Updated: Apr 26
The end of 2020 means both the end of a rough year and the release of new luxury car models and electric vehicles for 2021.
As car enthusiasts ourselves, LLCTLC is excited for a bunch of new cars in 2021. The following models are our top 10, and run the vehicle gamut. Whether it’s luxury, nostalgia, or a superpowered motor, these vehicles are the latest and greatest from the automotive industry next year.
The Best Cars of 2021
After a slow year for the auto industry in 2020, consumers are excited to see what a new year can bring to dealerships and showrooms nationwide.
2021 BMW i4
After years of silence, BMW is finally moving forward with additional members of its “i” family of electric vehicles.
The BMW i4 marks BMW’s third EV and touts an estimated 370-mile range and an 80% recharge in as little as 35 minutes. With 530 horsepower, the BMW i4 sedan can go zero to 60 in about 4 seconds and has a top speed of more than 124 mph.
This new BMW is expected to start at $50,000
2021 Alfa Romeo Tonale
The Alfa Romeo Tonale subcompact luxury SUV offers a hybrid powertrain system and potentially a plug-in hybrid version, though Alfa Romeo has kept many details with this sleek new model quiet.
We DO know the hybrid system will pair with a turbo inline-four on this electric vehicle. This sleek crossover has the curves and sharp-nosed face of a sports car.
If you’re looking for competition, this luxury SUV is expected to compete with the BMW X1 and Volvo XC40.
This sporty crossover starts at $35,000.
2021 Ford Bronco
Everyone is talking about the return of the Ford Bronco. This off-roading SUV was first introduced in 1966 and has heaps of nostalgia attached to it. Many people had Broncos for their first car and are jumping at the chance to design one of their own.
And, for the first time ever, there’s a 4-door Bronco!
The new Bronco is based on a fully boxed truck platform and available with two 4-wheel drive systems. The additions of a Terrain Management System, Trail Control, Trail Turn Assist, and Trail One-Pedal Drive will make off-roading safer in this new release.
Starting at less than $30,000, the 2021 Bronco is ready to customize today.
2021 Lexus LC 500
Lexus is adding a convertible to the LC lineup! The 471-horsepower coupe Lexus LC 500
has a top that retracts in 15 seconds flat and will add an open-air option with new features specifically designed to enhance top-down driving.
The new all-weather convertible will have climate control technology such as neck heaters, seat warmers, and cabin ventilation that can focus on you and your passengers’ upper body to counteract the cold weather on a crisp fall drive.
The 10.3-inch display will also be compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Amazon Alexa for music streaming, smart home control, weather reports, and more. And, as expected, the Lexus Safety System+ comes standard on the LC 500.
This new model starts around $100,000.
2021 Tesla Model Y
Tesla’s new mid-size crossover seats a whopping seven passengers. It’s base price of only $39,000 makes it one of the more affordable options from the new manufacturer.
Very similar to the Model 3, the Tesla Model Y will be compatible with the nationwide Tesla Supercharger network across 36 countries. Drivers will be able to use the Level 2 chargers at home or the company’s newest V3 Superchargers boasting a charge rate of up to 1,000 miles of range per hour.
The Model Y will come in four variants — Performance, Dual Motor AWD, Long Range Model Y, and standard Model Y. The Performance will be the priciest version, starting at $60,000.
2021 Genesis G80
Though newer to the market, Genesis has been catching our attention year after year.
The performance changes to the new Genesis G80 mostly resemble its smaller G70 sister model, including a base turbo 4-cylinder engine or a twin-turbo V6. While the 4-cylinder is good, the V6 takes this luxury car to another level with its 375 horsepower.
One of the most fascinating new features about this Genesis is its new camera-based adaptive suspension. A camera can read the road surface ahead and adjust the suspension in real time to provide precise handling and the most comfortable ride.
Minimalist on the interior, the G80 has a 2-spoke steering wheel and minimal switchgear, but the luxury is everywhere in this sedan. Remote park assist is available for this model and the inside includes both front AND rear heated seats.
The Genesis G80 starts at $47,700.
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA
The all-new 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA will get more power and more space with this part hatchback, part crossover. In a crowded market, this completely redesigned model has good-looking styling and performance.
This Mercedes will have a new 2.o-liter inline-4 engine that makes 221 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque with a 7-speed automatic transmission. While it’s slightly shorter than the previous model, it’s more spacious inside for its five passengers. Backseat legroom got a particular boost to 38.4 inches — up more than 4 inches — and headroom in the front also increased by almost an inch. Prices start at $36,000.
The GLA also has a sister model, the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLA.
2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E
When Ford announced it was axing every car in North America except the beloved Mustang, the world wondered what was in store for the historic sports car.
The newest iteration of the Mustang isn’t a car at all, but an electric SUV with a standard and GT model. The Ford Mustang Mach-E’s standard 76-kWh battery will provide an EPA range of about 230 miles for RWD models or slightly less for all-wheel drive. An extended-range battery pack will also be available to bring the range closer to 300 miles per charge.
The Mustang Mach-E GT, set to hit showrooms summer of 2021, is expected to hit 60 mph in less than 4 seconds and a Mustang Mach-E GT Performance Edition is anticipated to be even faster, hitting the same mark in less than 3 seconds.
Ford also takes a note from Tesla in this model with a 15.5-inch vertical control panel for all your needs, as well as a few knobs and buttons below.
The Mustang Mach-E’s price tag will depend on which model you choose, ranging from $43,895 for the Select, and more than $60,000 for the GT models. However, electric vehicles are eligible for a $7,500 federal tax credit, too!
2021 Maserati MC20
Maserati has been teasing this mid-engine sports car for years and it’s finally (almost) time! The Maserati MC20 is set to debut its all-new flagship supercar with a mid-mounted V6 engine that makes more than 620 horsepower.
This beauty has butterfly doors and is available as a two-seater convertible or coupe. The release marks Maserati’s first halo supercar in 16 years that’s super sleek and insanely fast.
While on sale in Europe this year, it won’t hit the American pavement until the fall of 2021. The Maserati MC20 starts at $210,000.
2021 Audi e-Tron GT
Audi is rolling out its third electric vehicle with the Audi e-Tron GT. The luxury car’s two electric motors produce a combined 590 horsepower and comes standard with quattro all-wheel drive.
The most stunning stat about the new Audi is its 0-60 time — a blazing 3.5 seconds! This 4-door sedan was developed alongside the Porche Taycan, and actually shares an 800-volt architecture. That happens to be double the industry norm, and ensures performance stays consistent and allows for faster charging, too.
Audi also claims the e-Tron GT will eclipse 124 mph in a little more than 12 seconds. A complex cooling method also ensures its battery pack can handle repeated runs without compromising acceleration.
Estimates on the starting price of the e-Tron GT are about $100,000.
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