10 Electric SUVs That Are Perfect For Off-Roading


Thanks to recent breakthroughs in EV technology, electric vehicles are no longer limited to “saving the fuel cost.” They are synonymous with the future, and they can do all that ICE-powered vehicles can, and sometimes even more.




Off-roading has always been a thrilling adventure for many car enthusiasts, in addition to fuel efficiency, comfort, and driving experience. While ICE-powered off-road vehicles have ruled the roost, electric crossovers, and SUVs are quickly gaining popularity. With advanced technology and impressive performance features, these environmentally friendly vehicles offer a whole new level of off-roading experience.

Brands like Tesla, Hyundai, Rivian, and Mercedes-Benz have launched or will soon launch electric SUVs that can easily cruise on asphalt and off-road. Here, we have compiled a list of 10 electric crossovers and SUVs that make off-roading seem like a cakewalk.

UPDATE: 2024/03/27 19:00 EST BY AYUSH ARYA

The list of all-electric off-roaders is set to increase as automakers announce new models that shine not only on the tarmac but also when it ends and the loose surface begins. We have updated the article to reflect this. Sadly, the Bollinger B1 SUV drops off our list as the automaker has shelved its plans for a production model and instead focuses on commercial vehicles.


In order to give you the most up-to-date and accurate information possible, the data used to compile this article was sourced from various manufacturer websites and other authoritative sources. The vehicles on this list have been arranged in ascending order according to their base MSRPs. Upcoming models whose MSRPs haven’t been confirmed are listed at the bottom.

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1 Rivian R1S

Base MSRP: $74,900

The Rivian R1S has made quite a splash in the off-roading community, and it is among the best electric off-roaders you can buy. Its range-topping Quad-Motor AWD delivers 835 horsepower and 908 pound-feet of torque, ensuring maximum off-road performance. With its impressive range of up to 321 miles and four-motor electric drivetrain (in the quad-motor version), this vehicle can easily take on any terrain.


2024 Rivian R1S Specifications

Variant

Dual Motor AWD

Performance Dual Motor AWD

Quad Motor AWD

Layout

Dual Motor

Dual Motor

Quad Motor

Driveline

AWD

AWD

AWD

Horsepower

533 HP

665 HP

835 HP

Torque

610 LB-FT

829 LB-FT

908 LB-FT

Transmission

Single Speed Automatic

Single Speed Automatic

Single Speed Automatic

Electric Range

260 – 400 Miles

352 – 400 Miles

321 Miles

Charging Time

140 Miles in 20 Minutes at 200 kW

140 Miles in 20 Minutes at 200 kW

140 Miles in 20 Minutes at 200 kw

(Specs Sourced From Rivian)

The 14.9-inch ground clearance lets the Rivian R1S traverse through three-plus feet of water or crawl over rocks. If you’re looking for an electric SUV that can handle the most challenging off-road terrain while being kinder to the environment, look no further than the Rivian R1S. But with this EV SUV, it’s not just about power; the R1S also has a sleek and stylish exterior design with plenty of cargo space for all your gear.


Rivian R1S Off-Road Specifications

Approach Angle

35.6 Degrees

Departure Angle

32.4 Degrees

Breakover Angle

29.6 Degrees

Suspension Travel

6.5 Inches

Ground Clearance

14.9 Inches

(Secs Sourced From Rivian)

2 Munro MK1

Base MSRP: £75,995 ($95,609 approx.)

At one glance, the Munro MK1 resembles a rugged SUV used by armed forces to traverse muddy, rocky, and tricky enemy territories. However, Scottish carmakers have molded the MK1 into a convenient, high-performing utility vehicle. Boasting an unscathed appearance, it is evident that Munro stuck with a timeless yet classic design. The durable urethane-textured paint adds to the toughness not just in looks but also in utility.


