A total of 8 vehicles from the Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Jeep® and Ram Trucks portfolios have been selected by the editors of Car and Driver magazine as their annual “Editors’ Choice” for 2022. “Car and Driver tests more cars – more depth – than anyone on the planet,” says Eddie Alterman, Hearst Autos brand manager. “Our Editors’ Choice line represents a wide range of great cars that we editors would love to park in our garages if we didn’t. ‘had that room!’
The Stellantis models chosen were as follows…
Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio 2022 (sports sedan) –
As the “halo” model in Alfa Romeo’s sedan range, the Giulia Quadrifoglio showcases Alfa Romeo’s exclusive motorsport expertise with a 2.9-litre V6 twin-turbo engine developing 505 horsepower, delivering 0-100 km/h time of 3.8 seconds, as well as a Nürburgring lap time of 7:32.
2022 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio (Compact Luxury SUV) –
The 505 horsepower Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio All-Wheel Drive (AWD) sets the benchmark for performance SUVs with a 0-60 mph time of just 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 110 mph. Born from the greatest road in the world, the Stelvio Pass, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio offers performance, design and technology in an SUV that can only come from Italy.
2022 Chrysler Pacifica (minivan) –
As the first minivan to offer both gasoline and hybrid powertrains, the Pacifica Hybrid offers over 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode, an all-electric range of over 30 miles and full range over 500 miles. The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica lineup includes the top-of-the-line Pinnacle passenger-carrier model, which features the most luxurious interior in its class. Pacifica offers an athletic exterior appearance, available AWD capability combined with Pacifica class-exclusive Stow ‘n Go seats, more standard safety features than any vehicle in the industry, a FamCAM interior camera that provides a view bird’s eye view of the rear-facing child. seat occupants, next-generation Uconnect 5 connectivity and loads of comfort, capacity and interior storage.
2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Grand Cherokee L (midsize SUV) –
As the most awarded SUV of all time, the Jeep Grand Cherokee lineup spans five generations and now includes an all-new two-row model, an electrified plug-in hybrid model and the three-row Grand Cherokee L.
The first-ever Grand Cherokee 4xe is expected to offer an all-electric range of 25 miles, 56 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) and a combined range of more than 440 miles. The 4xe propulsion system combines two electric motors, a 400-volt battery, a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and an 8-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission for maximum efficiency and capability.
The Grand Cherokee L debuted in 2021 to meet the growing needs of Jeep customers who requested more space and functionality. Designed to maximize overall passenger comfort, the Grand Cherokee L offers uncompromising third-row capacity and increased cargo volume with seating for up to seven passengers. The vehicle’s widened wheelbase creates generous interior space and provides passengers with class-leading legroom in the second row.
With premium styling and craftsmanship inside and out, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has more than 110 advanced safety features, including Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Surround View 360 degree, drowsy driver detection and night vision cameras. Segment-leading technologies include a 10.25-inch front passenger screen, rear seat monitoring camera system, rear entertainment screens with built-in Amazon Fire TV and a premium 19-speaker McIntosh audio system and 950 watts available. The Jeep Grand Cherokee also comes equipped with the award-winning Uconnect 5 infotainment system, with Apple CarPlay and wireless Android Auto as standard.
2022 Ram 1500 and Ram 1500 TRX (Full-Size Pickup) –
The 2022 Ram 1500 sets the uncompromising benchmark for durability, technology, efficiency, performance and convenience with features never before offered in a pickup. The Ram 1500 offers up to 12,750 pounds of towing capacity and 2,300 pounds of payload. The 48-volt eTorque mild-hybrid system offers improved fuel efficiency in both V6 (standard) and HEMI V8 configurations. The Ram 1500 is America’s most powerful half-ton diesel pickup at 480 lb-ft. of torque, and is rated at an unmatched highway 33 miles per gallon (mpg), delivering up to 1,000 miles of range on a single tank of fuel.
The 2022 Ram 1500 TRX has been rigorously tested to handle the toughest conditions with extreme capability and durability, poised to be the fastest, fastest, and fastest mass-produced half-ton pickup ever. the most powerful in the world.
As a segment disruptor, the Uconnect 5 system with a massive 12-inch touchscreen leads the segment in technology, with split-screen capability, 360-degree camera views and content from SiriusXM with 360L and custom stations powered by Pandora. The 2022 Ram 1500 lineup includes the Know & Go mobile app providing an immersive experience for customers who want to learn more about their vehicles. Active safety and security systems include adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring and ready-alert braking. Class-leading ride and handling are achieved through a segment-exclusive coil-spring rear suspension system with optional active-level four-corner air suspension.
2022 Ram 2500/3500 Heavy Duty (Heavy Duty Pickup) –
The Ram Heavy Duty sets the uncompromising benchmark for durability, extreme performance, comfort, luxury materials, innovation and technology that far exceeds all competitive offerings. The most powerful and capable pickup in the segment offers a towing capacity of up to 37,090 pounds and a payload capacity of 7,680 pounds. Ram was the first to hit 1,000 lb-ft. of torque with the Cummins I6 Turbo Diesel, now rated at a best-in-class 1,075 lb-ft. of torque. Unmatched ride and handling are achieved through a class-exclusive coil-link rear suspension system (2500) with optional rear air suspension (2500 and 3500). Ram Heavy Duty relentlessly delivers maximum effort with the segment’s most advanced performance, refinement and operator comfort features.
The 2022 Car and Driver Editors’ Choice list covers 116 vehicles across 37 market segments, selected from more than 400 models that the publication’s editors have tested.