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Edmunds Top Rated Electric SUV 2023

Edmunds Top Rated Electric SUV 2023

2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5

A small crossover SUV that goes big on style and technology
January 18th, 2023

Why did the 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 5 win?

Lots of electric range? Check. Big on comfort and quality? Check. Speed on demand? Check. Hyundai's Ioniq 5 impressively manages to check off all of the boxes consumers look for in an all-electric SUV. The dual-motor versions of the Ioniq 5 also provide all-wheel-drive traction and responsive acceleration. Easy-to-use technology features and ultra-quick charging capability further help to put the Ioniq 5 on top.

"The Ioniq 5 defies expectation, mostly because it’s from a brand that’s never reached heights like this before. It’s spacious, comfortable and even surprisingly fun to drive. The Ioniq 5 does what few Hyundais have been able to do before — it makes me want one. Badly." — Nick Yekikian, news editor

What stood out?

The Ioniq 5 brings a little something special to the table. It's fun and distinctive while still being a practical electric SUV.

8.3/10Edmunds Rating
$41,450 - $56,500MSRP
270 milesEdmunds Tested Range
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Edmunds Top Rated Electric SUV Finalists
2023 Kia Niro

Why is the Kia Niro a finalist?

The Kia Niro makes our top three Edmunds Top Rated Electric SUVs thanks to its smooth all-around driving experience and helpful everyday range. It went 280 miles on a full charge in the Edmunds EV Range Test. Other highlights include a spacious interior, easy-to-use technology features and enough room for even the tallest drivers. Plus, it has some of the best advanced safety driving aids in the class. The Niro isn't known for its speed, but this SUV is effective and comfortable when primarily dealing with the daily commute.

What stood out?

The Niro EV offers a ton of standard features for the price, making this SUV a spectacular value in a class where rivals quickly get overpriced.

2023 BMW iX

Why is the BMW iX a finalist?

BMW's midsize iX impressively combines electric power with the performance and luxury traits BMW SUVs are known for. So, yes, quick acceleration and hunkered-down handling are part of the iX's repertoire. The iX, though expensive, also has some of the coolest-looking upholstered seats around, and thankfully they're very comfortable to sit in as well. Topping things off is plenty of range: 377 miles on a full charge from the xDrive50 version in the Edmunds EV Range Test.

What stood out?

BMW's latest technology is on full display in the iX. Smartphone integration, voice assistant commands and even the sound system are a cut above the competition's.

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