Munro MK1 Specifications

Variant

M170

M280

Layout

Single Motor

Single Motor

Driveline

4WD

4WD

Horsepower

228 HP

375 HP

Torque

442 LB-FT

516 LB-FT

Electric Range

200 Miles

200 Miles

Charging Time

30 Minutes DC Fast Charging

30 Minutes DC Fast Charging

(Specs Sourced From Munro)

The SUV also has ample storage spaces on either side and is fitted with customizable parts tailored to one’s needs. Furthermore, it boasts a range of 200 miles and 516 pounds of torque on the M280. The impressive approach and departure angles and almost 19-inch ground clearance exhibit the MK1’s off-road abilities.


Munro MK1 Off-Road Specifications

Approach Angle

84.0 Degrees

Departure Angle

51.0 Degrees

Breakover Angle

148.0 Inches

Ground Clearance

18.8 Inches

(Data Sourced From Munro)

3 GMC Hummer EV SUV

Base MSRP: $98,845

The GMC Hummer EV SUV is one of the most unique electric SUVs currently on sale in the U.S. It boasts impressive off-road capabilities and a futuristic design that sets it apart from other vehicles. One of its notable features is the CrabWalk mode, which allows this SUV to move diagonally at low speeds, making it easier to navigate in tight spaces or tricky terrains.


GMC Hummer EV SUV Specifications

Variant

Hummer EV SUV 2x

Hummer EV SUV 3x

Layout

Dual Motor

Tri Motor

Driveline

e4WD

e4WD

Horsepower

570 HP

835 HP

Torque

7,400 LB-FT

11,500 LB-FT

Electric Range

303 Miles

314 Miles

Charging Time

100 Miles in 14 Minutes at 300 kW

100 miles in 11 Minutes at 350 kW

(Specs Sourced From GMC)

The Hummer EV SUV also has an Extract Mode, which lifts its suspension to six inches for better ground clearance. In terms of performance, its tri-motor version has a range of up to 314 miles on a full charge and can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.5 seconds. It delivers a max power output of 830 horsepower and a peak torque of 11,500 pound-feet. If this isn’t enough to conquer tricky terrains, then what is?


GMC Hummer EV SUV Off-Road Specifications

Approach Angle

49.6 Degrees

Departure Angle

45.6 Degrees

Suspension Travel

13.0 Inches

Ground Clearance

10.2 Inches

(Spec Sourced From GMC)

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4 Fisker Ocean Force E

Base MSRP: TBA

The Fisker Ocean Extreme is an impressive SUV with commendable performance on the tarmac and off-road. Perhaps the California-based automaker needed more out of it, so it created a spin-off called the Ocean Force E. The Ocean Force E is a textbook-modified off-road vehicle that will go on sale in the first quarter of 2024.


The Force E package will be available on the Ocean Extreme and includes upgrades such as off-road dampers, massive ground clearance, 33-inch all-terrain tires around 20-inch reinforced wheels, a titanium underbody protection plate, and rear and front skid plates.

Fisker Force Extreme Specifications

Layout

Dual Motor

Driveline

AWD

Horsepower

564 HP (With Boost)

Torque

543 LB-FT (With Boost)

Electric Range

360 Miles

Charging Time

35 Minutes and 35 Seconds at DC Fast Charger (10 – 80%)

(Specs Sourced From Fisker)


Numerous interior additions will also be made, including rubber floor covering options and extra handles for passengers to hold onto when traversing difficult terrain. Fisker hasn’t yet released any details about the Force E package’s power output or off-road specifications. For reference, we are sharing the performance and off-road specifications of the Ocean Force Extreme.

Fisker Ocean Extreme Off-Road Specifications

Approach Angle

17.0 Degrees

Departure Angle

21.5 Degrees

Breakover Angle

13.4 Inches

Ground Clearance

7.1 Inches

(Specs Sourced From Fisker)

5 Jeep Recon EV

Base MSRP: TBA


Jeep is associated with rugged, urbane cruisers that can traverse the toughest terrain. Upcoming off-road vehicles from the brand will be built around its new motto, “4Xe is the new 4X4.” The SUV and luxury vehicle division of Stellantis has given us a sneak peek at one of its upcoming models under this new philosophy: the Jeep Recon EV.

