Best Cars For Single Guys
There’s variety in this list, something today’s bachelors will surely appreciateby Kirby, on
A car makes a man, or so the saying goes. However it’s interpreted, it’s no secret that for single bachelors, a car is more than just a car. It can be an extension of your personality, a tool to flaunt your lifestyle, an expression of your interests, or a combination of all these things. It can even be used to attract members of the fairer sex, something the world’s bachelors will freely admit to. It’s one thing, though, to be a single guy with a car that can get you from point A to point B. It’s another thing entirely to be a single guy with a car that can do the same while everyone stares longingly at your ride. This is our list for the best cars for bachelors. We’ve made it as diverse as we can because, in the spirit of bachelorhood, diversity and the willingness to embrace that is the bedrock of the game.
The Ford Mustang is an attention magnet so you’re not going to have any trouble getting it when you have one of this in tow. The Mustang has the name, lineage, legacy, and all-around capability to serve as one of the best cars for bachelors. If you have the money to buy the high-end, 460-horsepower Mustang GT, then, by all means, do so. But if budget is tight, the entry-level four-cylinder Mustang pumps out 310 horsepower, which is still good enough to get you where you need to go, and look good doing it. The Ford Mustang is the quintessential American performance car for the quintessential single American man. You can’t do better than the ‘Stang if you want to flaunt your status in life.
|Model||0-60 mph||Horsepower||Torque||Top Speed|
|2019 Ford Mustang EcoBoost (standard)||5.1 seconds||310 hp @ 5,500 rpm||350 lb-ft @ 3,000 rpm||121 mph|
|2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost (Performance Package)||4.5 seconds||330 hp||350 lb-ft||155 mph|
|2019 Chevrolet Camaro Turbo 1LE||5.1 seconds||275 hp @ 5,600 rpm||295 lb-ft @ 3,000 rpm||145 mph|
|2019 Ford Mustang GT||4.3 seconds||460 hp @ 7,000 rpm||420 lb-ft @ 4,600 rpm||155 mph|
|2018 Ford Focus RS||4.6 seconds||350 hp @ 6,000 rpm||350 lb-ft @ 3,200 rpm||165 mph|
The Ford F-150 is the automotive equivalent of a muscle flex. You roll around in one and your bachelor card gets a few more stars in it. As a vehicle, the F-150 has it all. It has a variety of engine options, possesses unparalleled payload and towing capacities, and it also happens to be the best-selling truck in America and also one of the country’s best-selling models. It’s hard to go wrong with the F-150 as the perfect car for bachelors who are looking for a big and brawny daily driver that communicates power and testosterone by its sheer presence. Some people might think you’re overcompensating with such a massive ride. But, at the end of the day, it’s not their money you’re spending.
|Engine||Drive||Fuel Economy (city/hwy/comb)|
|2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6||2WD||20/26/22|
|3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6||2WD||18/25/21|
|2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6||4WD||19/24/21|
|3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6||4WD||17/23/19|
Mazda MX-5 Miata
Is money tight for a new Toyota Supra? Don’t fret. The Mazda MX-5 Miata is as good a choice as any for an affordable roadster that’s perfect America’s most eligible bachelors. The MX-5 starts at just over $25,000 for the entry-level MX-5 Miata Sport. If you want the range-topping MX-5 RF Miata Grand Touring, you’re only on the hook for around $33,500. That’s still cheaper than the entry-level Supra, which, by all accounts, will hit your wallet to the tune of at least $50,000. Why spend that much on the Supra when the MX-5 Miata exudes the same sports car vibe for half the cost? There’s a reason why Mazda’s little roadster is one of the world’s most popular sports cars. It’s affordable, has a stout 181-horsepower, four-cylinder engine, and returns great savings in the gas pump. It also looks sexy as hell and it handles like a dream. If you’re a single man and you want to impress the fairer sex, driving a Mazda MX-5 Miata is one of the fastest ways to do that. Zoom, zoom, indeed.
|Type||2.0-liter SKYACTIV-G inline four-cylinder engine|
|Transmission||SKYACTIV-MT and SKYACTIV-DRIVE six-speed automatic|
|Max. output||155 HP|
|Max. torque||148 LB-FT|
You’re single. You’re adventurous. You don’t care about getting down and dirty in the outdoors. Well, the Jeep Wrangler fits all those needs, making it one of the best cars for single guys who just want to have fun off the beaten path. The Wrangler isn’t the best-looking car on this list. It’s not even the fastest and most powerful. But if you’re looking for a ride that can literally take you anywhere, the Wrangler is for you. There’s no vehicle that’s more suited for the off-road lifestyle than the Wrangler. Standard features like skid plates and part- four-wheel drive sets you up to go anywhere your heart desires. You’ll have to pay around $40,000 for the top-trim Rubicon, but that’s the price you have to pay for a go-anywhere ride with a performance suspension and a locking rear differential.
