In a never-ending quest to satisfy America's hunger for cool SUVs, automakers all over are rolling out SUVs in all shapes and sizes. Running the gamut from the subcompact car-like crossover SUVs to the largest body on frame family haulers, they produce something for every taste. With the current level of technology at their disposal, it is a safe bet that the 2022 SUV market is loaded with cool features. 2022 is pregnant not just with all-new vehicles making their way to dealerships, but also redesigned models of existing names.
Although most manufacturers still offer good old gasoline-powered SUVs, the looming electric revolution is palpable in the SUV market. The models here cover everything from internal combustion to electric powertrains, and from 8-seaters to 5-seaters. So while you are contemplating your options, take a look at our list of the coolest SUVs coming on the market in 2022.
10 2022 Range Rover
The fifth generation of Land Rover Range Rover, arriving as a 2022 model, is billed to sell alongside the 2022 model of the fourth generation. Redesigned from the ground up, the all-new model will be available in both a short and long-wheelbase body style with room for three rows of seats.
Two turbocharged powertrains are available, a 395 hp 3-liter I-6 and a 4.4-liter V8 rated 523 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. Also on offer are advanced safety features like adaptive cruise control, rain keeping system, a blind-spot monitor, and a 360-degree camera system.
9 2022 GMC Yukon
Although it underwent a complete redesign last year, the GMC Yukon enters 2022 better than it was, thanks to an upgrade of its tech features. Every model gets a 10.2-inch infotainment display, a 12-inch digital instrument display, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, WiFi Hotspot, and several USB ports.
Also on offer are 3 power engine choices and 4 trim levels that range from the SLE to the luxurious Denali. Boasting an unimpressive list of safety features, it however provides ample cargo space and a maximum towing capacity of 8400 pounds.
8 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQB
First unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show in 2021, the Mercedes-Benz EQB is arriving stateside this year as a 2023 model. The EQB shares styling points with the gas-powered GLB SUV and offers seating for 5 as standard and a third row of seats as an option.
Two 10.3-inches screens adorn the dash area - one for the digital instrument cluster and one, the touchscreen for the MBUX infotainment system. Power will be supplied by a pair of electric powertrains rated 225 hp for the EQB 300 288 hp for the EQB 350 while the 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system is standard.
7 2023 Cadillac Lyriq
Revealed in April 2021 and set for series production is the exciting 2023 Cadillac Lyriq, an all-new all-electric mid-size SUV. With prices starting at $59,995, the Lyriq will be offered standard in rear-wheel drive while all-wheel-drive will be available as an option.
Prominent in the cabin and dominating the dashboard is a curved 33-inch LED display that contains the instrument cluster and the infotainment system. It will also feature a 19-speaker AKG stereo system, Cadillac's Super Cruise semi-autonomous driving technology, and advanced noise cancellation technology to ensure a quiet cabin.
6 2023 Kia Sportage
Unveiled in October last year as a 2023 model, the Kia Sportage enters a new generation powered by a choice of 3 powertrain choices. Riding on a new platform with a longer wheelbase, it boasts superior rear legroom, class-leading cargo space, and better driving dynamics.
For infotainment, a 12.3 inches touchscreen is available in addition to features like Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, WiFi hotspot, and a wireless phone charger. It also boasts a long list of standard and optional driver-assist tech plus one of the best and most well-rounded warranty coverage in the industry.
5 2022 BMW iX
The iX is all-new, all-electric, and every inch a BMW, which means that it comes with impressive luxury and tech features. While the battery pack is good for a range of about 300 miles fully charged, two electric motors spin out 516 hp and 564 lb-ft to drive the 4 wheels.
Standard infotainment features offered include a 14.9-inch touchscreen, a 12-speaker stereo, satellite radio, navigation, wireless device charging, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. In addition to a long list of standard driver-assist tech, it also boasts a head-up display, evasive steering assist, and a surround-view parking camera system as options.
4 2022 Ford Expedition Timberline
Joining the 2022 lineup of Ford Expeditions is the all-new Timberline edition which is built to satisfy your passion for the great outdoors. To do this successfully, it comes with 10.6 inches of ground clearance, underbody shielding, a skid plate, a 2-speed transfer case, and ABS with Ford Trail Control.
Motivated by a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 rated 440 hp and 510 lb-ft of torque, there is enough muscle to keep going. Designed to offroad in style, it comes with an enviable array of convenience features to complement the driver-assist/safety tech on offer.
3 2023 Toyota Sequoia
Unveiled in January 2022 for the third generation, the 2023 Toyota Sequoia is built on the same body on frame GA-F platform as the J310 Lexus LX. Power will be supplied by the i-Force MAX hybrid powertrain which pairs a 3.4-liter twin-turbo V6 with an electric motor to produce 437 hp and 583 lb-ft of torque.
Standard seating is for 8 passengers in a roomy cabin that boasts luxuries like heated and cooled second-row seats in the higher trim levels. Apart from the base trim, the lineup comes standard with a 14-inch touchscreen while a wide array of driving aids are standard across board.
2 2023 Toyota bZ4X
Co-developed by Toyota and Subaru, the bZ4X is the first model in Toyota's series of zero-emission vehicles. A 12.3-inch multimedia touchscreen places all the system's controls at your fingertips and provides Apple CarPlay and Android Auto wireless connectivity.
Offered for power is a standard front-wheel-drive setup with a single 201 hp electric motor and an available all-wheel-drive system using 2 motors for 215 hp. According to Toyota, the 64 kWh battery pack in the FWD model is good for a driving range of 250 miles before you need to charge it again.
1 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe
Arriving as part of the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee lineup, the 4xe plug-in hybrid boasts rugged styling, generous safety features, and better fuel efficiency. While the regular 2-row Grand Cherokee landed last year with a very reasonable $39,185 starting price, the 4xe starts at $59,495 and climbs to $76,095.
A 2-liter I-4 gasoline engine teams up with 2 electric motors for a combined output of 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. According to Jeep, it can tow 6000 pounds max, and unlike most plug-in hybrids, it offers genuine off-road capability.