Lots of cars are unleashed onto the market every year but just a few of them make a major impact on the market as the best cars of the year. This article is dedicated to the cars that have managed to make that impact through the past decade and made it to the top 10 cars of the decade. A number of factors are considered when making the list and this includes:
- Engine power
- Fuel Consumption
- Wow factor
And many more that will be explained as we give you the list from 2004 to 2013.
This may be the slowest car on this list but the second generation Prius made it’s mark in 2004 as it thrilled millions with its:
- fuel efficiency,
- sleek design
- Energy recapture as it decelerates
- Ample passenger and cargo room.
- Many were also enticed by its video game like experience created by the screen that provided information about hybrid energy usage.
For a base price of £12,004 this car was a good bargain.
Ford Mustang GT:
With 300 horse power under the hood this 2005 model was quite a bargain going for £15002.7. But the price was not all. It also boasted of:
- Eye catching design inspired by the late 60s Mustang
- Fuel economy (4.6 litre)
- Good road manner
- Live axle setup
- 5 speed manual and auto
All in all this car was a winner.
In the 70s VW produced what was referred to in Europe as the pocket rocket and in 2010 they made a number of improvements to that same car and presented the GTI in a sleek design. Because of its size it is the kind of car you think of using when booking practical driving test. But that is not all, this car is a winner because of its:
- Flexible steering
- 200 horse power (turbo charged)
- Monster acceleration like a Mazda
- Eye catching interior
- Base price of £14517.11
Let’s face it no list of best cars is complete without a true sports car with the ability to eat up the road in the list amount of time. That is what the Porsche Cayman is. For the rich boys who love speed. This was the toy they were going for in 2012. Why you ask? Well because it has:
- Sporty design
- 330 horse power
- £29449.18 base price
- Dual auto and manual shifting mode
Range Rover Sport:
For the SUV lover this is the ultimate 4×4 driving experience. It is slightly on the higher side (£59995) and does not do well on fuel economy but its performance makes up for that. Its selling points are:
- Luxurious interior
- Great grip when cutting corners
- Noise reduction
Those who bought it did so because they had the money to spend buying and fueling it.
BMW managed to combine all factors needed to qualify for a spot as best car in 2013. The 3-series spread out its appeal to a wider market based on design, performance and price. Its main selling points are:
- Fuel efficiency (3.0 liter engine)
- Despite its elegant design it packs 300 horse power
- Reasonable weight of 3450-3750lb
- Base price of £22445.53
- Comfortable seats
- Spacious interior
- High performance on road tests
- Great customer reviews
One thing though has stood out through the decade, fuel efficiency is a major factor considered when choosing the top cars which is why a number of seemingly great cars failed to make it to the top list.