3 Top-Rated New Electric Cars

Insane gas prices making you wish you drove an EV? If you want a new electric car that isn’t a Tesla, check out these front runners for the 2022 model year.
Written by Elaine Duvet
Reviewed by Kathleen Flear
Sep 2, 2022
Looking for a
new car
? We’ve got the scoop on Consumer Reports’ top 3 new electric cars for 2022. Also deemed top Green Choices by the organization, the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5, the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E, and the 2022 Kia Niro Electric are calling your name. 
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Hyundai Ioniq 5

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 ranges between $39,950 to $55,000. The electric SUV offers agile, sport-like handling, punchy acceleration, and ample space inside. The comfy hatchback is supported by 800-volt architecture that allows for DC fast charging. 
The Ioniq 5 sports 320 hp and can hit 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds. Its EPA-driving range is 256 miles for the all-wheel drive model. For the single-motor rear-wheel-drive, drivers can expect 303 miles with the 77.4-kilowatt-hour battery.
The
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 interior
feels clean, minimal and uses eco-friendly materials. The front seats are plush and supportive, and the rear seat offers easy access. Drivers can adjust the icons on the center touchscreen to make the most used functions more accessible. 
The electric car earned an overall score of 80 from Consumer Reports. The four-door SUV received a 5 out of 5 rating from the organization for its acceleration, transmission, noise, climate system, and fuel economy. It also received a 10 out of 10 rating for its greenhouse gas and smog rating. 

Ford Mustang Mach-E

The
2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E
starts at $43,895. The five-passenger SUV comes with an available all-wheel drive. The electric car is fun to drive, practical and offers plenty of style. 
The Mustang Mach-E features a 270-mile range with its 88-kilowatt-hour extended-range battery. It’s fun to whip around corners thanks to its taut and agile handling. The Mustang can effortlessly accelerate to 60 mph in 5.3 seconds. 
The front seats are pretty comfortable and feature a plush finish. Tall passengers will be pleased with the ample headroom in back. Large doors make it easy to get in and out of the electric car, and the infotainment’s large touchscreen may have you thinking you’re in a Tesla. 
Consumer Reports gave the Mustang Mach-E an overall score of 82. The electric car earned a 5 out of 5 rating for its predicted owner satisfaction, acceleration, transmission, routine handling, noise, and climate system. The auto also received the same score for its fuel economy and a 10 out of 10 for its greenhouse gas, and smog rating. 

Kia Niro Electric 

The
2022 Kia Niro Electric
ranges from $39,090 to $44,650. The versatile hatchback boasts a 239-mile range and a heavy dose of creature comforts. It’s roomier than the Tesla Model 3, and its controls are easier to use. 
Powered with a two-way lumbar adjustment, the driver’s seat delivers a reasonable amount of support. The quiet EV’s battery doesn’t take up much space, so there’s lots of room for your luggage in the cargo area with the seats folded down. 
The standard 10.25-inch touchscreen offers split-screen app viewing and is relatively user-friendly. And when it comes to safety, the electric car received a 5-star overall rating in NHTSA crash tests.
The pragmatic electric car can tackle sharp corners with ease and jump to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds. With a 64-kWh battery, the vehicle needs a good 9.5 hours to charge from 10% to full using a 240-volt connection. Using a public DC fast charger should take about an hour. 
The electric car received an impressive overall rating of 88 from Consumer Reports. The Niro Electric scored 5 out of 5 for its overall reliability, transmission, fuel economy, and a 10 out of 10 for its greenhouse gas and smog rating. 
Consumer Reports dished out a 4 out of 5 rating for the auto’s predicted owner satisfaction, acceleration, routine handling, braking, noise, and driving position. It also received the same score for its front-seat comfort, front access, rear access, usability, and climate system.
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