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2022 Ford Bronco Raptor

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor

The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor revealed with a 3.0-liter V-6 mill, wider body, 37-inch tires, and a ton of off-road equipment

Ford forayed into the off-roading scene with the Bronco in 2020 as a challenger to the Wrangler. Now, it’s not like this was the first off-roader from the company, but it sure was one without the Raptor badge. A few hardcore enthusiasts would’ve already predicted a Bronco Raptor back then itself, and they must be grinning today to see their prediction come true.

The Blue Oval has made the inevitable happen 18 months after the Bronco was launched by including it in the Raptor family. It was officially announced a few months back, and it is now finally here. The Bronco Raptor debuts with a 3.0-liter V-6 that will put out around 400 horses, an upgraded suspension setup and off-road gear, and a price tag of around $70,000.

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2022 Manhart MHX5 700

2022 Manhart MHX5 700

It comes with 730 horsepower and a carbon fiber body kit

Manhart is not on its first MHX kit. In fact, just recently it announced the MHX6 700 based on the BMW X6 M Competition. Today it announced the MHX5 700 - yes, as you guessed, it is based on the BMW X5 M Competition. Just like with the X6 M, the X5 M will receive a power boost, but also an updated look to both the exterior and the interior.

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2022 Lexus LX 600

2022 Lexus LX 600

The 2022 Lexus LX 600 features a new engine, latest tech features, and an uber-cool top-trim

The 2022 Lexus LX 600 is a revelation in many ways. It doesn’t just look different on the outside, it also comes with a whole set of new tech features, a new engine and transmission, and is even based on a new platform. But, more than all that, it has to fill the shoes of the Land Cruiser, which isn’t on sale anymore in the U.S. despite its cult following. The LX 600 is essentially an LC 300 with a better suit, and Lexus has even offered it in a sporty trim this time. But, all said and done, will the new LX be a runaway success and bring good numbers for the automaker?

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2022 Subaru Ascent - Driven

2022 Subaru Ascent - Driven

The Subaru Ascent comes with decent specs as standard, but misses out on some rather important stuff, too

There are a plethora of mid-size three-row SUVs that you can buy today, and the Subaru Ascent is one of them. The Ascent has some things going in its favor, like a standard all-wheel-drive system, smooth ride, etc., but it also has many things that will make potential customers look elsewhere. For starters, there’s the Continuously Variable Transmission that offers a supple ride, but comes with the infamous rubber band effect. The third-row isn’t the most spacious either. But, all that said, you get a whole lot of safety tech even in the base trims, amongst other things. We recently tested the Ascent, and here’s all you need to know about this SUV from Subaru.

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2022 Nissan Pathfinder - Driven

2022 Nissan Pathfinder - Driven

The Nissan Pathfinder has been redesigned for the 2022 model and starts at a shade under $35,000

Nissan’s desire to get a bigger share of the ‘three-row SUV’ pie resulted in it reinvigorating the Pathfinder. The Pathfinder has been around for a long time and needs no introduction. For the 2022 model, the SUV has been redesigned on the inside and out, and it looks quite fresh and modern. Just like most of the other three-row SUVs, the Pathfinder is trying to offer the practicality of a minivan in an SUV form.

The Pathfinder doesn’t have a widespread buffet like the Ford Explorer and is offered in just four trims. It also comes with just one engine and transmission option. However, it has a spacious cabin with lots of little storage places inside. The towing capacity is impressive, too. The 2022 Nissan Pathfinder recently arrived at TopSpeed’s headquarters, and here are our impressions of it.

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2022 Sony Vision S-02

2022 Sony Vision S-02

This second EV Concept in two years is proof that the Japanese Tech Giant is serious about getting into the mobility business

Here’s a first look at the all-electric Sony Vision S-02 concept which the Japanese Tech Giant unveiled at CES 2022. It comes as a follow-up by Sony Mobility Inc. to the stunning Vision S Concept sedan we saw two years ago at CES as well.

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2022 Nissan Armada

2022 Nissan Armada

A Japanese giant battleship that is not only strong but also gets powered by a gusty V-8.

