Best Electric Cars for 2019 & 2020 ― Top-Rated EV Cars and SUVs

We’re rounding up the best electric cars and SUVs that have undergone our extensive hands-on testing. Elana Scherr and Will Kaufman run down what makes these EV cars worth your attention. Whether you’re new to the electric vehicle space or you’re an EV owner looking to upgrade, Edmunds has the ratings and reviews you need to pick the right EV for you and the tools to make sure you get the best deal.

Today’s best EVs make a compelling pitch to commuters: They’re practical, easy to drive, inexpensive to run, and packed with technology. To simplify your search, we’ve put together a list of the best electric cars on the market right now. The electric-car segment keeps growing, and buyers have more choices than ever. Our list of the best EV cars will help you find the car that’s right for you.

Best Electric Cars & SUVs for 2019-2020

2019 Hyundai Kona Electric 1:24
The Kona Electric offers an impressive 258 miles of range, an attractive interior and a long list of tech and safety features.

2019 Chevrolet Bolt EV 2:25
The Bolt leapfrogged the EV competition with its 238-mile range, quick acceleration and approachable price.

2019 Volkswagen e-Golf 3:32
The e-Golf drives well, has lots of room for people and cargo, and now offers 125 miles of range, which is plenty for how most people use their EVs.

2019 Nissan Leaf 4:37
The Leaf’s much longer range — between 150 and 226 miles — and snappier acceleration are its most substantial enhancements.

2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric 5:49
The Ioniq is a tremendous value for an electric car, both in terms of cost of entry and efficiency.

2019 Tesla Model 3 8:36
The Model 3 has a unique design, an innovative user interface and impressive performance to make it a top scorer in our testing.

2019 Tesla Model S 6:45
The all-electric Tesla Model S offers exceptional performance, range and utility. It proves that EVs can be both eco-conscious and aspirational.

2019 Tesla Model X 9:49
The Model X is an unusual all-electric SUV. Its range, punchy acceleration and quiet disposition are highlights, but its gullwing doors and compromised interior packaging give us pause.

2020 Jaguar I-Pace 9:32
The I-Pace is an impressive machine that exudes style, poise, comfort and technical sophistication. This all-wheel-drive electric SUV delivers great range and good utility.

2019 BMW i3 7:37
While its 114-mile range doesn’t make it the champion among EVs, the i3 does offer nimble handling, efficient packaging and a premium interior.

2020 Volkswagen ID 10:43
The ID.3 is Volkswagen’s first production EV on its new MEB platform, and it’s the first step in the VW Group’s plan to churn out 10 million EVs over the next 10 years.

Ford EV F-150 10:45
The only thing we know for sure is that Ford is working on an electric F-150. Marketing videos have shown a prototype version towing a train in a stunt.

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC 10:51
The EQC is the first all-electric vehicle in the brand’s battery-powered blitz, and it kicks off Mercedes’ new electrified EQ subbrand.

2019 Audi e-tron 10:56
The 2019 Audi e-tron benefits from acceleration that is smooth, silent and swift. On top of that, the e-tron presents important advantages such as a large cargo area and a refined interior.

2020 Porsche Taycan 11:06
The Taycan is the brand’s first electric car. We expect this high-performance EV to have a max range somewhere between 250 and 300 miles and performance that’s worthy of the Porsche crest.

Tesla Model Y 11:28
The Model Y entices with a relatively affordable starting price, a range of 200-plus miles, and the ability to tap into Tesla’s expanding Supercharger network.

Tesla Roadster 11:30
Expectations are high for the Tesla Roadster since Musk has claimed it will do 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds and the quarter-mile in less than 9 seconds, making it the quickest production car in the world.

Tesla Truck 11:32
Not many facts about the Tesla pickup are known. In the past, Musk has expressed a desire to compete with the best-selling light trucks on the market.

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30 Replies to “Best Electric Cars for 2019 & 2020 ― Top-Rated EV Cars and SUVs”

  1. cxgnfgn fdnfdhn

    Kona or bolt for ~37…
    So if I buy a Santa Fe (twice bigger car, for 25 (that's what they gave me, when I was in the dealership)… And driving 10k miles a year, and let's assume gas prices will double soon…
    It's about 1500 dollars a year (more realistic is a 1000, but let's assume the worst!).
    And let's imagine that the electricity is FREE!!!
    So I need about 10 YEARS to pay off the price difference? (More realistically: 15 years).
    And driving a smaller car all these years…

    If you are a mad Greta turnberng, and someone else is paying for you yeah why not…
    If you are an average person: don't see why would you buy such cars…

  2. Hyphen 8d

    For everyone saying buy Tesla, the company is shady as hell tbh. Elon shuts down every negative press review, there are huge Quality Control issues, with someone buying a brand new Tesla, and having the roof fall and shatter on the drive home. Not to mention the anti-consumer practices on Tesla. Please do your research into Tesla, and reconsider.

  3. Jonathon Furman

    Shame on you and all the automotive magazines and reviewers who accept the crappy range and excessively high prices that major automakers are attaching to baseline EVs. Of course shame on the automakers as well, however, there isn’t enough pressure on the automakers to make an affordable EV. Every automaker is going to lose to Tesla for many reasons including their unwillingness to take the ev market or Tesla seriously. At the end of the day, these automakers aren’t interested in making a quality product, or be anywhere near the realm of “green”. They will only do the bare minimum and they will have their day of reckoning when the ev car makers of the world put these dinosaurs out of business. Good-bye Ford, Chevy, GM, Toyota, Honda, BMW, VW, et al.

  4. Toortog

    Been interested in EV and doing some research and the darkside I see is how long they take to charge and where to charge. Also can all EV's charge faster on 220v. So wish reviews of EV's would include charge time data.

    Big problem for EV's growth is people living in apartments or similar situation no way to charge their cars. Cities have some charging stations but are only 110v so slow charge and many only have two charging stations.

    So EV idea is great, but still a lot of hurdles to overcome before mass adoption by the public. Which I would say is a race with Cars As A Service then charging is no longer an issue for the passenger.

  5. Zaphods BlueCar

    Sorry, but a Model S isn't a luxury car – not in the same league as the Europeans at least… 

    Jaguar have had a major software upgrade, greatly increasing the range… And I find your comment of Jaguar having "relative inexperience with EV technology" laughable frankly – they're in Formula-e (where's Tesla?), run I-Pace championship and the car has won more international awards than any other EV – by a long way.

  6. bwilson4web

    The latest EPA update this week, the Tesla Model Standard Range Plus has the top efficiency rating. It also has a 250 mi EV range. My March 2019 Model 3 got an update that gives a peak, DC charge rate of 170 kW and added 5% peak power.

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