With today’s unstable gas prices, many shoppers want their next car to add stability to their lives. This is where electric cars come in, as there’s no need for fuel, just electricity. Simply plug them in overnight, and you have enough range for a full day’s worth of driving with zero tailpipe emissions.
The electric car, particularly the electric SUV segment, has recently been surging, leading to many new models each year. This can leave you wondering which electric SUV might be the best car for you.
Below, we cover the nine best electric SUVs to help you choose which used electrified SUV is best for you.
As a relatively new electric SUV, the Mustang Mach-E is just starting to make its way onto the used-car marketplace. But as its inventory builds, used-car shoppers in Canada will be treated to one of the best electric SUVs around.
The Ford Mustang Mach-E has something for everyone, including a roomy and upscale cabin and loads of technology, like its 15.5-inch infotainment touchscreen, wireless phone charging pad, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 10.2-inch digital gauge cluster, and more. Plus, it offers up to 1,690.2 litres of cargo room for those looking to haul cargo.
The Mustang Mach-E is also pretty quick, ranging from 0-100 km/h in 6.1 seconds in the base Select trim to 3.7 seconds in the GT Performance Edition. Oh, and did we mention it has a great range of 360 to 505 km, depending on the trim and battery option?
Audi is getting deeper into electric cars with every passing year, and one of its first was the original e-tron SUV. The Audi e-tron blends the brand’s legendary performance and luxury with a smooth and efficient electric powertrain that delivers 282 to 440 km of range, depending on options.
We mentioned performance, and the e-tron doesn’t disappoint, as its base trim, the e-tron 50 quattro, delivers a 6.8-second 0 to 100 km/h sprint time. The uprated e-tron 55 quattro drops that sprint time to just 6.6 seconds.
The Audi e-tron is also quite useful as an SUV, with its up to 1,664 litres of cargo space with the rear seats folded and 596 litres with the seats upright.
Like any Audi model, the e-tron comes well-equipped with all the niceties of any top-line luxury car. These include a panoramic glass sunroof, leather upholstery, heated front seats, matte-aluminum inlays, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and more.
In 2022, Kia dived deeper into the electric vehicle (EV) segment with the all-new EV6. This compact crossover boasts a modern look with stunning lighting designs and a sharp overall body shape. Inside, the EV6 is clean but modern and features an advanced infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The highlight of the cabin is its two 12.3-inch displays that combine to create one large curved panoramic display.
Powering the EV6 is a range of powertrain options, starting with the RWD Standard Range (SR) trim that delivers 167 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels and up to a 373-km driving range. From there, the EV6 moves to a 225-horsepower setup with a 499-km range and then a 320-horsepower dual-motor all-wheel drive setup with a 441-km range. An even more performance-oriented GT model with lightning-quick acceleration and a sports-car-like driving experience is coming, but it’s not available yet.
Thanks to its 800-volt multi-charging system, you can get up to 100 km of range in the EV6 with only 4.5 minutes of charging on a 350-kW fast charging public charger.
The Tesla Model Y is the smallest of the Tesla crossovers, but it still has so much to offer. Sure, Tesla’s design could use a refresh now that the market has become more competitive, but the Model Y still looks good and has a clean interior.
The highlight of the Model Y’s cabin is its massive, tablet-style infotainment screen and relatively featureless dash. Otherwise, it’s relatively timid with little to take in. However, this cabin is roomy, with 2,152 litres of max cargo room and a spacious rear seat.
The Model Y’s true claim to fame is its powertrain. The base Long Range AWD model features a dual-motor setup and sprints to 100 km/h in five seconds. Opt for the Performance trim and that sprint time plummets to 3.5 seconds. Both trims offer an amazing driving range, with the Performance model at 487 km and the Long Range model at 531 km.
The big thorn in the Model Y’s side is that it lacks Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The Volkswagen ID.4 is still relatively new, so the used inventory is building. However, you may find a few used models here and there.
The ID.4 is a great option for compact SUV buyers who prefer something with a more traditional look inside and out. In traditional Volkswagen fashion, the ID.4 is relatively understated in both areas without being boring.
