2021 Ford Bronco

2021 Ford Bronco
Ford
  • Release date: Spring 2021

  • Price: $29,995

After a 25-year hiatus, Ford is reviving the Bronco in an attempt to go head-to-head with the reigning champion of affordable off-roaders, the Jeep Wrangler.

The updated Bronco is available in both two-door and four-door models, comes with a choice of two turbocharged engines and features a new 4x4 system with off-road modes for every type of terrain.

The rugged retro styling of the new Bronco includes a removable top and doors, making it perfect for off-roaders who want to feel the wind in their hair — and don’t mind a bit of dust in their teeth.

2022 GMC Hummer EV SUT Pickup Truck

2022 GMC Hummer EV
GMC
  • Release date: Fall 2021

  • Price: $79,995

When most people think of the Hummer, the word “green” is probably the last thing that comes to mind.

However, after more than 10 years, GM has decided to take a stab at turning the quintessential gas-guzzler into an all-electric behemoth.

While it’s certainly one of the pricier options on this list, electric vehicles usually offer significant savings in the long run. Plus, the new EV Hummer boasts 1,000 horsepower, a range of 350 miles and can go 0-to-60 in only three seconds, which even the most die-hard internal-combustion fans have got to respect.

The Edition 1 pickup truck version sold out within hours of going up for preorder, but a smaller — and cheaper — SUV version is set to debut in 2022.

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer
Jeep
  • Estimated release date: Fall 2021

  • Estimated price: $75,000

It’s been three decades since Jeep released a new Grand Wagoneer, but the full-size luxury SUV is hitting the trails once again for the 2022 model year.

Jeep has yet to unveil the full specs on the revamped Grand Wagoneer, but since it will use a variant of the Ram 1500’s body-on-frame platform, it’s probably safe to assume that it will also share engine and transmission options with the Ram.

The luxurious interior of the new Grand Wagoneer will feature a single-pane glass roof for star-gazing and a state-of-the-art sound system from McIntosh audio, making it one of the classiest Jeeps in recent memory — or possibly ever.

2021 Volkswagen ID.4

2021 Volkswagen ID.4
Volkswagen
  • Release date: Summer 2021

  • Price: $41,190

The ID.4 is Volkswagen’s new compact electric crossover. It will be the first SUV to feature the all-electric MEB platform, which the German automaker says is completely redesigned and “jettisons all the ballast of the fossil age.”

Although its 201-horsepower, 82-kWh powertrain may not make it the fastest car on the road, the ID.4 delivers a respectable 250 mile range and can go from 5% battery life to 80% in under 40 minutes.

It also comes with a number of optional features to enhance your driving experience — the all-wheel-drive version provides quicker acceleration and intelligent handling, while the optional glass roof is perfect for drivers who want to get a full picture of their surroundings.

2022 Chevy Bolt EUV

2021 Chevy Bolt EV
Chevrolet
The 2021 Chevy Bolt EV. The new EUV was not yet revealed at time of writing.
  • Estimated release date: Fall 2021

  • Estimate price: $42,500

Chevy is hoping to send shockwaves through the electric vehicle market with the new SUV version of its popular Bolt.

The Bolt EUV is slightly longer than its precursor and has a larger wheelbase, which means more legroom in the backseat. It’s equipped with a new battery pack that’s expected to deliver 250 miles of range.

Additionally, the Bolt EUV will be the first non-Cadillac Chevy vehicle to offer the brand’s Super Cruise driver assistance technology, which allows for hands-free highway driving. You can even change lanes without touching the wheel — though the company reminds you to always keep your eyes on the road.

2022 Honda Civic

2022 Honda Civic
Honda
  • Estimated release date: Summer 2021

  • Estimated price: $21,500

The Honda Civic is one of the best selling compact cars of all time, and the 2022 model marks the highly anticipated debut of the Civic’s 11th generation.

Honda has dialled down the aggressive styling of previous iterations by giving the new Civic a simpler, more sophisticated frame that’s both larger and lower to the ground than last year’s model.

In addition to the sedan and hatchback versions, Honda will offer sportier Si and Type R variants of the new Civic later in the year.

As an added bonus, Civics tend to be one of the cheapest cars on the market to insure. However, no matter what car you’re driving, it’s wise to shop around for lower insurance rates every six months to make sure you’re not overpaying by $1,000 a year or more.

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQC

2022 Mercedes-Benz EQC
Mercedes-Benz
  • Release date: Spring 2021

  • Estimated price: $67,900

Mercedes-Benz had originally planned to launch the first of its new range of EVs last year, but the EQC was pushed back until this spring and will now be launching as a 2022 model.

The EQC is an all-electric, five-passenger luxury SUV that boasts 402 horsepower and can fast-charge from 10% to 80% in only 40 minutes.

The interior of the EQC is fully decked-out with all of the modern, high-end design elements that Mercedes-Benz is known for, as well as a few flashy new tech features: a 10.25-inch multimedia touchscreen, an equally huge instrument cluster and 64 available ambient lighting colors.

2022 Nissan Ariya

2022 Nissan Ariya
Nissan
  • Release date: Fall 2021

  • Estimated price: $40,000

For years the Nissan Leaf was the world’s most popular EV, until the Tesla Model 3 came along and stole its thunder. However, with the new all-electric Ariya SUV, Nissan is hoping to regain its stature as the go-to brand for reliable, cost-effective EVs.

