Searches for EVs have doubled on Cars.com since 2021, featuring a new EV buying guide and “Top Picks” to help curious EV consumers find the electric car that fits their lifestyle
CHICAGO, March 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Cars.com™ (NYSE: CARS), the car-shopping marketplace, today unveils its 2022 “Top Picks” for electric vehicles. In collaboration with the new EV Buying Guide. Cars.com experts reviewed the price, lineup, comfort and features of more than 30 electric vehicle models on sale in the first quarter of 2022 to determine the best picks for value, families, luxury and convenience. commuters.
“We’ve been sharing electric vehicle news and research since we reviewed our first Nissan Leaf over a decade ago,” says Jenni Newman, editor of Cars.com. “As consumer interest in electric vehicles increases due to rising gas prices and other current events, we know buyers have questions about the electric vehicle options available, their cost, ownership experience and more. Our 2022 Electric Vehicle Buying Guide and Top Picks help buyers answer these questions and cut through the noise to find the right electric vehicle for their lifestyle.”
Cars.com’s top 2022 electric vehicle picks, which can be found in the Cars.com electric vehicle buyer’s guide, are:
- Value — 2022 Volkswagen ID.4: The Volkswagen ID.4 is a compact SUV that offers a lot of electric driving for its money. The average starting price of electric vehicles is $60,000giving the ID.4 a head start with a starting price of $41,669 (all prices include destination) and a powerful set of standard features such as LED headlights, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, 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-charging sessions on Electrify America chargers at no additional cost.
- Families — 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5: The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is a compact SUV with a very spacious interior, giving parents the flexibility to carry all the necessary items when traveling short and long distances with children. From $44,895, the Ioniq 5 comes with a large rear bench seat that slides fore and aft – giving owners plenty of space in the cargo area – and the top trim level pampers parents with bumpers. integrated sunshades and a retractable sunshade for its panoramic sunroof. The Ioniq 5’s relaxed, composed drive on the highways stands out, as many EVs have a quirky ride quality, giving it a par with many traditional gas-powered family SUVs.
- Luxury — Lucid Air 2022: Lucid’s first offering, the 2022 Air, is simply a next-level electric vehicle and a game-changer for the market. With a base price of $170,000, the currently sold-out Air Dream Edition offers an impressive amount of cargo space, a more responsive and easier-to-use infotainment system than Tesla’s, incredibly slick and still sexy styling, and an interior that rivals the benchmarks. luxury brands in opulence and finish. The Air also handles as well as some of the most powerful sports sedans in the world and offers breathtaking acceleration while still managing to deliver a quiet and comfortable ride.
- Commuters – 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV and Bolt EUV: With an EPA-estimated 259 miles, the front-drive Bolt EV four-door sedan comes with a starting price of $32,495 and has more than enough autonomy for daily trips; the longer and taller Bolt EUV SUV offers more rear legroom, achieves an EPA-estimated range of 247 miles and starts to $34,495. Both Bolts are fast, fun to ride, and compact enough for busy streets and city parking lots, yet comfortable. Although the Bolts are coming out of a recent recall, further issues are unlikely for this established model.
CARS is the leading automotive marketplace platform that provides a robust set of digital solutions that connect car buyers with sellers. Launched in 1998 with the flagship marketplace Cars.com and whose head office is at Chicago, the company provides buyers with the data, resources and digital tools needed to make informed purchasing decisions and connect seamlessly with automotive retailers. In a rapidly changing market, CARS empowers dealers and OEMs with innovative technical solutions and data-driven intelligence to better reach and influence ready-to-buy buyers, increase inventory turns and gain market share. Marlet.
In addition to Cars.com, CARS brands include Dealer Inspire, a technology provider that creates solutions that prepare dealers for the future 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 tapping into the pure audience of car buyers in the Cars.com marketplace; DealerRater, a leading automotive dealership rating and reputation management platform; automotive fintech platform CreditIQ and Accu-Trade a vehicle appraisal and appraisal technology.
The full range of CARS properties includes Cars.com™, Dealer Inspire®, FUEL™, DealerRater®, CreditIQ™, Accu-Trade.com™, Auto.com™, PickupTrucks.com™ and NewCars.com®. For more information, visit www.Cars.com.
SOURCE Cars.com Inc.