12 Cars with the Best Sound System 2018

It is very understandable to assume that a great sound system can make any journey worthwhile. A great sound system not only cheers up everyone’s mood but also makes a long-distance journey comfortable and soothing.

There are two ways to measure the quality of a sound system. First is the number of speakers and second is the wattage of speakers that are needed to be attached to the car.

The number of speakers that are needed to be attached to your car clearly depends on the size of the car. If the car is small, then three to four speakers are more than enough to boost your music, while if the car is large, then you may require up to six to seven speakers.

In 2018, various cars were built by the carmakers, keeping in mind the sound system that appeals to their customers, so here is a compilation of 12 Cars with the best Sound System in 2018.

1. Ford Fiesta

The 2018 Ford Fiesta falls under the category of a subcompact car. It comes in 2 different body styles and its price starts from $9114 to $24,169.

The car comes with 1.0- liter, three-cylinder engine with a capacity of 1499cc and a manual transmission. Some of its features include:

  • Passive anti-theft system
  • Voice-activated navigation system
  • Anti-lock and braking system
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • A perimeter alarm

The Ford Fiesta is the first car that came up with a B&O Play sound system. In the standard edition, the car has an in-built six-speaker sound system and 80 Watts stereo, but the B&O system amplifies it to 675W.

A 20 subwoofer delivers high-intensity bass and which is controlled via the car’s interior.

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2. Chevrolet Cruze

The 2018 Chevrolet Cruze is a premium hatchback that comes with a turbo turbochargeddI4, a 1.4-liter engine with a front-wheel-drive, and a six-speed transmission and sells at an average price of $15,500.

The turbocharged gas front-wheel-drive horsepower and a 5600 N-m torque. The car comes in three trim levels- the L, LS, and LT models. Some of its salient features are:

  • A touch screen infotainment system
  • Keyless entry
  • Power door locks
  • 4G/LTE/Wifi hotspot connectivity
  • Lane assist feature

The car comes with a four-speaker sound system. In the center, we have an A3 and half-inch tweeters, whereas in the back door we have 6 and ¾ inch speakers attached to the main audio boot.

3. Infinity Q50

The Infiniti Q50 falls under the category of luxury sedan cars as claimed by its makers and starts at a price range of $36,200. Powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder turbo V6 engine, the car provides 3 types of engines-

The standard engine is a 208 horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine, whereas another V6 engine, comes with 300 horsepower, while the hybrid engine comes with 360 hp. Some other features of the car include-

  • Comfortable 5 passenger seating
  • Agile handling
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Lane assist features
  • Infotainment monitor

The hybrid model of the car comes with 6 steps Bose audio system that can be upgraded to 16 part system, depending upon the customer’s requirement. The surround system is made such that the music reaches every part of the car.

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4. Audi A6

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The 2018 Audi A6 falls under the category of mid-size luxury cars. The car comes with two trims of the supercharged engine-the first is the two-liter four-cylinder V6 engine, while the second is the 3-liter V6 engine with standard front-wheel drive.

The car comes at a price of $50,875 with the following additional features:

  • ABS braking system
  • Rear door locks for children
  • Keyless entry and start button
  • MMI interface with navigation
  • Tri-zone climate control
  • 18-inch alloy wheels

The sound system of the car comes with a 10 part audio system with a CD player attached to it, while the surround audio has 14 speakers attached to it that provide more bass and wattage to the music.

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5. Acura TLX

The Acura TLX 2018 is the product of Honda Motors and one of their highly-rated luxury mid-size car brand. With several additional safety and driving features, the car is one of the elites in its category. The selling price of standard Acura TLX 2018 starts at $36,200

The car comes with a 206-hp eight-speed dual-clutch transmission and 182 lb-ft torque and a 290 hp V6 engine with a nine-speed automatic engine along with the front-wheel drive. Some of its other features include:

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Electric power steering
  • Audio transmission control on steering wheels
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Blind-spot monitoring

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The car comes with an in-built sound system from Krell and has a total of 7 speakers attached to it with a further option of upgrading to 14 speakers. This ensures that the sound coming out of the speakers reaches every point of the car.