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
If you’re a bachelor with a steady stream of cash at your disposal, you can buy whatever car you want. But if you want to make an All-American statement, the 2019 Corvette ZR1 is the must-have American supercar. Think about all the stares you’ll receive when you stop by the local Starbucks to get your shots of espresso. Think about all the smartphones that will be taking photos and videos of your 755-horsepower supercar while you’re waiting for your orders. Think about all the envious stares you’ll see in your rear-view mirror once you speed off into the distance. The 2019 Corvette ZR1 isn’t a cheap car — it starts at $120,000 — but if you want to proudly show off your bachelor card for all the world to see, driving a 2019 Corvette ZR1 with a 212-mph top speed will get the job done.
|Type:||LT5 6.2L Supercharged V-8 with direct and port injection|
|Bore & stroke (in / mm)||4.06 x 3.62 / 103.25 x 92|
|Block material:||Cast aluminum|
|Cylinder head material:||Cast aluminum|
|Valvetrain:||Overhead valve, two valves per cylinder|
|Fuel delivery:||Direct and port injection|
|Horsepower||755 HP @ 6,300 RPM (SAE certified)|
|Torque||715 LB-FT @ 4,400 RPM (SAE certified)|
|Transmission||7-speed manual with Active Rev Match |
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There are a lot of SUVs in the U.S. market today. The variety offers plenty of choices to choose from. But if you want a new SUV that looks the part and has all the makings of a popular model, the Kia Telluride SUV is something that you counts as one of the best cars for bachelors. The Telluride boasts a design that carries a lot of European influence. It also features an attractive cabin, a gentle ride, a generous list of driver aids, a large cargo hold, a lengthy warranty, and a good predicted reliability rating. The Telluride is an ideal SUV for the family, but it’s also a great ride for the single man who wants the versatility of an SUV with newness and freshness of the Telluride. The new Kia SUV ranks as one of the best and most popular mid-size SUVs in the market today. There’s a reason for that.
|2020 Kia Telluride LX||2020 Kia Telluride S||2020 Kia Telluride EX|
|Wheelbase (in.)||114.2 in.||114.2 in.||114.2 in.|
|Length (in.)||196.9 in.||196.9 in.||196.9 in.|
|Width (in.)||78.3 in.||78.3 in.||78.3 in.|
|Height, without roof rails (in.)||68.9 in.||-||-|
|Height, with roof rails (in.)||69.3 in.||69.3 in.||69.3 in.|
|Track, front/rear (in.)||67.2 in. / 67.6 in.||TBD||67.2 in. / 67.6 in.|
|Ground clearance (in.)||8.0 in.||7.9 in.||8.0 in.|
Land Rover Range Rover
Speaking of SUVs, there isn’t one model in its class that can rival the class, elegance, sportiness, and all-around capability of the Land Rover Range Rover. The Range Rover is the ultimate, tried-and-tested luxury SUV. Sure, premium SUVs like the Lamborghini Urus, Bentley Bentayga, and Rolls-Royce Cullinan have now entered the market. But none of those super luxury SUVs boast the tradition and reputation of the iconic Range Rover. There’s a reason why the Range is a preferred SUV among single guys who want to flaunt their wealth and status to the world. We’re not going to judge any of you if you’re the type who wants to let everyone know that you drive a Range Rover. I say flaunt it with pride. There’s a good chance that if you can afford one — price starts at around $90,000 — there’s no reason for you not to be proud of what you’ve earned.
|TRIM||POWERTRAIN - OUTPUT||MSRP|
|SE||3.0L S/C V6 Gas – 340hp||$87,350|
|HSE||3.0L S/C V6 Gas – 380hp||$94,050|
|SE Td6||3.0L T/C V6 Diesel – 254hp||$89,350|
|HSE Td6||3.0L T/C V6 Diesel – 254hp||$96,050|
|Supercharged||5.0L S/C V8 Gas – 518hp||$104,850|
|Supercharged LWB||5.0L S/C V8 Gas – 518hp||$108,895|
|Autobiography||5.0L S/C V8 Gas – 518hp||$141,995|
|Autobiography LWB||5.0L S/C V8 Gas – 518hp||$148,295|
|SVAutobiography Dynamic||5.0L S/C V8 Gas – 557hp||$177,200|
BMW 2 Series
The common assumption when you drive a BMW is that you have it made in life. While that might not be true in some cases, very few cars make that point clear more than BMW models. It’s great that BMW has it possible for people who traditionally can’t afford a Bimmer to score a model like the 2 Series. First of all, the 2 Series is a handsome model. It’s also one of the most rounded vehicles in its class with a refined selection of powertrains and an athletic and comfortable driving dynamics. The 2 Series is far from the best BMW in the automaker’s lineup. But its the best one in its segment. That counts for a lot, especially to single guys who are looking for the best cars for their bachelor lifestyles.
|Track front/rear (Inches)||59.88/61.25|
Mercedes A-Class Sedan
The Mercedes A-Class Sedan is a lot like the BMW 2 Series. It fits the requirements of single men and bachelors who are looking for a powerful, responsive, and driver-focused entry-level sedan with the established pedigree of a German automaker. The A-Class Sedan also benefits from being a new model in the U.S. market. New is always better, so said a wise man a long time ago. And if you’re a bachelor who wants to be seen, heard, and noticed, there aren’t that many models that can check those boxes like the Mercedes A-Class. It’s hard to get it wrong with a brand-new Mercedes. It’s harder to get it wrong with a brand-new Mercedes that you can own for less than $40,000.
Porsche Cayman/Boxster 718
Arguably the perfect car for the single man who wants to let everyone know that he’s a bachelor. The Porsche Cayman is, pound-for-pound, one of the best sports cars in the world. It boasts Porsche’s world-famous engineering and wraps it up in a classy and luxurious aesthetic. It also comes with one of the most potent engine lineups in its class, including a turbocharged four-cylinder unit that pumps out 300 horsepower. Throw that into the wind with all the attention that you’re going to get simply by rolling around town in a car with Porsche’s unmistakable crest in the hood. Really, there’s no better car to show off to the world than a Porsche. You could opt for the more expensive 911 — always a good buy — but if your budget is limited to somewhere in the vicinity of $70,000, the Porsche Cayman — or the Boxster, it doesn’t matter — should be in your to-buy list.
|Horsepower||300 HP @ 6,500 RPM|
|Torque||280 LB-FT @ 2,150 RPM|
|Top Speed||170 mph|
|0 to 60 mph||4.9 seconds (manual) / 4.7 seconds (PDK)|