The Best New American Vehicles To Drive Off The Dealer Lot In 2022

The car market is rapidly changing. There are dozens of new models coming out each year, and it can become difficult to keep up with them all. Exciting new automobiles range from powerful sports cars to stylish electric pickup trucks and SUVs.

These are the best new American cars that are scheduled to debut within the next few years. Some of them will hit dealerships in just a few months, while others are not going to enter production for at least 5 years.

Ford Bronco

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Ford’s beloved Bronco is back! The iconic model has been revived for the 2021 model year, following a 25-year long hiatus.

The new Bronco starts at $28,500 for the base model, before any extra options. Standard features include a 4×4 drivetrain that’s perfect for some off-roading fun, and easily removable doors and roof. Buyers who seek ultimate off-roading performance should consider upgrading to the optional 35″ tires, available with the Sasquatch package.

Rivian R1T

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Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The R1T was first unveiled back in 2018. Unsurprisingly, this futuristic electric pickup truck instantly made international headlines. It became the world’s first mass-produced electric pickup truck.

The first units of the R1T will roll out for the 2022 model year. The base model starts at $67 500. Apart from the sleek design inside and out, the R1T boasts a 314-mile range, and a 0-60 sprint in as little as 3 seconds.

Buick Enclave

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Buick Pressroom

Buick discontinued the Regal sedan back in late 2019, and the automaker has only offered SUVs since then. The Enclave, a stylish 7-seater, was refreshed for the 2022 model year.

The new Enclave features a few stylistic touch-ups across the vehicle. The second-gen Enclave also comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, as well as an array of modern safety features such as pedestrian detection and lane-keep assist. Buick offers the car in four different trim levels, all of which are powered by a 310-horsepower V6 motor.

GMC Hummer

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General Motors Newsroom/General Motors

The Hummer is yet another legendary nameplate that will make a comeback in the coming years. The all-new Hummer will return as a fully electric, high-performance pickup truck, following a hiatus that lasted over a decade. This time, the Hummer will be launched as a GMC model and not a separate brand.

The 2022 GMC Hummer will make a whopping 1,000 horsepower in its most powerful variant, allowing for a 0-60 sprint in as little as 3 seconds.

Ford F-150 Lightning

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Ford

The 2022 model year is indeed a major one for Ford. The F-150 Lightning, the first fully electric Blue Oval pickup truck, will hit the market in 2022. It may even be a better pick than its gas-powered cousin in a lot of ways.

The F-150 Lightning is the most powerful version of America’s best-selling pickup truck. Its electric drivetrain peaks between 426 and 563 horsepower, depending on the trim level. Pricing begins at $41,669 for the base model.

Buick Encore GX

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Buick Pressroom

The Encore GX was first added to the Buick lineup for the 2021 model year. It shares the same platform as the Chevrolet Trailblazer. However, the Encore GX arguably comes with more luxury features than its competitors within the same price range. In fact, it may just be one of the best picks under $25,000.

While the Encore GX does offer a smooth ride and plenty of comfort features, it’s not exactly a monstrosity. Its three-cylinder motor only makes 155 horsepower across all three trim levels.

Jeep Wagoneer

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Jeep

The Wagoneer is a full-size SUV that is going to join the Jeep lineup starting for the 2022 model year. Chrysler brought back the legendary nameplate to compete with upscale SUVs, such as the Chevrolet Suburban.

The new Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are both build on a body-on-frame platform borrowed from the Ram 1500. Jeep will only offer V8 powerplants at first, though a plug-in hybrid is expected to join the lineup shortly as well.

Lucid Air

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The Air is a sleek-looking electric sedan that is expected to hit the market soon. This futuristic EV was developed to compete with the likes of Tesla automobiles, as well as the Porsche Taycan. Just like its competitors, the Lucid Air promises incredible performance and plenty of modern comfort and safety features.

The 1080-horsepower electric drivetrain is perhaps the most exciting feature of this upcoming machine. The automaker promises a 0-60 sprint in just 2.5 seconds, as well as a range of 517 miles on a single charge. The first units are expected to roll out by the end of 2021.

Tesla Roadster

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Courtesy of Tesla, Inc.

The Roadster is arguably one of the hottest performance-oriented electric vehicles of the last few years. It was initially set to arrive back in 2020, though multiple setbacks pushed the beginning of the production to at least 2022. Nonetheless, it’s most certainly going to be worth the wait.

The most powerful variant of the Roadster will come powered by a tri-motor electric drivetrain, which will be able to shoot up to 60 miles per hour in an astonishing 1.9 seconds.

Chevrolet Bolt EUV

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Chevrolet Pressroom

Another new addition to the General Motors lineup is the Chevrolet Bolt EUV. Starting in 2022, Chevrolet will offer the second generation of the successful Bolt electric vehicle, as well as the all-new Bolt EUV.

