Top 5 Luxury Electric SUVs 

We take a look at some of the most luxurious EV SUVs (Sports Utility Vehicles) on (or soon to be on) the market.

Perfect for families, or individuals and couples who need that extra bit of storage space and comfort in their everyday driving.

Jaguar I-Pace

Range: 298 Miles
Price: £65,195 - £74,395

Hot off the heels of Jaguar’s announcement that all their cars will be electric by 2025, the I-Pace is Jaguar's first all-electric vehicle and it exceeds all expectations.

The exterior of the Jaguar is built to turn heads. It has a bonnet scoop, and a rear diffuser, which minimizes the amount of drag on the car, making it possible to eke out every last bit of the battery.

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The interior is where the I-Pace sets itself apart from its competitors. 

The cabin is very spacious, with plenty of hidden room to store your essentials. The seats are fully customizable with options to improve lumbar and headrest support. The I-Pace comes with either sports or performance seats based on preference. 

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To add to the luxury there are an array of features to keep you comfortable on the go. The I-Pace has Cabin Pre-Conditioning, which allows you to preheat the cabin to your preferred temperature through the Jaguar Remote App.

It also boasts a PM.25 filter, which filters out harmful dust and air particulates improving the well-being of the driver and passengers. 

Performance-wise, the I-Pace lives up to its sporty looks. It has two electric motors, one in the front and the other in the back, churning out 400hp. This gives it a 0-60 acceleration time of just 4.8 seconds. Quicker than most sports cars! 

In addition to its speed, it has an impressive range of 298 miles. Using a 50kW charger, you will be able to add 168 miles in about 60 minutes of charging. On a regular 3-pin, a full charge may take days. 

Pros

  • A very spacious, practical, and plush interior
  • The dual-motor system and speeds add to a great driving experience

Cons

  • More expensive than its competitors
  • Three screens instead of one long one, occasionally susceptible to glare
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Mercedes EQC

Range: 255 miles
Price: £65,720

The German automaker is shifting its focus to electric powertrains and the Mercedes EQC is one of the first all-electric SUVs it's introducing. The Mercedes EQC doesn’t resort to over-the-top futuristic design. Instead, it channels the classic Mercedes SUV design.

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The interior doesn’t stray too far from the classic Mercedes SUV design either, but it still possesses some unique features. The EQCs interior is lit up with integrated light strips across the doors, dashboard and trimmings. It has over 64 different color options and light animations. The most extraordinary feature is its mini-sunrise functionality, which will mimic a sunrise during your road trip. 

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The EQC also boasts a very clear and intuitive 10.25” infotainment system, with a built-in voice command feature, which is less distracting while driving. Just say “Hey Mercedes” and voice a command (call, change the radio station, set destination, etc). 

In terms of performance, the EQC is middle of the pack. It has an official range of 255 miles and it will charge from 0-80% in 75 minutes using a 50kW charger. The EQC also has plenty of driving assists (speed adjustment, steering, active lane-keeping assist, and more), which is great for longer trips. 

Pros

  • Very intuitive system and the voice command feature is a game-changer
  • Absorbs bumps and rocks very well, enjoyable driving experience

Cons

  • Boot space is not as spacious as its competitors
  • Other electric SUVs have a greater range
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Audi E-tron

Range: 240 miles
Price: £87,985

The Audi e-tron S Sportback is the top-spec version of the e-tron SUV, and it does not disappoint. The Audi e-tron S Sportback is one of Audi’s more futuristic models, while still remaining true to the Audi SUV shell. It is difficult to tell this EV apart from its ICE counterparts, however, once you take a closer look, you’ll realize this EV is incredibly impressive. 

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The interior fits the Audi bill, with metallic finishes and leather trimmings allowing for both comfort and prestige. The e-tron Sportback is kitted out with valcona leather, interior LED lighting, remote preconditioning, and 3 high-resolution infotainment screens. 

It is also very spacious, allowing 5 adults to be seated comfortably, with plenty of luggage space in the boot to spare. 

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From a performance perspective, it is comparable to the EQC. With 402hp it can accelerate from 0-60 in around 5.7 seconds. The range tops out at around 250 miles, which is slightly less than the EQC and Jaguar I-Pace. In terms of charging, a standard 7kW charger will take around 9 hours, but if you find a 150kW charger, then it will only take 30mins to get to 80% charge from 0%. 

One of the coolest, but arguably the most unnecessary features, is that you can order the e-tron without door mirrors. These will be replaced with small cameras, which will project their images onto the screens in the car. 

Pros

  • The spacious and comfortable cabin
  • Quick charging time
  • Door mirrors optional

Cons

  • Range
  • The size, weight distribution, and high suspension cause it to occasionally feel unsteady
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Tesla Model Y

Range: 298 - 314 miles 
Price: $51,000 - $61,000

Tesla has long been the pioneer of electric vehicles, and the Model Y is another example of Tesla’s EV know-how. The Tesla Model Y was designed with safety in mind. Its large crumple zones, rigid structure, and low center of gravity provide you with safety none of its competitors can. Its exterior is not incredibly flashy (in terms of a Tesla), however, it still has that futuristic Tesla look. 

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The Model Y interior borrows a lot from the Model 3, with some slight modifications. It can fit up to 7 adults with some room to spare for luggage. If you’re not carrying that many passengers, each row can flip down to allow maximum flexibility and storage capacity. 

The 15” infotainment screen in the center of the car serves as the main control system for most functions within the car. This allows the Model Y to be virtually buttonless on the inside. The infotainment system also comes with Netflix, Hulu, and the option to play video games, which is perfect for killing time while waiting for the battery to charge. 

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The Model Y is available in two packages. Performance and Long-range. The performance model has a range of 298 miles and can accelerate from 0-60 in 3.5 seconds. The Long-range has a range of 314 miles and can accelerate from 0-60 in 4.8 seconds. Both models benefit from a dual-motor All-Wheel drive set-up. It can also charge 168 miles in 15 minutes using Tesla superchargers. Not bad!

Pros

  • Range
  • 15” infotainment system with added features
  • Panoramic sky roof

Cons

  • Not a major upgrade from the Model 3
  • The higher center of gravity compared to other Teslas creates less reactive handling
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BMW iX

Range: 300 miles 
Price: $60,000 - $80,000

Last, but certainly not least we are taking a look at BMW’s newest electric flagship SUV. The iX is BMW's entry into the mid-size SUV range, making it the OEMs largest fully electric car. The outside resembles the X5, X6, and X7 all in one, with some design changes to make it fit the EV bill. The iX was built to be aerodynamically efficient to maximize range, and the large grill in the front acts as an intelligence panel, with built-in cameras and sensors to aid the driver. 

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The interior was designed to maximize space. The iX can fit 5 adults comfortably with space for luggage and storage too. The interior is more minimalist than its counterparts, however, it still boasts a 12.3” infotainment driver display and a 14.9” control display in the middle of the dashboard. It is decked out with Bowers & Wilkins speakers and has LED interior lighting. 

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The iX has 496hp coursing through two electric motors. Its 0-60 time is around 5 seconds and its range is predicted to be around 300 miles. The final specs are to be announced closer to its release date (2022). In terms of charging, the iX can charge from 10%-80% in less than 40 minutes using a 200kW charger. A more common 7kW wallbox charger will take roughly 11 hours. 

Pros

Cons

  • Only available in the US from 2022
  • Not the quickest SUV on the market
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