The flashiest electric vehicles tend to be built from the ground up as EVs. Without needing to accommodate a gasoline engine, their designers are free to pursue a less conventional shape. An electric-only vehicle also gets more attention than a gas-powered car with an electric option.
The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E applies classic Mustang styling cues to an electric crossover SUV. It’s not an EV that folks would overlook, and once they start paying attention, it’s easy for them to come away impressed with the Mach-E’s genuine performance, capability, range, and functionality. The 2022 Volvo XC40 Recharge, meanwhile, is easy to miss. It’s an EV version of the XC40 subcompact luxury crossover, just with a plastic cover over its grille. Yet it brings its own perks to the segment, including more ferocious acceleration than similarly priced Mustangs. For this review, we tested both EVs to compare them in eight categories and name an overall winner. Keep reading to learn which one we chose and which electric crossover is right for you.