2017 was another successful year for BMW as the company ranked third among the most valuable auto brands worldwide. With 2018 BMW X7 the Bavarian brand is aiming for the stars. The car is going to be the largest SUV in the company’s lineup of all-time with inline-6, V-8 and plug-in hybrid powertrains to choose from. The sales are likely to start February 2019. However, the company already introduced the car at 2018 Los Angeles auto show. The opinions on the exterior design were divided as some found the new appearance boxy at best and clumsy at worst whereas others described the looks as domineering and pleasantly aggressive.
2018 Jeep Wrangler Pickup
Jeep vehicles get criticized a lot. Experts love to place jeeps at the bottom of rankings, reviewers confess that they would better drive a lawnmower to work – all while the company enjoys great sales and plenty of first-time buyers. Love it or hate it, owning a Jeep Wrangler is a statement and a lifestyle choice that even more people will make after Jeep Wrangler goes on sale. There aren’t many details on the new vehicle. The release date is expected to be at the end of 2018.
2018 Land Rover Defender
Despite its at times poor rankings and disappointing problems per 100 vehicles ratio, Land Rover is on the way to conquer new markets. As the sales numbers in the USA and Canada has been increasing steadily in a span of the last years, the company is ready to conquer Russia and China and plans to do it with 2018 Land Rover Defender. There hasn’t been much information revealed as of now as the Land Rover bosses prefer to keep it a secret, but it is safe to say that in 2018 we are to expect an entire family of Defenders to see the world.
2018 Audi A6/A7
The 2018 Audi A6/ A7 siblings are essential to the company’s well-being as Audi seeks to introduce a model that would be successful on the global scale and draw from the appeal and technical excellence of its popular predecessors A3 and A4.
2018 Buick Regal
Crossovers have been enjoying popularity for the last several years, and Buick had no other choice than to jump on this bandwagon before it’s too late. Throughout its history Buick was known for creating somewhat clumsy models. However, 2018 Buick Regal looks modern and well-groomed, especially its Sportback variant and the Regal TourX option with an added wagon. For those who seek heightened performance Buick offers Regal GS hatchback. Despite otherwise excellent specifications, reviewers found the interior of the car rather a miss than a hit.
2018 Chevrolet Traverse
With 2018 Traverse, Chevrolet tried to please various groups within its target audience. The creators state that the SUV will both strike a chord with adventure lovers, longing for the right car to take them into the wild, and families with an active lifestyle that need more space in a vehicle. With the release date earlier than usual (the fall of 2017), 2018 Chevrolet Traverse boasts a 3.6L V6 engine producing 205 horsepower.
2018 Kia Stinger
Kia explicitly markets its newest sports sedan to those who are brave at heart. 2018 Kia Stinger is your opportunity to start your great journey since its excellent performance and affordable price ($32,800 MSRP) make up exactly for that. With its mighty engine and crazy acceleration, Kia Stinger GT delivers on every promise it made and holds a competition with BMW.
2018 Lexus LS
Nearly three decades ago Lexus made history with its Lexus LS400. Even though every model the German manufacturer developed in the years to follow, including 2006 LS460, was just banging cool, they could never restore the fuss around the LS400, nor reinvent what made it great in the first place. Reviewers point up that LS500 may now be the closest to its predecessor’s enchanting aura, sleek exterior and lavish interior.
2018 Audi A5/S5 Sportback
With 2018 Audi A5 Sportback, the German automaker is on its way to conquer the New World since the US never got to see the first generation and just recovered from its hatred for hatchbacks. A5/ S5 Sportback has an athletic touch to its otherwise balanced classical exterior.
Toyota Supra 2018
With its official release date around the mid of the year 2018, the new Toyota Supra Convertible is to debut in March 2018, at the Geneva Motor Show. The bosses keep the cards close to their chest as it’s not even confirmed that the new model would wear the Toyota badge, nor that it would definitely be called Supra.
2018 Hyundai Sonata
The hopes are high with this one. 2015 Hyundai Sonata failed to impress its target audience back then. However, times are changing, and its refreshed version may arrive just at the right time. With its wide lineup of trims and packages (SE, Eco, Sport, Limited, Sport 2.0T, Limited 2.0T, and SEL), a turbo-four engine producing 185hp, and upscale interior, 2018 Hyundai Sonata is a fresh face that has all the chances to strike chord with public.
2018 Volvo XC60
Despite getting approving reviews and decent safety scores throughout the years, Volvo somewhat stagnated. With its Volvo XC60 2018 the Swedish manufacturer intends to start a Renaissance and bring back the glory that once surrounded its vehicles. After its release date later this year, buyers will be able to enjoy classy looks, simple interior, and enhanced handling.
2018 Buick Enclave
Released in the fall of 2017, 2018 Buick Enclave is another great offering from the American brand and a fair competition to 2018 Chevrolet traverse. With its versatile designs, elegant interior, and almost intuitive handling, Buick manages to up the game even further thanks to Avenir and Premium trims.
2018 BMW X3
Having introduced 2018 BMW X3, the German manufacturer seems to be riding the wave of customer’s enthusiasm for compact SUVs in the US and Canada. Third time’s a charm, they say, and so it went for 2018 BMW X3. After its third trip through BMW’s redesign studios, the car acquired excellent interior space, fresh styling, and an overall bolder look.
