The new 4 Series range is designed intentionally to stand out with its own distinct character and to distinguish from the 3 Series Sedan. Following on the heels of the 2021 coupe and convertible the 4 Series Gran Coupe was introduced for 2022.
The Gran Coupe rides on a longer wheelbase with more overall length, has a bit more width for the wider front and rear tracks, and is a touch taller.
Two models are offered. A 255-hp 430i Gran Coupe and 382-hp M440i xDrive Gran Coupe.
For 2021 the X5 has been updated to its 2nd-genertion PHEV with the new xDrive45e. Total system output is now 389-hp. 0 to 60 mph acceleration time is 5.3 seconds.
The X5 xDrive45e delivers higher performance levels of acceleration as well as handling and braking balanced with low fuel consumption. All this is packaged in a vehicle that’s roomy with a refined and classy cabin.
The 2021 Mazda3 2.5 Turbo 5-passenger subcompact is available as a sedan or hatchback. The new 2.5-L turbo is rated at 250-hp and 320 lb.-ft. of torque. It’s mated to a six-speed automatic and all-wheel drive is standard.
It’s quick, fun to drive, easy to maneuver and, it’s practical.
Audi freshened the Q5’s design for 2021 and also added two new variants, namely the Q5 Sportback and SQ5 Sportback.
Along with the sloping roof, to further differentiate the Sportback from the Q5 UV, standard equipment includes: 19-inch 5-double arm design wheels, deletion of roof rails, S line exterior, panoramic sunroof and sport front seats.
GM’s trio of full-size utility vehicles got bigger for 2021.
The Denali Line sub-brand within GMC gets unique design ques. The Yukon Denali trim has an exclusive interior – a completely new instrument panel, unique seats and a choice among four unique color themes. Denali has a unique Galvano chrome grille which is larger and more detailed, with a dimensional pattern featuring more than 10,000 individual reflective surfaces. The Denali comes with LED headlights, fog lights and taillights.
If the Cadillac Escalade is not your thing, the Yukon Denali might just do it for you.
BMW has brought back a soft top on the 4 Series convertible. Riding on an all new platform the soft top also brings weight reduction, greater cargo space and a lower center of gravity for improved handling.
There’s a choice of the 430i convertible powered by a 255-hp twin-scroll turbo 2.0-L 4-cylinder. Or, the M440i convertible powered by a 382-hp twin-scroll turbo 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder with a 48-volt mild hybrid. BMW xDrive is also available in each.
The ES lineup grows for 2021 with the all-new 2021 Lexus ES 250 AWD, the first ES all-wheel drive model, and with the 2021 ES 350 Black Line Special Edition.
ES 250 AWD is powered by a 203-HP 2.5-L 4-cylinder engine that’s mated to an 8-speed automatic.
The new Black Line Special Edition ES 350 will be limited to 1,500 units.
Black Line Special Edition buyers will also get a custom Lexus Black Line Zero Halliburton luggage set that includes an Edge Lightweight 22” Continental Carry-on and a 26” Medium Travel Case, both in black.
The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe was the best-selling plug-in hybrid in the U.S. in May. Named Green SUV of the Year by leading industry publication Green Car Journal the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe is the first PHEV from the Jeep brand.
The Jeep 4xe Charging Network of EV Level 2 charging stations located at Jeep Badge of Honor off-road trailheads around the United States will keep you going.
For 2021 the Ridgeline has more rugged styling with all-new body panels forward of the windshield. There’s also a new rear bumper with exposed exhaust finishers. Honda’s iVTM-4 all-wheel drive (AWD) system is now standard across the model range.
Not everyone who wants a pickup needs full-size pickup. Check out the Ridgeline right here.
Acura’s flagship 2022 MDX three-row luxury utility vehicle rides on an all-new platform, and features a bold new exterior design coupled with a sophisticated and elegant new interior combined with a high-tech and advanced cockpit.
MDX is Acura’s first model to have Amazon Alexa built in.
Acura is bringing back the Type S performance line and the first Acura SUV to ever wear the Type S badge will be the 2022 MDX Type S.
The 2021 Mustang Mach-E has a starting price of $42,895 plus a $1,100 destination charge.
Depending on model and battery choice, rear-drive configurations have either 230 or 305 miles of range. All-wheel drive configurations have either 211 or 270 miles of range.
The Mach-E is available with standard (68kWh) and extended-range (88kWh) battery options in rear-drive or all-wheel drive configurations. RWD models have one rear-mounted permanent magnet electric motor. AWD models have two electric motors, one up front and one in the rear—an eAWD. Select, Premium, First Edition (already sold out), California Route 1 and GT models are offered.
Mazda has upped its game for 2021 and added a new 250-hp turbo engine to the CX-30.
This upscale powertrain brings more peak power while delivering a direct and connected driving experience. Additionally, the new turbo-charged engine delivers better traction capabilities with its all-wheel drive system improving the driver’s handling and confidence.
The fourth generation Hyundai Santa Fe has gotten a mid-cycle refresh with design changes and many new features for the 2021 model.
A new, range-topping Calligraphy trim which has more content and differentiation has been added. Changes have occurred both outside and in. And, there’s three powertrains available, one of which is a hybrid.
The BMW 330e plug-in hybrid (PHEV) is back for 2021 with some improvement. BMW calls it a performance plug-in-hybrid with the choice of either the 330e rear-wheel drive or the 330e xDrive all-wheel drive model.
A brand-new feature in the 330e and 330e xDrive Sedans is XtraBoost. If you follow motorsports, it’s like the push-to-pass extra power mode in IndyCar. Available in SPORT mode, XtraBoost offers an immediate 40 hp power increase for up to 10 seconds.
The Cadillac CT5 is now in its second year and a few changes have been made.
The CT5 is a competitive entry in the premium midsize sedan class. It will give well-regarded European as well as Asian brands a run for the money. Style, performance and passenger accommodations come at a relatively good value.
Get caught up on the 2021 Cadillac CT5 right here.
The new 2021 Sorento’s fresh looks help make it stand out from the competition. The new power train and technology features should attract more buyers. The interior is comfortable, refined and has a premium look.
LX and S trims with 191-hp are 7-passenger with a three-person second-row bench. EX, SX and SX Prestige trims with 281-hp are six-passenger with two center row captain’s chairs.
New on the 2021 Jeep Gladiator is the availability of a 260-hp 3.0-L EcoDiesel V6 with a 442 lb.ft. torque rating.
EPA fuel economy ratings are 24 combined mpg with 22 city mpg and 28 highway mpg. The V6 EcoDiesel in the Jeep might just be the way to go for low fuel consumption combined with good overall performance.
The new 4-door 2021 MINI Cooper Countryman has been updated with new exterior and interior design elements along with enhancements in technology and equipment offerings.
The 2021 MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4 PHEV is the plug-in hybrid variant. It is powered by a 134hp turbocharged 1.5-L 3-cylinder mated to a 6-speed automatic. This is paired with an 87hp electric motor for a total output of 221hp.
For 2021 this British legend Land Rover Defender 110 is joined by the short wheelbase Defender 90. The three-door 90 seats five or six with an available front center seat. The five-door 110 has the option of five, six or 5+2 seating.
Two engines are available. The turbocharged four-cylinder P300 engine and the six-cylinder P400 Mild-Hybrid (MHEV) powertrain.
Also new for 2021 Model Year is the Defender X-Dynamic trim.