Even though his jokes may be as corny as his cell phone holster, no one holds a candle to dad. From our passion for cars and unwavering dedication to our sports teams to all the life lessons we've learned through the years, dads have shaped us into the people we are. For this reason, we take a firm stand again dads driving boring cars. The following 7 vehicles offer something for every kind of dad, from the adventurous outdoorsman to the fun-loving speed demon (no minivans allowed).
2020 Jeep Wrangler
For the outdoorsy dad who was a troop leader through your entire Boy Scouts career, there is no better vehicle than the 2020 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Not only will the Wrangler Unlimited let dad navigate tough off-road trails, but with it's larger interior and improved comfort, it will keep the entire family happy along the way. When dad leaves the pavement, the Wrangler's solid-axle suspension and high ground clearance will conquer any obstacle. The Wrangler has also gotten improved on-road performance thanks to better handling and a new 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel engine with 260 horsepower under the hood.
2020 Genesis G70
The Genesis G70 will put a smile on the face of any dad who is a self-proclaimed driving enthusiast. This sports sedan blends comfort, premium styling, and performance without the pretense of other luxury brands. The G70 doesn't just look sporty, it has the performance chops to back it up. A 3.3-liter turbocharged V6 produces 365 horsepower and 376 lb-ft of torque to hit 60 mph in 4.7 seconds, and a top speed of 167-mph. The G70's multi-link rear suspension, mechanical limited-slip differential, launch control, and torque vectoring add to the driving thrills. Available AWD will appeal to dad's practical side for all-season driving.
2020 Ram 1500
Whether dad's favorite pastime is off-roading or a trip to Home Depot for the latest DIY project, the 2020 Ram 1500 will be a perfect fit. Just like dad, the Ram 1500 effortlessly balances ruggedness with refinement. The optional 5.7-liter HEMI V8 engine offers a beastly 395 horsepower and 410 lb-ft of torque. Towing capacity is a hefty 12,750 pounds and acceleration is just over 6-seconds to 60 mph. In higher trims, the interior is outfitted in fine leather, wood, and other appointments that make it look like a luxury vehicle. Topping off the long list of reasons the Ram 1500 is dominating the market is the excellent technology that includes a gigantic 12-inch screen for the Uconnect infotainment.
2020 Dodge Durango
Three-row SUVs aren't usually known for their masculine styling, but the Dodge Durango is an exception. Macho dads will be drawn to the Durango's muscular exterior and won't be disappointed when they get behind the wheel of this muscle car in SUV guise. Dads can bring the entire family to the track thanks to the Durango's spacious and comfortable interior with seating for up to 7. The base engine is a 295-horsepower V6, but dads who want more driving thrills should upgrade to one of the Hemi V8 options including a 5.7-liter for 360 horsepower in the Durango R/T, and a 475-horsepower 6.4-liter V8 in the track-ready Durango SRT.
2020 Kia Telluride
The Kia Telluride is one of the newest three-row SUVs on the market that can cross-function as a comfortable daily driver, family hauler, or road trip vehicle. Dads won't be embarrassed to be seen driving the Telluride thanks to its boxy exterior which deviates from the traditional family hauler's curviness and looks ruggedly handsome on the road. With seating for up to 8, the interior is a blend of sport and luxury. The potent 3.8-liter V6 under the hood offers sufficient acceleration power, and the precise steering and balanced handling is a welcomed surprise for the three-row segment.
2020 Kia Stinger
If dad likes to get the most bang for his buck and also have a little fun behind the wheel, the Kia Stinger will be hard to beat. This sports sedan rivals luxury models from brands like Audi and BMW with its unique styling and sporty performance. The Kia Stinger's exterior styling isn't for the faint of heart. Dad will get noticed on the road with the Stinger's aggressive front fascia and sleek sloping roofline. The Stinger's base engine (a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo with 255 horsepower) is capable but upgrading to the 3.3-liter V6 Twin Turbo will give dad 365 horsepower and a lightning-fast 0-60 time of 4.6 seconds for an upgraded driving experience.
2020 Volvo V90 Cross Country
Our list would not be complete without the quintessential 'dad-mobile', the trusty wagon. The Volvo V90 Cross Country takes station wagons up a notch without losing any of the practicality the segment is known for (and who's more practical than dad?). The V90 Cross Country's sophisticated European styling starts with an attractive exterior that takes cues from the Volvo S90 sedan, and extends into the cabin with a contemporary and clean design featuring high-quality materials. Dads can choose from a 250 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder or a 316 horsepower turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder.