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Best Electric Crossover SUVs: Which Has the Best Range?

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Best EV SUVs

The electric vehicle tsunami is about to hit. As we stand today, the marketplace already has some fantastic two-row crossover sport utility vehicles.

Our list will focus on how well these vehicles perform as electric vehicles. We will also evaluate these EVs based on cargo volume, spare tire status, all-wheel-drive options, and towing capability.

Here is our list of the best EV crossover SUVs you can buy today.

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Best Electric Crossover Comparison

ModelMax Cargo Volume
(cu. ft.)
Tow Rating
(lbs)
Spare Tire AvailabilityRange
(miles)
Toyota RAV4 Prime
63.2
2,500
Standard
42 / 600
Audi e-tron
57
4,000
Standard
222
Ford Mustang Mach-E AWD
60
N/A
N/A
270
Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S
64.2
2,200
N/A
250
Jaguar I-PACE EV400
51
N/A
Optional
234
Tesla Model Y LR AWD
68
3,500
N/A
326

1. Toyota RAV4 Prime AWD Plug-in Hybrid

Toyota RAV4 Prime EV CrossoverToyota’s five-passenger RAV4 Prime PHEV is presently America’s second-fastest-selling vehicle in America and the only vehicle with a plug in the top ten. Shoppers are clamoring for hard-to-find RAV4 Primes, and dealers are tacking on $10K or more in market adjustments in many states.

The RAV4 Prime is a true utility vehicle. In addition to having a three-motor all-wheel drive system, the RAV4 Prime has a towing rating of 2,500 pounds, a roof made of metal on some trims, and every Toyota build leaves the factory with a spare tire.

The RAV4 Prime has the longest towing range of any electric crossover SUV on sale today. The RAV4 Prime has an all-electric range of 42 miles and a combined electric and hybrid range of 600 miles. Its annual energy cost is within $100 of some of the all-electric EVs on our list. Its low maintenance design topped all-electric vehicles in an analysis of repair and maintenance costs conducted by Consumer Reports.

Pros

  • AWD standard
  • Compact spare tire standard on every trim
  • Combined all-electric and hybrid-electric operation means zero range anxiety
  • Non-glass roof option available
  • Top reliability scores
  • 0-60 MPH in under 6 seconds
  • Two years of included maintenance

Cons

  • Not fully electric
  • Limited availability in 2021
  • Dealer markups are common

Toyota RAV4 Prime EV Range = 42 Miles (at which point the vehicle operates as a hybrid-electric)

Current Toyota RAV4 Prime Deals & Incentives

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2. Audi e-tron

Audi Etron EV CrossoverAudi’s e-tron may not be the best EV made today, but it is easy to call it one of the best electric crossover SUVs made. The e-tron has the best towing rating on our list and has a spare tire. Its five-passenger, four-door hatchback design is convenient, and its 54 cubic feet of cargo volume is more than acceptable for many SUV buyers.

Fans of the Audi brand looking to go electric will be very pleased with what the e-tron offers. Look for the e-tron name to expand and be applied to various other body styles in the coming year.

Pros

  • 4,000-pound towing rating
  • Spare tire
  • AWD

Cons

  • Lowest range of its peers
  • Glass roof
  • Pricey compared to other options

Audi e-tron EV Range = 222 Miles

Current Audi e-tron Deals & Incentives

YearMakeModelCash Incentives (up to)Best Avail. APRLease OffersExpiration
2020AudiE-Tron0.00%9/30/2021
2021AudiE-Tron1.49%$709/month for 36 months, $7,599 due at signing9/30/2021

You may qualify for additional deals and incentives, check out this month's Audi deals here.

3. Ford Mustang Mach-E AWD Extended Range

Ford Mustang MachE EV CrossoverThe Ford Mustang Mach-E is a five-passenger four-door hatchback crossover SUV with an emphasis on carlike features. While the name has some Mustang purists in an uproar, our go-to expert on the Mustang, Jimmy Dinsmore, literally wrote the book on Mustangs, and the Mach-E won him over after a test.

Our pick from the Mustang Mach-E line is the extended-range all-wheel-drive trim. In our back-to-back testing with the Tesla Model Y, the Mustang Mach-E scored higher in refinement, infotainment, and ride quality. The Mach-E has a sporty demeanor for sure.

The Mustang  Mach-E is not rated for towing, many of those produced have an all-glass roof, and none of the Mach-Es built have a spare tire.

Pros

  • 0-60 MPH in under 5 seconds
  • Real-world range is class-competitive
  • Build quality and refinement
  • Outstanding infotainment
  • Free charging for two years at many public chargers nationwide
  • Roomy front trunk

Cons

  • Not rated for towing
  • No spare tire
  • Glass roof on desirable trims
  • AWD optional

Ford Mustang Mach-E EV Range = 270 Miles

Current Ford Mustang Mach-E Deals & Incentives

You may qualify for deals and incentives, check out this month's Ford deals here.

