From the big carmakers like GM and Ford, these are the 8 most underrated cars from every American carmaker.
America is one of the biggest automobile markets in the world. All thanks to big names in the industry such as Ford, Chrysler and GM which are selling hundreds of thousands of cars every year. Names such as the Corvettes, Camaros, Plymouths and Mustangs are just to name a few. For ages, these American cars have been one of the most thrilling ones for car enthusiasts. While some have been forgotten, some models made headlines and are still known for their performance or their unique looks. These classic American cars have been competing with German rivals for more than decades now. Here are the best and most underrated American cars you should check out.
8. Dodge Magnum SRT8
Dodge discarded the two-door coupe design and brought back the Magnum as a four-door station wagon. The Magnum SRT8 enjoyed the perks of being a Dodge badged car so it came with a powerful V8 engine that produced 425 hp paired with a five-speed automatic gearbox. It was built on the Chrysler LX platform and used similar parts used in the Mercedes-Benz cars.
7. GMC Syclone
The GMC Syclone was a very interesting pickup truck. The Syclone packed a soul of a proper muscle car in a body of a pickup truck. Under the hood, the Syclone packed a 4.3-liter V6 engine capable of delivering 280 hp and could hit 60 mph in just 4.2 seconds (now that’s the thing). This joint venture between GMC and Production Automotive Services could easily beat the modern-day cars to dust even today.
6. Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
The Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 was one of the most used and loved SUVs in the US. Since its debut in 2005, Jeep has sold hundreds of thousands of Cherokees. It was loved due to its powerful V8 engine which produced 419 hp and then could hit 0-60 mph in under 4.6 seconds which was really insane at that time. The SRT models made sure you have the right amount of power for your weekend getaways and will be enough for your whole family.
5. Cadillac CTS-V
The Cadillac CTS-V is a hardcore performance car disguised in a body of a four-door sedan. The thrill lies under the hood with the 640 hp supercharged V8 engine capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in under 3.5 seconds. The result sets in a really encouraging and mind-blowing performance thanks to the six-speed manual gearbox fitted to take full control of your CTS-V.
4. Mercury Marauder
Long before the time of these hardcore performance sedans, cars like the Mercury Marauder were ruling the streets in the 60s. With a massive 7.0-liter V8 engine, the Marauder produced over 360 hp and 480 lb-ft of torque. The Marauder was a huge car but carried demeanour looks which was the sole point of the Mercury.
3. Ford Falcon 429 Cobra Jet
It was in the 60s when Ford launched the Falcon with the 429 Cobra Jet engine. The Falcon was a toned-down version of the Ford Galaxy and you should know that all Mustangs in that period were based on this car. Apart from the beautiful and bulky body, it made over 370 horses with its Cobra Jet engine which made it a promising classic muscle car.
2. Buick GNX
The 1987 Buick GNX was the result of the collaboration with McLaren Performance Technologies. And ofcourse thanks to the 80s oil crisis which prevented carmakers to build massive engine cars which were high on fuel and low on efficiency. The GNX with its 3.8-liter V6 was the most popular example. The engine was not the usual V8, but it produced a hefty 300 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque which was capable to achieve a top speed of 113 mph. The GNX wasn’t the meanest muscle car but it had really classic looks and a powerful engine which made it sell like hotcakes.
1. Chrysler 300 SRT8
You can say the Chrysler 300 was one of the best cars Chrysler has made in its long history. Also, the 300 is one of the longest-running cars to date. It clearly fits the saying “if not broken, don’t fix it”. With this SRT8 model, you can enjoy the perks of a full-size luxury sedan and your usual performance-intensive tasks. The Chrysler 300 SRT8 could easily go from 0-60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds with its V8 engine which produces a hefty 470 horses.
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