New Cars on the Horizon

If you’re looking for a new car, these models might be worth the wait

A 2024 Acura Integra Type S (center) flanked by an Acura TLX Type S (left) and an Acura MDX Type S (right).

By Jeff S. Bartlett

There are a lot of interesting new cars just around the corner, from long-range electric vehicles to practical family SUVs and everything in between. But are they worth waiting for? Our experts will help you decide with this early peek at some new or revamped models coming out in 2023 and 2024. Consider keeping them on your “possible” list until we get them to our test track for a deeper evaluation.

Click on the model names here to learn more about each of these new cars on the horizon.

Acura Integra Type SAlfa Romeo TonaleBuick EnvistaChevrolet Blazer EVChevrolet ColoradoChevrolet Corvette E-RayChevrolet Equinox EVChevrolet Silverado EVDodge HornetFisker OceanFord MustangFord RangerGMC CanyonHyundai Ioniq 6Hyundai KonaJeep WranglerLexus RZLincoln NautilusMercedes-Benz E-ClassMercedes-Benz GLCNissan AriyaSubaru CrosstrekToyota Corolla Cross HybridToyota Grand HighlanderToyota TacomaVolkswagen ID.7Volvo EX90

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Acura Integra Type S

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The Type S pushes the Integra to new levels of performance, with a more potent 320-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, six-speed manual transmission, four-piston Brembo brakes, specially tuned adaptive suspension, 19-inch wheels, and grippy summer tires. To accommodate the wider rubber, the fenders are flared out, giving the car a more aggressive stance. The interior boasts seemingly all the features available on the Integra, embellished with sporty trim accents and perforated suede-trimmed leather seats. 

Price: $45,000 (estimated)
On sale: June 2023

Read the Acura Integra road test.

Alfa Romeo Tonale

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The Tonale rounds out the trio of cars in Alfa Romeo’s small, stylish lineup, bringing small-SUV utility and a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) powertrain into the fold. Both the PHEV and the more conventional turbocharged, 2.0-liter gasoline versions of the Tonale will be all-wheel drive, showcasing an interior and exterior aesthetic that will be familiar to Alfa aficionados. The Tonale gets Uconnect 5, the most up-to-date version of the Stellantis infotainment system. It comes with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, wireless phone charging, and Amazon’s voice-activated Alexa virtual assistant. Alfa uses the Tonale to showcase a novel way to record the vehicle’s service history via near-field technology, along with a full suite of the latest active safety features, including automatic emergency braking (AEB), blind spot warning (BSW), and rear cross traffic warning (RCTW).

Price: $42,995-$47,495
On sale: Spring 2023

Learn more about the Alfa Romeo Tonale.

Buick Envista

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The Buick Envista is an all-new replacement for the Encore, Buick’s previous subcompact SUV. This front-wheel-drive SUV coupe slots below the Buick Encore GX, and pricing starts in the mid-$20,000 range. With styling cribbed from the Wildcat concept car unveiled in 2022, the Envista features a fresh aesthetic that evokes a more premium feel than its predecessor and is more likely to boost its appeal from its frumpy predecessor. But its looks may come at a cost. The Envista’s coupelike roof profile is likely to eat into cargo space and compromise visibility. But a large rear hatch typically makes it easy to load and unload large and bulky objects. The Envista is powered by a turbocharged 1.2-liter turbo three-cylinder gasoline engine, which turns the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission.

Price: $23,495-$29,695
On sale: Summer 2023

Learn more about the Buick Envista.

Chevrolet Blazer EV

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The Blazer EV is based on GM’s Ultium platform that underpins the latest automaker’s electric models. This midsized SUV will meet the competition, notably the Ford Mustang Mach-E, Volkswagen ID.4, and Hyundai-Kia pair, in terms of price, functionality, and range. It will be offered in several trims, initially starting with the 2LT trim for $47,595 with a 293-mile estimated range. There’s also a sporty RS trim with an estimated 320-mile range. Both will be on sale in the summer of 2023. An SS that touts 557 hp and an estimated 290-mile range will be available later in the year. A lower-price 1LT will join in 2024. The cockpit is fitted with two large screens: an 11-inch instrument panel display and a 17.7-inch infotainment screen. Features and services can be personalized and upgraded using GM’s Ultifi software. The Blazer EV comes with forward collision warning (FCW), AEB with pedestrian detection, lane keeping assistance (LKA), lane departure warning (LDW), and adaptive cruise control (ACC). Super Cruise and other active safety and driver assistance features will be optional.

