The cars we’re most looking forward to driving in 2021

The cars we're most looking forward to driving in 2021

The cars we're looking at in 2021

Good things are coming next year, folks.

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Happy 2021, everyone. With a new year comes a whole bunch of brand new cars. With this in mind, our editors chose the car, truck, or SUV they are most looking forward to driving this year. Read on for everyone’s pics.

Some of my esteemed colleagues have already announced Ford’s electric SUV, the Much eWith Andrew Croke described it as “awesome.” Of that I have no doubt; Mach-e looks good and goes well by almost all accounts. However, everyone agrees that it is not quite above the point of view of dealing with that Mustang moniker.

Can GT fix that? I am eager to explore it. Performance on the base is not lacking for Mach-E, which ranges from 0 seconds to 60-mph 5.1 seconds. I have seen instrumented testing that falls in the 4-second range, but GT. Display version trim Promise to bring it down for 3.5 seconds. It is near the Shelby GT500 area.

But EVs usually occur quickly. The question for me is how it will handle. Traditionally the Mustangs are not known as great corner carvers, but later generations have overcome those prejudices and both the GT350 and GT500 have a lot of fun on the track as well as on the strip. Could the Mustang also be Mach-e? I can’t wait to find out.

– Tim Stevens

I was certainly not alone in my enthusiasm for Ford’s Bronco revival, so it’s probably surprising that Blue Oval’s brewer is the vehicle I’m most pumped to drive in 2021. This said, before I saw Bronco for the first time, I just wasn’t ready to be as excited for this 4×4 as I turned out to be.

I ran into a well-deserved backdrop before the public disclosure of Bronco, and to be honest, I haven’t looked like a moon on any new production vehicle in years. Not only does 2021 Ford Bronco Looks great, it’s packed with off-road capability and loaded with thoughtful, “Why didn’t the Jeep think in advance?” Touches As much as i love the wrangler the Gladiator (I almost bought one last year), Bronco has single-handedly made the Jeep’s development rhythm a bit sluggish.

I’m usually a sports car, GT or classic car man when it comes to my personal vehicle choices, but I’ve been adding a body-on-frame utility to my small collection for quite some time now. I have also seen a lot in classic SUVs to start itching. As it turns out, what I have been waiting for is a new truck that looks retro-inspired with modern technology and capability. I am ordering a two-door Bronco, and I expect Ford to manage a high-quality launch.

– Chris Pourt

I’m not just stealing to drive new ones Mercedes-Maybach S-Class, I was shocked Operates in, Too. Each time a new S-Class debut, it resets the bar by which all other luxury sedans are judged, and the Maybach variant adds a whole bunch of over-the-top creature comforts that Bentley and Rolls-Royce Companies like this should also be troubled. .

The new S-Class already packs a wall of new technologies, including one Massive upgrade for Mercedes’ MBUX multimedia system, An augmented reality heads-up performance and one of the best sound systems I’ve ever heard. Take all that with goodness, add a 7-inch rear legroom, give me some of the best, most comfortable rear seats in the world, and keep a pair of Vivu Selectcott bottles in the car’s champagne fridge. Traffic jam ahead? Oh man, I think I’ll take a nap.

Don’t get me wrong, there’s a whole bunch of sports cars eager to drive me in 2021, but there’s something about a huge, ultra-comfy S-Class that makes me want to curl up and forget the shitshow. 2020 ever existed. Bring on the new year. I want to do a foot massage.

– Steven Ewing

There are a lot of fancy cars on this list, but you know what? I am too pumped to drive a 2022 Honda Civic. At first glance, the car looks a type and I started to believe that the design would be a real bummer when Patent images first leaked. But I did it right; This car looks great.

Honda’s mission is clear: a return to basics and simplicity that made your cars timeless. In standard guise this car looks so clean and fresh, and although we only have a sketch of the interior, it looks absolutely excellent. I’m looking a little bit too Honda e Inside, which is a good thing in my book.

Each car on this list will likely be more exciting to drive, but honestly, the public still needs good cars. And when the time comes we will get a new one C And Type r Based on this clean design. This is making me even more excited for the future of Honda’s bread-and-butter nameplate.

– Sean Sizkowski

Tesla gets everyone’s attention, but a lot of other companies are working overtime to develop high-end electric vehicles. Take Lucid Motors, for example. Upstart brand’s air sedan set to hit pace-setting The model Right where it hurts. This new four-door car is not only stylish and upscale, it should also have shocking performance, which is why I can’t wait to experience it firsthand.

Air Dream Edition Lucid has the peak model in the newborn range and claims to have offered 1,080 horsepower. 2.5 seconds of organ-scratching has enough secret sauce to rocket this sedan from a standstill to 60 mph. Naturally, all-wheel drive includes many other breathtaking features. The Dream Edition comes with a super-premium cabin, a whole bunch of internal screens, and eventually a Level 3 automatic driving capability.

