The New 2019 Cars You’ll Want to Buy

2019 promises to be a huge year for automobiles, especially with many different models from a variety of automakers coming due for major overhauls. Cars are getting smarter, too, with increasingly high-tech features making vehicles able to park, pilot, and speak on their own.

But which new cars will be worth spending serious cash on, and which ones are bound to disappoint? Let’s take a closer look at the new cars experts say you’ll want to buy for 2019 as a smart investment.

1. 2019 Chevrolet Silverado

As far as pickups go, the Silverado has long been a tough model to beat — and the 2019 model is already making a big splash. Having spent about 1,000 hours undergoing wind tunnel tuning, the newest Silverado is said to be more aerodynamic than ever before, a hard-to-achieve feat when it comes to massive trucks.

The 2019 Silverado will make history with one special new feature, too: it will be the first truck to feature a powered up-and-down tailgate loaded with an operational sensor that will keep the tailgate from moving if it detects a heavy weight placed on top of it while it is down.

The Silverado will roll its way into showrooms in fall 2018 and should be a little more expensive than the 2018 models, which currently range in price from $29,595 to $56,895.

2. 2019 Subaru Ascent

Subaru has been a top contender in multiple classes for quite a while now thanks to its focus on safety and technology. However, there’s one category Subaru has yet to master: SUVs. The 2019 Ascent will be Subaru’s first full-fledged third-row SUV since the Tribeca went off of the market, and it will be capable of seating up to eight people when you add the optional second-row bench seat.

The Ascent will get its power from a standard 2.4-L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that generates 260 hp. There is a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, which bests the capabilities of many current competitors. The Ascent will also be the largest vehicle Subaru has ever constructed with 72 cubic feet of cargo space.

Scheduled to go on sale in the summer of 2018, the 2019 Ascent is expected to price modestly in the lower $30,000 bracket.

3. 2019 Porsche Cayenne

The Porsche Cayenne is relatively new to the market, but this sports car turned SUV made a lasting impression among car enthusiasts. Now in its third year, the new 2019 Cayenne will be hotter than ever. A cool 143 pounds have been shaved off the 2019 model, making the Cayenne more aerodynamic.

The base Cayenne is powered by a 3.0-L V6 engine while the S receives a 2.9-L V6 twin-turbo. The Turbo trim is slated to come with a powerful 4.0-L twin-turbo V8 capable of generating a superb 550 hp. Each engine will be paired up with a standard 8-speed automatic transmission. Porsche does have plans to add two plug-in hybrid variants — a V6 and a V8. There are also two diesel models available in the 2019 line-up.

The 2019 Porsche Cayenne is scheduled to hit showrooms in mid-2018. The new Cayenne will start at $66,750 and top out at $83,950, making it slightly more expensive than several competitors.

4. 2019 Toyota Avalo

The Toyota Avalon sometimes gets lost amid the sea of other Toyota models. However, the Avalon is an excellent compromise between a SUV and a sedan — and in 2019, the Avalon is reaching new heights. This full-sized sedan packs plenty of power, and the redesigned 2019 model promises more power than ever before.

Like the new Nissan Maxima and Honda Accord, the Avalon features a slimmed-down and slightly elongated design that is also a bit wider. Overall, this new platform for design lends the sedan a more spacious interior with plenty of leg room for rear seat passengers.

The 2019 Toyota Avalon will become available in late spring 2018. Pricing has not yet been announced, but you can expect the MSRP to start in the mid-$35,000 range.

5. 2019 Honda Insight

20 years ago, the 1999 Honda Insight made its debut and immediately became hidden in the shadows of the Accord and Civic. The 2019 Honda Insight, however, is changing everything. A member of Honda’s eco-friendly Clarity line-up, the Insight is getting a total overhaul.

The all-new Insight is more sedan-like than ever, slating just beneath the Honda Accord Hybrid. Honda states that the Insight should get over 50 mpg combined, which is a vast improvement over the 2014 Insight’s (the last model that was sold on the market) 41 combined mpg. This puts it in close competition with the ever-popular Toyota Prius, which currently garners somewhere between 52 and 56 combined mpg.

Price-wise, although the starting MSRP has yet to be announced, it should range somewhere in the low $30,000 bracket.

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