range starts at 449 km and tops out at 531 km in the Long Range AWD model.

The Model Y also performs well, starting with the base model, which sprints to 100 km/h in just under 5 seconds. In the Model Y Performance trim, it can hit 100 km/h in around 3.5 seconds.

Inside, the Model Y has lots of room, starting with 1,029 mm of second-row seat legroom. It also has a seven-seat option, which includes a third row with a tight 673 mm of legroom.

Cargo volume ranges from 855 to 2,158 litres in the 5-passenger model. The 7-passenger model’s cargo space ranges from 753 to 2,039 litres.

The Model Y is about as advanced as they come in the tech department, but it surprisingly lacks Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

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