The best cars of 2022 were named in the USA
The rating includes cars that are sold in the USA, are considered reliable, successfully pass official and unofficial crash tests
The American magazine Consumer Reports (a publication of the non-profit organization Consumers Union) named the best cars of 2022 sold in the United States. The magazine selected cars according to various criteria, including customer ratings. The rating includes cars that are sold in the United States, are considered reliable, successfully pass official and unofficial crash tests, and also receive above-average consumer ratings. The rating is based on surveys among the subscribers of the publication.
Cars under $25,000
The Americans recognized the Nissan Sentra as the best compact model. This economy sedan by local standards is characterized by good handling, maneuverability and a comfortable ride. The experts also noted the reliability of the 2.0-liter engine in this car, as well as the presence of a convenient and simple multimedia system. In addition, a set of security systems called Safety Shield 360 has become a huge plus.
Nissan Rogue Sport
Nissan horn sport
Nissan Rogue Sport took first place among subcompact crossovers. Consumer Reports noted excellent visibility from the driver’s seat, a comfortable cabin, and a host of safety features that even some of the most expensive models can’t boast of. Also, the machine has a rich list of options and reliability in operation.
Cars priced at $25,000–35,000
Subaru Forester has been recognized by experts as the best among compact SUVs. Among its main advantages: stylish design, spacious interior, fuel efficiency, as well as high safety and reliability. The study also notes that the car has a special modification called Wilderness, which is designed for intense off-road.
The Honda Accord is named the best mid-size sedan. The experts named the optimal range of engines for this model, and also noted the very stylish interior of the car. Another important plus is advanced security systems that allow you to consider the car as a family car.
The Toyota Prius is already a traditional winner in the Consumer Reports hybrid category. The optional all-wheel-drive sedan features an impressive range of roadside assistance systems, a comfortable interior with a large touchscreen and a reliable transmission.
Cars priced at $35,000–45,000
Toyota RAV4 Prime
Toyota RAV4 Prime
Back in 2019, Toyota introduced a modification of the RAV with a hybrid power plant with the ability to recharge batteries from the network. After 3 years, experts recognized it as the best in the category of two-row crossovers. The total output of the combined plant was 306 hp. – 84 hp more than standard hybrid units. Said vehicle is capable of accelerating from standstill to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 5.8 seconds. On a gallon of fuel, the crossover in mixed mode travels up to 90 miles, which is equivalent to a consumption of 2.6 liters per 100 kilometers.
The eight-seat crossover Kia Telluride was presented at the beginning of 2019 at the Detroit Auto Show. In April 2020, the model received the title of World Car of the Year. Now Consumer Reports voted this car the best three-row crossover. Kia Telluride is available with a non-piston 3.8-liter naturally aspirated V6 engine producing 295 hp and 355 Nm of torque. The engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The crossover is available with both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive.
Honda Ridge Line
The Honda Ridgeline was named the best truck for its elegant design, reliable 2.0-liter V6 engine and driving performance. Experts believe that this car is ideal for transporting goods and trips to nature.
Cars over $45,000
Ford Mustang Mach-E
Ford Mustang Mah-E
Ford Mustang Mach-E became the best "green" car. The car is built on the Global Electrified 2 (GE2) platform, which is an upgraded version of the C2 architecture used in Focus and Kuga models. Basic rear-wheel drive versions are available in two power options: 255 and 282 horsepower. Top modifications with an all-wheel drive system are equipped with a 332-horsepower installation. The model also has a GT Performance version, which is equipped with an electrical installation with a capacity of 459 horsepower. This modification of the crossover can accelerate to hundreds in just 3.5 seconds. Depending on the version, without recharging, an electric car can travel from 340 to 600 kilometers.
Lexus RX took first place in the category of expensive and luxurious crossovers. The flagship model of the Japanese premium brand has topped the American reliability rating for many years in a row. Experts also noted the stylish design and a rich list of options, including adaptive cruise control, a surround view system, a head-up display, a traffic sign recognition system, lane and blind spot monitoring, and a reverse parking assist function.