When we look back on 2022, it will be seen as a pivotal year for new cars and the automotive industry in general. Electric cars aren’t new; driver assist technology isn’t new; and fun, efficient, and affordable gasoline-powered cars aren’t new either. What is new? Choices. Thanks to the broader availability of high-tech features and fully electric cars, consumers now have an abundance of choices when it comes to great new cars. Our list of the best new cars for 2022 reflects that abundance.
Today, automakers assemble a more extensive assortment of vehicle types. Need an electric vehicle? There are presently numerous great all-electric vehicles in different costs, sizes, and shapes. Electric vehicles make up 33% of our rundown this year, and two of those EVs are trucks. Around this time one year from now, there will be more than 10 all-new, beneficial electric vehicles.
Because there are many new or redesigned vehicles for 2022, we focused on those available for purchase within the next nine months. We included vehicles offering either significant value or groundbreaking in some other way. For example, Kia reinvented the minivan with the Carnival. Rivian has already delivered all-electric pickups to customers — and this from a company that didn’t exist before 2009.
To qualify for our list, the base model of a vehicle had to start below $110,000, but most cars on this list are tens of thousands of dollars below that.
Here is our list of the best new cars for 2022
1. 2022 Acura MDX
“I’ve always preferred the way the MDX drives, and Acura has some of the best seats out there. Plus, SH-AWD is the best all-wheel-drive system around.”
2. 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning
Whenever you consolidate the prevalence of the F-150 pickup with the ability of an all-electric vehicle, being a winner’s bound. The extra focus for the enormous “Frunk.” Add to that Ford’s Intelligent Backup Power, over-the-air programming updates, and 11 electrical plugs, and this rendition of the F-150 is the ideal device for purchasers and project workers.
“This may be the most brilliant move anybody has made in the EV field up to this point. The fame of the F-150 mated to an EV powertrain may at long last persuade standard purchasers to truly take electric vehicles.”
3. 2022 Ford Maverick
Incredible apparatuses and benefits as a rule fill a neglected need, and that is by and large the thing the Ford Maverick does. Recall when the Toyota Tacoma, Nissan Frontier, and Ford Ranger were reasonable smaller trucks? Those well-known little trucks have filled in cost and size throughout the long term. With the Maverick, the base cost is close to $20,000. A mixture adaptation is standard, assessed to get 42 mpg in city driving. The Maverick can tow 2,000 lbs, has a multi-position back end, and is alluring.
“Pickup trucks are incredible, yet they have gotten too enormous. We’ve expressed it for quite a long time. The Ford Maverick gets an opportunity to fill the hole left by the cherished smaller than usual trucks of the 1980s and 1990s, with a cutting-edge contort. Ideally, purchasers will be adequately valiant to purchase the truck they need as opposed to the truck their inner self needs.”
4. 2022 Genesis GV70
The beginning is a generally new extravagance brand, however, with the GV70, they have blown everyone’s mind with a grand slam. It’s attractive, is both smooth and speedy out and about, and has huge loads of state-of-the-art tech. One of our number one tech highlights is the somewhat helter-skelter 360-degree stopping camera. Some way or another, it figures out how to give a camera view that seems to be there’s a robot drifting simply off the right backside of the vehicle. It falls off more like increased reality than simply a stopping camera. The accessible 3.5-liter twin-super V6 makes 375 hp and is smooth as a BMW or Mercedes-Benz.
“This is likely the best little SUV I’ve driven. It’s insanely gorgeous, is an impact to drive, and has a decent, comfortable inside with bunches of cool tech. The cutting-edge highlights in another vehicle ought to make your life simpler, not more confounded. The GV70 does precisely that.”
5. 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5
Electric vehicles are developing. As of recently, most electric vehicles started life as gas-controlled vehicles. An electric powertrain was fitted to that vehicle, and an EV was conceived. Today, vehicles like the Hyundai Ioniq 5 are carefully designed EVs intended to be electric all along. What difference does that make? Fundamentally because when you wipe out the requirement for an enormous fuel tank and erase an immense lump of metal from the engine, the planner is more liberated to settle on decisively various decisions concerning the vehicle’s general look, inside space, and even innovation. We additionally like the way the Ioniq 5 looks.