The Recon resembles the gas-powered Wrangler in many ways. Details are scarce, but Jeep has stated that the upcoming Recon will have “true trail-rated capability.”It will feature the brand’s Selec-Terrain traction management system, an e-locker axle, underbody protection, tow hooks, and all-terrain tires.

Jeep Recon EV Specifications

Layout

NA

Driveline

4WD

Horsepower

NA

Torque

NA

Electric Range

373 Miles

Charging Time

NA


(Specs Sourced From )

Like the Wrangler, the Recon EV will also have removable doors and glass. It will also come with the function of folding down the roof electronically. In terms of tech, the Recon EV will get Jeep’s latest Uconnect system, which will feature detailed travel guides for renowned trails in the U.S.

The Recon EV will be an electric alternative to the Wrangler and is expected to have similar off-road capability. Since Jeep hasn’t released any technical data related to the Recon’s capability, we are sharing the off-road specifications of the gas-powered four-door Wrangler Rubicon for reference.

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Off-Road Specifications

Approach Angle

43.9 Degrees

Departure Angle

37.0 Degrees

Ground Clearance

10.8 Inches

(Specs Sourced From Jeep)


6 Mercedes-Benz EQG

Base MSRP: TBA

Mercedes-Benz will soon electrify the iconic G-Wagon. The EQG concept gives us a glimpse of what we can expect from this upcoming electric luxury off-roader. The G-Class is synonymous with luxury and performance. The new all-electric version will merge this SUV’s heritage with futuristic tech, creating a mean machine with incredible off-road capabilities.

Details on the EQG are scarce. However, the EQG Concept hints at what we can expect from the production version. The electric G-Wagon will be closely related to the gas-powered model. It will come with a ladder frame chassis and a suspension setup similar to the current version.


Mercedes-Benz EQG Specifications

Layout

Quad Motor

Driveline

4WD

Horsepower

NA

Torque

NA

Transmission

Two-Speed Gearbox

Electric Range

NA

Charging Time

NA

(Specs Sourced From Mercedes-Benz)

Mercedes-Benz states that the EQG Concept is a “near-production study.” It has quad motors, one for each wheel, and a two-speed off-road reduction gearbox. It features an independent front suspension but a rigid axle at the back. We will have to wait for more details on EQG’s technical specifications. However, we have shared the off-road specifications of the gas-powered G-Wagon for reference.


Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon Off-Road Specifications

Approach Angle

30.9 Degrees

Departure Angle

29.9 Degrees

Ground Clearance

9.5 Inches

(Data Sourced From Mercedes)

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7 Volvo EX30 Cross Country

Base MSRP: $34,950 (Entry-level EX30)

Blue 2025 Volvo EX30 Cross Country
Volvo

The Volvo EX30 is one of the hotly anticipated launches of this year. This new entry-level electric SUV from Volvo will also have a rugged Cross-Country variant. It will have distinctive exterior styling bits compared to the regular version, such as featuring a dark grille panel at the front and back. Details are scarce on this electric off-roader. However, we should hear more about its technical specifications from Volvo as we approach closer to its launch.


Volvo EX30 Cross Country Specifications

Layout

Dual Motor

Driveline

AWD

Horsepower

NA

Torque

NA

Electric Range

265 Miles (Standard Range Of EX30 Twin Motor Performance)

Charging Time

NA

(Specs Sourced From Volvo)

Besides having a slightly outdoorsy exterior styling, the EX30 Cross Country will come with a handful of other upgrades. These include higher ground clearance, unique wheels, all-terrain tires, skid plates, and ‘Cross Country’ badging. Though Volvo hasn’t confirmed it yet, it is likely that the Cross Country variant of the EX30 will be based on its twin-motor performance version.


