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2023 Buick Model Year Changes


2023 Buick Enclave stock photo

Off of a major refresh, the 2023 Enclave adds a new, premium color: Moonstone Gray Metallic. Sport Touring model has 20-inch gloss black wheels.

As part of supply chain issues, automatic engine start/stop, heated steering wheel and ultrasonic park assist will not be on some early production models.



Encore GX

2023 Buick Encore GX

Moonstone gray also available on Encore GX, now. 

Supply issues affect heated steering wheels, seats, and rear park assist, at least early in production.


2023 Buick Envision

Moonstone gray and White Frost Tricoat, at added cost, are new colors for 2023.

Rear Camera Mirror, Enhanced Automatic Park Assist, Enhanced Automatic Emergency Braking, Continuous Damping Control (electronic shock absorber adjustment) and Adaptive Cruise Control are no longer offered on Envision Essence, only Avenir, where they are all now standard.

A driver's seat massage is no longer standard on Avenir. Power lumbar for the driver is also no longer standard on any model, driver and passenger lumbar is no longer standard on Avenir or Essence. The optional Premium Seat Package restores these features to their respective models.

Heated front seats are no longer standard on Essence or Avenir. Ventilated front seats and heated rear seats are also not standard on Avenir for 2023. All are an option, subject to supply chain issues.

Supply issues may affect Rear Park Assist, heated steering wheel and heated seats. Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone and Rear Cross Traffic Alert may also be deleted for supply chain problems, but the dealership will retrofit the features later when parts become available.


2022 Ford Model Year Changes


2022 Ford Bronco Raptor at 2022 Chicago Auto Show

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor at 2022 Chicago Auto Show

The Bronco Raptor becomes Ford's top hot-rod off-roader. It starts with a new engine, a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 good for 418 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque. Then massive 37-inch tires and 13.1 inches of ground clearance and a new HOSS 3.0 suspension with electronically active Fox coil-over shock absorbers help round out the package.

The Sasquatch Package can now be had with a manual transmission. Front stabilizer bar disconnect, previously optional on Bronco Badlands is now standard on Badlands.

2022 Ford Bronco Everglades at 2022 Chicago Auto Show

2022 Ford Bronco Everglades at 2022 Chicago Auto Show

A new Bronco Everglades is meant for outdoor enthusiasts. Only available on Bronco 4-door, it includes a snorkel for advanced water crossing as well as all content of the Sasquatch package. In addition, the Everglades also includes 10-speed automatic, Intelligent Access (hands-free key system), automatic dimming mirror, navigation, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, remote start, rear parking sensors, SYN4, and a number of unique appearance features.

Bronco Sport

2022 Ford Bronco Sport

The aptly named First Edition is no more, leaving the Badlands model as the only way to get the more powerful 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder.

Fog lights and keyless entry keypad are no longer standard on Big Bend. Intelligent Access with Push-Button Start and a full-size spare are now offered as options on Big Bend. The full-size spare, also available on Outer Banks, is part of the Class II Trailer Tow Package.

A Homelink universal garage door opener is now available, optional on Big Bend, Outer Banks and Badlands.

Dual zone air conditioning and front and rear automatic one-touch windows are no longer standard on Badlands.


2022 Ford EcoSport

Front-wheel drive models are discontinued, along with the turbocharged 3-cylinder engine and the dual-clutch gearbox. Now, a 2.0 DOHC 4-cylinder, 6-speed automatic and all-wheel drive are standard on all models.


2022 Ford Edge

All-wheel drive is now standard on all Edge models; higher base prices reflect it.

A keyless entry keypad, standard on SEL and above, is now optional on SE. Auto up/down front passenger window is discontinued equipment.


2023 Ford Escape stock photo

No changes other than three different paint choices.


2022 Ford Expedition Timberline Series

2022 Ford Expedition Timberline Series courtesy Ford Media Center

The Expedition gets a refresh for 2022, with freshened bumpers, grilles and standard LED headlights.

Rear Seat Occupant Alert is a new, standard system that monitors the back doors and reminds the driver to check the back seat if any open before or during a trip.

Rear parking sensors and dual-zone automatic climate control are also now standard.

A Timberline trim is now offered on short-wheelbase models, with almost an inch more ground clearance and other off-road enhancements, including premium off-road shock absorbers, heavy-duty radiator, a forward-facing spot light, red tow hooks, and steel skid plates under the front and rear and fuel tank.