Not many companies are successful in the full-size SUV market other than the American ones like Ford and GM. But if you step out of the popular options, there is this monster coming from the house of Nissan, strictly made for the American interests. This Nissan Armada is a serious full-size SUV packed with a good amount of luxury and performance but there are some caveats - a few of which are quite big.

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2022 Manhart MHX6 700

2022 Manhart MHX6 700

It comes with 730 horsepower and an extreme makeover

We have to admit: the BMW X6 is not one of our favorite cars. But, we have to give credit to the X6 M and the X6 M Competition versions for being very powerful SUVs. In fact, with 617 horsepower under the hood, the Competition version could easily stand in line with SUVs like the Lamborghini Urus.

German-tuner Manhart Performance found a way to further improve the X6 M Competition, and, we have to admit, with the new body kit, we kind of like the new SUV.

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2022 Volkswagen Taos

2022 Volkswagen Taos

A long-awaited entry of a budget compact crossover from VAG but does it live up to the hype it created?

Being the most compact VW SUV you can buy right now, we are genuinely surprised by how good the Taos is. While the Tiguan was the most compact till now, the Taos, being the smallest, is surprisingly comfy in the rear which, in our opinion, is quite rare in this segment. It is decently powerful, packs a good amount of cabin and driver assistance features while holding a cheap price tag of $22,995. So, what do you get for that price?

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2022 Bentley Bentayga Outdoor Pursuits Collection

2022 Bentley Bentayga Outdoor Pursuits Collection

A collection of three different interior specifications based on cool outdoors adventures

Bentley is offering its British customers new ways to create even more unique Bentayga SUVs. It new creation is called Outdoor Pursuits and it is in fact a collection of three specifications centered around angling, equestrian activities and canine friends.

Only 11 cars will be handcrafted in Crewe with the great outdoors in mind, so, if you plan to own one you will have to hurry up.

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2022 Manhart RQ 800

2022 Manhart RQ 800

818 horsepower under the hood will put the Urus to shame

The Audi RS Q8 is the most powerful SUV Audi has to offer, and just a detuned version of the Lamborghini Urus. And, despite being a heavy SUV - 5,291 pounds - it still goes from 0 to 60 mph in under 4 seconds. German tuner Manhart found a way to improve things even further, despite not offering any aerodynamic upgrades.

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2021 G-Power GX5M Bi-Turbo and GP 63 Bi-Turbo

2021 G-Power GX5M Bi-Turbo and GP 63 Bi-Turbo

G-Power gives both the BMW X5 M Competition and the Mercedes-AMG G63 the same amount of power through a series of crazy upgrades

Usually when you see a BMW and a Mercedes one next to the other is for some sort of competition. But, German tuner G-Power decided to stop the rivalry and get both the BMW X5 M Competition and Mercedes-AMG G 63 into the shop for some serious upgrades.

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2022 Honda Pilot

2022 Honda Pilot

A practical solution for your family that is not only popular but has evolved to soothe your needs.

If you’re in the market for something practical and family-oriented, but don’t want a minivan, then you might want to consider the Honda Pilot because of its good build quality and a roomy cabin. While the exterior remains technically unchanged for 2022, Honda has added LED headlights, an eight-inch touchscreen display, and even eliminated two of the entry-level trims. Still, it manages to be a very successful mid-size eight-seater SUV. How does it perform against the visually exciting Kia Telluride, Volkswagen Atlas, and even the Dodge Durango? Get cozy and read the full review.

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2024 Mullen Five

2024 Mullen Five

The California-made Mullen Five wants to be a more sophisticated and luxurious EV, with Tesla-rivaling performance

The ever-increasing influx of start-up EV manufacturers is apparent and while most of them seem to be coming from China, the Mullen Five comes from the sunny state of California. With Tesla now being accompanied by plenty of other EV manufacturers, it will be interesting to see how each of them will set itself apart from the pack. It seems Mullen Five wants to be the more sophisticated and luxurious EV, Tesla never managed to be. But will it succeed?

