Here are the top 5 electric SUVs you should buy instead of a Tesla Model X.
There is no doubt that the Tesla Model X is an incredible choice for an EV and it is expensive too, coming at over a hefty six-figure price tag. Tesla just took the market over by storm when people didn’t even think that electric cars really have a future. It looks far from imagination how Tesla is dominating the auto industry in just a short period of time. Many say it’s just a bit of luck but we say that it’s not a one-man’s job. Even Tesla CEO Elon Musk says this. Tesla is like no other company. It has broken mostly every fundamental how the business has run for the better part of a century now.
Tesla offers its four cars, the entry-level Tesla Model 3, Model Y, and the flagships such as the Model S Plaid and the Model X Plaid. All Tesla cars are built with a minimalistic approach and the tech inside is still unmatched. The rivals are still catching up on what Tesla has to offer. But this time around it’s no more a thing. Many companies have improved on their tech, some even offer even a far better product than Tesla. So here are the 10 best alternatives you could buy instead of a Tesla.
5. Kia EV6
Many would argue that the Kia EV6 fits the checkpoints of being called an SUV. But it is a very good car. And let me clarify that first, Kia EV6 is a crossover-type SUV. With a blend of a sporty-looking design and Kia’s new platform which is made for only electric vehicles. It sports a unique new look with a new front and rear which in some sense will remind you of the Aston Martin DBX. It features a single or a dual motor design that delivers upto 570 horsepower. It has a range of 310 miles. It starts at a price of $40,000.
4. Mercedes-Benz EQC
The Mercedes-Benz EQC is for the people who still want the best-in-class driving experience but want more luxury and comfort. With a power output of over 400 horsepower, the EQC just glides on the roads. With its active suspension setup, it offers a more pleasurable experience. And with an electric driving range of 250 miles, this Mercedes electric SUV can really make you forget the range anxiety and will let you cruise down the highways. The EQC starts a $68,000.
3. Audi E-Tron S
Coming as the first of Audi a sub-brand E-Tron, the new Audi E-Tron S is a spec bump version of the regular Audi E-Tron. It is the most powerful SUV that the brand makes. It has a triple-electric motor design that makes 500 hp and 720 lb-ft of torque. It offers a 95 kWh battery, but a lower driving range of just 208 miles. To top that off it supports the company’s DC fast charging tech that charges the car from 5% to 80% in just 30 minutes. It starts at a price of over $85,000.
2. Rivian R1S
If there is one brand that created the buzz of the year, it was Rivian. An electric startup backed by Ford itself had been making headlines over its electric pickup truck, the Rivian R1T. Besides that Rivian had also introduced its all-electric SUV alongside the R1T. It is the Rivian R1S, the brand’s second product, and first SUV. Apart from the few design elements, the R1S looks identical to the R1T. The Launch Edition has already been sold out. Rivian offers the same quad-motor design as the R1T, which makes up to 855 horsepower. It also offers the base model with a dual-motor design that makes over 600 hp. The price of the Rivian R1S starts from over $70,000. Even with the top-spec quad-motor setup, the Rivian SUV is still way cheaper than a Tesla Model S by costing over $90,000.
1. BMW iX
Like every manufacturer, BMW is pushing really hard on building the best electric vehicle. Their all-new BMW iX SUV has really changed the game in the luxury electric SUV segment. With neat and stylish new bold looks, the iX has been built from the ground up. It focuses on the best of what the brand is known for – making best-in-class cars in terms of luxury and performance. With upto 610 hp and 811 lb-ft of torque, the BMW iX comes in three variants. The top-spec offers a driving range of over 370 miles. It still is nowhere near the Tesla Model X’s 670 hp power. But the BMW has a plus point in terms of the appeal and the build which the brand is known for. The new iX started from $83,000.
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