A higher output version of the 3.5 twin-turbo is offered, standard on Timberline and part of the "Stealth" package. It features dual exhausts, forty more horsepower and twenty pound-feet more torque than the Limited, King Ranch and Platinum engine, for a total of 440 horsepower and 510 pound-feet.


2022 Ford Explorer stock photo

ST-Line gives the appearance of the powerful ST, but with the less expensive 2.3-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder and only 300 horsepower.

ST models are now offered with rear-wheel drive, still packing 400 horsepower. King Ranch and Platinum Explorers now share the ST's same tuning level on their 3.0 twin-turbo V6 engines, with 400 horsepower.


2022 Ford F-150 XLT Black Appearance Package

 Gold packages were all the rage in the 1990s; this decade black is the new gold. The F-150 offers a Black Appearance Package for 2022. Only available on SuperCrew models with the Sport Package and the short cargo box, it includes 20" gloss black wheels, black running boards, black badging and decals, dual exhausts with black tips, a unique hood, and a unique black grille. Won't come with the base 3.3 V6, only 2.7 EcoBoost or higher engines.

Super Duty offers a new 12-inch touchscreen infotainment system.


2022 Ford GT 64 Heritage

Every year of Ford GT production sees new liveries and colors. For 2022 a '64 Prototype Heritage Edition confuses us all: the car isn't a prototype, its a production model. It's heritage is that it resembles the 1964 prototype of the Ford GT40, a model that would eventually go on to win Lemans in a famous 1, 2, 3 finish. It comes only in Wimbeldon White with Antimatter Blue graphics, silver brake calipers with black lettering and lots of exposed carbon fiber trim. 

The 3.5 twin turbo V6 engine has been rated at 647 horsepower for 2022, down 13.

2022 is the last year of production for the GT.


2022 Ford Mustang

The Mustang GT's 5.0 DOHC V8 engine has been re-rated: down 10 horsepower to 450. The Mach 1's engine has been re-rated down 10 horsepower (470) and 10 pound-feet of torque (410).

An Ice White Appearance package is available on 2.3 EcoBoost Premium and GT Premium models. It includes specific white-painted wheels, clear tail light lenses, white door panel and instrument panel inserts, white leather seats, white seat stitching, a white rear spoiler, and a black grille with white pony badges. Not surprisingly, the only exterior paint color offered with the package is Oxford White.

EcoBoost Premium Mustang offers a new Stealth Edition, with blacked-out trim, black 19-inch alloy wheels, rear wing, black mirror caps, clear tail light lenses, and lighted door sills. The Stealth Edition costs an additional $1595 over the base price of the Mustang Premium.

The electronic steering wheel lock is discontinued.

Mustang Mach-E

 2022 Ford Mustang Mach-E

Range is slightly higher on most models. Now from 224 miles to 314 miles.

An Ice White Appearance package matching the one on Mustang coupe and convertible is offered.

Shelby GT500

2022 Ford Shelby GT500 Heritage

500 Shelby GT500 Mustangs will be offered in Brittany Blue with Wimbeldon White stripes as Heritage Editions.

The electronic steering wheel lock is discontinued.


2022 Ford E-Transit at 2022 NY Auto Show

2022 Ford E-Transit at 2022 New York Auto Show

 The E-Transit is the big news for 2022. All-electric and battery-powered, the E-Transit uses a single, 266-horsepower electric motor powering the rear wheels through a single-speed transmission. Range is 108 or 126 miles, depending on options. The E-Transit will obviously be primarily pitched to fleets.

Transit Connect

2022 Ford Transit Connect Van

Rain-Sensing front wipers and high-intensity discharge headlights are now standard. New one-touch front windows that go up or down with a single press are optional in cargo vans. Automatic dimming rearview mirror is standard on Wagon.


2022 Toyota Model Year Changes


2022 Toyota TRD Sport

A new trim joins the other 7: TRD Sport. Nestled between the Trail Special Edition and the TRD Off-Road, the TRD Sport is the only TRD 4Runner that can be had in two-wheel drive. The TRD Sport includes X-REAS hydraulically linked shock absorbers that transfer pressure to the opposite corner under heavy loads, helping with traction under off-road conditions. The TRD Sport also shares the 4Runner Limited's 245/60R20 tires on twenty-inch rims.

The Nightshade and Venture special editions are discontinued. The Nightshade was a one year model.