The Ariya comes in two battery sizes — a standard 63.0-kWh battery and an optional 87.0-kWh pack — and will offer up to 300 miles of driving range, which is 74 miles more than the current Leaf. It also comes with optional all-wheel drive, which is a first for a Nissan EV.

The interior of the Ariya features Nissan’s patented zero-gravity seats — which try to place you in the type of neutral spine position your body adops in space — and dual 12.3-inch display screens for the gauge cluster and infotainment system.

2022 Chevy Corvette Z06

2018 Chevy Corvette z06
Chevrolet
The 2018 Chevy Corvette Z06. The new 2022 version was not yet revealed at time of writing.
  • Estimated release date: Fall 2021

  • Estimated price: $85,000

There’s always buzz about a new Corvette, and the first suped-up variant of last year’s beloved mid-engine C8 is no exception.

The ultra-high-performance Corvette Z06 will feature a reliable naturally aspirated V-8 engine that can pump out more than 600 horsepower and rev up to 9,000 rpm, putting it on par with the V-8s currently used by Ferrari.

Other differences between the Z06 and the standard C8 include wider tires, smoother power delivery, improved chassis strength and a more aerodynamic frame.

If you want to see how much it would cost to finance the Z06 — or, you know, a slightly more modest vehicle — check out our handy calculator.

2022 Subaru BRZ

2022 Subaru BRZ
Subaru
  • Release date: Fall 2021

  • Estimated price: $31,000

Although Subaru is typically known for its rugged all-wheel drive crossover vehicles, it also offers a lightweight, rear-wheel-drive sports car called the BRZ, which it has completely redesigned for the 2022 model year.

The new BRZ has a smooth naturally aspirated 2.4-liter flat-four engine capable of 228 horsepower — a step up from the previous generation’s 2.0-liter motor.

Subaru’s peppy little coupe is available with a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission, and the onboard traction and stability system features five different settings to provide better handling on the road.

The inside of the BRZ has also been updated with a 7-inch digital gauge cluster and an 8-inch touch-screen infotainment center.

2022 Ford Fusion Active

2022 Ford Fusion Active
Ford
  • Estimated release date: Fall 2021

  • Estimated price: $29,000

Ford may have killed off the Fusion sedan after the 2020 model year, but it’s keeping the Fusion name alive with the new Fusion Active. The crossover is destined to compete with the Subaru Outback as the preferred ride of America’s outdoorsy moms and dads.

Ford hasn’t released many details on the Fusion Active yet, but the sporty wagon-style ride is expected to offer similar features to the Outback, like all-wheel drive and plastic body cladding.

It’s also rumored to have several high-tech interior features, like a fully digital gauge cluster and a large vertical infotainment system mounted in the center of the dash.

2022 Lexus LQ

2022 Lexus LQ
Lexus
  • Estimated release date: Fall 2021

  • Estimated price: $80,000

For years the most glaring hole in Lexus’ lineup has been the lack of a high-end crossover vehicle, but with the upcoming LQ, Toyota’s luxury brand will finally have a new flagship SUV to hang its hat on.

Although the full specs on the Lexus LQ are still forthcoming, it’s expected to have a bold, elegant design inspired by the LC Coupe and a powertrain derived from the LS sedan, with a hybrid variant likely available as well.

Drivers can also bank on a lush leather interior with ample amenities, like heated seats, a heated steering wheel and front- and rear-seat touchscreen consoles.

2022 Nissan 400Z

2022 Nissan 400z
Nissan
  • Release date: Fall 2021

  • Estimated price: $45,000

The Z-car has been in production for more than 50 years, but Nissan’s beloved two-seater sports car hasn’t undergone a major update since the 370Z launched in 2008.

However, a revamped Z — rumored to be called the 400Z — is on the horizon, and from the prototype it seems that Nissan has decided to go retro and pay tribute to some of the series’ most iconic design features.

The new Z’s nose harkens back to the original 240Z of the early ’70s, while the tail lights are reminiscent of the popular 300ZX sold between 1984 and 1996.

Under the hood, the 400Z’s twin-turbocharged V-6 engine is expected to kick out 400 horsepower (hence the name).

2022 Volkswagen Golf R

2022 VW Golf R
Volkswagen
  • Release date: Fall 2021

  • Estimated price: $45,000

Volkswagen has pulled the plug on the base version of the classic Golf for North American markets, but the high-performance Golf R is still around and is getting an update for the 2022 model year.

The new Golf R is being touted as the most powerful Golf ever, with a 315-horsepower four-cylinder engine and the ability to go from zero to 60 in only 4.6 seconds.

It comes standard with all-wheel drive and features six selectable drive modes that adjust the car’s powertrain and drivetrain characteristics based on your preferred handling style.

Tesla Cybertruck

Tesla Cybertruck
Tesla
  • Estimated release date: Fall 2021

  • Price: $39,900

Perhaps the most anticipated new vehicle of 2021 is the one with the least likelihood of hitting the streets this year.

The steel-bodied, all-electric Tesla Cybertruck looks like something out of a sci-fi movie and is rumored to have an out-of-this-world range: 500 miles on a single charge.

The Cyber Truck comes with options for one, two or three electric motors. If you opt for the pricier three-motor version, you can expect to go from zero to 60 in 2.9 seconds, which is basically warp speed for an EV.

About the Author

Shane Murphy

Shane Murphy

Reporter

Shane is a reporter for MoneyWise. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English Language & Literature from Western University and is a graduate of the Algonquin College Scriptwriting program.

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