Car and Driver selects eight Stellantis vehicles for 2022 Editor’s Choice list; vehicles include Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio and Giulia Quadrifoglio, Chrysler Pacifica minivan, Jeep Grand Cherokee/Grand Cherokee L and Ram 1500, 1500 TRX, 2500/3500

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AUBURN HILLS, Michigan , February 4, 2022 (press release) –

  • Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio and Giulia Quadrifoglio make the Car and Driver Editors’ Choice list for the fifth consecutive year
  • Chrysler Pacifica continues its run as Editors’ Choice for Minivans
  • Jeep® Grand Cherokee and Grand Cherokee L take Editors' Choice honors for Mid-Size SUV
  • Ram 1500, 1500 TRX and 2500/3500 continue their presence on Editors’ Choice list

A total of eight vehicles from the Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Ram and Jeep® brands are among those selected by the editors of Car and Driver for the 2022 edition of the publication’s annual Editors’ Choice honors.

“Car and Driver tests more cars—more thoroughly—than anyone on the planet,” says Hearst Autos Chief Brand Officer Eddie Alterman. “Our Editors’ Choice lineup represents a wide spectrum of great cars that we editors would love to park in our garages, if we only had the room!”

The 2022 Editors’ Choice list includes repeat honors for the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio and Giulia Quadrifoglio premium performance vehicles, as well as the Chrysler Pacifica minivan.

Representing the all-new, fifth-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee lineup, both the two-row Jeep Grand Cherokee and the three-row Jeep Grand Cherokee L were selected Editors' Choice for Mid-Size SUV.

The 702-horsepower 2022 Ram 1500 TRX – the quickest, fastest and most powerful mass-produced truck in the world – makes the Editors’ Choice list for the second straight year. It is joined by the award-winning Ram 1500 light-duty and Ram 2500/3500 heavy-duty pick-up trucks, both repeat winners from the 2021 list.

The 2022 Car and Driver Editors’ Choice list covers 116 vehicles over 37 market segments, selected from more than 400 models that the publication’s editors have tested.

Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
As the “halo” model in Alfa Romeo’s sedan lineup, the Giulia Quadrifoglio highlights Alfa Romeo’s exclusive motorsports expertise with a 505-horsepower, 2.9-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 engine, delivering a 3.8-second 0-60 mph time, as well as a Nürburgring lap time of 7:32. The Giulia Quadrifoglio, like the 2.0-liter 280-horespower Giulia Sprint and Giulia Ti models, embody Alfa Romeo’s "la meccanica delle emozioni" (the mechanics of emotion) spirit, bringing race-inspired performance with class-leading power, advanced technologies and seductive Italian style to the premium midsize sedan segment.

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio
The 505-horsepower, all-wheel-drive Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio sets the benchmark for performance SUVs with a 0-60 mph time of only 3.6 seconds and a top speed of 176 mph. Born from the world’s greatest driving road, the Stelvio Pass, the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio delivers performance, design and technology in an SUV that could only come from Italy. The Stelvio lineup, which includes the Stelvio Quadrifoglio and the 280-horsepower Stelvio Sprint and Stelvio Ti models, is a testament to Alfa Romeo’s unparalleled balance of engineering and emotion.

Chrysler Pacifica
Stellantis and Chrysler brand continue to lead the minivan segment with the 2022 Chrysler Pacifica. The first minivan to offer both gas and hybrid powertrains, the Pacifica Hybrid delivers more than 80 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode, an all-electric range of more than 30 miles and a total range of more than 500 miles. The 2022 Chrysler Pacifica lineup includes the premium people-mover Pinnacle model, which features the most luxurious interior in its class. Pacifica delivers an athletic exterior appearance, available all-wheel-drive (AWD) capability paired with Pacifica’s class-exclusive Stow ‘n Go seating, more standard safety features than any vehicle in the industry, a FamCAM interior camera that features a bird's-eye view of rear-facing child-seat occupants, next-generation Uconnect 5 connectivity and loads of comfort, capability and interior storage. 

Jeep Grand Cherokee
As the most awarded SUV ever, the Jeep Grand Cherokee lineup spans five generations and now includes an all-new two-row, an electrified plug-in-hybrid model and the three-row Grand Cherokee L.

