Our Favorite Stories and Reviews from 2022 – And What That Means for the Year Ahead

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2022 was a year that had a lot of news, a lot of new cars, and our writers stepped up to share it all.

We are so lucky to work with a deep bench of talented writers. This last year challenged us to cover the news, new technology, new cars, a changing car market and also share some personal experiences. Some stories struck home more than others, showing us where the future is leading us, what we love and giving us even more confidence in ourselves and the automotive world. Here are some of the stories that are inspiring our future vision and that we loved this year; we hope you do, too.

Looking Forward to All The Abilities Cars Give Us

Covering EV’s in all their forms kept us busy all year, and Liv Leigh captured news, wrote reviews, and outlined some how-to’s for us. We also loved Liv’s story about Frunk-or-Treating (an EV owner’s guide to Halloween)!

Charging an Electric Car is as Easy as 1, 2, 3

So What’s The Deal With The Clean Vehicle Credit?

The 2023 Audi Q4 e-tron: Your Everyday All-Electric Driver with a Dose of Luxury

Frunk or Treat is an Electric Spin on Trunk or Treat. And it’s Frightfully Fun!

The 2023 Toyota Prius Prime. Photol Jill Robbins

The 2023 Toyota Prius Prime. PhotoL Jill Robbins

Family Forward… And a More Sustainable Future


Jill Robbins kept us looped in to family life in cars, getting into IndyCar racing, and some pragmatic advice about switching to an EV. I also loved her Marvel fandom in full view when she speculates which cars the characters from Eternals would drive.

Watching Your First IndyCar Race? A Newbie Fan And An Expert Tell You Six Things You Need To Know

The Plug-in Hybrid Electric Car Debate In My House

Getting Custody of Your Car in a Divorce or Breakup? Here are 6 Things You Need to Do

The Soccer Mom Guide to Prepping the Car for Spring Sports

What Cars Would Marvel’s Eternals Drive? A Massive Fan Makes Predictions

Tighter Turns And Cornering In The 2023 Prius.

Tighter turns and cornering in the 2023 Prius. Photo: Kymri Wilt (GoPro)

It’s Never too Late to Learn a New Skills Or Dream of a Happy Place

Kymri Wilt learned some new skills in 2022 and brought us along for the ride. She also helped us understand what is so special about the new Prius in a first-drive review that showcased her long relationship with the Prius.

Thanks to Volkswagen, I Learned to Drive a Manual Transmission

We’re absolutely Buzzing about the World Premiere of the Volkswagen ID. Buzz!

I’m A Multigenerational Prius Owner, And The 2023 Toyota Prius Dazzles Me

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS 450+ Electric Car: My Happy Place Just Got Happier

Why I Love My Forester

Me & my girl checking out the views in Shenandoah National Park Photo: Terri Marshall

Road Trips to Dream of, Solo or With the Grand Kids

Terri Marshall always brings some levity with her stories, including one about a fun Volkswagen video series. Her stories about how to live life in the car help us get through road trips, prep for winter, and more. Her story about Hannah Dunbar was a great read about breaking in to a coveted design role with a manufacturer.

Volkswagen Captures Our Hearts With The Unwritten Rules of the Road Videos

Experience Thrills and Chills on these Halloween Drive-Thru Attractions

What Drives Her: Meet Hannah Dunbar, The Color and Trim Designer Behind the 2023 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate

5 Reasons I Love My Subaru Forester

Me Channeling My Inner Dora Milaje In The Lc 500 Convertible. Photo: Holli Fourniquet

Me channeling my inner Dora Milaje in the LC 500 Convertible. Photo: Holli Fourniquet

Celebrity Turns in Our Favorite Movies Keep Us Asking for More

Who could get enough of Black Panther? Not us! Kendra Pierson channeled our enthusiasm for Wakanda in her post about Lexus’s cameo in the film.

Wakanda Inspires Lexus And Their First-Ever All-Electric RZ450e

And Holli Fourniquet channeled Wakanda in her first review for us.

The 2022 Lexus LC 500 Convertible Is A Fierce Ride Fit For The Dora Milaje. And You.

Genesis G90

The Genesis G90 is the perfect accessory to any outfit.