4. Volkswagen ID.4 Pro S

VW ID4 EV CrossoverVolkswagen has been working hard on its electric vehicle portfolio in other markets, and its new ID.4 arrives ready to compete with the best electric crossovers in the world. The ID.4 is similar to the Mustang Mach-E in its lean towards car-like abilities. The initial 1st Edition sold out quickly, and the Pro S is rear-drive only. VW plans an AWD ID.4 in later years.

The ID.4 offers a wide range of prices that many might call affordable. VW created a network of EV chargers, though they are all shared with any EV owner who wishes to use one. The ID.4 is new to the market as of this story’s publication, but VW has promised a respectable volume of ID.4 cars for the U.S. market in 2021.

Pros

  • Affordable trims
  • Rated for 2,200-pounds towing in RWD

Cons

  • Lower than class average range
  • No front trunk
  • Rear-wheel drive only (for 2021)
  • No spare tire
  • No volume knob

Volkswagen ID.4 EV Range = 250 Miles

Current Volkswagen ID.4 Deals & Incentives

YearMakeModelCash Incentives (up to)Best Avail. APRLease OffersExpiration
2021VolkswagenID.4$379/month for 36 months, $3,573 due at signing10/4/2021

You may qualify for additional deals and incentives, check out this month's Volkswagen deals here.

5. Jaguar I-PACE EV400

Jaguar IPACE EV CrossoverOf all the brands to pioneer a midsize crossover utility vehicle, it was Jaguar that first built and shipped one. The I-PACE is one of our overall favorite vehicles, not just a favorite EV, and hands-down our favorite Jaguar. The I-PACE is a high-performance vehicle with standard AWD and a luxury feel not found in the other crossover SUVs on our best-of list.

The I-PACE is a five-passenger four-door hatchback like the Mustang Mach-E. It drives like a Jaguar, meaning it is competent on or off a racetrack, and it shines on back-country roads. Its standard AWD system makes this a true four-season vehicle.

The I-PACE is a car-like crossover we hesitate to call an SUV. It is not rated for towing and has a glass roof.

Pros

  • High-performance powertrain and outstanding handling
  • Unrivaled luxury appointments for its class
  • A 5-year warranty and included maintenance is best in the industry
  • Optional spare tire (but no storage spot)
  • AWD standard
  • Compact front trunk storage

Cons

  • No spare tire storage area
  • Glass roof on desirable trims
  • Not rated for towing
  • Lower than the class-average range

Jaguar I-PACE EV Range = 234 Miles

Current Jaguar I-PACE Deals & Incentives

YearMakeModelCash Incentives (up to)Best Avail. APRLease OffersExpiration

You may qualify for additional deals and incentives, check out this month's Jaguar deals here.

6. Tesla Model Y Long Range AWD

Tesla Model Y EV CrossoverTesla’s Model Y is one of the top-selling battery-electric crossovers in America. Based on Tesla’s hugely successful Model 3 sedan, the Model Y adds a bit of ride height and a lot more cargo area. For many EV shoppers, the Tesla Model Y is the industry benchmark in the two-row crossover class. Breaking new ground for the crossover segment, the Model Y also offers an optional compact third row with two seats well-suited to children.

Like all Teslas, the Model Y qualifies for Supercharger use. Tesla’s captive charging stations are popular in some parts of the U.S., but few and far between in other regions. The Model Y will also have a Full Self Driving subscription service available at some point if Tesla eventually perfects the driver-assist technology.

The Model Y offers snappy off-the-line acceleration, and its Performance trim is extremely fast. We found the ride to be overly stiff, a sentiment seconded by Consumer Reports in its testing. Consumer Reports also red-flagged the Model Y for quality issues. Those may someday be resolved, but for now, Tesla remains at the bottom of many quality rankings, including J.D. Powers’ Dependability Study.

Pros

  • Best-in-class range
  • Supercharger access
  • Possible full self-driving in the future
  • Novel features like Sentry Mode
  • Large front trunk (frunk)
  • 3,500-pound tow rating
  • Optional compact third row of two seats

Cons

  • Tablet control screen only warrantied for two years
  • Overly firm ride
  • Quality concerns based on multiple sources and owner forums
  • No spare tire
  • Glass roof standard

Tesla Model Y Long Range EV Range = 326 Miles

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best electric crossover SUV?

The Toyota RAV4 Prime PHEV is one of the best-selling vehicles in America. However, because of the limited availability, some dealers are marking up the price.

Which electric crossover SUV is the most reliable?

The Toyota RAV4 Prime, with its low maintenance design, has solid reliability ratings. It tops the Consumer Reports lists when analyzing the repair and maintenance costs.

Which electric crossover SUV has the best range?

The Tesla Model Y tops our list with an EV range of 326 miles. The Ford Mustang Mach-E comes in second with an EV range of 270 miles.

What is the best luxury electric crossover?

The Jaguar I-PACE is one of the best luxury electric crossovers. It has an EV range of 234 miles and offers high performance with a luxury feel.