The car industry is booming in the U.S, with over 17 million sales made in recent years, CNBC reports. In particular, carmakers have taken to designing impressive, modern commercial passenger vehicles that provide smooth and comfortable rides for drivers and passengers alike. However, with so many options available, choosing the right commercial passenger vehicle for your business can be a challenge. Fortunately, there are a number of exciting models that stand out above the rest to suit any and all businesses.
Mercedes-Benz has long been known as a luxury-focused brand, and the 2023 Mercedes-Benz A-Class makes a great chauffeur vehicle. It’s packed with a range of innovative features that work to create a comfortable, effortless and luxurious ride. For example, the standard MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) is a modern infotainment interface, which allows you to issue conversational voice commands in order to ask for directions, change music and volume levels, and adjust the temperature in the car. There’s also a touch screen, physical touch pad, and Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. The 2023 Mercedes-Benz A-Class seats up to five people with spacious, comfortable seats and good legroom. At 8.6 cubic foot, the trunk is large and wide; hands-free access is available, and it’s possible to pop the trunk simply by tapping your foot under the bumper. As for the engine, the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine provides 188 horsepower. The car also provides a number of safety features designed to prevent accidents, including, pedestrian detection, automatic emergency braking, and forward collision warning.
Ford Transit Connect
The Ford Transit Connect is a practical and compact transit van able to seat up to seven people. It also offers an impressive total of 127 cubic feet of cargo storage and can tow up to 200 lbs. The 2-liter four-cylinder engine generates 150 horsepower and 144 lb-ft of torque.
Equipped with up-to-date technology, the van features a 6.5-inch touch screen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, which sets it apart from other traditional minivans. It also offers handy features, such as, keyless entry, power windows, wireless charging, side-wind stabilization, blind-spot monitoring, cruise control, and dual-zone automatic climate control to provide a comfortable ride. With low seating, the 2023 Ford Transit Connect provides passengers with the feel of sitting in a car rather than a van or crossover. The exterior, too, benefits from a modern, car-like restyling.
The fully redesigned Toyota Avalon is a full-size sedan featuring a roomy cabin with ample cargo and passenger space, making it perfect for commercial passenger use. This impressive vehicle is packed with amazing features, including hands-free keyless entry, LED headlights, quick-charging USB ports, and a 9-inch central touchscreen on the dashboard. It’s equipped with a powerful V6 engine, easy and smooth steering, and offers a supple ride. Safety-wise, the Toyota Avalon scores highly, with a plethora of helpful safety technology (such as blind-spot detection, forward collision warning, rear-cross traffic alert, and automatic emergency braking). These features are especially useful when driving on some of the most dangerous roads in the U.S. such as I-95, which stretches from Maine to Florida, including Boston, New York as well as Miami. The second on the list is I-45 in the state of Texas from Galveston to Dallas, with Houston being the “deadliest city” according to Fleet Owner. This is why drivers in the state are encouraged to seek advice and/or representation from a Houston lawyer regarding this matter of road safety.
Nissan NV Passenger 0
A modern and reliable people carrier, the Nissan NV is a large 12-seater van measuring 240.6 inches in length and 79.9 inches in width, sitting 84 inches above the ground. There are two engine options available for the van: a 4-liter V6 with 251 horsepower in the S and SV and a 5.6-litre V8 with 375 horsepower in the SL. Both are powerful engines capable of getting up to speed easily and pulling the van around. However, the V8 may be a better choice if it’s being used frequently for towing passengers and their cargo at full capacity (the van is also able to tow upto 8,700 lbs maximum). Most usefully, the Nissan NV’s seating layout can be configured in a whopping 324 different ways. The driver’s seat can also be configured manually in four different ways. Standard features include modern remote keyless entry, cruise control, auto-locking doors, air conditioning, and a 12-volt power outlet. More impressive add-on features include extra power outlets, eight cupholders, a leather steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The SL also benefits from a 5.8-inch display, navigation system, voice recognition, the helpful NISSANCONNECT app, and a three-month free subscription to SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link.
Packed with modern technology and the ability to provide faster, safer, and smoother rides, commercial passenger vehicles have come a long way in recent years. The Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Ford Transit Connect, Toyota Avalon, and Nissan NV Passenger are just some of the most recent impressive offerings from the top car manufacturers operating today.
Article by Born Realist