There are a lot of cars out there to choose from. U.S. News compiled some of the best cars of 2021 that no one seems to buy. These underappreciated cars and SUVs often have good deals available for buyers due to being overlooked. Some of the best SUVs of 2021 also come with excellent warranties and standard safety features, which is essential.
The Audi e-tron has a respectable range and is one of the best SUVs of 2021
The 2021 Audi e-tron made quite a splash when it first came out. The battery-electric SUV sort of fell out of favor after that. It comes with a spacious cabin and active safety features, plus a 222 mpg range. The e-tron often gets overlooked for the Tesla Model Y, but it has a lot to offer buyers. Level 3 DC Fast-Charging is an option along with other charging options.
$65,900 | USN Overall Score: 8.0/10 | YTD Sales: 27% below class average
One of the best cars of 2021 in the luxury segment is the Porsche Panamera
Porsche isn’t usually on the list when it comes to underappreciated cars. But the 2021 Porsche Panamera lands at about 27% below the class average. However, that doesn’t mean you will find a good deal on the Panamera. It comes in a few varieties, such as hatchback (Sedan), long-wheelbase (Executive), and wagon-style (Grand Turismo).
$87,200 | USN Overall Score: 8.8/10 | YTD Sales: 27% below class average
One of the best SUVs of 2021 is the Kia Sorento
The 2021 Kia Sorento often gets overlooked for the Toyota Highlander, which outsold the Sorento three-to-one. But buyers can probably find a better deal on the Sorento due to that. U.S. News gave it the 2021 Best 3-Row SUV for the Money award, and it comes with one of the best warranties out there. It isn’t the biggest back row and sacrifices cargo space, but it gets the job done.
$29,390 | USN Overall Score: 8.0/10 | YTD Sales: 22% below class average
The Volkswagen Tiguan gets overlooked for similar new cars
The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan often gets overshadowed by the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. That doesn’t mean the Volkswagen Tiguan isn’t a solid compact SUV. That means buyers can often find good deals to bring in extra sales. It can seat seven people and has ample cargo room. All-wheel drive is available.
$25,245 | USN Overall Score: 8.0/10 | YTD Sales: 28% below class average
Another luxury options is the 2021 Audi A7
The 2021 Audi A7 is one of the best cars of 2021, but it often gets overlooked. U.S. News says sales for the A7 are around 28% behind the class average for large cars. With that said, there isn’t a surplus of Audi A7s sitting on dealership lots by any means. It isn’t a high-volume production car, but it is fun to drive.
$69,200 | USN Overall Score: 8.9/10 | YTD Sales: 28% below class average
Looking for a truck? Check out the 2021 GMC Sierra
The 2021 GMC Sierra is basically the same as the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado. Buyers can almost always find a deal on the GMC Sierra, even in tough sales times like this year. Most people go for the more popular Ford F-150, which means you might be able to find a better price on this less popular truck.
$30,100 | USN Overall Score: 8.0/10 | YTD Sales: 31% below class average
The 2021 Ford Edge added some updated technology
As far as midsize SUVs go, the 2021 Ford Edge offers a lot. It comes standard with a long list of advanced active-safety technologies and a roomy cabin. It isn’t the most exciting SUV and could use a refresh, but it is still a solid option for buyers.
$32,750 | USN Overall Score: 8.0/10 | YTD Sales: 31% below class average
You can find a good deal on the 2021 Genesis G70
The 2021 Genesis G70 is technically a luxury car, but it is still one of the best cars of 2021. Genesis offers a solid warranty for drivers, and the G70 is packed with active safety features and a spirited engine. It also offers one of the lower starting prices for small cars in the luxury sector.
$36,000 | USN Overall Score: 8.4/10 | YTD Sales: 33% below class average
One of the best SUVs of 2021 is the Kia Sportage
When it comes to the 2021 Kia Sportage. Kia has an unbeatable warranty, and the Sportage has a roomy cabin. The compact Kia SUV also offers drivers a refined ride.
$24,090 | USN Overall Score: 8.4/10 | YTD Sales: 33% below class average
Check out the 2021 Dodge Durango
Let’s be honest; not many people seek out the 2021 Dodge Durango. It comes in 34% behind the class average for midsize SUVs. The Durango comes with a variety of engines and can tow 8,700 pounds. It seats five or seven passengers, depending on the options chosen. It might not look too updated on the outside, but Dodge recently added Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The automaker neglected to include extra safety features standard, but some are optional.
$33,877 | USN Overall Score: 8.0/10 | YTD Sales: 34% below class average