The experts agreed that these SUVs were worthy of being on the Consumer Reports 10 Top Picks of 2022 list. With reliable options from Toyota and Kia, these are the best SUVs available in 2022 in all shapes and sizes.
The Toyota RAV4 Prime is Consumer Reports’ best two-row SUV
Consumer Reports 10 Top Picks of 2022 list has a lot of reliable and safe SUVs. The best two-row SUV was the 2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime. Landing in the $35,000-$45,000 SUV range, the RAV4 Prime does it all. Consumer Reports says the Toyota SUV has “more power, greater efficiency, a comfortable ride, and a hint more coddling in the cabin.” Coming in as a plug-in hybrid offering, the Prime gets 302 hp, 34 mpg overall, and it is still eligible for the federal tax credit.
The 2022 Toyota RAV4 Prime is recommended by Consumer Reports, given the “green choice” label and above-average predicted reliability and owner satisfaction.
Price Range: $39,800 – $43,125
The Kia Telluride was Consumer Reports’ pick for the best midsize three-row SUV
Regarding the best midsize three-row SUV, the 2022 Kia Telluride is ranked pretty high. This probably comes as no surprise. Owners and critics alike have been raving about the Kia Telluride since it came out just a few short years ago. Consumer Reports gave it a 97 out of 100 for the road test, which is pretty much as good as it gets. The Telluride also has above-average scores for the predicted reliability and predicted owner satisfaction.
There isn’t much to dislike about the Kia SUV with a satisfying enough V6, three rows, and 21 mpg overall. Plus, the Kia 10-year, 100,000-mile warranty is among the best in the industry.
Price Range: $33,090 – $44,890
The Nissan Rogue Sport was the pick for the best subcompact SUV
The 2022 Nissan Rogue Sport is small, but it gets the job done. Consumer Reports says this one has a “composed ride and a quiet cabin.” The Rogue Sport is a good pick with an above-average predicted reliability score. The Nissan SUV got a respectable 77 out of 100 overall. It has a lot to offer buyers with forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking.
The 2022 Rogue gets 26 mpg overall and received the “recommended” label.
Price Range: $24,460 – $30,590
For an electric SUV, Consumer Reports picked the Ford Mustang Mach-E
The 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E is considered an electric SUV based on the regular Mustang. Since coming out, people have been impressed with the electric vehicle. Depending on the trim level, the Mach-E varies from 266 hp all the way up to 480 hp. It also gets between 270 miles of range and 300 miles of range.
This electric SUV is a green choice that received above-average scores on the predicted reliability and owner satisfaction. With an overall range of 90 MPGe, the Ford Mustang Mach-E is fun to drive and has zero tailpipe emissions.
Price Range: $43,895 – $61,995
The Subaru Forester is on Consumer Reports’ Top Pick list for the ninth year
For the best small SUV, the 2022 Subaru Forester is back on the 10 Top Picks list for the ninth time. It came in first on the list of compact SUVs and scored well on the predicted reliability and owner satisfaction. The Subaru SUV gets 28 mpg overall and can go off-road on the weekends. The new Outback Wilderness trim is even more fun to drive. It also has plenty of cargo room and extra safety features through Subaru EyeSight.
Price Range: $25,195 – $35,295
The Lexus RX is one of the original luxury midsized SUVs
For the luxury midsize SUV category, the 2022 Lexus RX is no stranger to the year’s best cars. Consumer Reports says the RX’s “winning formula is its blend of comfort, performance, safety, and reliability.” It comes with Lexus luxury and Toyota reliability, which has critics happy enough. With above-average predicted reliability and owner satisfaction scores, owners seem to agree with that assessment.
The Lexus SUV gets 29 mpg and enough speed from the V6 engine to make it a suitable daily driver. Plus, the 450h is a quick hybrid option for the 2022 RX.
Price Range: $45,570 – $57,660
There were a lot of good car and SUV options on the Consumer Reports 10 Top Picks of 2022. This year, reliability is still one of the most important factors buyers look at, plus the fuel economy. Check out the owner satisfaction area to hear what others have said about the best SUVs of 2022.
This article was updated on 8/19/2022.