The car industry is always changing, with older models being retired, replaced by newer and more exciting versions. As such, it’s hard to predict what will be on the market in 2022, but we can take an educated guess based on the current market trends. Here are 10 cars that will likely be on the market in 2022, ranked by popularity and common features predicted by automotive experts.
1) Toyota Corolla
With a redesign in 2016, it doesn’t look like much has changed for Corolla except for some more updated styling and a few new features. It’s predicted to stay relatively similar throughout 2022 as well, but it will probably be one of Toyota’s best-selling cars during that time due to its great reliability and affordability.
2) Honda Fit
The Honda Fit might be small, but it’s roomy. What’s more, its great gas mileage will help save on your car-related expenses for years to come. Whether you need a cargo van or just a family vehicle, it has plenty of storage space for everything you need to carry. This car is also very safe and comes equipped with top safety ratings from major organizations including IIHS and NHTSA.
3) Chevy Cruze
A green car that promises to be great for those looking for quality, efficiency and style. With many components being made from recycled materials, it is a solid choice for those who want to save money as well as keep their environment safe. At an estimated price of $39,500, it will most likely be one of the more expensive cars on our list but will also have lots of added benefits.
4) Ford Focus
Ford plans to release a new version of its Focus in 2022. As one of Ford’s bestselling models, it will definitely be a popular choice for drivers looking for an affordable, fuel-efficient vehicle. With an expected price tag below $17,000 and sleek exterior design, there’s no doubt that many people will want to drive it around town. However, with such great features as Bluetooth integration and a touchscreen display, consumers may also be attracted to other factors besides just price.
5) Nissan Altima
Nissan has always focused on innovation, and that has helped them set benchmarks for other automakers to follow. With Altima around for a decade now, it’s safe to say that Nissan knows what they are doing. And their legacy will continue with its successor – Nissan Altima in 2022. It is bound to be one of 10 best selling cars in 2022.
Many people are attracted to subcompact cars for their affordability, fuel efficiency and simple design. While competitors like Honda and Toyota have put out impressive models over recent years, we predict that Mazda will release its third-generation 3 vehicle in 2022 with a larger price tag than its predecessor. Although some might balk at a $15,000 price tag for an economy car, Mazda fans should find these improvements worth it.
7) Hyundai Elantra
Hyundai is becoming a popular brand in America for consumers who want affordable but reliable cars. The Hyundai Elantra is one of their most popular models, and sales are on track to top 100,000 by 2022. This mid-size sedan has a fairly large trunk and can seat up to five people comfortably. It comes equipped with a variety of exciting features, such as: keyless entry, power windows/locks/mirrors, cruise control, auxiliary input jack and ABS braking system.
8) Kia Forte
Being small, inexpensive and gas-efficient, Kia’s Forte competes directly with other compacts like Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla and Ford Focus. While it has somewhat of a boxy design, it manages to look more modern than most competing cars. It also comes in some high-end features such as LED headlamps, a panoramic sunroof and navigation. Overall, it’s an excellent choice for young professionals who want to stay mobile without breaking the bank.
9) VW Golf
The Golf is as quintessentially German as apple strudel and lederhosen. And it’s about to get even better: VW is reportedly readying a new seven-seat model, just in time for soccer moms everywhere to buy a car that looks good on Sundays and gets great mileage during the week.
10) Volkswagen Jetta
Volkswagen has created an affordable midsize sedan that provides consumers with a reliable vehicle that’s also fun to drive. Featuring a 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, which is paired with a 6-speed dual clutch transmission, it generates 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Drivers who want more power will like knowing there’s an optional 2.0 liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine available, which creates 210 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.