A new Panoramic parking camera system can show views all around the vehicle; on TRD Off-Road Premium and Sport it's called the Multi Terrain Monitor and can continue being used above parking speeds. Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert are new features, optional on the new TRD Sport and standard on Premium models, TRD Pro and Limited. All models get standard Rear Occupancy Alert, which detects a rear door opening before or dring a trip and reminds the driver to check it when the ignition is turned off.

LED high beam headlights replace halogen, matching the LED low beams already used.


2022 Toyota Avalon Hybrid stock photo

This is the last year for the Avalon, which won't see a 2023 model. The 2022 Avalon is reduced in model count: the TRD, all-wheel drive and XSE V6 models are discontinued.

A rear seat reminder system is a new standard safety feature.


2021 Toyota C-HR stock photo

The LE model is discontinued, leaving the XLE as the new entry-level model. This makes blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic warning, lighted visor vanity mirrors, sliding sun visors, power automatic folding mirrors, Smart Key System (hands-free key), and 18-inch wheels are all standard, now.


2022 Toyota Camry Hybrid stock photo

Dual-zone automatic climate control is now standard on all trims except TRD, where only single-zone automatic climate control is offered. LE models now offer a heated steering wheel.


2022 Toyota Corolla

Heated mirrors are no longer standard on LE.

Heated seats and a power driver's seat with power lumbar adjustment are now available on the Corolla Hybrid.

The hatchback gets USB-C ports to replace USB A.

Corolla Cross

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross at 2021 Chicago Auto Show

2022 Toyota Corolla Cross at 2021 Chicago Auto Show

Toyota has done a crossover version of the Corolla Hatchback. While not the first Corolla to drive all four wheels, it is the first one in quite a while to offer all-wheel drive as an option in the United States. It shares a wheelbase, and a chassis with both the Corolla Hatchback and the C-HR. Unlike both, it offers a driveshaft to the rear wheels as an option, with full-time all-wheel drive. The Corolla Cross is 3.6 inches longer than the Corolla Hatchback. The Cross is 5.4 inches wider with a track width almost an inch-and-a-half greater. And finally, the Cross is 7.7 inches taller than the Corolla Hatchback and 3.2 inches taller than the C-HR.

The Cross uses the more powerful version of the Toyota 2.0 4-cylinder from the Corolla Hatchback, but only with the CVT automatic transaxle, no manual. #SavetheManuals The optional all-wheel drive system is similar to the one in the Rav4.

Full standard safety equipment includes Toyota Safety Sense (forward collision warning, automated emergency braking, pedestrian detection, Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist, Lane Trace Assist, Automatic High Beams, adaptive cruise control, and Road Sign Assist); Star Safety System (electronic stability control, traction control, anti-lock brakes, Brake Assist, and brake over accelerator override); nine airbags.

Blind spot monitor and rear-cross traffic alert are standard on XLE.

GR 86

2022 Toyota GR 86 Premium at 2021 Chicago Auto Show

2022 Toyota GR 86 at 2021 Chicago Auto Show

Back after a one year break and with a new name, the GR (Gazoo Racing) 86 has a bigger, more powerful engine. Still with a 6-speed manual (Yay!) or (Booo!) automatic, the new engine is a Subaru-sourced 2.4 naturally aspirated (2X Boo!) making 228 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The extra 28 horsepower will not go to waste as curb weight is only up about 20 pounds.

New safety equipment includes a standard driver's side knee airbag, designed to protect the driver's legs in a frontal collision, and on automatic transmission models: forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking (Pre-Collision System), Adaptive Cruise Control, automatic high beams, Sway Warning (driver attention alert), and Lane Departure Warning.

Smart Key hands-free entry and push-button start are now standard.


2022 Toyota Highlander stock photo

On Hybrid models, a new Bronze grade fits between XLE and Limited. It adds a hands-free liftgate, rain-sensitive front wipers, a rearview mirror rear camera monitor, household outlets (115-volt), puddle lamps in the side view mirrors, a memory driver's seat, and side mirrors. In addition, it comes with unique bronze painted wheels, bronze door sills, bronze-colored stitching thread in the seats, door trim and dash, and special bronze edition logos on the floor mats and cargo mat.

All Limited models now have a hands-free liftgate. The power front passenger seat standard on XLE and higher trims goes from 4-way adjustment in 2021 to 8-way for 2022.

