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South Korean automaker Hyundai is producing some of the coolest new SUVs on the market. Models like the Ioniq 5 and Kona have made huge impacts on their vehicle segments. Here are three of the most impactful 2022 Hyundai SUVs.

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the electric vehicle of the year

Of all 2022 Hyundai SUVs, the Ioniq 5 is the most impactful of them all (for the year). The 2022 Ioniq 5 was the first Ioniq 5 model in America. The electric SUV took the country and the world by storm.

The 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 starts at $39,950. It makes 168 horsepower. The electric SUV gets 220 miles of standard driving range.

The electric SUV was initially eligible for a $7,500 federal electric vehicle tax incentive. The tax credit may no longer apply to the Ioniq 5 after changes made by the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022.

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 earned the World Car of the Year award because of its appearance, driving range, and how quickly it charges. The Ioniq 5 is affordable and fun to drive. It’s one of the best entry-level electric vehicles on the market because it comes with great standard features. Multiple automotive publications list the Ioniq 5 as the best electric SUV for 2022.

The 2022 Hyundai Kona brings the fun to its segment

The Hyundai Kona, like its cousin, the Kia Soul, knows how to bring the fun to its segment. It has a unique exterior design and peppy powertrain options.

The 2022 Hyundai Kona starts at $21,300. It uses a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine to make 147 horsepower. The Kona gets 30 miles per gallon in the city and 35 miles per gallon on the highway.

The 2022 model year is impactful because it got an Editor’s Choice award from Car and Driver. It is another Kona model that asserts the nameplate’s position as consistently excellent. Even the Kona’s final trim level, the Kona Limited is affordable. It starts at just $28,800, and it comes loaded with great standard features.

The 2022 Hyundai Tucson is making waves in its segment

A blue Hyundai Tucson Hybrid small SUV is parked.
The Hyundai Tucson Hybrid | Hyundai

The Hyundai Tucson features one of the best redesigns of the year. The 2022 Tucson has a bold new exterior, new headlights, and new taillights.

The 2022 Hyundai Tucson starts at $24,950. It uses a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine to make 187 horsepower. The Tucson achieves 26 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per gallon on the highway.

The Hyundai Tucson has great driving dynamics and is more practical than its rivals. The 2022 model year has proven that the nameplate is a strong contender for the best small SUV position. The Toyota RAV4 better watch its back. Hyundai’s small SUV is going for the gold. Consumers can expect the next few Tucson model years to get even better with time.

Learn about how the Hyundai Tucson small SUV compares to the upcoming 2023 Honda CR-V in the next article below.

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