Downsizing isn’t always about saving costs. For many drivers who do not need a 7 seater, a smaller vehicle is a rational compromise with the added benefits of improved maneuverability, better driving dynamics and yes very noticeable fuel saving costs. In this episode we shall prove to you that compact luxury SUVs are as posh as their larger siblings. So check out this informative top ten review of the newest 2022 models within the class.
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#1 2022 Porsche Macan
Despite working on the all-electric version of the Macan, Porsche are not ready to abandon its main money-making ICE model just yet. The internal combustion version goes through a facelift and a minor lineup rearrangement.
#2 2022 BMW X3 M
Bolder, fiercer, and better equipped than before, the facelifted BMW X3 M is ready to win over thrill seekers. Design-wise, the crossover adopts a larger kidney grille, thinner headlights, and all-new taillights.
#3 2022 Genesis GV70
Genesis GV70 second crossover will be based on the same chassis as G70 and Kia Stinger performance sedans, so naturally it will adopt the dynamic nature of its corporate siblings.
#4 2022 Lexus NX
The new-generation NX arrives with a more powerful exterior than the outgoing model: The crossover gets a larger and more upright spindle grille; Its LED headlights look meaner thanks to integrated L-shaped DRLs; Plus, shorter overhangs give the NX a boxier stance and allow to fit alloy wheels up to 20 inches in diameter.
#5 2022 DS 4 Cross
Within the DS lineup, Crossback moniker is responsible for indicating model’s belonging to the crossover class. In the DS4 case, however, we are getting a peculiar hatchback-crossover cross breed. The model plays off the visual SUV ques.
#6 2022 Infiniti QX55
The story of Infiniti’s FX coupe SUV lives on in the body of the new QX55 crossover. Mechanically identical to the boxy QX50, it boasts fresher, more attractive exterior coupled with a responsive 2.0-liter Variable-compression Turbocharged 4-cylinder and a luscious interior in black and red.
#7 2022 BMW X4 M
The coupe-SUV sibling of the already presented X3 M has all of its exterior and interior tweaks but adds a few of its own. The 2022 BMW X4 M is distinguished by a sleeker roof, a black rear spoiler, an anvil-shaped bumper insert, and different taillights.
#8 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQB
The battery-powered cousin of the GLB class debuts with a typical boxy profile, a softer front end and a blanked-off grille. For now, the 2022 Mercedes Benz EQB is confirmed in in two modifications – the entry-level front-wheel drive with 221 ponies, and the more powerful all-wheel drive with 2 motors and 268 hps.
#9 2021 Audi Q4 e-Tron
This is Audi’s first electric crossover to be built on a dedicated MEB platform by Volkswagen Group. Among the newcomers to the e-Tron series we should highlight two distinctive body styles: the classic SUV Q4 and its sportback coupe SUV version, plus three trims 30, 40 and 50 Quattro.
#10 2022 Alfa Romeo Tonale
The production-ready version of the Alfa Romeo Tonale was initially expected to arrive in mid 2021, but the company decided they needed for time to perfect the model before market launch. According to Alfa’s CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato, the unveiling should now take place in early 2022, but the model will definitely make a debut with a plug-in hybrid setup at heart.