This week, we shuttled through SUVs, ranging from the largest and most luxurious in the 2022 Cadillac Escalade to the smaller, proletariat in our garage, with the 2022 Subaru Crosstrek. The only outlier was the 2022 Nissan Versa subcompact, which has one thing few other new cars can match: a starting price of less than $20,000.
We also announced The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2022 finalists. We hope you follow along as we sort through our final cut to nominate the winner on January 3; please let us know what you think is best at our Driver's Choice awards.
Here's what we reviewed this week.
GM's finest large SUV, the 2022 Escalade pairs augmented reality and old-fashioned torque, for a TCC Rating of 7.2 out of 10.
The five- or seven-seat's excellent features, sumptuous comfort, and luxury quality help earn the X5 SUV a TCC Rating of 7.2 out of 10.
All haunch, no paunch: With pert handling and grunty turbo-4 power, the 2022 E-Pace small crossover scores a TCC Rating of 6.8 out of 10.
Over the top in styling and under the waterline in fuel economy, the QX80 earns a TCC Rating of 6.2 out of 10.
With a TCC Rating of 6.2 out of 10, the 2022 Atlas clocks in for family duty with straight-edged style and a well-tuned ride.
The 2022 Versa subcompact sedan keeps the dream of the sub-$20,000 car alive, with a TCC Rating of 6.0 out of 10.
With a TCC Rating of 6.0 out of 10, the Crosstrek small crossover leans into traction with standard all-wheel drive.