Land Cruiser

Deceased. Replaced over at Lexus with the LX 600.


2022 Toyota Mirai stock photo

No changes.


2022 Toyota Prius

A rear seat reminder has been added, alerting the driver to check the back seat if a rear door had previously been opened, in order to reduce the possibility of a child being left in an unattended car.

A Prius Nightshade Edition (based on Prius XLE) brings a monochromatic blacked-out appearance. Available in black (natch), white or silver, and front or all-wheel drive. Headlights, side mirrors, door handles are all black. The rear spoiler is color matched to the body.

Prius Prime

2022 Toyota Prius Prime stock photo

No changes.


2022 Toyota RAV4 XLE Screen Shot

New headlight designs debut for the XLE and higher models. A few new colors are offered.


2022 Toyota Sequoia stock photo

The Platinum and TRD Pro versions are discontinued. Gone with them are the Fox shocks, higher ground clearance, power steering wheel, ventilated seats and more.

Memory driver's seat and mirrors are now standard.


2022 Toyota Sienna stock photo

A new Woodland Edition is offered exclusively in all-wheel drive. It boasts an almost 7-inch ground clearance, over half-an-inch more than other AWD Sienna models.

New automatic diiming side view mirrors are standard on Limited and Platinum.

LE models no longer have a power liftgate, but they still have power sliding side doors.

Footrests are available for the Sienna Limited AWD and Platinum AWD in the second seating row.


2022 Toyota Supra A912022 Toyota Supra A91 Edition courtesy Pressroom Toyota

A new special edition, the A91-CF Edition, builds on the 382-horsepower 3.0, adding various carbon fiber and aerodynamic aids. A unique red and black interior featuring Alcantara and leather rounds out the package. Only 600 will be made of this model which adds almost $12,000 over the price of a standard 3.0.

Heated seats are now standard on all 3.0 models.


2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro courtesy Pressroom Toyota

A new Trail Edition give truck buyers one more choice.

The revised TRD Pro brings the most factory off-road capability to the Tacoma, yet. Its revised suspension used Fox off-road shocks and is lifted 1.5 inches in front and half-an-inch in the rear. It also has a performance exhaust system for its standard 3.5 V6.


2022 Toyota Tundra at 2021 Detroit Motor Bella

2022 Toyota Tundra at Detroit Moto Bella 2021

The Tundra is completely new, with a new chassis that will underpin the next generation 4Runner and Tacoma as well. The new frame is still separate, now all three sections are fully boxed, adding strength. On Limited and above, the cab is mounted to the frame with hydraulic mounts, designed to isolate vibration and road noise.

The suspension learns all sorts of new tricks. Primary is the switch from a simple leaf-spring rear axle to a multi-link rear axle with coil spring and outboard shock absorbers. The rear coils, first used by Ram on a full-size pickup, can be replaced with optional air springs in the rear, with load height adjustability. Another first, adaptable shocks are available, allowing changes to the stiffness for different conditions, from comfort to sport.

Under the hood, the old, fuel-thirsty 5.7 V8 is replaced with a 3.5 3.4-liter twin-turbocharged V6. In standard form the new engine will produce 389 horsepower and 479 pound-feet of torque. An optional hybrid version will increase that to 437 horsepower and 583 pound-feet of torque. The base engine outperforms the old Tundra's 5.7 by 8 horsepower and 78 pound-feet of torque. The hybrid out-produces every half-ton full size, no matter which optional engine they pack, except the Ram TRX, which is not the intended competition for the new Tundra. The new engine is called a 3.5 by Toyota, but its displacement rounds to 3.4 liters, identical to the Lexus LS version of the engine, from where it's borrowed.

The 6-speed automatic is replaced with a new 10-speed. EPA figures are not finalized, but between the engine changes and the 10-speed, Toyota should at least jump from the bottom of the MPG pack into the upper tiers.

On the interior, bold, luxurious materials and designs replace the older materials in the 2021. Luxury features not offered before are available, such as a heated steering wheel. At the center is an all-new multimedia system, five times faster, with a standard 8-inch screen and an available 14-inch screen. An optional 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster provides similar high-resolution information directly to the driver, replacing analog gauges with a customizable instrument panel.

In safety, the Tundra already leads most manufacturers with standard forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, Lane Tracing Assist, automatic high beams, and even standard adaptive cruise control. For 2022 Tundra also gets a rear seat reminder and the forward collision system is improved and can detect pedestrians in low light and also helps prevent accidents when turning left if traffic is coming. Blind spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert are now standard on all models.


