Top SUVs to Consider in 2022

2021 and 2022 SUVs are available at low prices near you now. Read about the top SUVs to buy in 2022 and how to find the best prices.

2021 and 2022 model SUVs are available at great prices near you now. These prices include dealership discounts on purchase prices and leases alike. The economic strains of the last two years caused an adverse impact on the automotive industry overall. Because of this, many popular models of brand-new SUVs are selling for lower-than-expected prices.

U.S. drivers continued to buy SUVs despite recent national financial complications. Dealerships will still offer holiday and beginning-of-the-year sales prices, however. Continue reading about the best SUVs to buy in 2022 and where to find the best prices today.

Choosing the Best SUV for You - Things to Consider

Choosing the best SUV for your needs requires research into every specification, feature, and price point available. If you are a long-time SUV owner you possibly already have a strong idea about your budget, preferences and needs. First-time SUV-buyers might need to spend more time learning about the type and model of SUV best-suited for their needs.

Even experienced SUV drivers receive benefits from researching upgraded features and specifications included with incoming models. This is perhaps even more true if you use your SUV for frequent family or work-based travels. SUV manufacturers make changes to prior models each new release year to upgrade features - but also to improve their bottom lines. It is therefore essential to know everything they changed, even when you are trading in your older SUV for a 2021-2022 make and model. Further, your research might benefit you even more if you stumble across a completely different brand and model of SUV to better-serve your needs and budget.

SUV Popularity - Why Are Consumers Buying More SUVs in 2022?

An SUV is the Swiss Army Knife of motor vehicle options. Both the Swiss Army Knife and an SUV are capable of performing multiple practical tasks. SUV popularity unexpectedly surged during the height of the pandemic. This popularity has carried into 2022 as well, which was a trend the Ford Motor Company saw coming before many of its competitors (thus the re-launched classic Bronco in 2021). For example, in 2018 Ford predicted SUV purchases would supplant electric vehicle (EV) purchases. Consumers want a nostalgic feeling vehicle combined with modern features and convenience. Pure EV sedans cannot deliver this - but SUVs can.

Modern SUVs are also offered as hybrids. A hybrid SUV offers nearly all the same benefits of a traditional SUV but with improved fuel economy. Continue reading to learn more about the top SUVs on the market for 2022.

Comparing the Best 2021 and 2022 Honda SUVs

Honda is known for manufacturing some of the most reliable SUVs on the market. The 2021 and 2022 Honda SRV models offer similar features and specifications with a few differences. The top-trim CR-V Touring model provides standard all-wheel drive (AWD) for the first time in Honda’s SUV history. New 2021 CR-Vs  listed at a $28,075 MSRP. The 2022 CR-V starts at an unexpectedly lower MSRP of only $26,400 and boasts a 28/34 (city/highway) MPG fuel economy as well.

2022 Kia Telluride

The 2022 Kia Telluride is perhaps the best bang-for-your-bucks SUV on the market. Its starting MSRP of $32,790 is average for its size and class. Still, this vehicle offers features far above its price points. The cabin is made with all high-quality materials. The cabin also offers significant room for comfort and safety purposes. Cabin room is not the only interior area with ample space, however. The 2022 Telluride also provides cargo space to serve more needs than one might expect from a mid-size SUV. Its list of standard features is lengthy. The Telluride’s infotainment system is especially popular, however, due to its 10.25-inch screen size and user-friendly features. Fuel economy averages at 19-20 MPG for city travel and 24-26 MPG on the highway.

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is almost as classic of a vehicle as the Ford F-150 pickup truck. The 2022 Grand Cherokee is redesigned from previous models, however, and offers impressive off-road abilities combined with high-end technology and comfort. Fuel economy ranges between 14 and 18 MPG in the city and 22 and 26 MPG on the highway. The ride is smooth and its impressive tech features are conveniently accessible and simple to use. Horsepower ranges between 293 and 357 depending on the trim. Rear-wheel-drive (RWD) and four-wheel-drive (4WD) options are both available as well. The completely redesigned 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee starts at $37,785 and is available in four impressive trims.

2022 Toyota Rav4 Prime

The 2022 Toyota Rav4 Prime sports a futuristically classy exterior combined with an interior designed to keep drivers comfortable and in control. Starting at $39,800, the Rav4 offers a seriously impressive 38/94 estimated MPG for its traditional and electric models. Hybrid model owners obtain peace-of-mind from the 10-year/150,000 miles Toyota Hybrid Battery Warranty. Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) safety features are available on all 2022 Toyota models including the Rav4. 

A federal tax credit of up-to $7,500 might be available to Rav4 owners depending on battery capacity. Both AWD and electric powertrain models are available with a 302 combined horsepower rating. This SUV is perfectly designed for drivers who want to save money while looking and feeling confident and powerful behind the wheel.

2022 Nissan Rogue

Nissan offers multiple ways to build your perfect Rogue SUV in 2022. Base-model prices start at only $26,050 and escalate to $37,230 for the top trim. The 2022 Rogue continues the improvement of acceleration performance, which was enhanced over previous models starting in 2020. Trims ranging from Standard through Platinum are available, each with their own expanded trim categories and features. Nissan’s proprietary ProPILOT Assist technology makes the Rogue one of, if not the safest SUV on the road today. Fuel economy averages to approximately 29-30 MPG combined for both AWD and front-wheel-drive (FWD) models. Safety features include advanced driver assistance technology features and pedestrian detecting emergency braking technology. The 2022 Nissan Rogue is perfect for drivers who prioritize a combination of comfort, space, fuel efficiency and safety for their families.

Leasing Options on Top 2022 SUVs

Leasing options are available on the most popular 2022 SUVs as well. For example, the 2022 Nissan Murano leases for approximately $329 per month. The 2022 Mini Cooper Countryman offers leases beginning at only $279 per month. The consumer favorite 2022 Subaru Forester is also available as a lease for only $255 per month. Additionally, the regal-looking 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe starts its leasing programs at a surprisingly low $219 per month.