Thinking of buying a new SUV in 2022? Surely you have considered to a greater or lesser extent an all-terrain model. And it is that these high body vehicles are filling our streets and highways.
In this article we review which are the 25 best SUVs & Crossovers for 2022, finding models of various sizes and prices, although always using logic and without going to really luxurious vehicles.
The adventurous aesthetic with an aggressive character is taking off very well in the European market. So much so that, in US, practically half of the new cars that are registered are SUVs and crossovers.
2022 Best SUVs & Crossovers
Almost all sales of sedans and minivans have been stolen. Do not talk more. In our view, these are the 2022 best SUVs on the market.
- 2022 Audi Q3 Sportback
- 2022 BMW X2
- 2022 Citroën C5 Aircross
- 2022 Ford EcoSport
- 2022 Ford Puma
- 2022 Honda ZR-V
- 2022 Hyundai Kona
- 2022 Hyundai Tucson
- 2022 Jeep Renegade
- 2022 Kia Niro
- 2022 Lexus UX
- 2022 Mazda CX-30
- 2022 MINI Countryman
- 2022 Mitsubishi ASX
- 2022 Nissan Qashqai
- 2022 Opel Crossland X
- 2022 Peugeot 2008
- 2022 Suzuki Vitara
- 2022 Renault Captur
- 2022 Subaru Outback
- 2022 Toyota C-HR
- 2022 Toyota RAV4
- 2022 Volkswagen T-Cross
- 2022 Volkswagen T-Roc
- 2022 Volvo XC40
2022 Audi Q3 Sportback
We order in alphabetical order and we are obliged to stop in the Audi Q3 Sportback. It is the sister model of the Audi Q3, although in the case of the Sportback it bets on a sportier silhouette that really suits it and that, in addition, hardly reduces the space in the rear seats, keeping the volume of the trunk intact. The price difference with the “normal” Q3 is around $2900 -depending on the versions- but the equipment is superior in the Sportback, coming well equipped as standard.
From my point of view, it is worth that greater outlay in exchange for a much more youthful and dynamic aesthetic. Even more if we take into account that the penalty in the rear seats is very slight and that the boot maintains 530 liters of capacity. Regarding engines, in this Audi there are diesel and gasoline versions from 150 to 230 hp, although there is an Audi RS Q3 Sportback with 400 hp. Its starting price is $45,000. Finally, to say that it is integrated into the C-SUV coupe segment.
2022 BMW X2
From premium to premium and I shoot because it’s my turn. The BMW X2 is another star on this list. As in the case of the previous Audi, the BMW X2 is the coupe brother of the X1. It has a similar size, although in this case there is a greater loss of headroom in the rear seats. The trunk does lose a few liters, 35 specifically, but the 470 liters it achieves are enough for regular luggage. The price difference from a BMW X1 is about $1600.
In return we take a much more youthful aesthetic, betting on a more dynamic set-up and tuning. It’s still a comfortable car, but it feels firmer and more enjoyable to drive when driving at a lighter pace. The BMW X2 has a starting price of $39,000. The power range goes from 116 to 231 HP if we do not have the sports X2 M35i of 306 HP. It also belongs to the C-SUV Coupé segment, although it is smaller than Q3 Sportback.
2022 Citroën C5 Aircross
We switched from the premium segment to the generalist. Many customers looking for an SUV don’t demand sportsmanship; but comfort, space and practicality. One of the cars that best fit those requirements is the Citroën C5 Aircross. Without a doubt, a great alternative. A modest car, of acceptable and satisfactory price. In addition, it has an interior and exterior design different from most, with a line that, to name it in some way, is “nice”.
On the move, where it stands out the most is in comfort. It has soft suspensions and seats that seem specifically created to devour kilometers without taking its toll on the occupants, something that Citroën is very used to. It also has a generous 580-liter boot , although since its rear bench seat is adjustable, it can reach 720 liters. The space in the rear seats is very good. Regarding the powers, there are diesel and gasoline versions ranging from 130 to 180 HP. A 225 HP plug-in hybrid has just arrived. The starting price of the Citroën C5 Aircross is $25,000 and is integrated into the C-SUV segment.
