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Top 10 Top 10 2022 New Car Reviews on Motor Illustrated

Top 10 2022 New Car Reviews on Motor Illustrated

We’re very much looking forward to 2023 however 2022 was another year ripe with fantastic driving experiences


  • 2022 was another great year of car reviewing.

  • There were plenty of EVs, sport compact cars, and trucks.

  • And one minivan.


None of us are getting any younger and yes, another year has passed. While not perfect, 2022 will undoubtedly be more fondly remembered than 2020 and 2021. Though plagued by a plague, they produced a number of great cars but 2022 one-upped them in more ways than one.

We are at the EV and ICE crossroads and automakers have taken this opportunity to seemingly fulfill all their wildest dreams. There’s never been a more poignant selection of vehicles to choose from, be it a luxury car, an SUV, or a sport compact car. And the real winners are consumers and, to be frank, auto journalists as we get to sample all of them or nearly.

Here we have our personal Top 10 driving experiences that took place in 2022. The models are listed in alphabetical order.


2022 BMW i4 M50

2022 BMW i4 M50 xDrive | Photo: Olivier Delorme

One of the M50’s many talents is immense power. The dual electric motor configuration delivers all of 536 horsepower and a staggering 586 lb.-ft. of torque. The power vs. weight ratio still means that this i4 crushes the 0-100km/h sprint in only 3.9 seconds thanks also in part to the Sport Boost function. Might I remind you that this is not a full-fat M car…

Click here to read the review.


2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing

2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing | Photo: Olivier Delorme

This exceptional car is the automotive equivalent of Dwayne Johnson. Despite huge muscles and a menacing presence, the CT5-V Blackwing is generally easy to get along with. I know nothing about The Rock, but I can imagine that he’s typically a nice guy but also not always that easy to work with, much like the Caddy’s manual transmission.

Click here to read the review.


2022 Ford Maverick

2022 Ford Maverick XL Hybrid | Photo: Mat St-Pierre

The new Ford Maverick, no matter the powertrain, is brilliant. It is a perfect fit for so many applications and its success thus far is proof that Ford hit a homerun – especially when it was priced just under $20,000 upon its launch last year.

Click here to read the review.


2023 Genesis GV60

2023 Genesis GV60 Performance | Photo: Olivier Delorme

In my career, I’ve driven vehicles that have garnered serious attention be it for their exotic nature, ridiculous price tag, or legendary status. The all-new Genesis GV60 has hoisted itself among the McLarens, Lamborghinis, Nissan GT-R (back in 2008), and Mercedes-AMG SLS as having made the most heads turn and generating the most questions.

Click here to read the review.


2022 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392

2022 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 392 | Photo: Olivier Delorme

Owning a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon 392 indicates that off-roading is probably in your DNA. As not all roads are unpaved, it’s good news that despite how extreme this Jeep may be, it can be daily driven.

Click here to read the review.


2022 Kia EV6 AWD LR

2022 Kia EV6 LR AWD | Photo: Matt St-Pierre

I’ll go right out and say it: I’ve made it clear over the last few years that I do not entirely trust Hyundai Auto Group vehicles to be all they are cracked up to be. Having said that, I would toss caution to the wind and call a new 2022 Kia EV6 my own.

Click here to read the review.


2022 Porsche Taycan GTS

The balance so typical of GTS models can be found in how this Taycan model accelerates from a stop, and how it handles a sharp turn. Point blank, it corners better than any other Taycan, and that’s saying something. 

Click here to read the review.


2022 Porsche 911 GT3 Touring

2022 Porsche 911 GT3 Touring | Photo: Olivier Delorme

As a Touring, the 911 GT3 goes without a massive rear wing but what the car is cannot be mistaken for anything else. The subtle clever aero, the centre-lock wheels, and the car’s presence are dead giveaways about the power and performance afoot.

Click here to read the review.


2023 Toyota GR Corolla

2023 Toyota GR Corolla | Photo: Matt St-Pierre

Really, I feel like cussing, something along the lines of “@%!?#\∞/£¡]$!!!” This unpronounceable exclamation summarizes how I felt the moment I stepped out of the GR Corolla after my first few hot laps of the superb Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit. Look, it’s really simple: this new car is everything it is supposed to be, it met and surpassed expectations – it is a riot and it is brilliant.

Click here to read the review.


2022 Toyota Sienna Hybrid

2022 Toyota Sienna LE | Photo: Matt St-Pierre

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before but minivans are better at being utility vehicles than any SUV, and the latest generation of Toyota’s Sienna is the best of its kind.

Click here to read the review.

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Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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