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We ranked the best full-size sedans of 2022 based off of their interiors, powertrains, technology, and available options. Which one is number one? 

Ranking the Best Full-Size Cars of 2022

The sedan was once the car of choice, but the body style is slowly being phased out from lineups as compact crossovers fill the space. However, the full-size cars still on the market are still some of the best options in the car world when it comes to high horsepower and seating for five. These longer cars also provide modern technology, luxury features, and some of the largest trunk spaces among the body style. We took a look at all the available full-size cars from 2022 and ranked them according to how well they scored with our writers. Here’s what we found!

6. 2022 Chrysler 300

2022 Chrysler 300 - chrysler.com
2022 Chrysler 300 - chrysler.com

The Breakdown

Dapper exterior stying

Excellent V8 engine option

Standard Android and Apple connectivity

Outdated features

No standard driver assistance equipment

Old-school technology

Chrysler needs an all-new 300

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CARSFORSALE.COM SCORE
7/10

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MSRP
$35,140 - $43,750

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BEST FUEL ECONOMY
18 City / 27 Hwy (MPG)

The 2022 Chrysler 300 may be the last we see of the historical nameplate, but it unfortunately is gradually going out on a low note. While a 5.7L HEMI V8 is available on the S trim, most will make do with the standard 3.6L V6 sending power to the rear wheels or all four optionally. Neither engine is wowing anybody at the pump, but the comfortable ride the 300’s suspension provides does help its case. Inside is spacious and comfortable seating, but its design feels pretty dated and cheap for being marketed as a luxury sedan. Tech is alright with the decent 8.4-inch Uconnect system. It doesn’t help that the base trim basically has little to no advanced safety features and there is not much in the way of added value with Chrysler’s warranty.

5. 2022 Nissan Maxima

2022 Nissan Maxima - usa.nissannews.com
2022 Nissan Maxima - usa.nissannews.com

The Breakdown

Sharp styling helps Maxima stand out

SR features true performance upgrades

Great looking leather with accent stitching

Six standard driver aids

Not much year-over-year improvement

Curious to see what the future brings

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CARSFORSALE.COM SCORE
7.1/10

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MSRP
$38,215 - $43,525

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BEST FUEL ECONOMY
20 City / 30 Hwy (MPG)

The Maxima nameplate has been kicking around for over 40 years now and it’s still worth a look for 2022. Not much is different over last year though, as the 2022 Nissan Maxima carries the same 3.5L V6 engine making 300 horsepower and 261 lb-ft of torque paired to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Front-wheel drive (FWD) is the only drivetrain configuration available, but jumping for the SR opens up a sporty suspension. The interior of the Maxima offers a good amount of passenger room and leather upholstery is standard fare, but it also provides one of the smallest trunk spaces in this group at 14.3 cu-ft. Tech is lagging behind the competition with an eight-inch infotainment system being the only option available, but the standard list of advanced driver aids adds to its value here.

4. 2022 Dodge Charger

2022 Dodge Charger - dodge.com
2022 Dodge Charger - dodge.com

The Breakdown

Great engine choices

Impressive handling dynamics

Spacious interior

Aging technology

No hybrid option

Average interior quality

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CARSFORSALE.COM SCORE
7.6/10

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MSRP
$32,500 - $85,695

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BEST FUEL ECONOMY
16 City / 25 Hwy (MPG)

The 2022 Dodge Charger is the full-size sedan to buy if you’re looking for an intimidating car with a high-horsepower engine under the hood. Shoppers have the choice of a 3.6L V6, 5.7L HEMI V8, 392 HEMI V8, 6.2L supercharged HEMI Hellcat V8, or the high-output 6.2L supercharged HEMI Hellcat V8 in the SRT Hellcat Redeye model. Every one of these models features an eight-speed automatic that sends power to the rear wheels or all four on select trim levels. Fuel economy isn’t a strong point with these choices, but that isn’t why you jump for the Charger. Inside the modern muscle car is a similar setup to the Chrysler 300 and that includes the 8.4-inch infotainment system. Standard driver assistance isn’t found with the Charger, even the top trims need an option package for those features.

