We've just stepped into the new year. The year 2022 has kicked off with some exciting new options for families that want a new full-size SUV. The new lineup is incredible. There are choices to suit every need and preference. Whether you're in the market for the comfort and convenience of a luxury SUV or something more affordably priced, we've chosen the cream of the crop in the full-size SUV class from each category. Here are the 20 best full-size SUVs for 2022 for your consideration.
20. 2022 Jeep Wagoneer
Price: $58,845 and up
The new Jeep Wagoneer remains a popular choice in SUVs for those who prefer a full-size vehicle. It has a seating capacity of 8 with a towing capacity of up to 8,790 pounds, depending on the trim. The fuel efficiency is one of the bigger drawbacks with 16 in the city and 22 on the highly. It's powered with a 5.7-liter V8 engine and available in a choice of the Series I as the base model, the Seris II starting at $68,845, and the Series III at the top of the line for an MSRP of $73,845.
19. 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
The 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer is the luxury edition of the Wagoneer. It has a powerful towing capacity of 8,260 pounds, thanks to its 6.4-liter V8 engine that generates 471 horsepower. The fuel efficiency is on the low side at 13 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway. The Series I edition is the base model with the lowest starting pricing followed by the Series II at $94,845 and the Series III at $104,845.
18. 2022 Cadillac Escalade
The new Cadillac Escalade is a luxury full-size SUV that fares a bit better in its fuel efficiency with up to 21 mpg in the city and 27 on the highway. The towing capacity is up to 7,700 pounds. It's equipped with a choice of engines that crank out between 277 to 420 horsepower, depending on the trim. The Luxury edition is the base trim, followed by the Premium Luxury trim starting at $84,895 and the Sport trim for a few more dollars. The 2022 Cadillac Escalade is rated 8.5 out of 10 stars by US News & World Report.
17. 2022 Ford Expedition
The new Ford Expedition is among the top-selling SUVs in the Ford lineup. It delivers the comfort of an SUV with the work ethic of a truck in a full-size sport utility vehicle that is more like a Ford F-150 than the Explorer or the Escape. It has a towing capacity of 6,000 pounds with fuel efficiency ratings of 17 mpg in the city and 23 on the highway. The 3.5-liter V6 engine turns out between 400 to 440 horsepower depending on the configuration. The Timberline is the base model with the Platinum version at $66,765. Edmunds gives the 2022 Ford Expedition a 7.5 out of 10-star rating due to its lack of overall luxury and its inability to compete with more luxurious brands such as the GMC.
16. 2022 Nissan Armada
The new Nissan Armada is a full-size SUV with competitive pricing in the market for the new year. The vehicle has undergone significant modifications to the exterior design and is offered in a choice of four trims. The base model is listed at $47,2500 with the upper end of the range at $68,500. It's available in AWD and 4WD drivetrains. The maximum towing capacity is 8,500 pounds, but the fuel efficiency suffers. The powerful 5.6-liter 8-cylinder engine takes its toll on gas mileage.
15. 2022 Toyota Sequoia TRD Pro SUV
The new Sequoia TRD Pro SUV is ranked among the top twenty options for 2022. It's built for hauling with the largest cargo capacity in its class. The design hasn't received many changes with a practical yet strong profile. It's not the most beautiful SUV on the market today, but it is highly capable. It's one of the best choices for taking off the road with exceptional cabin space and seating for eight passengers. This 4-door SUV features a 346 cubic inch engine that generates 381 horsepower and 401 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The fuel ratings suffer but the power and capability do not.
14. 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe
Price: $49,700 starting
The 2022 Chevrolet Tahoe gets high marks for its spaciousness for ample leg and headspace. It's a well-equipped full-size SUV with a choice of engine sizes, sophisticated options in suspension, and a 12-inch digital driver information display. It comes with reverse automatic braking, enhanced trailer view, and RST trims with the new Sports Performance package and it's available with an optional Off-Road Performance package.
13. 2022 GMC Yukon XL
The new Yukon XL is a capable SUV that offers a decent fuel efficiency rating of 21 mpg in the city and 27 on the highway. It has a spacious cargo area of 144.7 square feet with the seats folded down and 41.5 square feet with the seats up, with a towing capacity between 7,400 to 7,800 pounds. The base model is the SLE with a starting price of $64,800. The SLT trim starts at $69,600 and the AT4 starts at $74,300. This extra long SUV ranks among the most luxurious full-size SUVs on the market.
12. 2022 Chevrolet Suburban
The new Chev Suburban is a full-size SUV that offers fuel efficiency compared to the Yukon with 21 mpg in the city and 27 on the highway. It's a capable vehicle with a towing capacity range between 76.400 to 7,800 and a cargo space volume of 41.5 square feet with the seats up and 144.7 square feet with them folded down. It's available in the base LS trim starting at $52,900, the LTat $58,300, and the RST starting at $61,500.
11. 2022 Toyota Highlander
The 2022 Toyota Highlander is one of the most affordable new full-size SUVs available for the 2022 model year. The starting price is $35,405 for the L configuration, $37,605 for the LE, and $40,605 for the XLE. It seats between 7 to 8 passengers depending on the configuration with an 84 square ft cargo space with the seats up and 16 square ft with the seats up. The towing capacity is 5,000 pounds. The fuel efficiency is moderate getting up to 21 mpg in the city and 29 on ht highway.
