New Cars on the Horizon

If you’re looking for a new car, check out these 2022 and 2023 models that might be worth the wait

2024 Silverado EV RST Photo: GM

There are a lot of interesting new cars just around the corner, from long-range electric vehicles to practical family SUVs and everything in between. But are they worth waiting for? Our experts will help you decide with this early peek at some new or revamped models coming out in 2022 and early 2023. Consider keeping them on your “possible” list until we get them out to our test track for a deeper evaluation.

Acura Integra

2023 Acura Integra driving

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The Integra name returns on a new model to replace the mediocre ILX in Acura’s lineup. The original Integra was the sportier alternative to the Honda Civic. It was produced from 1986 through 2001, then recast as the RSX. This latest iteration takes up the mantle for a new era, with a greater number of premium features. Like the original Integra, the 2023 model features a liftback configuration and a coupelike silhouette. It will be powered by a turbocharged engine, a first for an Integra.

Cost: $30,000-$40,000 (estimated)
On sale: June 2022

Learn more about the Acura Integra.

Alfa Romeo Tonale

2023 Alfa Romeo Tonale Veloce driving

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The Tonale rounds out the trio of cars in Alfa Romeo’s small, stylish lineup, bringing small-SUV utility and a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) powertrain into the fold. Both the PHEV and the more conventional turbocharged, 2.0-liter gasoline versions of the Tonale will be all-wheel drive, showcasing an interior and exterior aesthetic that will be familiar to Alfa aficionados. The Tonale gets Uconnect 5, the most up-to-date version of the Stellantis infotainment system. It comes with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, wireless phone charging, and Amazon’s voice-activated Alexa virtual assistant. Alfa uses the Tonale to showcase a novel way to record the vehicle service history, via near field technology, along with a full suite of the latest active safety features, including automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning, and rear cross traffic warning.

Cost: $38,000-$48,000
On sale: Early 2023

Learn more about the Alfa Romeo Tonale.

Chevrolet Silverado EV

2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV side

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This new Silverado joins the full-sized EV pickup market with a twist: It has a foldable midgate that expands the 6-foot-long bed into the cabin to hold 9-foot-long items. Based on GM’s Ultium EV platform, shared with the GMC Hummer EV, the Silverado EV line launches with a basic 510-hp work truck and a premium RST First Edition version with four-wheel steering, adaptive suspension, and Super Cruise. Depending on options, the truck offers up to 664 hp, 10,000 pounds of towing, and an estimated 400-mile driving range.

Cost: $39,900-$105,000 
On sale: Spring 2023

Learn more about the Chevrolet Silverado EV.

Fisker Ocean

2023 Fisker Ocean SUV static, viewed from side

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Looking something like a cousin of the Range Rover Evoque, the Fisker Ocean pure-electric SUV features a solar roof and a 17-inch center touch screen that can be rotated 90 degrees for either a horizontal or vertical display layout. The interior, which features recycled materials throughout, seats five passengers. Environmental Protection Agency driving range figures aren’t yet available, but Fisker estimates that the front-wheel-drive single-motor version has a 250-mile range and that the all-wheel-drive dual-motor variant can go up to 350 miles on a charge. The Ocean will offer an active driver assistance system called Fisker Intelligent Pilot, which includes forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and blind spot warning, among other systems.

Cost: $37,499-$68,999
On sale: Late 2022

Learn more about the Fisker Ocean.

Ford F-150 Lightning

2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro

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The Lightning name returns on an electrified F-150 crew-cab truck with prodigious power and strong work capabilities. This pickup is offered in two power configurations, with 426 and 563 hp. Ford says the standard-range battery will provide 230 miles, and the extended-range battery is projected to provide up to 300 miles. Among the benefits of going electric is a large front trunk, or frunk, that can hold two sets of golf clubs. Further, the F-150 Lightning boasts up to a 2,000-pound payload capacity (standard range) and 10,000-pound tow capacity (extended range). Power plugs in the frunk and bed add to the truck’s versatility. And familiar innovations carry over from the regular F-150, such as a foldaway gear selector and deeply reclining seats. The Ford Co-Pilot 360 2.0 suite is standard, with forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind spot warning, lane keeping assistance, parking obstruction warning, and rear automatic braking.
Cost: $40,000-$90,000
On sale: Spring 2022

Learn more about the Ford F-150 Lightning.

