The TLX is all-new for the 2021 model year. On the outside, the new TLX is longer and wider and has a longer wheelbase and track. Inside, the new model is roughly the same in terms of legroom but drops slightly in passenger and cargo volume. Performance is up significantly with a choice of a 272-hp turbocharged four cylinder or 355-hp turbo V6. Prices for the new model are up about $4000 across the range.
Cadillac's full-size SUVs are new again for 2021. Larger in almost every dimension, the standard Escalade is almost 8 in longer, 2 in taller, and has 4.9 inch longer wheelbase. The 420-bhp 6.2l V8 is back but is now joined by a more efficient 3.0l six-cylinder diesel engine with the same torque rating as the V8. Starting at almost $80,000 the price quickly escalates to over $100,000.
Cadillac's full-size SUVs are new again for 2021. Larger in almost every dimension, the long wheelbase Escalade is almost 3 in longer, 2 in taller, and has 4.1 inch longer wheelbase. The 420-bhp 6.2l V8 is back but is now joined by a more efficient 3.0l six-cylinder diesel engine with the same torque rating as the V8. Starting at $80,000 the price quickly escalates to over $100,000.
All GM full-size SUVS are new for 2021 including the Yukon and longer wheelbase Yukon XL. Yukon models are larger in almost every dimension, gaining over 4 inches in wheelbase and more than 6 inches in overall length. The familiar 5.3l V8 (355-hp) returns and the 6.2l V8 (420-hp) is available on higher trim levels. The big news is the arrival of a more efficient 3.0l six-cylinder diesel engine with the same torque rating as the 6.2l. Pricing starts around $52,000 and increases based on trim level and powertrain.
All GM full-size SUVS are new for 2021 including the Yukon and longer wheelbase Yukon XL. Yukon XL models are larger in almost every dimension, starting with an increase of over 4 inches in wheelbase. The familiar 5.3l V8 (355-hp) and 6.2l V8 (420-hp) engines return. They are joined by a more efficient 3.0l six-cylinder diesel engine with the same torque rating as the 6.2l. Pricing starts around $55,000 and increases based on trim level and powertrain.
The first of a new generation of Jeep SUVs arrive with the Grand Cherokee L. The long wheelbase version is 7 in. longer in wheelbase and over 15 in. longer than the prior generation Grand Cherokee. The added length allows for 3-rows of seats for 7 passengers. Powertrain choices are familiar: a 3.6l V6 rated at 290 horsepower and a 5.7l V8 rated at 357 horsepower. The new model is offered in a range of trim levels including Laredo, Limited, Overland and Summit.
The Wrangler 4xe is a plug-in hybrid variant of the 4-door Wrangler. Wrangler 4xe pairs a 2.0l turbocharged four-cylinder engine with electric motors to provide a combined 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft. of torque. A 17-kWh battery can provide an EPA rated 22 miles of range on electric only power.
The MDX enters its fourth generation for the 2022 model year. Compared to the previous model the new MDX has grown longer (2 in) and wider (1 in) with a wider track and longer wheelbase. Interior passenger volume increases to 142 cu. Ft. with more total legroom. The MDX continues to offer FWD and AWD variants, but the Hybrid model was dropped for 2022. A high-performance variant, the Type-S joins the lineup mid-year. The base 3.5l V6 is still rated at 290-hp but turbocharged 3.0l V6 in the Type-S promises 355-hp. A 10-speed automatic is standard on all models.
The e-tron GT is a new battery electric Audi model for 2022. The e-tron is a large fastback sedan with proportions like those of the A7 or A8. Power is provided by a 235-hp electric motor on the front axle paired with a 429-hp rear motor on the base GT. The combined output is 469 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque. The higher performance RS model fits a larger rear motor resulting in higher net performance figures or 590 horsepower and 612 lb-ft of torque. Mechanically related to the Porsche Taycan, the Audi also employs a two-speed transmission with a taller second gear for highway driving.
The Tucson compact SUV is all-new for 2022 wearing aggressive new styling. Larger than its predecessor the US model Tucson has grown by over 3 in. in wheelbase and nearly 6 in. in overall length. On the inside, passenger volume and total legroom have increased considerably. The new base engine is a 187 horsepower 2.5l four-cylinder mated to an eight-speed automatic. Tucson adds several new model variants including an N Line sport model, a Hybrid and a Plug-in Hybrid.
The Mitsubishi Outlander is all-new for 2022. The new model is longer, wider, and taller than the model it replaced. The inside retains 3 rows of seats, but the size of the third row has been diminished in favor of the front two rows. The only available engine and transmission is a 181-hp, 2.5l four-cylinder mated to a CVT.
Chrysler's Pacifica minivan receives several mid-cycle changes for 2021. Visually, the new front end style with larger grille is the most notable change. Interior changes include a new infotainment system and updated center console on some models. Powertrain options remain the same including the PHEV model. The new range-topping Pinnacle models take the Pacifica into the $50,000 price range.
The updated Equinox receives a redesigned front and rear fascia with new LED headlamps. The RS trim level is new. Originally introduced as a 2021, the launch of the refreshed Equinox was pushed out to the 2022 model year.
The Stinger receives numerous updates for 2022. A new 2.5l four-cylinder rated at 300-bhp becomes the new base engine. Exterior changes include new Kia badge, wheels, LED headlamps, LED taillamps. Interior changes include a new standard 10.25-inch display and updated leather seats.