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“What is the best car to buy?” That’s a tough question to answer given the numerous types of cars, trucks, and SUVs currently in the market. It also depends on what you’re looking for. But the good news is that for the 2022 model year, there are plenty of different types of vehicles to choose from – everything from energy-efficient electric cars to large trucks. Here are a few of the best cars, trucks, and SUVs to choose from going into this year.

The 2022 Ford Maverick is a great entry-level truck

A 2022 Ford Maverick featured at an auto show.
2022 Ford Maverick | Scott Olson via Getty Images

If you’re looking for a truck but don’t want to step up to a full mid-size offering like the Ford F-150, then the Maverick is a great choice. Its small form, tech-savvy interior, and available hybrid powertrain put it far ahead of competitors like the Hyundai Santa Cruz. But what makes the Maverick more attractive is its sub-$20,000 price tag.

The 2022 Honda Civic is a compact sedan that’s worth a look

A red 2022 Honda Civic Sedan Sport with HPD Package drives through a city
2022 Honda Civic Sedan Sport with HPD Package | Honda

If you’re in the market for a small sedan, as opposed to a small truck, then the 2022 Honda Civic is worth your attention. The Civic was redesigned for 2022 and now has a mature look, fuel-efficient engine options, and even an optional Bose premium sound system. Although it carries a higher price tag than ever before – $22,000 to $29,000 – the Civic provides an amazing value that makes it worth every penny.

There’s no denying that the 2022 Honda Accord is one of the best midsize sedans to buy

2020 Honda Accord Touring 2.0T
2020 Honda Accord Touring 2.0T | Honda

If you’re looking for a near-luxury experience in a midsize sedan, the 2022 Honda Accord will provide you with that. Its available leather interior and a long list of standard and safety features put it closer to being an Acura than a Honda. Needless to say, it provides an excellent value for well under $40,000.

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers up some midsize luxury

  The Mercedes-BenzE-Class
The Mercedes-BenzE-Class | Sjoerd van der Wal/Getty Images

If you want to go the full-luxury route, but don’t need something as big as an S-Class, the 2022 Mercedes E-Class will fit the bill. The E-Class is a midsize sedan that offers unbridled comfort along with a dose of fuel efficiency and power from its standard turbocharged 2.0-liter engine. However, if you want more power, then you can opt for the AMG E 53, which has a 429-hp 3.0-liter inline-six engine under its hood.

If you prefer a wagon, the 2022 Subaru Outback will be there for you

Blue 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness on a Trail
2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness | Subaru

The 2022 Subaru Outback combines car-like driving dynamics with SUV-like capability, thanks to its wagon body style. You can fit up to five adults along with all of their gear in the Outback, which can then comfortably take you to the roads less traveled with its all-wheel drivetrain. Case in point, if you need something bigger than a car and smaller than an SUV, the Outback will be there for you.

The 2022 Kia Telluride is a three-row SUV bargain

A slate gray 2022 Kia Telluride parked in the woods.
2022 Kia Telluride | Kia

The Kia Telluride was a sales smash hit when it debuted a couple of years ago and it is still holding strong for the 2022 model year. Its handsome styling, luxurious amenities, and, most importantly, its sub-$40,000 price tag make it a slam dunk for anyone in the market for a three-row SUV. Move over Land Rover and make room for this upscale Kia.

The 2022 Toyota Sienna is a fuel-efficient and capable minivan

The 2022 Toyota Sienna parked in grass
2022 Toyota Sienna | Allison Barfield, MotorBiscuit

We never would have thought to use the terms “fuel-efficient” and “capable” when describing a minivan, but the 2022 Toyota Sienna embodies them. The Sienna comes standard with a 245-hp hybrid powertrain that can achieve up to 36 mpg in the city and can be mated to an all-wheel drivetrain. Toting around your family never felt so easy, capable, or fuel-efficient.

The best vehicles of 2022

While this is just a shortlist of vehicles that you can currently buy in 2022, they are among the best ones that we could find. If you want a list of more options, then Gear Patrol has you covered. For now, you definitely can’t go wrong with any of the vehicles on this list.


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