Best Stylish SUVs cars of the year
Whether you call them crossovers or SUVs, this body style is different and monstrously popular, and we suppose these picks are the stylish models out there.
SUVs have evolved. A class that started out as truck- suchlike body- on- frame beasties has morphed into auto- suchlike vehicles with unibody construction. Though out-road suckers may rebuff these auto-grounded SUVs( also known as crossovers), consumers have embraced them in huge figures thanks to their combination of a commanding seating position and affable, auto- suchlike driving dynamics. A number of these crossover SUVs are indeed able of holding their own off the beaten path, while many drive like altitudinous sports cruisers.
Whether you are looking to save plutocrats on a mainstream brand’s SUV or enjoy the grandiose style of a luxury model, our editors have put just about every SUV-ended moment through our shower of testing. This has allowed us to whittle down a list of the stylish SUVs available, all of which presently hold a spot on our coveted 10Best list or nabbed one of our Editor’s Choice awards for 2022, as well.
They are the stylish SUVs for other model times 2021| 2020| 2019
Subcompact Mazda CX- 30
2022 Mazda cx30
Looking like a high, more rugged Mazda 3 hatchback, the 2022 CX- 30 snuggles up next to the CX- 5 on the small end of the brand’s SUV lineup. Its pneumatic surface design and near-decoration cabin give the CX- 30 an upmarket appearance that nearly puts it in contention with subcompact luxury crossovers similar to the Audi Q3 and the BMW X1, but its pricing is more aligned with mainstream subcompact SUVs similar as the Hyundai Kona and the Volkswagen Taos. The entry-position machine is a2.5- liter four-cylinder, which delivers tepid acceleration; hot-shoe motorists will find the voluntary turbocharged2.5- liter far more desirable. Handling is nimble and the CX-30’s on-road address is evocative of Mazda’s everyday immolations, which we greatly appreciate; so much so, that we gave it an Editors’ Choice award. A generous helping of infotainment and motorist-backing features is standard and, starting this time, so is each-wheel drive.
Subcompact Kia Soul
2022 Kia soul front
When it comes to toaster oven-shaped vehicles, the Kia Soul reigns supreme, having outlived the Honda Element, the Nissan cell, and the Scion xB. the moment it competes with further traditionally nominated subcompact crossovers, including the Chevrolet Trailblazer, the Jeep Renegade, and the Kia Seltos, but it hasn’t given in to those proportions. It remains a quirky cell and we like it so much that we gave it an Editors’ Choice award. A 147- hp four-cylinder machine comes standard, but Kia offers an important 201- hp turbocharged four, which makes the Soul redundant sparky. The cubical shape provides a plenitude of room for four grown-ups to voyage in comfort and a suitably large weight area to hold their gear. However, you will have to look away, as the Soul does not offer it If you need each-wheel drive. Nor does it give standard motorist-backing features.
Subcompact EV Hyundai Kona Electric
2022 Hyundai Kona electric
Turns out that the subcompact Hyundai Kona SUV is a fine base for an electric vehicle, as the 2022 Kona Electric retains everything we like about its gas-powered counterpart. rather than a four-cylinder machine, the Kona Electric is powered by a 201- hp electric motor, and its large battery pack is good for over 258 long hauls per charge. That is crucial because an EV’s range number is the most important factor in the provoke-up electric vehicle business. Chevrolet’s new Bolt EUV carries a claimed 250- afar range while the Tesla Model Y is good for over 326 long hauls per charge. On top of its competitive estimated driving range, the Kona Electric delivers sparky acceleration, agile running, and an unstoppable standard bond and complimentary conservation package, making it good of an Editors’ Choice award.
Subcompact Volkswagen Taos
2022 volkswagen taos sel front
MARC URBANOCAR AND DRIVER
Shoppers are clamoring for affordable crossovers and SUVs, and the new 2022 Volkswagen Taos is yet another entry to choose from. While it’s lower than the compact VW Tiguan, the subcompact Taos has an unexpectedly ample back seat and a sizable weight hold; its practicality indeed earned it an Editors’ Choice award. Taking design cues from both the Tiguan and themed-size VW Atlas, it’s not as swish or rugged as rivals similar as the Mazda CX- 30 and Chevy Trailblazer, but the lowest and least precious VW SUV is still handsome. The Taos also boasts a new turbocharged four-cylinder machine and can be equipped with all-wheel drive. Add its multifariousness of available motorist assists and desirable features and the 2022 Taos is a satisfying option for a popular member.
Subcompact Hyundai Kona
2022 Hyundai Kona n line and the front surface
MICHAEL SIMARICAR AND DRIVER
When an SUV delivers as crisp a driving experience as the 2022 Hyundai Kona, it’s hard to get hung up on the usual anti-crossover sentiment — so we will not. The subcompact Kona is, simply put, a great package that blends carlike on-road geste
with bold styling, a cure of practicality, and an elevated driving position; we like it so much we gave it an Editors’ Choice award. Two four-cylinder machines are offered a2.0- liter four, which is actually enough slow, and a more desirable turbocharged1.6- liter four that delivers a lot of further punch. Sticking to Hyundai’s value-forward approach, the Kona comes with a long list of standard features that only grows as you move through the more precious trims — the top many of which get downright posh. The Kona is one of the lower immolations in the subcompact SUV member, so it gives up weight and passenger space to some of its larger rivals, but we suppose the trade-off for the Hyundai’s compact package and fun-to-drive nature further than makes up for those failings.