Santa is going high tech. He’s replacing Rudolf, the reindeer and the sleigh with a modern vehicle to deliver all those toys, games and electronics to boys and girls of all ages everywhere. But Santa can’t decide what vehicle to buy, rent or lease.
What should Santa drive on Christmas Eve 2012 to replace his reindeer?
Rudolf – Without his nose so bright to lead the sleigh tonight, Santa needs LED headlights. Since nearly all manufacturers now feature those, Santa should opt for a model with a night vision package, to help locate chimneys in the dark, such as on BMW, Audi and Mercedes models.
Dasher – Santa needs to cover a lot of territory in one night, so he needs a fuel efficient vehicle to spend less on gas have more cash for toys. One of the members of the so-called 40 MPG Club would be ideal, such as the Mazda3, Chevrolet Cruze or Sonic, VW Passat or Jetta, Ford Fiesta or Fusion, Lincoln MKZ. Or a 30+ MPG Ford Transit Connect van with oodles of cargo space.
Dancer – A Subaru, famous for its symmetrical all-wheel drive, will let Santa dance through the snow, and ice, too. The system is standard on all models except the BRZ.
Prancer – Santa should replace Prancer with a vehicle whose logo is a prancing horse. That would be Ferrari. In red, of course, to match his outfit.
Vixen – That would be the Mini or the Fiat 500, both of which are cute, even sexy.
Comet – Something fast and powerful, such as a crossover or sedan with a V6 engine. The Honda Crosstour or Toyota Camry would work nicely, thank you.
Cupid – It’s easy to fall in love with a sportscar, so Santa should give in to Cupid and drive a Chrysler SRT Viper, Porsche 911 or Jaguar XKR-S. Convertible, of course.
Donner – This is the German word for thunder. An appropriate choice for Santa would be the new VW Jetta Hybrid, making noise for its impressive MPG ratings and available Fender sound system.
Blitzen – The German word for lightning translates into a plug-in electric car, like the Nissan Leaf, Ford C-Max or Tesla S sedan, all of which have plenty of cargo space for Santa’s gifts.Nissan LEAF plug-in electric car
Whatever Santa decides to drive on Christmas Eve, we wish him good speed and safe travels. And track his travels on the NORAD Santa Tracker