Editors’ Choice April 2022 | Toyobaru twins and Kia EV6

This month we have seen the recognition of the Toyota twin children – Toyota GR86 and Subaru BRZ – and the brand new Kia EV6. We’ve also rated several other EVs and run-of-the-mill SUVs, but these are the new models that stand out in their respective categories. Even before all the improvements to GR86 and BRZ, they were shoe-ins for editors’ choice. However, their respective scores have both gone uphill for the new generation and they are continuing their winning streak. Meanwhile, the Kia EV6 is one of our favorite new cars for sale – read more

Here’s a quick refresher of what’s going on here if you missed selected posts from our previous editors. We rate all new cars with a score of 1-10. The cars that are to be imitated in their respective categories get editors’ selection status That’s what we recommend to our friends, family and those who are curious and ask questions The list you will find below consists of each car we rated in March that received an editor’s selection.

2022 Toyota GR86

Quick acceptance: Compromise is low in the case of GR86. It handles extremely well, has a reasonably powerful boxer engine and is very low cost. It is a sports car worth every penny.

Score: 8.5

What does it compete with: Subaru BRZ, Mazda MX-5 Miata, Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, Toyota GR Supra 2.0, Nissan Z

Advantages: Great handling, punchy engine, a great value

Difficulty: Basic interior beautiful, loud on the highway, hard ride

From the editors

Road Test Editor Jack Palmer – “When it comes to having the most fun with your dollars, no new car can do it better than the GR86 (or BRZ). It’s convenient for anyone new to sports cars, but offers all the controls and balance. That’s what even experienced enthusiasts want. Because of the engine (mid-range torque dip) I stuck my nose in my pre-Jane 86 and BRZ, but since it’s completely stable for this new car, I can sincerely recommend it to anyone. “

Feature Editor James Riswick – “I’ve driven a GR86 with a six-speed automatic transmission. The pair adds a sport mode that sharpens the throttle response consistently, and increases the frequency of downshifting. I still prefer to use the shift paddle না not to mention the manual transmission. Anyway, the GR86 is more fun to drive than the more practical hot hatch, and more practical than the Miatar. A happy medium. . “

Associate Editor Byron Hard – “The 86 was already a solid standard and the GR overhaul makes it even more so, especially with the drying of those cheap staples in this market, the GR86 is even more attractive than its predecessor. I really can’t come. You’re in the market for a cheap enthusiastic car, but with no reason to buy it. “

In-depth analysis: 2022 Toyota GR86 First Drive Review | An exciting break

2022 Subaru BRZ

Quick acceptance: The BRZ is finally a complete sports car with an attractive engine, perfect chassis and an ultra-affordable price to boot. We can’t recommend it enough.

Score: 8.5

What does it compete with: Toyota GR86, Mazda MX-5 Miata, Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Camaro, Toyota GR Supra 2.0, Nissan Z

Advantages: Great handling, punchy engine, a great price, better ride than GR86

Difficulty: Basic interior, loud in the cabin, limited utility

From the editors:

Road Test Editor Jack Palmer – “Personally, I like the GR86 more than the BRZ, but I would never blame anyone for choosing the Subaru. As much as I appreciate the GR86 above, the same applies to the BRZ. It’s really the perfect sports car for a lot of people. “

Feature Editor James Riswick – “Among the Toabaru twins, I choose BRZ and recommend. No need to make a second guess. Its ride is more consistent with the GR86, which is a convenience for your spine around town and a hilly road to maintain the rear edge. Settled where the sidewalk is not primitive ৷ otherwise, it’s a pleasure to drive this car, and the new engine makes a difference: now there’s actually a mid-range, and it actually sounds pretty good, especially if you go to the redline. “

In-depth analysis: 2022 Subaru BRZ First Drive Review | Save the sports car!

2022 Kia EV6

Quick acceptance: The Kia EV6 does a lot from a mechanical and technical standpoint. It is highly competitive in full package and EV space. In the meantime, its eye-catching design alone may be enough to sell you.

Score: 9.0

What does it compete with: Hyundai Ioniq 5, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Volkswagen ID.4, Tesla Model Y, Polestar 2, Volvo C40 Recharge, Volvo XC40 Recharge

Advantages: Stellar design, beautiful (and futuristic) interior, good range, fast acceleration

Difficulty: Expensive, limited francs

From the editors:

Feature Editor James Riswick – “Running a home. Among the reasonably affordable EVs (so not a Tecan or Mercedes EQS), this is my nomination for the best. Attractive design that turns heads, a great and functional interior, easy-to-use technology. Well, above average quality equipment, ample space, a tidy ride-handling balance… and I didn’t even mention the impressive range and charging credentials.

News Editor Joel Stokesdale – “Despite his siblings using the same mechanical and electrical components, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Genesis GV60, the Kia EV6 stand out as a unique offer. Its futuristic center-console, striped dash (at least in GT-line models) and low ceilings give it the feel of a sports or GT car, and more importantly, its unique suspension tuning helps it feel more on the road, significantly less than Hyundai. It has good body control over body rolls and bumps, making it a more fun and confident-driven car for sporty driving. It’s a little tough, but we like a trade-off. Such as the Panchi electric motor, impressive range, charging load from the car, support for 350-kW fast charging, foot room load and a spacious cargo area.It is a very impressive. Evi al I am around. “

Associate Editor Byron Hard – “I enjoyed the EV6 more than I enjoyed the Hyundai Ioniq 5. I like Kia’s internal styling and control interface, although I think Hyundai’s sci-fi exterior styling is a little more appealing.”

In-depth information: 2022 Kia EV6 Review | Equal parts are cool and practical

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