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee seems to have invaded supermarkets, and you may think that that’s a popular choice, a somewhat softened crossover. However, after redesign and beneficial changes, it is safe to say that the car has just the right amount of aggression and confidence. The Hellcat-powered Trackhawk version produces crazy 707HP; the SRT version with its luxurious interior is a performance powerhouse. Other available trims are Laredo, Limited, and Overland.
2018 Audi Q5
With the release date planned later in 2018, the new Audi Q5 already received feedback. Its minimalist interior and quiet colors made critics feel that Audi was playing too safe, and the model, while unable to offend anyone, wouldn’t cause much excitement as well. The car is available in various trims including both entry level and more advanced Prestige and Premium Plus options.
2018 GMC Terrain
The preceding GMC Terrain generation had its fair share of popularity, but as all good things it came to an end as the specifications could no more hold a decent competition against its counterparts on the market. The powertrain is strong on this one: a 1.6-liter diesel produces 137 horsepower; the ERA rating is 26 mpg. However, despite overall decent characteristics, entry-level trims only provide basic features. For more you’d have to stick with the SLT trim. But beware: reviewers claim that another upper-level trim, Denali, isn’t really worth the price.
2018 Ford Mustang
‘There’s nothing like Ford Mustang,’ – they say at Ford, as confident as ever. Ford Mustangs always had dazzling, show-stopping designs. Ford Mach 1 made its way into popular culture having starred in 1968 Bullitt. In 2018 Ford is answering to Dodge 707-hp Challenger SRT Hellcat and Chevy’s 650-hp Camaro ZL1 with its Shelby GT500, an even more classed-up interior, a Cobra logo, and cool looks. Available in rear-wheel-drive, front-engine, 4-passenger, 2-door coupe, and convertible vehicle types, 2018 Ford Mustang is coming back to win.
2018 Subaru Crosstrek
After experimenting with compact crossovers and with 2018 Subaru Crosstrek just about to go on sale, the Japanese manufacturer is on its way to find the perfect high-ride hatch. The model is available in Base, Premium, and Limited trims. Despite stylish interior, decent handling and fuel economy, reviewers point up the lack of audacity to its engine that needs turbo.
2018 Lincoln Navigator
Back in 90s it was Lincoln, Ford’s luxury vehicles division that made way for full-size SUVs. It is history now, but history may as well repeat itself with 2018 Lincoln Navigator featuring elegant interior, imposing looks, a turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 producing 450 hp, and 0-60 time at 5,5s. For those who seek to up their game, Lincoln offers Black label top trim with various interior designs and owner services.
2018 Ford Expedition
Ford never passes on an opportunity to beat its competitors. This time the company’s answer to Chevrolet Suburban and Chevrolet Tahoe is 2018 Ford Expedition and 2018 Ford Expedition Max, its longer version. Even though a number of reviewers claim that the looks feel old school, the stuffing is where Ford really tried. Featuring its 3.0-liter V6 diesel and towing capacity up to 9,300 pounds, Ford Expedition is up for a good challenge with the FX4 version as the most off-road.
2018 Honda Odyssey
Families may be ditching minivans for SUVs, but they will be barely able to walk past 2018 Honda Odyssey. Extended interior space, boosted engine capacity, and improved functionality make up for a family adventure. 2018 Honda Odyssey Hybrid is now a fair competition to Chrysler Pacifica that used to be the only hybrid minivan on the market. Honda goes even further bringing the car to another level. 2018 Honda Odyssey is not just an easy family option, it has class and sophistication. However, reviewers reprimand Honda for not making it AWD.
2018 Jeep Wrangler
Jeep Wrangler’s story is outstanding to say the least. Throughout the years its creators managed to stick to the same concept appearance-wise, making the exterior classic and then iconic, but perpetually improve what’s on the inside, literally. Customers complained about cave-like driving for years, and for 2018 Jeep increased interior space, which is especially true for the model’s JL, JK, Unlimited, and Rubicon versions. A diesel six further provides for improved efficiency and smoother driving.
2018 Toyota Camry
Americans seem to be ditching mid-size sedans for SUVs. Despite this tendency, Toyota decided to run the risk of failure and introduce 2018 Toyota Camry in the summer of 2017. The company made a couple bold moves upgrading the powerhouse to 301 horsepower from 268 and replacing previous monotone interior design with a more audacious one. The 2018 Camry is available in four trim levels: LE, XLE, SE, and XSE. SE and XSE trims come with sport appearance upgrades.
2018 Honda Accord
Honda Accord is a winner. It’s been on the Car and Driver best cars list for 21 years in a row. And when you keep on winning for this long, making changes makes you anxious. However, Honda managed to take steps in the right direction once again. The company ditched two-door coupes and stuck with sedan. As for versions, Honda Accord Touring is sublime and lets you do exactly what its name says, tour, whereas Hybrid is a city dweller. The interior doesn’t disappoint as it stays handsome at every trim level. The sport option provides pleasant manual transmission. The new 2 liter turbo engine beats the previous V6 model and lets the car accelerate to 60 mph in 5,5 s.