2022 Toyota Venza stock photo

No changes.


2022 Nissan Model Year Changes


The old Z-car is discontinued, but the new Z will be coming as a 2023 model.


2023 Nissan Altima

A Midnight Edition features black-out trim and black 19-inch alloy wheels. Offered on the SR, it also includes heated front seats, LED fog-lights, driver's seat power lumbar and a moonroof.


2022 Nissan Armada stock photo

Just out of a refresh for 2021, the Armada gets its entry-level S trim back for 2022. Wireless smartphone charging and heated front seats are no longer standard.


2022 Nissan Frontier

2022 Nissan Frontier Crew Cab courtesy Nissan U.S. Newsroom

Nissan is touting its 2022 Frontier as "all-new," but it uses the same wheelbases, the same brakes, the same suspension, and even the same tilt-steering column (no telescoping feature) as the 2005 model. The engine and transmission, new last year, are the newest elements, but one could get them in the old bodystyle for 2021.

What is new is most of the sheet metal. The Frontier badly needed a fresh look and got it.

A heated steering wheel is now offered.

Knee airbags for driver and front passenger have been added to the dual front airbags, front seat side impact airbags and the side widow curtain airbags for both seating rows. Rear seat outer seatbelts now have pretensioners.

New active safety features include standard Intelligent Forward Collision, Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, optional lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, rear cross path alert, and High Beam Assist. Intelligent Cruise Control is also offered.




2022 Nissan Kicks stock photo

No changes.


2022 Nissan Leaf

The price is lowered for 2022 and more features are standard. Base S models are $2170 lower, now $28375 with destination. SV models with the standard motor and battery are over $6000 less. On the SL PLUS, the price is $6470 less than 2021.

Voice recognition and Charge Package are now standard on Leaf S. Leather seats are now standard on SL. Heated front seats are standard on SV. ProPILOT Assist, power driver's seat, LED headlights, electronic parking brake, Intelligent Around View Monitor and Intelligent Driver Alertness are all standard on SV PLUS.


2023 Nissan Maxima

Heated rear seats are now standard on Platinum.


2023 Nissan Murano.png

A new Midnight Edition, something akin to the "Gold Package" trend of the 1990's, includes SV equipment plus black grille, trim and 20-inch black painted alloy wheels.

Vehicle speed sensitive intermittent wipers are now also standard on Murano S. Murano SV (and by extension Midnight Edition) have heated front seats as standard equipment for 2022.

The Murano SV no longer offers the Special Edition Package, eliminating the availability of the Intelligent Around View Monitor and Dual Panel Panoramic Moonroof from the SV trim.


The Nissan commercial cargo and passenger vans never succeeded commercially and are now discontinued.


2022 Nissan Pathfinder

2022 Nissan Pathfinder courtesy Nissan News

The Pathfinder occupies a middle-of-the-ground, populous segment: mid-sized, three-row crossover sport utilities. The fine line this segment walks between utility, style and efficiency is a tight one, where consumers want a tough-looking vehicle, that doesn't guzzle gas, has room for all their kids and stuff and doesn't drive like a UPS truck. The old Pathfinder flunked almost every part of this test, but the worst failing was its looks. The 2020 Pathfinder wasn't as appealing as some minivans in the looks department, including even the defunct Nissan Quest. Its dated, jelly-bean look didn't work too well on the first generation Murano but was a complete flop when stretched out for a full (sort of) third row. A rounded short nose was a clear minivan cue, but the rounding in the back just took any storage space out of the picture.

2020 Nissan Pathfinder

2020 Pathfinder

The new front-end on the Pathfinder is its best feature. Even though its almost an inch shorter (on the same wheelbase), the new grille stands upright and has dual-element headlight units with a lot of character. And their upright grille didn't hurt efficiency: the coefficient of drag is lower than on the old model. On the sides the new model gets shoulders. With a track width wider by over an inch and wider optional tires, the wheels fill the wheel-wells much better. Both features improve stability and handling as well, but the impact on the looks is far greater. The rear fixes the dumpy, round back-end of the 2020 model with a clean, straight angle to the back window. Rear visibility should improve as a result, too. New two-tone combinations are tastefully done. The break, about 3/4 up the C-pillar is unique and at the same time reminds one of the original Pathfinder.