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2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe

The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe is the SUV’s hybrid trim and also a preview of the electrified future

In September 2021, Jeep debuted the 2022 Grand Cherokee, which happens to be the fifth-gen of the long-running SUV. It marks the introduction of a whole lot of things. The 2022 Grand Cherokee rides on a new platform, comes with exterior and interior upgrades, and features a lot of new off-road tech as well. However, there was something else that stole all the limelight – the 4xe model. Jeep launched the mid-size SUV with a hybrid engine, too, which will be sold as the Grand Cherokee 4xe. This makes it the second 4xe model in the company’s lineup after the Wrangler 4xe.

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2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S - Driven

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S - Driven

The Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S comes with a 600+ Horsepower V-8 engine, intimidating looks, and loads of features inside the cabin

Coupe versions of SUVs have been quite a hit in the U.S. in the recent years. Automakers are coming up with the sloping roofline versions of the mid-size and full-size SUVs and they are selling pretty well. Such is the demand that you can now have them even in the sportiest and the most luxurious avatar. The Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S is a strong example of the same. It comes with a V-8 mill that puts out over 600 horsepower, is luxurious on the inside, and is loaded to the gills in terms of features. It faces stiff competition from the likes of the BMW X6 M and the Porsche Cayenne Turbo – is it any better than its German counterparts?

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2022 Hyundai Tucson - Driven

2022 Hyundai Tucson - Driven

The 2022 Hyundai Tucson has a daring design, but it’s the practicality and comfortable cabin that will win you over

Hyundai revealed the Vision T concept at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show with a promise that it would loan at least some of its DNA to the next-generation Tucson. As a very bold concept, it didn’t seem likely that much of its design would make it to production, but here we are looking at the 2022 Hyundai Tucson and, sure enough, it has a daring new design akin to that of the concept that previewed it. The new entry-level Tucson has a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that is derived from the Sonata, but a Hybrid and PHEV model is also available. The Tucson comes fairly well equipped even in base trim, but it’s the comfort, practicality, and driving dynamics that will really wow you. The Tucson has an uphill battle in a crowded segment, with its main competitors including the Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Mazda CX-5, and even the Volkswagen Tiguan.

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2022 Dodge Durango

2022 Dodge Durango

An aging monster living on borrowed time but still a decent choice on an overcrowded market

Dodge’s muscle SUV is in its eleventh year of production and it will probably be the last before it gets a new generation. The changelog happens to be with the base SXT getting seven seats as standard along with blindspot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. The brand decided to ax the SRT Hellcat trim with the beastly 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V-8, which is a bit of shame.

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2022 Maserati Levante

2022 Maserati Levante

The Italian fury you would not want to mess with.

Maserati’s hot SUV got no major updates with the new model year but is certainly still one of the best-looking in its segment. It packs the Italian wildness while giving you a feeling of luxury inside the cabin. But for the starting price of $80,895, should you consider it without leaning towards the leading competitors from Germany? Let’s dig deeper.

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2022 Audi RSQ8-S by ABT

2022 Audi RSQ8-S by ABT

With 740 horsepower under the hood, the RSQ8-R is a lot more powerful than the Urus!

Back in 2020, ABT announced the RSQ8-R - a package based on the Audi RS Q8 that increased the power up to a total of 700 horsepower. Of course, the car was sold in no time and customers asked for a replacement. Their wishes will come true as, in January 2022, ABT will be offering a new package for the Q8 RS: the new RSQ8-S.

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2022 Volkswagen Atlas

2022 Volkswagen Atlas

This might be the perfect family hauler if you don’t like the chunky eight-seaters.

This Tennessee-built VW SUV is why you should look up to the mid-size segment, and for the 2022 model year, there have been some minor changes, including the discontinuation of the base S trim from the line-up, therefore, increasing the price. It will compete with the latest-gen Hyundai Palisade, Mazda CX-9, and the Honda Pilot. Will the $33,475 price tag justify its consideration over the competition? Keep reading to learn more about it.

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