Cars play a huge part in Valentine’s Day festivities. Show up in the right car, and your night might be one you won’t ever forget. Show up in the wrong car though, and you’re spending the night reading MotorTrend.com articles alone. With that in mind, here are our top 5 Valentine’s Day date cars and another five cars that’ll ensure you’re not getting any.
Top 5 Date Cars:
2014 Aston Martin Vanquish: Aston Martins might catch a bit of flak for all looking the same, but the Vanquish makes a great date car. The Vanquish is stunning, and the James Bond connection automatically makes the driver look like the ultimate gentleman/woman.
2013 Dodge Challenger: We should probably point out that this applies to V-8-powerd R/T and SRT8 models exclusively – any V-6 muscle car bumps you from this list. The Challenger is an excellent date car because it harkens back to the glory days when cars came standard with bench seats, and its backseat is big enough for you two to, uh, get down to business.
2013 Jeep Wrangler: The Jeep Wrangler’s iconic appeal attracts men and women. Take the Wrangler to the right environment with the convertible top folded down, and a clear sky, and this Jeep is certain to ensure a memorable Valentine’s Day.
2013 Range Rover: The new 2013 Range Rover will take you and your significant other to dinner in style, and then out into the wild for whatever fun you’ve got planned.
2013 Volvo S60: The Volvo S60 earns its spot on this list because owning one says you’re sensible, but still just a bit different.
Top 5 Cars Ensuring You Don’t Get Any
2013 Buick Encore: The Buick Encore is small, ungainly, and a Buick. The automaker might be in the midst of a comeback with hot models like the Regal GS, but the Encore screams ‘geriatric,’ and that’s for sure not getting you any.
2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X: The Evo might be a fantastically fun car to drive, but with its flashy exterior, econobox interior, and punishing ride, the Evo essentially guarantees a night spent alone on Valentine’s Day.
2013 Smart ForTwo: They might as well call the ForTwo the “ForOne” because there’s no way you’re impressing a date by showing up in one of these.
2013 Toyota Prius: There might not be a vehicle more disliked by enthusiasts than the Prius. Some Prius owners just scream ‘smug,’ insuring them a night spent alone on February 14.
Commercial Vans: Commercial vans like the Nissan NV or Ford Transit can be cool, sure, but would you would you go out on a first date with someone if they picked you up in a cargo van with no windows? Exactly.
Give us your thoughts: What would you choose as the best and worst date cars?