2018 Audi TT RS

With very satisfying performance and excellent road-holding safety features, the TT RS is the perfect car for healing an impending mid-life crisis. This latest generation of Audi's little sports car is incredibly agile, and its unique five-cylinder engine makes an impressive sound. At the same time, its advanced cabin electronics provide modern convenience, giving it something to show off both inside and out. 

The TT RS is for the well-off who are ready for some driving fun.

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2018 Toyota C-HR

Toyota's new little SUV is the car for the new driver in your life, as it combines excellent value with practical interior space and an exciting exterior design. This economical car drives well, offering comfort on the road for longer trips. And Toyota enjoys an excellent reputation for reliability, so the recipient of this gift isn't likely to end up stranded on the side of the road.

The budget C-HR is the perfect gift for offspring ready to leave the nest.

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2018 Subaru Crosstrek

Campers, backpackers and all sorts of outdoors enthusiasts love Subarus, and for good reason. Every Subaru SUV comes with all-wheel-drive and an impressive 8.7-inches of ground clearance. The Crosstrek is Subaru's least expensive SUV, but every bit as capable as its larger siblings. This rugged little car will please anyone in your life who yearns for the great outdoors.

The Crosstrek is the budget choice for individuals, couples and young families who enjoy the fresh air.

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2018 Honda Accord

Sometimes the thing you need is solid, everyday transportation, capable of carrying five people and significant cargo. That's where a mid-size sedan like the Honda Accord comes in. The new Accord shows off the most modern in car engineering and technology, achieving mid-30s fuel economy and supporting integration with Android phones or iPhones. 

The Accord makes an excellent and affordable choice for that person in your life who needs a primary car, one capable of meeting commute and errand needs on an everyday basis.

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2018 Hyundai Sonata

The new Sonata serves as a solid alternative to the Honda Accord, again providing everyday utility. It carries passengers comfortably and includes plenty of trunk space. Its modern exterior combines with impressive handling to satisfy drivers who want a more engaging experience behind the wheel. Android phone and iPhone integration round out its modern features.

Mid-size sedans compete fiercely on price, so you should find a new Hyundai Sonata to fit your budget, and it will be a gift well-appreciated as a primary, everyday car.

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2018 Kia Stinger GT

For that person in your life who craves a performance car, the Kia Stinger GT will be a welcome surprise. The Stinger is the new kid on the block, taking on the stalwart European competition while costing thousands less. It's a sport sedan tested at Germany's famed Nurburgring, boasting impressive driving dynamics. Kia's no-nonsense cabin electronics give it everyday practicality.

The Kia Stinger GT is the sport sedan for the iconoclast in your life who craves something different than a BMW. 


2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

Giving someone a Chevy Bolt is like giving them the future. This all-electric car will provide instant joy with its powertrain performance, making for instant throttle response. Even better will be the savings in fuel, as electricity charges will be pennies on the dollar compared to gasoline. Its range of 238 miles will serve daily needs for commutes and errands. And unlike a gasoline car, after overnight charging it will have maximum range every morning.

For its range and price, the Chevy Bolt is one of the most impressive electric cars currently on the market, perfect for that person in your life ready for tomorrow.

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2018 Volvo XC60

The XC60 is for someone who needs a small, modern SUV, but doesn't want to stint on luxury. Volvo latest crop of cars represents a whole new generation, with super-efficient drivetrains, rugged capability, advanced safety systems, and good value. The XC60 will automatically hit the brakes when it senses an impending collision. Volvo offers it with a range of engines making impressive power while highlighting fuel economy.

The XC60 is an upscale choice to be sure, but also represents good value when compared to its premium SUV competition.

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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

The Stelvio is the small, premium SUV for that stylish person in your life who revels in sartorial splendor, wears a Hermes watch, and knows the difference between Canali and Zegna. As Alfa Romeo's newest offering in the US, the Stelvio shows off Italian flair and a historic nameplate. It offers a comfortable drive character and near-sport performance.

As a premium SUV, the Alfa Romeo is surprisingly affordable, undercutting some of the better known competition. While its features may be fewer, it's style is undeniable.

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2018 Range Rover Velar

Land Rover's reputation for offroad prowess is well-deserved, and well-maintained in its latest vehicles despite the luxury positioning. The newest vehicle, the Range Rover Velar, will be perfect for that person in your life who needs to make the choice between attending the symphony on a Saturday night, or packing the fly-fishing gear for a weekend country outing. The Velar handles either situation with aplomb.

The Range Rover Velar slots in between the smaller Evoque and Sport models, making it a good size for urban environments without sacrificing comfort and offroad utility.

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2018 Mercedes-Benz S560

For that person who wants the best in luxury, at any cost, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the car. The stupendously comfortable ride quality contributes to a cabin largely insulated from the outside world, making it a cocoon of quiet. Mercedes-Benz has advanced its technology offerings to keep the S-Class at the cutting edge, easing many driving tasks with near-autonomous capability. 

The new Mercedes-Benz S-Class will satisfy that discerning person in your life who deserves the best in luxury.

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2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

Dodge launched this very special version of its Challenger model that will make any muscle car fan who receives it feel like a kid who just opened a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle under the Christmas tree. The Challenger SRT Demon is a street-legal drag strip racer boasting 840 horsepower that can lift its front wheels under full acceleration. 

Expensive yes, but the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will make a fine collector item, the star of any muscle car aficionado's garage.

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