It’s time to do big things. And few things make as big a statement as the car you drive. So for 2020, go big with these three options.
BE PREPARED TO TURN HEADS, because that is exactly what happens when you’re driving the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT. There’s just no way to avoid attention with this one. Stylish from front to rear, the Mercedes-AMG is a master class in attention to detail. Inside, the leather styling is like none other. Grip the steering wheel with power and confidence. (But do get those squats in, because you absolutely have to get low to get inside.) Because it’s super, super low to the ground, drive with care on regular streets. Thanks to its 469 horsepower with 465 lb-ft torque and seven-speed transmission, handling is amazing. Never ever worry about braking, because these are from another universe. Front-view and rear-view mirrors help to ensure ultimate safety. Dual-heated seats keep comfort high. Apple CarPlay is the plug here. Gas mileage is respectable, with 16 mpg in the city and 22 on the highway. Pricing starts at $115,900.
SINCE ITS 2016 UNVEILING AT THE NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW in Detroit, the Genesis G80 has been an overachiever. In 2017, NFL Pro Bowl MVPs received them as gifts. Although it’s set for a 2021 refresh, the 2020 is more than good to go. Its attractive, athletic styling is still eye-catching, with value that is largely unmatched. The base 3.8 trim level comes with 18-inch wheels, forward-collision warning, automatic braking, lane-keeping assist, keyless entry and hands-free trunk on the outside and rearview camera, leather upholstery, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and navigation system on the inside. Pricing starts at $42,550 for the 3.8L and tops out at roughly $60,000 for the 5.0L Ultimate. Under the hood, horsepower ranges from 311 on the six-cylinder 3.8L to 420 on the eight-cylinder 5.0L Ultimate. Gas mileage ranges from 15 to 18 mpg in the city and 23 to 26 on the highway. One quick spin, especially in the 3.3T Sport, and there’s no debating that the Genesis is right at home with the best of them.
Cadillac XT6 Premium Luxury AWD
LIVING UP TO ITS ICONIC PAST, Cadillac is coming on strong with its first-ever XT6. This crossover SUV is even generating surprising praise for its roomy third row. In all, the XT6 seats six or seven in style. Reportedly built with parts from various GM vehicles, the XT6 just works. It has the timeless good looks you expect from Cadillac with all the modern trappings. There is a touchscreen infotainment system, onboard Wi-Fi, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and even wireless smartphone charging. Safety features include front and rear park assist, lane-change alert with side blind zone alert, forward collision alert, automatic emergency braking and more. Leather seating, Bose Performance Series system with 14 speakers and adaptive cruise control are just a few of the options that can push the vehicle a little beyond its $54,695 base price to more than $70,000. Gas mileage hits at about 17 mpg in the city and 24 on the highway. All in all, this Cadillac XT6 levels up.