2022 Ford EcoSport
The Ford EcoSport has undergone various updates since it appeared in 2014; The last one changed its exterior design and, mainly, the cabin, with a much more modern and technological air. It also increased its dimensions, despite remaining one of the shortest models in the category, and received the ST-Line sporty finish.
Under the hood, buyers can choose from five mechanics and the possibility of automatic transmission. In gasoline we have the 1.0 cylinder three-cylinder EcoBoost block with 100, 125 and 140 HP. If we prefer diesel, we can opt for the four-cylinder 1.5 EcoBlue 100 or 125 HP, the latter with all-wheel drive as an option.
One of the aspects to take into account of the Ford EcoSport is the side opening of its trunk, which, by the way, has a capacity of 334 liters. In terms of its technology, this model can be equipped with a rear view camera, an object detector in the blind spot, a SYNC 3 navigator and even a B&O Play audio system.
2022 Ford Puma
The Ford Puma has just landed on the market as a dynamic SUV, ranking by size between the EcoSport and the Kuga. It measures 4.2 meters. That dynamism not only remains in its aesthetics, since it also boasts a sportier behavior than that of many of its rivals. Of course, at the cost of significantly reducing their skills off the asphalt. Its starting price is $19,600 – with discounts, so it cannot be considered an expensive SUV.
At the moment, the new Ford SUV is available with two versions of 125 CV and another of 155 CV. All of them gasoline. It stands out that one of these 125 CV mechanics has microhybridization, which is why it has the Eco sticker from the DGT; just like the most powerful. The range of mechanics is expected to expand little by little, having confirmed the arrival of a 120 hp diesel. This Ford Puma looks little like the model with the same name from the 90s, as it belongs to the B-SUV segment. The boot volume is 400 liters.
2022 Honda ZR-V
This urban SUV underwent a restying to update its appearance, equipment and mechanical range. In fact, it struck down the only diesel engine in the 120 hp range and added a 1.5 turbo petrol version with 182 hp. Otherwise, the 130 hp 1.5 i-VTEC block is still available, with both manual and automatic CVT gears, and always with front-wheel drive.
The interior of the Honda ZR-V surprises us with its practicality. It offers a good interior space, and the trunk is amazing with its 470 liters of capacity -448 liters in the Sport version. Do you want more? The rear seats have an ingenious folding device for transporting tall objects.
Consumers can configure their vehicle in four trim levels: Comfort, Elegance, Executive and Sporty. In all cases it incorporates six airbags, ESP, air conditioning, speed control, autonomous emergency braking, alloy wheels and even heated seats.
2022 Hyundai Kona
We should not think that the Hyundai Kona is the distant cousin of the Kia Stonic , since both equip completely different platforms. In addition, the first also benefits from versions with all-wheel drive -and multi-link rear suspension-, a more ambitious offer of engines and a superior boot -with 361 liters in standard versions-.
The mechanical range of the Hyundai Kona is made up of multiple alternatives; in gasoline we have the 1.0 T-GDi block of 120 CV and the 1.6 T-GDi of 177 CV, while in diesel they offer us the 1.6 CRDi engine with 115 CV or 136 CV. In addition to the 4×2 and 4×4 versions, we can choose a manual or another automatic DCT double clutch. Do you want more? The Kona also has hybrid variants of 141 CV and even two electric of 136 CV and 204 CV; in these last two cases, the autonomies are 289 km and 449 km -respectively-, although the boot decreases to 332 liters.
In the technological section, this model can equip elements such as the active lane assistant, wireless mobile charger, intelligent speed control with Stop & Go, Premium KRELL audio equipment and Head Up Display.
2022 Hyundai Tucson
We return to the C-SUV segment with the Hyundai Tucson . This is one of the best SUVs on the market, and is proven by its great sales success. It has a good habitability, a balanced dynamic behavior, a design that most like and high doses of active safety systems; offering a 488-liter boot, which is not bad. In addition, it is backed by a 5-year unlimited mileage guarantee. The negative side is that it has been on the market for several years and it will not take long to have a generational replacement.