The biggest news other than the looks: a 9-speed automatic transmission replaces the much-maligned continuously variable (CVT) unit. A new drive mode selector offers five choices for front-wheel drive models (Standard, Sport, Eco, Snow, and Tow) and seven models with 4-wheel drive. Sand and Mud/Rut are the additional settings. Automatic engine start/stop (with a disable button!) has been added to the otherwise identical 3.5 DOHC V6, still with 284 horsepower. All of these changes don't appreciably change fuel mileage.

On the inside, the capacity grows enough to add a third passenger to the back row, bringing standard capacity up to eight, competitive with the class. Bucket seats are now offered in the second row, which brings seating back down to seven with that option. An 8-inch infotainment system is standard and a 9-inch one is available. Platinum models also get a 12.3-inch digital dashboard and a 10.8-inch heads-up display. Thicker window glass and more sound insulation delivers a quieter cabin.

Maximum towing is still a hefty 6000 pounds, but it is no longer standard, requiring a package in SV and SL. Pathfinder S is stuck with a 3500 pound tow capacity.

On the safety front, driver and front passenger now have knee airbags and the second row seats have outboard seat-mounted side impact airbags. (Roof curtain airbags are still standard for all three rows.) Platinum models get an additional airbag, centrally located between the two front seats, it protects against head injuries due to the front seat occupants hitting their heads together during side impacts. Trailer Sway Control is now available, standard on all models. Automatic high beams and rear automatic braking, new features, are standard on all models.

The fuel tank loses a gallon of capacity, now only 18.5 gallons to fill up.

Small changes: memory seat and mirrors and the 120-volt household electrical outlet are no longer offered on SL, only Platinum. Heated steering wheel not available on SL, only SV and Platinum. Heated second row seats are no longer standard on SL, but are part of the Premium Package.

Power liftgate is now also an option on SV, the motion-activated feature, however, is now only on Platinum models. SL and Platinum now have manual sunshades built into the second row windows.

Blind Spot Warning and Intervention, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Intelligent Key (hands-free keyless unlocking and starting), automatic headlights and LED headlights are now standard. Rear doors can also be unlocked with the Intelligent Key on SL and Platinum. All four windows are now automatic one-touch up and down on all models.

A heads-up display on the windshield, power folding mirrors and rain sensing wipers, new features, are standard on Platinum. Intelligent Lane Intervention is a new feature (lane departure warning systems haven't been offered on Pathfinder previously) and standard on SV, SL and Platinum, where they're paired with the Intelligent Cruise Control. With standard navigation, SL and Platinum models feature intelligence to the cruise speed beyond sensing other vehicles in front; they can alter speed due to curves in the road or an upcoming exit that the planned route calls for.


2023 Nissan Rogue stock photo

All-new last year, the Rogue continues forward with an all-new engine, the second variant of its variable-compression ratio turbo engine, this one a 3-cylinder. The 1.5 turbo 3-cylinder makes 201 horsepower, exactly 20 more than the previous 2.5-liter naturally aspirated four. Torque is 225 pound-feet, 44 pound-feet more.

Fuel mileage is improved significantly.

2021 27 city/35 hwy 26 city/34 hwy 26 city/33 hwy 25 city/32 hwy
2022 30 city/37 hwy 29 city/36 hwy 28 city/35 hwy 28 city/34 hwy

Weight is up by as much as 80 pounds. Towing capacity is now 1500 pounds, up from 1350.

A heads-up display is no longer standard on Platinum. Around View Monitor is deleted from the SV.

Rogue Sport

2023 Nissan Rogue Sport stock photo

No changes.


2023 Nissan Sentra stock photo

A new Midnight Edition with blacked-out trim, black alloy wheels, headlines the minor changes for the 2022 Sentra.

An all-weather package, optional on SV, includes dual-zone climate control, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, and remote engine start. Of course, dual zone climate control and remote start were previously standard on SV. Previously, a heated steering wheel wasn't offered on the SV.

Nissan Connect is no longer standard on SR and no longer available at all on SV.


The choices for Titan buyers are pared down: King Cab models are only offered in S and SV, eliminating PRO-4X. Crew Cab models eliminate the SL, leaving S, SV, PRO-4X and Platinum.


2022 Nissan Versa stock photo

No changes.

