As 2022 comes to a close, the door also closes on a number of vehicles. Automakers have already begun rolling out their new products for 2023, and unfortunately, some of the cars, trucks, and SUVs we love won't aren't making it to next year.
Luxury brands like Acura and Mercedes-Benz are putting multiple cars to rest as they prep new products, while American automakers like Buick, Chevrolet, and Ford have at least one vehicle going the way of the dodo. More cars will likely join this list next year, but for now, let's say our goodbyes to those that we lost.
Goodbye ILX, hello Integra. The arrival of the Integra earlier this year marked the end of the line for the dated ILX. Acura has officially announced since then that the Integra will act as the entry point for the brand moving forward, even though both were sold alongside each other in Acura dealers for awhile.
Acura sent its NSX sports car out with a bang in the form of the 600-horsepower (441-kilowatt) Type S model, but neither version will live on to 2023. The NSX survived seven years in the US while Acura limited the Type S model to just 350 units for the 2022 model year.
Although the Chevrolet Trax soldiers on into the 2024 model year with a new design and a fresh set of technology, its premium cousin, the Buick Encore, won't. The brand is discontinuing its aging subcompact with sales falling more than 50 percent in 2021, leaving the similarly named but unrelated Encore GX to serve as the company’s least expensive crossover.
The Chevrolet Spark was the cheapest car in America in 2022 – but now it's gone. The tiny compact, with a starting price of $14,595, remained in production in the US until August, but it won't be around for the 2023 model year.
Like the NSX, this generation of the Ford GT went on sale in 2016 and wrapped up production this year. And as with the Acura, Ford also sent the GT off in style with a few special editions honoring the brand's racing heritage – like the lovely LM Edition that rolled out in October.
Fiat is slimming its lineup down to just one car in the US: the electric 500e. Last year we lost the 500L and this year the 500X follows suit. Considering the 500X has been around since the 2016 and hasn’t been a huge success, it's no surprise to see it go.
The current iteration of the Honda Insight had a short, rather unsuccessful run in the US. It debuted in 2018 and Honda moved just about 20,000 units per year within that time frame. Now Honda says that a new Civic Hybrid is on the horizon, which will replace the Insight.
Hyundai Veloster N
Last year Hyundai killed the base Veloster and Turbo models, and this year, the beloved Veloster N meets the same fate. The Kona N and Elantra N will replace the turbocharged hot hatchback in spirit, but you might still be able to pick up a Veloster N for the 2022 model year before production ends entirely.
Infiniti delivered just 2,792 units of the Q60 in 2020, so it's no surprise to see the premium coupe on this list. Acting as a successor to the more-successful G37, the Q60 looked good but never had the performance accolades or style of its predecessor.
Lexus RX L
With the new RX debuting in 2023, Lexus is killing off its three-row version. Introduced in 2017, the RX L was barely bigger than the base model length-wise and had the same wheelbase, which made for a cramped third row. But there's a chance we could see a three-row RX – possibly called the TX – in the future with actual third-row legroom.
Mercedes-AMG CLS 53
While the base CLS still exists in the US, the sporty CLS 53 is getting the axe for 2023 in the States. It boasted 429 horsepower (315 kilowatts) from a hybridized inline-six engine, with a temporary boost button that added 21 hp (16 kW) and 184 lb-ft (250 Nm). Buyers in Europe, though, can still get their hands on the CLS 53 for the 2023 model year.
Last year Mercedes killed off the sporty A35, and this year the automaker is doing away with the A-Class sedan as a whole. Butting up against the sportier and arguably more stylish CLA, Mercedes is trimming much of its lineup to break the repetitiveness – and the A-Class is the latest to go.
Subaru WRX STI
The good news is, you can still buy a new WRX in 2023. Subaru fully updated its mid-range performance sedan with fresh styling and a more powerful engine. But the bad news is that it won't spawn an even hotter STI version next year; Subaru says a new STI would have to be electrified.
The Toyota Avalon is dead, and the weird and wacky 2023 Toyota Crown takes its place. After four years of disappointing sales, Toyota killed its longstanding nameplate in the US and replaced it with another iconic name – at least in Japan.
In anticipation of a new electric sedan, Volkswagen is killing off the Passat for the 2023 model year, and most buyers probably won’t miss it. Volkswagen moved just over 24,000 examples of the sedan in each of the past two years.
UPDATE: An earlier version of this story cited rumors indicating that the Kia Stinger would be discontinued for 2023. But as confirmed by Kia, the Stinger will be produced in the US for the 2023 model year.
Discontinued In 2022:
- BMW i3
- BMW 2 Series Convertible
- Fiat 500L
- Ford EcoSport
- Honda Clarity FCV
- Hyundai Ioniq Electric
- Hyundai Veloster
- Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
- Kia Cadenza
- Kia K900
- Kia Sedona
- Lamborghini Aventador
- Lotus Evora GT
- Mazda 6
- Mazda CX-3
- Mercedes A35
- Mercedes CLS 53
- Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series
- Mercedes-AMG GT R
- Polestar 1
- Porsche Macan Turbo
- Rolls-Royce Dawn / Wraith
- Tesla Model S Plaid Plus
- Toyota Land Cruiser
- Volvo V90 / Cross Country
Discontinued For 2024
- Audi R8
- Dodge Challenger
- Dodge Charger
- Dodge Hellcat Models