The Best SUV Brands, According to U.S. News

The best SUV of 2022 is an incredibly hard thing to narrow down. SUVs continue to dominate the automotive market and car companies are putting out better and better SUVs all the time. Still, U.S. News tried to narrow it down to at least the best SUV brands of 2022, and they came up with a fairly comprehensive list. Is your SUV on here? Or perhaps one that you’ve had your eye on? Let’s take a look at what the best SUV brands of 2022 are.

A 2022 Hyundai Palisade midsize crossover SUV driving down a highway with homes on grassy hills in the background
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16. Mitsubishi is making one of the best SUVs of 2022

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U.S. News is quick to admit that Mitsubishi has been dealing with a less-than-stellar reputation for their vehicles. However, it also points out that Mitsubishi is trying to right that, and one way that they’re doing this is with the release of the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander. It’s a three-row compact SUV, that separates it from other compact SUVs.

15. People love Nissans, especially the Rogue

Nissan isn’t at the top of the list of the best SUVs of 2022, yet U.S. News says that the Nissan brand belongs on the list because of the 2022 Nissan Rogue. It’s spacious, has an upscale cabin, and gets good gas mileage.

14. Toyota makes the best-selling SUV in the country

Toyota has a wide range of SUVs, including the best-selling RAV4. It has lots of space for both passengers as well as cargo, a “well-built cabin,” and good gas mileage. U.S. News notes that the 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid may be even better than the regular RAV4. However, the Highlander is mostly “average” and the 4Runner “struggles to compete.”

13. Chevy has everything from subcompact to full-size SUVs

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Chevrolet is known for its SUVs, and it offers seven SUVs in a range of sizes. The 2022 Chevy Trax and 2022 Chevy Trailblazer are subcompact SUVs, while the 2022 Chevrolet Equinox is a compact SUV. Then there are the midsize 2022 Chevy Blazer and 2022 Chevrolet Traverse as well as the large 2022 Chevy Tahoe and even larger 2022 Chevrolet Suburban.

The Tahoe and Suburban are Chevy’s best SUVs. U.S. News also says that the Traverse is Chevy’s best midsize SUV and the Trailblazer is considered the better subcompact SUV.

12. Mini makes the smallest best SUV

U.S. News puts the Mini brand at number 12 on the list thanks to the 2022 Mini Countryman. It’s surprisingly spacious for such a small SUV. It’s also fun to drive and it has an available 188 hp turbocharged engine as well as a 301 hp engine.

11. Ford is all-in on SUVs

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Ford is churning out SUVs and not sedans, which may help launch it into the next phase of automotive sales. Ford currently has eight SUVs on the market, but U.S. News says that eight SUVs are the frontrunners. The 2022 Ford Bronco is a brand new and at the same time throwback SUV. The 2022 Ford Expedition is one of the best large SUVs on the market. And the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-e is perhaps the best electric SUV on the market right now.

10. GMC makes some of the best SUVs of 2022 with the nicest interiors

GMC makes some of the best large SUVs, and it’s especially known for its nice interiors. The 2022 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL have almost luxury interiors, with a 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment screen and loads of features.

9. Buick and Jeep tie for place number 9

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Buick makes some of the best luxury SUVs, with the 2022 Encore GX and Enclave. These are both nice SUVs with decent size. Jeep, on the other hand, makes some great off-road SUVs. The Wrangler and Grand Cherokee L are each favorites in the off-road SUV class.

7. Subaru makes some of the best SUVs in 2022

Subaru has four SUVs on the list of the best SUVs for 2022. These include the Crosstrek, Crosstrek Hybrid, Forester, and Ascent. Each of these SUVs has an outdoorsy vibe, good fuel economy, and plenty of storage space.

6. Volkswagen makes some of the best SUVs

The 2022 Volkswagen Atlas is a versatile SUV with either two or three rows. The 2022 Volkswagen Taos is a subcompact SUV with excellent fuel economy. There’s also an electric Volkswagen ID.4.

5. The 2022 Dodge Durango is one-of-a-kind

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The 2022 Dodge Durango is a stylish SUV with a muscle car vibe. It has three rows, a great infotainment system, and an excellent engine. The Durango can even tow up to 8,700 pounds.

4. Kia is making some of the best 2022 SUVs

Kia has the 2022 Sorento, Soul, and Telluride, to name a few. U.S. News says that “Not only does Kia offer an SUV for almost every buyer, but nearly every offering is among the best in its class.” The Telluride is an award winner and all Kias have an excellent warranty of 10 years or 100,000 miles.

3. Honda nears the top of the list of best SUVs

U.S. News says that even though Honda’s SUVs aren’t the best 2022 SUVs, its SUVs are solid enough to earn the Honda brand as a whole a top-three spot. The 2022 Honda CR-V and 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid are leaders amongst Honda SUVs.

2. Mazda offers versatile options

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Mazda makes a variety of SUVs that appeal to a wide range of customers. These include the 2021 Mazda CX-30, the CX-5, and the CX-9. Mazda offers good fuel economy, decent engines, and a good amount of space.

1. Hyundai makes the best SUVs of 2022

Hyundai wins the top spot of the best SUVs of 2022. Among Hyundai’s SUVs include the Kona, Tucson, and the Palisade. Hyundai’s SUVs are big, spacious, and nice cabins. They also have solid engines and excellent infotainment systems.

The best SUVs of 2022 include such a wide range of choices that if you’re looking for a new car, you’re certain to find something that suits you. Each of these SUVs offers something special, whether it be size, infotainment, or fuel economy.

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