Top Cars 2019 Edition

Every year, car manufacturers strive to beat their competition to sales numbers. This is achieved by putting a lot of effort into Research and Development to either invent innovative features or improve on existing ones.

Years back, important features and equipment used to be made optional on vehicles, however in recent times, certain important features are required to be available on vehicles for them pass regulatory standards. So while some manufacturers produce their vehicles within the lines of these regulations, others go the extra mile to ensure their vehicles not only meet these regulatory requirements but set the bar for innovations amongst their competition.

In this article, we have put together a list of the best vehicles in each of the available categories for 2019. The cars in this list outshine their competition in performance, reliability, comfort, technology, safety, fuel economy and overall cost to own.

Top Hatchback: 2019 Volkswagen Golf R

A Hatchback is a kind of vehicle with a rear door that spans the whole length of the rear end which opens upwards. Most hatchbacks are practical vehicles because they offer more cargo space with the same seating capacity as compared to sedans. The Volkswagen Golf R beats all the other vehicles in this class to take the crown because it doesn’t aid the stereotype that hatchbacks are slow. The Golf R is a performance-oriented hatchback that sports a 2.0L turbocharged 4-Cyl engine that puts out a whopping 288 horsepower and is mated to either a six-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed automatic transmission with a combined gas mileage of 37 MPG. The Golf R is a well-rounded vehicle that gives you the peppy power of a sports car, the practicality o,mf a minivan and the fuel economy of a hybrid car without sacrificing any bit of comfort or innovative technologies and safety features.

Runner-ups in this category include:

  • 2019 Honda Fit
  • 2019 Subaru Impreza
  • 2019 Mazda Mazda3

Top Sports Car: 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata

A sports car is a low slung vehicle equipped with a high-powered engine and fine-tuned suspension system designed with an emphasis on performance and handling at high speeds. The 2019 Miata checks all the boxes of requirements for a sports car. It is lightweight and is devoid of all the complicated high tech features that accompany most cars in this segment. It sports a high revving 2.0L 4-Cyl engine that churns out 181 horsepower which may not seem like much until you put to consideration its size which is less than 2,400 pounds and this engine propels the Miata to 60 MPH in less than 6 seconds. Because of its weight, it is a dream to drive on windy roads as its handling is very balanced and inspires confidence. Compared to other vehicles in this class, the Miata trumps them all because of its simplicity and very low cost.

Runner-ups in this category include:

  • 2019 Fiat 124 Spider
  • 2019 Chevrolet Camaro
  • 2019 Ford Mustang

Top Sedan: 2019 Buick LaCrosse

A sedan is a four-door vehicle with an enclosed cargo area separated from the passenger compartment. The 2019 Buick LaCrosse is a full-size sedan with a supple and comfortable ride, a very spacious interior equipped with plenty of important technology features and luxury equipment available as standard features. Overall, it is a vehicle with a well thought out design language that bridges the gap between average and luxurious sedans. It also has a class-leading predicted reliability rating with impressive fuel efficiency.

Runner-ups in this category include:

  • 2019 Chrysler 300
  • 2019 Toyota Avalon
  • 2019 Kia Cadenza

Top Electric Car: 2019 Tesla Model S

An electric car is a vehicle that isn’t propelled with an internal combustion engine. Instead, it is propelled by one or more electric motors using energy stored in rechargeable battery cells. Tesla is a pioneer in the electric car market and is the first in the world to mass-produce electric cars. The Model is an impressive vehicle that stands toe to toe with conventional cars powered by internal combustion engines and beats them hands down. The Model S is breathtakingly quick and very luxurious. It has an excellent range of 285 miles and packs a punch technologically. It is highly advanced and is miles ahead of the automotive industry in terms of safety, comfort, and maintenance. The overall cost to own a Model S is also comparatively low.

