In these uncertain times where fear keeps most of us at home, cars are more than just tools but have become symbols of freedom. True, you could just go for a walk, but there is a certain sense of security that comes from being safely ensconced in the comfort of your car’s cabin.
Taking safety to the next level
Today’s vehicles are safer than ever, regardless of the configuration you favor – coupes, crossovers, or even pickup trucks. But mechanical safety alone isn’t enough, especially with the world’s current health concerns. Blind-spot monitoring, forward collision avoidance, and adaptive cruise control may be standard on most modern cars, but several automakers are developing true automated driving technology while others are looking into air filtration technology. But being safe doesn’t mean being boring.
Find joy in the small things
Most people find driving to and from work tedious, while taking the kids to school or doing grocery shopping are simply chores. However, every moment you spend in your beloved automobile can be enjoyed. Even affordable vehicles like Toyotas and Mazdas come superbly outfitted with comfort and entertainment features. If you can afford them, top-of-the-line models are basically lounges on wheels with a full entertainment setup to boot. If you have to leave the house, why not take a piece of home with you? And if you struggle to get the kids excited about a road trip, why not consider a rear-seat entertainment system? Of course, smartphone integration is a given in modern cars, while many offer a Wi-Fi hotspot, too.
Don’t stress over the bills
The car market in the USA is doing quite well, despite the economic strain of social distancing, so while the price of many commodities is going up, buying a new car can still be affordable. Furthermore, you can now get a whole lot more for how much you spend in comparison to just a few years ago. Of course, if you want an engine with oodles of horsepower, it will still cost you, but there are many affordable and capable alternatives out there, especially if you consider electrification.
While Tesla may lead the pack in this regard, many automakers are jumping on the bandwagon and moving away from simple hybridization towards fully electric cars. No longer do battery packs eat up almost all the space in the back seat or trunk, and fuel economy figures have never been more impressive. So, while the initial capital outlay may be a bit higher, these vehicles will save you so much in the long run that you won’t be able to keep from smiling each time you take them for a spin.
Just some of the top cars to consider today include the:
- Kia Seltos
- Nissan Versa
- Genesis G80
- Tesla Model S
- Ford F-150
- Toyota RAV4
- Volvo V60