The Most Affordable EV Crossover SUVs of 2022

The most affordable electric crossover SUV of 2022 is the Volkswagen ID.4 for a price of $41,955 for the base Pro model.
Written by Serena Aburahma
Reviewed by Kathleen Flear
Jul 28, 2022
As regulations have been passed to help
combat climate change
, electric cars have taken off as the primary solution for the automotive industry. So many electric crossover
SUVs
have taken over the U.S. by storm, but with so many decisions which crossover EV is the best, most affordable buy? 
Jerry
gathered a list of the most reasonably priced electric crossover SUVs of 2022 to help you decide. 

What’s the most affordable electric SUV?

Based on data from
The Car Connection
, the 2022 Volkswagen ID.4 is the most inexpensive electric crossover SUV on the market coming in at $41,955 for the base Pro model for the all-wheel drive model its $45,635. 
The ID.4 and other VW electric vehicles are also still eligible for the $7,500 federal tax credit getting you some extra savings and incentive to consider purchasing it.
The vehicle comes with a 77-kwh battery with either a single motor rear-wheel drive or a dual-motor all-wheel drive. 
Rear-wheel drive models of the 2022
Volkswagen ID.4
come with 201 hp, 112 mpge, and has a range of 280 miles. While the all-wheel drive models can go up to 295 hp, have a lower 101 mpge and range of 251 miles.
With a level 2 charger the ID.4 charges for approximately 7.5 hours, however, with a level 3 fast charger it takes about 38 minutes to get to an 80% charge.

Another budget-friendly electric SUV alternative

While the Hyundai Kona EV and Chevy Bolt EUV are excellent EV options, neither of them could be classified as a “crossover SUV” since they are both SUVs. 
The difference between these classifications is simple, if a vehicle is based on a truck’s platform it’s an SUV, but if it's based on a car’s platform it’s a crossover. Both the aforementioned vehicles are SUVs since they are based on a truck’s platform.
With all this in mind, the next runner-up for the most affordable crossover SUV would be the 2022
Kia EV6
with a cost of $42,115 for the base Light model which does not include the $1,255 destination fee. 
The next step up is a single motor vehicle with Wind trim that costs $48,225, if you want another motor to make it all-wheel drive that’ll cost an additional $3,900. 
The most expensive of the Kia EV6 trims is the GT-Line which is $52,355 not including the $3,700 to make it all-wheel drive. Along with Volkswagen, Kia electric vehicles still qualify for the $7,500 federal tax credit.
 Depending on which car and options you pick the battery size will vary which affects your horsepower and range. 
The Kia EV6 Light model comes with a 58-kwh battery pack and rear-wheel drive, however, you can get the 77.4-kwh battery with the rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. 
The 58-kwh battery comes with a motor that will give you 167 hp, 117 mpge, and a range of 232 miles. The 77.4-kwh battery gets 225 hp, 117 mpge, and a range of 310 miles for rear-wheel drive, but if you get all-wheel drive you’ll get 320 hp, 105 mpge and a range of 274 miles. 
With a level 2 charger you can get a full charge within 7-8.5 hours depending on whether the ca is RWD or AWD. At a rapid charging station, no matter the battery size, you can get from 0-80% charge in approximately 18 minutes.

Choosing the right insurance for your EV

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