These Vehicles Had The Biggest Cultural Impact Over The Last 20 Years

Over the past two decades, the cars that you can buy today have changed significantly. They now come with semi-autonomous technologies, electrified powertrains, and plenty of performance for the money.

As we step into the next decade, it is time to reflect on the cars that impressed us the most over the last 20 years. Go through these slides to find out truly influential vehicles, including electric cars with excellent driving range and SUVs that helped to shape the modern automotive landscape.

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt

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Photo by Jeff Schmitt Suto
Photo by Jeff Schmitt Suto

The Chevrolet Volt was one of the most efficient midsize cars available in 2011. It came with a manageable electric-only range that offered 25 to 50 miles. Also, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt featured a gasoline engine as a backup. When running on only gasoline, the Volt gets up to 40 mpg on the highway and 35 mpg in the city, which is strong enough for the class. On the other hand, when running on electricity, it receives an MPGE rating of 90 on the highway and 95 mpg in the city.

The standard equipment of the car includes touchscreen navigation, cloth upholstery, a Bose stereo, automatic climate control, and Bluetooth. All in all, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt is still the most fuel-efficient and advanced hybrid you will ever get to buy.

The 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

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Photo by Joe C

With a winning combination of price, spaciousness, and overall balance, the 2010 Ford Fusion was judged to be a thoroughly efficient family sedan. It was the first hybrid in the U.S.A that offered a fully functional gasoline-electric powertrain. Additionally, this car came with an excellent fuel economy of 36 mpg on the highway and 41 mpg in the city.

Not only that, but this car also featured a comfortable ride, spacious interior, Ford’s Sync System, engaging handling, and plenty of other tech features. The Ford Fusion also boasts a four-cylinder 2.5-liter engine that produces up to 136 pound-feet of torque and 156 horsepower. Overall, this vehicle offered a more engaging drive than most of its rivals.

The 2009 Hyundai Genesis

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Photo by Auto Car Modification

With the introduction of the Genesis premium sedan in 2009, Hyundai heralded its design prowess and advanced engineering and earned the top spot among other North American cars. When the Genesis was launched, it was greatly praised for its build quality and comfort, which was not that rare for a Korean company.

Also, it was good at quickly and smoothly shifting to the next gear, especially with its available V8 engine. Plus, the base model of Genesis delivered an above-average fuel economy of up to 27 mpg on the highway and 18 mpg in the city, which is pretty decent for a sedan. The 2009 Hyundai Genesis also carried the best possible safety ratings, making it the most appealing to luxury car buyers.

The 2008 Chevrolet Malibu

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Photo by miamimalibu

The Chevrolet Malibu was completely redesigned for the model year 2008. It offered surprisingly elegant materials and interior styling, as well as smooth and responsive engines and transmissions. Not only that, but it also had excellent road handling and felt more relaxed on the highway.

Additionally, the four-cylinder Malibu gets an impressive fuel economy of 30 mpg on the highway and 22 mpg in the city. When it comes to safety, the 2008 Chevrolet Malibu earned five-star ratings in offset and side tests conducted by the insurance industry and crash tests held by the federal government. All things considered, this car had both good moves and good looks.

The 2007 Saturn Aura

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Photo by Stan Honda

After years of producing forgettable vehicles, Saturn stepped up its game by bringing the Aura out in the market in 2007. This car had an attractive design and a well-rounded personality, and it was a legitimate contender in the midsize family sedan segment.

It came with a roomy cabin, refined powertrain and was available in a hybrid version. Overall, the Saturn Aura was one of the most interesting sedans of the model year 2007. With strengths including an upscale interior, a balanced approach to handling and ride, and the presence of a generous amount of safety features, this car was a tough competition for all other family sedans.

The 2006 Honda Civic

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Photo by Karlis Dambrans

Ever since its launch in 1973, the Honda Civic has been known for its excellent durability, reliability, and spunky performance. The 2006 Civic featured a broad model lineup, including unique Hybrid, Si, and GX models. Also, it boasts plenty of standard safety equipment, environmentally friendly and fuel-efficient engines, and a refined and roomy interior.

The hybrid version of the Civic produced a combined horsepower of up to 110, with its mileage reaching up to 50 mpg on the highway and 50 mpg in the city. This increased fuel economy was the result of the complete shutdown of the gas engine during steady cruising and deceleration that further allows the electric motor to propel the vehicle.