The EUV will be slightly larger than the redesigned Bolt EV. Pricing starts at around $34,000 for the base model, which makes it a solid pick among many of its competitors.

Buick Envision

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Buick Pressroom

The Envision was introduced to fill the gap between the previously mentioned Enclave, and the Encore. The all-new second-gen Envision hit the market back for the 2021 model year, though the American automaker introduced new options for the upcoming year.

Starting in 2022, buyers can select the new Sport Touring Package. The optional package adds ST badges in the cabin, as well as sleek red interior stitching and sport pedals. The Envision comes powered by a 2.0L flat-four rated at 228 horses.

Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing

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Cadillac Pressroom

Petrolheads have been waiting for this souped-up version of the CT4 sedan for quite a while now. Luckily, the CT4-V Blackwing is finally set to arrive for the 2022 model year.

The CT4-V Blackwing comes powered by a twin-turbocharged V6 engine rated at 472 horses. A sprint to 60 miles per hour will take just 3.8 seconds, making it one of the quickest Cadillacs ever made. Believe it or not, this monstrosity won’t even be the most powerful car offered by the automaker next year.

Ford Mustang Mach-E

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At first, this American electric crossover SUV was rather controversial. Ford’s fanbase became divided directly after the car’s debut. While many fans praised this electric vehicle as a giant leap towards electric mobility, others criticized the use of the legendary Mustang moniker.

One thing is for sure, the 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E packs a punch. The base model has 266 horsepower, though buyers can opt for the GT trim that raises the power output to a whopping 634 horses.

Buick Encore

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Buick Pressroom

The regular Encore is the smallest vehicle that’s currently offered by Buick. The redesigned second generation of the car debuted for the 2020 model year. Interestingly, that car will not be offered in North America as it utilizes the GEM platform intended for emerging markets.

Instead, Buick will continue to sell the first-gen Encore for the tenth year in a row. The Encore has a starting price of $23,200 before any extra options. Although it’s above the average MSRP in the subcompact category, it still remains quite a good deal.

Cadillac CT5 Blackwing

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Cadillac Pressroom

Cadillac unveiled the CT5 Blackwing, a high-performance V8-powered sedan, alongside the previously mentioned CT4-V Blackwing. As if the CT4-V wasn’t already crazy enough.

The CT5 Blackwing boasts 668 horsepower from its enormous 6.2L powerplant, making it the most powerful Cadillac of all time. It can accelerate to 60mph in just 3.7 seconds. Pricing starts at around $85,000, first units are expected to hit the market for the 2022 model year.

Ford Ranger

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Following the redesign of the beloved Ford F-150, it only made sense for the Ranger to receive a stylistic update as well. The new 2022 Ford Ranger features a refreshed design, though its powerplant will remain unchanged.

The redesigned Ford Ranger comes powered by the same 2.3L engine that can be found in the older version. The power output remains unchanged at 270 horsepower. Pricing is expected to be around $30,000 for the base trim level.

Rivian R1S

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Rivian unveiled the R1S SUV alongside the previously mentioned R1T pickup truck back in late 2018. Just like its pickup counterpart, the R1S will be powered by a fully electric drivetrain. Both cars use the same platform and share many of the same components.

The main differences between the R1S and the R1T boil down to practicality. The R1S SUV can seat up to 7, as opposed to the smaller pickup truck cabin that can accommodate up to 5. Both cars are expected to hit the market sometime next year.

Cadillac Lyriq

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It goes without saying that the upcoming Cadillac Lyriq is simply gorgeous. This futuristic fully electric SUV is scheduled to make its debut for the 2023 model year. According to the automaker, the reservation slots have already been sold out. A quick look at the concept vehicle is enough to understand why.

Apart from the glamorous design inside and out, future owners of the Lyriq can expect loads of high-tech comfort and safety features, as well as a single-charge range of over 300 miles. Pricing starts at a little under $60,000.

Chevrolet Corvette Z06

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Chevrolet Pressroom

The Corvette first hit the market in the early 50s. Despite a rocky start during the first year of its production, the model quickly rose to fame and became America’s first (and favorite) sports car to date.

Chevrolet did not release any details on any high-performance variants of the latest, eighth-gen Corvette so far. As the Corvette has seen souped-up versions for decades, it’s safe to assume that a C8 Z06 or ZR1 will hit the market soon. The power output is rumored to surpass 600 horses!

Buick Avista

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Buick

Buick’s new two-door coupe Avista offers a sleek and sporty design with long body lines from front to back and Buick’s signature wing-shaped headlights and taillights. Under the hood is a twin-turbocharged V-6 pushing 400 horsepower.

