At the end of the first quarter of 2022, we had an idea of how new SUVs are selling. Even in a difficult market, there are plenty of SUVs, trucks, and cars leaving lots. So far, three SUVs dominate sales: the 2022 Toyota RAV4, 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and 2022 Tesla Model Y. Here’s what you’ll pay for each of these SUVs, and what that money gets you.
The 2022 Toyota RAV4 is the top SUV of 2022
By the end of the first quarter of 2022, the new Toyota RAV4 was in first place for SUV sales, according to Forbes. That’s no surprise, considering the RAV4 is usually the best-selling SUV. By March 30, 2022, 101, 192 RAV4s had sold, which is down 12.6% from a year ago.
The 2022 Toyota RAV4 price starts at $26,525 for the base model 2022 Toyota RAV4 LE, which has a 203 hp four-cylinder engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission, according to Edmunds. It also comes with front-wheel drive, though you can upgrade to all-wheel drive.
The 2022 Toyota RAV4 LE comes with LED lights and a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment screen. It also adds a six-speaker sound system and is equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. As far as safety equipment, the 2022 RAV4 has forward collision warning and lane-keeping assist, as well as automatic high beams. It also comes with a traffic sign reader.
The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee takes second place
The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee sold 75,117 models in the first quarter of 2022, which is up 34.3% from last year. Its price starts at $37,390 and there are a variety of trim levels within that range to choose from, beginning with the Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo. The base model Laredo starts at $41,85. It comes standard with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that puts out 293 horsepower, 260 lb-ft of torque.
The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo is technologically up-to-date. It also comes with LED lights, heated mirrors, and keyless entry and ignition. The Grand Cherokee has an 8.4-inch touchscreen and is compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It even comes with six USB ports as well as a six-speaker sound system.
The 2022 Tesla Model Y rounds up the top 3 SUVs
The 2022 Tesla Model Y is selling very well in 2022, with 71,358 being sold in the first quarter. That’s up a shocking 86.8% from last year. The 2022 Tesla Model Y price starts at starts at $62,990. The 2022 Tesla Model Y is a compact SUV, which is perfect if you need or want a little extra space but don’t necessarily want a behemoth of a vehicle. If you have the budget for it, you might want to look at the 2022 Tesla Model Y Performance model, which should start at about $75,000. The Model Y is an all-electric SUV gets 303 to 330 miles battery-only from its 75 kWh 350 V lithium-ion battery.
The top SUVs of 2022 are selling for good reason; they’re stylish, functional, and come with great features. If you’re thinking about buying one of these SUVs, these starting prices may help you on your journey. Just remember, it’s a difficult time to buy a new vehicle, and it might be hard to find exactly what you’re looking for.