The 2005 Chrysler 300

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Photo by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

The 2005 Chrysler 300 offered V8 power and distinctive styling in an affordable and practical package, proving that high-end sedans do not have to be slow and stale-looking. The 300 depicted Chrysler’s bold new direction and made use of ample Mercedes-Benz technology.

Also, it offered available features like side curtain airbags, stability control, and an all-wheel-drive that was introduced later in the year. The base model for the 300 featured a power driver’s seat, air conditioning, cloth seats, and power mirrors, windows, and locks. Whereas limited models had automatic climate control, heated front seats, a better audio system, and power passenger seat. All in all, the Chrysler 300 became a roaring success in the model year 2005.

The 2004 Toyota Prius

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Photo by David Cooper

The 2004 second-generation Toyota Prius marked the car’s growth by being the earth-friendliest and the most fuel-efficient sedan on the market. It features several high-end features, including a keyless start and a touch-sensitive dashboard display, which was rarely found in a midsize family sedan back then.

The gas engine of the Prius produced up to 82 pound-feet of torque and 76 horsepower. Whereas the electric motor generated around 295 lb-ft of torque and 67 horsepower. Not only that, but the Prius also claimed excellent mileage ratings of up to 50 mpg on the highway and 60 mpg in the city, thanks to its improved efficiency during low-speed operation.

The 2003 Mini Cooper

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Photo by J5r

The 2003 Mini Cooper was one a favorite of consumers, all thanks to its excellent fuel efficiency, responsive handling, and ease of parking in crowded urban streets. BMW engineered it, and it accelerated from zero to 60 mph in seven seconds.

The Mini Cooper came with a lot of standard features, including a remote keyless entry, an anti-lock brake system, six airbags with head protection for rear and front passengers, a rear wiper, CD stereo with six speakers, power windows, and air conditioning. Other standard features included 15-inch alloy wheels and a five-speed gearbox. All in all, this car was both fun and practical to drive.

The 2002 Nissan Altima

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Photo by David Cooper

For the model year 2002, Nissan introduced its more competitive and larger family sedan to challenge other powerful cars on the market, like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. The dashboard of the Altima features an uncluttered center stack, a sporty three-pod instrument layout, and an easy to access stereo.

The most uncommon features of this class incorporated a PowerPoint inside the center console and a tilt & telescopic steering wheel. In the higher trims, you could find a trip computer and controls mounted on the steering wheel. Altima also offered advanced technology in terms of safety, including side-impact curtain bags, optional anti-lock brakes, and traction control.

The 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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Photo by Jeff Kowal Sky

The Chrysler PT Cruiser was a fun-to-drive, immensely practical, efficient, and remarkably styled vehicle. It came with a roomy and flexible interior with 120.2 cubic space and other standard features, including a six-speaker sound system, AM/AF stereo radio with cassette player, easy-to-use child-seat-restraint anchorage system, and power windows for the driver and front passenger seats.

The Limited Edition PT Cruiser featured leather front seats, power moonroof, power locks, a chrome exhaust tip, a touring suspension, overhead console, fog lamps, remote keyless entry, speed control, side-impact airbags, 16-inch chrome alloy wheels, and more. All in all, the Chrysler PT Cruiser was a perfect blend of practicality, price, and personality for the model year 2001.

The 2000 Ford Focus

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Photo by Bill Pugliano

The Ford Focus was one of the best-selling cars of the model year 2000. It was known for its sharp handling, excellent interior ergonomics, and a stylish design. Apart from its highly functional interior and cutting-edge style, the Focus featured other innovative technology, including a glow-in-the-dark rear seatback release to avoid trunk entrapment and child safety seat anchors attached to the rear outboard seat locations.

In addition, all models of the Focus came standard with manual seat-height adjustments, rear defrosts, folding back seats, and a center console. This American engineered compact car was definitely a winner in the small-car category back in 2000.

The 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat

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Photo by Ted Soqui

The 2015 Dodge Challenger ranked near the top among other sports cars. It comes with a powerful engine and the best reliability rating in the class. Not only that, but the larger trunk and a roomy cabin made the Challenger stand out from the pack. It featured a supercharged V8 engine that produced up to 707 horsepower. On premium gasoline, the Hellcat returned up to 22 mpg on the highway and 13 mpg in the city, which is decent enough for a sports car.

The 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat also came standard with a number of standard safety features, including traction control, active front head restraints, anti-lock disc brakes, side curtain bags, and front side airbags. All in all, this car was a perfect combination of power and luxury.

