The Best New Cars for 2022 are made up of 12 vehicles selected by a team of Autotrader experts, who collectively tested and ranked the new models using a range of criteria. As there are many new or redesigned vehicles for 2022, editors have focused on models that would be available for purchase within the next nine months and have included vehicles they believe offer significant value or are game-changing. ‘another way. They also capped the price at $110,000 for the base model, though most cars on the list are available for tens of thousands of dollars below.
Autotrader’s Best New Cars for 2022*
2022 Acura MDX
The MDX is all-new for 2022, boasting features like dual 12.3-inch display screens, standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, plus built-in Amazon Alexa. A favorite feature is the ELS audio system, and our editors love the smooth, quiet ride, precise handling and interior comfort.
2022 Ford F-150 Lightning
Combining the popularity of the F-150 pickup with the capabilities of an all-electric vehicle creates a real winner. With Ford’s Intelligent Backup Power, over-the-air software updates and 11 available power outlets, this version of the F-150 is the perfect tool for consumers and contractors. Bonus points for the great “Frunk”.
Ford Maverick 2022
Great tools and service usually fill an unmet need, and the Ford Maverick does just that. While other popular small trucks have increased in price and size over the years, the Maverick is perfect. Base price is lower $20,000a hybrid version is standard and is rated at 42 mpg in city driving, it can tow 4,000 pounds, it has a multi-position tailgate, and it’s attractive.
2022 Genesis GV70
While Genesis is a relatively new luxury brand, it hit a home run out of the park with the GV70. It looks good, is both smooth and quick on the road, and has tons of up-to-date tech. One of our editors’ favorite tech features is the slightly off-center 360-degree parking camera. augmented reality than just a parking camera. The available 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 produces 375 hp and is as smooth as the best from BMW.
Honda Civic 2022
This new version is the most accomplished and sophisticated Civic ever. While the Honda Civic technically rivals cars like the Toyota Corolla, this Honda feels like a step up. The interior boldly takes a minimalist approach while still managing to convey that elegant feel. Our editors particularly appreciate the Civic EX’s combination of functionality, power and value.
Hyundai Ioniq 5 2022
Electric vehicles have matured beyond traditional gasoline-powered cars with electric powertrains later in life. Now, cars like the Hyundai Ioniq 5 are EVs purpose-built to be electric from the start. This is important because when you eliminate the need for a large gas tank and remove a huge chunk of metal between the two front wheels, the designer is freer to make drastically different choices in terms of the overall look of the car. , interior space and technology. And our editors love the look of the Ioniq 5.
2022 Jeep Cherokee
Long popular with outdoor enthusiasts and commuters, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is the ideal vehicle for exploring the type of life that begins where the sidewalk ends – but with a little extra room compared to the Wrangler. Jeep took the Grand Cherokee and made it bigger with two handsome versions – the standard Grand Cherokee and a new three-row version, the Grand Cherokee L.
Kia Carnival 2022
It’s hard to do something very familiar again, but with the Carnival, Kia has done just that. Kia has managed to rework the trusty minivan into something that retains the function of a minivan, but with the sophistication of a luxury SUV. And it’s not just about marketing – when our editors were driving the Carnival, several people asked if it was “a new Kia SUV”. It is remarkably attractive, functional and sophisticated.
2022 Mercedes-AMG EQS
If you’re looking for an electric car that offers the luxury, reputation and innovation of Mercedes-Benz, the EQS is for you. Depending on the version you choose, you can expect a range of 340 to 350 miles. Our editors think the EQS’s range and interior are enough to appeal to many Tesla buyers, beyond the fact that the EQS also looks good.
2022 Nissan Frontier
The 2022 Nissan Frontier is such a dramatic update to the previous version that it’s essentially a new truck. The Frontier’s 3.8-liter V6 engine produces 310 hp and 281 lb-ft of torque, making it best-in-class second only to the Ford Ranger. Inside, you’ll find new features like Zero Gravity Seating, wireless phone charging, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and a variety of power outlets.
2022 Rivian R1T
Pickup trucks and SUVs have been something of a blind spot when it comes to electric vehicles, because their size and weight (and often the demands placed on trucks) make them poor candidates for all-electric power. But now Rivian has opened that door. Like Tesla, Rivian isn’t a long-standing legacy automaker, but it’s created a very compelling electric vehicle that looks good and performs well. The Rivian R1T isn’t a concept or a blueprint or a “one day” electric truck – it’s now making its way into the hands of consumers, and it’s very good.
2022 Volkswagen Golf GTI
The eighth generation of VW’s affordable and fun performance car, the 2022 Golf GTI now has an Audi-like interior, compelling tech, more power and a modern new look. The Golf GTI’s 2.0-liter turbocharged engine also produces impressive power, paired with a standard 6-speed manual transmission.
*Vehicles listed in alphabetical order.
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