According to the 2022 IQS, these cars receive awards based on what the people who own them think of their overall quality. You will find them listed below in alphabetical order by make and model.
2022 BMW 2 Series
The highest-quality Small Premium Car is the BMW 2 Series. The ranking encompasses the all-new, second-generation 2 Series coupe as well as the existing 2 Series Gran Coupe. The Gran Coupe is an entirely different car that shares little more than a name with the Coupe. The redesigned 2 Series Coupe has rear-wheel drive (RWD) or available all-wheel drive (AWD) and comes in two trim levels: 230i and M240i. Meanwhile, the 2 Series Gran Coupe is a 4-door coupe with standard front-wheel drive (FWD) or available AWD. It comes in 228i and M235i trims. All 2022 BMW 2 Series cars have a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine.
2022 BMW 7 Series
The highest-quality Large Premium Car of 2022 is the BMW 7 Series. Because it is the automaker’s flagship model, it is one of the best luxury cars of 2022. The full-size sedan offers a range of turbocharged 6-cylinder, V8, and V12 engines and a plug-in hybrid power plant that provides up to 17 miles of driving range on electricity alone. In addition, AWD is standard across nearly the entire lineup. Aside from the spacious cabin for your passengers, the 7 Series boasts a never-ending buffet of desirable comfort, infotainment, and safety features.
2022 Chevrolet Corvette
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The highest-quality Premium Sporty Car of 2022 is the Chevrolet Corvette. In fact, the Corvette distinguishes itself as the highest-quality model in the automotive industry, making it one of the best sports cars you can buy. It’s been two years since the eighth-generation Corvette arrived with its distinctive looks and mid-engine drivetrain layout, but owners are satisfied with the latest design. Chevrolet offers the 2022 Corvette as a 2-door coupe or convertible, each equipped with a 6.2-liter V8 engine and an 8-speed automatic transmission powering the rear wheels. New for 2022, a C8.R Edition pays homage to the Corvette’s racing heritage.
2022 Chevrolet Malibu
The highest-quality Midsize Car of 2022 is the Chevrolet Malibu. The 4-door family sedan comes in your choice of LS, RS, LT, and Premier trim levels. The first three have a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine making 160 horsepower, while a 250-hp 2.0-liter turbo-4 lives under the hood of the Malibu Premier. Power from the smaller engine flows to the front wheels through a continuously variable transmission (CVT), while the Premier employs a traditional 9-speed automatic transmission.
2022 Genesis G80
The highest-quality Upper Midsize Premium Car of 2022 is the Genesis G80. This luxurious sedan, replete with decadent design touches inside and out, is available with a 300-hp, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine (2.5T) or a 375-hp turbo V6 (3.5T). The G80 2.5T comes with RWD or AWD, with the 3.5T has standard AWD. It is worth noting that Genesis G80 owners also gave this model the top score for overall appeal, easily qualifying it as one of the best luxury cars of 2022.
2022 Honda Odyssey
The highest-quality Minivan of 2022 is the Honda Odyssey. Ever the favorite among the parent set, the Odyssey continues to impress with its cargo and passenger versatility. Under the hood, you’ll find a 280-hp V6 with a 10-speed automatic transmission delivering power to the front wheels. The Odyssey has all the safety tech and excellent crash-test scores to set parents’ minds at ease, along with loads of family-focused infotainment and comfort features to keep the passengers amused.