Price: $45,295-$66,255
On sale: Summer 2023

Learn more about the Chevrolet Blazer EV.

Chevrolet Colorado

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Looking much like the large Silverado, the redesigned midsized Colorado pickup truck comes only in a crew-cab, short-bed configuration with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 237 or 310 hp, and an eight-speed automatic transmission. There’s a choice of two- or four-wheel drive. The truck is clearly focused on off-roading, with three trims offered strictly in 4WD, each with a rising level of capability. Every truck features an 11-inch infotainment screen, with related apps for off-roading and trailering. All Colorados are equipped with Chevy Safety Assist, which includes FCW, AEB with pedestrian detection, LKA, LDW, and automatic high beams.

Price: $30,695-$58,420
On sale: Spring 2023

Learn more about the Chevrolet Colorado.

Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray

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The Corvette is getting a hybrid version, part of a continuing trend of legacy automakers electrifying their existing fleets. Commemorating the Corvette’s 70th anniversary is the E-Ray, a hybrid version that builds upon the V8 powertrain in the Stingray by adding a front motor (and consequently all-wheel drive) with a total output of 655 hp. Chevrolet claims that the E-Ray can race from 0 to 60 mph in a scant 2.5 seconds when using launch control, putting it 0.1 second quicker than the mighty 670-hp Corvette Z06. That makes it the quickest production Corvette in history. For comparison, the automaker cites a 2.9-second time for the regular Corvette Stingray. A fully electric version will follow. 

Price: $104,295-$115,840
On sale: Late 2023

Learn more about the Chevrolet Corvette E-Ray.

Chevrolet Equinox EV

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Chevrolet adds to its electric offerings with the Equinox EV, a small SUV built on GM’s Ultium platform. Chevy aims for a starting price near $30,000, which will make the Equinox one of the lowest-priced EVs on the market. It will be offered in two configurations: front-drive with 210 hp and 250 to 300 miles of range, and all-wheel drive with 290 hp and 280 miles of range. Several versions offer different charge rates and features, such as heated rear seats, a 17.7-inch infotainment screen, and hands-free Super Cruise active driving assistance technology.

Price: $30,000-$48,000
On sale: Fall 2023

Learn more about the Chevrolet Equinox EV.

Chevrolet Silverado EV

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This new Silverado joins the full-sized EV pickup market with a twist: It has a foldable midgate that expands the 6-foot-long bed into the cabin to hold items up to 9 feet long. Based on GM’s Ultium EV platform, shared with the GMC Hummer EV, the Silverado EV line launches with a basic 510-hp work truck and a premium RST First Edition version with four-wheel steering, adaptive suspension, and Super Cruise. Depending on options, the truck offers up to 664 hp, 10,000 pounds of towing and an estimated 400-mile driving range.

Price: $39,900-$105,000 
On sale: Spring 2023

Learn more about the Chevrolet Silverado EV.

Dodge Hornet

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Dodge is positioning the Hornet as a performance-oriented sporty compact SUV. It shares much of its body, powertrain, and interior with the upscale (and more expensive) Alfa Romeo Tonale, another coming SUV from Stellantis, which owns both Alfa Romeo and Dodge. The base GT packs a 268-hp, 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine with a nine-speed automatic. The R/T plug-in hybrid nets 288 hp combined, with a 1.3-liter turbo four-cylinder. It has a 30-mile electric-only range before transitioning to regular hybrid operation. Both versions have standard AWD.

Price: $29,995-$44,995 
On sale: Hornet GT and Hornet R/T, Spring 2023

Learn more about the Dodge Hornet.

Fisker Ocean

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The Fisker Ocean pure-electric SUV features a solar roof and a 17-inch center touchscreen that can be rotated 90 degrees for either a horizontal or vertical display layout. The interior, which features recycled materials throughout, seats five passengers. Driving range figures from the Environmental Protection Agency aren’t yet available, but Fisker estimates that the front-wheel-drive single-motor version has a 250-mile range and that the all-wheel-drive dual-motor variant can go up to 350 miles on a charge. The Ocean will offer an active driver assistance system called Fisker Intelligent Pilot, which includes FCW, AEB, and BSW.

Price: $37,499-$68,999
On sale: Summer 2023

Learn more about the Fisker Ocean.

Ford Mustang

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The redesigned seventh-generation Mustang has more advanced technology, evolutionary styling, and increased power. It may also be the last V8-powered muscle car from Detroit. There are three core versions: the EcoBoost with a 315-hp, turbocharged four-cylinder engine; the GT with a 480-hp, 5.0-liter V8; and an all-new Dark Horse with a 500-hp, 5.0-liter V8. The EcoBoost and GT will be available in both a coupe and a convertible. The cabin features a customizable digital instrument panel and infotainment screen, available across a single pane of glass.

