2022 Lucid Air electric

MSRP $20,000

Ranked #19 in Sedan

2022 Lucid Air electric Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: November 2, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The American Electric car maker Tesla was the undisputed king in the EV segment with handsome sales across the country. It didn’t really face a serious competition from any other automaker owing to its technical monopoly which was unbeatable until its own former employee started a new company named Lucid. It has made some bold claims and showed the world how it is better than a Tesla. Like the 2021 model, the 2022 model will boast of a neat aerodynamic design with unique styling and modern sedan looks. The exclusive interior cabin of the new Air Electric sedan will be highly spacious and premium. The glass rooftop will live up to its atmospheric name “Air” 

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Pros

Sleek Design 

Many trim options

More Frunk Space 

Bi-Directional Charging Capabilities

Cons

A startup company 

Scarce Dealership Network

What's New?

New base trim named Air Pure

Will continue to be a part of Electrify America


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$20000

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

warranty

roadside assistance

No


Pictures & Videos


Trims

Base$20,000 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Lucid Air electric in Aluminum Silver color
Aluminum Silver

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


The Air feels much more like a car from a company like Mercedes or Porsche than it does a Tesla- Edmunds

Electric cars have been making headlines these days with some earth-shattering numbers giving their air-breathing-coal-burning counterparts a run for their money. Lucid Motors, with their latest entrant, the Air is taking things even further by pushing out a 1,111 horsepower AWD sedan, which is just insane. It has an aerodynamic profile on the outside and from the inside comes with very good cargo capacity and adequate space for passengers.

One of the biggest advantages of owning an electric car is low maintenance costs than a conventional vehicle. That's because there are fewer moving parts and they require little to no regular maintenance. Since the Air runs on an electric charge, you can eliminate fuel costs. Since this is the first vehicle from Lucid Motors, we cannot comment on its reliability. Only time will tell if this vehicle is reliable or not. 

2022 Lucid Air electric Sedan Front Angle View
2022 Lucid Air electric Sedan Rear Angle View

2022 Lucid Air electric Buying Advice

We would recommend the Touring trim as it imbibes most of the necessary features with high power output and decent range. You also have the option to avail yourself of the canopy glass roof, if you are a fan of sky watching with the Air Touring trim. We also advise not to opt for larger wheels as it can hurt the sedan's range. 

2022 Lucid Air rear driving view

2022 Lucid Air electric Features

The Lucid Air will be the first production automobile to feature a Dolby Atmos-enabled audio system- Edmunds

The Lucid Air will be available in four trims namely Pure, Touring, Grand Touring, and Dream Edition. The Pure trim is newly introduced and will be a base trim for the 2022 model. All four trims target a different set of buyers. Each trim varies in power output and range. Only the Pure trim is offered in an RWD configuration while the rest of the lineup comes standard with an AWD setup. 

2022 Lucid Air multi-angle view

The pricing starts from $77,400 for the Pure trim while the performance-oriented Dream Edition costs up to $169,000, excluding the destination fee. Reservations are open on the official website and you can reserve one for $300 or $1,000, depending on the trim levels. The Pure trim is expected to start reaching customers in early 2022 while the deliveries of the remaining three models have begun at the time of this writing. 

Trims 

Pure 

Touring 

Grand Touring 

Dream Edition R

Dream Edition P

MSRP (RWD)

$77,400

- - - -
MSRP (AWD) - $87,500 $139,000 $169,000 $169,000

Key Features 

Dual-zone automatic climate control Adds/ Upgrades to Pure trim Adds/ Upgrades to Touring trim Adds/ Upgrades to Grand Touring trim Adds/ Upgrades to Grand Touring trim
  Ambient lighting 20-inch wheels 21-inch wheels Santa Monica interior theme w/ Alcantara inserts Same features as the Dream Edition R trim but only power output and range differ
  19-inch wheels Natural grain leather seats with wood trim Nappa leather seats DreamDrive suite of Level 3 driver aids.   
  Leather seats   Glass Canopy roof    
  Multi-function leather steering wheel

 

     
  34-inch 5K touchscreen display w/ Android Auto & Apple CarPlay        
  21-speaker sound system         

2022 Lucid Air electric Engine and Performance

The Dream Edition is crazy quick and surprisingly agile for its size- CarAndDriver

The Lucid Air tries to satisfy performance needs for different categories of buyers. The one looking for a value for money EV product can opt for the base trim Pure which incorporates a single electric motor that outputs 480 hp The Touring trim incorporates dual motors that put out 620 hp. The Grand Touring also incorporates dual motors but the power output is rated at 800 hp. Except for the Pure trim, the AWD system is standard across the range. 

2022 Lucid Air powertrain

The wildest and performance-oriented Dream Edition P also comes with dual motors and an enormous 1,111 hp. As expected, the Air is light on its feet and agile at corners. The lower center of gravity will aid in offering better handling. The air suspension filters all the bumps on the road to deliver a comfortable ride. The steering is smooth and precise. The feedback is great and the response changes according to different drive modes. 