The 2010 Ford-150 Raptor

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Photo by Saud Al-Olayan

For the 2010 model year, the Ford F-150 Raptor was a well-rounded truck. It offered a wide range of cab and bed configurations, quiet interior, functional and upscale cabin, top crash-test scores, and a refined ride.

The 2010 Raptor featured a robust V8 6.2-liter engine, exclusive shock absorbers, special off-road tires, high-end interior and exterior styling, enhanced wheel travel, and more. Additionally, when it comes to technical working capacity, no vehicle can beat the Raptor, which could carry a payload of 3,030-pounds and could tow up to 11,300 pounds. Overall, this high-performance car is a treat to drive off-road.

The 2013 Toyota RAV4

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Photo by Revistadelmotor

The 2013 Toyota RAV4 was known for tons of cargo space, a perfect reliability rating, and an impressive list of standard features, including a touchscreen display and a rearview camera. This SUV also featured agile handling, an impressive fuel economy of up to 28 mpg on the highway and 23 mpg in the city, and a four-cylinder 2.5-liter engine with decent power.

The standard features of the RAV4 included front-seat side airbags, stability control, traction control, anti-lock disc brakes, and a driver knee airbag. On the Limited trim, you get optional features that incorporate rear cross-traffic alert systems and blind-spot detection. All things considered, the 2013 RAV4 strikes the right balance between agile handling and ride comfort.

The 2005 Ford Mustang

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Photo by vodainghia_takeshi

For the model year 2005, the Mustang was completely redesigned. It included a V6 4.0-liter engine that produced 240 lb-ft of torque and 210 horsepower. The GT version featured a V8 4.6-liter engine that produced 320 lb-ft of torque and 300 horsepower. Every model of Mustang came with rear-wheel-drive and could be equipped with either a five-speed automatic or manual transmission.

The standard features of the Mustang incorporated cruise control, keyless entry, air conditioning, a CD player, locks and mirrors, and power windows. The higher trims included features like sports seats with driver six-way power adjustment, anti-lock brakes, fog lamps, upgraded wheels, leather seating, and more.

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

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Photo by Samuel Corum

The 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata was one of the most fun-to-drive and sportiest cars on the road. The seats of Miata provide excellent driver support, and even on winding roads, the ride feels smooth and comfortable. Also, it gets decent fuel economy estimates of up to 34mpg on the highway and 27 mpg in the city. In addition, the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata featured a four-cylinder 2.0-liter engine that produced up to 155 horsepower and delivered peppy acceleration.

The Miata’s interior had a straightforward and modern layout. It is made up of both soft and hard, high-quality surfaces. The standard features of the Miata included a six-speaker stereo, push-button start, 16-inch alloy wheels, auxiliary and USB inputs, and Bluetooth. All in all, the outstanding driving dynamics of the MX-5 Miata made it the most popular vehicle of the year 2016.

The 2018 Kia Stinger

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Photo by Stanislav Krasilnikov

The 2018 Stinger was Kia’s first foray into the competitive small luxury class that has been dominated by popular vehicles like Mercedes, BMW, and Audi. This car produces enough power, thanks to the availability of two robust engines. Not only that, but Stinger also boasts a ton of cargo space and ample passenger room. Its infotainment system is more user-friendly than the complicated tech of cars like BMW and Lexus.

The standard advanced safety features of the car include rear and front parking sensors along with a rearview camera. Other available features incorporate blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, automatic emergency braking, and much more. All in all, this small luxury car has a lot to offer and is a perfect balance of sportiness and comfort.

The 2011 BMW 1 Series M Coupe

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Photo by Timothy Hiatt

Since 2011, BMW has produced several great cars, but the 1 Series M coupe had its own charm. It was equipped with a wider track, more power, a standard six-speed manual transmission, and a limited-slip differential. Also, the M Coupe was powered by a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-6 engine that produced up to 332 pound-feet of torque and 335 horsepower.

There was a lot of standard equipment available in the vehicle, including high-performance tires, 19-inch alloy wheels, 10-way manual sport seats, heated mirrors, automatic dual-zone climate control, leather upholstery, a premium sound system with a CD player, etc. The surprising livability and astonishing performance of the M coupe made it one of the most popular cars in the last two decades.

The 2017 Audi RS 3

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Photo by Audi AG

The 2017 Audi RS 3 was introduced as a small luxury car. It offered athletic handling without compromising on delivering a smooth ride. Moreover, it featured a luxurious interior loaded with features like comfortable and supportive seats, a 7-inch infotainment screen, Bluetooth, a USB port, and satellite as well as HD radio.

