The New Year is just around the corner and the 2022 vehicle models are now in showrooms all across the country. And while sport utility vehicles and trucks remain the most popular vehicles in terms of sales, sedans still have a place in the marketplace.
And for 2022, there are several new sedan models available for people to choose from. Many of the most popular sedans have been upgraded for the 2022 model year and their prices have been adjusted too. Here are the top 15 sedans for the New Year.
15. Hyundai Sonata
Starting Price: $23,700
Now in its seventh generation, the 2022 Hyundai Sonata continues to impress even though there are no major changes for this edition. The SE trim has a base price of $24,150 while the range-topping Limited trim costs $34,100. Two engines are available – a 191-horsepower, 2.5 liter inline-4 engine and a 180-hp 1.6L turbo-4 unit.
The 2022 Sonata also has a very nice cabin. It feels modern and boasts all the latest comfort and technological features. The Sonata also received the top safety honors and packs a lot of standard driver assistance technology. All around a competent car in the mid-size sedan segment.
14. Genesis G70
Starting Price: $36,150
For 2022, the Genesis G70 luxury compact sedan adds features such as standard 10.25-inch touchscreen display and new front and rear seat designs. Also, for 2022, there is a new G70 Launch Edition trim priced at $52,500. Another prominent change made to the 2022 version of the Genesis is the discontinuation of the manual transmission.
The price of the 2022 Genesis G70 luxury sedan starts at 37,525 for the 2.0T trims and $42,100 for 3.3T trims both of which are for the rear-wheel-drive versions. The all-wheel drive version costs an additional $2,100 more on top of the rear-wheel-drive trim.
13. Lexus ES 250
Starting Price: $30,000
The Lexus brand remains a well-known, highly regarded sedan, and continues to have a large following among consumers. From the very first release of the ES 250, consumers have been very enthusiastic about this vehicle.
As a successor to the ES 250 that was introduced in 2021, the Lexus ES 250 is not expected to receive any significant updates for the 2022 model year. Luxury vehicles are Lexus’s specialty, and they offer a wide variety of options even without any upgrades for 2022.
12. Honda Civic
Starting Price: $21,250
The 2022 Honda Civic returns in its 11th edition with a complete makeover. The changes have given it a more mature exterior, more advanced standard safety features, a more powerful and efficient turbo-four engine, and a better-equipped cabin.
Updates on the inside include a bigger infotainment screen, Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging, Bose premium sound system, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto offered with the available 9-inch touchscreen.
There are also two engine options, a 158 horsepower, naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine and a 180 horsepower, turbocharged inline-4 engine. The 2022 Honda Civic is offered in four trim levels and the price starts at $21,900 which is a $650 increase from last year’s model.
11. Nissan Versa
Starting Price: $14,930
The 2022 Nissan Versa has no notable changes this year and its pricing remains the same as the 2021 version, with a starting price of $14,900. The Versa also continues to house the 1.6 liter inline-4 engine that produces 122 horsepower and 144-pound feet of torque.
The Versa’s cabin remains a fusion of quality and functionality. Although hard plastics dominate most of the cabin, the layout is still sleek. The sedan is also equipped with the prerequisite technologies for safety, which is impressive. One draw back is that the Versa still lacks standard smartphone integration in the infotainment system.
10. Dodge Charger
Starting Price: $30,980
The 2022 Dodge Charger comes with a couple of changes and is priced from $30,495 up to $42,000. The 2022 model also includes satin carbon wheels and exterior modifications to the non-SRT variants of the Charger. The lineup sees a total of four powertrains, and the SRT Hellcat edition comes with a massive engine that generates 797 horsepower.
However, the 2022 Charger still falls short in terms of fuel efficiency. It has a competitive interior offering, and also an average offering in terms of cargo space. In terms of exterior dimensions, it is the largest and heaviest of the muscle cars.
9. Chevrolet Malibu
Starting Price: $23,065
The 2022 Chevrolet Malibu has a starting price of $23,400 and is virtually unchanged this year. The minor changes include the discontinuation of the base trim and addition of an electronic parking brake and two new exterior color options.
The latest Malibu is available with two turbocharged engine options. The Malibu also has good fuel efficiency, getting 36 miles per gallon on highways. The 2022 Chevrolet Malibu is available in four trims, the LS, RS, LT, and Premier editions.
8. Nissan Sentra
Starting Price: $19,410
Except for the addition of one new package for the SV and SR trim, the 2022 Nissan Sentra is unchanged for 2022. However, the Sentra did get a price bump of around $500 across all three trim levels. However, the Sentra still comes with plenty of standard features and driver aids and remains a compelling choice.
