What’s the most exciting car of 2010?
While I, and certainly many others, have an issue with calling the Soul “exciting,” I won’t argue that it isn’t cool. For me, calling a car exciting means thrilling driving dynamics, agile cornering, and a completely unnecessary amount of horsepower.
Not tween-inspired styling and clever interior lighting.
TIME’s number 2 pick is closer to my definition: the ’10 Hyundai Genesis Coupe. A rear-wheel-drive, 300-hp V6-powered coupe certainly qualifies to appear on anyone’s list of exciting cars, especially considering its $25,500 price tag.
Rounding out the Top 3 is the Ford Taurus SHO, a car our own jgoods certainly didn’t like that much. If they could shave off some of its 4,368 pounds of weight, maybe that 365-hp V6 would feel way more exciting than it does.
And how’s this as a sign of the times? A station wagon also made the list. Granted, it’s the Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon, but still, it’s a station wagon that someone labeled “exciting.” We’ve come a long way since the ’70s, man. I guess 26 mpg on the highway from a V6 engine is exciting, just not in a pedal-to-the-metal kind of way.
Other cars that made the list include the Jeep Grand Cherokee (enter your own joke here), Toyota Venza, Suzuki Kizashi, VW Golf, and Mercedes E-Class. Only one car they picked genuinely fits the bill: the Nissan 370Z.
All of these are cool cars and worthy of consideration when car shopping… but I’ll bet CarGurus blog readers can come up with a list of 2010 cars that truly excite.
So let’s hear it: What are the most exciting cars of 2010?