Other models include a 12.3-inch virtual cockpit, voice control, a premium audio system, a 12.3-inch virtual cockpit, handwriting recognition, and MMI navigation. The RS 3 models incorporated a lot of functionality and features that were easy-to-access and operate.

The 2018 Porsche 911

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Photo by Sjoerd van der Wal

Only a few cars can match the prestige and performance of the 2018 Porsche 911. It features potent engines throughout the lineup, exceptionally responsive and engaging handling, and attractive styling and top-notch cabin materials. The front seats of the car are comfortable, roomy, and have plenty of adjustments to accommodate people of all sizes.

The standard advanced safety features include front and rear sensors and a rearview camera. It also has other available features like lane change assist, adaptive cruise control, and speed limit indicator. With more torque and horsepower than previous GT3s and available manual transmission, the 2018 GT3 satisfies the needs of whoever purchases it.

The 2014 Chevrolet SS

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Photo by Revistadelmotor

In the model year 2014, the impressive refinement and sharp handling of the Chevrolet SS made it a winner among other large cars. It puts down thrilling speed and vigorous acceleration and produces an astounding 415 horsepower. Also, it has responsive steering, which makes it easier to drive on challenging roads.

The interior of the car features MyLink infotainment system with an 8-inch touch screen, a USB port, Bluetooth, a voice-controlled navigation system, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a lengthy list of advanced safety features. All in all, the SS continues to be a fun-to-drive vehicle that offers user-friendly features.

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class

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Photo by William Oliver

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class is the best large luxury cars ever built. It boasts a powerful V8 engine and comes with plenty of appealing standard features. The standard features of the G-Class include a COMAND infotainment system with a 12.3-inch display screen, a 15-speaker Burmester audio system, a touchpad controller, a sunroof, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. A rear-seat entertainment system and a Wi-Fi hotspot are also available.

Overall, this SUV performs well on tumble and rough roots. Also, its upright styling makes it stand out among other sleekly styled SUVs. If you are looking for a practical and fun SUV, then the G-Class is an all-time perfect choice.

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

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Photo by Mercedes Benz

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG was the first-ever product completely engineered, designed, and developed by AMG, the high-performance division of Mercedes. This car competed against super sports car segments like the Lamborghini, Bentley Continental Supersport, Ferrari, Aston Martin, and Audi R8. You will be surprised to know that only four percent of SLS AMG is made from steel, rest every single fastener is made up of aluminum.

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG comes standard with eight-way power seats, dual-zone climate control, power windows, multi-function steering wheel, power locks, a navigation system, power tailgate, iPod compatibility, and power mirrors. There are also safety standard features available in this car, including traction control, adaptive cruise control, front, roof, and side airbags.

The 2010 Mazdaspeed 3

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Photo by Stevie Riker

For the model year 2010, the Mazdaspeed 3 was completely re-engineered. It received new styling inside and out, including new transmissions, a more powerful engine, and more technology and luxury than previous models.

Inside the car, you will find a Bose Centerpoint surround system, Bluetooth cell phone connectivity, and an available Multi-Information Display. Additionally, the Mazdaspeed 3 comes with a 2.3-liter inline-4 engine that produces up to 263 horsepower, exceptional black and red cloth interior trim, limited-slip differential, and six-speed manual transmission. All in all, this Mazda was an affordable vehicle that provides sporty handling, a pleasant interior environment, and useful space.

The 2017 Honda Civic Type R

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Photo by benoits15

The 2017 Honda Civic is a well-rounded and compelling vehicle. It has a wider wheel package and is overall wider than the standard Civic. It boasts a roomy cabin with high-quality materials, plenty of trunk space, a robust 1.5-liter turbocharged engine, excellent fuel economy, and a supreme ride quality that perfectly balances athleticism and comfort.

The safety standard features of the Type R include anti-lock disc brakes, a rearview camera, side curtain airbags, front side airbags, and stability control. Also, it comes with auto on/off headlights, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, LED lighting, and seven-inch touchscreen navigation. The 2017 Honda Civic Type R still remains the favorite vehicle of most compact car buyers.

The 2018 Tesla Model 3

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Photo by Chesnot

Tesla Model 3 is the best electric car ever produced. It is poised on the road and modern on the inside. The Model 3 delivers agile handling, brisk acceleration, and an impressive 260-mile range.