2023 Z

2023 Nissan Z


2022 Audi Model Year Changes


2022 Audi A3 European2022 Audi A3 (European model) courtesy Audi Newroom

All new for 2022 after skipping the 2020 model year, the A3 retuns as Audi's entry-level car as a sedan.


2022 Audi A4 stock photo

The less powerful (201 horsepower) 40 TFSI model gains 1 MPG on the city cycle, at 26 city/34 highway, with its standard Quattro all-wheel drive.

The adaptive, adjustable suspension is no longer available.

Lane Departure Warning is now available and standard on all models, not to be confused with Audi Lane Assist which actively keeps the car centered in the lane.

Optional heated steering wheel, power-folding mirrors, and front and rear parking sensors are now available on all models.

A Black Optic package is now available on 40 TFSI models to make them look faster. The 45 TFSI now gets the lowered sport suspension standard; previously it was optional.

A4 Allroad

2022 Audi A4 Allroad from Audi retail website

Heated steering wheel, power-folding mirrors are now available on all models.

Heated rear seats are no longer offered on Premium Plus. They are still standard on Prestige.


2022 Audi A5 Cabriolet stock photo

Headlight washers, standard on Prestige, are now also standard on Premium Plus. Ventilated front seats, previously only available on Cabrioletand Sportback models are now offered on Coupes.


2022 Audi A6

The older 2.0-liter turbo making 248 horsepower was discontinued during the 2021 model year, leaving the hybrid 2.0 liter turbo making 261 horsepower the standard engine.

A larger infotainment system–10.1"—is now standard. Rear seat side impact airbags are now standard. Tire pressure monitoring is upgraded to direct sensors in the wheels.

A6 sedan no longer offers the Night Vision feature, though its still available on S6 Prestige and A6 Allroad Prestige.


2022 Audi A7

Electric range on the A7 55 TFSI e increases to 26 miles. Fuel mileage while running on gasoline lowers to 25 city/31 hwy. The plug-in hybris is also now available in the Prestige trim.

Direct tire pressure sensing and rear seat side torso airbags are now standard.

Adaptive cruise control is now standard on Premium Plus.


2022 Audi A8 from Audi USA

2022 Audi A8 from AudiUSA.com

The A8 is restyled for 2022. Its powertrain choices are reduced, with the V8 and plug-in hybrid discontinued, leaving only the 3.0 turbo V6 hybrid.

22-way front seats are now standard. Night Vision is no longer offered.


2022 Audi e-tron S and e-tron Sportback S

Biggest news are the new "S" models. With 496 horsepower from three electric motors, the e-tron S and e-tron Sportback S need to be over an inch-and-a-half wider to fit the motors, the result: 717 pound feet of torque. The front motor is normally dormant until extra power or traction are called for. The two rear motors operate independently, allowing amazing new levels of traction control and cornering assistance. The S will be offered in Premium Plus and Prestige trims. Tires and brakes carry over from regular e-tron models.

Top View Camera with Virtual 360° View, Audi adaptive cruise control with turn assist and Audi active lane assist with emergency assist are all now optional on Sportback Premium, and still standard on Premium Plus and Prestige. On non-Sportback models, the Prestige trim level is now called "Chronos," a change that comes with about a $4000 price increase, all-leather armrests, standard 21-inch wheels, orange brake calipers and the Black Optics Package.

e-tron GT

2022 Audi e-tron GT

2022 Audi e-tron GT courtesy Audi Newsroom

The e-tron line is no longer just sport utility crossovers. The all-electric e-tron GT is a sedan, avaiable in a high performance "RS" variant, the first such from Audi to be powered by electrons, alone. Carbon ceramic brakes are optional on the RS variant, and a 637-horsepower dual motor powertrain with power going to all four wheels is standard. Lesser (Premium Plus and Prestige) variants make due with a 522-horsepower variant. If some of those specifications sound familar, that's because the e-tron GT shares a platform, motors, batteries and more with the Porsche Taycan, its brother from another German mother.


/2022 Audi Q3

Audi Side Assist (blind spot monitor), rear cross-traffic alert, and Parking System Plus (front and rear parking sensors) are all standard this year. Memory driver's seat and ouside mirrors are now optional. Top View Camera is no longer offered on Premium, but is standard on Premium Plus.


2022 Audi Q5 stock photo

Q5 55 TFSI e plug-in hybrids go from 19 miles of electric only range to 23 for 2022, a result of a larger 17.9 kWh battery.

