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2023 Vehicles That Are Worth Waiting For

6 minute read

By Alannah Koene

Key Takeaways

  • Many manufacturers are rolling out brand-new models for 2023, including the Hyundai Ioniq 6, the Cadillac Lyriq and the BMW XM.
  • This upcoming year features many redesigned or reintroduced vehicles, such as the Ford Ranger, Nissan Z and Honda CR-V.
  • New vehicles for 2023 range from budget-friendly at around $25,000 to high-end at almost $160,000.

Every year brings new innovations in automotive power and technology, and 2023 is no exception. This year sees a variety of all-new and redesigned models. Highlights include the luxurious BMW XM, the sporty Toyota GR Corolla and the cutting-edge Hyundai Ioniq 6 EV.

With so many high-performance vehicles available in a competitive automotive market, making a choice is the main challenge. Here are the top 2023 vehicles worth waiting for.

2023 Cadillac Lyriq

The 2023 Lyriq is brand new to the Cadillac lineup. It’s actually the manufacturer’s first fully electric vehicle. This luxury crossover SUV features an estimated 312-mile range. It also gets up to 52 miles of range per hour of charge on a 19.2 kilowatt home charger.

Available in either a single RWD or a dual-motor AWD model, the Lyriq is capable of up to 500 horsepower. In addition to its powerful and seamless electric technology, the Lyric comes equipped with luxury features such as Super Cruise hands-free technology, built-in Google apps, a spacious interior and a 19-speaker audio system. The 2023 Cadillac Lyric base model starts at $62,990 MSRP.

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2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6

Following the success of the Hyundai Ioniq 5 is the new 2023 Ioniq 6. It’s an electric sedan with futuristic style and technology, designed to compete with the Tesla Model 3. Under the hood of the single-motor RWD’s sleek silhouette, you’ll find an estimated driving range of 380 miles and a battery capable of charging from 10% to 80% in 18 minutes. Also capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in 5.1 seconds, the Ioniq 6 beats the performance of the Tesla Model 3.

It’s also equipped with sleek and eco-friendly features such as transparent materials, a spacious cocoon-shaped interior and ambient lighting. While Hyundai hasn’t announced the official MSRP. However, it’s expected to start at about $44,000.

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2023 Chevrolet Colorado

Along with its sibling, the GMC Canyon, a new Chevrolet Colorado is arriving in 2023 with an overhauled design. Both the ZR2 and Z72 trims come with a 2.7-liter high-output engine with an estimated 310 horsepower. There’s also a new eight-speed automatic transmission. Five different drive modes help optimize handling on a variety of terrains and conditions.

Despite its rugged capabilities, the Colorado is equipped with a high-tech and luxurious interior. It features an 11.3-inch infotainment system, an off-road performance display and wireless charging and phone compatibility. Although Chevrolet hasn’t confirmed pricing yet, the base model MSRP is likely to start around $25,000.

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2023 Acura Integra

Replacing the Acura ILX, the 2023 Acura Integra is making an exciting return to the manufacturer’s lineup. Powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder, 200 horsepower engine matching the Honda Civic Si, the Integra comes equipped with either a continuously variable automatic transmission or a six-speed manual transmission for stick-shift enthusiasts. Yes, it’s one of the rare models you can still buy with a manual transmission.

Pulling inspiration from the RDX and TLX, the Integra’s interior features sport-style seats with faux-leather upholstery, a spacious rear seat and ambient cabin lighting. Acura enthusiasts can also geek out on the integrated dynamics system, which offers four unique driving modes. The base model starts at $30,800.

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2023 Kia Niro

Nearly six years after the first generation debuted, the 2023 Kia Niro has been overhauled and relaunched to meet the needs of modern drivers. Powered by both a 1.6-liter, four-cylinder engine and 32-kilowatt electric motor, this hybrid has 139 horsepower. An all-electric version of the Niro has an estimated 253-mile driving range.

The interior has plenty of updated features. There’s a dual-display touchscreen interface, wireless and remote connectivity capabilities, a spacious cabin and 63.7 cubic feet of cargo space. The starting MSRP is $26,490.

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2023 Toyota GR Corolla

The all-new 2023 Toyota GR Corolla borrows its turbocharged 1.6-liter, three-cylinder engine from its sibling, the Toyota GR Yaris. The result is a fiery, sporty and high-performance hatchback. With 300 horsepower, a six-speed manual transmission and all-wheel drive, the rally-racer GR Corolla stacks up well against the Volkswagen Golf R or Honda Civic Type R.

