Top 10 Cars and Trucks You Should Consider in 2021
2021 is gaining momentum and there is already a lot of good news. After 2020 it seems a well-deserved relief! So, we are here to share with you the top 10 beautiful and luxury cars and trucks which will delight automotive enthusiasts in the new year.
Even if you’re not going to buy any for yourself, enjoy vivid pictures of cars and trucks and plan your future purchase.
Let’s go! 😉
#1 Chevy Corvette Stingray
The 2021 model of Stingray is sporty and relatively compact. It is shorter than the common Corvette but its length equals the one of the Audi R8.
The mid-mounted 6.2-liter V8 allows the vehicle to reach 100 kmph in just 2.8 seconds that puts it between the Ferrari 488 Pista and the Porsche Carrera S (they reach this speed in 2.7 and 2.9 seconds accordingly). The 8-speed dual-clutch transmission will ensure the smoothness of reaching this speed fast and with comfort.
The base price of this crazy road beast, which has 490 horsepower under the hood, starts at $59.995. The Z51 performance package that prevents the sportscar from overheating or losing braking efficiency, will cost an extra $5.995. However, they say that it is not necessary if you are not going to use the car on a race track.
Also, the basic model is equipped with Michelin Pilot all-season tires, which ensures your confidentiality both in summer and winter. No more surprises from the weather!
As for interiors, we couldn’t pass by ‒ it looks futuristic and ergonomic. Supportive seats and convenient location of the screen and everything the driver needs to keep focused is present here.
What does make the Corvette Stingray #1 on our list of great and luxury cars and trucks? Its value for money! The top 3LT version costs $71.945, which is not a fortune compared with other sports cars, for example, Audi R8 that we mentioned above.
#2 Genesis GV80
The next exponent on the luxury cars and trucks list is Genesis (don’t confuse it with the Hyundai Genesis ‒ a sporty coupe, and don’t confuse it with Bentley cause of the logo design)! This car can be compared to Mercedes-Benz, BMW, or Lexus. It looks sophisticated with notes of moderate calm. Surprisingly, its price is not very high compared to the impressions you’ll get from this vehicle. The basic trim starts at $49.925 and the top version costs $71.795. Not few, but people will turn their heads after the car when you pass by.
Genesis offers different turbo-engines for this luxury-looking car. A 3.5-liter V6 with 530 Newton-Meter of torque produces 375 horsepower while a 2.5-liter I4 has only 300 hp, which is not bad for city trips and long journeys as well.
Want more pictures of cars and trucks from the nearly luxury world? Look at the interiors of the GV80. It’s no secret that the company has hired one of Bentley’s designers, that’s why you can experience a deja vu. Leather seats are perfectly complemented with wooden details and a 14.5” infotainment screen.
The only inconvenience you can find in this car is an unusual gear selector that can be perceived as a volume controller. Still, after a couple of rides, everyone gets used to that. 😉
#3 Honda Accord
No one imagined that the Accord would surprise anyone after Honda stopped producing their coupes. Nevertheless, a 2021 Accord is as good as other models on these luxury cars’ and trucks’ rating!
Honda Accord was one of the most favorite cars in the US and Europe for many years, cause it is sporty enough, good-looking, fast, fun, and doesn’t consume much gas. We are happy that the manufacturer adheres to the same rules as 30 years ago ‒ their cars are reliable, comfortable, and powerful.
The price starts at $25.725 for the basic LX version, and the full-loaded Touring trim costs $37.655, which makes it more affordable than other luxury cars and trucks for everyday use. Except for these versions, there are also Sport, Sport SE, EX-L, and Hybrid trims. Yes, if you are a fan of ecology or want to save money, choose the latter. So, if you were going to get a Prius, just stop and take a look at this babe!
Of course, they don’t use 3.5-liter engines, unfortunately, and if you’d like to get a new Accord, choose from 1.5 and 2.0. They don’t offer a manual transmission as well.
If you have ever owned an Accord, you will probably find some common features with the older models. Everything is still in its place, though the infotainment screen is larger, there’s no stick gear selector, and the steering wheel is somehow different.
We’d say that this car is the perfect choice for those who love to have a rest while driving.
#4 Kia Telluride
At first, you might be embarrassed with how this Kia fits the list of luxury cars and trucks. However, we will prove that it fairly wins its fourth place!
This large family SUV with the 3.8-liter V6 that makes 291 horsepower ensures fast acceleration not considering the weight of the vehicle and passengers inside it at all. Except for your comfort in the city, this dinosaur will do everything for you to not get stuck in off-road mud. All-wheel-drive and the system for locking the torque distribution at the 50/50 level are the guarantees that you’ll enjoy any adventure but not regret it.
The interior is very pleasant to look at. When you see the 2021 Telluride for the first time, you even can’t imagine how convenient and ergonomic it is. So, you can get the same experience of driving a luxury SUV without spending loads of money on the Escalade or something similar.
Can you guess what the price for every of three trims is? We bet no! It’s less than $50K. To be precise, it starts from $31.900 and ends at $44K, if you’re willing to have a car with a dual sunroof, Harman Kardon audio, and some extra options. Unbelievable but true! 😉
#5 Mazda CX-5
Mazda has always been known for its affordable, convenient, and reliable vehicles. If you’re looking for a compact all-wheel-drive crossover that will bring you lots of fun and pleasure, take a look at the newest CX-5. It is one of everyone’s favorites on the list of nearly luxury cars and trucks.
Even if you haven’t thought about getting one, look at the price ‒ only $26.370 for the basic Sport option, and you receive a new 2021 vehicle with everything for your comfort. The most upgraded trip out of 6 is Signature for which you’ll need to pay $38.505.
