10 New or Redesigned 2022 SUVs

If you're shopping for 2022 SUVs, you'll want to know about new and redesigned models.

Jason Fogelson | 
Apr 12, 2022 | 5 min read

Next time you go to the grocery store, look around the parking lot before you stock up on canned goods. In all likelihood, over half of the spots around you will be occupied by late-model or 2022 SUVs. According to IHS Markit, a leading research firm, over half of the light vehicles sold in the U.S. are SUVs or crossovers. This popularity has grown steadily over the past two decades, edging out traditional sedans in driveways and garages across the country.

Competition is fierce between brands in the SUV segment, with many automakers updating their vehicles frequently and bringing out new models to fill perceived gaps in their lineups and the marketplace.

To make our list, an SUV had to be available with three rows of seating, and meet at least two of the following criteria:

  • A new or significantly redesigned exterior
  • A new or significantly redesigned interior
  • A fresh powertrain
  • A new, substantially different trim level

Making all that choice a little easier, here are 10 new and redesigned 2022 SUVs.

Infiniti

1. 2022 Infiniti QX60

The 2022 Infiniti QX60 is a three-row crossover SUV. When it debuted in 2013, it was called "JX60" but took the QX60 moniker in 2014. The 2022 model has gotten a complete makeover, including interior and exterior styling and a new powertrain. A new nine-speed automatic transmission replaces the outgoing continuously variable transmission (CVT), which is the most welcome upgrade. Prices start in the mid-$40,000s.

Jeep

2. 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee

A long-time favorite, the Jeep Grand Cherokee enters a new generation of production for 2022. With prices starting around $37,000, the Grand Cherokee impresses with near-luxury levels of interior refinement, along with genuine off-road chops. A long-wheelbase version, the Grand Cherokee L, now adds a third row to the Grand Cherokee's bag of tricks.

Land Rover

3. 2022 Land Rover Range Rover

You can argue about which brand launched the premium SUV, but you can't argue against the Range Rover representing the pinnacle of the class. An all-new version of the Land Rover Range Rover sets sail for 2022, with a completely redesigned exterior and interior, and a new selection of powertrain options. With prices starting around $105,000, the Range Rover shines both on- and off-road.

Lexus

4. 2022 Lexus LX

Lexus' flagship SUV gets an eagerly awaited redesign for 2022. The big three-row body-on-frame 2022 Lexus LX 600 should be a dinosaur by all rights, but a new exterior, a new interior, and new technology have refreshed the beast. Now running with a twin-turbocharged 3.5L V6 engine and a 10-speed automatic transmission, the new LX will be quicker and more fuel-efficient than the outgoing V8-powered model. The 2021 LX started at around $87,000. The 2022 LX 600 will probably start a little higher but not much.

Jeep

5. 2022 Jeep Wagoneer

The all-new 2022 Jeep Wagoneer forms the base for Jeep's new Wagoneer sub-brand, but it's anything but a base model, starting around $69,000. It comes with tons of standard features and can be optioned up to near-premium levels. The Wagoneer uses a 5.7L V8 engine with e-torque, an eight-speed automatic transmission, and standard rear-wheel drive (four-wheel drive is available). Its towing capacity is 10,000 Ibs.

Lincoln

6. 2022 Lincoln Navigator

When Lincoln redesigned the Navigator for the 2018 model year, it sent ripples through the full-size luxury SUV class with its elegant design and smart execution. Now, the 2022 Lincoln Navigator returns with styling updates and new technology. The big news is an available hands-free driving system called ActiveGlide, along with the capability for over-the-air updates to existing software on the vehicle. Pricing for the 2021 model started at around $77,000.

Mitsubishi

7. 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander

Mitsubishi has launched the new generation Outlander with AC/DC's blistering song "Thunderstruck." A complete makeover has transformed the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander from also-ran to contender in one fell swoop. The seven-passenger SUV uses a 2.5L four-cylinder (181 hp/181 lb.-ft. of torque) with front-wheel drive or available all-wheel drive. Prices start around $26,000. A plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) version of the Outlander is also in the lineup but hasn't yet received a makeover from the previous generation.

Nissan

8. 2022 Nissan Pathfinder

Oh, what a journey it has been for the Nissan Pathfinder. Since its debut in 1985, the Pathfinder has gone from a rugged off-roader to a soft family hauler. A complete makeover for the 2022 Nissan Pathfinder finds it edging closer to its rugged roots again. Gone is the CVT, replaced with a nine-speed automatic, bolted to a 3.5L V6 putting out 284 hp. Prices start at around $34,000.

Rivian

9. 2022 Rivian R1S

Perhaps the most exciting new entry to the SUV marketplace is the 2022 Rivian R1S. Sharing a platform with the Rivian R1T pickup truck, the R1S is an all-electric premium SUV. It starts at around $70,000 and is rated to travel up to 316 miles on a full charge, according to the EPA. It can not only tow up to 7,700 Ibs, but it also has up to 14.9 inches of ground clearance, can ford up to 3 feet of water, and can go from 0-60 mph in three seconds.

If you're shopping for new 2022 SUVs, this will be an exciting year. Expect more announcements, updates, and changes as the year goes on.

Jeep

10. 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

Reviving a classic Jeep name, the all-new 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer takes its place as the largest SUV in the Jeep lineup. The three-row SUV represents Jeep's push toward premium, with prices starting in the upper $80,000s. Powered by a 6.4L V8 engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive, the Grand Wagoneer can tow up to 9,850 Ibs.

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