Price: $30,920-$57,970
On sale: Summer 2023

Learn more about the Ford Mustang.

Ford Ranger

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The redesigned Ford Ranger may look like the outgoing model but it’s slightly larger, with a screen-filled modern interior, a wider bed, and a generous suite of advanced safety features. There is now just a single body style—crew cab—offered in two- and four-wheel drive. The base 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine again has 270 hp. The midlevel option is a more powerful 315-hp, 2.7-liter turbocharged V6. The new off-road-focused Raptor has a 405-hp, 3.0-liter turbocharged V6. All engines use a 10-speed automatic transmission. The instrument cluster is either the standard 8-inch or the upgraded 12.4-inch display. The center infotainment screen is either a 10.1-inch or an upgraded 12-inch display with the latest Sync 4A system. The standard Ford CoPilot-360 suite includes BSW, RCTW, and rear automatic emergency braking. Active parking assistance and trailer assistance are available.

Price: $34,000-$57,000
On sale: Summer 2023

Learn more about the Ford Ranger.

GMC Canyon

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Twin to the Chevrolet Colorado, the redesigned Canyon is positioned as slightly more upscale. Like the Chevrolet, there’s a single body style: crew cab. The lone engine is a 310-hp turbocharged four-cylinder with an eight-speed automatic transmission. There’s a choice of rear-only or four-wheel drive. Its mission is to boldly venture off-road, with several trims providing progressively increased ground clearance and capability, culminating in the new AT4X. Every truck features an 11-inch infotainment screen, with related apps for off-roading and trailering. All Canyons are equipped with standard FCW, AEB with pedestrian detection, LKA, LDW, and automatic high beams.

Price: $27,100-$45,300
On sale: Spring 2023

Learn more about the GMC Canyon.

Hyundai Ioniq 6

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The Ioniq 6 is based on the platform of the Ioniq 5, Kia EV6, and Genesis GV60. This sleek sedan measures about 8 inches longer than the Ioniq 5. It offers a choice of a 53-kilowatt-hour or long-range 77.4-kWh battery. The latter is likely to deliver a longer range than the Ioniq 5’s, thanks to the 6’s more aerodynamic body. The top configuration uses two motors, making it AWD, and they yield a combined 320 hp. Like the Ioniq 5, it’s capable of rapid DC fast charging in public places. The cabin is a dead ringer for the Ioniq 5, which we found relatively user-friendly in terms of control layout. The latest Hyundai SmartSense active driver assistance suite is standard, with FCW, AEB with pedestrian and cyclist detection, and ACC. More advanced features are available on SEL and Limited trims.

Price: $41,600-$56,100
On sale: Spring 2023

Read the Hyundai Ioniq 6 first drive.

Hyundai Kona

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The redesigned Kona will again be offered with a gasoline engine and electric powertrains, and at a later date, as a hybrid as well. The EV will be available with a short- and long-range battery. In public DC fast-charging places it can go from 10 to 80 percent state of charge in just 41 minutes, the automaker says. The redesigned Kona is slightly larger than before, gaining an inch in height and width, and growing 7.5 inches in length. That should provide a bit more elbow room as well as cargo space. The electric models have extra storage in the front trunk. The cabin features dual 12.3-inch screens serving as the instrument panel and infotainment display. The regular Kona and sporty N Line go on sale in the summer of 2023, followed by the Kona EV later in the year. 

Price: $24,000-$38,000 (estimated)
On sale: Summer 2023

Learn more about the 2024 Hyundai Kona.

Jeep Wrangler

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The Wrangler receives a wide range of midlife updates for the 2024 model year. The most obvious is the exterior freshening that sees it gain a more modern interpretation of its iconic seven-slot grille and 10 new wheel designs. More significantly, the interior is upgraded with a new instrument panel, a 12.3-inch infotainment screen (requiring a move to rectangular center vents), wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and available 12-way adjustable front seats. There are now first- and second-row side curtain airbags. Forward collision warning is standard on Sport S and higher trims. The Willys (shown above) gains larger 33-inch tires, with a corresponding increase in ground clearance and wider fenders. There’s a new one-touch power-operated top. The new Sport S 4xe provides a lower price for a plug-in hybrid Wrangler. Rubicon X raises the off-road stakes with standard 35-inch tires, steel bumpers, and an off-road camera. A factory-installed winch is available. The Rubicon 392 with a 470-hp V8 continues. 

