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The best everyday cars, trucks and SUVs you can buy in 2022

The best everyday cars, trucks and SUVs you can buy in 2022

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What is the best car to be your daily driver? Well, that depends on what you’re looking for. Perhaps you prefer opulence, tranquility and comfort. Or maybe you need a car that is affordable, practical and efficient. Maybe you just want a vehicle that is attractive to drive without being completely devoid of soundproofing and with a ride quality that will soar your chiropractor bills.

Well, we’re here to help. Here’s our — admittedly subjective, but still eminently reasonable — list of the best everyday cars, SUVs, and trucks you can buy right now.

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Audi S8

With the Audi S8, you can roar to work with a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8, retreat to meditative comfort or — if you’d rather not drive yourself — sit back and relax with the integrated foot massager.

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Ford Bronco

An off-road vehicle is not the ideal daily commuter for many people, but not everyone has the luxury of having two cars. The Bronco has surprisingly smooth and agile handling with its independent front suspension. And you can switch from off-road bumpers and fenders to your weekday 9-to-5 bumpers.

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Ford F-150 Power Boost

The Ford F-150 is one of the most luxurious and comfortable vehicles on the road. The new hybrid model offers 430 horsepower and 570 lb-ft of torque. It also earns 24 mpg combined. It’s hard to beat…if you have room to park it.

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Ford Maverick

Sometimes you don’t have to think about things. The Maverick looks great, offers a lot of usability, earns north of 40mpg in city riding with the base engine and – when it will be available again – you can score one for just over $20,000.

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Honda Accord 2.0T

Honda won’t let you get a manual on the Accord anymore. But you still get the performance and sophistication of a luxury car at a very affordable price. There’s a reason the deal was made the Car and driver 10 Best List A wonderful 36 times.

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Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

You don’t need a car that looks like a Prius or Leaf to get excellent fuel economy. The Hyundai Sonata Hybrid looks stately, feels like a luxury sedan – and makes 47 mpg.

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Kia EV6

The Kia EV6 can be hard to define. But it looks cool, drives very exciting, has a spacious cabin and does not use a drop of gas. If you think you’re not ready for an electric car, the EV6 will convert you.

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Lexus LC500

The Lexus LC 500 gives you an insanely plush, possibly defunct cabin and the soundtrack of a maniacal, naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8. You don’t need much more.

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Mercedes-Benz E450 All Terrain

Mercedes had to step up its car to look more SUV-like for the market. But with a luxurious cabin, standard air suspension, four-wheel drive and an SUV-like amount of cargo space, it’s hard to find a better all-rounder.

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Volkswagen GTI

VW designs the GTI as the most exciting vehicle to drive home from the track. The new version with the preferred six-speed manual transmission remains almost impossible to beat on that front – even if the interior can get annoying.

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These are the 17 best cars to buy in 2022

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