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In the current automotive market, there are a plethora of car classes to choose from. From rugged and utilitarian work pickup trucks to capable offroading crossover SUVs, there truly is a vehicle for everyone. But when it comes to the best rear-wheel drive cars, a few models stick out from the rest. 

Most rear-wheel drive vehicles have been found solely in the sports car and pickup truck classes, but there is one vehicle in the luxury segment that has grabbed everyone’s attention this year as the rear-wheel drive car of choice for 2022.

Here is everything you need to know about the best rear-wheel drive car of 2022 according to U.S. News.

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS rear view
2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS | Joe Santos, MotorBiscuit

2022 Mecedes-Benz EQS

According to U.S. News, the best rear-wheel drive car you can buy in 2022 is none other than the Mercedes-Benz EQS. The fully-electric Mercedes-Benz aims to offer everything buyers expect out of a typical S-Class Mercedes, packed into an extremely luxurious EV that carries all the prestige of a typical high-end Mercedes, with even more power behind the wheel.

The Mercedes-Benz EQS offers an incredibly comfortable cabin with a surprising amount of technology, even for a luxury car. The rear-wheel drive EQS includes a 329-horsepower engine with a 350-mile range. The EQS also offers an all-wheel drive variant of the EQS, which has a dual-motor setup. This duel-motor powertrain offers 516 horsepower with 631 lb-ft of torque.

Mercedes is ahead of the competition in technology

If you are an automotive enthusiast, you know how EVs tend to go when it comes to power. Due to the way electric motors operate, it is typical to have more power off the line, but the EQS stands above the other rear-wheel drive cars of 2022 due to its features on top of its power.

The new EQS offers a 12.3-inch instrument cluster along with a 17.7-inch OLED touchscreen in the center console. But the technology doesn’t stop there, in the EQS, passengers get a 12.3-inch display for their separate entertainment and comfort. These three screens are unified under one massive 56-inch screen. 

The EQS also offers voice, face, and fingerprint recognition to tailor your interior experience to your liking. In this interior, passengers can also feel safe knowing that HEPA filtration can be added to pre-purify the cabin air, along with aromatherapy available for passengers.

Front and back seats can be had with massaging seats and neck warmers, ensuring that every passenger is always comfortable. For driving in congested areas, the EQS also offers a four-wheel steering system to help navigate stressful, low-space areas with an incredibly tight turning radius.

Why not treat yourself to a luxury Mercedes EQS?

If you are in the market for a rear-wheel drive car, why limit yourself to a simple sports car? Why not make the jump into the EV marketplace with a luxury car that anyone would be happy to own? 

Luxury vehicles make every drive an experience and every commute comfortable. With a Mercedes-Benz EQS, you have the full package, an incredibly powerful EV with one of the best luxury interiors the automotive marketplace has ever seen.


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