If you can only have one car, get a car that basically does it all. These are some of the best cars for a one-car garage.
Hyundai might be new to the hot-hatch game, but you wouldn't guess that based on how the Veloster N drives. It's a great track car with usable back seats and a decent trunk. Plus, it costs under $30,000.
The Macan is no sports car, but it's a lot more fun to drive than pretty much any other SUV on the market today. And the back seats are a lot more comfortable than those in a 911.
The Colorado is a nice mid-size pickup, but in ZR2 form, it achieves true greatness. That's thanks to a trick set of Multimatic DSSV shocks that give the ZR2 off-road capability and excellent road manners. If you need a pickup, it might as well be a fun one.
Cadillac no longer makes a wagon version of the CTS-V, and old ones are actually starting to creep up in price thanks to their appeal as a great all-rounder. You can even get one with a manual transmission, if you're able to find an owner willing to part with their V. The only downside is the atrocious gas mileage from that supercharged V8.
With the addition of all-wheel drive in the newest M5, it's a true four-season car. It's incredibly quick, comfortable, and effortlessly capable on track. And if you need to get through some snowy roads, that trick AWD system is there to help. If only it were available as a wagon. Then it would be perfect.
If you want lots of power in a small, practical sedan package, then look no further than the RS3. It takes the 400-horsepower turbo inline-five from TT RS, and uses Audi's signature Quattro all-wheel drive system. We'd say that's plenty.
If you absolutely need a truck as your only car, it's hard to go wrong with the new Raptor. It can carry things, tow big payloads, and as you can see above, take jumps without issue.
If you don't need a truck, but still want something that can off-road and still perform as a normal car, the Wrangler might be the SUV for you. The new JL model is wildly more refined than its predecessor on-road, and it's just as capable as ever on the trails.
The Focus RS is nice because when it comes down to it, it's still a Focus. That may sound like a detriment, but really, it's a good thing. The Focus hatch is practical, and a nice place to spend time. The RS just adds to the fun with a 350-horsepower engine and all-wheel drive.
The modern 911 Turbo is perhaps the best example of a performance car that can truly serve as an everyday driver. It has all the comfort features you'd expect from a luxury car, four seats and all-wheel drive. Also, it can get from 0-60 in less than 3 seconds. Need we say more?
Volvo might not stock them in showrooms, but the V90 wagon is certainly the pick of the lineup. With good looks, endless comfort, and more space than you can imagine, it's a great pick for anyone looking to check all the boxes.
It's sleek like a coupe, but it has four doors like a sedan. Its interior is luxuriously appointed, and there's a 450-horsepower V8 under the hood. Those qualities alone make the S7 worthy of being the only car in your garage, but what really sets it apart is the sportback design that gives you far more trunk space than other sedans offer.
No, you won't be able to take the Trackhawk version of the Grand Cherokee very far off-road, and your gas mileage won't exactly be stellar. You will, however, have a spacious SUV that offers plenty of comfort and luxury features that also happens to be faster in a straight line than a lot of dedicated sports cars. It will also handle corners far better than any SUV that size should be able to.
The Range Rover is expensive and doesn't have the best reputation for reliability, but people keep buying them. Why? They're incredibly luxurious, the supercharged versions are quite quick, and they can go much further off-road than they have any right to. If you have a car that can do all that, who needs a second car?
Sometimes you want a muscle car, a luxury car, and a family car but don't have the space to park all three. Luckily, the Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon still exists. It's stupidly fast and sounds amazing, but it's also still as luxurious as you'd expect a Mercedes to be, and there's plenty of room behind the rear seats for that added dose of practicality.
If you're looking for a car that can dominate on the track, it's hard to beat the Nissan GT-R. Compared to cars that put down similar lap times, it's also a surprisingly-capable daily driver. The trunk has plenty of room for grocery runs, and its all-wheel drive means all you need to do to drive it in winter is swap the tires.
Subaru stopped making the hatchback version of the STI the 2015 model year, which means if you want one in do-everything guise, you'll have to buy used. The good news is, if you do buy used, you'll be able to take advantage of a the miracle that is depreciation and save a little cash.
If you haven't driven the latest Volkswagen Golf R, you really should. When properly equipped with Dynamic Chassis Control and a manual transmission, it's a phenomenal hot hatch. It's also much more refined than the STI and available as a five-door, making it perfect for someone who needs a little practicality mixed with their fun.