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Darin JohnsonCar and Driver

Buying the right car in 2022 just got easier thanks to your friends at Car and Driver. Our staff of automotive experts has pored over every data point, driven hundreds of thousands of miles, and applied our rigorous testing regimen to vehicles of every type to determine the best and brightest cars, trucks, SUVs, minivans, and electric vehicles available today.

Vehicles that earn our Editors’ Choice award each year are the top-ranked models in their respective segments. Those that were named to our 10Best list automatically earn an Editors’ Choice badge—but, in an era of supply-chain interruptions and inventory shortages, having a broader group of vehicles in each category to choose from is more important than ever. That’s where Editors’ Choice comes in. Of the nearly 400 models on the market today, these 116 represent a wide spectrum of great vehicles that we editors would love to park in our garages—if we only had the room.

All of the vehicles listed here have excelled in our testing and impressed us on the road. Each one fulfills its intended mission superbly and delivers great value at its price point. Scroll down to start your new-car shopping, and click through to read more about your favorites.

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