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 Hybrid
2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
MSRP From: $39,995
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8.3
Expert Rating
“The 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is a winner, combining our favorite minivan with a fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid powertrain and useful 33-mile electric range” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
8 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
8 / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
10 / 10
2
2018 Chevrolet Volt
2018 Chevrolet Volt
MSRP From: $33,220
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7.5
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
8 / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
10 / 10
2
2018 Volvo XC60
2018 Volvo XC60 T8
MSRP From: $41,500
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7.5
Expert Rating
“With the new 2018 XC60, Volvo has cached all the XC90’s good data, and trimmed some fat from its code.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
8 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
7 / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
6 / 10
4
2018 Kia Soul EV
2018 Kia Soul EV
MSRP From: $32,250
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7.4
Expert Rating
“The 2018 Kia Soul EV is the kind of electric vehicle we like to see. It’s fun, capable, and inconspicuous. We just wish it were easier to find at dealers.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
8 / 10
Performance
5 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
10 / 10
5
2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid (plug-in hybrid version)
MSRP From: $26,000
7.3
Expert Rating
“The very pragmatic 2017 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid maintains all the virtues of conventional versions, plus high fuel economy, but stays a decent value for money in its sub-segment. The plug-in hybrid model delivers surprisingly decent performance and a way to go (somewhat) electric without range anxiety.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
6 / 10
Performance
6 / 10
Safety
8 / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
9 / 10
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2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV
2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV
MSRP From: $36,620
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7.2
Expert Rating
“The 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV remains the only affordable, available electric car that offers more than 200 miles of range.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
6 / 10
Performance
7 / 10
Safety
6 / 10
Features
8 / 10
Fuel Economy
10 / 10
7
2018 Nissan Leaf
2018 Nissan Leaf
MSRP From: $29,990
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7.0
Expert Rating
“The 2018 Nissan Leaf is improved in every way over its aged predecessor: it’s better-looking, nicer inside, and has more power and battery range, at a relatively affordable price.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
7 / 10
Performance
6 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
6 / 10
Fuel Economy
10 / 10
8
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
9
2018 BMW i3
2018 BMW i3s
MSRP From: $44,450
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6.6
Expert Rating
“The BMW i3 is a wonder of technology, but it's already been surpasses by EVs with longer range.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
6 / 10
Performance
6 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
10 / 10
9
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 / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
7 / 10
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2017 Volkswagen e-Golf
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf
MSRP From: $30,495
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6.4
Expert Rating
“The 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf is a Golf that happens to run only on electricity, but its range is now sub-par.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
5 / 10
Performance
5 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
5 / 10
Fuel Economy
10 / 10
12
2018 Ford Focus
2018 Ford Focus RS Limited Edition
MSRP From: $17,950
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6.2
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
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
8 / 10
12
2018 Toyota Prius
2018 Toyota Prius
MSRP From: $23,475
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6.2
Expert Rating
“The 2018 Toyota Prius wins our minds with its fuel-efficiency and low running costs. Our hearts are a different story.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
3 / 10
Performance
3 / 10
Safety
8 / 10
Features
7 / 10
Fuel Economy
9 / 10
14
2018 FIAT 500e
2018 Fiat 500e
MSRP From: $32,995
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5.8
Expert Rating
“The 2018 Fiat 500e is a fashionable way to drive an all-electric vehicle, but its comparatively short battery range and limited availability undermines its broader appeal.” Read Full Expert Review »
Styling
6 / 10
Performance
5 / 10
Safety
N/A / 10
Features
5 / 10
Fuel Economy
10 / 10
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2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
2017 Mitsubishi i-MiEV
MSRP From: $22,995
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 / 10
Features
2 / 10
Fuel Economy
10 / 10
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