Electric Cars

Best Used Electric Cars Under $25K

December 13, 2021

2022's Best Used Electric Cars Under $25K

Thinking of getting a used electric car in 2022? There has never been a better time to charge up and go green with great deals on EVs for under $25K. Here’s our list of the five best electric cars under $25,000 you can buy used, in great condition without breaking the bank. Don’t forget, the prices listed here include the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices on 2022 base models as well as general used prices on similarly equipped 2019 base models.

If you are thinking about getting a new electric car, right now there are incredible deals available on lease options as well as rebates, discounts, incentives and tax credits from federal, state and local jurisdictions. Where available for certain models, we have included the U.S. Department of Energy tax credit of $7,500 for electric vehicles. Note that the federal tax credit of $7,500 is not available on the Chevy Bolt.

Five Best Used Electric Cars Under $25K

We have listed our best used EVs in alphabetical order by manufacturer. You’ll find all of these affordable zero-emission cars and more on the GreenCars Marketplace.

Chevrolet Bolt

If you’re planning on going electric, the Chevrolet Bolt is both affordable and practical. The range of 259 miles on a full charge and quick recharging time helps people feel comfortable with taking the plunge. For 2022, the Bolt’s price dropped by $5,500 over 2021 models but does not include other discounts.

https://www.chevrolet.com/electric/bolt-ev

Features:

  • Power trunk/liftgate
  • In-car WiFi
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Brake assist
  • 3 year/36K warranty
  • 5 year/60K EV warranty
  • 8 year/100K EV battery warranty

Pricing:

  • 2022 MSRP - $31,000
  • Chevy discounts and cash allowance for 2021 models = $9,133
  • Federal tax credit not available
  • Used 2019 Model ~ $24,900

Hyundai Ioniq 5

The new 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is an all-electric SUV that can be modified for different powertrain configurations. There’s a rear-wheel drive single 168kWh motor with 225 horsepower and 300 miles of range. You can also upgrade to an all-wheel drive version with two motors for 320 horsepower and 269 miles of range.

https://www.hyundaiusa.com/us/en/vehicles/2022-ioniq-5

Features:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane keep assist
  • Blind spot system
  • Front heated seats
  • 5 year/60K mile warranty
  • 10 year/100K EV warranty
  • 5 year/unlimited mile roadside assistance
  • 3 year/36,000 mile complimentary maintenance plan
  • Plus, lifetime EV battery warranty

Pricing:

  • 2022 MSRP - $44,000
  • Federal tax credit of $7,500 is available
  • Used 2019 previous generation Ioniq EV Model ~ $22,900

Hyundai Kona SUV

The Hyundai Kona EV is a 5-seater crossover SUV with a 258-mile range between charges. Some electric rivals are more spacious, but Kona’s great blend of features for a low price makes it an excellent choice. One note on the Hyundai EVs is that the Lifetime EV Battery warranty is not transferable if you sell the car.

https://www.hyundaiusa.com/us/en/vehicles/kona-electric

Features:

  • Hill descent assist
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane keep assist
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Front heated seats
  • Blind spot system
  • 5 year/60K mile warranty
  • 10 year/100K EV warranty
  • 3 year/36,000 mile complimentary maintenance plan
  • Plus, lifetime EV battery warranty

Pricing:

  • 2022 MSRP - $34,000
  • Federal tax credit of $7,500 is available
  • Used 2019 Model ~ $22,500

Mini Cooper SE Hardtop

The MINI Hardtop is a subcompact electric hatchback that offers buyers a fun and agile driving experience, British charm, and many upmarket features for an affordable price. However, the range between charges is only 110 miles.

https://www.miniusa.com/model/electric-hardtop.html

Features:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Front heated seats
  • Fog lamps
  • Brake assist
  • Infotainment system
  • Bluetooth
  • 4 year/50K warranty
  • 8 year/100,000 EV warranty
  • Plus 4 year/unlimited mileage roadside assistance

Pricing:

  • 2022 MSRP - $29,900
  • Federal tax credit of $7,500 is available
  • Used 2019 Model ~ $22,000

Nissan Leaf

The Nissan LEAF is a compact hatchback 5-seater electric car with a range of 226 miles between charge ups. The LEAF is a great choice for value-conscious shoppers looking for an affordable EV. Prices for 2022 have dropped by $4,000 over 2021 prices. Includes NissanConnect EV Navigation and smartphone app.

https://www.nissanusa.com/vehicles/electric-cars/leaf.html

Features:

  • Lane keep assist
  • Blind spot system
  • Brake assist
  • Bluetooth
  • Backup camera
  • 3 year/36,000 basic warranty
  • 5 year/60,000 mile EV warranty

Pricing:

  • 2022 MSRP - $27,400
  • Federal tax credit of $7,500 is available
  • Used 2019 Model ~ $18,900