The year of 2022 has been a very productive and innovative one in the automotive industry, and besides the cars we already featured in Street Lines, here is a roundup of other standouts during the year. We have various car styles and price points to fit virtually every demand. Keep in mind that 2022 models should be selling at a great price since dealers have to make room for 2023 versions. Now that’s a plan to get the best bang for your buck!

2022 Kia Sorento X-Line 

In 2022, KIA introduced the X-Line trim and the SX Prestige version comes with a plethora of standard features. The review model was attractive, dressed in a recommended “Wolf Gray” exterior, enhanced with signature 20-inch matte alloy wheels, bumper fascias on both ends, a panoramic sunroof, and roof rails to capture the eye. 

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Inside, the vibrant 10.25-inch touchscreen also comes standard with user-friendly controls; heated first-and-second-row seats (including captain’s chairs); and a load of safety features to ease the mind including a surround view monitor and various driver alerts.  

The actual driving upgrades is perhaps the standout change, boasting all-wheel drive with off-road capability (including Snow Mode) to stretch the limits for terrain adaption. Noting solid fuel economy averaging 24 miles per gallon while still possessing a punchy 2.5-liter turbocharged engine with an 8-speed transmission is also impressive. And the price? Very competitive for this 7-passenger SUV. 

Fuel Economy: 22 city/27 highway/24 combined

Price: $45,120 MSRP fully equipped as reviewed including freight and handling.

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2022 Audi Q7 Prestige 

Considering the interior amenities and overall performance, the Audi Q7 is a notable midsize AWD luxury SUV seating an impressive seven people thanks to its three-row capacity. The reviewed model came in the popular “Cararra White” exterior, and quilted Metro Gray leather seats gracing the interior with wood grain paneling accents throughout the cabin. 

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Audi continues to maintain an illustrious standard when it comes to its driving performance with the 3.0-liter V6 engine pumping a strong 335 horsepower. Steady driving is key, and the Q7 literally hugs the road backed by the assuring Audi Pre Sense Basic, automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring, pedestrian detection, and has amazing precautions during collision including the tightening of seatbelts and all windows raising to minimize possible harm. With a full surround view parking camera system and lane and intersection assist, drivers will feel even more equipped to handle any driving situation.

The Prestige Package ($10,800) comes with more recommended amenities, including massaging front seats; heated second row seats; adaptive air suspension, and a theateresque Bang & Olufsen sound system with 3D sound. To take it up a notch on the visuals, the Black Optic Package provides 21-inch 10-spoke design wheels on all-season tires and high-gloss black highlights gives a welcomed stealthy vibe on the exterior including the roof rails. Yes, Audi’s use of the word “Prestige” is certainly warranted with this SUV. 

Fuel Economy: 18 city/23 highway/20 combined

Price: $62,500 MSRP; $77,745 fully equipped as reviewed including Prestige and Black Optic Packages freight and handling.

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2022 MDX SH-AWD Type S ADV

Stepping into 2022 with a full makeover, the three-row Acura MDX will make everything from a quick errand to a family excursion enjoyable thanks to all of the high-tech amenities, posh cabin, and powerful engine. 

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Under the hood, a punchy 355 horsepower turbocharged engine with 10-speed transmission makes the use of paddle shifters, Brembo brakes, 21-inch alloy wheels, electric power steering, and SH-AWD maneuverability increasingly enjoyable. Other notable enhancements for 2022 include a touchpad coupled with the high-res 12.3-inch display, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, a roomier cabin, and a plethora of safety features under the ACURAWATCH bundle. The Wi-Fi hotspot, tri-zone climate control, Alexa built-in, perforated sport seats, panoramic moonroof, hands-free power tailgate, surround view camera, and Acura ELS Studio 3D Signature Edition audio system playing through 25 speakers (available with the Advance Package) help discussions to make long trips a lot easier to consider.

The Type S package makes the MDX even more desirable for especially racing enthusiasts thanks to the sport steering wheel and pedals with air suspension to take on all types of terrain. The wireless phone charger; remote engine start; second-row sunshades (which also helps hide what’s inside the cabin); LED fog lights; and Acura navigation system with voice recognition collectively help seal the deal. 

Ultimately, the redesigned MDX Type S is a winner. 

Fuel Economy: 17 city/21 highway/19 combined

Price: $72,050 MSRP fully equipped as reviewed including Advance and Type S Packages, freight and handling.