Runner-ups in this category include:

  • 2019 Audi e-tron
  • 2019 Jaguar i-PACE
  • 2019 BMW i3

Top Hybrid Car: 2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid

A hybrid car is a kind of vehicle that uses more than one means of power for propulsion. The most common type of hybrid cars are cars that use both an internal combustion engine and an electric motor for propulsion. The purpose of hybrid cars is to reduce fuel consumption and pollution. While the Toyota Camry has built a reputation for over 20 years as being the poster child for Toyota in terms of reliability, comfort, and overall ownership cost, the Toyota Camry Hybrid further builds on this foundation to become a class-leading vehicle with its impressive fuel efficiency and performance.

Runner-ups in this category include:

  • 2019 Honda Accord Hybrid
  • 2019 Kia Optima Hybrid
  • 2019 Toyota Prius

Top Station Wagon: 2019 Volvo V90 Cross Country

A Station Wagon or estate is a kind of sedan that instead of an isolated cargo compartment, has a longer body with a passenger compartment that extends further down to the rear of the vehicle. It sports a large cargo area that is accessible to the passengers. The 2019 V90 Cross Country is a sleek wagon that combines practicality with style effortlessly. It is an all-wheel-drive vehicle with extra ground clearance and impressive tech equipment that makes it an all-weather vehicle. It’s base model sports a 2.0L turbocharged 4-Cyl engine that puts out 250 horsepower and is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission which provides gobs of power when needed. It is aimed at buyers who want a sports car capable of hauling people and extra luggage across very rough terrains.

Runner-ups in this category include:

  • 2019 Subaru Outback
  • 2019 Audi Allroad
  • 2019 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

Top Minivan: 2019 Honda Odyssey

A minivan as the name implies is a miniature of a van capable of seating a maximum of eight passengers with ample cargo space. The 2019 Honda odyssey is a class-leading minivan that sports a 3.5L 6-Cyl engine mated to either a nine-speed or ten-speed automatic transmission that offers a great deal of versatility. It is no slouch performance-wise, comes with an impressive array of family-centric features, offers a surprisingly isolated yet comfortable ride, great fuel economy and value for money that outclasses other minivans in this segment.

Runner-ups in this category include:

  • 2019 Toyota Sienna
  • 2019 Chrysler Pacifica
  • 2019 Kia Sedona

Top Crossover: 2019 Lexus RX350

A crossover is a type of SUV that shares the same platform as a sedan. They usually have the same form factor of SUVs but smaller and lighter with little or no off-road capabilities. The RX350 is a crossover from Lexus that can seat up to seven passengers while offering all the bells and whistles of vehicles manufactured by Lexus. It is a well-rounded luxurious crossover that offers a long list of standard equipment, smooth and quiet rides, cushy interior and Toyota reliability.

Runner-ups in this category include:

  • 2019 Acura MDX
  • 2019 Audi Q7
  • 2019 Ford Edge

Top Pickup Truck: 2019 Ford F-150

A pickup is a light-duty truck with an enclosed cabin and a wide-open cargo bed behind. Since its inception, the Ford F-150 has been a pioneer in this segment. It has set numerous standards for reliability, ruggedness, capability and practicality which makes it a good value for money. It is a very tough truck that has won several accolades for its sheer strength. It is available in several trims with numerous engine options to choose from. Unlike other trucks in this segment, the F-150 offers impressive fuel economy and a very comfortable ride. It is also well-built ad has very low maintenance costs.

Runner-ups in this category include:

  • 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • 2019 Ram 1500
  • 2019 Toyota Tundra

Top SUV: 2019 Ford Expedition

An SUV also known as a Sports Utility Vehicle is a large vehicle that is equipped with numerous features designed to travel diverse difficult terrains. It is a vehicle equipped with a powerful engine, four-wheel drive and high ground clearance. The Ford Expedition is a family-friendly SUV that is loaded to the gills with impressive tech equipment and safety features able to carry up to eight passengers along with ample cargo space for extra luggage. On paved road, its ride is composed and comfortable while off-road, it is a beast and with its four-wheel-drive system, it can weather any storm. It has a relatively low maintenance cost and offers good value for money compared to other vehicles in this class.

Runner-ups in this category include:

  • 2019 Toyota Sequoia
  • 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe
  • 2019 Nissan Armada

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