Enduring Appeal: The Best Sedans of 2022
- 2022 is the year of the hybrid powertrain option.
- An economical price tag no longer means less features.
- Those that love driver assistance features will find satisfaction in 2022’s crop of sedans.
Competition for 2022’s illustrious top sedan spot is stiff. That’s good news for you. Car makers all over the world are fighting tooth and nail to deliver higher quality sedans with more standard features at a cost that keeps trending downwards.
In truth, it’s tough to choose the wrong sedan. They’re all winners in their own right. Which of the following sedans is right for you comes down to your specific needs, budget, and preferences. But if you are looking for a brand-new sedan, you’d do well to start your search with our list of 2022’s very best.
2022 Nissan Versa
Starting Price: $15,580
Gone are the days of the no-frills value commuter sedan. That’s not to say that you can’t find a new car at an attractive price. On the contrary, the commuter cars of today are loaded with frills in addition to their affordable prices.
The 2022 Nissan Versa will get you to your destination in style with comfy interior seats and loads of driver assist features. The higher tiered models give buyers the option to add intuitive features like hands-free entry, remote start, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.
Don’t expect to blow the doors off the car next to you; the 2022 Nissan Versa only has a 122-hp to work with. Instead, you’ll be the one laughing as you pass them at the gas station. The entry level Versa enjoys 27 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. With the upgraded CVT, the Versa boasts 32 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway.
2022 Kia Rio
Starting Price: $16,450
You can’t talk value in 2022 without checking in on Kia’s popular subcompact. What the 2022 Kia Rio lacks in cargo space, it makes up for in fuel efficiency, features, and cost. The car’s 120-hp engine gets an estimated 33 mpg in the city and 41 mpg on the highway.
The minimalist interior comes packed with textured plastic surfaces, cushy front seats, and an eight-inch touchscreen. Moreover, you can opt for optional upgrades like a center console and a fully loaded infotainment system that includes SiriusXM satellite radio.
2022 Hyundai Sonata
Starting Price: $24,500
Drivers on the hunt for a little more space should add the 2022 Hyundai Sonata to their test drive list. This stylish, family-friendly ride boasts a variety of trims, including options for a performance minded turbo-four engine or an economically priced hybrid.
The Sonata’s fuel efficiency largely depends on the model. The hybrid earns an estimated 50 mpg in the city and 54 mpg on the highway, while the 1.6-liter and 2.5-liter turbocharged powertrains earn a combined rating of 36 mpg and 33 mpg, respectively.
The 2022 Sonata’s interior offers lots of cargo space, spacious seats, an upscale dashboard, and an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Better yet, every Sonata comes with Hyundai’s SmartSense driver-assistance features standard.
2022 Honda Accord
Starting Price: $26,520
2022 is a great year for Honda. While the redesigned Civic is a technological marvel at its price point, the Accord demands attention too. Spacious, stylish, and a real thrill to drive, Honda’s 2022 Accord is yet another brag-worthy iteration of a model that’s been hitting it out of the park for years.
Although the baseline Accord trim boasts a 192-hp turbocharged four-cylinder, drivers can enjoy as much as 252-hp if they’re willing to pay for it. In addition to the performance, the 2022 model saw the addition of a hybrid powertrain option.
The Accord’s interior is something to behold. It is anchored by an eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system and an impressive collection of driver-assistance and crash-avoidance technologies.
2022 Toyota Avalon
Starting Price: $36,825
Everyone’s needs are different. A subcompact car is certainly not for everyone. Drivers on the hunt for a larger, more powerful, and more spacious sedan will certainly find one at their local Toyota dealership.
Toyota announced that 2022 would be the Avalon’s final year. And boy, did it go out with a bang. Drivers can choose between a 3.5-liter V6 or a 2.5-liter hybrid powertrain. The Avalon’s interior feels large and luxurious, with a nine-inch touchscreen and all of the safety and driver assistance features you could ever want.
Rapid technological innovation and decades of engineering expertise has resulted in an impressive crop of sedans. It’s never been a better time to buy a new car. That much should be clear by now.
We hope this list inspired your ongoing search for a hot new sedan at an ultra-competitive price. If you didn’t find what you were looking for here, know that our five featured rides are far from all that’s out there. 2022 sedans from Volkswagen, Mazda, Ford, Audi, BMW, and Tesla just barely missed the cut and are well worth your money.