If you are out to impress a woman with your ride, then it must be sleek. If you are driving revered brands like Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin then you won't struggle to impress her. These high end cars are designed to appeal at first sight.
Does that mean men who are not rich can't impress women with their less expensive cars? Not really, there are several brands of vehicles that are stylish in appearance like supercars yet they are affordable to ordinary persons.
In life you have to make the most out of the little you have, and there are affordable sports sedans that can make you look rich when you are seen driving one. It is widely believed that most women don't care about cars' horsepower, speed, cruise control or spoke painted alloy wheels. They just love cars that look cool.
Since women tend to be more attracted to men that drive fancy cars, you can bet that they will give their attention to a man who drives a $34,000 BMW 320i. This sedan does not cost as much as a $450,000 Aventador, but it also appeals to the eyes in the same way. Many ladies are not aware of the difference in price between the Lamborghini and the BMW but since both cars look awesome, they are likely to give you their attention either way.
Here are 20 sports sedans that'll make women think you're rich.
20 Jaguar XF ($48,770)
Jaguar is one of the most revered vehicle brands from the UK and evokes a feeling of prestige and upper class. (The UK Prime Minister uses a Jaguar.) The starting price of a 2017 Jaguar XF is $48,770, which is within the reach of most middle-class Americans.
Jaguar draws attention anywhere and the 2017 Jaguar XF is even more attractive to the eyes. The latest model of Jaguar XF is predominantly aluminum. It’s light and lean and offers much bigger space than other sedans in its league.
The XF comes with four different variations of engines of an extremely powerful 2.0-litre, four-cylinder Ingenium diesel engine which is a supplemented by a trio of Ingenium petrols, according to an AutoCar review. Other features in the 2017 Jaguar XF including safety and entertainment also stand out.
19 Cadillac CTS ($46,495)
The Cadillac CTS was first introduced to the market in 2002 as a 2003 model. Back then it was just another ugly sedan, but over years engineers and designers have turned it to one of the most beautiful vehicles to look at.
The 2018 Cadillac CTS is a sedan that says a lot about your pocket if you are a novice in car matters. Apart from its irresistible exterior and interior design, the Cadillac CTS also offers a remarkable driving experience. It was fined tuned on the Nürburgring racetrack in Germany. Driving this car is like a dream come true. Cadillac itself is a revered American brand, she would know it's a Cadillac when she sees you drive that fancy 2018 CTS. The 2018 Cadillac CTS actually costs $46,495.
18 Lexus GS 300 ($46,310)
The 2017 Lexus GS is a car re-engineered to be a boldly styled piece of road-going art. The Lexus GS is a fourth-generation executive car sold by Lexus under the luxury division of Toyota.
The 2017 Lexus GS is a sophisticated car loaded with all the latest technology and upscale amenities that comes with years of upgrade. The sedan's bodywork has been improved to enhance the elegance and it actually gives you the idea the car might cost more than its $46,310.
The 2017 Lexus GS gives its European cousins a run for their money. This Japanese sedan comes with an all aluminum 3.0-liter V6 capable of producing 245-horsepower that is matched with a six-speed automatic transmission. There are different models of the 2017 Lexus GS that give drivers different user experience.
17 Audi A6 ($42,000)
The 2016 Audi A6 is one of the exclusive German sedans that its reputation is enough to convince anyone to buy it. The Audi A6 basically impresses you with everything, the exterior is sexy while its feels like a stay at a fancy hotel.
The Audi A6 also features cutting edge technology when it comes to both entertainment and safety feature. At $42,000, the Audi A6 is one of those affordable European made sedans that that will make a woman think you are rich.
The 2016 Audi A6 has enhanced its engine performance over years, and the upgraded version comes with 2.0-liter TFSI turbocharge that produces 252 horsepower. The sedan balances performance and comfort, it offers fuel-efficient engines and great handling.
16 Audi A4 ($36,000)
The 2018 Audi A4 represents class and sophistication. The German sedan offers good performance, luxury and other top-notch options that earn it a solid reputation among car enthusiasts.
The 2018 Audi A4 features new technology that includes an innovative infotainment system, standard heated front seats and top of the line driver assistance.
These features make the 2018 Audi A4 look like it costs a lot but it's actually an affordable car to any man with class. An ordinary 2018 Audi A4 commands a starting price of $36,000. Other versions of the 2018 A4 fetch a higher price. The safety features, reliability ratings, and fuel economy estimates make Audi the ideal sedan even though its rivals may cost less.
15 Cadillac ATS ($35,495)
Cadillac debuted the ATS in the United States in August 2012 as a 2013 model. Right from its launch Cadillac ATS became a sedan that made people want to buy it. The 2018 Cadillac ATS sedan commands attention with its remarkably sharp exterior. You literally become a chick magnet when driving the 2018 Cadillac ATS. Even men will stop to admire your car!