The first-ever Grand Cherokee 4xe is set to deliver 25 miles of all-electric range, 56 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) and a combined driving range of more than 440 miles. The 4xe propulsion system combines two electric motors, a 400-volt battery pack, 2.0-liter turbocharged, four-cylinder engine and TorqueFlite eight-speed automatic transmission for maximum efficiency and capability.

The Grand Cherokee L debuted in 2021 to meet the growing needs of Jeep customers who have asked for more space and functionality. Designed to maximize overall passenger comfort, the Grand Cherokee L delivers uncompromised third-row capacity and increased cargo volume with seating for up to seven passengers. The vehicle’s expanded wheelbase creates generous interior room and gives passengers expansive, class-leading legroom in the second row. 

With premium styling and craftsmanship inside and out, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has more than 110 advanced safety and security features, including advanced driver-assist systems, 360-degree surround view, drowsy driver detection and night vision cameras. Segment-leading technologies include a 10.25-inch front passenger screen, rear-seat monitoring camera system, rear-seat entertainment displays with built-in Amazon Fire TV and an available premium 19-speaker, 950-watt McIntosh audio system. The Jeep Grand Cherokee also comes equipped with the award-winning Uconnect 5 infotainment system, with standard wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Ram 1500
The 2022 Ram 1500 is the no-compromise benchmark for durability, technology, efficiency, performance and convenience with features never before offered in a pickup. The Ram 1500 features up to 12,750 pounds of towing capability and 2,300 pounds of payload. The eTorque 48-volt mild hybrid system delivers improved fuel efficiency in both V-6 (standard) and V-8 configurations. The Ram 1500 is America’s most powerful half-ton diesel pickup with 480 lb.-ft. of torque, and is rated at an unsurpassed 33 miles per gallon (mpg) highway, delivering up to 1,000 miles of range on a single tank of fuel.
 
The 2022 Ram 1500 TRX has been rigorously tested to handle the most punishing conditions with extreme capability and durability on its way to being the quickest, fastest and most powerful mass-produced half-ton pickup truck in the world.
 
As a segment disrupter, the Uconnect 5 system with a massive 12-inch touchscreen leads the segment in technology, featuring split-screen capability, 360-degree camera views, and content from SiriusXM with 360L and Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora. The 2022 Ram 1500 lineup includes the Know & Go mobile app featuring an immersive experience for customers who want to learn more about their vehicles. Active safety and security systems include adaptive cruise control, Forward Collision Warning, Blind-spot Monitoring and Ready Alert Braking. Class-leading ride and handling are accomplished via a segment-exclusive link-coil rear suspension system with optional active-level four-corner air suspension.

Ram Heavy Duty
The Ram Heavy Duty is the no-compromise benchmark for durability, extreme performance, comfort, luxury materials, innovation and technology extending well past any competitive offerings. The most powerful, most capable pickup in the segment offers a towing capacity of up to 37,090 pounds and a payload capacity of 7,680 pounds. Ram was the first to achieve the 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque milestone with the Cummins I-6 Turbo Diesel, now rated at a best-in-class 1,075 lb.-ft. of torque. Class-leading ride and handling is accomplished via a class-exclusive link-coil rear (2500) suspension system with optional rear air suspension (2500 and 3500). The Ram Heavy Duty relentlessly gives maximum effort with the segment’s most capability, refinement and operator comfort features. 

Car and Driver
Founded in 1955, Car and Driver is the definitive voice for car enthusiasts and the trusted guide to in-market car shoppers. With an online audience of 12-15 million unique visitors per month (ComScore) and an award-winning print magazine, Car and Driver is dedicated to delivering expert content and leading-edge insights on all things related to new, used, and pre-owned vehicles. With the most comprehensive vehicle testing, research, and reviews in the automotive category, Car and Driver provides the most trusted car-shopping experience for consumers, and deep engagement for auto manufacturers and dealers.
 
Stellantis
Stellantis (NYSE: STLA) is one of the world’s leading automakers and a mobility provider, guided by a clear vision to offer freedom of movement with distinctive, affordable and reliable mobility solutions. In addition to the Group’s rich heritage and broad geographic presence, its greatest strengths lie in its sustainable performance, depth of experience and the wide-ranging talents of employees working around the globe. Stellantis will leverage its broad and iconic brand portfolio, which was founded by visionaries who infused the brands with passion and a competitive spirit that speaks to employees and customers alike. Stellantis aspires to become the greatest, not the biggest, while creating added value for all stakeholders, as well as the communities in which it operates. 

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