6. Kia Stinger

The Kia Stinger 2018 comes with twin-turbocharged engines -2L 4-cylinder engine and 3.3L V6 engine that powers up to 255 hp and 365 hp respectively. The car comes at a price starting at $34,100. Some of its salient features include-

  • Forward Collison warning system
  • Automated braking system
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Blind-spot monitor
  • Rear-cross traffic alert

The car has one of the best sounds systems in the form of Herman Kardon systems, with 15 high-performance speakers attached to the cabin and placed strategically so that the sound reaches every part of the car.

7. Chevrolet Malibu

The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu is a mid-size sedan car and one of the highly rewarded sedan cars. The car comes in five different trims. The average selling price of the car is $17,100.

The 1.5L with the six-speed transmission is available in the first six trims, whereas the 2L turbo engine with 9-speed transmission is available in hybrid and premier trims. Some other features include:

  • Standard rear vision camera
  • Front pedestrian braking
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Forward Collision alert
  • Rear-cross traffic alert

The Bose sound system is attached with 16 additional speakers for extra wattage, which lets the music reach every point of the car and makes a long ride pleasurable.

8. Volvo XC90

The Volvo XC90 2018 model is a crossover SUV that comes with four trim levels-Momentum, R-Design, Inscription, and Excellence. The selling price of the standard Volvo XC90 starts at $49,900.

All XC90 models come with eight-speed electronic transmission and range from 250 to 316 horsepower. Some of its other features include:

  • Collision Avoidance assist
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Advance parking assist
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Blind-spot monitoring

The full-size XC90 has an in-built audio system of Bower and Wilkins in partnership with the Dirac Research group. The entire audio system has 19 speakers attached to it that generate 1400 watts of sound.

Also, the sub-woofer which is air ventilated is installed in the subframe to provide better bass and clarity in the sound.

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9. Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz C class comes with a turbocharged V6 engine that produces 241 horsepower at 5500 lb-ft torque. The 10-speed automatic transmission comes with both rear and all-wheel drive. The base C sedan starts for $41,600.

Some of its features include:

  • ABS braking system
  • Parking sensors
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Collision Mitigation front and rear alert sensors

The car comes with the most advanced Audio 20 CD system that can be worked using a creative touchpad located at the front cons that the car. The audio technology consists of a three-dimensional multimedia sound using 13 speakers that creates an unmatched sound quality.

10. Cadillac XT5

The 2018 Cadillac XT5 comes for $40,595 and is available in a 3.6L V6 engine that powers at 310 hp and produces 271 lb-ft of torque

Some of its key features include:

  • ABS braking system
  • Telescopic steering wheels Dual-zone climate control
  • Lane-keeping assist with departure warning
  • Collision Mitigation assist in both Rear & Front

The car is equipped with a Bose 3D sound system that comes with 8 high-performance speakers, including a Richbass woofer that amplifies the sound and cuts out the outside noise.

11. Toyota Corolla

The 2018 Toyota Corolla is a front-drive compact car. Powered by a 1.8L I4 engine with a 128lb-ft of torque, its standard edition comes at a price starting at $18,600. Some of its key features include:

  • Touch pro duo infotainment system
  • Three-zone climate control
  • Automated emergency braking
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Forward collision warning

The car comes with an Entune Audio plus system which consists of 6 speakers and a subwoofer attached to it. The front door tweeters and woofers play a key role in amplifying the sound inside the cabin.

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12. Volvo S90

The 2018 Volvo S90 has a turbocharged 2L flat-four cylinder engine and produces 250 hp with 20-inch alloy wheels that produce eight-speed automatic transmission. The car sells at an average price of $36,900.

Some of its features include:

  • Remote anti-theft alarm system
  • Tire pressure monitoring and traction control
  • Emergency braking system
  • Electric power steering
  • Interior air filtration

The car comes with a premier Bowers and Wilkins Audio system with 10 high-performance speakers. The system also has an audio pilot noise compensation technology that prevents the sound from outside and doesn’t let it interfere with the music.