By now you probably know that sedans and coupes are headed for extinction. The reason why are SUVs and crossovers, which offer more space for both passengers and cargo. They also offer a higher driving position and, in some cases, the ability to go off-road. Just about every automaker today offers an SUV, even Lamborghini. Most offer several, which can make it hard to recommend just one.
Instead of recommending a handful of SUVs and crossovers, we decided to highlight a dozen that buyers need to know. These range from certified off-roaders to compact city cruisers. Continue reading to learn which SUVs we recommend for 2022.
Best SUV for Off-Roading: 2022 Jeep Wrangler
It was tempting to give this honor to the Ford Bronco. However, as MotorTrend discovered, the 2022 Jeep Wrangler is still the king of off-roading for a variety of reasons. These include the fact that the Wrangler offers better grip on steep and slippery slopes. The Wrangler also has a better front-camera. This comes in handy during more technical crawls where visibility is limited.
Then there’s the fact that the Wrangler comes with a bevy of torque-heavy engine options. These include a turbodiesel V6 with 442 lb-ft of torque, a V8 making 470 lb-ft of torque and a hybrid with 470 lb-ft of twist. All of these blow the Bronco out of the water, which only produces a maximum of 415 lb-ft of torque.