Elegantly designed and shockingly powerful, the Lucid Air Dream Edition also offers some impressive driving ranges. If you can resist doing back-to-back-to-back-to-back acceleration runs, then this version should be able to go 503 miles between charges, although the slightly less-fancy Grand Touring model beats that, 517 miles with approximate range. Not too shabby, lucid, not too shabby.

– Craig Cole

There is no question in my mind that Genesis is rolling out the most exciting designs in the auto industry right now, and the new GV70 The crossover is the best yet. It is different and just plain gorgeous, both inside and out.

The GV70 looks like it would be great to drive, too. It rides on a new rear-wheel-drive platform and shares the same engine as the GV80, meaning a choice of 375-hp twin-turbo V6. Genesis also says that the GV70 will be offered with torque vectoring, a limited-slip differential and adaptive suspension, and the Sport model adds even more good gifts.

And more than any other Genesis model, the GV70 is poised to become the brand’s biggest success, as the compact luxury crossover market is booming. So will the GV70 be a hit and live up to my own personal hype? I can’t wait to find out.

– Daniel Golson

Subaru is looking at my notes due to the update 2022 Subaru BRZ Almost entirely in line with my ideas to improve the current model. The facelift is probably a bit too Lexus F for my taste, but I’m eager to see the rear-drive coupe in person and get behind the wheel.

The new BRZ gets a nice and moderate torque and horsepower bump from its large-displacement 2.4-liter flat-four engine, but not to disturb the weight distribution and low center-mass creeping too much gear under the all-hood Was careful. . And the best news is that the six-speed manual gearbox returns as the enthusiast’s favorite broadcast.

The ride is refined, but Subaru promises that it is as balanced as before. Meanwhile the cabin features are updated – but still quite simple – in the center stack and in the instrument cluster where you’ll get new digital gauges. The 2022 BRZ looks like it cures all the nipples of the current model, while its soul remains intact for a new generation.

– Antuan Goodwin

Is one of my lucky colleagues It was already taken for quite an off-road adventure., But with a production debut made for mid-2021, I’m incredibly immersed in it Rivian R1T Electric pick.

The R1T doesn’t just look cool, it packs all kinds of useful features like the C-Pillar gear tunnel, which uses a huge body of pickups without a boat load of mechanical bits. With a footprint about equal to the Honda Ridglin, it should not stain the sun on your driveway.

If Rivian keeps its target dates, it will be one of the first production electric pickups to hit the market. Considering how sludge could get stuck in the pickup segment, Rivian’s early efforts would be the bellwether by which other automakers – legacy or not – measure their success.

– Andrew Croke

What is my favorite model in the 911 range? Not a bonkers-powerful turbo, but Gt3 For its pure, track-focused mission. And unlike the previous 991 GT3, the new model will be offered with a manual transmission from the Get-Go, with Porsche’s excellent PDK as an option.

Another thing that is great is that the GT3 will retain its naturally aspirated flat six-cylinder engine. This means that it is a great exhaust note along with its linear power delivery and sky-high redline.

And then there are improvements in handling. Instead of the stiff front suspension that McPherson produced on every road leading up to the 911, the new GT3 gets a double-wishbone setup that should raise the cornering IQ. Improvements in the aero such as the goose-neck rear wing and I’m sure it’s going to be a horrific riot. I can not wait.

– John Wong

Rivian R1S He takes everything that is great about the R1T and makes it better because it looks like a classic Range Rover.

Having seen the interior of the prototype / concept / whatever version at the LA Auto Show a few years ago, I can say that this is a total dream car for me to use every day. It is all practical and appears to be hard-wearing and unhealthy. Add to the promised range and serious off-road chops that are unlikely to be lost in translation from trucks to SUVs, and there is plenty of hell to get excited about.

– Kyle Hyatt

I have one thing forever Wrangler And I’m super-stocked to see how it would behave with an electrified powertrain. 4xe There is a plug-in hybrid that gets a 25 mile all-electric range. I love the idea of ​​being able to save those miles when I’m out on the trail without worrying about any limits on the way home.

Electric power is great for off-roading, as you have all the torque available when you touch the accelerator. However, I am curious as to how electric motors work with a two-speed transfer case and front and rear locking differentials. It’s a completely new dirt world, all of you, and I’m here for it.

The 4xe is powered by Jeep’s 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder engine and total power output of 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque. Jeep says the 4xe has already completed the 22-mile Rubicon Trail in California on electric power, but says it plans to have solar charging stations on select trails in Rubicon and Moab, Utah.

– Emme Hall

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