8 Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally

Base MSRP: $65,000 (Ford’s Estimate)

Ford Mustang Mach-E Rally driving
Ford

The Mustang Mach-E won’t be able to keep up with the Recon EV off-road. But thanks to a multitude of upgrades, it’ll likely be a hoot to drive on a dirt track. Mach-E Rally gets the same drivetrain as the GT Performance trim. Ford aims for a range of 250 miles and an MSRP of $65,000.

Ford Mustang Mach-E Specifications

Layout

Dual Motor

Driveline

AWD

Horsepower

480 HP

Torque

650 LB-FT

Transmission

Singe-Speed Gearbox

Electric Range

250 Miles

Charging Time

10 – 80% in 36 Minutes and 30 Seconds through DC Fast Charger


(Specs Sourced From Ford)

The list of rally-inspired upgrades on the Mach-E rally over the GT Performance is extensive. Visual changes include special paint schemes with racing stripes, body moldings, and a Focus RS-inspired rear spoiler. The Mach-E rally comes with off-road hardware such as a front recovery point, a protective shield for its electric motors, Michelin Cross Climate 2 tires, and higher ground clearance.

Ford Mustang Mach-E Off-Road Specifications

Ground Clearance

6.4 Inches

(Data Sourced From Ford)

9 Rivian R2

Base MSRP: $45,000 (Rivian’s Estimate)


Rivian has just announced that it will be adding a new mid-size SUV to its lineup—the R2. A new platform will underpin the five-seater SUV. Rivian says that the base MSRP of the R2 is likely to start around $45,000. Multiple drivetrains will be available, with the most powerful one capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in under three seconds.

Rivan R2 Specifications

Layout

Single Motor

Dual Motor

Quad Motor

Driveline

RWD

AWD

AWD

Horsepower

NA

NA

NA

Torque

NA

NA

NA

Transmission

NA

NA

NA

Electric Range

300 Miles (Max)

300 Miles (Max)

300 Miles (Max)

Charging Time

10 – 80% in 30 Minutes DC Fast Charging

10 – 80% in 30 Minutes DC Fast Charging

10 – 80% in 30 Minutes DC Fast Charging

(Specs Sourced From Rivian)


Rivian states that the R2 will provide an ideal balance between performance, capability, and utility. So, expect it to have decent off-road chops like the R1S. Two battery packs will be on offer. The larger one among these two will offer up to 300 miles of range on a full charge. The R2 is available to pre-order, and deliveries are expected to commence in the first half of 2026.

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10 Rivian R3 / R3X

Base MSRP: TBA

Alongside revealing the R2 SUV, Rivian has also shared the details of its upcoming mid-size crossover – the R3. It will be based on the same new mid-size platform as the R2, and according to Rivian, it’ll have “even more dynamic capability on and off-road.” Single, dual, and tri-motor drivetrains will be available on the R3 and R3X.


Rivian R3 Specifications

Layout

Single Motor

Dual Motor

Quad Motor

Driveline

RWD

AWD

AWD

Horsepower

NA

NA

NA

Torque

NA

NA

NA

Transmission

NA

NA

NA

Electric Range

300 Miles (Max)

300 Miles (Max)

300 Miles (Max)

Charging Time

10 – 80% in 30 Minutes DC Fast Charging

10 – 80% in 30 Minutes DC Fast Charging

10 – 80% in 30 Minutes DC Fast Charging

(Specs Sourced From Rivian)

Like the R2, the R3 and the R3X will offer two battery packs with a maximum range of 300 miles. Rivian states that the R3 lineup will have a lower MSRP than the R2. Images shared by the EV maker show the R3’s chunky exterior styling and high-ground clearance. The R3X’s outdoorsy nature is even more apparent thanks to aggressive all-terrain tires and front recovery points.




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