Edmunds' experts test 200 vehicles per year on our test track. We also test them using a 115-mile real-world test loop of city streets, freeways and winding canyons. The data we gather results in our ratings. They’re based on 30-plus scores that cover performance, comfort, interior, technology, utility and value.

Electric cars

2023 Chevrolet Bolt EV
1
Top Rated vehicle
Introduced in 2017

Chevrolet Bolt EV

MSRP
$26,500 - $29,700
Edmunds Rating
8.0 out of 10
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265 mi
2022 Nissan LEAF
2
Redesigned in 2018

Nissan LEAF

MSRP
$27,400 - $37,400
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
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237 mi
2021 MINI Hardtop 2 Door
3
Redesigned in 2017

MINI Hardtop 2 Door

MSRP
$29,900
Edmunds Rating
7.8 out of 10
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150 mi


Electric SUVs

1
Redesigned in 2023

Kia Niro EV

Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
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280 mi
2
Introduced in 2019

Hyundai Kona Electric

MSRP
$34,000 - $42,500
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
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315 mi
3
Introduced in 2022

Chevrolet Bolt EUV

MSRP
$27,800 - $32,300
Edmunds Rating
8.0 out of 10
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265 mi
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All-wheel-drive electric SUVs

1
Top Rated vehicle
Introduced in 2022

Hyundai Ioniq 5 Limited AWD

MSRP
$41,450 - $56,500
Edmunds Rating
8.3 out of 10
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270 mi
2
MSRP
$43,895 - $61,995
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
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304 mi
3
Introduced in 2022

Kia EV6 GT-Line

MSRP
$41,400 - $56,400
Edmunds Rating
8.0 out of 10
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261 mi
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All-wheel-drive electric trucks

Not enough vehicles yet to rank
Top Rated vehicle
Introduced in 2022

Ford Lightning Platinum

MSRP
$46,974 - $96,874
Edmunds Rating
8.4 out of 10
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332 mi

Luxury electric cars

Luxury electric cars tend to cost a lot more than mainstream models, but you get a lot more, too, typically including sports-car acceleration and the latest interior tech.
Not enough vehicles yet to rank
Introduced in 2017

Tesla Model 3

MSRP
$46,990 - $62,990
Edmunds Rating
8.0 out of 10
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232 mi
Introduced in 2021

Polestar 2

MSRP
$45,900
Edmunds Rating
7.8 out of 10
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228 mi
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Luxury all-wheel-drive electric cars

1
MSRP
$49,900
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
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228 mi
2
Redesigned in 2021

Genesis G80 Electrified

MSRP
$79,825
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
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309 mi
3
Introduced in 2017

Tesla Model 3 Long Range

MSRP
$57,990
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
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345 mi
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Luxury all-wheel-drive electric SUVs

1
Introduced in 2022

BMW iX xDrive50

MSRP
$83,200
Edmunds Rating
8.4 out of 10
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377 mi
2
Introduced in 2020

Tesla Model Y Long Range

MSRP
$65,990 - $69,990
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
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317 mi
3
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
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Luxury all-wheel-drive electric trucks

Not enough vehicles yet to rank
Introduced in 2022

Rivian R1T

MSRP
$67,500 - $73,000
Edmunds Rating
8.4 out of 10
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317 mi

Super luxury electric cars

Not enough vehicles yet to rank
Introduced in 2022

Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+

MSRP
$102,310 - $151,050
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
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422 mi
MSRP
$86,700 - $187,400
Edmunds Rating
7.7 out of 10
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286 mi
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Super luxury all-wheel-drive electric cars

Not enough vehicles yet to rank
MSRP
$102,310 - $151,050
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
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381 mi
Introduced in 2022

Lucid Air Dream Range

MSRP
$77,400 - $169,000
Edmunds Rating
7.8 out of 10
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505 mi
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Performance electric cars

Not enough vehicles yet to rank
Introduced in 2017

Tesla Model 3 Performance

MSRP
$62,990
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
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256 mi
Introduced in 2022

BMW i4 M50

MSRP
$65,900
Edmunds Rating
7.9 out of 10
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268 mi
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Performance electric SUVs

1
Introduced in 2023

Genesis GV60 Performance

MSRP
$59,290 - $68,290
Edmunds Rating
8.4 out of 10
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274 mi
2
Introduced in 2021

Ford Mach-E GT

MSRP
$61,995
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
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272 mi
3
Introduced in 2020

Tesla Model Y Performance

MSRP
$69,990
Edmunds Rating
8.1 out of 10
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263 mi
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Exotic performance electric cars

1
MSRP
$93,700 - $187,600
Edmunds Rating
8.3 out of 10
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250 mi
2
MSRP
$102,310 - $151,050
Edmunds Rating
8.3 out of 10
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332 mi
3
Introduced in 2020

Porsche Taycan 4S

MSRP
$82,700 - $185,000
Edmunds Rating
8.2 out of 10
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323 mi
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Edmunds' experts test 200 vehicles per year on our test track. We also test them using a 115-mile real-world test loop of city streets, freeways and winding canyons. The data we gather results in our ratings. They’re based on 30-plus scores that cover performance, comfort, interior, technology, utility and value.


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FAQ

What are the best electric vehicles on the market?

Our top rated mainstream electric vehicle is the undefined for its excellent range, drivability, and practicality. Buyers looking for something with more performance and premium features should take a look at the undefined, our top-rated luxury electric SUV, or the Mercedes-Benz EQS, our top-rated luxury electric car. Learn more

What is the top-rated electric vehicle for 2019?

2019 saw the introduction of the Kia Niro EV, which jumped immediately to the top of our EV rankings. A long-range electric car with a roomy and practical cabin, the Niro EV is a good choice for small families. For luxury buyers, the Audi e-tron launched in 2019, providing an all-electric alternative to a two-row luxury SUV. The e-tron tied the Tesla Model 3 for first place in our luxury EV rankings. Learn more

What is the top-rated electric vehicle for 2018?

In 2018 the Tesla Model 3 had little competition in the EV space, offering plenty of range, performance, and technology. For more budget-minded EV buyers, the Chevrolet Bolt delivered zippy acceleration and multi-day range in a commuter friendly package, while the second-generation Nissan Leaf launched with a budget-friendly base model and longer-range Leaf Plus model. Learn more

What are the best used electric vehicles to buy?

Used electric vehicles can be an excellent value because of steeper-than-average devaluation in the first few years. Look for "CPO" or certified pre-owned vehicles if you're shopping for used EVs, and check how long the warranty on the vehicle's battery pack has left (a high-cost item should maintenance be required). Unless you've researched the pros and cons, we recommend against buying an older or higher-mileage used EV, as aging battery technology creates unique challenges. Learn more

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