These SUV family segment will be one of the fastest to electrify in the coming years. Although many of the proposals in this category will be expensive premium models, four vehicles will compete directly in a somewhat more affordable niche: the Ford Mustang Mach-E, the Nissan Ariya, the Tesla Model Y, and the Volkswagen ID.4.
These electric SUVs will have similar sizes, close starting prices, and a complete offering of versions to suit consumer needs. Thus, Ford will be available with five mechanical variants, like Nissan and Volkswagen. Tesla, for the moment, will settle for three versions.
The starting price of the Mustang Mach-E in the United States will be $43,895. It is unknown how much the Model Y entry will cost, but it is estimated that it will be around $45,990. In the case of the Ariya and ID.4, their respective brands have confirmed that the rates will start at $40,000.
Although the Tesla will be the only one with an optional third row of seats, it will also be the most extended model: it will measure 4.75 meters, compared to 4.72 meters for Ford, 4.59 meters for Nissan and 4.65 meters for the Volkswagen. In any case, we will be faced with cars larger than their combustion equivalents (Kuga, X-Trail, and Tiguan Allspace), thanks to the use of dedicated electric platforms.