12 Cars We'd Want for Christmas | Edmunds.com

With 12 Days Until Christmas, Here Are 12 Cars We'd Want to Receive


With 12 days to go until Christmas, we asked our editors which vehicle they would most like to receive as a gift this year. The answers range from perfectly practical to outlandishly ostentatious. See if any of them would land on your list. 

2016 Porsche 911 R
GT3 engine with manual gearbox? Yes, please. The sweet spot of engagement, emotion and performance. Too bad it's limited-production. And already sold out. — Jason Kavanagh, Engineering Editor

2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon
It's a beast that can do it all. Comfortable enough to drive everyday, yet capable enough to take on any kind of task you could ever ask of a truck. — Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor

2016 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG 4Matic S Wagon
When I think about fun, I think speed. When I think comfort, I want space. The AMG E63 4Matic wagon is the jackhammer of all trades with 577 horsepower, all-wheel drive, a gorgeous interior and cargo room in spades. — Jonathan Elfalan, Road Test Editor

2016 Toyota 4Runner Trail
My style of off-roading never had a name until someone called it Overlanding a few years ago. The 4Runner has great off-pavement chops in stock form and is well-supported in the aftermarket. And I can sleep inside until I save up to buy that rooftop tent. — Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing

2017 Jaguar F-Pace S
The F-Pace is the perfect combo of actual "sport" and utility. This thing moves, sounds and feels exactly the way I'd want my daily driver to whether I'm headed to work or a night out. An added bonus? The F-Pace is gorgeous. — Matt Jones, Consumer Advice Editor

2016 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500
A tall roof, a very, very long wheelbase and optional four-wheel drive. I'd turn a Sprinter into an adventure vehicle and use it to roam the planet. — Travis Langness, Automotive Editor

2016 Porsche Cayman GTS
I need something that wakes me up after my mind-numbing commute, and the Cayman GTS does it. It sounds great, the interior is beautiful, and the trunk holds luggage large enough for a weekend getaway. — Cameron Rogers, Associate Editor

2017 Chevrolet Volt
There's still nothing else like it, and I'm still wondering why. It's a 50-mile EV for the daily commute and a fuel-sipper when the battery runs out — the ultimate all-in-one solution. — Josh Sadlier, Content Strategist

2017 BMW i3 REx
My 16-mile round trip commute doesn't require much, but I can't be bored. Combine the looks and the cool interior with strong lift-throttle regen, wicked quick steering and a tiny footprint, and the i3 is definitely not boring. Why the Range Extender? Because I'll forget to charge it. Guaranteed. — Mike Magrath, Content Strategist

2017 Mazda 3 Hatchback
There aren't many hatchbacks out there that offer this combination of good looks, nimble handling and cutting-edge technology. Where else can you get a head-up display, LED headlights, forward collision warning and adaptive cruise, all for under $30K? Plus, my bike fits in the cargo area. — Ron Montoya, Consumer Advice Editor

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
There is still something special about a Corvette. In Z06 form it has the look, sound and performance I want, along with the manual transmission I need. And what can I say? I am a sucker for that wave Vette owners give when they drive past each other. — Mike Schmidt, Senior Manager, Vehicle Testing

2017 Subaru Forester
It's got top safety scores, good value, and it can haul my skis, bike and groceries. All I need now is to move to Portland to take advantage of its foul-weather credentials. — Carroll Lachnit, Director of Consumer Advice

Leave a Comment

Get Pre-Approved for a Car Loan


Get Pre-Approved for a Loan


Credit Problems?
We can help you get Financing!

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend