Picking out the right car is no easy task. Seriously, it’s just about one of the biggest chores of the whole “adulting” game. A car is not a toy, as your parents’ saying goes. This essentially means that choosing a car is like making a long-term investment. For those of us who don’t know much about banking, math, or money, that’s a lot to ask.
Buying a new car ups the ante even further. When considering the price, it’s imperative to find the right one in your price range or budget, while knowing that you’re making an investment in something completely new to you. It seems like price and quality go hand in hand and it all just become a lot to think about. Don’t get overwhelmed.
The simplest way to find the perfect car for you is to look at your needs. What are your priorities? Style? Safety? If you want the best of the best for your specific needs or to fit your purposes, these are the top new car models of 2018, each ranked for their different strengths in different categories to fit your needs.
And if you still need more help, there’s always TrueCar, which lets you check out exactly what others paid as well as competitive pricing, and takes the hassle out of bargain hunting.
Picking the right car for its style and aesthetic can be tough. Please don’t jump at the flashiest model you see. You want something cool, new, and unique, but that won’t look tacky or dated in a few years. It’s best to go timeless. According to MotorTrend, these five new models embody the idea of never going out of style.
- 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
- 2018 Audi A5 Sportsback
- 2018 Buick Regal
- 2018 Kia Stinger GT
- 2018 Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo
Safety first! If you’d rather focus on high-quality, durable materials that have proven tried and true in testing over all the bells, whistles, and finishes, these five vehicles have undergone strict evaluation and come out on top according to the IIHS. You know what they say: better safe than sorry.
- 2018 Kia Forte
- 2018 Kia Soul
- 2018 Subaru Impreza
- 2018 Subaru WRX
- 2018 Subaru Legacy
Saving the world starts with you. For those who remain conscientious of the environment and want to keep their roads clean and lives green, these five models are made to be as Earth-friendly as possible, according to Car and Driver. Your fellow man will thank you.
- 2018 Chevrolet Bolt EV
- 2018 Mercedes-Benz B-class Electric Drive
- 2018 Ford Focus Electric
- 2018 Nissan Leaf
We’re not all working with unlimited budgets. These cars are affordable enough that you can ride off in style with the reassurance of quality… and without breaking the bank. There’s nothing better than a good deal.
- 2018 Honda Accord
- 2018 Chevrolet Equinox
- 2018 Hyundai Sonata
- 2018 Toyota Camry
- 2018 GMC Terrain