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Editors’ Picks October 2021 | VW ID.4, Nissan Frontier and more

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October saw us award a trio of cars with Editor’s Choice status, and all three are very different from each other. There’s an electric vehicle, a new midsize truck, and a sport-focused grand tourer. As the end of the year approaches, we expect many more cars with the 2022 model year update to be eligible for the Editors’ Picks, so expect even more soon. Read on to see what the cut made for October.

In case you missed our Past Publications of Editors’ Picks, here’s a quick refresher on what’s going on here. We rate all new cars we drive on a score of 1 to 10. Cars that are exemplary in their respective segments get Editors’ Choice status. Those are the ones we would recommend to our friends, family, and anyone who is curious and asks the question. The list below consists of all the cars we rated in October that earned an Editors’ Choice.

2021 Volkswagen ID.4

Quick take: A fun-to-drive electric vehicle with plenty of range, lots of utility, and sleek styling. You’re disappointed by unnecessarily difficult technology to use, but it nails all the other vital aspects of an electric car.

Score: 7.5

What it competes with: Tesla Model Y, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Hyundai Kona Electric, Kia Niro EV

Pros: Comfortable with excellent handling, spacious, wide range

Cons: Automotive tech foils, smooth / sterile interior

From the editors

Senior Editor, Green John Beltz Snyder – “The ID.4 It’s not perfect, but its quirky technology and touch-friendly interfaces are easy to overlook when considering its other qualities. It’s pretty fast, with surprisingly precise handling. It is also quite spacious, with plenty of room for both passengers and cargo. I would take care of this a Tiguan any day. “

In-depth analysis: 2021 VW ID.4 Review | Price, range, interior space, photographs.

2022 Nissan Frontier

Quick take: Nissan has a midsize truck to compete with the best now, as the Border it has a great powertrain, great looks, and a modern interior adorned with technology.

Score: 7.5

What it competes with: Ford ranger, Toyota tacoma, Chevrolet colorado, GMC cannon, Honda ridgeline, Jeep Gladiator

Pros: Stellar rugged design, strong powertrain, above-average interior

Cons: Poor towing / payload figures, not a bargain anymore

From the editors:

Road Test Editor Zac Palmer: “The Frontier is already one of my favorite midsize pickups. It’s remarkably quiet and refined on the inside, and I love that Nissan hasn’t made it significantly bigger than the previous model. I wish I was there, and its below-average towing capacity isn’t bothersome when it comes to this size and class of truck. “

In-depth analysis: 2022 Nissan Frontier Review | News, price, specifications, images.

2022 Kia Stinger

Quick take: A special product that proves that Kia can screw sports cars. It’s comfortable, elegantly styled, lavishly decorated interior, and only disappointing when you push the chassis to its limits.

Score: 8.5

What it competes with: Volkswagen arteon, Acura TLX, Jaguar XF, BMW 4 Series Gran Coupé, Audi A5 Sportback

Pros: Sleek and sporty design, robust powertrains, excellent handling and handling

Cons: Small rear seat, G70 drive even better

From the editors:

Road Test Editor Zac Palmer – “Kia fixed what bothered me the most about the Stinger prior to the update with this update. The exhaust and noise from the V6 were anemic, and the four-cylinder lacked emotion. With a V6 that sounds more emotional and more power from the 2.5 turbo four-cylinder, the Stinger lineup is right where I want it to be. “

Senior Editor, Green John Beltz Snyder – “The Stinger is just a bundle of dynamite. It’s smooth, fast and roomy, and with up-to-date technology that aligns it with the rest of the phenomenal Hyundai / Kia line. Its styling is magnetic, attractive to fans. curious around the parking lot. I would happily recommend it to anyone considering buying one. “

Detailed information: 2022 Kia Stinger gets 300hp I4, a new sports exhaust for the V6

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