It’s an exciting time in any young person’s life. That space between your mid 20’s and 30’s when everything seems to “click” into place, you’ve likely found your friendship circle, your job is probably going pretty well and you have a few more dollars in your pocket than you’ve had before.
So, aside from a downtown loft what’s the next big spend of the young professional?
A bright, shiny new car. More accurately, one that reflects where we think we’re at that point in our lives and probably one that we’ve spent a smidge more on than we should of. In many ways, cars are something of a vanity purchase, and provided you’re not digging yourself into a big hole, why not? Plus, with a little foresight, you can find the right car for you that will retain its value too.
It’s a wonderful symbol of all your hard work and it shows the world a little something about you, so to make sure that you get to turn heads while still paying the rent, we’ve found a few of the top models for today’s young professional, for you to enjoy.
While putting this list together we looked at safety as the #1 priority, so we looked for cars that had a near-perfect safety score, but we also looked for models that had great interiors, handled like a sports car, and had state of the art entertainment/information systems for the class of motorcar they’re in. Always get some good advice from those in the know, but most of all – enjoy every second!
2021 HONDA ACCORD
The Honda Accord is simply fabulous. It’s been named the 2021 best midsize car by a couple of different sources and it’s largely down to its great combination of passenger and storage space. It has top rates safety and reliability ratings have positive reviews from automotive journalists and industry specialists alike. There are two engine options, it has more than adept handling and a super-cushioned ride. The cabin of this car is one of the nicest in its class and it has two rows of spacious seats, so there’s tons of space for your friends and all of your essential gear.
The Honda Accord enjoys a large trunk and a user-friendly infotainment system.
2021 NISSAN MAXIMA
Now here is a sedan that is packed with standard features and enjoys a top-rated safety rating.
The Nissan Maxima also has super user-friendly tech like an 8-inch touch screen, smartphone connectivity as well as two USB ports and, a Wi-Fi hot spot. As far as standard driver-assistance equipment goes, the list is very impressive. This model comes with adaptive cruise control and also, traffic sign recognition.
Car handling is composed and the ride is super-smooth and the exterior design, not too shabby at all. The V6 engine delivers all the power you’ll need or want and overall, this car is perfect for shooting between meetings and managing a busy lifestyle.
2022 SUBARU LEGACY
The Subaru Legacy has standard a ton of driver-assistance features that include adaptive cruise control and automatic high beams. The Starlink infotainment system is also very user-friendly and has a 7-inch touch screen. The interior of the car is roomy with more than enough space for taller passengers in the back seat, generally, there is good head and legroom all around. The Subaru’s cabin is modern and very well-built and in typical Subaru fashion, upscale materials have been used throughout.
The turbo-four engine propels the legacy around with more than enough power for daily driving and city living.
2022 HONDA CR-V HYBRID
The Honda CR-V has topped the lists of many ‘finalist’ submissions for best-in-class motor vehicles – and the criteria for that list is getting tougher every year.
This model has a very large cargo hold and the hybrid powertrain delivers sharp acceleration. Now, the fuel economy is above average for the class, and in today’s fuel cost crisis, that’s not a bad thing. The interior is very nicely appointed and you’ll love the 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system and smartphone connectivity. Now the vehicle does have a higher starting price than some of the other models in its class but the outstanding active-safety features that include adaptive cruise control.
2021 MAZDA CX-30
The Mazda CX-30 tops its class and enjoys an upscale interior even in its base model. It is also one of the least expensive cars in this review but it comes with an 8.8-inch infotainment screen, smartphone connectivity a Wi-Fi hot spot, and two USB ports. The car has loads of driver-assistance features as standard and that includes automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, and adaptive cruise control.
The CX-30 has sports handling that makes it fun to drive and the rotary knob for the infotainment system is a favorite amongst many reviewers.
2022 TOYOTA CAMRY
Always a favorite amongst young drivers, the 2022 Toyota Camry is among the best in its class. The interior is super spacious and the car enjoys a high-quality 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system that is very intuitive to operate. The car includes a Wi-Fi hot spot, smartphone connectivity, and Amazon Alexa compatibility.
The handling qualities are balanced and fuel economy is above average, this model also features lots of driver-assistance equipment as standard including adaptive cruise control and traffic sign recognition.
The Renegade is another stylish yet fun subcompact crossover model that still rocks a sleek and stylish exterior that will more than satisfy the young and upwardly mobile professions. Still, it’s more than exciting enough to offer an alternative to the mundane. This model of Jeep offers a modern interior, sharp handling, and awesome safety features.
The car handles well, has an infotainment system has standard and smartphone connectivity. You can learn more here.
Buying a new car that didn’t come from a used car lot or an older family member, is a milestone in every young person’s life, so finding the right car that works for you should be an event that is memorable for all the right reasons. So get the right advice, test drive your car before buying it, and never, ever think that taking the model “one below” is a bad thing. Saving money today means you can get that car a little later.