2022 Consumer Guide Best Buys

Ford, Hyundai, and Kia Tie for Most Awarded Brand, With Five Best Buy Models Each

 Honda Brand Claims Four Best Buys 

Morton Grove, IL. December 7, 2021 – Consumer Guide® Automotive, the leading publisher of authoritative, unbiased new-car reviews for 55 years, today announced the recipients of its 2022 Best Buy Awards. A Consumer Guide Best Buy represents the finest balance of attributes and value in its class. For 2022, 46 Best Buys have been awarded in 20 classes, providing clear, easy choices for consumers.

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Ford, Hyundai, and Kia are Consumer Guide’s most awarded brands for 2022—each earned an impressive five Best Buy awards.

“Ford, Hyundai, and Kia all have broad product lineups, offering something in most every category. Our editors named five vehicles from each of these brands to our Best Buy roster, as we found them to be among the very best in their respective segments,” said Publisher Tom Appel, who led the editors’ selection process for this year’s list.

2022 Consumer Guide Best Buys The complete list of Consumer Guide Automotive 2022 Best Buy Awards can be viewed at Consumerguide.com/best-buys. And watch for the Consumer Guide® Automotive 2022 Car & Truck Best Buys magazine on newsstands nationwide now.

Listen to a complete rundown of this year’s Best Buys on Episode 109 of the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast, available for download on all major podcast platforms.

Since 1967, Consumer Guide Automotive’s award-winning editorial team has used a rigorous and comprehensive evaluation process to identify the vehicles worthy of serious consideration by consumers. The editors utilize objective criteria, such as price, features, performance, accommodations, fuel economy, reliability records, and resale value, to assess each vehicle.

The key to Consumer Guide Automotive’s annual Best Buy Awards is the careful evaluation of every aspect of each vehicle as it relates to consumers’ real-world driving experience. It is this thoroughness that leads consumers to check Consumer Guide Automotive reviews before buying a new vehicle.

Consumer Guide’s editorial team drives more than 100,000 miles every year evaluating what these vehicles do well—and what they don’t. Whether it is driving through the city, on highways, in rural areas, on long trips, or simply picking up the kids at school, these vehicles are tested in the same way that typical car buyers would use their vehicles.

Complete reviews of the winning vehicles, as well as other pertinent information for in-market car buyers, can be found at http: Consumerguide.com. For a daily dose of automotive news, test-drive reviews, humor, and history, visit the CG Daily Drive blog at blog.Consumerguide.com.

For more information, please contact Tom Appel at tom@cgauto.com or by phone at 847-329-5764.



Since 1967, Consumer Guide has published authoritative, objective reviews of new and used cars and trucks. Consumer Guide’s singular focus is to make car shopping easier for consumers. Consumer Guide editors provide professional, unbiased evaluations of nearly 1500 new and used vehicles as well as expert shopping advice and insightful automotive editorials. Consumer Guide is based in Morton Grove, IL. It is published by Publications International, Ltd.

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast, Episode 109: 2022 Consumer Guide Best Buys


2022 Consumer Guide Best Buys List

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2022 Consumer Guide Automotive Best Buy Magazine Subcompact Crossovers/SUVs

Hyundai Kona

Hyundai Venue

Kia Seltos

Kia Soul

Nissan Kicks

Vehicles in this class


Premium Subcompact Crossovers/SUVs

Volvo XC40

Vehicles in this class


Compact Crossovers/SUVs

Honda CR-V

Nissan Rogue

Subaru Forester

Vehicles in this class


Premium Compact Crossovers/SUVs

Acura RDX

Genesis GV70

Vehicles in this class


Midsize Crossovers/SUVs

Hyundai Palisade

Hyundai Santa Fe

Kia Sorento

Kia Telluride

Toyota Highlander

Toyota Venza

Vehicles in this class


2022 Acura MDX
2022 Acura MDX

Premium Midsize Crossovers/SUVs

Acura MDX

Volvo XC90

Vehicles in this class


Large SUVs

Chevrolet Tahoe/Suburban

Ford Expedition

GMC Yukon

Vehicles in this class


2022 Cadillac Escalade ESV
2022 Cadillac Escalade ESV

Premium Large SUVs

Cadillac Escalade

Lincoln Navigator

Vehicles in this class


Subcompact Cars

Hyundai Accent

Kia Rio

Cars in this class


Compact Cars

Honda Civic

Nissan Versa

Toyota Corolla

Cars in this class


2022 Genesis GV70
2022 Genesis GV70

Premium Compact Cars

Genesis G70

Cars in this class


Midsize Cars

Honda Accord

Subaru Outback

Toyota Camry

Cars in this class


Premium Midsize Cars

Acura TLX

Cadillac CT5

Lexus ES

Cars in this class


Premium Large Cars

Genesis G90

Cars in this class


2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF
2022 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF

Sporty/Performance Cars

Ford Mustang

Mazda MX-5 Miata

Cars in this class


Premium Sporty/Performance Cars

Chevrolet Corvette

Cars in this class



Chrysler Pacifica

Vehicles in this class


Compact Pickup Trucks

Ford Maverick

2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E
2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E

Honda Ridgeline

Vehicles in this class


Large Pickup Trucks

Ford F-150

Ram 1500

Vehicles in this class


Electric Vehicles

Ford Mustang Mach-E

Vehicles in this class

2022 Consumer Guide Best Buys

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast, Episode 109: 2022 Consumer Guide Best Buys

2022 Consumer Guide Best Buys

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