Beauty aside, the Cadillac ATS comes with a 3.6L V6 engine that offers even more exhilaration with 335 horsepower. This beautiful sedan basically strikes a perfect balance of power, control, and precision. The 2018 ATS starts at $35,495 (MSRP) with a destination charge of $995. There is no reason why you shouldn't buy the 2018 Cadillac ATS if you want all the attention.
14 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution ($35,305)
The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution - also known as a Lan Evo or just Evo - has been on the market since 1992. They have a reputation for being aggressive cars that just want to be taken to the track for drag racing.
The 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is not different from its predecessors; it's noisy on the road and the interior does not depict sophistication per se. The Evo has for a long time appealed to value-for-money shoppers, and the 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution goes for $35,305.
The Japanese sedan has fastback lines for reduced aerodynamic drag that suits drivers who have a knack for speed. The 2017 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine that produces 303-horsepower needed to cater for the sedan's need for speed.
13 Infiniti Q50 ($35,195)
Infiniti is a compact executive car manufactured by Nissan's Infiniti luxury brand. The 2018 Infiniti Q50 somewhat resembles the Italian-made Maserati sedan, but the Infiniti comes at a much cheaper price and also lacks the sophistication of Maserati. The 2018 Infiniti Q50 starts at $35,195 but has various models that fetch a high price due to other exclusive features.
The 2018 Infiniti Q50 is a sedan that appeals to the eyes. It's big like a Mercedes-Benz S class but can't match the German machine in sophistication and other tech features.
Not to worry though, the girls won't easily figure out that the Infiniti Q50 is inferior to Mercedes or Maserati. In terms of performance, the 2018 Infiniti comes with a 2.0-liter inline-four engine that produces 208 horsepower.
12 Toyota Camry XSE V6 ($34,950)
Most sports sedans have a turbocharged four-cylinders, but the 2018 Toyota Camry XSE V6 has a six-cylinder engine that makes 301-horsepower. The Camry fires from 0 to 60 mph in just 5.8 seconds, it's one of the fastest sedans in the market.
The 2018 Toyota Camry XSE V6, however, comes standard with front-wheel drive. Toyota doesn’t offer all-wheel drive as an option. Toyota has been upgrading for years and the 2018 Camry is just a beast that begs to be taken to a race track.
The sedan is also affordable compared to its rivals from Europe, it starts at $34,950 but other variants fetch much more. The Toyota Camry XSE V6 is a car that makes a statement on the track, it's not appealing to the eyes per se but it can certainly make heads turn when it speeds off.
11 BMW 320i ($34,900)
The 2017 BMW 320i Series sedan is a continuation of the Germany automobile's production of premium cars for the middle class. The model 3 Series range was unveiled in 2011 to rival other German brands including the Audi and Mercedes-Benz. BMW 320i sedan sells for $34,900 with several variants and improved features making the sedan fetch higher prices.
According to Motortrend, all BMW 3 Series sedan models are offered with an eight-speed automatic transmission, while some versions are also offered with a six-speed manual. The sedan comes with four conventional gas engines including the high-performance twin-turbo.
The safety features in the BMW 3 Series are what really make it stand out; it has a five-star overall safety rating from the NHTSA. You are much safer in a BMW 320i than you are in other rival sedans.
10 Dodge Charger ($34,895)
The 2017 Dodge Charger is a beast created for only one purpose – to dominate. It has a retro muscle look that sets it apart from any other sedan. Dodge Charger's exterior is as scary as it is elegant. The interior comes standard with an 8.4-inch touchscreen and other audio capabilities. This sedan depicts sophistication in every sense, and it starts at a reasonable $34,895 despite all that it offers.
The 2017 Dodge Charger comes in different variants offering V6 and V8 engines along with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive on its V6 models.
Dodge Charger R/T is powered by a 5.7-liter V8 engine that generates 370-horsepower and close to 400 pound-feet of torque. The downside is that all that power diminishes the fuel economy of the 2017 Dodge Charger.
9 Ford Fusion ($33,750)
The engineers who made the 2018 Ford Fusion Sport created a beast. The sports sedan has raw power to rival revered muscle cars. The 2018 Ford Fusion is powered by a twin-turbocharged 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that delivers 325 horsepower.
The Ford Fusion is basically the most powerful sedan that you can buy for $33,750. The sedan also boasts impressive interior space and comfort along with all the latest electronic safety systems.
It also has performance inspired interior and exterior, deeper air intakes and dual twin exhausts. With 325-horsepower, the 2018 Ford Fusion as no direct competitors with more than 310-horsepower in the midsize sedan segment. The 2018 Ford Fusion blends so many amazing feature in one package that it's basically a showcase for American ingenuity.
8 Kia Stinger ($31,900)
There is an odd perception about cars from Asia. Some people claim they are not as efficient as their American and European counterparts. The 2018 Kia Stinger, however, is one car that will definitely get you a date. Forget the preconceived notions out there, she won't even know it's from South Korea.
The 2018 Kia Stinger has a mind-blowing exterior design that makes you fall in love with it right away. Definitely go for the red, ladies love red. And the good news is that the sedan only costs $31,900.
