What You Drive Matters

2015 Subaru WRX STI

No matter what your station in life is your ride is an important part of your image.  As you get older and your responsibility grows with a spouse, children, pets and even the need to have versatility in your vehicle along with space what you really don’t want to do is sacrifice performance for practicality.  In order to keep from feeling as if you have to give up the performance you deserve and desire over the practicality you want the best choice you can make is a vehicle that balances the two out for you.  Here we have ten vehicles that offer both top performance and the practicality you need to keep your image up when it comes to your ride.

Dodge Charger Hellcat

The first one on the list is quite an interesting choice.  The Charger Hellcat offers you the amazing power of the 707 horsepower 6.2-liter Hemi engine that shows up as powerful beast.  Even with tis the Charger is actually a full-size sedan that can fit all the kids and take the family on a cruise across the country.  Of course that cruise just might be at a very fast pace as you work to push this mean monster into the far reaches of its performance to give you the most engaging and powerful drive of your life.  The Charger Hellcat is even fun when you have teenage drivers as they can have some fun in it as long as you ensure they use the red key to limit the power when they are driving.

Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S-Model 4Matic Wagon

Who wants to drive a wagon anymore?  You will once you get inside and feel the fun of the drive in this powerful and engaging ride.  This wagon is spacious, with plenty of features to enjoy and the room to take a vacation in along with enjoying the 577 horsepower that comes from the 5.5-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine.  If you have never seen a wagon reach sixty mph in less than four seconds, this is the opportunity to do so as this wagon can make the run in 3.6 seconds making it one of the fastest cars of this type on the road.

Subaru WRX STI

Even though this might look like a cheater car, no one said we can’t have a practical car that looks like a sports car.  The WRX STI has been chosen by many for the Rally Car circuit and makes for one of the most practical but fun cars to drive on this list.  First of all the price comes in around $35,000 which makes I much cheaper that the two previously mentioned cars and the 305 horsepower from the engine that is paired with a six-speed manual transmission will have you wanting to enjoy the long way home and the dynamic fun of the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system.

Volkswagen Golf R

Hatchbacks aren’t practical are they?  Actually they are among the most versatile cars on the road and give some of the most practicality ever.  With that being said, the Golf R is a high performance hot hatch that will make you smile just to sit behind the wheel.  With 292 horses under the hood and a lightning quick steering and suspension system the Golf R is one of the most enjoyable cars to drive on any road and comes in as affordable as the WRX STI with a price that shows up around $37,000.

Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT

Steering away from the cars for a bit, the Jeep Grand Cherokee offers the fun of the off road driving experience along with the power and performance to handle the fun you want on the road.  Practicality is certainly not in question here as the Grand Cherokee SRT benefits from the 6.4-liter V8 engine that produces 475 horsepower.  The full-time four-wheel drive system allows this big brawler to handle any on or off road challenge.  This beauty can actually reach sixty mph in only 4.8 seconds which an insane speed for a vehicle of this size.  The only drawback is this brings us back into the price range that means spending well over $50,000 for a vehicle.

Ford F-150 SVT Raptor

When your life requires an open bed truck and you still want and need the off road enjoyment you deserve, the Raptor may be the perfect solution.  This great truck has a generous amount of ground clearance, room for five to sit comfortable, 411 horsepower and even 434 lb.-ft. of torque which can be very important in the great outdoors.  All this makes the Raptor tough, fast, reliable and practical, which is what you might need from your truck.  The image protection is certainly handled with this beauty sitting in the driveway, especially if it’s covered in mud from your last off road adventure.

Chevrolet SS

This is the power hungry sedan from Chevrolet that is called the SS is really the perfect enigma of a car.  The huge 6.2-liter V8 engine produces 415 horsepower and gives you an awesome ride by employing the magnetic suspension system.  This car can be bought with a manual transmission if that is your preference and is made to offer some of the best driving in a sedan that you have ever seen.  The space is plentiful for five to ride in style and enjoy the many roads this country has for you to travel on.

Audi RS7

Looking at the RS7 you can easily see why this car is one that will protect your image and still give you everything you need.  The RS7 is long, luxurious, elegant and spacious.  The time to reach sixty mph in this top performer from Audi is only 3.7 seconds which is possible from the 560 horsepower.  As a four-door coupe that enjoys a sporty style and outstanding interior, everyone will love the RS7 for a variety of reasons, but for performance and power you certainly will love driving this beautiful Audi sports car.

Porsche Panamera Turbo S

Porsche built a sedan?  When did that happen?  Regardless of the timing, this large, long sedan styled Porsche is certainly going to give you a thrill ride on the road and let your family have some fun along with you.  The power inside is 570 horsepower from the 4.8-liter V8 engine which can reach sixty mph in only 3.6 seconds, beating out the RS7.  The top speed is 192 mph; imagine taking your family on a ride that is this fast, crazy huh?  The price is obviously going to be a huge deterrent for many, but for those of you who want a sports car and need to fit your family inside, this is the right choice.


The X5 is the middle of the range for the BMW SUVs and whenever you add the M to the name you know you have a high performance vehicle, which this certainly fits the bill and becomes.  The X5 M offers you 567 horsepower and 553 lb.-ft. of torque which makes a trip off road a lot of fun and certainly can keep you entertained from behind the wheel or in any other position of the SUV.  As an SUV this is certainly a practical vehicle as well, packed with space and versatility.  The X5 M can also reach sixty mph in only four seconds, making it one of the fastest SUVs on the market today.

There is no way when you purchase any one of these ten vehicles you will have any problem protecting your image and having a ride you will certainly enjoy.  For those who have a long commute each day, a vehicle that offers the fun needed of going the long way can be very important.  With space for the whole family, you won’t be the only one in your house who enjoys the awesome drive of these awesome vehicles when you head out each day or for a fun weekend excursion.

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