All of these trims are equipped with 2.5 inline-four engines but with different power (from 187 to 227 hp) and six-speed automatic transmission. The fastest trim takes the car from 0 to 100 in just 6.1 seconds, which’s great for a crossover of this type.
The inside world of the 2021 CX-5 looks wonderful indeed. On the one hand, everything looks very restrained, and on the other, laconic and stylish. The well-thought design allows you to focus on your thoughts and the road, not on “Where should I place this cup of coffee when I’m driving?”.
Also, the new model got an updated infotainment screen so you can choose your favorite music without losing control over driving. This car is a good choice for people who value convenience and versatility.
#6 Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman
We bet you have been waiting for Porsche on the luxury cars and trucks list from the very beginning of this article! If you want to feel a special connection with the road, Porsche is the best choice! The price for this pleasure can be very high, up to $100K, but if you don’t urge to get all the extras of the Cayman GT4 RS with 414 hp, you will have to pay only $61.250 for the basic version with a 2-liter engine and 300 hp.
As for the available trims of the Boxster, the price starts at $63.350, which is slightly more expensive than for the Cayman, but the top version, Boxster Spyder, costs a bit less ‒ $98.650.
The wonderful news is that Porsche has added heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, rain sensors, automatically dimming mirrors, bi-xenon headlights, and Apple CarPlay integration even to the basic options.
The luxury interior is one more delight for enthusiasts who love gazing at pictures of cars and trucks, especially so stylish ones!
Some drivers might find the lack of storage space and too many plastic details as the main disadvantages of these cars. However, it’s not an issue for us, as nothing matters when you’re driving a brand new Cayman or Boxster!
#7 Porsche Macan
Here’s another representative of German quality and pedantry. Assembled perfectly down to the smallest detail, the 2021 Macan can impress even those who don’t like large vehicles. Though it looks like an SUV, it can be driven as simply as a hatchback. Also, don’t listen to guys who believe that Macan is something similar to Volkswagen cars. Sure, the car shares some components with them, still, it is a purebred Porsche and can be listed as one of the best luxury cars and trucks.
Its basic trim with a 2.0-liter I4 that produces 248 hp and 7-speed automatic transmission will cost you only $53.450, which is not so much for Porsche vehicles. The top trim GTS, with a twin-turbo V6 that has 385 hp and accelerates from 0 to 100 in surprising 3.9 seconds, will cost $73.450.
Inside, the Porsche Macan 2021 will be as ergonomic and sophisticated as its previous version, with even more luxury charm.
#8 Ram 1500
Finally, we are coming across a large full-size pickup truck in this list of luxury cars and trucks. It is affordable and has 9 trims from $30.145 to $57.745. Our favorite version is the Ram 1500 Rebel with a 3.6-liter gas/electric V6 that produces 305 hp. Only the Limited trim is better, but let’s leave it for V8 fans.
Surprisingly, those who have driven this monster (in its best meaning) confess that the impressions are more like driving the GLS-class rather than the F-150. Such an unusual combination of cross-country ability, power, and external primal brutality with exceptional convenience allows the car to attract more and more attention from those who want to have this giant in their garage.
It’s a miracle how all this appearance of African rhino is combined with the tech-friendly atmosphere inside the 2021 Ram 1500. Higher trims create an impression of driving an affluent car rather than a pickup that we are used to seeing on farms and outside the city.
A spacious cabin with a handful of optional extra additions such as a panoramic sunroof, heated and ventilated seats, leather surfaces means lots of joy and comfort for the driver.
#9 Toyota Supra
The legend of sports cars has been holding the leading positions since its creation. Toyota has added a turbo 2.0-liter version, still, the most interesting trims are 3.0 and 3.0 Premium. Surprisingly, even the simplest Supra’s 255 horsepower allows it to reach 0-100 in just 4.5 seconds. What’s the secret? Lightweight and an excellently tuned automatic 8-speed transmission, of course.
The 2021 Supra got a row of improvements that made it more controllable and comfortable. It has a bunch of driver-assistance systems. If only sports fans could feel the car previously, now it becomes possible to enjoy the power even for newbies. However, be careful, as sometimes, it’s hard to keep so much power on the road.
If you have $43.985 and would like to experience all the fun of driving a rear-wheel-drive legend every day, get a Supra 2.0. For people who are used to taking the maximum from their sporty and luxury cars and trucks, there’s an A91 Edition that costs $55.790.
Many people notice that the 2021 Supra shares much with the BMW Z4 and they are right. However, it’s not a disadvantage. As in every sports car, it has not too much room inside, which is understandable.
As for infotainment, you’ll have an 8.8” touchscreen with a slightly modified BMW’s iDrive interface. There are also navigation and Apple CarPlay ‒ bad news for Android users, this system is not supported.
#10 Volkswagen Golf GTI
The last car on the list of luxury cars and trucks is one more legend. And it’s quite affordable almost for all world drivers, as the basic trim starts at $29.690! All three versions of the 2021 Golf GTI share the same 2.0-liter I4 engine and 6-speed manual or 7-speed DSG transmissions. Getting the arrow to the 100 mark takes under 6 seconds for all of them.
If we chose out of three, we’d consider SE, as together with the standard options, it has a blind-spot monitoring system, LED headlights, large panoramic sunroof, and leather upholstery. All this ensures premium driving and comfort.
The last image among pictures of cars and trucks for today shows the stylish interiors of the new Golf GTI. There is plenty of space for the driver and passengers, as well as for cargo.
Infotainment is not worse than in other cars on the list ‒ the system has touch and voice controls, and can connect to both iOS and Android devices.
We are already used to Mercedes-Benz and BMW using ambient lights, so it’s great that Volkswagen has this option as well. This sporty cutie has businesslike interiors, for THAT price! Awesome!