The range of engines of this Hyundai goes from 116 to 185 HP, although in this case it is better to bet on diesel mechanics since they are usually much less thirsty than gasoline ones. There are also 48-volt microhybrid motors with an Eco label and 4 × 4 variants. Its starting price, according to the configurator of the brand is $32,000. By the way, a N Line finish has recently been added that provides a very sporty aesthetic.
2022 Jeep Renegade
If you are looking for an ideal urban SUV to drive off the road, the Jeep Renegade is one of the best vehicles in the segment. This model shares a platform and components with the Fiat 500X, although there are notable differences between them, not only aesthetically, but even in safety – the Fiat received four Euro NCAP stars for five from the Jeep.
The Jeep Renegade is available with two turbo gasoline engines – 1.0 of 120 CV and 1.3 of 150 CV- and as many diesel -1.6 of 120 CV and 2.0 of 140 CV-. Depending on our option, we will be able to choose between different types of gearboxes –manual or automatic- and traction –front or total Active Drive / Active Drive Low-. The most curious thing? In short, consumers will be able to enjoy plug-in hybrid PHEV variants of up to 240 hp with a range of approximately 50 km in electric mode. In the latter case, the boot is reduced compared to the 351 liters of standard engines.
Regarding its technology, this model can enjoy a lane assistant, blind spot control, LED headlights, an intelligent traffic signal reader or an adaptive speed controller.
2022 Kia Niro
The Kia Niro was one of the green SUVs at the time. The motive? In its mechanical range, we found a hybrid version of 1.6 HEV of 141 CV, plug-in hybrid PHEV with the same power and even electric 136 CV and 204 CV – e-NIro which were identified with 289 and 455 km autonomy respectively.
With this particular range, you must take into account an important aspect: boot. The PHEV version has a capacity of 324 liters, a number that has increased to 401 liters in conventional hybrids; if we switch to the electric variant, the data increases to 451 liters.
Recently, Kia Niro has received a restyling to improve exterior aesthetics, interior and technological equipment. In the latter we highlight active speed control with path assistants and multimedia systems with enlarged screens.
2022 Lexus UX
The first hybrid car to appear on this top 25 SUV list is the Lexus UX , but it won’t be the only one. The Lexus UX is a model that landed on the market during the past 2019. It is characterized by a very striking exterior design, contained dimensions and, of course, by its non-pluggable hybrid drive system with automatic transmission. Its strong point is the design, while the weakest is the boot capacity, with only 320 liters in the front-wheel drive versions and 283 in the 4 × 4 variants. It is not that the space in the rear seats is precisely good.
The Lexus UX 250h, which is the only mechanical version marketed in US at the moment – a fully electric UX 300e with 204 hp will follow later – develops 184 hp. Yes, it uses the same engine as the new Toyota C-HR. It is a hybrid system that stands out for its smooth operation and low noise, especially in the city. Its starting price is $38,500, being an expensive car for the space it offers, but it has good finishes and, without a doubt, a very attractive aesthetic.
2022 Mazda CX-30
The Mazda CX-30 is a car to take into account if what you are looking for is design, quality and good dynamic behavior. It has one of the best driving touches of any SUV on the market, and that can convince many potential customers. In addition, the high quality that is breathed in the interior is also remarkable, with very careful materials that have nothing to envy to the German premium trio. Size is placed in the segment C-SUV Coupe, between the CX-3 and CX-5 Mazda.
Despite the fact that access to the rear seats is not very good, once inside, there is room for adults of 1.80 to feel comfortable, the height being the worst. The trunk is not bad either, although it can be improved, taking 430 liters. Regarding engines, the range consists of a 116 hp diesel engine, as well as two microhybrid diesel mechanics with 122 and 180 hp. The most powerful one stands out, which uses the interesting Skyactiv-X 2.0 block. The starting price of the Mazda CX-30 is $32,000, with good equipment as standard.
2022 MINI Countryman
MINI’s commitment to the SUV segment is led by the MINI Countryman. It maintains the attractive and retro design of the British brand, the interior quality that has characterized them in recent years, a good driving feel and, in addition, it offers a usable 450-liter boot. By size it enters the C-SUV segment, although it is not one of the largest. Its base rate is $30,500 depending on the configurator.
