Top 10 All-Wheel Drive Electric Cars of 2024
The next generation of electric vehicles impress with longer-range charges, dual-motor capabilities and some incredible horsepower.
Electric cars are the fastest-growing segment of the automotive industry today. The U.S. Energy Information Administration reports that 16% of new cars were hybrids, plug-in hybrids or electric vehicles. In fact, there are currently more than 50 EV models by some two dozen manufacturers on the market for consumers to choose from.
But there aren’t just more electric vehicles on the road. EV battery technology continues to progress, allowing for longer battery ranges and faster charging times. EVs can now better compete with gasoline-powered cars when it comes to performance with the addition of dual-motors and all-wheel drive (AWD) capabilities in many models.
The Best Electric AWD Vehicles of 2024
Electric cars led the way in 2023. And their future continues to look bright, with even more advancements in technology on the horizon and more choices for the consumer. Below, we highlight some of the coolest models to hit the market in the coming year.
1. Kia EV6
With sleek design, a spacious interior and some of the most impressive specs in its class, the Kia EV6 is one of the best electric SUVs on the market. Starting at $51,000 for its AWD models, the dual-motor GT impresses with 576 horsepower. More impressive, though, is the model’s pickup and ability to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.2 seconds.
2. Ford Mustang Mach-E
Banking on its connection to the storied 50-year-old model, the Ford Mustang Mach E is a top-notch electric SUV that’s quick, powerful and a good-looking family car. In a nod to its muscle car brethren, its dual-motor, all-wheel-drive GT and GT Performance Edition trims (starting at $62,000) are turbo-charged on performance, possessing 480 horsepower and 634 pound-feet of torque.
3. Hyundai IONIQ 6
Named Car and Driver’s 2023 EV of the Year, the Hyundai IONIQ 6 offers car buyers all the bells and whistles you’d want in an electric vehicle at an attractive price point. While its rear-wheel-drive SE Long Range trim (starting at $47,000) provides a class best 361 miles of driving range, its all-wheel-drive SEL and Limited models offer quicker acceleration and greater handling that make the Hyundai IONIQ 6 both a practical and powerful choice for your everyday EV.
4. Tesla Model Y
One of the first fully electric crossovers to hit the market in 2020, the Tesla Model Y (starting at $52,000) remains one of the leaders in its class for its spacious and comfortable interior, solid driving range, plenty of power and all the technology upgrades that Tesla is known for.
5. Porsche Taycan
The Porsche Taycan is the German automaker’s first foray into electric vehicles, and it doesn’t disappoint. The luxury sports car EV (starting at an MSRP of $113,350) has rocket-ship fast acceleration, reaching 60 mph in a blistering 2.6 seconds, while maintaining Porsche’s signature low-profile driving position, precise steering and maneuverability.
6. Subaru Solterra
Subaru loyalists are cheering the brand’s first fully EV, providing an EPA-estimated 222 miles of driving range and 215 horsepower, in 2023. Outdoor enthusiasts will especially love the 2024 Subaru Solterra’s four driving modes, which help drivers in slippery conditions and uneven terrain, and its 8.3 inches of ground clearance, which is perfect for off-roading.
7. BMW iX
The BMW iX is a luxe ride with impressive driving range and a stylish cabin design, making it a fashionable choice in the luxury SUV EV market. But this opulent EV with a starting price tag of $88,0000 isn’t all looks. One of the coolest tech upgrades for Its 2024 model will update the Parking Assistant Professional feature to allow for parking remotely via a smartphone app.
8. Nissan Ariya
At a base price of $45,000, the Nissan Ariya is an economical choice for EV SUVs with its 304 miles of driving range. But don’t overlook its top-of-the-line e-4ORCE Platinum+ trim with its AWD capability and acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in 5 seconds.
9. Audi Q8 e-tron
With an updated grille, redesigned lighting elements and restyled wheels in 2024, the Audi Q8 e-tron provides the grand, tech-driven driving experience that Audi drivers have come to expect. Starting at $75,595, the dual-motor all-wheel drive of the base and its sportier Q8 e-tron Sportback trims provide 402 horsepower.
10. Tesla Model 3
A welcome refresh for the Tesla Model 3 (starting price of $42,000) in 2024 creates a more attractive front end and updated standard features that make this model a more versatile, upscale EV. Additionally, Tesla has said the interior will include better quality materials and sound-canceling glass to cancel out road noise.
And then, of course, there’s the signature Tesla Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system, which comes standard in Model 3s and enables your car to steer, accelerate and brake automatically within its lane.