Published on May 8th, 2020 | by Bibhuranjan


The Five Best Cars For Young Adults

Being young means making the most out of every waking moment you have, whether it’s spent on having pure fun, or dedicating it to supporting your grind. But what are the best cars for living your best life? As a young adult, you’ll be out and about more than you’ve ever been before, especially at the stage in your life when just starting to drive. With this newfound freedom, you’ll need a versatile and affordable car best suited to what you love spending your time doing. If it’s occasional traffic light dices, muscle-car flexing, routine camping, extreme off-roading, or simply just getting stuff done, there’s an affordable car out there that’s suited to all.

For Driving Pleasure

Hyundai Veloster

If its hair-raising acceleration and corner-carving antics you enjoy, then a performance-tuned hot-hatch may be what you’re looking for. The Hyundai Veloster compact hatchback, with its sporty aesthetic, high-powered engines, and an available manual gearbox, offers oodles of driving enjoyment and all the engagement a young adrenaline junky could ask for. And there’s plenty of features and infotainment functionalities to keep yourself and your friends entertained, too. At an MSRP of around $20,000, it’s a pretty rational buy, and with its relatively good fuel economy estimates, safety ratings, and reliability scores, convincing mom and pops shouldn’t be too difficult.

The Hyundai Veloster N is an even more performance-tuned version of the already exhilarating base model. It comes equipped with a 2.0-liter turbo-four engine that cedes 250 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels via a six-speed manual gearbox. It’s a great upgrade to consider once the standard version loses its charm, or your love for adrenaline grows stronger.

For Muscle-car Revelry

Dodge Challenger

When it comes to car appreciation, it’s perhaps muscle cars that get the most love these days. From their eye-catching aesthetics to their thunderous power plants, muscle cars and pony cars alike have always been easy vehicles to flaunt and behold. While relatively pricey for a starter ride, the Dodge Challenger is one of the most affordable muscle cars out there. With plenty of performance capability, it may also be a ride reserved for the weekends and casual meetups. However, with a burly V6 engine being the life-force of the Challenger, while you won’t be returning great mpg’s, you will be belting out chest-trembling soundtracks at decibels that’ll leave those figures looking redundant anyway.

Dodge changes up the Challenger lineup regularly, often featuring redesigned models and special editions within the selection. The Challenger R/T is one of the more affordable options out there, and offers everything you’d want in a muscle car. And it’s a muscle car in the truest sense, offering mighty V8 power and engaging steering and shifting characteristics. While it carries an old-school aesthetic by design, it’s all contemporary once within the cabin, from the appearance to the features, and even in terms of safety.

For Rugged Off-Roading

Ford Bronco

While some find their adrenaline kicks in speedy acceleration and in drifting through corners, others get theirs from tackling harrowing trails and traversing the unbeaten path. All-new from Ford and a revival of the cult-classic, the Bronco midsize SUV is reemerging in 2020 to take-on the likes of the Jeep Wrangler as a purpose-built 4×4 off-roader. With its relatively low starting price and true 4×4 capabilities, the base model Bronco, in particular, would make for a great entry point to the realm of off-roading for a young beginner. It’s a stylish and practical vehicle too, which means after a weekend on the dirt, it can still be driven to campus or work during the week, and act as a trophy to the exciting adventure story.

It shares a platform with the Ranger pickup truck and can be had with either two or four doors. It’s speculated that it will also come with an electronically adjustable suspension system that’s integrated with a monitoring setup purposed to automatically adjust the Bronco’s ride height and suspension settings in response to traffic, weather, terrain, and even music.

For Adventures and Camping

Subaru Forester

The contemporary and stylish Subaru Forester is a trendy crossover SUV with an attractive price and plenty of all-round value. It’s no performance runner or capable off-roader, or anything to show off for that matter, but its simply a consummate travel companion and well-rounded commuter. It’s the perfect car for a young couple or family, thanks to its up-to-the-minute infotainment and tech, numerous comfort and convenience features, and exceptional reliability and safety ratings. All of those advantages, along with its impressive practicality, make it a great ride for going on vacations and camping trips, and for daily life too.

The Forester is available in five different trim levels – all feature a 2.5-liter flat-four engine, CVT automatic transmission, and all-wheel-drivetrain by default. All models also boast 8.7 inches of ground clearance and higher-tier trims even offer various off-road drive modes, such as snow/dirt and deep snow/mud. Those are some comforting attributes that make it a reliable and safe SUV for vacationing with the family.

For Getting Stuff Done

RAM 1500

With four powertrain options and outputs ranging between 305 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque, and 395 hp and 480 lb-ft, the RAM 1500 is one serious pickup truck. This full-size utility vehicle offers a maximum towing capacity of up to 12,750 lbs and a max payload capacity of up to 2,300 lbs. It’s a master of versatility too with many available cab and cargo box configurations to help manage your needs. So whether you’ve just started your construction company or simply need something to carry your quad, boat, or other toys with, for $30,000, the RAM 1500 is never a bad choice.

Not only is the RAM 1500 one of the best large trucks overall, but it’s also the most frugal American truck on the road. With the available EcoDiesel V6 engine in play, the FWD version returns 22/32/26 mpg, and the AWD version gets 21/29/24 mpg, which are both exceptional figures for the segment. The EcoDiesel may be a little pricey to opt on, but the standard engine and optional mild-hybrid V6 follow closely in efficiency.

When it comes to buying cars these days, being young doesn’t always mean settling for less, especially in the realms of recreation and utility. With all the above vehicles priced at under $30k and considering their modern versatility, and well-rounded perks, many newly established American households could invest in them. And not only as recreational or utility specialized vehicles, but as primary commuters as well, thanks to their all-round practicality.

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