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The new year is finally here and we think it’s the perfect time for a fresh start. With that being said, why not take that attitude to something you use each day? That’s right, the new year is a great time to buy a new car for the decade ahead. Over the years, we’ve picked up a thing or two about what makes a great car for different people. So read on to find out which cars we think might best suit your needs.
For dog owners, it’s important that your ride is also suitable for your four-legged passengers. Unfortunately, that means you’ll have to forget about that sports car you’ve had your eye on! Nevertheless, the Audi Q8 is a sporty SUV, packed with awesome features that your dog will certainly enjoy. Let’s kick off by talking about its quirkiest feature and the one your dog will appreciate the most. That’s its ability to lower the boot height by 2.5 inches using its air suspension. That means Fido will have no trouble jumping aboard and loading your 30.5 cubic feet of trunk will be easy. The air suspension also brings the added benefit of making the Q8’s ride extremely smooth. Combined with exceptional cabin refinement for minimum road noise, you can rest assured that your pooch will enjoy the journey.
If you’re interested in finding out more about some of the best cars out there for dogs, we’ve got a whole series covering just that. Find it here.
If you’re something of an adventurer, or simply enjoy taking the road less travelled, then you should definitely consider the Subaru Outback as your next car. It comes equipped with a bunch of tech that makes it just as capable off-road as it is on the asphalt. This includes X-mode, which will automatically give you extra traction when you need it the most. It does this by automatically controlling the all-wheel drive system, the transmission, the engine and of course the brakes. So no matter what conditions you’re faced with, you can rely on the rugged Subaru to keep you moving. On top of that, the Outback’s cargo space is very generous, allowing you to load all the gear you could possibly need for your next adventure.
If 2020 is the year you start thinking about a family, or if yours is set to grow, we think the Toyota RAV4 is the perfect family cruiser. There’s more than enough room in the cabin for five and its cavernous trunk makes it super practical. The latest RAV4 lineup is also hybrid-only, resulting in excellent fuel economy at 42.1 miles per gallon. When it comes to a family car, we know that safety is a huge priority. As standard, the RAV4 is equipped with autonomous emergency braking and lane assist, helping to keep your family out of harm’s way. All of this tech, along with its robust construction results in a 5-star NHTSA safety rating.
The Mercedes-Benz GLC is an elegant, accomplished SUV that’s perfect for inner-city driving. Its stylish exterior is matched on the inside, with a stunningly luxurious cabin which is great for blocking out the hustle and bustle of city life. Mercedes-Benz is also kind enough to offer blind spot assist as standard, which really comes into its own in congested areas. Combined with its outstanding handling, all this makes for a fantastic city car that’s also very comfortable on the freeway.
That concludes our list of the best new cars for 2020. No matter what you’re searching for, we hope we’ve got you covered. If you want to add a little extra protection to your new car, or even your existing one, Travall’s range of vehicle-specific accessories are just what you need. Maximise your trunk space and keep your dogs secure in the trunk with the Travall Guard. This can also be combined with the Travall Divider to keep your trunk organized or separate loads that don’t mix. Our protective accessories, including the Travall Mats and Travall Liner can be installed in a snap and are great for maintaining that new car feel.