Best AWD Electric Vehicles of 2024 and 2025

The Edmunds experts test AWD electric vehicle contenders on our test track and in the real world. Our ratings assess performance, comfort, technology, utility, value and more. How we rank

Best Performance electric cars

Pretty much every electric car with more than one motor is going to be fast, but some EVs prioritize performance above all else. These are the true athletes of the EV world.

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The sporty i4 M50 uses dual electric motors, providing confident all-wheel-drive traction and packing a wallop of power to the tune of 536 horsepower. That's more straight-line speed than you'll ever need, but it fell short of our expectations in the handling department. Read full review about BMW i4 M50

MSRP
$69,700
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268 mi

Best Exotic performance electric cars

If cost is no object and you like feeling nauseous when you floor it, try one of these electron-munching speed demons. EV acceleration is a whole new ballgame, and these cars epitomize it.

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The AMG EQS 53 4Matic+ feels like a more hopped-up version of the standard EQS sedan, enhanced with more power and a sport-tuned chassis. While it's quick, and surprisingly comfortable, the AMG EQS doesn't offer the same headline-grabbing speed as other top-flight luxury electric sedans in this class. Read full review about Mercedes-Benz EQS AMG 53 4Matic+

MSRP
$104,400 - $147,550
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332 mi
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The Taycan represents Porsche's foray into the electric vehicle space, and it does not disappoint. The Taycan is a technological masterpiece that manages to deliver incredible comfort and effortless driving one moment and outstanding performance the next. Read full review about Porsche Taycan 4S

MSRP
$90,900 - $194,900
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323 mi
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We love the all-electric BMW i7 for its super-smooth ride quality, library-quiet interior and long range. The M70 version largely builds on those attributes with increased performance at a commensurately elevated price. Read full review about BMW i7 M70

MSRP
$168,500
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320 mi
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The Model S continues to improve with age, with more range and performance than the car that debuted in 2012, plus vastly improved build quality. Its hatchback trunk is the biggest in the class, and access to Tesla's Supercharger network should help alleviate any range anxiety while making road trips. Read full review about Tesla Model S Plaid

MSRP
$72,990 - $87,990
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345 mi
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The e-tron GT is Audi's first all-electric sedan and it looks magnificent. The GT balances those good looks with excellent on-road comfort, ample speed and a modern cabin packed full of all the latest tech. Read full review about Audi e-tron GT

MSRP
$106,500 - $114,500
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273 mi
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The RS e-tron GT is the high-performance version of Audi's first all-electric sedan. Audi's RS models usually kick things up a few notches, but the RS e-tron GT falls a bit flat. For the price, there are others in this exclusive EV segment that are simply better. Read full review about Audi RS e-tron GT

MSRP
$147,100
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285 mi

Best Performance electric SUVs

Want your performance wrapped in a more versatile body style? These speedy SUVs are inherently taller and heavier than their car counterparts, but it's hard to argue with the extra space.

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The all-electric iX is something to behold, and the M60 performance version turns up the excitement by a few notches. This midsize performance EV SUV is incredibly fast and somehow remains comfortable and versatile. Some controls can be frustrating to use, but overall it's a brilliant EV SUV. Read full review about BMW iX M60

MSRP
$111,500
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325 mi
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The words "fun" and "EV" are no longer mutually exclusive. The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N is just as impressive on a twisty back road as it is blistering quick to 60 mph. On top of all its mind-bending performance, the 5 N retains all the creature comforts of the standard Ioniq 5. If you want a modern, electric interpretation of a hot hatchback, the Ioniq 5 N is essentially unmatched. Read full review about Hyundai IONIQ 5 N

MSRP
$66,100
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253 mi
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The GV60 is brimming with technology, power and comfort. It's the first of many electric vehicles from Genesis that's sure to put Tesla and company on notice. Sharp design, super-quick charging capability and an unbeatable warranty round out what is simply one of the best EVs on sale. Read full review about Genesis GV60 Performance

MSRP
$52,000 - $69,550
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274 mi
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Give it the beans and the EV6 GT can easily out-accelerate most other cars on the road. It's a bargain on top of that, offering one of the best horsepower-per-dollar ratios of any vehicle. Lackluster range is a significant drawback, but the GT should otherwise be an appealing pick for an EV that provides both performance and practicality. Read full review about Kia EV6 GT

MSRP
$61,600
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238 mi
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Mustang Mach-E GT Performance is the direct rival to the Tesla Model Y Performance. Acceleration and handling have improved over the standard Mach-E, but sheer, straight-line speed falls short of expectations. It's still a good bit of fun, though, and the combination of excellent in-car tech, its wide array of driver aids, and generally charming personality make it well worth a look. Read full review about Ford Mach-E GT

MSRP
$59,995
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272 mi

Best All-wheel-drive electric trucks

As the dominant truck brands branch out into electric territory, the race is on to provide traditional truck attributes in a battery-powered package.

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The F-150 Lightning is at once both futuristic and familiar. It has loads of modern technology features and yet it might be one of the most practical and job site-friendly trucks on sale today. But the Lighting's full-size truck credentials come into question when you want to tow due to modest limits and a severely restricted range. Read full review about Ford F-150 Lightning Platinum

MSRP
$54,995 - $84,995
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332 mi
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