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Kelley Blue Book has recently announced the award winners for its 2022 Best Buy honors, and there are a whole bunch of really great SUVs on that list. It offers a blend of newcomers to the SUV market, as well as old favorites and SUVs that just can’t seem to stop winning. Here are all the best SUVs of 2022, according to Kelley Blue Book.

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The 2022 Kia Seltos takes home the Kelley Blue Book award for the best subcompact SUV

This is the second year that the Kia Seltos has won the Best Subcompact SUV.  The 2022 Kia Seltos is only in its second year, and it’s also a two-time winner of the Best Buy Award. Highlights of the 2022 Kia Seltos include its “tough-yet-stylish design” and essential safety features at an affordable price. The 2022 Kia Seltos starts at $22,490.

The 2022 Toyota RAV4 is the best compact SUV

The 2022 Toyota RAV4 wins Kelley Blue Book’s “Compact SUV Best Buy of 2022.” It is good on fuel, getting 35 mpg on the highway with front-wheel drive and 34 mpg with all-wheel drive. Kelley Blue Book says that the Toyota RAV4 has an “outstanding reputation for durability,” and has so many features, you’ll feel good about having gotten your money’s worth. The 2022 Toyota RAV4 price starts at $26,525. 

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe is the best two-row SUV

Kelley Blue Book finds a lot to love in the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe. It’s a five-passenger midsize SUV that “drives well, looks great, exudes quality, and feels more expensive than it is.” There are eleven trim levels and four powertrains to choose from in the Santa Fe, making it versatile and a great fit for a wi

The 2022 Kia Telluride is the best three-row SUV – again

This is the third year in a row that the Telluride has won the honor of being called the Best Midsize 3-Row SUV. Kelley Blue Book (KBB) calls the 2022 Kia Telluride “one of the most sought-after new vehicles on the market today.” The 2022 Kia Telluride price starts at $32,790. 

The 2022 Ford Expedition is Kelley Blue Book’s best full-size SUV

The 2022 Ford Expedition is the fifth Ford Expedition winner of the Kelley Blue Book Full-Size SUV Best Buy in a row. It can seat eight passengers in its three rows and it can tow a pretty good amount. It will ride on a “tough ladder frame that uses independent rear suspension.” Kelley Blue Book is quick to note that it is still comfortable. The 2022 Ford Expedition should start at around $51,000 for the base model 2022 Ford Expedition XL. 

The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-e is the best electric car

Kelley Blue Book says, “Behold the Sports Car of SUVs,” and it fits the Mach-e. You can choose from four engines with horsepower ranging from 266 to 480. The range for the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-e varies from 211 miles to 306 miles, depending on the engine you select

Mercedes-Benz takes home the subcompact luxury SUV award

One of the things that Kelley Blue Book liked so much about the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLA is its affordability. The GLA starts at a very reasonable $36,400. That doesn’t include a destination charge of $1,050, but it puts the GLA below other luxury competitors in its class. Kelley Blue Book was particularly impressed with the fact that this Mercedes-Benz still felt like a Mercedes-Benz despite its cheap price tag. It “has the features, driving manners, safety, and technology that buyers – even buyers on a more limited budget – expect from a Mercedes.”

The 2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime is Kelley Blue Book’s choice for plug-in hybrid vehicle

The 2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle is a hybrid SUV that you can plug in to charge. In addition, it can make 302 hp and go 40 mpg, which makes it an attractive choice for those who drive a lot and don’t want to rely solely on fuel or electricity. It can go up to 600 miles on a combination of electricity and gas, making it a dream for a road trip. Kelley Blue Book also loves how roomy and quiet it is.

Newcomer Genesis wins both the Subcompact Luxury SUV and Midsize Luxury SUV awards

The 2022 Genesis GV70 is one of the smaller midsize luxury SUVs. Kelley Blue Book loves its “handsome styling and sporty attitude, an ample amount of standard equipment, and remarkable technology and safety features, all at a competitive price.” The 2022 Genesis GV70 starts at $42,045.

This is the second year in a row that the Genesis GV80 has won the Best Midsize Luxury SUV title. It has a unique, stylish look that’s both luxurious and sporty. It also has a high-end interior and can be customized to be exactly how you want it. The 2022 GV80 2.5 starts at $56,645.

Kelley Blue Book has named these the best SUVs of 2022, and if you’re in the market for a new SUV, this might be where you begin your search. Of course, you should do your own research, including checking out safety and reliability ratings before making your decision.


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