3 Cars that Are Better Than Their More Expensive Siblings
In the auto world, theirs is also what you call “sibling rivalry” going on. Automakers design and manufacture cars with almost the same features and capacities but with prices at different ends of the spectrum. So, you might be wondering: is the more expensive car always the better option?
To know whether the pricier vehicle is the best option for you, you need to compare how they perform and how each one will suit your needs. Here are five cars that are actually better than their costlier siblings.
Porsche Cayman GT4
More Expensive Sibling: 911 Carrera ($89,400)
The reason the GT4 offers more value for your money is, of course, it’s cheaper. But it’s also lighter and more powerful. It has 385 horsepower at 7400 rpm torque. It has top of 183 mph and can go from 0 mph to 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds. Aside from that, it runs faster on the track, thanks to its sharper eyes and a design that carves through the wind. On top of that, its spoiler that helps increases aerodynamic downforce.
Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV
More Expensive Sibling: GLE Coupe ($65,100)
Both the GLE Coupe and SUV are quite similar. In fact, under its exteriors, they’re essentially the same. The only difference between the two is that the SUV is more affordable. What it lacks in power, it makes up for its 27 cubic feet of additional cargo space.
MINI Cooper Hardtop
More Expensive Sibling: MINI Countryman ($22,750)
The hardtop version of the MINI is actually the closest you can get to the beauty and awesomeness of the original model, but without the high price tag. It comes with a MINI TwinPower Turbo that lives up to the performance engineering and expertise that made BMW Group known all over the world. The Hardtop is so fast it can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.3 seconds, which is faster than its predecessors.
So you see? Expensive doesn’t always mean better. By opting for these less pricey vehicles, you get virtually the same driving experience without causing a huge dent in your savings.