Friday, November 22, 2019

The One-Brand New Car Dream-Garage

What if you could only buy new vehicles from one brand to fill your garage? For fun, we try and see if it’s feasible

Well, more like desirable. The easy part was breaking down the types of cars or utility vehicles we want to have at home. To build our dream garage, we concentrated on our essential needs and this is what we came up with:

We need a sporty car to drive, a family hauler for dad, an executive-style car for mom and an every-day work/tool vehicle. For some brands, it was difficult to select a specific model so we either left one category out or somehow got creative.

To be honest, we skipped some brands like RAM, Genesis, Bugatti and GMC although we’d love to see how quickly we could get a ProMaster on two wheels or cook the brakes on a Yukon XL…

And so, in alphabetical order and for brands sold in North America, here are the cars. Do keep in mind that this was done for fun…

Acura

Sporty Car: NSX

Family hauler: RDX

Executive car: RLX

Every-day work/tool vehicle: 2014 TSX Wagon

 

Alfa Romeo

Sporty Car: 4C Coupe

Family hauler: Stelvio Quadrifoglio

Executive car: Giulia Quadrifoglio

Every-day work/tool vehicle: 1985 GT V6

 

Aston Martin

Sporty Car: DBS Superleggera Coupe

Family hauler: Zagato Shooting Brake

Executive car: Rapide AMR

Every-day work/tool vehicle: 1975 Lagonda

 

Audi

Sporty Car: TT RS

Family hauler: RS 6

Executive car: RS 5 Sportback

Every-day work/tool vehicle: RS Q8

 

Bentley

Sporty Car: 2014 Continental GT3-R

Family hauler: Mulsanne Speed

Executive car: Flying Spur

Every-day work/tool vehicle: Bentayga Speed

 

BMW

Sporty Car: 2011 1M

Family hauler: X5 xDrive50i

Executive car: M850i Coupe

Every-day work/tool vehicle: X7 xDrive50i

 

Buick

Sporty Car: Grand National

Family hauler: 1996 Roadmaster Estate Wagon

Executive car: TourX

Every-day work/tool vehicle: Enclave

 

Cadillac

Sporty Car: CT6-V

Family hauler: XT4

Executive car: CT5

Every-day work/tool vehicle: Escalade

 

Chevrolet

Sporty Car: C8 Corvette

Family hauler: Blazer RS

Executive car: Bolt

Every-day work/tool vehicle: Colorado ZR2

 

Dodge

Sporty Car: Challenger Scat Pack 392 6-Speed Manual

Family hauler: Durango SRT

Executive car: Charger SRT Hellcat

Every-day work/tool vehicle: Grand Caravan GT

 

Ferrari

Sporty Car: 488 Pista

Family hauler: GTC4Lusso

Executive car: 812 Superfast

Every-day work/tool vehicle: 1998 456M GT

 

Ford

Sporty Car: Mustang GT350

Family hauler: Expedition

Executive car: F-350 Limited with DRW

Every-day work/tool vehicle: Ranger

 

Honda

Sporty Car: Civic Type R

Family hauler: Passport

Executive car: Accord Hybrid Touring

Every-day work/tool vehicle: Odyssey

 

Hyundai

Sporty Car: Veloster N

Family hauler: Kona Electric

Executive car: Elantra GT N Line

Every-day work/tool vehicle: Palisade

 

Infiniti

Sporty Car: Q50 I-Line Red Sport

Family hauler: QX80

Executive car: Q70

Every-day work/tool vehicle: 2001 QX4

 

Jaguar

Sporty Car: F-Type R

Family hauler: XF Sportbrake

Executive car: XJR 575

Every-day work/tool vehicle: F-Pace SVR

 

Jeep

Sporty Car: Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk

Family hauler: Grand Cherokee SRT

Executive car: Wrangler Rubicon

Every-day work/tool vehicle: Gladiator Rubicon

 

Kia

Sporty Car: Stinger GT

Family hauler: Niro EV

Executive car: Soul EV

Every-day work/tool vehicle: Sorento

 

Lamborghini

Sporty Car: Huracán Performante

Family hauler: Urus

Executive car: Aventador SVJ

Every-day work/tool vehicle: 1990 LM002

 

Land Rover

Sporty Car: Sport SVR

Family hauler: Discovery

Executive car: Range Rover SVAutobiography

Every-day work/tool vehicle: 1988 Defender 110

 

Lexus

Sporty Car: LFA

Family hauler: LX

Executive car: GS F

Every-day work/tool vehicle: GX

 

Lincoln

Sporty Car: Aviator Grand Touring

Family hauler: Navigator

Executive car: Continental

Every-day work/tool vehicle: 2002 Blackwood

 

Maserati

Sporty Car: 2004 MC12

Family hauler: Levante GTS

Executive car: Ghibli GranSport

Every-day work/tool vehicle: GT Convertible

 

Mazda

Sporty Car: MX-5

Family hauler: CX-9

Executive car: Mazda3 Sport AWD

Every-day work/tool vehicle: 1996 MPV Allsport

 

Mercedes-Benz

Sporty Car: GT C

Family hauler: C 43 Wagon

Executive car: S 65

Every-day work/tool vehicle: G 63

 

Nissan

Sporty Car: Base 370Z

Family hauler: Qashqai

Executive car: Micra

Every-day work/tool vehicle: Kicks

 

Porsche

Sporty Car: 718 Cayman GT4

Family hauler: Macan GTS

Executive car: Panamera GTS Sport Turismo

Every-day work/tool vehicle: 911 C4S

 

Rolls-Royce

Sporty Car: Wraith

Family hauler: Cullinan

Executive car: Phantom EWB

Every-day work/tool vehicle: 1971 Corniche

 

Subaru

Sporty Car: WRX

Family hauler: Ascent

Executive car: Outback Turbo

Every-day work/tool vehicle: 1980 Brat

 

Toyota

Sporty Car: Supra

Family hauler: 4Runner TRD Pro

Executive car: Avalon

Every-day work/tool vehicle: Tacoma TRD PRO

 

Volkswagen

Sporty Car: Golf R

Family hauler: Golf Sportwagen

Executive car: Arteon

Every-day work/tool vehicle: Atlas

 

Volvo

Sporty Car: Polestar 1

Family hauler: V90 T6 Polestar Engineered

Executive car: 2015 V60 Polestar

Every-day work/tool vehicle: XC60 Polestar Engineered

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,400 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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