Best Electric Cars

Electric cars derive their primary source of propulsion from batteries and motors. Some only use those power sources, while others augment their electric systems with internal-combustion engines that supply additional power and recharge batteries.
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2018 Chrysler Pacifica
2018 Chrysler Pacifica
MSRP From: $26,995
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8.3
Expert Rating
“The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica continues to be one of our top-rated vehicles, thanks to excellent safety, flexibility, utility, and features.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
8 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
9 / 10
Features
10 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
2
2018 Chevrolet Volt
2018 Chevrolet Volt
MSRP From: $33,220
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7.7
Expert Rating
“The 2018 Chevrolet Volt is an accomplished and refined extended-range electric car that makes an ideal everyday commuter.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
6 / 10
Safety
9 / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
10 / 10
3
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
MSRP From: $36,620
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7.4
Expert Rating
“The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV could become the first mainstream electric car, with a 238-mile range and a base price in the high $30,000s before incentives.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
6 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
N/A
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
10 / 10
4
2017 Kia Soul EV
2017 Kia Soul EV
MSRP From: $32,250
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7.2
Expert Rating
“The 2017 Kia Soul EV offers more space for people and cargo than many other small battery-electric cars, but you can only buy it in limited regions and it's no longer top of the non-Tesla range list.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
8 / 10
Performance
5 / 10
Safety
N/A
Features
6 / 10
Fuel Economy
10 / 10
5
2018 BMW 3-Series
2018 BMW 3-Series
MSRP From: $34,900
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6.7
Expert Rating
“The 2018 BMW 3-Series makes its strongest case in performance for luxury compact buyers’ attentions.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
6 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
7 / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
7 / 10
6
2018 MINI Cooper Countryman
2018 Mini Countryman
MSRP From: $26,600
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6.6
Expert Rating
“The 2018 Mini Countryman has a new plug-in hybrid system but the mission is the same: Big Mini crossover with a bigger audience.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
5 / 10
Safety
N/A
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
7 / 10
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2017 BMW i3
2017 BMW i3
MSRP From: $42,400
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6.6
Expert Rating
“The BMW i3 is a technological and stylistic tour de force—yet like any technology, it's nearing its sell-by date.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
6 / 10
Performance
6 / 10
Safety
N/A
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
10 / 10
8
2018 Ford Focus
2018 Ford Focus
MSRP From: $17,860
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6.3
Expert Rating
“The 2018 Ford Focus is irony on wheels: it comes in a dizzying range of models, of which the SEL and ST are our picks.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
5 / 10
Performance
6 / 10
Safety
6 / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
8 / 10
9
2017 FIAT 500e
2017 Fiat 500e
MSRP From: $32,995
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6.2
Expert Rating
“If you can live with a real-world range of 80 miles, the 2017 Fiat 500e is probably the best 500 minicar.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
6 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
4 / 10
Features
6 / 10
Fuel Economy
10 / 10
10
2017 Nissan Leaf
2017 Nissan Leaf
MSRP From: $30,680
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5.8
Expert Rating
“Eclipsed by the Chevrolet Bolt EV's 200-mile-plus range, the Nissan Leaf is best enjoyed with the substantial discounts dealers are eager to offer.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
4 / 10
Performance
6 / 10
Safety
3 / 10
Features
6 / 10
Fuel Economy
10 / 10
10
2017 Toyota Prius Prime
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Premium
MSRP From: $27,100
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5.8
Expert Rating
“The 2017 Toyota Prius Prime is a decent electric car for 20 to 25 miles, and then a very efficient Prius after that, and it's aggressively priced to boot.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
3 / 10
Performance
4 / 10
Safety
N/A
Features
6 / 10
Fuel Economy
10 / 10
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2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
MSRP From: $22,995
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3.8
Expert Rating
“While the 2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV is okay around town and holds four adults, its low price tag doesn't make up for inadequate range, marginal acceleration, and a dated interior.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
1 / 10
Performance
2 / 10
Safety
N/A
Features
2 / 10
Fuel Economy
10 / 10
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