Mary Lowry

Nissan’s signature V-motion grille dominates the 2022 Pathfinder’s front. Look closely and you’ll see three slots at the top, a tribute to the original 1986 Pathfinder. (Manufacturer photo)

Nissan Pathfinder comes full circle with all-new 2022 version

The three-row mid-size SUV gains modern amenities but returns to the rugged impression of the original.

 

The 2022 Lexus RX 450h is a premium mid-size hybrid SUV. The model shown here has an optional F Sport appearance package that includes 20-inch wheels. (Manufacturer photo)

Lexus RX 450h tradition is comfort, quality, fuel efficiency

The premium mid-size hybrid has new paint colors for 2022, and fog lights are now a standalone option.

 

The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has seating for five passengers. The rear cargo area looks cavernous for a compact SUV. (Manufacturer photo)

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid aces the critical driveway challenge

The perennially best-selling RAV4 compact SUV proves a stroke of luck substitute in extreme weather.

 

The 2022 Genesis GV70 exhibits a sporty image with its crest grille positioned below the headlamps and a skid plate beneath the bumper. (Manufacturer photo)

2022 Genesis GV70 is an SUV alternative to G70 sports sedan

The new luxury compact seats five with 28.9 cubic feet of cargo space to spare.

The 2022 Genesis GV70 exhibits a sporty image with its crest grille positioned below the headlamps and a skid plate beneath the bumper. (Manufacturer photo)
The 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback provides 24.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat. (Manufacturer photo)

2022 Honda Civic Hatchback is a stunner, just like the sedan

Both versions are sleek and sporty, but only the hatchback offers the choice of a manual gearbox.

The 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback provides 24.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seat. (Manufacturer photo)
The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz standout front end has lights integrated into the grille in a wing shape. (Manufacturer photo)

Brand new 2022 Santa Cruz: Hyundai’s first pickup, or naw?

It’s complicated. But whatever, this latest entry from Hyundai has a lot to offer.

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz standout front end has lights integrated into the grille in a wing shape. (Manufacturer photo)
The 2022 Infiniti QX60 is available in four trim levels, all with standard front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive. (Manufacturer photo)

Infiniti QX60 midsize SUV is all new and deluxe for 2022

An extra dash of exterior drama, upgraded interior, and new Autograph model keep QX60 in the running.

The 2022 Infiniti QX60 is available in four trim levels, all with standard front-wheel drive or optional all-wheel drive. (Manufacturer photo)
The 2022 Mini Cooper is available in two-door or four-door hardtop models. A two-door soft-top convertible model is also offered. (Manufacturer photo)

2022 Mini Cooper reinforces the brand’s reputation for fun

An exterior freshening, new 8.8-inch touchscreen and value-driven Oxford Edition model are highlights.

The 2022 Mini Cooper is available in two-door or four-door hardtop models. A two-door soft-top convertible model is also offered. (Manufacturer photo)
Black body cladding and a radiator grille give the 2021 Mercedes-Benz E 450 All-Terrain a look similar to an SUV. (Manufacturer photo)

Mercedes-Benz E 450 All-Terrain has a nostalgic third row

Modern features of the new wagon include a hybridized powertrain and the latest version of MBUX.

Black body cladding and a radiator grille give the 2021 Mercedes-Benz E 450 All-Terrain a look similar to an SUV. (Manufacturer photo)
The 2022 Infiniti QX55 turbocharged four-cylinder engine delivers 268 horsepower and a 25 mpg rating for combined fuel economy. (Manufacturer photo)

Infiniti’s new QX55 compact SUV doubles as a fastback coupe

Reminiscent of the brand’s RX model from nearly 20 years ago, it’s a sporty looker with practical purpose.

The 2022 Infiniti QX55 turbocharged four-cylinder engine delivers 268 horsepower and a 25 mpg rating for combined fuel economy. (Manufacturer photo)
The 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata is available as a soft-top convertible or the power-folding hard-top model shown here. (Manufacturer photo)

Mazda MX-5 Miata’s appeal is in the styling and shifting

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are newly standard for 2021, and wireless CarPlay is now available.

The 2021 Mazda MX-5 Miata is available as a soft-top convertible or the power-folding hard-top model shown here. (Manufacturer photo)
The 2021 Lexus LX 570 is available in two-row and three-row configurations. (Manufacturer photo)

Lexus LX 570 SUV leans in with a mix of luxury and brawn

An updated sport package, limited-edition Inspiration Series and Alexa compatibility are new for 2021

The 2021 Lexus LX 570 is available in two-row and three-row configurations. (Manufacturer photo)
The Toyota Highlander XSE’s front fascia, grille, and lower spoiler are exclusive to this model. (Manufacturer photo)

Toyota Highlander gets a sport infusion from new XSE model

Suspension tuning upgrade, distinct styling and exclusive trim are among the midsize SUV’s revisions.

The Toyota Highlander XSE’s front fascia, grille, and lower spoiler are exclusive to this model. (Manufacturer photo)
The 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid has five-passenger seating and comes standard with all-wheel drive. (Manufacturer photo)

2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid is the lineup’s fuel economy leader

The hybrid has the same superior qualities as the gasoline version, but is miles ahead in eco status.

The 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid has five-passenger seating and comes standard with all-wheel drive. (Manufacturer photo)
A dark chrome accent grille distinguishes the Calligraphy model from others in the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe lineup. (Manufacturer photo)

Hyundai Santa Fe mid-size SUV is stylish and sophisticated

New models for 2022 include a plug-in hybrid and the XRT with some emphasis on rugged appearance.

A dark chrome accent grille distinguishes the Calligraphy model from others in the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe lineup. (Manufacturer photo)
The 2022 Nissan Frontier mid-size pickup is a modern interpretation of the popular Nissan Hardbody truck of the 1980s and 1990s. (Manufacturer photo)

Nissan Frontier mid-size pickup is fully redesigned for 2022

The first makeover in 17 years, it keeps the proven frame, chassis and engine of the previous model.

The 2022 Nissan Frontier mid-size pickup is a modern interpretation of the popular Nissan Hardbody truck of the 1980s and 1990s. (Manufacturer photo)
2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer RS

Chevrolet Trailblazer is back, as a subcompact sport-utility

After a 2021 launch, some features are added for 2022, including some new metallic paint eye candy.

2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer RS
The 2022 Kia Carnival has front-wheel drive, three rows, and placing for seven or eight passengers, depending on seat configuration. (Kia) 20210913

Kia replaces Sedona minivan with all-new 2022 Carnival MPV

Do similarities to the brand’s current boxy SUVs justify the new nomenclature? Kia says yes.

The 2022 Kia Carnival has front-wheel drive, three rows, and placing for seven or eight passengers, depending on seat configuration. (Kia) 20210913
The 2021 Mazda CX-5’s sleek styling is punctuated by a bit of aggression up front. (Manufacturer photo)

2021 Mazda CX-5 maintains its niche with personality

The latest version of Mazda’s infotainment system and a new Carbon Edition model are this year’s notables.

The 2021 Mazda CX-5’s sleek styling is punctuated by a bit of aggression up front. (Manufacturer photo)
The 2022 Hyundai Tucson is a reflection of the company’s evolving Sensuous Sportiness global design identity. (Manufacturer photo)

High-drama styling, tons of tech enrich Hyundai’s new Tucson

The compact SUV is fully remade for 2022. Hybrid and plug-in hybrid models arrive for the first time.

The 2022 Hyundai Tucson is a reflection of the company’s evolving Sensuous Sportiness global design identity. (Manufacturer photo)