If you own a 2018 Kia Stinger, she would believe you if you tell her you parted with $100,000 to buy it. For car enthusiasts, Kia Stinger comes with an impeccable 3.3-liter twin-turbo V6 making a tasty 365-horsepower. There are also paddle shifters so you can go manual if you like.
7 Subaru WRX ($26,995)
The 2018 Subaru WRX has been dubbed the rally car that can drive on public roads. Subarus are known for their speed and are some of the most preferred cars for motorsport. The 2018 Subaru WRX is not a specifically attractive car to look at but its reputation precedes it.
The 2018 Subaru WRX offers a 2.0-liter turbo-4 with horizontally opposed cylinders that churn out 268-horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque to a 6-speed manual or an automatic continuously variable transmission (CVT).
The Subaru WRX may be made specifically for the rally but the 2018 Subaru WRX is built to chew through roadways. It is also quite affordable, just $26,995 for a ferocious machine whose engine will not disappoint you.
6 Regal Sportback ($24,990)
The 2018 Regal Sportback provides a sleek and sporty design just like other revered brands that sell expensive vehicles. Regal Sportback actually gives you all the sense of sophistication you get in pricey cars but at a very affordable cost of $24,990.
The Regal Sportback’s cabin is very clean and uncluttered all while being designed with top of the line material. The leather seats in the 2018 Regal Sportback just make you want to buy the sedan right away.
In terms of performance, the 2018 Regal Sportback comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 250-horsepower. The sedan strikes the right balance of power, efficiency, and confidence with its design that portrays sophistication at first sight. It's a kind of car that'll make a woman think you are rich.
5 Honda Accord Sport ($24,515)
Japanese car manufacturers have mastered the art of designing vehicles that are stylish in appearance, cheaper in cost and inferior in performance compared to their American and European counterparts.
The 2017 Honda Accord Sport is a car that looks ferocious but actually, its upgraded 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine only churns out 189-horsepower. The Honda Accord Sport is a car that draws ladies' attention but on the highway, the Ferraris and Lamborghinis will be passing you as if you are not even moving.
The 2017 Honda Accord Sport is being sold at $24,515. With that amount, you can get better performing cars, but the Honda Accord is selling looks. The sedan also has a six-speed manual transmission which makes its handling much easier for drivers who want to race the slow car.
4 Nissan Maxima ($24,202)
The 2017 Nissan Maxima S is one of those fancy sports sedans that appeal to the eye at first sight. The Maxima comes standard with a 300-horsepower 3.5-liter V6, which is one of the more powerful engines among large sedans.
The 300-horsepower is controlled via a continuously variable transmission (CVT) that shifts smoothly and makes the sedan easy to handle. The 2017 Nissan Maxima comes with striking aerodynamic styling. The headlight design all the way to a Maxima's front view portrays sophistication.
The sedan actually costs $24,202 but the engineering that went into designing it might actually make you think the car costs much more than its price tag. Get the right color and wheels and your 2017 Nissan Maxima will get you a lot of attention from ladies.
3 Honda Civic Si ($23,900)
The 2017 Honda Civic Si has no advanced features that can excite a car enthusiast. The only thing that impresses you with a Honda Civic Si is its exterior and the price tag. The new generation of the Honda Civic, which launched as a 2016 model, has only a few improved feature.
The car creates a perception that the owner could be rich because of its beautiful exterior, but you can get one for roughly $23,900.
The 2017 Honda Civic Si comes with a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 205-horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque. The sedan's top speed is 137 mph. Folks who have actually driven it say it handles carving corners with ease both on the track and on the road.
2 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo ($21,990)
It's cheap and it's equally elegant. The 2017 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo is a car that strikes you when you look at it for the first time. You might think the Japanese sedan comes with all the sophistication of a BMW or Audi because its exterior is deceiving. The Nissan Sentra SR Turbo is a car that makes you look rich but actually it costs only $21,990. The 2017 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo is the cheapest good looking sedan on the list.
Nissan Sentra SR Turbo comes with a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 188-horsepower.
Before you say anything, remember it’s over 50 percent more powerful than the base engine. So if you want to impress in a cheap sports sedan that looks expensive, the 2017 Nissan Sentra SR Turbo is your car of choice.
1 Mazda 6 Sport ($21,945)
The 2018 Mazda 6 Sport seems to be the only sedan from Asia that incorporates elegance and performance. The car's exterior is immediately striking and its chrome grille surround that merges with the bottoms of the headlights is perhaps the most eye-catching feature.
The interior also has a sense of sophistication thanks to audio and Infotainment features that resembles the interior of an Audi.
The 2018 Mazda 6 Sport comes with 2.5-liter inline-four cylinder engine that pushes out pushes out 250 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. Mazda 6 Sport is a must-buy car. This sleek Japanese sedan starts at $21,945 which is extremely affordable considering the car's performance.
Sources: topspeed.com; caranddriver.com; jalopnik.com; edmunds.com