It is available with three and four-cylinder engines, diesel and gasoline, manual and automatic changes, front-wheel drive and total, as well as powers that start from 102 HP. It also has sports variants, such as the S and John Cooper Works versions, giving 192 and 306 HP respectively. We did not forget the MINI Countryman Cooper SE, the plug-in hybrid version with 4 × 4 traction, 224 hp and Zero emissions sticker from the DGT; although its price rises in this case to $46,000.
2022 Mitsubishi ASX
Mitsubishi ASX is a veteran in the segment that has successfully resisted confrontations with its competitors. Outstanding assets? The design is still attractive and the price-equipment ratio is very attractive. Until now, we can choose this model in the 117 hp 160 MPI gasoline version.
And we say this because the brand has presented the 2020 model with a touch of aesthetic and important innovation under its hood. In fact, now appears 2.0 gasoline 150 CV atmosphere with a manual gearbox – five ratio – or automatic CVT with continuous variator. In addition, we can choose between variants with front wheel drive or 4WD, always with a 406 liter luggage space.
Mitsubishi ASX 2022 also improves its technology endowment. Now you can add rear traffic and lane change warnings, blind spot detectors or an updated multimedia system with an eight inch screen.
2022 Nissan Qashqai
Despite the end of its commercial life cycle, the Nissan Qashqai is still the best-selling SUV in our country. This compact SUV from the Nissan brand is still a more than recommended car for its aesthetics, which is aging very well, and for its very competitive price. It is not one of the largest in the category, so its trunk is a fair thing, 430 liters of cargo volume.
One of the advantages of the Qashqai is that it has many assistants and driving aids integrated into the so-called “Intelligent Protection Shield”. For the rest, it is available with 140 and 160 HP gasoline engines, while diesel can be purchased with 115 and 150 HP mechanics. There are front-wheel drive and other 4 × 4 variants, with manual and automatic dual-clutch gearboxes. The starting price of the Nissan Qashqai is $21,000.
2022 Opel Crossland X
The Crossland X platform has nothing to do with that of the new Opel Corsa , although it does equip the original PSA mechanics. In this way, gasoline has a 1.2 three-cylinder block with 83, 110 and 130 HP, the last two with turbo. In diesel, we can choose between the 1.5 with four cylinders of 102 and 120 CV; all versions are front-wheel drive and an optional automatic transmission is offered for more powerful engines.
The range has undergone different changes throughout its commercial life. Right now you can choose multiple customization options -including two-tone ceiling- and up to three levels of finish: Edition, Design Line 120 Anniversary and Innovation. If you want a version with an ECO label, the brand sold a motor with LPG, a variant that we hope will return in the near future.
2022 Peugeot 2008
We changed the segment to go down again to the B-SUV, the one for urban crossovers. Peugeot has recently launched the second generation of one of its main sales pillars, the Peugeot 2008. Now it is much more aggressive and sporty visually, with a very characteristic design. It should also be borne in mind that it has grown a lot, offering an even larger cabin, with a 434-liter boot. And speaking of the interior, the new 2008 brings a great technological load, with a lot of connectivity and entertainment.
Regarding the mechanics, the crossover of the French firm is marketed in gasoline versions with 100, 130 and 155 CV, while the diesel range offers a variant of 100 CV and another of 130 CV. It is important to note that an electric 2008 with about 310 kilometers of autonomy will arrive very soon, whose name will be Peugeot e-2008. The starting price of this SUV is $22,000. It is not cheap, but you have to take into account the larger size and the technological load that it incorporates.
2022 Suzuki Vitara
If you are looking for an SUV with a robust image, but at the same time light and practical, the Suzuki Vitara should not be missing from your list of candidates. It has a length of 4.17 meters, a fairly spacious interior and a 375-liter boot. It is also a model to consider due to its off-road skills, thanks to the possibility of having a simple but effective 4×4 drive system.
Of course, do not look for a diesel mechanic because you will not find it. Since its last restyling, the range is made up of a 1.4 turbo four-cylinder mechanics with 129 hp microhybridized, which is why it has the DGT Eco label. Only available with a six-speed manual transmission.