Powering the ID.4 are two powertrain options: a 201-horsepower rear-wheel-drive (RWD) model and a 295-horsepower all-wheel-drive (AWD) option. The ID.4’s range is also plentiful at 422 km in RWD and 394 km with AWD.
The ID.4 is also well-equipped, as its standard features include wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a seven-speaker audio system, wireless phone charging, a 12-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and more.
Cargo room is also no problem in the ID.4, as it can haul up to 1,818 litres of cargo with the rear seats folded.
The Hyundai IONIQ5 is closely related to the EV6, as they share the same platform and some powertrain options. However, the IONIQ 5 is less sporty and resembles a raised hatchback rather than a crossover. This also shows with its only 770 litres of cargo space.
Despite limited cargo room, the IONIQ 5 is still a top-notch electric SUV, thanks to its eclectic range that starts at 354 km with the 58-kWh battery and rises to 488 km with the 77.4-Wh battery pack in the Preferred Long Range trim. Performance is typical at the lower end of the trim levels, with the lower three trims sprinting to 100 km/h in 7.3 to 8.5 seconds. However, move into the 320-horsepower Preferred Long Range AWD trim, and the sprint time falls to just 5.1 seconds.
Inside, this new EV is very simple and featureless, but it includes some premium features. These include a 12.3-inch infotainment touchscreen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, an eight-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats, a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, and more.
The Kia Niro EV may not be the newest, fanciest, or fastest electric crossover on this list, but it is more about practicality than anything else. This practicality makes it one of the best electric cars for many buyers.
Inside, the Niro EV boasts a roomy space that includes 914 mm of rear legroom, 957 mm of rear headroom, and up to 1,500 litres of cargo room with the rear seats lowered. Plus, this cabin comes standard with an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, push-button start, and more.
Powering Kia’s entry-level EV is an electric motor that delivers 201 horsepower and 291 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels. It’s not fast, but the Niro is efficient, delivering up to 385 km of range on a single charge. The big downside is that there’s no AWD option — it’s only front-wheel drive (FWD).
The Rivian R1S isn’t an overly popular electric crossover, but that’s only because Rivian is a small startup company. This rugged-looking SUV delivers up to 509 km of range, can tow up to 3,492 kg, and springs to 100 km/h in about three seconds. Plus, this is one electric SUV that doesn’t shy away from off-road adventures, making it a do-it-all machine.
Inside, you’ll enjoy room for up to seven passengers and over 2,900 litres of cargo room. Plus, it has a massive infotainment touchscreen, vegan leather, a panoramic sunroof, Wi-Fi, and much more.
It’s truly an all-around crossover for the masses. The issue is it’s still very limited, especially on the used-car market.
The Chevrolet Bolt was one of the first mass-produced electric cars to truly give Tesla a run for its money at a reasonable price. A few years after it hit showrooms, the automaker released a slightly larger, higher-riding crossover variant named the Bolt EUV.
The Bolt EUV has all the same basic stylings as the Bolt EV hatchback. It also has the same basic powertrain that delivers a competitive 397 km of driving range and a roughly seven-second 0 to 100 km/h sprint time.
The Chevy Bolt EUV is also pretty well-equipped with its 10.2-inch infotainment system, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, an eight-way power driver’s seat, Wi-Fi, heated front seats, remote start, and much more. The Bolt EUV is also rather roomy, boasting 993.1 mm of rear legroom and up to 1,611 litres of cargo room.
Have you decided which electric SUV is right for you (and are ready to scoop one up)? Clutch has a massive inventory of quality used electric SUVs ready to browse from the comfort of your home, without having to visit a dealership.
All our vehicles undergo a 210-point inspection and reconditioning process to ensure they’re ready for the road. We also include our 90-Day (or 6,000-km) Protection Plan and nationwide roadside assistance for additional security. You can opt for one of our nationwide Extended Warranties if you need even more security.
If you’re feeling apprehensive about purchasing a vehicle 100% online, rest assured that Clutch also includes a 10-Day (or 750 km) Money-Back Guarantee on every car we sell. Which means that if you don’t love your new electric SUV, you can exchange it for a new one or return it for a no-questions-asked refund.
Check out our inventory of quality used electric SUVs today and choose a model suitable for you. You can even set up financing and get your trade-in vehicle appraised entirely online. It doesn’t get any easier than that.