There are several dozen reasons why a women might hate cars: because they make her feel less than sexy, because they never drive the way she’d like them to, because her male partner spends every weekend rebuilding his 1971 Camaro instead of spending time hanging out with her. Who knows? The point is, women have just as much of a right to enjoy the car they drive as well as to feel like it really reflects the person that they are. Maybe they just aren’t sure what cars do that.
Here’s a list of my top picks when it comes to making a new car selection for a woman that just hates cars.
This is my top pick for several reasons. It is absolutely the cure for the common minivan, which is a vehicle that can really make women hate cars. Who wants to drive around in something that just screams mom jeans and sensible bob haircuts? Nobody, that’s who. The great thing about the Toyota Highlander Hybrid is that it comes with all of the sensible features, they’re just disguised in an edgier package. The Highlander gets high marks for safety, which is always a top priority, and includes features like daytime running lights and a collapsible steering column. Despite being a more powerful car than its predecessor, it manages to keep the MPGs right at 28, highway and city, which isn’t bad at all for a vehicle its size. Starting at a reasonable $37,900, you can snag one in that smoke grey color, which I promise will match with just about every outfit in your wardrobe.
Another reason women hate cars is because they are sick to death of being pandered to with cutesy-tootsie options. Not every woman needs a vase on her dashboard, or swirly designs on the side door. Sometimes it’s downright embarrassing. The Kia Forte 5-Door is the cure for the common cutesy car. It’s small and stylish, especially if you decide to get it in candy-coated red or electric blue, but it’s actually got some substance behind it. This is not the car that will skip down the street twirling its pigtails – it was ranked a Top Safety Pick by the insurance industry. The standard option comes with features that are considered extras in other comparable cars like Bluetooth, iPod connectivity, and satellite radio. Not to mention the epic cargo space, perfect for loading up everything from groceries to evening gowns and potting soil. How’s that for versatile?
Second Runner-Up for Women Who Hate Cars: Chevy Camaro ZL1
Lots of women know what they know about muscle cars from fathers who were forever restoring Chevelles in garages or boyfriends who pocketed paychecks to save up for a vintage Charger. But rest assured, the only reason that ladies may hate the muscle cars is because they haven’t DRIVEN one. As a muscle car obsessee, all it takes is one spin around block to become a convert, which is why my third choice is the Chevy Camaro ZL1. First and foremost, the exterior is sexy and curvy, a departure from some other muscle car styles, which tend to be more angular. Get that sucker in Cherry Red and you will have every eye on the highway trained on you. The Camaro is such a classic muscle car, you’ll be enjoying the kind of performance that has entranced generations of drivers before you. At 29 MPG highway, it gets impressive gas mileage, considering all that horsepower, and with Bluetooth technology and an app to manage maintenance and get roadside assistance, this classic is definitely a contemporary.