Because we’re focusing on 2021 SUVs, we can’t ignore the fast-growing and incredibly promising EV sector of the market. This year, we award a prize not only to the best off-road SUV – but also to its most promising electric counterpart.
The Rivian R1S is featured in our roundup of the best electric cars of 2021, but it’s also a powerful SUV option in its own right.
It’s certainly powerful: You can select from three different battery sizes in this EV pickup, including 105, 135, and 180 kWh options. With the largest battery, there’s no need to worry about range. The R1S can travel 410 miles without stopping, perfect for exploring without concerns for recharging.
The R1S comes with attractive performance stats, as well: This SUV can accelerate to 0-60 mph (or 0-100 kph) in 3 seconds. It can also attain a top speed of 125mph (or just over 200 kilometres per hour).
Price: Starting from $77,500