The requirements weren’t easy to meet:
- Fuel efficient
- Fun to drive
- Easy to zip through traffic
- Not a 2-door, but not a lot of extra room for too many passengers
- Not a sports car
- Not a Honda, Toyota, Hyundai or Kia
- Must be new and available for lease
- Relatively inexpensive
- Not an electric car
A dear friend is moving from Washington to Los Angeles and needs a car better suited for SoCal than her current Hyundai Santa Fe. Things can get pretty snowy and cold up here in Washington, so all-wheel drive was a requirement, but front-wheel or rear-wheel drive will be preferred down south.
I set my mind loose to think up suggestions, but had a tougher time than I expected.