3. 2022 Kia Stinger

2022 Kia Stinger - kia.com
2022 Kia Stinger - kia.com

The Breakdown

Entry level gets a 300 horsepower upgrade

All Stingers have 10″ infotainment display

Red Nappa Leather adds some interior spice

Lots of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems

Twin-turbo V6 begs for a manual transmission

A value-minded alternative to German competitors

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CARSFORSALE.COM SCORE
8.5/10

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MSRP
$37,135 - $52,335

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BEST FUEL ECONOMY
22 City / 32 Hwy (MPG)

Kia’s Stinger is a relative newcomer to this segment, but it is probably one of the better values here. Shoppers gain access to a 300-horsepower 2.5L turbocharged I4 engine on the GT-Line or a 368-horsepower 3.3L twin turbocharged V6 on higher trims. Both engines come paired to an eight-speed automatic with RWD standard and AWD optional. On the inside is where the 2022 Kia Stinger really makes an impression. Interior surfaces are covered in leather, the design is good, utilizing a hatch design opens it up to 23 cu-ft of cargo space, and a 10.25-inch infotainment touchscreen is standard. Kia further adds to the Stinger’s value by offering a great list of standard advanced safety features and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

2. 2022 Tesla Model S

2022 Tesla Model S - tesla.com
2022 Tesla Model S - tesla.com

The Breakdown

Still the standard-bearer after 10 years

17″ front infotainment and 8″ in back

Sub-2 second runs to 60mph in Plaid

Full Self-Driving capability

Minimalistic interior approaches bland

Still a highly desirable EV

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CARSFORSALE.COM SCORE
8.6/10

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MSRP
$89,990 - $129,990

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BEST FUEL ECONOMY
124 City / 115 Hwy (MPGe)

The 2022 Tesla Model S is somewhat of an outlier from this group, most notably due to its form of propulsion. Tesla’s vehicles are all electric, with the Tesla Model S being one of their best. Shoppers have the choice of the Long Range model featuring 670 horsepower from a dual electric motor setup that can achieve 405 miles on a single charge or the performance edition S Plaid with over 1,000 horsepower from a triple electric motor setup that can launch the vehicle to 60 mph in under two seconds. AWD is standard in either configuration. Tesla also brings the latest technology to the forefront with their super intuitive 17-inch infotainment system, an eight-inch rear infotainment screen, Autopilot self-driving capability, a full surround camera system, and tons more. The interior is a modern take, but not everyone will be a fan. The rear cargo room is one of the largest at 28 cu-ft. However, noted quality-control issues and a starting price of nearly $90,000 may be a little off putting to the average consumer.

1. 2022 Toyota Avalon

2022 Toyota Avalon
2022 Toyota Avalon

The Breakdown

Near-luxury levels of comfort

Great driver assistance tech

Spacious interior and trunk

Below average driving dynamics

Limited options

No all-wheel-drive

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CARSFORSALE.COM SCORE
8.8/10

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MSRP
$37,300 - $44,575

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BEST FUEL ECONOMY
22 City / 31 Hwy (MPG)

Toyota is planning to discontinue the Avalon after 2022, which is sad to hear given how great of a car it really is. The 2022 Toyota Avalon won’t beat its competition in a race, but it’s one of the better fuel sippers here. Shoppers have the choice between a 2.5L I4 hybrid engine paired to an electronically controlled CVT or a more powerful 3.5L V6 unit paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Passengers of the Avalon will enjoy a comfortable ride and a spacious, well-appointed interior given its price. The available technology is also a great selling point, as the Avalon offers a nice nine-inch infotainment touchscreen unit and a wonderful list of standard advanced safety features. Toyota adds to the Avalon’s already splendid value by providing customers with 2 years or 25,000 miles of complimentary maintenance. Look at getting this full-size sedan before it’s gone.

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Jesse McGraw

Jesse McGraw brings his life-long car obsession into his writing. A fun childhood that involved growing up around race tracks, working on a rusty ‘99 Dodge Dakota held together by zip ties, and collecting Hot Wheels developed into a strong appreciation for automotive history. If there is an old, obscure, or rare car, he wants to know about it. With a bachelor's degree in Web Development & Design from Dakota State University, Jesse can talk shop about car or computer specs, focusing on classic cars, imports, and car culture.

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