2022 Lucid Air front driving view

Acceleration in the Air will push you back to your seat the moment you floor the pedal. Lucid claims that the Touring model can do the 0-60 MPH sprint in flat 3 seconds with a quarter-mile time of 11.3 seconds while the top speed is limited to 155 MPH. The most powerful Dream Edition can reach the 60 MPH mark in just 2.5 seconds, that's incredibly fast. The Air also makes use of regenerative braking that is much smoother in operation. 

Models

2022 Lucid Air 

2022 Tesla Model S 

2022 Porsche Taycan Turbo

MSRP

$87,500

$89,990

$150,900

Engine

Dual Electric Motors

Dual Electric Motors

Dual Electric Motors

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

Single-Speed Automatic

Single-Speed Automatic

2-Speed Automatic

Power 

620 hp 

670 hp

616 hp

Torque 

N/A

N/A

N/A

0-60 MPH

3.0 sec

3.1 sec

3.0 sec

Quarter Mile

11.3 sec

N/A

N/A

Top Speed 

161 MPH

155 MPH

161 MPH

The Tesla Model S is the most powerful electric car in this competition. But in reality, the top trim level of the Model S can produce up to 1,020 hp while the Dream Edition has a peak power of 1,080 horses. The Model S and the Taycan come standard with an AWD setup whereas the Air's standard drivetrain is an RWD. The Porsche Taycan is less powerful but it doesn't lag in terms of performance and stays with its mates. 

2022 Lucid Air electric Fuel Economy

The most efficient Air is rated at 131 MPGe combined- CarAndDriver

The Lucid Air is surprisingly one of the efficient cars in its class. The official MPGe ratings for city and highway driving conditions are not available but we expect it to be better than the competition owing to its energy-saving solutions. The Pure and Touring trim levels can offer a combined driving range of 406 miles on a single charge while the Grand Touring trim delivers 516 miles only. 

2022  Lucid Air front driving view

The Dream Edition R can drive up to 520 miles while the Dream Edition P's range is limited to 471 miles. The Air is fitted with a battery capacity of 85 kWh. It claims to be the fastest charging electric car with its Wunderbox fast charging solution. It claims to add about 300 miles to your driving range with just 20 minutes of charging which is considered to be insanely quick as per today’s standards.

Models

2022 Lucid Air 

2022 Tesla Model S 

2022 Porsche Taycan Turbo

MPGe (City)

N/A

124

68

MPGe (Highway)

N/A

115

71

MPGe (Combined)

N/A

120

69

Battery Size (kWh) 85.0 100.0

93.4

Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles) 

NA/NA/406

NA/NA/405

NA/NA/212

The Tesla Model S gets a larger battery pack but it delivers only 405 miles of combined range. On the other hand, the Porsche Taycan was never made to be a range champion and hence, delivers the lowest range. However, the range can be extended to 275 miles by using the Performance Battery Plus package.

2022 Lucid Air electric Interior

The Lucid Air has a screen-heavy interior that features few physical controls- Edmunds

The Lucid Air incorporates one of the most luxurious and top-notch interiors in the EV segment. The dashboard design is very minimal but has premium touches and ensures an airy and light feel. The interiors differ slightly with respect to the trim you select. The Pure trim gets you a leather interior with a Mojave theme while the Touring trim gets natural grain leather interior and wood trim.

2022 Lucid Air dashboard

The steering wheel is wrapped in leather and it comes with many toggles and switches mounted on it and they are finished in chrome. The Air seats up to five adults and the seats are extremely comfortable. Passenger space is excellent in the front row and adequate in the second row. If you love gazing at stars during the night, you would love the Glass Canopy roof which is optional.

2022 Lucid Air infotainment system

The main attraction of the interior is the 34-inch 5K touchscreen display mounted on the dash. It is bound to offer crisp graphics and a quick touchscreen response. The system supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The latest Amazon Alexa software will be added to the system for fast command response. It boasts of a 21-speaker set up to give you an immersive music experience like never before.

Models

2022 Lucid Air 

2022 Tesla Model S 

2022 Porsche Taycan Turbo

Seating Capacity

5

5

4

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.5/58.3/41.5

38.8/57.7/42.7

N/A

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.3/54.5/37.4

35.3/55.0/35.4

N/A

Trunk and Frunk Capacity- Combined (cu-ft.)

23.2

26.0

15.7

The Air offers a trunk capacity of 16.1 cubic feet, which is less than the Tesla Model S but more than the Porsche Taycan. Owing to its electric nature, the Air's frunk is the largest frunk in the world. It measures 7.1 cubic feet and that's enough space to keep your important small items and charging cables. Some other interior features are mentioned below:

  • Glass Canopy Roof 
  • Multi-function leather steering wheel
  • Leather seats
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Ambient lighting
  • 34-inch 5K touchscreen display w/ smartphone integration
  • 21-speaker sound system
  • Amazon Alexa

2022 Lucid Air electric Exterior

Its slick exterior design has a drag coefficient of just 0.21- Carbuzz

The 2022 Lucid Air will incorporate beauty and functionality in one combined package. It looks sleek and modern from any angle you look at it. It has an aerodynamic drag coefficient of just 0.21 which is one of the lowest in the industry. The outer design is inspired by an aircraft with clean lines in every detail to create fluidity in every element. Even the sensors were sculpted in such a way that they do not obstruct the airflow and work seamlessly from within. An instant future revolution can be felt just by taking a glimpse of the canopy glass rooftop.

