Is your dream car built for speed, or are you looking for the smoothest ride possible? Do you have a crew of kids who you need to keep entertained on long trips? Whatever your vehicle needs, we can point you to a car that will meet them. Let’s take a look at the winning features of the best vehicles on the market.
The Alfa Romeo Giulia is the brand’s first car to sell in the United States in over a quarter century. It has car enthusiasts excited for multiple reasons. According to Consumer Reports, the winning feature of the Giulia is that it provides the smoothest ride of all sports sedans on the market. While other comparable vehicles have overly firm suspensions and a confusing number of configurable driving modes, the Giulia offers a pleasant driving experience.
The Giulia’s moves are refreshingly lithe, its steering light and flickable and controlled via a steering wheel with a thin, easy-to-grip rim. The willing engines and communicative chassis pulse with similarly visceral sensations, and the ride is always friendly. The Giulia feels holistic, each major system operating in harmony with the others.
The high tech equipment that comes with the redesigned Volvo XC60 is what makes this vehicle stand out. A 9 inch vertical touch screen, similar to an iPad, controls many of the SUVs functions. Apple Car Play and Adroid Auto come standard with the XC60 and, unlike most other vehicles, can be controlled with the central touch screen.
Other tech additions that are standouts include the standard automatic emergency braking system, which is more advanced than comparable models. The Volvo XC60’s system is so advanced that it can not only detect cars, but also pedestrians, bicycles, and large animals. Other safety systems that are included in the standard Volvo XC60 are traffic sign recognition, a driver drowsiness alert system, automatic post-collision braking, and automatic high-beam headlights. These standard, sophisticated driving safety features make this car a winner and put it at the top of many “best of” lists for 2018 vehicles.
The 2018 Ford Expedition is rated the best large SUV and has also been named the Best Large SUV for Families by US News & World Report. In addition to the expansive interior and ample storage space, the car boasts a top of the line infotainment and audio system. The SYNC 3 infotainment system features quick reactions to voice commands. Features like hands-free calling, 911 Assist, and Sirius XM® Radio keep you connected with just the sound of your voice.
A 12-speaker Bang & Olufson audio system provides excellent sound. Families and large groups will love the wireless charging and hot spot features. The Wi-Fi hotspot connects up to 10 devices at a range of up to 50 feet. A wireless device charging pad and available USB ports in every row are all winning features. The 2018 Ford Expedition is an excellent choice for techies and families that need to stay plugged in and connected on the go.
The turbocharged engine and significant power train on the Audi RS 3 has speed enthusiasts delighted. The tradition of Audi Sport performance lives on in the latest five cylinder powerplant. The Audi RS 3 Sedan has a 2.5-liter TFSI® turbocharged engine. This spectacular piece of automotive engineering has a unique firing order and unique sound. The turbocharged engine produces 400 horsepower and 354 pounds per foot of torque. The driver can control the distinct engine note by opening the flaps of the standard RS exhaust system. If you are looking for a thrilling, high speed ride, then the Audi RS 3 is your winner.
From smooth rides to high tech advancements to powerful engines, each of these top ranked vehicles has something special to offer. What winning features are you looking for in your next vehicle? To learn more about the latest 2018 models, see our list of 6 automotive shows to watch in 2018.