20 New Cars We Can’t Wait to Drive in 2024

2024 is shaping up to be a busy year. With 20 new cars already on our test drive list, from electrics, to 3-row SUVs, off-roaders and pickups, it'll be a good one, too.

The 2024 Lexus Gx Full Size Suv
The 2024 Lexus GX full size SUV. Photo: Scotty Reiss

Put These New Cars on Your Must See List for 2024

Though 2024 is only a few hours old, we can already look forward to what are sure to be some of the highlights: New cars with stunningly good looks, innovative tech and amazing experiences.

We got a peek at a number of these cars at auto shows and previews this year, and that’s just made us all the more excited to hop behind the wheel.

Here’s a look at what we’re excited to drive in the coming year:

The 2025 Volvo Ex90

The 2025 Volvo EX90. Photo: Volvo

Volvo EX 90

Imagine this: Getting your gang to school, sports and playdates without the inconvenience of stopping to get gas. That’s what the all electric 3-row Volvo EX90 promises, as well as a new approach to the interior, Google technology and a powerful drive experience. We should get a good look at this one early in the year and a test drive just as it goes into production.

Kia Ev9 In Bright Sky Blue Color At New York Auto Show

Kia EV9 in a bright sky blue color at the New York Auto Show. Photo: Connie Peters

Kia EV9

The Kia EV9 is another one that has us anxious with anticipation. It’s boxy, it’s roomy and it’s all electric. I did get a very brief chance to hop behind the wheel in November and it’s all that Kia promises and more, with novel details and a good trim mix — so those who need power will get it; those who are fine with a smaller driving range and less HP can have that too.

Hyundai Santa Fe

The wildly redesigned Hyundai Santa Fe is here! Photo: Connie Peters

This one surprised us when we got to preview it and now, we can’t wait to drive it. The Hyundai Santa Fe is still not a HUGE SUV but it has a reasonably sized 3rd row, as well as many family-friendly features and it promises to have good off-road capability. This is going to be fun.

Chevy Equinox EV

While we loved the Chevrolet Blazer EV, it’s smaller sibling, the Equinox is a bit sleeker and sexier. I just love its sculpted rear end and more toned look and can’t wait to get behind the wheel.

Ford Explorer

Oh, how we’ve been waiting for this one to be updated. We are big Ford Explorer fans for all it can do for our families and the places it can take us. And for 2024, Ford has teased us with some premium features that will rocket the Explored light years ahead of its last (and lovely) incarnation.

The 2025 Chevrolet Suburban High Country Edition

The 2025 Chevrolet Suburban High Country edition. Photo: Scotty Reiss

Chevrolet Suburban

Our sneak peek at the redesign of the Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe left us wondering what Chevy will think of next, there are so many great features. Interior cameras that you can access remotely with your app, more cargo space, a moveable center console. This is going to be a dream on the road — more than it already is.

The 2024 Lincoln Nautilus Platinum

The 2024 Lincoln Nautilus Platinum. Photo: Scotty Reiss

Lincoln Nautilus

This one wowed us with the most innovative screen in any car today. And, the 2024 Lincoln Nautilus come with a fragrance diffuser that allows you to select your mood, and to change your mind. We love that. Add to that even more features, more luxury and more space and yes…we can’t wait to drive it!

The Polestar 4 Brings A Unique Low To The Ground Suv Coupe Design Photo Liv Leigh

The Polestar 4 brings a unique low to the ground SUV coupe design. Photo: Liv Leigh

Polestar 3 and 4

Polestar, the performance arm of Volvo, has been diligently working on its technology and design and recently rolled out two of its future models for a sneak peek. We took a spin in the Polestar 3, the first SUV from the brand, and the Polestar 4, a coupe-style SUV. Both feature true luxury interiors, large screens and new technology.


This compact sportback SUV is packed with possibility. BMW had so much confidence in it that they entered a pre-production BMW X2 model in the ultra competitive Rebelle Rally and won a place on the podium. The redesign is posh but sporty, leaving us thinking this may be the one to target for your next me-car.