S-Line interior, aluminum, illuminated door sills are standard. Sport seats are standard on Q5 55 TFSI e.


2022 Audi Q7 stock photo

Second row side seat-mounted airbags are now standard. Tire pressure monitors are upgraded to the direct type with sensors mounted in the wheels.

Adaptive cruise control and Active Lane Assist are now stadard on Premium Plus.


2022 Audi Q8

The standard 20-inch wheels are discontinued, leaving 285/45R21 tires with 21-inch wheels standard. Rear seat-mounted side airbags, direct tire pressure sensors, and automatic dimming side mirrors are also now standard.

Adaptive Cruise Control with Active Lane Assist now standard on Premium Plus.

All wheel steering is no longer offered on Premium Plus, only Prestige.

Prestige now comes standard with the air spring suspension with four-corner height adjustment.


2022 Audi R8 Coupe stock photo

The engine from the base Quattro V10 is now standard in the rear-wheel drive model, now called "Performance." The Quattro model is discontinued, leaving only the Quattro Performance, with the 602-horsepower engine. The carbon ceramic brakes are standard on Quattro and optional on RWD.

The Performance model is now standard, with the larger 20-inch wheels.

RS 3

2022 Audi RS 3

2022 Audi RS 3 European model courtesy Audi Newsroom

The little buzzbomb from Ingolstadt returns, with a 401-horsepower turbocharged 5-cylinder engine, Quattro all-wheel drive and available electric lime green paint. Carbon ceramic front brakes are an option.

RS 5

2022 Audi RS 5 Sportback

A few new packages offer styling tweaks like black Audi logo badges, red trimmed seatbelts, bronze tinted wheels, etc.

Heated rear seats are now offered as standard on the RS 5 Sportback.

RS 6 Avant

2022 Audi RS 6 Avant stock photo

Audi hot-rod wagon returns, now with an optional steel coil spring suspension with un-adjustable shock absorbers that are hydraulically linked in order to stiffen and reduce body roll, pitch, and dive. Other changes include optional titanium (?!) wheels and standard carbon trim inside.

RS 7

2022 Audi RS 7 stock photo

Carbon twil structure inlays are new and standard. No, we don't know what that means, either. 


2022 Audi RS Q8 stock photo

The big daddy of mean Audi SUVs gets standard adaptive cruise control, Active Lane Keep Assist and rear seat-mounted side airbags.


2020 Audi S4

Standard carbon atlas inlays. Heated steering wheel and front and rear parking sensors are now stand-alone options on Premium.


2022 Audi S5 Sportback stock photo

Eighteen-inch wheels are discontinued, leaving 255/35R19 tires on 19-inch wheels standard. Carbon inlays are also standard.

Rated fuel mileage improves for coupe, convertible and Sportback.


2022 Audi S6 stock photo

Direct tire pressure measurement and rear side torso airbags are standard.


2022 Audi S7 stock photo

Ventilated front seats, massaging front seats and front passenger seat memory are now only offered on Prestige.

Side impact torso airbags for the rear seat are standard.


2022 Audi S8

The S8 is restyled, with new bumpers, headlights and tail lights. In addition, a $12,500 price cut helps carry the slack from losing the A8 60 TFSI.

The 21-inch wheels standard on 2021 S8 are now an option; 20-inch wheels are now standard, with 265/40R20 tires. Head-up display is no longer standard.


2022 Audi SQ5 stock photo

Carbon fiber trim is now standard on the interior.


2022 Audi SQ7 stock photo

Adaptive cruise control is now standard and the standard lane departure warning is upgraded to lane keeping assist. Rear seat-mounted side airbags are also standard, now.


2022 Audi SQ8 stock photo

Adaptive cruise control is now standard and the standard lane departure warning is upgraded to lane keeping assist. Rear seat-mounted airbags are now standard.

Heated rear seats are now optional on Premium Plus, as part of the Executive Package. Ventilated front seats are no longer standard on Premium Plus, but are also part of the Executive Package.


2022 Audi TT RS Heritage Edition

2022 is the 394-horsepower TT RS' final year in the United States. Along with the standard model, a Heritage Edition in one of 5 colors will be produced in a limited run of 50 units. At a premium of over $8000, exclusivity, unique wheels, OLED taillights, a raised top speed limiter, upgraded interior trim, aluminum side mirror covers and other exterior trim, and an etched "HERITAGE EDITION 1-2-4-5-3" rear window glass are what you get for your money.


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