“The Hyundai Ioniq 5 lies at the crossing point of all that Hyundai appears to do uncommonly well. It is an up-to-date, very much bundled EV that is valued right, and its 300-mile electric reach goes with it a low-compromise decision for those wavering about pushing toward an electric future.”
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6. 2022 Honda Civic
The new version is the most mature, sophisticated Civic ever. Technically, the new Honda Civic competes against cars like the Toyota Corolla, but here, the Honda feels like a level up. The interior boldly takes a minimalist approach and makes that feel elegant. We especially like the Civic EX’s combination of features, power, and value.
“Occasionally, Honda makes mistakes with the Civic, but what makes Honda so successful is they learn from their errors and come back with a car so good it can hardly be called entry-level anymore. This is the best Civic yet, and I can’t wait to see the variants that will follow.”
7. 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee
The Grand Cherokee has for some time been well known with outdoorsy sorts and residents. It’s for quite some time been the ideal vehicle to investigate the sort of residing that begins where the asphalt closes however with some additional room versus a Wrangler. This year, the Grand Cherokee is accessible with a third-column seat interestingly. Jeep has taken the Grand Cherokee and caused it to grow up, and the outcome isn’t one yet two attractive renditions.
“The standard Grand Cherokee is extraordinary, yet the Grand Cherokee L has three lines, brilliant looks outwardly, and is accessible with one of the cleanest sounding sound frameworks I’ve heard in any vehicle I’ve tried. Assuming you’re getting one look at the crate for the McIntosh sound framework, please”
8. 2022 Kia Carnival
It’s hard to remake something very familiar. With the Carnival, Kia has reworked the trusty minivan into something that retains the function of a minivan but with the sophistication of a luxury SUV. It sounds like a lot of marketing spin, right? Maybe not. When driving the Carnival, several people on the street, in the valet queue, and at the carwash have asked if this is a “new Kia SUV.” Nicely done Kia.
“Family van, MPV, minivan, whatever you call it, the Carnival is attractive, functional, and sophisticated.”
Tesla showed us what we truly needed from the beginning a long-range, extravagant electric vehicle. Assuming you need that precise thing however with the extravagance, notoriety, and development of Mercedes-Benz, the EQS is for you. The reach is good as well. Contingent upon the form you get, you can expect a scope of 340 – 350 miles.
“The reach and inside are to the point of prevailing upon numerous Tesla customers. Moreover, the EQS is one of the most amazing looking cars around, paying little heed to how it’s controlled”
10. 2022 Nissan Frontier
The Frontier is a dramatic update of the previous version. That may sound dismissive, but it isn’t meant to. The 2022 Frontier is, essentially, a new truck. The engine and transmission were introduced on the 2021 model, but there’s so much about the truck that seems “just right” we can argue with the results no matter how Nissan got there. That engine is a 3.8-liter V6 that makes 310 hp and 281 lb-ft of torque. That means the Frontier has the best-in-class horsepower, and its torque is second only to the Ford Ranger. Inside, you’ll find newly available features like Zero Gravity seats, wireless phone charging, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, USB-A, and USB-C power outlets, plus a 120-volt household-style outlet.
“The new package just works. I like it better than the Tacoma.”
11. 2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI
This is the eighth generation of VW’s affordable and fun performance car. The car now has an Audi-like interior, compelling tech, more power, and a modern new look. The 2.0-liter turbocharged engine makes impressive power, and that’s paired through a 6-speed manual transmission.
“The iconic hatchback returns for another go. It boasts tighter styling on the nose, 241 hp, and 273 lb-ft of torque, and the cabin is stylish and cozy. Oh, and it comes standard with a 6-speed stick! You don’t see that very often anymore.”
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