CARS.COM PUBLISHES ITS “TOP PICKS” FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES FOR 2022
Since 2021, EV searches have doubled on Cars.com, resulting in a new EV buying guide and “top picks” to help EV-curious consumers find the electric car that fits their lifestyle
CHICAGO, March 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — cars.com™ (NYSE: CARS), the marketplace for auto purchases, announces its today 2022 “Top Picks” for Electric Vehicles. In conjunction with the company’s new ones Electric Vehicle Buying Guide. Cars.com experts examined the price, range, comfort and features of more than 30 EV models available for sale in the first quarter of 2022 to find the top picks for value, families, luxury and commuters to determine.
“We’ve been sharing EV news and research since we tested our first Nissan Leaf over a decade ago,” he says Jennie Neumann, Cars.com Editor-in-Chief. “As consumer interest in EVs grows due to rising gas prices and other current events, we know buyers have questions about what EV options are available, how much they cost, what the ownership experience is, and more. Our 2022 EV Buying Guide and Top Picks will help buyers answer these questions and cut through the noise to find the right EV for their lifestyle.”
Cars.com’s 2022 Top EV Picks, found in the Cars.com EV Buying Guide, are:
Value – 2022 Volkswagen ID.4: The Volkswagen ID.4 is a compact SUV that offers a lot of electric car for the money. The average entry price for electric vehicles is $60,000what the ID.4 with a starting price of $41,669 (all prices including destination) and a powerful array of standard features such as LED headlights, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a 10-inch touchscreen navigation system, wireless device charging, Volkswagen’s suite of active safety and driver assistance features, and wireless Apple CarPay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. New ID.4 owners also get three years of unlimited 30-minute DC fast charges on Electrify America chargers at no additional cost.
Families — 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5: The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a compact SUV with an extra spacious interior that gives parents the flexibility to carry all the necessary items on short and long journeys with children. Starts at $44,895, the Ioniq 5 has a large rear seat that slides fore and aft – giving owners plenty of cargo space – and the top trim level spoils parents with built-in sun visors and a retractable sun visor for the panoramic moonroof. The Ioniq 5’s relaxed, confident drive on motorways stands out as many electric vehicles exhibit a quirky ride quality, putting it almost on par with many traditional gas-powered family SUVs.
Luxury — 2022 Clear air: The first offering from the upstart Lucid, the 2022 Air is simply a next level EV and a game changer for the market. With a base price of $170,000, the currently sold-out Air Dream Edition offers a staggering amount of cargo space, a multimedia system that’s more responsive and easier to use than Tesla’s, an incredibly slippery yet deadly sexy design, and an interior that rivals luxury brand benchmarks for opulence and finish. The Air also handles some of the world’s most powerful sport sedans, offering mind-blowing acceleration while managing to deliver a smooth, comfortable ride.
Commuter – 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV: With an EPA-estimated 259 miles, the four-door, front-wheel drive Bolt EV hatchback comes with a starting price of $32,495 and has more than enough range for the daily commute; The longer, higher-sitting Bolt EUV SUV offers more rear-seat legroom, achieves an EPA-estimated range of 247 miles, and starts at $34,495. Both Bolts are fast, fun to ride and compact enough for congested city streets and parking lots, yet comfortable. While the Bolts were recently recalled, further problems for this established model are unlikely.
CARS is the leading automotive marketplace platform, offering a robust set of digital solutions that connect car buyers with sellers. Launched in 1998 with the flagship marketplace Cars. com and headquarters in Chicagothe company provides buyers with the data, resources and digital tools they need to make informed purchasing decisions and connect seamlessly with automotive dealerships. In a rapidly changing market, CARS enables dealers and OEMs with innovative technical solutions and data-driven intelligence to better reach and influence in-market buyers, increase inventory turns and gain market share.
In addition to Cars.com, CARS brands include Dealer Inspire, a technology provider developing solutions that future-proof dealerships with more efficient operations and connected digital experiences; FUEL, which gives dealers and OEMs the ability to harness the untapped power of digital video by leveraging Cars.com’s pure audience of in-market car buyers; DealerRater, a leading platform for car dealership reviews and reputation management; Automotive fintech platform CreditIQ and Accu-Trade a vehicle rating and rating technology.
The full suite of CARS properties includes Cars.com™, inspire traders®, FUEL™, DealerRater®, CreditIQ™, Accu-Trade.com™, Auto.com™, PickupTrucks.com™ and NewCars.com®. For more information visit www.autos.com.
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