Car production lines are working overtime to keep up with the prevailing market competition. Manufacturers are always on edge in releasing better editions that will attract new customers, at the same time maintain existing customer loyalty. Presently cars are more than just a mode of transportation they have a great deal of functionality. With the progress of artificial intelligence and self-drive, the future seems more lustrous. Already several manufacturers have rolled out their 2018 passenger cars, with great options available. In no particular order of preference, here is a rundown of the most anticipated passenger cars of 2018.
2018 Toyota Camry
This is surely a good run in the tide of generational succession. Since its first launch in the 80s, the Camry has enjoyed a good market share due to its quality. The 2018 model tries to maintain the same body style with new twists on front and back. The roof is inclined with a deep on the back to give it a more sport like look. It is available in a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that gives a powerful drive. There is also an available 3.5-liter v6 engine option that displaces more than 250lb-ft torque. Its interior is quite spectacular with a bright display gauge and dash curves. More Info
Price range of this model is $22,000 to $48,000
2018 Honda Odyssey
The 2018 Honda Odyssey is arguably an ideal family car. This reliable minivan can carry up to 7 passengers. The 2018 model has a simple reliable infotainment system that is quite family friendly. Interior seat quality is great with an ever-roomy seat position for passengers. The dash panel features soft touch material that delivers an upscale feel. It has a nine-speed automatic transmission that is quite smooth. Similarly, it has a powerful 3.5l v6 engine that delivers an impressive 280-horse power. Other standard features include a backup camera, phone connectivity among others.
Price range for this model: $31,000 to $49,000
2018 Audi Q5
This mid-sized compact SUV is an improved version of its predecessor. The new Q5 introduces more drive friendly features such as an updated responsive infotainment system. In line with its tradition, the interior design delivers great luxury. The seats are full on comfortable with adjustable lumbar support. The driver seat position is raised to give a better view of the road. Externally Audi hasn’t made drastic changes as the body shape is quite familiar, a more visible change is the headlight design. Available engine options are a 2l engine and a 3-liter engine. Horsepower generated is in excess of 230 and 320 respectively.
Price starts at $42,000
2018 Honda Civic
Performance drivers will surely be pleased with this new release. The 2018 Honda civic has a 2-liter four-cylinder engine that is quite fast. An alternative option is a 1.5-liter direct injection turbo cable of delivering more than 200 horsepower. Fuel economy is quite stable with an average of 8.5liters per 100km in the city. While the high way consumption is about 6l per 100km, making it a fuel-efficient vehicle. There is a manual option and this may intrigue the die hard stick lovers. Overall, the interior and exterior design are amazing as much borrows from previous versions.
Price range from $17,500 to $37,000
2018 Volkswagen Atlas
The Volkswagen Atlas is a relatively new model in midsize SUV category. This model is meant to offer modest comfort to families with a three-row design. Similarly, the car infotainment functions support various phone functions while maintaining VW’s simplicity. Off-road capabilities of the Atlas are also remarkable. It has a full on v6 option either as a 2-liter engine or a 3.6litre engine. Fuel consumption range is 17 to 18 miles per gallon in the city, while a 23 to 25 miles per gallon range in the highway. The luggage compartment of this unit is quite large hence, suitable for modest cargo haul. More Info
Price range $29,250 to $40,000
2018 Volvo XC60
Volvo is an industry pacesetter on road safety and the Volvo xc60 is dubbed as the best-concerning safety. The five-seater SUV borrows heavily from the xc90 model. Drive power train will be available in three options. One of which is an electric motor, a 400-hp plug in hybrid system. The interior design is top of the line with industry best material meant to offer high luxury standards. Furthermore, the extended panoramic sunroof offers a great feel. More Info
Price range $42,000 to $54,000
2018 KIA stinger
This beautifully crafted vehicle will turn heads on the go. It has an elegant body with an aggressive looking face. The KIA stinger has a 250 horsepower 2-liter engine as a standard base. A more robust option is available as 3-liter v6 engine that is powerful on the tarmac. The car’s interior is equally entertaining as the exterior with a vibrant center console display. Legroom is modest and the surround system delivers quality music. This is a marvelous rear wheel sports sedan. More Info