Inside, drivers can expect all of the modern luxuries including touchscreen controls and a widescreen display. The Buick Avista also won the EyesOn Design Award for Design Excellence – Concept Car and Interior Design.

Fisker Ocean

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Andrej Sokolow/picture alliance via Getty Images

Fisker is back! This time, the once-defunct automaker is going to release a fully electric SUV. Their previous flagship automobile, the Karma, may not have been a huge success in terms of sales. It has, however, gone down in automotive history, for better or worse.

The production of the Ocean is scheduled to commence sometime in 2022. Fisker also offers a leasing plan with a high annual mileage allowance of 30,000 miles.

Ford F-150

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The beloved F-150 needs no introduction. America’s best-selling pickup truck of all time remains on the market for the 2022 model year. Although it was already redesigned for 2021, the latest version is arguably even better.

The 2022 Ford-F150 truck will see an optional hybrid variant, powered by a 3.5L V6 EcoBoost and a 47-horsepower electric motor. The Raptor R trim level is available for those who seek ultimate performance, its powerplant will likely peak at over 450 horses!

Tesla Cybertruck

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Courtesy of Tesla, Inc.

The premiere of the Cybertruck caused quite a stir in the car community, to say the least. While many EV fans admired this innovative truck, others were not too fond of the controversial design language.

The Cybertruck polarized the world back in 2019, and it’s well on its way to the assembly lines. The first units of the Cybetruck are expected to roll out early next year. Pricing starts at less than $40,000 for the base model.

Bollinger B1

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Bollinger Motors

While most automakers attempt to make new electric vehicles look as futuristic as possible, Bollinger Motors took a completely different approach. In fact, most car fans would not even believe that this vehicle is indeed fully electric.

The B1 is a unique SUV that offers a mix of an electric drivetrain paired with old-school styling. Its powerplant will produce a whopping 614 horsepower and be able to drive for 200 miles on a single charge.

Ram Dakota

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The Dodge Dakota may have been discontinued back in 2011, though it certainly wasn’t the end of the road for the beloved midsize pickup truck. In fact, an all-new Ram Dakota is likely going to be unveiled sometime next year.

Sadly, Chrysler has not disclosed many details on the upcoming truck just yet. It’s expected to be smaller than the current Jeep Gladiator. The truck will likely share most of its components, including the platform and powerplant options, with Jeep trucks.

Ford Maverick

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Ford teased the launch of a compact pickup truck back in early 2019, and the Maverick was finally unveiled in the summer of 2021. This sleek truck shares the same platform as the revived Bronco Sport, as well as the Escape SUV.

The Maverick comes powered by a hybrid drivetrain that makes 191 horsepower in total. Buyers can also choose the optional gas-powered four-cylinder EcoBoost motor, though. The hybrid starts at a little under $22,000 before extra options.

Lordstown Motors Endurance

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Much like the previously mentioned Tesla Cybertruck, the Lordstown Motors Endurance could represent how the future of pickup trucks is going to look. This fully electric pickup truck is scheduled to enter production before the end of the year.

The Lordstown Endurance will come powered by a four-motor drivetrain rated at 600 horses in total. It’s all about practicality and convenience, hence the truck has a 250-mile range on a single charge. Pricing starts at $52,500 for the base model.

Cadillac Escala

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The Cadillac Escala has been around for a few years now, though only as a concept vehicle. It was first unveiled back in 2016 to represent what the future of the automaker could look like.

The stylish automobile may be one of the 25 fully electric GM automobiles that are said to be released by the end of 2025. Sadly, rumors that claimed the vehicle entered production back in 2018 turned out to be false.

Chevrolet Bolt EV

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Chevrolet Pressroom

Chevrolet redesigned its flagship electric vehicle, the Bolt EV, for the 2022 model year. The second-gen Bolt EV promises improvements in terms of both its styling as well as performance. It’s going to be cheaper than its older sibling, too.

The new Bolt EV will come powered by a 200-horsepower electric drivetrain. Some of its key features include a single-charge range of 259 miles. The charging time will take around 7 hours when plugged into a 240V socket. Pricing starts at $31,995 before extra options.

Ford Bronco Sport

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At first, many buyers would think that this is just a different trim level of the revived Ford Bronco. However, the Bronco Sport is a whole separate model offered by the American automaker.

The Bronco Sport shares the same platform as the Ford Escape, hence it’s a bit smaller than the regular 2022 Bronco. Buyers can either go for the base 181-horsepower three-cylinder gas motor or upgrade to the optional EcoBoost flat-four rated at 245 horses.

Electric Chevrolet Corvette C8

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Just like the previously mentioned Chevrolet Corvette C8 Z06, General Motors has not officially confirmed the electric Corvette just yet. However, since the electrification of Chevrolet’s lineup is well on its way, a fully electric Corvette is more than likely to appear within the next few years.

