[Staff, 2022-12-08 08:07:35,
In the interest of ground clearance, easier ingress and egress, more cargo room, better-perceived safety, and, let’s face it, on-driveway status, SUVs have become the default form factor for the U.S. motorist. If you asked a child born in the 2010s what pops into their head when they hear the word “car,” their response is very likely RAV4, not Corolla. Hence, it was only natural that the segment gets its own category in The Drive‘s first annual end-of-year Awards.
Nominees were chosen based on review scores, but because the SUV segment has become so broad and diverse, we decided to devote a slot to the best example of each “type” of SUV. There’s a fast one, an off-roady one, a luxe one, an affordable one, and an electric one. Only one out of those five could take home the crown, though, and that was decided by a vote amongst The Drive‘s entire car-testing staff.
Without further ado, here are The Drive‘s picks for the Best SUV of 2022.
Runner-Up: Porsche Cayenne Turbo GT, The Performance SUV
“Simply put, it’s the most extreme and expensive Porsche Cayenne you can currently get. Getting around the Nordschleife in 7:38.9, it holds the production SUV lap record at the Nürburgring. Just because a car is quick on track, though, doesn’t always mean it’s a good road car—some would even argue that those two things are inversely correlated. Thankfully, nobody appears to have told Porsche that because the Cayenne Turbo GT is still pretty fabulous on the street.
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