12 New Cars We Can't Wait to Drive in 2022

2021 gave us the Ford Bronco and Rivian R1T, but 2022 has the potential to be even cooler.

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Ford

2021 was a momentous year in the automotive world. We finally drove some long-awaited standout vehicles, like the Ford Bronco, the Rivian R1T pickup and the all-new Toyota Tundra, and were smitten by unexpectedly great cars like the plucky, 40-mpg Ford Maverick. But 2022 has the potential to be an even more revolutionary year, as the electric conversion kicks into high gear...but not without some exciting last gasps from internal combustion V8s.

Here are the cool new cars we can't wait to drive in 2022.

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Ford F-150 Lightning
ford f 150 lightning
Ford

America's best-selling car is going electric. Ford already gave us a ride in their new electric F-150 pickup prototype, but we (and owners) should get behind the wheel later this year.

Horsepower: 563

EPA Range: 300 miles

Starting MSRP: $39,974

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Ford Bronco Raptor
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The Bronco Nation

Ford teased the high-performance, desert-running edition of the Bronco shortly after the vehicle's launch. It should arrive this summer.

Est Arrival: Summer 2022

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Lexus LX 600
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Lexus

America is not getting the J300 Toyota Land Cruiser. But we are getting the Lexus version, running on the same platform — a platform that's also shared with the Tundra pickup.

Horsepower: 409

Torque: 479 lb-ft

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Mercedes AMG GT 63 S E Performance
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Mercedes-Benz

Hybrid once meant a Toyota Prius, or something boring very much like it. But now, a "hybrid" can be Mercedes dropping a V8 PHEV performance car with staggering output.

Horsepower: 831

Torque: 1,033 lb-ft

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Chevrolet Corvette Z06
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Chevrolet

We love the Corvette Stingray. Chevrolet is finally building on it with the Z06, which packs 670 horsepower from a naturally aspirated 5.5-liter V8.

Horsepower: 670

Redline: 8,600 RPM

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GMC Hummer EV SUT
the 2022 gmc hummer ev is a first of its kind supertruck developed to forge new paths with zero emissions
GMC

GMC is reviving the Hummer nameplate. It will start as an all-electric super truck with better off-road specs than a Jeep Wrangler and accelerate from 0-60 mph like a Porsche without using a drop of gas.

Horsepower: 1,000

0-60 in WTF Mode: 3.0 sec

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BMW i4
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BMW

The cars we love? They're all about to become EVs. And BMW's new i4 is essentially an electric version of the new M3, packing more than 530 horsepower (and a giant faux grille, of course).

EPA Range: 301 miles

Starting MSRP: $55,400

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BMW iX
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BMW

BMW is also launching the iX, the brand's electric take on the X5, which seems poised to become one of their best-sellers. And, yes, it too sports a giant kidney grille.

Horsepower: 524

Starting MSRP: $83,200

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Toyota GR 86
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Toyota

The driving purist's Toyobaru is back for round two. We already drove the Subaru BRZ , and we can't wait to try its new GR-branded Toyota sibling.

Horsepower: 228

Starting MSRP: $27,700

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Honda Civic Type R
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Honda

Honda has been rolling out new iterations of the all-new 11th generation Civic, one of our best new vehicles of 2021. The sportiest, top-of-the-line model will be the Civic Type R, which will debut in January.

Launch Date: January 14, 2022

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Mazda CX-50
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Mazda

About half of new Mazda buyers plunk down for a CX-5. For 2022, they have a more rugged, cooler-looking and Subaru Outback-like alternative, the CX-50.

Horsepower: 250

Torque: 320 lb-ft

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Nissan Z
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Nissan

It's been a long, long, loooooooong time coming, but the replacement for the aged Nissan 370Z has, at long last, been revealed.

Horsepower: 400

Arrival: Spring 2022

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These Are the 17 Best Cars to Buy in 2022
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Ford

Looking for a new car in the new year? Start here.

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