Style Never Takes a Back Seat and Leaves Us Wanting More

Lillie Morales kept us dialed in to looking good on the go while covering manufacturers who are interested in doing the same. We also really enjoyed her advice on road trips to take according to your astrological sign!

Genesis Partners with Vogue and Monse to Make its Mark in Fashion and Design

What Drives Her: Genesis Executive Director of Marketing Wendy Orthman on Creativity, Culture, and Cars

A Fashion Emergency Kit In Your Car Will Keep Wardrobe (and Hair, and Other) Malfunctions At Bay

Picture Of Instagram Accounts.

Picture of Instagram accounts.

Luxury for Everyone Is Not Too Much To Ask

Connie Peters hit the road a ton this year test driving dozens of new cars. She shared some great videos and gorgeous photos from her test drives and events. Just a few of the highlights:

Setting the Stage for Ultimate Luxury, Genesis Unveils its X Convertible Concept at Malibu Mansion

Heels & Wheels 2022 Brings Women and Dream Cars Together

The World’s Best-Selling Plug-In Hybrid SUV Gets Even Better: The 2023 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Kristin And Jill And The Santa Cruz. Photo: Jill Ciminillo

Kristin and Jill and the Santa Cruz. Photo: Jill Ciminillo

You Never Stop Learning The Mountains You Can Conquer

Kristin Shaw and Jill Ciminillo are amazing auto journalists on their own, but they became a  a dynamic duo as they challenged the desert in the Rebelle Rally. We loved being on the sidelines of their experiences, seeing them grow and learning as they conquered new challenges. And it wasn’t just car stuff that they shared, because growth is personal.

I’m Not Just Navigating the Desert During the Rebelle Rally, I’m Also Navigating Some Mom-Guilt

Tackling the Rebelle Rally, the Female-Only Off-Road Rally, As A Newbie

The Sunroof And Hatch Give The Cabin An Airy Feeling

The sunroof and hatch give the cabin of the BMW i4 an airy feeling. Photo: Scotty Reiss

More Roads to Conquer, Please!

Scotty Reiss revels in the constant opportunities to drive new cars, test out new tech and help you find the perfect new car. She shared her experiences and also, some insights into what you need to know about modern cars.

A Scary Crash, but Lives Saved, Thanks to Apple iPhone Tech and a Well-Built Steel Frame

Buy This Not That: When You Need a New Car and Want it All, But Your Dream Car is Out of Reach

The 2023 BMW X1 Luxury SUV Got a Complete Makeover — and Just Might Be the Brand’s Best SUV

Families Will Always Be at the Center of Everything

Erica Mueller and Allison Bell delivered some great family reviews, and hope to see more of them in 2023.

Why the 2022 Toyota Sienna Minivan is My Eleven Year Old’s Dream Car

I Spent a Week In the 2022 Ford Lightning Electric Pickup Truck, and This is Why It Just Might be My New Favorite Truck

2023 Chevy Suburban High Country

The 2023 Chevrolet Suburban is a dream car for moms on the go. Photo: Allison Bell

2023 Chevrolet Suburban High Country Made Me Love It So Much I Miss It

Me At The Track! Photo: Toyota

Me at the track! Photo: Toyota

Racing is Really Fun, and It’s Getting More Fun

Our favorite race car driver, Annika Carter, headed out in test cars and on test tracks to remind us why driving is so fun. And, how to make our cars distinctive.

The 2023 Toyota GR Corolla Is So Good, I Want One

Wrapping Your Car Makes For A Custom Look, And You Can Do It Yourself!

Having Fun In The Crown. Photo: Robert Guio

Having fun in the Crown. Photo: Robert Guio

Always Have a Great Co-Pilot Along For the Ride

Sara Lacey, our managing editor, is charged with guiding the ship and ensuring we share the stories you need to see. She answered some pressing questions, and shared a personal experience this year. We hope she’ll continue that in the coming year!

Does Anyone Have A Full-Size Electric SUV In The Works?

Should I Own My Dad’s Cherished Car, a Porsche 911? The Vintage Car Conundrum

The 2023 Toyota Crown Wants To Rule Them All

The 2022 Range Rover: Unboxing a Classic (And Spoiler Alert- It’s Also a 3 Row SUV!)

2023 promises to hold even more fun, more knowledge, more cool tech and more cool stories, and we are thrilled to have you along for the ride.

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