Genesis GV60

2023 Genesis GV60

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Genesis recently announced its pledge to make all its new vehicles purely electric starting in 2025, with the goal of becoming a zero-emissions vehicle brand by 2030 and carbon-neutral by 2035. Leading the charge is the GV60, a small crossover based on an EV-only platform shared with the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and the Kia EV6. Genesis hasn’t released details for the U.S. market, but a model shown overseas has motor configurations with power ranging from 225 hp to 429 hp. There’s also a boost button for a jolt of extra passing power.

Cost: $50,000-$70,000 (estimated) 
On sale: Spring 2022

Learn more about the 2022 Genesis GV60.

Kia Sportage

2023 Sportage SX driving, view from side

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The redesigned 2023 Sportage is larger and better-equipped than the previous model. It looks to appeal to more shoppers with three new adventure-themed trim levels, a generous roster of active safety equipment, and available upscale amenities, like a large dash display, panoramic roof, and heated windshield. It’s available in front- and all-wheel drive. The standard engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The hybrid version uses a 44-kilowatt motor and a 1.6-liter engine for a combined 226 hp. The plug-in hybrid uses a 177-hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine, supplemented by a 66.9-kilowatt electric motor with a targeted electric-only range of 32 miles. Each Sportage comes with forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane keeping assistance, automatic high beams, driver attention monitoring system, rear occupant reminder, and rear parking obstruction warning. 

Price: $24,090-$35,250
On sale: Spring 2022

Learn more about the 2023 Kia Sportage.

Land Rover Range Rover

The next-generation 2022 Land Rover Range Rover continues its legacy of a regal, ultraluxury SUV that pushes boundaries, with new tech and an elegant design. The Range Rover will be offered in four-, five-, and seven-seat configurations, marking the first time it has been available with a third row. It launches in the spring with a mild-hybrid inline-six and a twin-turbocharged V8, and a plug-in hybrid (with an estimated 48-mile electric-only range) and a full-electric version will follow. An all-wheel steering system is standard, which can add stability at speed and promises the tightest turning circle of any Land Rover. Special SV versions add further opulence.

Cost: $93,800-$215,200
On sale: Spring 2022

Learn more about the Land Rover Range Rover.

Land Rover Range Rover Sport

2023 Land Rover Range Rover Sport

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This redesigned luxury midsized SUV follows the trail blazed by the larger Range Rover, with a variety of powertrains, including a hybrid; premium amenities; and ultrasmooth styling. The Range Rover Sport launches with two inline turbocharged six-cylinder engines that use a mild-hybrid setup, a plug-in hybrid based on that same engine (with a claimed 48-mile electric-only range), and a twin-turbo V8. All use an 8-speed automatic transmission. An all-electric version joins the lineup for 2024. Within the minimalist interior are numerous available features to pamper, such as massaging seats, a premium audio system, and sophisticated noise cancellation.

Cost: $83,000-$121,500
On sale: Fall 2022

Learn more about the Land Rover Range Rover Sport.

Maserati Grecale

2023 Maserati Grecale Trofeo driving

Photo: Maserati Photo: Maserati

Named for a Mediterranean wind, the Grecale is sized between its Stellantis cousin, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, and the Maserati Levante. This makes it a little larger than the traditional small luxury SUVs. But it may be the combination of elegance and performance that most distinguishes it. There are three trims (GT, Modena, Trofeo) and powertrains initially, with 296-hp and 325-hp four-cylinder engines, and a 523-hp turbo V6. The cabin is decidedly modern, being dominated by screens. Even the center-dash timepiece is more like a smartwatch than a chronograph. The Grecale goes on sale in fall 2022, with a full electric version to follow in late 2023. 

Learn more about the Maserati Grecale.

Mazda CX-50

2023 Mazda CX-50

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Based on a platform shared with the CX-30, the all-new 2023 CX-50 looks like a longer and wider version of the CX-5. It features standard all-wheel drive, increased ground clearance, an off-road driving mode, and a more rugged appearance compared with Mazda’s other existing small SUVs. Initially, two 2.5-liter four-cylinder engines—nonturbo and turbo versions, both mated to a six-speed automatic transmission—will be available. A hybrid (and possibly a plug-in hybrid) will come later. The CX-50 looks to have a sleeker, less cluttered cabin with a good-sized infotainment display screen that protrudes from the upper dashboard, but the mid-dash area is very minimalistic, and the center-stack area is simple.

Cost: $29,000-$37,000
On sale: Spring 2022

Learn more about the 2023 Mazda CX-50.