Price: $32,000-$83,000 (estimated)
On sale: Fall 2023

Lexus RZ

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Lexus launches a new era with the RZ 450e, the luxury brand’s first all-electric vehicle. It shares the e-TNGA EV platform with the Toyota bZ4X, and its powertrain draws from the same parts bin. Sized like a Toyota Venza, the RZ features two motors for a combined 312 hp, and it comes exclusively in all-wheel drive. The automaker estimates a driving range of 196 to 220 miles, which is notably less than many of its rivals. The two-row interior features a large 14-inch infotainment screen, and the Lexus is topped with a panoramic sunroof.

Cost: $58,500-$64,000
On sale: Spring 2023

Read the Lexus RZ first drive.

Lincoln Nautilus

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The Nautilus gets a new shell for 2024. In addition to styling updates, the two-row midsized luxury SUV boasts an optional hybrid drivetrain and a wide display screen that wraps around the front of the cabin. The base engine is a 250-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder paired with an eight-speed automatic, and standard all-wheel drive. The optional 310-hp hybrid powertrain can be ordered on all trim levels and is mated to a continuously variable transmission. Two-tone paint and a blacked-out trim package are optional. All the latest active safety features come standard. Ford’s excellent BlueCruise active driving assistance system is available as a subscription.

Cost: $46,500-$70,000 (estimated)
On sale: Early 2024

Learn more about the Lincoln Nautilus.

Mazda CX-90

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This three-row SUV is the first among several coming Mazda models that are designed to take the brand upmarket. To that end, the CX-90 will be available with an all-new 340-hp, 3.3-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine, the company’s first inline-six and the most powerful production engine ever offered by Mazda. There will be a 323-hp plug-in hybrid version with a 17.8-kilowatt-hour battery as well. Each uses a new eight-speed automatic. Rear-biased all-wheel drive is standard. A facial recognition system can identify a driver’s saved settings and adjust audio, climate, and seat accordingly.

Cost: $39,595-$59,950
On sale: Spring 2023

Learn more about the Mazda CX-90.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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Mercedes recently unveiled its redesigned E-Class midsized sedan, which moves its high-tech and advanced driver assist features to the next level. The new E-Class is available with infotainment screens that span nearly the entire length of the dashboard, allowing owners to download and use apps, including TikTok, and the Angry Birds game. Plus, the optional selfie and video camera allows Webex as well as Zoom video conferencing. The company says the driver is blocked from viewing the video screens when the car is in motion. Powertrains include turbocharged four- and six-cylinder engines that feature a mild hybrid setup. Both use a nine-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is standard.

Cost: $57,0000-$68,000 (estimated)
On sale: Late 2023

Learn more about the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Mercedes-Benz GLC

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The redesigned GLC looks largely the same as its predecessor but comes with a number of key technological updates. Among them are wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality and an improved suite of standard active safety features and optional driver assistance features. Matching it with the rest of Mercedes’ line, it also gets a voice-activated infotainment system that responds to “Hey, Mercedes,” and an augmented video navigation system that superimposes navigational directions and pictures of the real world taken from the car’s exterior cameras onto the nav maps. The new GLC is also a tad longer than the last one, which Mercedes says increases passenger room and cargo capacity. FCW, AEB with pedestrian detection, and BSW are standard.

Cost: $47,100-$68,200
On sale: Spring 2023

Learn more about the Mercedes-Benz GLC.

Nissan Ariya

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Nissan’s first dedicated electric SUV comes with two powertrain options, a front-wheel-drive 238-hp single motor, and an all-wheel-drive 389-hp dual-motor configuration. Each uses an 87-kilowatt-hour battery, with estimated ranges of up to 300 miles for the FWD and 265 miles for the AWD version. The Ariya can be equipped with ProPilot Assist 2.0, which uses driver monitoring for hands-free highway operation. At 183 inches long, the two-row five-passenger model is similar in size to the Nissan Rogue compact SUV.

Cost: $45,950-$58,950
On sale: Spring 2023

Read the Nissan Ariya first drive.

Subaru Crosstrek

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The Crosstrek was given an evolutionary redesign for 2024. The EyeSight driver assistance system is now standard across all trims and includes AEB. There are also a few performance and design tweaks that Subaru says will improve handling. But the basic formula of this small SUV remains the same. It’s still a raised Impreza hatchback with impressive ground clearance and standard all-wheel drive. A rugged-looking Sport version gets a bright yellow accent trim, and all versions have more black body cladding. Two engine options carry over from 2023. A manual transmission and the plug-in hybrid version are no longer offered. The interior is similar to the Forester or Outback, and the rear seats fold flat for more cargo capacity. An 11.6-inch touchscreen is optional.