Mini Countryman

The largest Mini ever built, with the 2025 Countryman, the company is listening to customers:  They love the iconic design, the fun drive experience and the Mini life, but need more space. So, the Countryman now is bigger with more passenger and cargo space. And, it’s even more iconic with unique changeable tail lights and a new interior design.

The Id.buzz In Cabana Blue

The ID.Buzz in Cabana Blue

VW ID Buzz

We’ve been waiting for the VW ID Buzz for what seems like eons. But 2024 will finally bring the ID Buzz to North American streets and driveways. With electric power, sliding doors, 3 rows and seating for 7, expect this un-minivan to upend everything we think about how we travel as a group or live our best lives.

The 2024 Lexus Gx Full Size Suv

The 2024 Lexus GX full size SUV. Photo: Scotty Reiss

Lexus GX

On our first look, our jaws dropped. Somehow, the Lexus GX just became even  more Lexus and more GX. The boxy off-road commander is now even more off-road focused, sportier and capable, and yet, even more luxe  inside. Expect some good angles and thrilling hill climbing with this test drive.

Allison Bell And Scotty Reiss With The 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser

Allison Bell and Scotty Reiss with the 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser. Photo: Scotty Reiss

Toyota Land Cruiser

Oh, Toyota, how you tease us. First you take the Land Cruiser, your most popular SUV, away from us, then you bring it back in a glorious heritage aesthetic, and then, make us wait. It’s boxy, capable and outfitted for buyers who need that adventure life. What it won’t have, Toyota insists but we doubt, is a 3rd row. Our guess is it will ne added in future editions (so, we’ll see…).

I Love The Look Of The Toyota Crown Signia. Photo Connie Peters

I love the look of the Toyota Crown Signia. Photo Connie Peters

Toyota Crown Signia

The more we see the Crown the more we like this posh little hatchback sedan with a beefy suspension and a muscular body. And now, its sibling, the Crown Signia SUV, makes its entrance into the compact SUV space. We look forward to a city-centric SUV that’ll be perfect for both sporty and stylish drives.

The 2025 Genesis Gv80 Coupe Is A First For The Carmaker. Photo: Allison Barfield

The 2025 Genesis GV80 Coupe is a first for the carmaker. Photo: Allison Barfield

Genesis GV80 Coupe

Every SUV needs a sexy doppelgänger, right? That’s the idea behind a coupe version of a full size SUV: it’s large and capable, but has a sleeker, more shapely look that adds sporty elegance. The Genesis GV80 Coupe is expected to be out toward the end of the year… which is a long time to wait, but not doubt, it’ll be worth it.

The 2025 Cadillac Escalade Iq

The 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ. Photo: Scotty Reiss

Cadillac Escalade IQ

The first 3-row electric SUV from GM promises all the things we love in Escalade and everything we love from Cadillac and GM’s electric powertrains: great range and horsepower, innovations that wow and a fun drive experience.

Acura Zdx

The Acura ZDX revealed – finally! Photo: Kristin Shaw

Acura ZDX

Some might say Honda has been late to the electric game, though the company might say it’s been thoughtful in how it is getting there. The Acura ZDX brings the brand into electric driving through its Acura luxury arm, which should allow us to truly experience electric driving at the height of Acura luxury and performance.

Honda Prologue

The all electric Honda Prologue SUV will roll out in early 2024 and we can’t wait. It’s sharp, sculpted promises everything we love about Honda in an electric powertrain. And, as a joint venture with General Motors, it’ll qualify for federal tax incentives and be one of the first equipped to use Tesla’s chargers.

Ram 1500 REV

This is another late-comer that took the opportunity to improve on its competitors offerings. The Ram 1500 REV electric pickup truck promises up to 500 miles of driving range, up to 14,000 lbs. of tow capacity, 645 HP, standard all wheel drive, hands-free driving and even more tech and luxe features. The mission was to advance what electric trucks can do, which was already a lot. This should be good.

2024 is Going to Be a Busy Year

But we’re up for it. This is just a cursory look at what the auto industry is planning, but there will be more. We can’t wait to bring it to you!

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