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It felt like a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment, but we're halfway through 2022 and our list of highest rated vehicles has seen a dramatic swing with the arrival of new products. With 70 percent of the vehicles new to our rankings, there's a lot to talk about. Let's get into it.

Taking the top spot on the list, as with last year's ranking, is a luxury icon. The new Land Rover Range Rover is a fantastic premium SUV, earning a 9.7 and bumping the Genesis GV70 to second place. EVs are still well represented, with the Genesis GV60 and GMC Hummer EV bumping the Kia EV6 and Hyundai Ioniq 5 off the list. And of course, there's some serious high performance metal here, with the McLaren 765LT Spider, Aston Martin DBX707, and a pair of Ford Raptors joining the fray. Check out the full listing below.

As with last year, this list is limited to vehicles we’ve reviewed in 2022 and does not include any of last year’s stars. We’ll update this list at the end of each quarter and will note the changes at the bottom. Stay tuned for that, but in the meantime, check out the full list and let us know how you feel in the comments or at feedback@motor1.com.

10. McLaren 765LT Spider

Verdict

9.2 / 10

Gallery: 2022 McLaren 765LT Spider First Drive

A 755-horsepower, mid-engined supercar is one of the 10 best vehicles we drove all year? What a shocker. But seriously, the McLaren 765LT Spider is a surefire way to have a good time behind the wheel, with a surprising amount of control and docility underneath its Batmobile skin. The 765LT Spider is just as much fun to drive around town as it is on a winding road, thanks to the wild, turbo-whooshing engine sound tumbling into the carbon fiber interior via a retractable hardtop. That twin-turbocharged, 4.0-liter V8 is a real sweetie, all wrapped up in an exotic wrapper that makes every errand an occasion.

Brett T. Evans, Senior Editor

9. Aston Martin DBX707

Verdict

9.3 / 10

Gallery: 2023 Aston Martin DBX707: First Drive

The Aston Martin DBX707's power is surely a highlight. With 697 ponies, it's a match for other well-heeled rivals, and can scamper to 60 in just 3.1 seconds. But as we discovered during our first drive, it was changes Aston Martin made to the suspension and brakes that yield the biggest returns. As Motor1.com Editor-In-Chief Seyth Miersma said in his first drive, "the DBX707 feels like a worthy competitor for the title of super SUV king."

Brandon Turkus, Managing Editor

8. Honda Civic Si

Verdict

9.3 / 10

Gallery: 2022 Honda Civic Si: Review

The Honda Civic Si is a perennial favorite, so it’s little surprise to see the redesigned sport sedan ranking so highly. As usual, it pairs a buttery-smooth manual transmission with impressive agility, and while detractors will note the Si technically has less power in its new form, the turbocharged 1.5-liter boasts more accessible torque, which we call a net win. The one drawback to this new model is that Honda may have swung too far in the opposite direction in curing the Civic’s polarizing styling. Still, we’d be hard-pressed to find a more likable offering at this price point.

Brandon Turkus, Managing Editor

7. BMW M240i

Verdict

9.3 / 10
2022 BMW M240i Exterior Front Quarter

While many modern BMW M cars have become too heavy and complicated, the M240i is a refreshing blast from the past. It’s light, agile, and quick, reminiscent of the previous M2, and its old-school design cues pay homage to classics like the 2002. With a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six underhood, this two-door 2 Series produces a whopping 382 horsepower and will sprint to 60 miles per hour in just 4.1 seconds.

Jeff Perez, Senior Editor

6. Ford F-150 Raptor

Verdict

9.3 / 10

Gallery: 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor: Review

It's big, it's wide, it's thirsty, and it's ostentatious. But the 2022 Ford F-150 Raptor is also  capable of tackling just about any terrain, thanks to its 450-horsepower, twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V6 and Fox Racing long-travel suspension. The Raptor is also very comfortable, with leather and microfiber suede upholstery and a buttery-smooth ride over even the most broken pavement. "Fun-to-drive" usually applies to a sports car's performance on a canyon road, but in the F-150 Raptor's case, it means snappy acceleration on asphalt and stump-jumping composure everywhere else.

Brett T. Evans, Senior Editor

5. Ford Bronco Raptor

Verdict

9.3 / 10

Gallery: 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor First Drive

Close your eyes and imagine your perfect vehicle. Practicality is a concern, so you'll want seating for at least four adults. Performance is important too, so nothing less than 400 horsepower, please. And a dash of top-down fun would be nice. Now open your eyes and take a good, long look at the 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor. Its wider track, better suspension travel, and twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 make it perfect for attacking a lonely dirt road, while the decently spacious interior, removable roof and doors, and retro styling ensure there's enough fun to go around. Oh, your ideal vehicle is cheap and efficient, too? Well, nothing's perfect.

Brett T. Evans, Senior Editor

4. Genesis GV60

Verdict

9.5 / 10

Gallery: 2023 Genesis GV60: First Drive Review

Say what you will about its looks, the Genesis GV60 still stands out as the pinnacle of Hyundai's first crop of electric crossovers. A sibling of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6, both products that made earlier versions of this list, the GV60 is more powerful, more entertaining, and far better appointed. And that's all saying something, as the Ioniq and EV6 already qualify as powerful, entertaining, and premium feeling.

Brandon Turkus, Managing Editor

3. GMC Hummer EV

Verdict

9.5 / 10

Gallery: 2022 GMC Hummer EV: First Drive

Back and more polarizing than ever, the reborn, all-electric GMC Hummer EV is a revelation and a promising sign of where GM's electrified efforts are going. Effortlessly quick and utterly capable off road, the Hummer EV's primary shortcomings are its high price (for now), limited availability (again, for now), and immense width. Considering two of those issues will resolve themselves in the coming years, there's a lot to like about GMC's first EV and GM's introduction to Ultium.

Brandon Turkus, Managing Editor

2. Genesis GV70

Verdict

9.6 / 10

Gallery: 2022 Genesis GV70 2.5T: Review

Genesis is on a streak of success. With the GV70, in particular, the compact crossover offers more style and higher-end luxury elements than any other SUV in the segment. Even with the base turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, the GV70 still offers 300 horsepower and 311 pound-feet, and inside, a gorgeous 14.5-inch touchscreen display stretches across the dash.

Jeff Perez, Senior Editor

1. Land Rover Range Rover

Verdict

9.7 / 10

Gallery: 2022 Land Rover Range Rover: First Drive

The Land Rover Range Rover has been a luxury benchmark for decades and that's not set to change with the fifth-generation SUV, which hides dramatic changes under a modest reskinning. A joy to drive whether it's packing JLR's own turbocharged straight-six or the twin-turbocharged BMW-sourced V8, the new Range Rover is even better from the backseat, where a new high-dollar, four-seat layout promises Maybach-rivaling luxury.

Brandon Turkus, Managing Editor

Change Log:

April 4, 2022: List created with Kia K5, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Acura MDX Type S, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Infiniti QX60, Lexus LX, Kia EV6, BMW M240i, Honda Civic Si, and Genesis GV70.
July 1, 2022: Land Rover Range Rover, GMC Hummer EV, Genesis GV60, Ford F-150 Raptor, Ford Bronco Raptor, Aston Martin DBX707, and McLarent 765LT Spider replace Kia K5, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Acura MDX Type S, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Infiniti QX60, Lexus LX, Kia EV6.
October 1, 2022: TBD
December 31, 2022: TBD

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