Further enhancing its sporty capabilities, the GR Corolla comes equipped with powertrain and suspension upgrades. Its interior is inspired by the comfort and quality of the standard Corolla hatchback but with flashier elements. The GR Corolla starts at $35,900.

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2023 BMW XM

The all-new 2023 BMW XM is a futuristic and bold SUV crossover. Additionally, it’s also slated to be one of the most powerful BMWs ever. Behind the stacked tailpipes and illuminated grille, you’ll find a sporty 644 horsepower twin turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 combined with an electric motor and battery pack.

The BMW XM’s interior features the latest driving technology. There’s an expansive curved display serving as both a digital gauge cluster and on-board infotainment center. Drivers and passengers can enjoy fiber-optic lighting and vintage-inspired leather upholstery. The starting MSRP is $159,000.

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2023 Honda CR-V

Sure to stir up the competitive compact-SUV market, the 2023 Honda CR-V is reimagined inside and out. The CR-V is available in four trim levels. The EX and EX-L are gas-only models with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine. Or opt for the Sport or Sport Touring models with a hybrid powertrain using a combined turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder and two electric motors.

Inspired by the interior of the classic Honda Civic, the CR-V’s interior features an optimized driving position, a 7.0-inch infotainment display and reclining rear seats. The high-end Sport Touring model also comes with a 12-speaker Bose sound system. The 2023 Honda CR-V base model starts at $31,110.

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2023 Toyota Sequoia

While still based on the same platform as the Toyota Tundra, the redesigned 2023 Toyota Sequoia comes with modernized features to keep up with a competitive SUV market. It’s equipped with a twin-turbo iForce MAX hybrid powertrain and a 3.4-liter V6 engine combined with an electric motor for 437 total horsepower. A 10-speed automatic transmission and RWD are standard. However, you can splurge for the 4WD or TRD Pro models to unlock more rugged capabilities.

The eight-passenger cabin is available in a variety of trim levels. Some include a premium stereo system and panoramic sunroof, and comes equipped with a 14-inch touchscreen infotainment display. There’s lot of choice here. The starting MSRP is $58,300.

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2023 Ford Ranger

After returning the Ranger to the United States in 2019, Ford has finally debuted a redesigned 2023 Ranger. This midsize truck aims to correct and modernize shortcomings from previous models. Under the hood, there’s a powerful 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine featuring 270 horsepower and a 7,500-pound towing capacity.

The 2023 Ranger’s interior has also been remodeled. Inside, you’ll find a modern digital gauge display, interior storage solutions and a standard 10.1-inch infotainment display. The base XL model starts at $26,400.

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2023 Nissan Z

The 2023 Nissan Z is set to reinvigorate Nissan’s aging Z-car lineup of the 1970s. The Nissan Z is a hardtop coupe with a twin turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 with 400 horsepower. That engine is paired to either a six-speed manual transmission or nine-speed automatic transmission. Exclusively available in RWD, the Nissan Z can accelerate from 0-to-60 mph in 4.5 seconds.

In addition to fiery acceleration and horsepower, the Nissan Z comes with a refined and modernized interior and driver-assist technologies. It features leather upholstery, power-adjustable seats and a standard 8.0-inch infotainment display. The Nissan Z starts at $39,990.

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2023 Genesis GV60

As the first EV SUV in this luxury brand’s lineup, the 2023 Genesis GV60 is an athletic crossover. Rivaling the Audi Q4 e-tron and the Volvo XC40 Recharge, the GV60 comes with a fairly standard driving motor. It gets an estimated 248-mile driving range and 314 horsepower. It’s also capable of accelerating from 0-to-60 in just 3.7 seconds. It charges from 10% to 80% in 18 minutes from a DC fast-charging station.

From the quiet interior, drivers (and passengers) can enjoy luxurious upholstery, a monolith gauge cluster and infotainment display and biometric recognition technology. The 2023 Genesis GV60 starts at $59,290.

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Alannah Koene


Alannah Koene is a content writer based in Victoria, British Columbia. Although she writes for a range of topics, her professional writing often focuses on business and lifestyle. Spending much of her time exploring the outdoors through sport, Alannah aims to share her perspectives through writing and content.



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