2019 is here, and so is a whole lineup of new and redesigned cars – and many models are bigger, better, and far more impressive than last year’s vehicles. It’s an exciting year for the automotive industry, with new cars including everything from emissions-reducing hybrids to new souped-up sport cars.
If performance is what you’re looking for, there’s no shortage of incredible supercars available right now. Here are the best performing supercars of 2019.
2019 Lexus ES
The Lexus ES is completely redesigned for 2019. Buyers can expect many new features including new engines, technology, and updated safety features. In terms of performance, the front-drive ES boosts a new eight-speed automatic V-6 engine, with a CVT backing the hybrid powertrain.
As for the features to expect, the ES will include a panoramic sunroof, heated and ventilated front seats, leather-trimmed seats, self-parking system, and a Mark Levinson surround sound audio system. Though all the older ES year models didn’t have Apple CarPlay or Android Auto connectivity, this feature will be offered in the new ES models.
Not only is the Lexus ES a top performing vehicle, but it’s also one of the top performing in terms of safety. The new ES includes more advanced safety tech, which will most likely include the new Lexus CoDrive package (all-speed adaptive cruise control system, lane centering system, automatic emergency braking, active steering assist, a head-up display, pedestrian detection, and more).
2019 Volvo XC40
The Volvo XC40 is all new for 2019, and this SUV is bringing a host of exciting features and performance updates for drivers. Considered one of the best SUVs available right now by U.S. News, the XC40 is ranked as the top luxury subcompact SUV and hits high on the list of 2-row and crossover SUVs as well. But a great reputation isn’t the only thing to get excited about – the 2019 Volvo XC40 is one of the best performing SUVs on the market.
Powered by a strong, capable engine, the new XC40 offers a smooth ride and quick, nimble handling that helps drivers on roads of all kinds. Drivers can choose between 187 and 248 horsepower depending on the engine type and trim level they’d like. And this Volvo model will hit the road with serious power; it’s tough to beat this SUV’s power, as it defies its size and drives like a much stronger, more capable vehicle.
In addition to its power and driving capabilities, the Volvo XC40 also packs a seriously luxurious interior and a long list of great features. The interior is sleek and stylish, looking almost futuristics – perfect for 2019. And inside, passengers and drivers will enjoy eight speakers, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a Sensus Connect infotainment system, and plenty of USB ports. A smart navigation system, wireless device charging, and a panoramic sunroof also add to this Volvo SUV’s luxurious details.
2019 Audi Q5
One of the top luxury car brands, Audi never fails to deliver exciting updates to its lineup – and in 2019, the Q5 is seeing more power and better performance across the board. Loaded with standard features and powered by engines that are truly beyond capable, the 2019 Audi Q5 offers a comfortable ride that’s agile and adaptable.
Although the Audi Q5 is a subcompact SUV, it certainly isn’t lacking any power or capability on the road. Powered by engine options that offer between 248 and 349 horsepower, the Q5 is outstanding for its size. Both the standard and optional engines are strong, giving drivers quick acceleration and speedy handling. If you want an even better performance out of the Q5, you can opt for a sport trim – all of the available sport trims give the Q5 more power, faster acceleration, and greater handling. No matter what you choose for your 2019 Audi Q5, you’ll be packing power behind the wheel.
Though the overall design of the newest Q5 may not look like much has changed from 2018 to 2019, the performance of this small SUV has improved greatly. Inside the cabin, you’ll find all kinds of little luxury touches and details. But what truly makes the 2019 Q5 a supercar is its ability on the road.
2019 Hyundai Veloster N
Every year brings new cars and new models – but for 2019, there’s one new car that’s truly unlike any other. The 2019 Hyundai Veloster N is, as Car and Driver writes, “a Hyundai like no other” and drives unlike any other sedan. Designed to be a standout on the racetrack, the Veloster N is a 274 horsepower hatchback that’s never been seen in the U.S., with a standout engine, nimble steering and handling, and excellent control.
There’s no other sedan that’ll perform like the newest addition to Hyundai’s lineup. The 2019 Veloster N is turbocharged, taking a familiar engine and amping up its power. Every detail of this car, from the exhaust to the torque to its exterior design, was created to make this a performance powerhouse on every road. It’s exciting – and outright fun – to drive thanks to its quick and nimble turns and braking, and the powertrain is incredibly responsive.
In addition to having fun every time you hit the road, the 2019 Hyundai Veloster N is perfect for those who want to drive a manual. With no automatic transmission options available, the Veloster packs extra power thanks to a strong clutch and easy shifting in and out of gear. This newcomer is sure to catch everyone’s attention as it speeds through town, and drivers who want to make a statement are going to love this new Hyundai.