Although the only downside for the Sentra is a sole engine, gearbox, and drivetrain option. This restricts the choice for many buyers as the standard powertrain is neither quick nor fuel-efficient. Still, the 2022 Sentra remains a reliable and no-frills compact sedan option for price conscious consumers.
7. Kia Stinger
Starting Price: $33,240
The 2022 Kia Stinger is a top sports sedan. The latest Stinger receives several important updates, including an exterior refresh, a new engine, a larger 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and more standard safety technologies.
A 300-horsepower 2.5-liter turbo-4 is the new base engine in the GT-Line while a 365-horsepower 3.3 liter turbo V6 is standard on the GT1 and GT2 variants. The 2022 Stinger’s price ranges from $36,090 to $53,490. The Stinger’s interior now boasts more refined materials and also gets LED ambient lighting for 2022.
6. Subaru WRX
Starting Price: $27,495
The Subaru WRX is exclusively focused on the driving experience. And, for 2022, the WRX includes more competing aesthetics and style. Since its inception, the Subaru WRX has been one of the most powerful machines on the market, and that continues for 2022.
Despite lacking some comfort elements, the Subaru WRX has sold more than 160,000 units in the U.S. and Canada alone. The engine continues to impress and the starting price of less than $30,000 makes the WRX an affordable option.
5. Tesla Model S
Starting Price: $81,190
For a more expensive option, there’s the Tesla Model S, which has a starting price of just over $80,000. People looking for both performance and economy might not mind shelling out that much money though. And the Model S continues to offer the longest driving range among electric sedans.
With its massive infotainment display, an airplane-like cockpit with autopilot driving assistance, the Model S remains one of the most advanced cars in America. For the 2022 model year, it is back with new options and an updated design. Changes have been made to the hardware and the exterior of the 2022 Model S.
The much-awaited Plaid+ trim is coming with greater performance to replace the ongoing Performance trim. Previously, the Model S had a dual-motor powertrain whereas now it offers a tri-motor setup with dual rear motors, one for each wheel, and a single motor at the front making it an all-wheel-drive vehicle.
4. BMW M5
Starting Price: $103,500
The 2022 BMW M5 is the benchmark in the midsize performance sedan segment. It has no significant changes for 2022. The M5 has a starting price of $103,500 and comes in a lighter, more powerful edition this year, as well as a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 engine.
The M5 delivers outstanding performance and has a 0-60 mile per hour time of 3.2 seconds. The BMW M5 also offers a luxurious and comfortable interior. The cabin is not the most technology advanced, but its infotainment system is one of the best available, and it comes with plenty of safety technology.
3. Acura TLX
Starting Price: $37,650
After the Acura TLX received a complete overhaul for the 2021 model year, the all-new 2022 version has no major changes. However, the TLX still comes with a 272 horsepower 2-liter turbocharged engine along with an all-wheel-drive option and four trim lines.
Since there are no major changes, the starting price for the Acura TLX remains $37,700. The 2022 TLX puts an emphasis on sportiness, with its athletic stance and expressive interior design. The 2022 Acura TLX also has a more powerful sibling, the Type S that comes with a 355 horsepower V6 engine and a hefty price tag of $48,000.
2. Kia K5
Starting Price: $23,690
The Kia K5 took the market by storm after it replaced the popular Kia Optima sedan last year, quickly becoming one of the top-rated mid-size sedans on the market. The 2022 Kia K5 comes with a handful of changes that include wireless device charging and a 10.3-inch touchscreen on the GT-Line and above trims while the second-base trim LXS gains rear USB charging ports.
In terms of changes, there is also a 360-degree surround-view camera, front parking sensors, and power-folding outside mirror on the top-end EX trim level. The 2022 Kai K5 is offered in four trim levels, the LX, LXS, GT-Line, and EX. An improved cabin and an attractive price that starts at $23,590 rounds out the 2022 Kia K5.
1. Toyota Corolla
Starting Price: $20,075
The Toyota Corolla is one of the best-selling sedans in history, and for good reason. The affordable price tag and the high-reliability quotient of the vehicle have drawn the attention of buyers all over the world. In addition to a sedan, the Corolla is also available as a hatchback, as a hybrid, and a compact crossover called the “Corolla Cross.”
There are some notable changes for the 2022 Corolla. It is offered in eight trim levels and has a base price of $20,075 and two engines: 139 horsepower, 1.8 liter inline-4 and a 169 horsepower 2.0 liter inline-4. The Corolla also offers a comfortable and ergonomic interior and is also known for its outstanding reliability and safety ratings.
The Bottom Line
Consumers have a lot of choices and options when it comes to the 2022 model year sedans. Whether an American, European or Asian nameplate, there is a sedan available for every type of driver and to suit every type of budget.
People in the market for a new car should consider a sedan and checkout the available options. There is plenty of information online to help narrow down the options and make a decision that’s right for you.