Top Sedans to Consider in 2022

2021 and 2022 model sedans are available at affordable prices in your area now. Continue reading to learn more about the top sedans to consider in 2022.

Selecting the best 2021 or 2022 sedan for your needs involves spending time researching multiple aspects of each vehicle you are considering. These aspects include pricing, features and specifications. You might already have a leading choice of sedan in mind but also want to comparison-shop for the best deals. Comparison-shopping might also lead to discovering new 2021 or 2022 models you might not have considered before your research.

Changes are made to all newly-released sedans every year. Typically, these changes include price increases as well, even if nominally. This is not always the case, however, as many auto manufacturers and dealerships are currently offering reduced pricing on top 2021-2022 model sedans. Continue reading to learn more about the top sedans to consider in 2022.

Choosing the Best 2021-2022 Sedan - Things to Consider

Choosing the best sedan involves learning the features, specifications, and prices available. If you have driven a particular make/model of sedan for numerous consecutive years you might already know what you want to purchase. In this case you will still need to research prices, deals and any recent changes made to your favorite sedan. If you are moving into a sedan from an SUV or truck, however, you might need to spend a little more time researching the exact type of make and model you need. This is also true if you are switching from one brand of sedan to another.

Auto manufacturers make various changes to incoming sedan models every market year. Features are upgraded and/or expanded. Manufacturers also make changes to features on new vehicles to boost their financial bottom-lines. Becoming informed about these changes, even when trading in your 2020 or 2021 sedan for a new 2022 model, helps eliminate potential buyer’s remorse. The information you discover from researching might also introduce you to a completely different make, model, and style of sedan, which suits your budget and driving needs even more.

Learning the Different Types of Sedans

Sedans are the most common types of vehicles driven in the U.S. today. Essentially, a sedan is a passenger vehicle with two-to-four doors and a three-box configuration. A typical sedan, occasionally referred to as a saloon vehicle, is manufactured with three pillars (A-, B- and C-). The engine, passenger and cargo compartments are the three compartments of a sedan included in the three-box configuration. Most sedans carry four-to-five seats as well, although some have less and others more. Popular Toyota models such as the Avalon, Camry and Corolla are all three-box configuration sedans. Certain sedans such as the Tesla Model S (for example), break from this configuration by eliminating the engine compartment.

Sedans are manufactured in various shapes, types, sizes, and styles. Midsize sedans are the most popular size sedans driven by U.S. consumers, with the Honda Accord and Nissan Altima topping the list of midsize popularity. Midsize sedans are sometimes referred to as large family sedans as well, even though full-size options are also on the market. Several types and sizes of sedans available for you today include:

  • Subcompact.

  • Compact.

  • Midsize.

  • Full-size.

  • Executive mid-luxury.

  • Grand (full-size) luxury.

  • Hatchback.

  • Convertible.

Comparing 2021 and 2022 Toyota Sedan Models

The 2021 and 2022 Toyota sedan models include three of the most popular sedans with consumers overall. These models include the Avalon, Corolla and Camry. Continue reading for comparisons between these outgoing and current model year Toyota sedans.

Toyota Avalon

The 2021 and 2022 Toyota Avalon sedans are both front-wheel drive, automatics with 22/32 MPG (City/Highway) fuel economies. The base MSRP for the 2021 Avalon is approximately $36,125. The MSRP for a new base-model 2022 Avalon is only $250 higher, however, at $36,375. An onboard hands-free communications system is optional with the 2022 Avalon but comes standard with the 2021 model. Otherwise, both Avalon model years offer the same classy comfortable rides and powerful V6 engines for speed on the highway and control in any city.

Toyota Corolla

The 2021 Toyota Corolla and its expanded 2022 model are both highly popular compact sedans in the U.S. today. Both models are affordable, with the base 2021 Corolla listed at a $20,025 MSRP and the 2022 model listed at only $20,175. The 2022 Corolla has improved agility over the 2021 model. The 2021 includes an automatic manual-mode transmission as standard, whereas this is not even an optional feature on 2022 models. The 2022 Corolla does include expanded tech and safety features, however. Otherwise, both model year Corollas boast nearly identical standard features including an impressive 30/38 MPG (City/Highway) fuel economy and comfortable rides. 

Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry rivals the Honda Accord for reliability and longevity on the road. The base 2021 Camry model lists at $25,045, whereas as new 2022 Camry starts at only $25,395. Fuel economy on both the 2021 and 2022 Camry sits at 28/39 MPG (City/Highway). A keyless start function is also an optional feature for both Camry models. The 2022 Camry offers roomier, cushioned seats. Increased handling composure and a punchier V6 engine are also featured in 2022 models.

2022 Honda Accord

The 2022 Honda Accord starts at only $26,120 (base), which is quite an affordable price for the most-driven sedan in the U.S. today. The new base-model Accord sports a 192-hp turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. A powerful 252-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is available in the Touring trim (MSRP starting at $38,445), however. Base fuel economy is a money-saving 30/38 MPG (city/highway), although both hybrid and sport model Accords are also available with even better mileage statistics. Honda is known for manufacturing reliable, long-lasting automobiles. The Accord is popular because it combines this longevity with speed, control and a sleek exterior designed to impress.

Leasing Options for 2022 Sedans

Toyota offers leasing options for all its models on the company website, with specific deals made available based on your zip code and other factors. Specific leasing prices are available from Toyota directly via private quote only. Various Toyota dealerships offer leasing deals on Camry and Corolla sedans for as little as $129 and $283 per month respectively.

The 2022 Honda Accord is available to lease for as low as $179 per month at certain locations. Average lease prices on Honda Accords are between $250 and $450+ per month (approximately) depending on the length of the lease. The 2022 Subaru Legacy sedan leases for approximately $215 per month, whereas the 2022 Kia Forte compact is available to lease both online and via dealerships for as little as $179 per month.