Josh is looking for a replacement for his twelve year old Hyundai Genesis. However, it’s an old car that gets 22 mpg with higher fuel prices, and he wants to replace it with something electric. What car should he buy?
(Welcome back What car should you buy? Where we give real people real advice on buying cars. )
This is the scenario:
I have a 12 year old Hyundai Genesis which I absolutely love. It’s big, comfortable, rear-wheel drive, and has plenty of power from a V6. The car averages 22 mpg, but with gas prices, I’m considering going electric. I mainly use Genesis for commuting two days a week. I own a full-size pickup truck with a V8 and 4WD and use it on snow, transportation, home projects, and towing. This could be a real car in the sense that I don’t need a Swiss Army knife cart. I need a transfer point from A to B. It would be nice if it was a hatchback or a wagon, so the dog has a place to go that is not the passenger compartment. I love it but it sheds. At the moment we always take the truck when we take it anywhere, but it would be nice to have a smaller car for tight parking at lane heads. I want something with some luxury. I offer to drive others, so a comfortable back seat would be nice. I drive once or twice a month to see my in-laws, it’s a round trip of about 100 miles. I can take the truck but it would be nice to use this car to lower gas costs. I am a large guy over 6ft tall and over 250lbs. I can spend up to 60 thousand dollars
Income: WLup to 60 thousand dollars
daily driver: yes
location: Baltimore, MD
Wants: EV, compact yet roomy enough for a big guy.
do not want: something so small
Expert 1: TAbout McParland – Go with what you know
Josh, while the overall auto market is tough, this is a very good time to switch to an EV. There are more offerings in the “midsize” range than ever before and with a $60,000 budget that gives you a fairly nice car. Since you have a good experience with your Hyundai, maybe you should stick with the Korean shows on the way Ionic 5 or Kia EV6. These cars are actually bigger than they look in the pictures, but they aren’t so big that it will be difficult for you to park them. Both cars earned great reviews for their driving experience and feature set. Also, both will qualify for a $7,500 federal tax credit.
Based on my research, the Genesis has about 38 inches of headroom, and the Ioniq5 and EV6 both offer around 37-38 inches of headroom if you can find one without a sunroof.
In terms of which way to go, both cars are basically different flavors of the same thing and you’d really come down to the design you like best. More importantly, it is a question of the dealer who wants to sell one of these electric vehicles without markup. I would encourage you to roll your network out of the Baltimore/DC market because the demand for electric vehicles tends to be very high there. You are more likely to experience lower volume inventory and inflated prices. There is a dealer in New York with a large inventory that is likely to sell at the sticker price.
Expert 2: Rafael Orloff – Best of the rest
Josh, the nice thing about your requirement is an electric car that feels good, powerful, has a lot of range and costs somewhere around $60K.… you can meet these needs by purchasing Literally Any EV.
Seriously, if there was a $60,000 electric car for sale near you, a Mustang Mach E, a Volvo XC40, whatever, they would all do roughly the same job.
I paid them all! It is difficult to make a strong argument for one over the other.
I myself liked the VW ID.4 better than the Not A Tesla crowd. It gives you enough of a feeling that you’re in the car of the future, while for the most part still operating like a normal car. It is convenient, practical and elegant. My only reservation is that it would be foolish to buy a modern Volkswagen, but the nice thing about living in Maryland is that you are close enough to the Volkswagen USA headquarters to drive and throw the tube into the building if anything goes wrong with your car.
Expert 3: Jose Rodriguez Jr. – The cool, quiet and assembled electric car
Josh, yes! I love when readers are ready to succeed Transformation! As Raff pointed out, your standards and budget put you within a comfortable range of many great electric vehicles. The Ionic The one recommended by Tom has an excellent design. Seemingly , the best in the world! The ID.4 It can’t be beat with its unremarkable look, but it’s roomy enough for your passengers and your pup.
I’m biased towards Volvo, so I’ll say give 2022 XC40 Recharge Snapshot.
The XC40 Recharge Starts at $51,700 but it should still be eligible for Federal tax credit. Furthermore, you can drive recharging in the car sharing lane regardless of the passengers in Maryland. You will get a $700 discount for installing a home charger. And recharging (along with other electric vehicles) are exempt from MD state inspections, according to Volvo. No more sweating over cracked windshields or faulty turn signals! Well, you probably won’t have to worry about that anyway.
You probably also won’t have to worry about range because the XC40 has a maximum range of 223 miles which is too fast for a small SUV. It produces 402 horsepower and has all-wheel drive, after all. I think the Recharge is better described as a crossover that rides high. Good try, Volvo. But the good thing is that it contains the design language of all Volvo cars. It’s not flashy. It’s not screaming for a prize by virtue of oAnd electrify her alone. It looks like a fairly ordinary Volvo, which means it looks very good While keeping passengers and good boi Safe.
Expert 4: Elizabeth Blackstock – replace her
Josh, the world is your oyster, and you should take full advantage of the fact that you can roam Which Electric car, you are in a good mood now, but I will suggest something a little less extreme from my colleagues. I will say that you should try the plug-in hybrid, specifically the Toyota RAV4 Prime.
Now, the PHEV isn’t a true electric vehicle, but it’s a great starting point for anyone not entirely convinced that full electric is the way to go yet, and the RAV4 Prime can travel 42 miles before switching to the gas-powered engine. engine. My family has a RAV4 Prime and it generally got us where we needed to go in a day without needing a charge, and it was one of those good vehicles that can seat a few people but can also navigate a parking lot.
Now, the RAV4 Prime is a hot commodity, so it can be a little tricky to find. However, you can choose the most luxurious Lexus car The NX450H+, which is built on the same platform but isn’t highly sought after.
Do you want us to help you find a car? Submit your story in our form.