2022 Lucid Air top view

The front fascia is minimal with jewel-type LED headlights and lowered hood. The sides are a plain affair and no strong character lines are present. At the rear, sweeping LED taillights create an uninterrupted impression of light and depth. The standard wheels are 19 inches but they can be upgraded to 20 and 21 inches. The wheel designs look modern and blend well with the overall fluidic design language. The Air gets a 195.9-inch lengthy body with a relatively low height of 55.6 inches for better high-speed stability and aerodynamic leverage.

Models

2022 Lucid Air 

2022 Tesla Model S 

2022 Porsche Taycan Turbo

Curb Weight (lbs)

N/A

4883

5132

Length (in)

195.9

196.0

195.4

Width (in)

76.3

77.3

77.5

Height (in)

55.6

56.9

54.4

Ground Clearance (in) 

N/A

4.6

5.0

Wheelbase (in)

116.6

116.5

114.2

The Porsche Taycan has higher ground clearance, though the Air's ground clearance has not been disclosed by the company yet. The Tesla Model S sports a wide wheelbase but its rear legroom is less than the Air. Its wide wheelbase helps with high-speed stability on highways. On the flip side, the Taycan's short wheelbase translates for better handling. Some other standout exterior features are:

  • LED headlights
  • LED DRLs
  • LED taillamps
  • Body flush door handles
  • Power-folding, heated, auto-dimming exterior mirrors
  • 19, 20, 21-inch wheels
  • Black window trim

2022 Lucid Air electric Safety

The Air is offered with an array of driver-assistance technology as well as Level 3 self-driving abilities- CarAndDriver

The Lucid Air has not been tested by the NHTSA and IIHS obviously because it would be foolish to crash-test a vehicle that costs more than 75 grand. Hence, safety ratings for this vehicle will not be available anytime soon. The structure of this vehicle is made of bonded aluminum for solid structural rigidity.

2022 Lucid Air front view

As for safety features, the Air comes fitted with top-level driver-assist features. It is also expected to get Level 3 self-driving abilities in the near future through over-the-air updates. The sedan also gets a suite of ten airbags that further enhance the protection of the occupants. Some safety features include:

  • Adaptive cruise control 
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Automated emergency braking
  • Forward collision warning 
  • Pedestrian detection
  • Active park assist
  • Driver attention monitor
  • Lane departure warning
  • Night vision
  • Front & rear parking sensors
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Semi-Autonomous Driving 

2022 Lucid Air electric Competition

2022 Lucid Air vs 2022 Tesla Model S 

The Tesla Model S is one of the closest competitors of the Air. The Air has a lower starting price and its top model beats the Model S' top model with higher power output and a class-leading range of 503 miles. The Air comes with futuristic styling, great features, and upmarket interiors and makes a strong USP for itself. However, Tesla has been around for a while and has made a name for itself. So, it would be difficult to enter the segment which is ruled by the Tesla monopoly. 

2022 Tesla Model S

2022 Lucid Air vs 2022 Porsche Taycan Turbo

The Porsche Taycan Turbo is more of an enthusiast's car than a practical offering. It is priced higher than the Air and offers less range as well. It also loses out on the practicality front. The Taycan will also miss out on autonomous driving features that the Air will incorporate and offer a better driving experience. The Taycan is purely for track maniacs and not a family hauler for sure. The Air is undoubtedly a better family hauler with more combined range on a single charge. 

2022 Porsche Taycan 

2022 Lucid Air electric Final Verdict

The 2022 Lucid Air is a window to the future and will show the world how electric vehicles with self-driving abilities and better technological features are the only future of the automotive industry. It does many things right and is a more refined form of a Tesla in many ways. Only time can say how much success will the Air enjoy posting its sale across America. But Tesla now has a formidable rival for sure which has come to end its monopoly.

2022 Lucid Air rear angle view

2022 Lucid Air FAQs

How much will the 2022 Lucid Air cost?

The 2022 Lucid Air starts from $77,400 for the Pure trim while the Dream Edition is priced at $169,000. 

Where is Lucid Air manufactured?

The Lucid Air is manufactured at its advanced manufacturing plant in Casa Grande. 

How many cars does Lucid have?

The Lucid Air is the first and only model of Lucid Motors as of now. 

How fast is Lucid Air?

The most powerful version of the Lucid Air can sprint from 0-60 MPH in just 2.5 seconds and tops at 168 MPH. 

What is the range of the Lucid Air?

Different models of the Lucid Air offer different ranges. However, the Air has established its name by claiming a range of 520 miles in its most efficient form.  

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