Drive Your Date Crazy
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and we’ve chosen the top 12 cars that will help bring out your romantic side and score points with your date, including a few vehicles about to hit the market.
Range Rover Evoque
There’s no doubt you’ll impress your date with the Evoque’s supremely good looks, but you’ll really melt hearts when you take the sexy crossover somewhere dark so that you and your snuggle buddy can gaze at the stars through the Evoque’s ginormous panoramic moonroof. Is that the Big Dipper over there?
It’s one thing to whisper sweet nothings in your date’s ear, but it’s even better to whisper sweet nothings with an Italian accent. Certain things just sound sexier in a romance language, which is why your date is sure to get weak in the knees after hearing you tell the valet to please fetch your Quattroporte. If that doesn’t seal the deal, the Italian sedan’s sonorous Ferrari-sourced V-8 engine should help get things going.
There’s a good chance you and your date won’t even want to step out of this opulent land yacht after you’ve arrived at your destination. That’s because the rear passenger area already offers everything two sweethearts need get into the mood: pillows, silver-plated champagne flutes, shag floor mats so you can kick off your shoes, and Magic Sky to adjust the darkness of the panoramic sunroof. If you want extra points, use the leather-lined tray table to write a love poem.
Tesla Model S
Forgot to make reservations for dinner on Valentine’s Day? Instead of driving all around town trying to find a good restaurant without a long wait, impress your date by using the Model S’s 17-inch media touchscreen to easily browse the Internet for other places to go and make last-minute reservations online. The fact that you’re driving an electric car also shows that you care about the environment, and who doesn’t love that?
Wow your date with the elegant and classy XC90, which boats a clean and beautiful interior that’ll have your beau or belle feeling like they’re hanging out in a chic, uptown living room rather than an SUV. Play some Luther Vandross or John Legend on the Volvo‘s new Bowers & Wilkins audio system, and you’ll be surprised where the night could take you.
Jaguar F-Type V8 S Convertible
The sexy Jag’s 2+2 seating arrangement serves as the perfect excuse to get up close and personal with your date. If things start getting a little heated inside, you two can cool off by putting the power-folding soft-top down. Also, instead of taking your honey to see a scary movie, tweak the Jag’s gunfire-like exhaust system with the push of a button and its loud crackling will scare your date right into your lap.
Ford SVT Raptor
If you and your lover prefer cuddling al fresco, the SVT Raptor is the vehicle to do it in. Whether you’re heading to a secluded beach or a pine-laden forest, the Raptor will get there without a hitch so you won’t have to spend your romantic date trying to dig the truck out of mud, rocks, or sand. That valuable time can instead be spent getting cozy in between blankets laid out on the truck bed.
With its go-anywhere capability and roomy rear seats, the Outback is perfect for getting away from the Valentine’s crowds. There’s no shortage of space in the cargo area for a tent for two and a barbecue grill so that you can show off your cooking skills. A cooler full of sparkling Champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries should also fit just fine in the back of the SUV.
Dodge Charger Hellcat
If your date is starting to get a little cold, turn up the heat with the hot Charger Hellcat. The sedan’s 707 horses will undoubtedly get the adrenaline pumping, and if the roomy rear seats still don’t provide enough space for whatever it is that you’re doing back there, the Hellcat’s incredible speed should help you get somewhere more suitable before the flame goes out.
What can you do with 121 cubic feet of space inside the Suburban? We’re sure you and your Valentine will find you can do plenty of things. The large-and-in-charge SUV provides a generous amount of storage space when the second and third rows are folded down — they drop electrically with the touch of a button.
They say it’s what’s on the inside that counts, which is why the GS F Sport lands a spot on this list. The midsize sedan boasts a gorgeous interior in F Sport guise, with supple soft leather and a red and black interior that will help set the mood. The library-quiet interior will also make you feel as though you are the only two people in the world because all outside noises are kept just that: outside.
Whether you prefer to woo the object of your affection with Luther Vandross or Frank Sinatra, either artist will sound spectacular through the 2016 MKX’s new Revel premium audio system. The new system features three different listening modes, including Audience and On Stage, so you two lovebirds can feel like you’re at a private concert instead of in traffic on the way to your favorite eatery.