As exciting and versatile as the current state of the auto market is, there have still been many pressing challenges over the past two years. Availability caused by ebbs and flows in the supply chain has been difficult and has forced some consumers to investigate vehicles that may not be at the top of their list. Last week the Detroit Free Press had an in-depth feature that provided a close-up look at some of the models out there that are finally easing up a bit regarding in-stock status. Most consumers are dying to know what vehicles are most available right now, and exactly how to get them.
Here are a few models that will provide excellent options for the busy holiday season and beyond. Since things have tightened up a bit on car lots nationwide, it’s important to focus on not chasing down a model that you might have to wait a few months for! The good news is that things are roaring back in a major way.
What Vehicles Are Most Available Right Now?
2022 Chrysler Pacifica:
This is a practical and amazingly comfortable vehicle that is currently enjoying excellent availability status. It has been hailed for offering “more standard safety features than any vehicle in the industry.” Its Stow’n Go seating allows for convenient folding of the second-row seats to offer more room. With an upscale interior, it has redefined the minivan entirely, and offers many modern benefits that drivers love.
The 2022 model sees Amazon Fire TV for Auto now integrated on board. Its second-row passengers are able to enjoy awesome streaming and downloaded content. The Edmunds.com review team clocked more than 20,000 miles on it during testing and enjoyed it so much that they kept it as a permanent team productivity workhorse!
2022 Chrysler 300:
This is a widely available and pavement-ready beauty sporting a 3.6-liter Pentastar V6. It is paired with the standard torque flight 8-speed automatic transmission. When the 2023 300C model was announced, reservations sold out in a lightning-fast 12 hours. What we love most about the 300 is that it has the snarling and sinister option of a hefty V8! Going a bit against the grain in a world that is soon embracing electrification, it is thrilling and anything but common. The Sport mode provides a sharp response, and it blazes on up to 60 mph in less than six seconds.
2022 Dodge Challenger and Charger:
This wild pair of “Aces in the hole” boasts V6 options that are widely available, and still provide lethally and defiant helpings of horsepower. The Charger has long been affectionately known as “America’s only 4-door muscle car”. Today it offers 8 different and delightfully menacing models. Accomplished musician Brian Fallon claimed that his love for the Challenger was based on “its big and rumbly aesthetic”, as well as segment-leading performance. This is the legendary and thoroughly furious duo available today that stirs up a rabid sense of competition and ferocious intensity.
2022 Jeep Gladiator:
The Gladiator is the perfect blend of authentic Jeep goodness made even more awesome with the useful addition of a truck bed. This is one of the only mid-sized trucks out there that offers a soon-to-be-extinct six-speed manual transmission. That means, you have the opportunity to enjoy the DIY shifting of a seasoned off-roader. As Car and Driver put it, this is one model that is “100% built for the weekend”. In fact, it boosts an even higher towing capacity than the Wrangler. It also flaunts an extra 1000 pounds of max towing capacity and is the “Swiss Army Knife” of current offerings prepped for taking on the challenges of the trail.
The Capability Package includes a winch-ready steel front bumper, steel rock slider, and a front off-road camera. The overlanding expert in you is going to go wild over the Cargo Management pack. It adds a 400-watt inverter, under-seat storage bin, and bed-mounted 115-volt outlet. The solace-seeking adventurer will also love its ability to ford up to 30 inches of water. The approach and departure angles are very important for off-road vehicles. Essentially, it allows you to successfully conquer the farthest reaches of uncharted territory.
Recap of what vehicles are most available right now
Times have been challenging for car supply lately. However, there appears to be plenty of light at the end of the tunnel for the future. So many of the necessary components for cars were not available for many months. This had a massive effect on available inventory nationwide. Tell us in the comments below which one of these is your favorite, and check out another great article from us here at Headlights about the current car supply!