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2022 Lucid Air

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Pros

  • Impressive real-world range
  • Sports-car-like acceleration
  • Smooth and comfortable ride for daily driving
  • Roomy cabin with good storage space

Cons

  • In-car tech can be buggy at times
  • Build quality might not meet expectations
  • Braking and cornering aren't up to class standards

Battery range (EPA estimate)

471 miles

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The 2022 Lucid Air is a long-distance runner among luxury electric sedans

The Air is the first car from Lucid, a relatively new California-based electric vehicle manufacturer. The Air is a high-end luxury sedan that competes with other EVs such as the BMW i7, Mercedes-Benz EQS sedan, and Tesla Model S. The 2022 model was the first year of production for the Air, the only vehicle in Lucid's lineup at the time.

The Lucid Air came in a number of configurations that affected the range of the vehicle. On the lower end, there was the Grand Touring trim with 21-inch wheels, which has an EPA-estimated range of 469 miles. The long-distance runner for 2022 was the Dream Edition Range with 19-inch wheels and an EPA-estimated range of up to 520 miles. Range figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new and assume a full battery charge. Range will vary based on things like battery age, vehicle condition and history, driving and charging habits, accessory use, and driving conditions. Battery capacity may decrease with time and use. See fueleconomy.gov for more info.

Overall, we liked the Air's roomy interior, long range, and ultra-quick acceleration. During its long-term test, the Edmunds team noted some growing pains—the Air's software was occasionally buggy and the team had a few issues with an inoperative door handle. That said, this was a sample size of one, so your results may vary.

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2022 Lucid Air trims

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Grand Touring:

  • Rear Defroster
  • Power Seats
  • Traction Control
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Rear View Camera
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Mirrors

Dream Edition:

  • Includes all features available on the Grand Touring
  • Leather Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Seat Massagers
  • A/C Seats
  • Rear Sunshade
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels

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5 reasons to buy the 2022 Lucid Air

What We Like

Long battery range: We tested a 2022 Lucid Air Grand Touring trim with 19-inch wheels and were able to go 455 miles before charging. This fell short of the EPA-estimated 516 miles

but was still impressive given that not many EVs can come close to that figure. Even less efficient Air trims, with larger wheels and different electric motors, offer between 384 and 469 miles of estimated range.

Excellent storage space: The Air's front trunk is larger than its competitors' and the rear trunk offers a wide opening to accommodate large items. While the Air isn't a hatchback like the Mercedes-Benz EQS or Porsche Taycan, its rear seats do fold down to allow more flexibility when carrying bulky cargo.

Attention grabber: Let's be real with each other for a moment. People buy expensive luxury sedans because they want to be seen and enjoy the attention. The Lucid Air not only looks the part, but it also has a laundry list of features that will be the centerpiece of many conversations in the years to come.

What Needs Improvement

Complex software: Lucid suffers the same rookie automaker quirks that have plagued early products from Tesla, Rivian, and other EV startups. The Air's tech interface at times has been slow to respond to commands, unintuitive, and buggy. That said, the advantage of these software-based vehicles is that many issues can and have been remedied via over-the-air updates.

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Lucid Air features and specs

Grand Touring 4WD/AWD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automated Parking
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Skylight(s)
  • Traction Control
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Leather Seats

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