Looking Ahead: The Best Cars 2021 and Beyond Have to Offer
In the USA, we take our cars seriously. In 2019, we bought more than 19 million cars, and, undoubtedly, many of us will be looking to buy a new car this year and next year. So what are the best cars of 2021 that you can look forward to owning? Which are the cars and trucks that you need to have your eyes on? What about further afield, beyond next year?
We’re here to take the wheel and show you the best cars for 2021 that you need to know about. Don’t get left behind, trailing in others’ dust: read on and get informed!
What is it that puts you off owning an SUV? For many people, the thought of harming the environment and poor fuel economy will stop them from considering a larger vehicle.
The Toyota Venza is here to assuage you of that guilt. This truck is a hybrid but it’s quite unlike more traditional hybrids like the Prius.
There’s an electric motor on the rear axle, which means it can offer all-wheel-drive performance without sacrificing fuel efficiency. You can expect to get around 40 mpg combined, which is great for an SUV.
As well as this neat powertrain, it’s got a few other nifty tricks up its sleeve. It eschews the lumbering handling that some SUVs have in favor of a much more nimble footing. To this end, it comes with some nice sporty suspension, which means it’ll be a hoot to drive on the road as well as off it.
BMW has decided to take on Tesla at their own game. While the i3 has been around for a while now, it can’t match Tesla for luxury. That’s where the i4 comes in.
This futuristic machine takes the platform of the 4-Series and makes it all-electric, and it’s futuristic-looking as all get out too. It’s not known whether this model will be out in 2021 or 2022 yet but either way, it’s sure to make a splash.
We’ve all been drooling over the Tesla Model 3 for a year but this is the first EV that looks like it could take it on fair and square. The electric powertrain can generate the equivalent of 530 horsepower, more than BMW’s standard twin-turbo V8.
This means that the acceleration and top speed of the i4 are going to be absolutely bananas. Do you want a four-door sedan with speed, green credentials, and that Teutonic temperament that you only find in BMWs? This is your dream come true.
Cast your mind back a decade or so and you’ll remember quite what a status symbol the Caddy Escalade was. It was a hulking, luxuriant monster: an opulent palace with a silly powertrain.
While its status has withered on the vine a little since, the 2021 model looks set to revive the excitement and interest it used to have.
Let’s start with the engine. The 2021 Escalade will pack a 6.2-liter V8 or a straight-six diesel. Couple this with a 10-speed transmission and you’ve got a recipe for automotive greatness.
Inside, things get a little silly in the best possible way. We’re all used to infotainment screens by now. The Escalade has one that’s 38-inches across. Yep, bigger than a lot of TVs (and it’s OLED too).
The sound system is crazy too, with 36-speakers for your tunes. The slightly smaller Escalade ESV will launch after the main model if you like your opulent, wheeled palaces more Buckingham Palace than Versailles. We predict many people will be researching the benefits of ceramic coating to protect their investment on this beauty.
You may remember the original Tesla Roadster. It was the original Tesla that heralded the onslaught of Model 3s and Model Ss and it’s fallen into the shadow of its bigger brothers.
The new Roadster for 2021 will be made from scratch by Tesla, unlike the original, which was based on a Lotus Elise. Performance figures for the new Roadster are completely insane. This thing is set to take you from stationary to 60 mph in 1.9 seconds.
Its top speed is expected to be somewhere around 250 mph. The range is solid too, Tesla estimates it to be able to do around 620 miles per charge. The first real Tesla supercar is coming and it’s going to be amazing.
Ford Mustang Mach-E
What if you love muscle cars but you care about saving the planet? Are you caught between a rock and a hard place? Will you have to sacrifice one for the other?
Not if you buy a Mustang Mach-E. This car is a battery-electric Mustang crossover. Yep, you read all of that right.
It doesn’t look like a traditional Mustang but it’s got the performance to rival any of its predecessors. The highest-end model, the GT, can hit 60 mph in 3.5 seconds.
If you opt for the extended range feature, you should be able to get around 300 miles out of a charge. It’s a four-door too, which means that you can own it without sacrificing utility. You can fit your kids and your shopping in this thing and it’ll still tear down the highway.
This is what the next generation of muscle cars is going to look like. Why not get in on the ground floor?
The Best 2021 Cars Have a Lot to Offer
The best 2021 cars and trucks are going to blow you away. Despite the misery and difficulties of 2020, there are many reasons to be cheerful about next year. Cars are reaching a turning point, balancing power and environmental credentials without sacrificing either and that’s very exciting to watch.