Safety equipment is not neglected at all. Among its equipment we can find the lane change warning and assistant, blind spot control, driver fatigue detector, traffic signal reader and even an adaptive speed regulator.
2022 Renault Captur
Continuing in France and in the same segment, we find the Renault Captur. The second-generation Renault B-SUV has also just debuted , significantly improving over its predecessor despite the fact that the exterior changes are not too great. It is one of the fundamental pillars in the rhombus brand and, for this reason, they have treated the generational replacement with as much care. Its access price is $16,900, discounts included.
Manufactured at the Valladolid plant, the new Renault Captur is bigger, more spacious inside and has a huge boot that goes up to 536 liters (81 liters more than before). Everything has changed inside, adapting to the new times in terms of infotainment and connectivity, with better screens appearing. The gasoline mechanics are 100, 130 and 155 CV, while the diesel ones develop 95 and 115 CV. Added to them is a plug-in hybrid E-Tech Plug-in with up to 45 kilometers of electric autonomy.
2022 Subaru Outback
If we talk about car adventure, we have to talk about Subaru. The Japanese firm is one of the most prestigious in terms of SUV models, as it was one of the first brands to launch and exploit this type of bodywork. And not only on an aesthetic level, since they are real off-road cars; with an AWD all-wheel drive system of the best on the market. In my view, the Subaru Outback is the best car of the brand today. It belongs to the D-SUV segment.
I like it because it has practically all the spaciousness and comfort of a minivan model, with a 512-liter boot, but it also offers great qualities off the road. It also stands out for its high ride comfort. I don’t forget his Eyesight security system, which is standard with a large number of attendees. Probably the negative part is its mechanics, a 2.5i boxer that is very thin and delivers 175 HP, but with very little torque at low laps. It is also available with LPG. Its price is $38,000, with standard automatic transmission.
2022 Toyota C-HR
The Toyota C-HR has become a best seller since its launch. Undoubtedly, its spectacular design and the ecological hybrid ECO-labeled mechanics have won over many buyers. In addition, an aesthetically or equipment-enhanced version has just been introduced, which also adds a more powerful engine.
Precisely, the mechanical range of the Toyota C-HR 2022 maintains the version 1.8 Hybrid of 122 CV and adds the performance 2.0 Hybrid of 184 CV. It should be noted that this SUV is developed on the TNGA platform, like the compact Corolla, equipped with a multi-link rear suspension and front wheel drive.
On a practical level, this model does not boast space or a trunk -377 liters-. However, it does stand out for its high technological level, with elements such as a lane change warning, adaptive speed control, a pre-collision device with pedestrian detection and the multimedia system compatible with Android / Apple.
2022 Toyota RAV4
Another global best seller is the Toyota RAV4 . It has little to do with the first generations, because it is now a much more asphaltic car and, also, quite a bit larger. So much so that by size it is a vehicle between the C-SUV and D-SUV segments. The Japanese crossover also stands out for being a hybrid model (not pluggable), this being one of the main reasons for its success in Europe. Also for its technological design, of course.
The current generation of the Toyota , the fifth, was introduced in late 2018, 25 years after the first generation. In US it is only marketed with a hybrid motor of 218 CV, having available various finishes and versions of single-wheel drive and all-wheel drive. It is important to highlight the set of driving aids Toyota Safety Sense, with a good number of attendees. On the other hand, it has a good interior for four adults (five in specific cases), a 580-liter boot and a starting price of $38,000, $2500 more expensive in 4 × 4 versions.
2022 Volkswagen T-Cross
This SUV shares a platform with the Volkswagen Polo and is also manufactured at the Navarra plant. However, it is distinguished by its aesthetics, the greater interior space and a movable rear seat; The latter allows to increase the boot from 385 liters to a remarkable 455 liters.
In the mechanical section, the Volkswagen T-Cross can be chosen with the three-cylinder 1.0 TSI gasoline blocks with 95 or 115 HP; Likewise, a powerful 1.5 TSI four-cylinder with 150 hp is expected to make an appearance. For its part, diesel only offers one alternative: the 1.6 TDI 95 HP; Depending on the variant chosen, there are manual or automatic changes and always with traction to the front wheels.
