Cars aren’t nearly as popular as they once were. Most consumers would rather spend their money on an SUV, which offers more ground clearance, a taller driving position, more interior space, and more safety in the case of an accident. Here’s the thing, cars are still outstanding, and with consumers moving toward SUVs, automakers have had to make their vehicles even better – leading to some of the best cars the market has seen debuting this year.
Nowadays, you’ll find cars with nearly every bell and whistle available as standard equipment. Plus, modern
For years, Tesla went unchallenged in the all-electric segment. Between the Tesla Model 3 and Model S, the automaker covered the compact and large segments. With up to 405 miles of range, Tesla was far ahead of any other competitor in the class by a wide margin and used to even boast about the Model S sedan’s ability to get to 60 mph in just 1.99 seconds and its 1,020-horsepower rating. However, Tesla sat at Mount Olympus a little too long as a small startup brand called Lucid came out of nowhere and drop-kicked Tesla off its pedestal.
The Lucid Air is an impressive feat of engineering. If you opt for the Grand Touring trim, you’ll get 516 miles of range. In addition, even though everyone thought Tesla had created a mark that wouldn’t be surpassed for years with its 405-mile rating, but Lucid demolished that figure with its official rating.
Beyond having the longest range of any electric vehicle on sale, the Air is also one of the most powerful and quickest ones on sale. Lucid introduced a new Sapphire model with 1,200 horsepower and a zero-to-60-mph time that’s less than two seconds. These figures mean it has outpowered the Model S and out-accelerated the Tesla, too.
Automakers continue to introduce EVs at an alarming rate. The EVs are accompanied by cutting-edge tech features and features that seem preposterous, and the Lucid Air is no different. Yet, the Air doesn’t feel like a gimmick. It’s state of the art, and the fact that it’s Lucid’s first vehicle ever makes it all the more impressive.
The Honda Civic has been the benchmark for the compact class for decades. It manages to do everything well at a price that will appeal to everyone. The redesigned Civic raises the bar, helping drivers that make the rational choice to purchase this model feel like geniuses.
One of the best things about the Civic is its wide range of available trims. There’s a hatchback and a sedan body style, and the Civic is available with a modest 2.0-liter four-cylinder or a turbo 1.5-liter four-cylinder. Both engines sip fuel and aren’t guzzlers, making the Civic a great choice for commuters. If you choose the hatchback model, you can even get a six-speed manual with the base engine. In addition, there aren’t many non-performance vehicles with manuals, so Honda should be commended for keeping it around.
Unlike most compact
For such an affordable vehicle, getting something that looks this good, spacious, and reasonably priced is unheard of in the modern era, so it might be right up your alley.
2023 is an epic year for hot hatchbacks. After seeing Toyota introduce the GR Yaris, we couldn’t help but feel snubbed when it wouldn’t be hitting our shores. No, the GR Yaris probably wouldn’t have sold well in the U.S., as we’re obsessed with SUVs, but we felt like we deserved something just as unique. Enter the GR Corolla, a hot hatch born from rallying.
Toyota let Gazoo Racing, its high-performance sub-brand, loose on the Corolla hatchback, and the GR Corolla is the result. The GR Corolla shares the same turbo 1.6-liter three-cylinder engine as the GR Yaris, but it’s been boosted to 300 horsepower. The engine is only available with a six-speed manual transmission, and a customizable all-wheel-drive system is also on hand. The hot hatch may be inspired by rallying, but its tenacious cornering grip and high-tech all-wheel-drive system make it a serious track weapon.
Besides the GR Corolla driving like a bat out of hell, one of our favorite things about the hatchback is that it looks like it wants to kill you. Flared fenders, an enormous front air intake, three exhaust outlets, and vents in all the right places make the GR Corolla look like a bonafide rally car. All the hatchback is missing is a livery.
No other vehicle epitomizes what it means to be a luxury vehicle like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. This isn’t a new thing. The S-Class has been the definition of a luxury car for decades. From offering cutting-edge tech features, a plush ride, and design elements that help it spoil passengers, few
Since the S-Class looks like the epitome of a luxury vehicle, it’s unsurprising that its stately design accents the fact that it’s over 17 feet long. The sedan’s immense size correlates to an incredibly spacious interior, especially for passengers in the back. The people sitting back there get 43.8 inches of legroom, more than some midsize SUVs.
In addition to being downright enormous, the S-Class has features that make the car more enjoyable to sit in than a Lovesac sofa. The Executive Line has power outboard rear seats with a memory setting, quad-zone automatic climate control, a rear wireless charging pad, rear massaging seats, rear neck heating, a rear tablet, and rear-seat airbags.
Moreover, the standard turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine with a mild-hybrid system makes 429 horsepower. For more power, there’s a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 with a mild-hybrid system that produces 496 horsepower. Standard air suspension results in one of the cushiest rides on the market, while the available E-Active Body Control actually leans the car into a corner.
Sublime, stupendous, and unequal, the S-Class is automotive royalty.
The industry is ripe with sports sedans, but none can claim what the Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing has that makes it one of the best
Acceleration from the V8 is absurd, rowing through the gears with your right hand and left foot is marvelous, and the way the CT5-V Blackwing handles is remarkable. The CT5-V Blackwing handles with poise and quick reflexes for such a large car. Unlike other vehicles in the class that offer numb driving dynamics or try to hide the road from the driver, the Cadillac does the exact opposite by pairing the machine with the driver.
While the CT5-V Blackwing likes to be hustled around corners and pushed in a straight line, it can also serve as a good family car when not in a rush. Or, if you’re the no-kids type of family, it’s great for a spontaneous getaway trip. It’s too bad the CT5-V Blackwing was around for a short time because it’s an incredible machine that shows America knows what it’s doing.
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Surprisingly, the GR86 and BRZ feel different to drive. One is more tail-happy than the other – we won’t ruin things by telling you which one enjoys being thrashed more because that ruins the point of having to explore some things yourself. All we can say is that you’ll be lucky to learn that the different driving dynamics of sports
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When you think of a Hyundai Sonata, no one can blame you if your mind drags you back to the first model lineups during the 80s. With its many improvements mechanically and structurally in the decades since this classic family sedan has managed to remain relevant in today’s modern age.
Yet, in our opinion, its latest model is one of the best rated
Style-wise, this model has a distinctive and daring design that sets this vehicle apart from its competition in the sedan class like the Accord or Camry. Its fuel efficiency also leaves many drivers pleased, especially those who participate in frequent long-distance trips.
You’ll likely love that it can meet performance needs with its many trim levels and multiple powertrain options. There are three engine sizes. A; 2.5-liter capable of producing a 290 turbocharged horsepower rating, a 1.6-liter turbocharged option that tops out with a horsepower rating of 180, and a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated engine with a horsepower rating of 191.
If none of these options strikes a chord in your heart, you might like the gasoline-electric Sonata’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and electric motor version.
In addition, the Sonata is known for its impeccable performance capabilities, comfortable interior furnishings, advanced infotainment system, and solid build. It really does have everything families require for day-to-day travel needs.
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