There are virtually no details on the electric Corvette C8 thus far. According to various sources, we may expect the model to hit the market as soon as 2025. Fingers crossed!

Ford Escape

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Ford has improved the Escape, a sleek crossover SUV sold for over 2 decades, for the 2022 model year. The latest Escape features improved cargo space, as well as an increased range for the hybrid variant.

The base model comes powered by a three-cylinder gas motor rated at 181 horses, though buyers have plenty of options to upgrade. Among them is a fuel-efficient plug-in hybrid variant, which boasts a higher range than the previous model year.

Lincoln Mark E

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Lincoln is yet another American automaker that will introduce an all-new fully electric automobile within the next years. The brand’s first ever electric SUV, referred to as the Mark E, is set to be unveiled sometime next year.

Lincoln has released teaser images of the car earlier this year, but that’s about all we know about it thus far. It is probably going to be larger than the Lincoln Zephyr and will likely share the same platform as the Ford Mustang Mach-E crossover SUV.

Cadillac Celestiq

The Celestiq is going to be a lavish, fully electric automobile built by Cadillac that’s going to hit the market within the next few years. General Motors has been teasing fans with a concept cars for quite a while now, though the automaker has not disclosed when we’ll see the production-ready version of the car.

The Celestiq is rumored to share most of its components, including the electric drivetrain, with the upcoming GMC Hummer truck. GM has promised to unveil 30 electric cars by the end of 2025, and this may very well be one of them.

Bollinger B2

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Bollinger Motors

The B2 is a sleek pickup truck that was unveiled alongside the previously mentioned Bollinger B1. Just like its SUV counterpart, this pickup truck comes powered by a fully electric drivetrain. Despite the electric powerplant, the B2 maintains a boxy old-school design that’s bound to appeal to lots of buyers.

The underpinnings of the B2 are virtually the same as its SUV cousin. Its electric motor makes 614 horsepower, while the towing capacity is an astonishing 7,500 pounds.

Ford Explorer

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Buyers who want to get their hands on a fully electric Ford Explorer will still have to wait a while. The American automaker confirmed that the electric Explorer will be unveiled sometime in 2023, likely for the 2024 model year. Sadly, that’s about all of the information that has been confirmed so far.

The upcoming electric Explorer will feature three rows of seats, plenty of cargo space, as well as plenty of modern comfort and safety features that can be found on its gas-powered counterpart.

Jeep Grand Cherokee L

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Though the Grand Cherokee L only joined the Jeep lineup earlier this year, the automaker has already chosen to update its design. The new Jeep Grand Cherokee L will hit the market for the 2022 model year, and it’s arguably even better than the one that’s currently available.

For 2022, Jeep introduced minor stylistic touchups to the Grand Cherokee L that improve its exterior design. It comes with three rows of seats as standard, as well as a longer wheelbase than the regular model.

Canoo Pickup Truck

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Canoo

This is the electric pickup truck that you have never heard of. After all, Canoo never quite got the same publicity as Tesla or even Bollinger Motors. Despite a rather low-key launch, the Canoo Pickup Truck may just be one of the best upcoming electric utility vehicles.

The automaker promises a range of over 200 miles on a single charge, as well as a powerplant that produces up to 600 horsepower in its most powerful variant. Pricing is rumored to start somewhere around $35,000. The Canoo truck is going to hit the production line in 2023.

Faraday Future FF91

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The FF91 is another electric vehicle that was always overshadowed by its larger competitors. It is the first automobile produced by Faraday Future. The American automaker offers more than just sleek design, too.

The FF91 will be powered by a fully electric drivetrain made up of three motors for a total of 1050 horsepower. In effect, the car will be able to shoot up to 60 miles per hour in just 2.39 seconds. Faraday Future has not confirmed when the car will hit the market just yet.

Ford E-Transit

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There’s a great chance that you have not heard about this new addition to the Blue Oval lineup. After all, the Transit Van was always aimed at professionals rather than your average car buyers. Starting in 2022, however, Ford is beginning to offer a fully electric variant of the reliable Transit van.

The all-new E-Transit is the ideal pick for those who want to reduce fuel costs. This electric van will be available from $43,295 for the base model, prior to any extra options.

Ford Fusion Active

The upcoming Fusion Active will remain the only Ford Fusion in the American automaker’s lineup. The regular Fusion sedan is going to be discontinued by the end of 2021, creating the ideal gap for this exciting new product.

Ford has not confirmed what this lifted wagon will look like. The car will feature an all-wheel-drive drivetrain and styling that’s similar to the latest Ford Fusion sedan, perhaps with a minor facelift. The Fusion Active is expected to be unveiled sometime in 2022 for the following model year.