If you are interested in purchasing the Volkswagen T-Cross, you should know that there are three trim levels: Edition, Advance and Sport. From the most basic includes six airbags, ESP, air conditioning, emergency braking assistant, SOS call and fog lamps with turn signal. Incidentally, this model has achieved five stars in the Euro NCAP tests.
2022 Volkswagen T-Roc
In a way, we could consider the Volkswagen T-Roc as the SUV version of the Golf. Both models share the MQB-A1 platform, although it must be emphasized that the compact opts for more careful finishes and superior refinement. Of course, in the T-Roc we have a trunk with greater capacity -445 liters in front-wheel drive and 392 liters in 4Motion versions with multi-link rear suspension.
In terms of mechanics, the Volkswagen T-Roc is available with three TSI -1.0 115 hp, 1.5 150 hp and 2.0 190 hp gasoline engines – and two diesel -1.6 TDI 115 hp and 2.0 TDI 150 CV-. Consumers can also choose, depending on version, all-wheel drive and DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission. A powerful 2.0 TDI diesel variant with 190 hp and 400 Nm of maximum torque is coming soon.
Until now the range offered four trim levels: Edition, Advance, Advance Style and Sport, with good safety equipment in all of them. At the last minute, Volkswagen has added the spectacular 300 hp R version with dizzying figures; accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in just 4.8 seconds and reaches 250 km / h; consumption is 8.5 liters / 100 km. There is also a convertible version with an electric canvas roof available with 115 and 150 hp gasoline engines.
2022 Volvo XC40
And we say goodbye to this list of the 25 best SUVs 2022 with a member of the premium SUV segment, the Volvo XC40. The smallest in Volvo’s crossover family is a rival to the BMW X1, Mercedes GLA and Audi Q3. A good model to show off brand image and quality in a content-sized crossover format. Of course, it must be taken into account that it is not one of the most specious in its cabin and also in its trunk, with 460 liters. Part of the $35,000.
His arrival on the market took place in 2018, the year in which he won the Car of the Year award. The range of engines is wide. If we talk about gasoline, we have versions of 129 and 163 CV, in addition to the microhybrids with 197 CV and 250 CV. In diesel there is only one, which gives 150 CV. But they are not the only engines. We can choose a plug-in hybrid with 262 CV, in addition to an electric range of 50 kilometers. Soon a fully electric Volvo XC40 will arrive with 408 hp and 660 Nm of torque, being able to cover about 400 kilometers with a single recharge.
Best SUVs & Crossovers For 2022 FAQs
What is the best 7 passenger van 2022?
Although the first on the list is to offer an adequate level of safety and assistance on the 2022 Honda ZR-V, the rear seats are to “get out of trouble”, the first with real space for 7 passengers is 2022 Mitsubishi ASX, more power, more space and transmission better.
What is the best family SUV in 2022?
The Best Family SUV is 2022 Subaru Outback, this is a medium SUV with three rows of very wide seats; the third row is so wide that on a short trip you can bring adults comfortably there. It has more cargo space than most SUVs of its kind, even when all seats are in use.
Which SUV is redesigned in 2022?
The 2022 Ford Bronco is a highly anticipated off-roader to go head-to-head with the Jeep Wrangler. Here’s what we know about it so far. The first redesigned in over three decades has finally landed and is priced from $51,000.
What is the cheapest SUV in 2022?
The next place in this ranking is for Citroën C5 Aircross, which has a cost of $ 25,000; Ford Ecosport is valued at $ 21,590; Nissan Qashqai and its value is $ 21,000; Renault Captur is a SUV that has a value of $ 16,900.
What is better a car or SUV?
A car being smaller, it is less heavy and the aerodynamics are good. Having a body closer to the ground offers greater stability. A pickup, on the other hand, is larger, slightly heavier, and the height from chassis to floor is greater.
All Suvs prices and specifications above are only estimates, we will continue to update that data over time. Thank you for visiting, always successful greetings to you.