Americans bought a whopping 17.2 million cars in 2017. Even though that number is expected to drop slightly in 2018, millions of folks are still going to make a trip to the dealership to pick out a new set of wheels.
With hundreds of brands and models to choose from, the car possibilities for consumers these days are seemingly endless. This may sound great, but finding a vehicle that’s a perfect fit for you can get tedious and overwhelming quickly.
If you’re ready for an automobile upgrade in 2018, these are the models to keep an eye on. From sporty subcompacts to refined luxury cars, these five vehicles have won the hearts of consumers and experts alike.
2018 Toyota Camry
If you’re looking for a car that’s offers power, versatility, and great looks, the Toyota Camry should be your go-to model for 2018. Its reasonable price tag ($23,495 starting MSRP) and superior gas mileage make it a great choice for busy folks on a budget.
With an impressive list of standard safety features and one of the best infotainment systems in its class, the 2018 Toyota Camry will keep you connected to the outside world while shuttling you comfortably to your destination.
2018 Audi A6
Drivers already expect luxury cars to be the best of the best, but even among its classy competitors, the 2018 Audi A6 is the undisputed champion. With four-, six-, and eight-cylinder engine options, this is a car for fans of serious power. Coupled with its light, agile handling, the Audi A6 turns driving into an art form.
With a perfect safety score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, you can rest assured that you’re in good hands when you hit the highway with this world-class car.
2018 Honda Fit
When it comes to subcompact cars, you really can’t do much better than the Honda Fit. Despite its small size, the Fit is designed in way that maximizes every inch of interior space. It can fit four adults comfortably, which is a feat easier said than done for most subcompacts, and it’s got a generous 16.6 cubic feet of cargo space.
The 2018 Honda Fit also dominates the subcompact competition in terms of fuel economy. With a respectable 33 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway, you’ll be hard pressed to find a similar model boast those numbers.
2018 Ford Expedition
The 2018 edition of the Ford Expedition has received a major redesign, and the reviews have been glowing. You expect to sacrifice some handling capabilities in exchange for more power with a large SUV, but that’s not the case with the Expedition. Its twin-turbo V-6 engine definitely packs a powerful punch, but it also handles well considering its size. With an optional 360 degree camera added, maneuverability worries will be a thing of the past.
Just because the Expedition is built for the great outdoors doesn’t mean you’ll be roughing it in terms of features. Seating is comfortably large, cargo space is above average (20.9 cubic feet), and the rear-seat entertainment system will keep passengers happy and occupied.
2018 Ford F-150
For decades the Ford F-150 has been the gold standard for pickup trucks, and the 2018 model is no exception. With unprecedented hauling capabilities and class-topping fuel economy, the F-150 is a top-of-the-line American vehicle.
The 2018 F-150 comes with a 13,200 pound towing capacity. This massive number not only beats its competitors but is also a personal best for this Ford icon. When coupled with new features like dynamic hitch assist and trailer sway control, hauling cargo of all kinds has become a breeze.
By class standards, the F-150’s fuel economy is first class—19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on highways. It may not be able to compete with a hybrid, but it will be a challenge to find a more eco-friendly pickup.