Consumer Reports 'Top Pick' Cars for 2022

Consumer Reports' editors drive everything, consider their readers' reliability surveys, and weigh the safety features before naming their best new cars.

Dan Carney, Senior Editor

February 18, 2022

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Consumer Reports has issued its annual roundup of its ten "Top Picks" as the best new vehicles to purchase in 2022.

While automotive enthusiast publications will typically choose cars that they enjoy driving (logically), vehicles on CR's list must be affordable and deliver the latest safety features such as automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection. These cars must have the right combination of road-test performance, predicted reliability, owner satisfaction, and safety. 

“Buying a car can be overwhelming and challenging, especially this year,” said Jake Fisher, senior director of automotive testing at Consumer Reports. “Simplifying shopping, drivers can use our Top Picks list to help them identify a vehicle that meets their needs. Through these picks, we’re also pushing the market to make life-saving safety features standard and reduce vehicle emissions to help the environment.”

Click through our gallery to see this year's Top Picks. But, spoiler alert, be sure to see why the Tesla fan club is likely to be outraged by the "Best EV" pick!


About the Author(s)

Dan Carney

Senior Editor, Design News

Dan’s coverage of the auto industry over three decades has taken him to the racetracks, automotive engineering centers, vehicle simulators, wind tunnels, and crash-test labs of the world.

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