Tesla-less ‘Consumer Reports’ autos list crowns Mustang Mach-E top EV

A white Ford Mustang Mach-E facing forward.

Only one fully electric vehicle made it into this year’s Consumer Reports top 10 list — and it wasn’t a Tesla.

For 2022’s Top 10 Picks for cars, SUVs, and trucks the Ford Mustang Mach-E, an all-electric SUV, made the cut.

Last year the Tesla Model 3 was the chosen EV but it’s been replaced by Ford’s first electric SUV. The Mach-E has been available for a little over a year, at a $44,000 starting price. It has up to 270 miles of range compared to the Model 3’s 267-mile starting range.

CR said it focused this year’s picks on vehicles with higher environmental and safety ratings. The review publication added a new “Green Choice” designation to its car overviews this year. If there’s a green leaf icon next to a listing it indicates a car with lower (or no) tailpipe emissions. The Mach-E earned the “Green Choice” label as an EV with no internal combustion engine.

Other EVs on the Top 10 include the Toyota Prius (a hybrid) and the Prius Prime and Toyota RAV4 Prime, both plug-in hybrids. The Prius has made CR’s top list for the past 19 years, and it’s the only car with such a long streak. Other cars on this year’s list were also selected in 2021, like the Lexus RX, Honda Ridgeline truck, and Kia Telluride SUV.

The full list for 2022 includes:

  1. Nissan Sentra

  2. Nissan Rogue Sport

  3. Subaru Forester

  4. Toyota Prius/Prius Prime

  5. Honda Accord

  6. Toyota RAV4 Prime

  7. Kia Telluride

  8. Honda Ridgeline

  9. Lexus RX

  10. Ford Mustang Mach-E