During the last two or three decades, trends and cultures have been changing a lot around the world. One of the factors that have affected most of this is the demand for different responsibilities and rights by men and women around the world. Jobs have become tougher, more competitive and there are more spots open for women now as compared to some 30 or 40 years ago. This is true for the automotive world as well. Manufacturers now experiment with different vehicle styles that are catered towards both men and women.
More commonly, men tend to be attracted towards cars that add to their masculinity. Muscle cars fit this criteria perfectly, however, they're not everybody's cup of tea. On the other hand, most women prefer something that looks great and performance is usually the last thing on their list of what they expect from a car. Each year we get newer models for some of the most popular cars out there and 2018 is no exception. If you've been wanting to buy a new car, there is no better time than now. This list contains cars that represent different price points so you're bound to find something on here that you will end up liking. So, sit back, relax and enjoy our list of 10 cars that every woman should drive in 2018 and 10 that every man should.
20 Ladies: Audi A3
The A3 was based on the Volkswagen Group A series, and ever since it has become one of a kind. The third generation of the Audi A3 won the world’s car of the year back in 2014 and rightfully so. There are palettes of engines offered in this car which is ideal for women.
The car is comfortable as well as it offers power-adjustable seats and steering wheel adjustment which help the driving experience to be much better and give you more control.
The car is fuel economical even in the city cutting down the costs. Lastly, the car is great multi-media installed making the car organized and very easy to use which is great for female drivers.
19 Ladies: Hyundai Grand i10
The Hyundai Grand i10 is one of the best cars for women as it has most of the features that are ideal for female drivers. The Korean manufacturer introduced this car at a very low price, and to make it better the running costs are very low making it very economical. The car has small dimensions which help to make parking very easy, and the drive feels very controlled thanks to the steering giving precise feedback to the drivers. The driving experience is further enhanced thanks to the noise being low while on the road, and it has safety features such as airbags and the usual standards making it the complete package.
18 Ladies: Mini Cooper Clubman
Mini Coopers are made to look compact, small and cute which are perfect for what women would like to drive. The best part about being a compact car is the ease at which women can park their cars even in the tightest spots.
The Clubman is the same style car but it is a little larger than most Mini Coopers and seems more like a minivan.
It is a four-door and the back has a twin barn-like door which makes it spacious, even suitable for most soccer moms. The car is affordable and offers everything women would want from a car to drive and so the Clubman is a perfect car for women.
17 Ladies: Alfa Romeo Giulia
Alfa Romeo has always been a classy producer of cars and they have offered luxury cars and sports car at the same time making themselves a good name in the industry. The Alfa Romeo Giulia is a sports sedan which is actually really great for men as well as women. The handling is great on the car especially during corners as it is very stable and it offers an eight-speed automatic transmission. The Giulia above everything has scored highest in crash test ratings which is one of the main reasons it is a good option for women, and to add on to that it has really great exterior and interior which is one of the most important things for female customers.
16 Ladies: Buick Cascada
Buick has offered a great buy for women with the Convertible Cascada, so they can enjoy the open air feel while going to the beach with friends or just a day out shopping. The Buick Cascada is designed as such that when first looked at it looks like a car a woman would drive. The car has a lot of space as it offers space for four passengers and the convertible top can be activated to come back on even at 30 mph in case of sudden weather changes. The Cascada is safe and offers a 1.6 four-cylinder engine which is convenient enough for female drivers.
15 Ladies: Honda HR-V
The Honda HR-V is a spacious crossover between a car and an SUV which is well suited for anyone who is not looking for a car that is huge but offers a lot of space. The best part is that the visibility through the front screen is really great for drivers making it easy to see.
Although it's on the large side, is still very attractive and stylish making it something women should want to drive.
The HR-V is not that expensive either compared to most cars nowadays and it has decent safety for passengers. It offers lots of space, a great attractive design and efficient performance making it a good buy for women.
14 Ladies: Honda Civic
The Honda Civic is one of the most affordable cars on the road, and it has been advancing a lot ever since it has been produced and the car has still managed to be affordable. The car has good fuel economy as well, cutting down costs and making it even more affordable.
The Civic is comfortable even for families and the car offers great performance, more importantly, it has great stability and control.
The car is also safe and has achieved a five-star rating in safety. Other than these essential factors the car has a great sound system and USB or Bluetooth connection making the ride more comfortable.
13 Ladies: Smart ForTwo Electic Drive Cabriolet
As the name suggests the car is compact and fits only two people. The car has been famous for being one of the most ecological and safest cars. The Fortwo has safety features such as advanced crash avoidance and protection making it very safe. Some other unique features added are related to security such as fingerprint locks, eye-scanners, and voice/facial recognition systems. To add to the safety features the manufacturers added electronic systems to the car which keeps it in the lane during windy days and provided with much better night vision technology. The car is roomy enough for two people and since it is compact it is easy to drive and park, making it a good car for women.
12 Ladies: Volkswagen Polo
The Volkswagen brand is famous for designing compact cars and they have been doing so for many years. The Polo was built while keeping a smaller budget in mind making it the Volkswagen Golf’s little brother.
This makes it an affordable car while maintaining good interior and exterior quality and great performance.
The Polo overall is very easy to drive due to its small size, and it is safe as well making it great for beginner drivers. The Polo comes with a great entertainment system in it and also has Bluetooth and USB connectivity. All in all, it’s a compact car with sufficient space and a good drive while being safe making it one of the best cars for women.
11 Ladies: Mercedes Benz C-Class
Mercedes is well known for the luxury their cars offer. The C-Class offers really attractive styling and an elegant design which makes the owner look great as well.
However, looks are not the only department Mercedes excels at. Their cars, the C-Class included, offer a great ride.
