2022 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody – Still One of the Best

1514-horsepower, 12.4 liters of engine displacement, 16-cylinders, and 5.1-liters of supercharger displacement between these two Dodge Hellcats we took driving through some of Texas’ country roads. I was in the 2022 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody, and my friend Matt was in the F8 Green Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody. I’ve driven so many SRT Hellcats over the past few years, and I still get the same thrill driving them now as I did the very first time I got behind the wheel of one back in 2016.

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Speed:Read – 2022 Kia Seltos EX

With vehicle average transaction prices topping $47,000+, it’s easy to forget that there are still great vehicles under the $30,000 price point. One such vehicle is the funky but sensible 2022 Kia Seltos EX which starts under $24,000 before destination charges are added. Though the price is low, the Kia Seltos packs a value punch with a long list of features and a reasonably good driving experience.

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Speed:Read – 2022 Kia K5 GT Sedan

We reviewed the Kia K5 GT-Line last year and fell in love with it. The K5 is just one of the best-looking sedans on the market, inside and out. The spectacular Sapphire Blue paint really accentuates the aggressive styling and makes the entire car pop.

While the GT-Line gets many of the cosmetics from the GT, only the GT gets the full-blooded 290-horsepower 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine that makes a massive 311 lb-ft of torque and is mated to an 8-speed double-clutch transmission.

All that power is delivered to the front two wheels which means lots of torque steer that requires a bit of steering wheel wrestling to keep the K5 pointed straight under wide-open throttle maneuvers. It’s not unmanageable, but a proper set of summer performance tires over the all-season performance tires would help tremendously.

Overall, this is a fantastic package but a lot of that power is wasted on the K5 without a full-effort performance offering. A limited-slip differential, proper tires, and a more aggressive suspension would help keep the rubber firmly planted on the road. As it stands, it’s still a lot of fun but it has to be used sparingly otherwise fun turns into frustration quickly.

That aside, Kia has done a great job of balancing performance and comfort. This isn’t an all-out performance sedan though, and shouldn’t be confused with some of the more extreme performance sedan offerings that are better equipped to handle the power. If it were left to us, we’d save ourselves some money and buy the K5 GT-Line which gives you 75% of the excellent experience of the K5 GT without the power that can’t quite be used to its full potential.

The Kia K5 GT starts at $32,285 after destination and our tester equipped with the GT1 package came in at $32,285.