10. 2022 Infiniti QX80
The new Infiniti QX80 is a full-size SUV that has a low EPA fuel economy rating for combined city and highway with its trims averaging 16, 14, and 20 mpg, however, it's a powerful vehicle that offers a trade-off. The 400 horsepower V8 engine delivers high, mated with a seven-speed transmission in your choice of RWD or AWD. It offers an 8,500-pound tow capacity. The cargo capacity is 17 cubic feet and it offers some nice luxury and comfort features with exceptional climate controls and a new. It's a little pricey for what you get but it still comes highly recommended by the Car Connection.
9. 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar
The Land Rover Range Rover Velar now offers your choice of a turbocharged inline-six engine pushing 395 horsepower or a twin-turbo V-8 that cranks 523 horsepower. The off-road performance is legendary combined with high degrees of luxury features and multiple options when you order. It comes in six engine options and two wheelbase length choices. You can order yours with hot-stone massage chairs, a refrigerator onboard, Mohair floor mats, and more. The combined fuel economy rating is respectively 21, 19, and 25 mpg for the three available trims. The cargo capacity is 32 cubic feet.
8. 2022 Mercedes-AMG G63
Mercedes made an impression with the 2021 model year and it's coming back with a 2022 version of the AMG G63 full-size SUV. It's one of the most highly recommended choices for those who insist on luxury and don't mind the price tag. The starting price is just shy of $160K. It's equipped with a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine that cranks 577 horsepower with 627 lb-ft of torque. It's a luxury vehicle through and through with optional WiFi, a 12-inch infotainment display, and premium materials in the cabin. The fuel economy ranges between 13 to 16 mpg combined, depending on the trim, with a cargo capacity of 39 cubic feet. It's received a major update for the new model year.
7. 2022 BMW X7
BMW's X7 has a starting price of $74,900 for its large SUV. the seating capacity is for 7 with ample space and a luxurious cabin. Its powerful engine generates 523 horsepower with a fuel efficiency rating of 19 mpg in the city and 24 on the highway. It's available in your choice of the xDrive 40i for the base price or the M50i starting at $99,800.
6. 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser
The new Land Cruiser is the flagship SUV with a history that dates back about 70 years. It's popular across the planet and the all-new version will be available for the 2022 model year. They've made a few improvements to the new J300 generation vehicle with a new twin-turbocharged V6 engine and a 10-speed auto transmission. It's going to be offered in a gas version with a 3.5-liter engine cranking 409 horsepower and 479 lb-ft torque. Some lucky recipients will be privy to the 3.3-liter diesel engine that delivers 304 horsepower and 516 ln-ft or torque.
5. 2022 Rolls Royce Cullinan
No list of the best large SUVs would be accurate without including Rolls Royce's Cullinan. It's a special luxury vehicle that comes loaded with all the bells and whistles imaginable. It's equipped with a twin-turbocharged V-12 engine with a quiet operational mode. It's loaded with cameras that aid the suspension adjustment to meet the changing conditions with tweaks here and there for the smoothest ride ever.
4. 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class
The new Mercedes-Benz full-size GLS-Class SUV is one of the top contenders for the best large SUV in the luxury class. It comfortably seats up to seven in a spacious and comfortable cabin. The fuel takes holds up to 23.8 gallons and the fuel efficiency rating is 18 mpg in the city, 24 on the highway, and 20 combined. The inline-six-cylinder engine generates 362 horsepower with 369 lb-ft of torque. It's mated with a 9-speed shiftable automatic transmission with an AWD drivetrain. Edmunds ranks it high on the list of the best large SUVs for 2022.
3. 2022 Lincoln Navigator
The new Navigator won't come out until the Winter of 2022. When it does, the automaker claims that it will be available in standard and extended-length variations with plenty of cargo room in each. The tech interface in this large luxury SUV will be easy to use with a plethora of advanced driver aids both standard and optional. The focus is on luxury and comfort over off-road capabilities. The front and rear exteriors receive a revised styling with a new hands-free driving system, a bigger 13.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and more. You can also order ventilated and massaging seats for the second row of seating for 2022. Car & Driver recommends it as one of the top five full-sized SUV choices for 2022, but you'll have to wait for its late release.
2. 2022 Mercedes-Benz Maybach
Price: $184,900 to $202,550
The 2022 Mercedes-Maybach will be one of the most luxurious large SUVs on the market for 2022. It comes in an AWD and a choice of two trims. The S580 4Matic comes with a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 gas-powered engine. the S680 4Matyic trim is equipped with a 6.0-liter twin-turbo V12 gas engine, both paired with a 9-speed automatic transmission.
1. 2022 Bentley Bentayga
Bentley's bentayga is a full-sized SUV that receives an 8.4 out of 10 rating from CNet. It's one of the top-rated luxury SUVs with a brand name that is among the most respected. You'll have a choice of 4.0-liter V-8 or 6.0-liter V12 engines. They get up to 15 mpg in the city and 24 on the highway with 542 and 626 horsepower, respectively. The VV8 is the base trim at $187,600 with the S variation starting at $219,800. The Speed version starts at $254,800.
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