The engine in the C-class makes it very powerful and it can reach fast speeds. While it can go very fast, it still manages to have a smooth drive and great handling. The car also offers good fuel economy making it less costly and a good car to own for daily business.
10 Gentlemen: Maserati GranTurismo Sport
The Maserati brand name is one that rappers usually flaunt around in their songs and it is certainly one of the brands that is classy and some say it's sure to attract women's attention as well. The GranTurismo Sport lives up to the name of Maserati and is one of their best productions. The car is a mix of speed and elegance, as a well-suited lawyer or businessman may not be able to look the same way while driving a Gallardo to the office, he certainly can while driving this beauty. It can go fast. Not as fast as most sports cars, but doing 0-60 mph in just 4.8 seconds is still decent thanks to the 4.7-liter V8 engine that it has under the hood.
9 Gentlemen: BMW M3
The M3 over the years has been pinned down as a Saloon, however, this car has a lot more to offer, and it certainly has improved over time and gives even more to its owner. The M3 is a well-known performance car.
The 2018 model is known as the F80 and distinctly from the older ones this one has a turbocharged engine which helps it become a monstrous machine on the road.
Although it is said to be a Saloon it can perform well by going 0-60 mph in just 4.1 seconds, making it a true sports saloon ideal for any man who wants to look good and go fast.
8 Gentlemen: Dodge Ram Tungsten
Ever since full-size pickups were introduced they were meant to be a thing for men to own, but the Dodge Ram does it better than most. To begin with, the Dodge Ram has three variants which are 1500, 2500 and 3500 versions. These variants translate into tones and the 2500 and 3500 are meant only for serious business. The Dodge Ram also has Towing and hauling capability which makes it versatile. This huge vehicle will be offering loads of space for passengers especially if you need to take out the boys on a camping trip. You can just load the equipment in the back and get your friends inside the truck and hit the road. The big size, utility offered due to space and great performance makes it one of the best vehicles to own for a man.
7 Gentlemen: Aston Martin DB11
The Aston Martin DB11 is a car that features in many famous video games and is usually a must own in them. The DB11 has new technologies such as turbocharging, torque vectoring by braking and electromechanical power steering all thanks to the technical relationship its maker has with Daimler. Compared to most Aston Martin cars the DB11 is much more masculine due to its design and it can do 0-60 mph in a mere 4.0 seconds. Not only does it go fast, but it is also comfortable enough for long-distance cruises making it the best of both worlds.
6 Gentlemen: Cadillac Escalade
This is the SUV which for years rappers have been showing off in their music videos with spinning wheels as well as mentioning proudly in their verses. It is also used for VIP purposes where the passenger requires security.
Other than the class that comes with the name it can seat up to 8 passengers while looking elegant instead of looking like a truck or a minivan.
That means you can drive your family around during the day and still go to lush gatherings while looking classy. It comes with most modern features such as automatic parking assist and also has an excellent towing capacity to added benefits
5 Gentlemen: Ford Mustang Shelby GT350
American muscle is and has always been something that attracts men to buy. The best part is that if you go for this car you would not have to pay a large price which is the case with most cars on the list here, but instead, you have to play close to $55,000 which comparatively is a very low amount to prices of other cars mentioned here.
For this price, you get a 5.82liter V8 engine that offers 526 hp and nothing could get more amazing than that.
Although the ride may not be as uncomfortable in the GT350, the Shelby badge, the monstrous sound of the car which sets it apart on the road is something worth spending on.
4 Gentlemen: Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
The Chevrolet Corvette has been produced since forever, and it has been on every man’s list of cars to own. The ZR1 is super fast and it goes up to 200 mph while producing 450 bhp. The Corvette arguably beat out many other sports cars in 1960 and was known to be the best during its time.
It was one of the fastest cars out there, and ever since then every other Corvette that has been produced year by year from Chevrolet has needed no introduction.
The Corvette series from Chevrolet is one everyone acknowledges being the one of the best and is certainly a great buy for any man and the ZR1 reassures that idea very easily.
3 Gentlemen: Audi R8 Spyder
Audi has always been known to create really great looking cars that have great features along with luxury. The Audi R8 Spyder has all of that and it is a monster on the road bringing in 510 horsepower thanks to the V10 engine in it. Audi has changed the driver position and pushed it forward which is similar to the R8 LMS GT3 and has provided the Bluetooth microphone previously in the dash onto the seatbelt for more ease. The Audi R8 Spyder is one of the greatest creations of the German manufacturers and it does come at a huge price of $175,000 however it is still worth to pay for this car.
2 Gentlemen: Mazda MX-5 Miata
The MX-5 Miata is a convertible two-seater car which has a really great driving experience. It is a 2.0 liter four-cylinder that produces 181-hp and it has a six-speed manual transmission. The Miata is very lightweight thanks to the aluminum used which helps the handling especially during turns on the road.
The car is available for the low price of roughly $33,000 and comes with great fuel economy.
The interior is very simple and does not have many modern features however it does include leather upholstery, automatic climate control and the view from the windshield, sides, and rear is great. Overall it is a great car for cheap making it a really good buy.
1 Gentlemen: Mercedes Benz CLS
With the CLS, Mercedes has basically made a crossover between a comfortable saloon and an elegant coupe. In the beginning, when Mercedes introduced the CLS there were not many competitors, however, Audi, BMW, and Porsche came up with a few more cars so Mercedes had to up their game which they have with the previous models and once again in the 2018 model. The interior is a lot like the E-class having two screens and ambient lighting, along with comfortable seating. It has three engine variants, but the best one is the AMG 53 which is known as the CLS53 having six-cylinder engines producing 420 bhp and doing 0-62 mph in 4.5 seconds. Overall it is a perfect sample of most Mercedes which are elegant and great to drive making it a must buy for men.