At 40 years old, Car & Driver’s 10 Best award remains fit, vigorous, and full of automotive goodness. Their keenest readers will immediately notice 2022 adds several new vehicles to their list of favorites, which means a few of last year's winners have been vanquished.
What makes their award different is a vehicle can earn and then maintain a position on the list year after year. A 10 Best nod also ensures the cars and trucks so honored aren’t just the best of what’s new but the best of what’s for sale for less than their base-price cutoff of $90,000.
For two full weeks, former winners face new cars and trucks. After driving, probing, climbing into third rows, opening trunks, learning infotainment systems, doing instrumented testing, and taking diligent notes, they score each vehicle on a 100-point scale. The cars and trucks that emerge all have something unique, a special power making them better than the rest. Check out the video below for the 10Best heroes of 2022.