Inside the car, you will find comfortable and spacious seats for five people, a standard infotainment system that features navigation, a 15-inch touchscreen, two USB ports, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and Bluetooth. The Tesla Model 3 also comes with other available features, including dual-zone automatic climate control, a premium stereo, two additional USB ports, and a panoramic glass roof. On the whole, this class-leading vehicle is both fun-to-drive and practical.

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator

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Photo bu Saud Al-Olayan

The 2020 Jeep Gladiator is an outstanding off-road vehicle that comes with ample personality. It features two rows of adult-friendly and comfortable seats, removable doors, and a user-friendly infotainment system. The Gladiator is also powered by a V6 engine that produces up to 285 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque.

The standard equipment includes a 5-inch touch screen UConnect infotainment system, soft folding top, Bluetooth, two USB ports, and an eight-speaker audio system. When it comes to safety, all versions of the Gladiator can be equipped with automatic braking, optional blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. All in all, the Gladiator is a perfect choice for people who want a capable vehicle with off-road inclinations.

The 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

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Photo by Gilberto Moreno

The Ford Mustang Shelby is one of the most stunning cars to debut in the last decade. It comes with a detailed interior and exterior, and impressive technology that incorporated electronic controls for throttle, steering, stability, and transmission. The redesign also brought a four-cylinder EcoBoost twin-turbo engine into the lineup.

Shelby’s interior features retro touches, contemporary design, and high-end materials. Also, the driver’s seat offers good visibility. This car has more active safety features available than most of its rivals, including forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, cross-traffic alert, and adaptive cruise control. Overall, this car looks great and handles well.

The 2013 Subaru BRZ

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Photo by Cartunes Atlanta

The 2013 Subaru BRZ was introduced as a rear-wheel-drive that offers satisfying and engaging performance. It boasts sharp steering, minimal body lean in turns, and comfortable front seats. Also, with its four-cylinder engine, it produces plenty of power and feels light on its feet.

The BRZ comes with a handsome cabin and nicely textured materials. Additionally, this car offers supportive front seats, a spacious trunk space of 6.9 cubic feet, and folding rear seats. Other available features include leather seats and climate control. All in all, this car is comfortable enough for daily driving.

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

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Photo by Saud Al-Olayan

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is one of the world’s finest automobiles. In terms of technology, refinement, and luxury, it is one step ahead of other full-size luxury sedans. Also, its powerful engine produces ample power and delivers excellent performance.

It comes standard with heated front seats, leather upholstery, a rearview camera, an LED lighting system, a panoramic sunroof, the COMAND system with navigation, and heated front seats. Other technologies of the vehicle include collision prevention assist, magic vision control, electronic trunk closer, adaptive braking, attention assist, pre-safe, and mbrace2. There are plentiful options available in the S-Class, making it a perfect choice for buyers.

The 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

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Photo by Carl Court

The Porsche 918 Spyder is one of the most fascinating supercars ever built. Its rear and front electric motors can propel the vehicle up to 93 mph on battery power. Also, its powerful V8 4.6-liter engine can accelerate from a speed of zero to 60 mph in just 2.6 seconds. Plus, it reaches a top speed of 214 mph.

There is a list of lengthy standard features available in the car, including dual-zone automatic climate control, tilt & telescoping steering wheel, automatic windshield wiper, an adaptive suspension, a rearview camera, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, a navigation system, 11speaker Burmester audio system, a trip computer, and more. With ample technology and thrilling performance, this sports car definitely lived up to the hype in 2015.

The 2013 Tesla Model S

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Photo by Chriztrax

Undoubtedly, the Tesla Model S was the most significant car of the last decade. The launch of Model S is what made electric vehicles more desirable and cool. Luxurious, sleek, inspiring, powerful, and seductive are all the words that you will hear about this luxury sedan. It can produce the equivalent of 310 pound-feet of torque and 235 horsepower. Also, it can cruise up to a range of 139 miles, which is quite impressive.

The standard features of the Model S include cruise control, xenon headlights, a rearview camera, a seven-speaker sound system, full power accessories, 19-inch wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated eight-way power front seats, and a 17-inch touchscreen. Whether you choose a fully loaded version or simply go for the base model, the Tesla Model S is sure to fulfill all your needs.

The 2008 Audi R8

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Photo by Ronaldo Schemidt

The 2008 Audi R8’s everyday drivability, unique mechanical layout, original style, and high-tech content, makes it the most interesting and exotic car of the decade. Its V-12 turbo diesel engine produces an astounding 738 pound-feet of torque and 500 horsepower. Not only that, but the R8 also gets 25 mpg on the highway, which is decent enough.

