Reindeer Games: Santa Needs an Upgrade

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What if Santa traded in his reindeer for cars?

Santa and his sleigh/Image Credit: Tumisu

Santa Claus has a pretty tough job. Yes, he may only work one day a year, but we all know that day is jampacked. Not to mention all the travel he has to do! His trusty team of reindeer has done a pretty good job in years past, but we were wondering which cars Santa would trade up to if he decided to ditch deerpower for horsepower. Here are our suggestions for what Good ol’ Saint Nick should be parking on your roof this Christmas.

Dasher – Kia Stinger GT2

Kia Stinger/Image Credit: Kia

If Dasher is your name, then speed should definitely be your game. Enter the Kia Stinger GT2, with a snarling 3.3L Twin-Turbocharged V6 engine and 8-speed automatic transmission. This machine packs a serious punch! If Santa wants to make record time on his package-delivering run this Christmas, he’d do well to add the Stinger to the team.

Dancer – Mazda MX-5 Miata Sport

Mazda MX-5 Miata/Image Credit: Mazda

Hey Nick, need to stay light on your feet? How about a lightweight sportscar that still can go the distance? Weighing in at under 2,400 pounds, the MX-5 Miata dances through the wind with exhilarating ease and expertise. There’s a reason the Miata is the best-selling roadster of all time.

Prancer – Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible

Jaguar F-TYPE/Image Credit: Jaguar

Lean, elegant, and powerful: The Jaguar F-TYPE strikes that perfect balance of athletic and refined. The F-TYPE’s perfectly proportioned chassis and responsive steering ensure that Santa can stay poised and agile, no matter where his next destination is. Add in a dramatically bold and eye-catching design, and you’ve got another valuable member of the team.

Vixen – Lexus LC 500 Convertible

Lexus LC 500 Convertible/Image Credit: Lexus

A little bit sultry, a little bit aggressive. There’s no better counterpart to the saucy Vixen than the Lexus LC 500 Convertible. Going 0 to 60 in 4.4 seconds means she’s always ready for the next stop. Go ahead and open that luxurious soft top and let the wind blow through your beard, Santa. You deserve it.

Comet – Toyota GR Supra 3.0 Premium

Toyota GR Supra/Image Credit: Toyota

With power not unlike a comet shooting through the night sky, the GR Supra harnesses its 382 horsepower to continuously push you forward. Its Adaptive Variable Suspension and wide stance means that this sports car has unparalleled agility. Adding a little more adrenaline to the sleigh team is never a bad idea.

Cupid – Porsche 911 Carrera S

Porsche 911 Carrera S/Image Credit: Porsche

Timeless design, sports car performance, and an insanely comfortable interior make the Porsche 911 Carrera S a true heartbreaker. The ‘S’ stands for ‘Sport’, so the engine output isn’t here to play around. No matter how long and winding the road ahead is, this automotive Adonis will bring Santa the relentless performance and festive style he’s been craving.

Donner – Subaru BRZ Limited

Subaru BRZ Limited/Image Credit: Subaru

Reliability meets unbridled performance in the Subaru BRZ Limited. Not many sports cars offer the convenience features that the BRZ does. A rear seatback that can fold down means you have the flexibility to haul a bit more cargo. So, throw that extra bag of toys in the back of the BRZ, Santa. Every team can benefit from the functionality and adaptability of a Subaru.

Blitzen – Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat/Image Credit: Dodge

Every sleigh team needs a veteran workhorse who really knows how to get the job done. With its supercharged 6.2L HEMI V8 engine, the Challenger SRT Hellcat has the undeniable power to make sure the toy delivering gets done on time. Speed, style, and performance collide in the aggressively commanding body of this monstrous machine.

Rudolph – Ford Mustang Mach-E

Ford Mustang Mach-E/Image Credit: Ford

He’s new, he’s different, and he’s utterly invaluable to the team. EVs are the wave of the future, and this electric pony has the performance and efficiency to round out this team of velociously vigorous vehicles. Like when Rudolph led Santa’s team with his shiny red nose, the illuminated pony badge in the Mach-E’s grill will be sure to light the way through foggy skies.

That wraps up our picks for Santa’s potential new rides. Let us know what you think in the comments! For more fun machine matchups, check out our blogs on what Halloween monsters would drive and which vehicle matches your Zodiac! If you’re looking for YOUR new ride, BestRide is the place to be. Start your search today and Happy Holidays!

Annie Boss

Annie Boss

Annie grew up in a small mining town in northern Utah, which gave her an early appreciation of big trucks with even bigger tires. She has a true passion for writing, as well as injecting lighthearted fun and gentle goofs into every piece she puts out. Annie now resides in Phoenix, Arizona, and has been writing about automotive and automotive-adjacent topics for the past two years. Her dream car is a bright yellow hard top Jeep Wrangler with SHERA on the vanity plate.