Every year, The Car Guide unveils a list of Best Buys covering all the different vehicle categories in the industry.
The Americans continue to rule the full-size SUV segment, and we have three models sharing top honours for 2022.
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Despite gas prices being much higher than they were last year, demand for these three vehicles remains quite strong. They offer a pair of powerful V8 engines for excellent performance on the road.
Those who want to save at the pump can opt for a six-cylinder diesel engine that may be short on power but equally rich in torque, resulting in commendable acceleration, and significantly more frugal. If you travel a lot year in and year out, this is arguably the engine to get.
Oh, and all three SUVs inspire confidence when it comes to handling, which contributes to a pleasant driving experience. Massive cabin space is another reason to pick any one of them.
The runner-up for 2022 is the Ford Expedition, which doesn’t have a V8 or a diesel engine. Rather, it comes with a twin-turbo V6. The Expedition proves to be smooth and comfortable, but not on the same level as the GM models in terms of dynamic attributes.
Designers have made a few tweaks inside, while a new Timberline model aims to please off-road enthusiasts. Also, the high-output V6 variant now generates 440 horsepower, a gain of 40 horsepower.
Finally, we put the ageless Toyota Sequoia in third place.
Until the completely redesigned 2023 model arrives, customers still get a solid and dependable albeit old-school truck. If you’re looking for the latest technology or gadgets, this is not the SUV you want. The Sequoia is a conservative yet sensible purchase, although the V8 under the hood costs a pretty penny at the pump.