Mazda MX-30

2022 Mazda MX-30

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The MX-30 is the initial offering in a series of electrified Mazda models. Initially, the MX-30 will be powered by a 143-hp electric motor driving the front wheels and teamed with a 35.5-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery. With such a small battery, the EPA-estimated range is a scant 100 miles. That would have been competitive a decade ago, but it’s not in today’s EV market. A plug-in hybrid with a rotary engine is expected as well. The most visually distinct elements are the rear-hinged back doors, sharply raked rear roof pillars, and contrasting-color roof. The MX-30 is currently only sold in California.

Cost: $33,470-$36,480
On sale: Now in California; over the next year elsewhere

Read our Mazda MX-30 review.

Nissan Ariya

2022 Nissan Ariya

Photo: Nissan Photo: Nissan

Nissan’s first dedicated electric SUV comes with two powertrain options, a front-wheel-drive 238-hp single motor and an all-wheel-drive 389-hp dual-motor configuration. Each uses an 87-kilowatt-hour battery, with estimated ranges of up to 300 miles for the FWD and 265 miles for the AWD version. The Ariya can be equipped with ProPilot Assist 2.0, which uses driver monitoring for hands-free highway operation. At 183 inches long, the two-row five-passenger model is similar in size to the Nissan Rogue compact SUV.

Cost: $45,950-$58,950
On sale: Fall 2022

Learn more about the 2022 Nissan Ariya EV.

Nissan Z

2023 Nissan Z

Photo: Nissan Photo: Nissan

The all-new 2023 Nissan Z sports car has the classic long, sloped hood and wide rear flanks that evoke the early versions of this storied nameplate. The rear-drive Z has a 400-hp, 3.0-liter turbocharged twin-turbo V6, marking a significant 50-plus-hp increase over the previous 370Z’s output. That fiery powerplant can be paired with a choice of six-speed manual or nine-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Nissan is keeping it simple by making the available active safety features standard on all trims. 

Cost: $30,090-$47,190
On sale: Late summer 2022

Learn more about the Nissan Z.

Subaru Solterra 

2023 Subaru Solterra

Photo: Subaru Photo: Subaru

Developed as part of a joint venture with Toyota, the Solterra is Subaru’s first-ever electric vehicle. This SUV uses two electric motors—one up front, one at the rear—to generate 215 hp. The automaker estimates the driving range at more than 220 miles. The new all-wheel-drive model debuts a fresh infotainment system with an available 12.3-inch screen. The Solterra will come with EyeSight, Subaru’s suite of active safety features, and the company’s first surround-view camera system.

Cost: $40,000-$50,000 (estimated)
On sale: Summer 2022

Learn more about the 2023 Subaru Solterra.

Toyota bZ4X

2023 Toyota bZ4X SUV front

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The bZ4X kicks off a line of “beyond zero” Toyota models as the brand’s first dedicated battery electric vehicle. Sharing a platform with the Subaru Solterra, it has two powertrain options. A 201-hp front-drive version has a 71.4-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery and an estimated 250-mile range. The all-wheel-drive version has two motors, combining for 215 hp, and a 72.8-kilowatt-hour battery. The bZ4X will be the first model with Toyota Safety Sense 3.0, adding more functions to its already comprehensive suite of active safety features.

Price: $40,000-$50,000 (estimated)
On sale: Summer 2022

Learn more about the 2023 Toyota bZ4X.

Toyota Sequoia

2023 Toyota Sequoia Capstone

Photo: Toyota Photo: Toyota

The redesigned Sequoia SUV uses a fresh platform (shared with the Tundra and Lexus LX). This full-sized three-row SUV has a 437-hp, 3.5-liter turbocharged hybrid V6 engine with a 10-speed automatic transmission. It can be configured in rear- and four-wheel drive. It boasts a 9,000-pound maximum tow capacity. The trims progress through SR5, Limited, Platinum, TRD Pro, and a new premium Capstone grade, allowing the Sequoia to appeal to a broader audience. An TRD Off-Road package is available on the SR5 and Limited trims, equipping the SUV for more daring adventures. The cockpit is essentially a carryover from the redesigned Tundra. Top trims use a large 14-inch infotainment display.

Cost: $50,500-$69,775
On sale: Summer 2022

Learn more about the 2023 Toyota Sequoia.

Jeff S. Bartlett

A New England native, I have piloted a wide variety of vehicles, from a Segway to an aircraft carrier. All told, I have driven thousands of vehicles—many on race tracks across the globe. Today, that experience and passion are harnessed at the CR Auto Test Center to empower consumers. And if some tires must be sacrificed in the pursuit of truth, so be it. Follow me on Twitter (@JeffSBartlett).