Cost: $24,995-$30,895
On sale: Base and Premium, Spring 2023; Sport and Limited, Summer 2023 

Read the 2024 Subaru Crosstrek first drive.

Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid

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The Corolla Cross Hybrid promises quicker acceleration and better fuel economy than the nonhybrid version. With a horsepower increase from 169 to 196, Toyota claims an 8-second 0-to-60 mph time, shaving more than a second off what we recorded in a non-hybrid. The EPA-rated 42 mpg combined is far better than the 28 mpg overall in CR’s tests for the non-hybrid. Each hybrid comes with all-wheel drive. It features the latest infotainment system, with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The three trims for the hybrid—S, SE, and XSE—are different from those on the non-hybrid; Toyota is positioning this as the sporty version. To that end, the suspension is tuned differently, which may bring some much needed agility, and a two-tone exterior is available. The Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 suite of advanced safety features comes standard. 

Price: $27,970-$31,065
On sale: June 2023

Read the Toyota Corolla Cross road test.

Toyota Grand Highlander

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The three-row Grand Highlander is positioned between the current Highlander and the larger, recently redesigned Sequoia. This all-new SUV offers three powertrains: a base 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with an eight-speed automatic transmission, a thrifty 2.5-liter hybrid four-cylinder with a CVT, and a peppy 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder hybrid with a six-speed automatic. We found the turbo hybrid powertrain to be quite entertaining in the Lexus RX500h. The Grand Highlander can be configured to hold seven or eight passengers, and it has greater cargo capacity than the regular Highlander. It features the latest Toyota infotainment system, with a 12.3-inch screen. All versions get the Toyota Safety Sense 3.0 suite. That includes AEB with pedestrian, cyclist, and motorcyclist detection; BSW; and RCTW.

Cost: $24,995-$30,895
On sale: Base and Premium, Spring 2023; Sport and Limited, Summer 2023 

Learn more about the 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander.

Toyota Tacoma

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The redesigned 2024 Toyota Tacoma adapts the platform from the latest full-sized Tundra pickup and Sequoia SUV, and it borrows an optional hybrid powertrain from the Toyota Crown. Throw in several off-road-focused trim levels, some serious adventure-ready hardware, big screens, and the latest safety features, and the new Tacoma promises to be much more capable and modern. There are two-door extended cab and four-door crew cab configurations; 5- and 6-foot beds; and rear- and four-wheel drive. There are several versions of the 2.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, ranging from 228 to 278 depending on trim and transmission. A 326-hp, 2.4-liter turbocharged hybrid four-cylinder engine joins the line in spring 2024.

Cost: $29,000-$55,000 (estimated)
On sale: Late 2023 

Learn more about the 2024 Toyota Tacoma.

Volkswagen ID.7

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The Volkswagen ID.7 midsized electric sedan uses the company’s modular electric drive (MEB) platform, shared with the ID.4 SUV. It’s sized like the retired Passat sedan, but it promises to be even roomier than that spacious four-door. And this latest electric car has a few tricks up its sleeves, such as a giant 15-inch center screen, head-up display, adjustable tint glass roof, adaptive suspension, and available massaging seats. And although it may not be readily apparent, it’s a hatchback. The ID.7 uses a new electric drivetrain, with a 282-hp electric motor paired with a two-stage, one-speed transmission. A lithium-ion battery is packaged in the floor with a 77-kilowatt-hour capacity and a 170-kW charging capability. A larger 86-kWh version may be offered later. Made in Germany, the ID.7 goes on sale in 2024. 

Cost: $45,000-$55,000 (estimated)
On sale: 2024

Learn more about the Volkswagen ID.7.

Volvo EX90

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Volvo’s new seven-passenger three-row electric SUV promises to push boundaries on the safety front. It will be equipped with cutting-edge technology, including a driver monitoring system that can pull the SUV over and call for help, and a sophisticated lidar sensor to support the EX90’s advanced driving assistance systems. Its large 111-kWh battery has a range of up to 300 miles, and power is pegged at 496 horses. The minimalist interior gets a large 14.5-inch center screen, and there’s radar-based occupant detection to help prevent children from being left unattended inside.

Cost: $75,000-$90,000
On sale: Early 2024

Learn more about the 2024 Volvo EX90.

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