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2022 Hyundai Tucson PHEV Limited 

If you want to go the compact SUV route for smaller families with the capability to seat five, the redesigned 2022 Hyundai Tucson should be a top consideration. They made an effort to step up the driving experience, technology, interior, and making the driver a lot more comfortable behind the controls. 

Coming in four trims—SE, SEL, N Line, and Limited—the latter is the top of the line packing numerous amenities including the 10.25-inch touchscreen, 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster, a solid Bose sound system complete with eight speakers, a panoramic sunroof, shift paddles, heated rear seats, parking sensors, Remote Smart Parking Assist, a surround-view monitor, remote-controlled parking, and even a “semi-autonomous” driving mode to provide a glimpse of what the future holds.

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The PHEV designation stands for Plug-In Electric Vehicles, which uses both gasoline and electric engines; the electric motor is used first until the battery is depleted and then the gas version takes over. Specs of the engine 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder heart tops off at 261 horsepower (combined gas and electric) with an electric driving range of 33 miles, followed by 35 miles per gallon of gas. 

With everything the Tucson Limited PHEV offers along with the best warranty program in the US, the $44.5K price tag is well worth it. 

Fuel Economy: 80 MPGe/35 MPG combined

Price: $44,540 MSRP 

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2022 Lexus LX 600 F Sport

If luxury is what you demand in an SUV, the LX 600 F Sport should be a strong consideration. Handsomely redesigned for 2022, it’s what under the hood that is arguably the most striking with a muscle-flexing 3.5-liter, 409-horsepower twin-turbocharged V6 engine enhanced with a 10-speed transmission, electric steering, all-wheel drive, and Torsen limited-slip differential for optimal traction.

The popular F Sport trim is the best option for those in the need for speed, performance, and opulence; the LX flaunts a sport-tuned suspension, aluminum sport pedals, front door scuff plates, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, four-zone climate control, ambient lighting throughout the cabin, and semi-aniline leather seats for up to seven passengers including ventilation and heating for the first two rows. Looks are also upgraded with attractive triple beam LED headlamps and taillamps; roof rails; signature F mesh design spindle grille with jet-black chrome grille frame; and power moon roof while sitting on 22-inch F Sport forged alloy wheels.  

A WiFi hotspot, 12.3-inch touchscreen (plus lower seven-inch screen), wireless charger, cooler box, Apple/Android connectivity, an incredible 25-speaker Mark Levinson surround sound system (optional), “Hey Lexus” intelligent assistant, and Lexus’ Safety System 2.5 collectively help guarantee a pleasurable journey for everyone.   

Bring a boat or whatever totals up to the 8,000-pound towing capacity, and explore the country in style, grace, and power.  

Fuel Economy: 17 city/22 highway/19 combined

Price: $107,585 MSRP including handling, processing and delivery.

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2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4xe

If it’s about adventure, taking on virtually every terrain, riding in comfort, and still getting impressive mileage per gallon thanks to the all-new 4xe plug-in hybrid option, this redesigned Jeep SUV checks every box. 

When on the go, the 4xe’s 2.0-liter I-4 turbocharged PHEV engine provides 375-horsepower capability, and eight-speed transmission while rolling on 18-inch painted aluminum wheels with all-terrain tires. Inside, the Overland’s trim graciously provides numerous standard embellishments including Nappa leather upholstery throughout, Apple CarPlay/Android connectivity, wireless charging, a panoramic sunroof (dual pane), dual-zone automatic climate control, multiple USB ports, a Wi-Fi hot spot, and U Connect 5 NAV with a user-friendly 10.1-inch touchscreen display. 

The reviewed model came equipped with two optional packages—the Luxury Tech Group IV (totaling $2,155) and Advanced ProTech Group III ($2,235)—and both come highly recommended. Luxury Tech delivers Nappa leather seats, wireless charging pad, back massagers for the front seats, and four-zone climate control. The ProTech adds numerous safety-assuring features including a surround-view camera, an integrated off-road camera, an active driving assist system, a head-up display, night vision assist, and map-in-cluster display. Any music enthusiast demanding the best sound will appreciate the optional 19-speaker McIntosh stereo with a 950-watt amplifier as well. 

Ultimately, this remodeled Overland justifies the consistent praise in the automotive industry, so take a crew of up to seven passengers for an unforgettable journey regardless of the road conditions.  

Fuel Economy: 56 MPGe/23 MPG combined (gas)/25 miles with all-electric range 

Price: $75,305 MSRP including destination charge and listed optional packages

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