The 2008 Audi R8 protects both passenger and driver with knee-protecting airbags and seat-mounted side airbags. Also, traction control, anti-lock disc brakes, and stability control all come standard. Other significant options on this vehicle include parking sensors, upgraded leather, Olufsen audio system, and navigation system. Overall, this high-performer is fun-to-drive.

The 2007 Honda Fit

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Photo by kta16_boss

Although the Honda Fit might not be the most glamorous car currently, it brought together affordability, practicality, and fun like no other subcompact vehicle in the last decade. Its 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine did not produce that much power, but its steering was quick, the chassis was very responsive, and it had the best five-speed manual transmission among other rivals.

The base versions of the car come standard with air conditioning, 14-inch wheels, a CD player, two-speed rear wiper and front wipers, power locks and windows, and electric-assist power steering. All in all, the 2007 Honda Fit is proof that desirable cars can offer plenty of features and don’t always have to be expensive.

The 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8

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Photo by harry_nl

When the Dodge Challenger was released in 2008, it made waves. It looked just as impressive as a concept car. Also, it featured a powerful Hemi V8 engine that produced up to 425 horsepower.

It came with the best features that included side curtain airbags, stability control, and available hard-drive-based navigation that can store video files and music. In addition, other features included air-conditioning, xenon headlights, heated leather front sport seats, auto-dimming rearview mirror, cruise control, mounted audio controls on the steering wheel, 13-speaker premium audio system, etc. All things considered, this car was the most athletic, comfortable, fast, and stylish car of the decade.

The 2009 Nissan GTR

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Photo by Toshifumi Kitamura

In the last decade, the Nissan GTR proved to be a true supercar that delivered exceptional performance. It was not only ridiculously quick but also came with a lot of computerized modes that controlled almost every feature of the car.

The base model of GTR featured automatic climate control, Brembo brakes, 20-inch alloy wheels, keyless start/entry, aluminum-trimmed pedals, leather upholstery, steering wheel wrapped with leather, Bluetooth, a six-speaker sound system, a navigation system, and a lot more. On the whole, the GTR offered the most thrilling ride for the money.

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette

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Photo by Frederic J. Brown

The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette was one of the most appealing and well-rounded sports cars of the last decade. This two-seater boasted a powerful V8 engine that produced up to 460 pound-feet of torque and 455 horsepower. Not just that, this car received decent fuel economy estimates of 28 mpg on the highway and 17 mpg in the city with manual transmission.

The safety standard features of the car included side-impact airbags, anti-lock disc brakes, stability and traction control, and a rearview camera. This car is also equipped with OnStar, which incorporates on-demand roadside assistance, automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle assistance, and remote door locking. The Chevrolet Corvette impressed all the buyers with the countless features it offered at the time of its launch.

The 2017 Honda CR-V

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Photo by Saud Al-Olayan

The Honda CR-V received a complete makeover for the year 2017. Its combination of smartly-packaged interior and decent driving dynamics have made it one of the most desirable cars continuously for two decades. The CR-V comes standard with a four-cylinder 2.5-liter engine that produces up to 184 horsepower, which is adequate for daily driving.

Additionally, it boasts plenty of features like automatic climate control, a four-speaker stereo, 17-inch alloy wheels, a USB port, Bluetooth, a 5-inch infotainment screen, and a rearview camera. Other optional features include a 7-inch touch screen that is equipped with voice recognition, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, navigation, and satellite radio. The Honda CR-V tops the list of compact crossover SUVs on the market and is the perfect choice for buyers.

The 2018 Chevrolet Cruze

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Photo by Trevon Haywood

Cruze is a popular sedan that comes with superb predicted reliability rating and excellent gas mileage of up to 40 mpg on the highway and 29 mpg in the city. This car continues to impress with core strengths, such as advanced safety features, an appealing mix of technology, high-end cabin, and comfortable and sporty ride quality.

The standard features of the Chevrolet Cruze include MyLink infotainment system with a 7-inch touch screen, a USB port, for speakers, and Android Auto and Apple Carplay connectivity. Additionally, you also get other optional features like a navigation system, a nine-speaker Bose sound system, wireless phone charging, and satellite radio. All in all, it is an efficient car, and there is no competitor out there that offers as many options as the easy-going Cruze.