I’m was a super girly girl, therefore for years, I refused to go to auto shows with Matt and the boys. However, about 4 years ago I started watching shows such as; “Inside West Coast Customs”, “Fast N’ Loud” and “Fifth Gear” and discovered a new found love for automobiles.
Disclaimer: This story is sponsored by SheBuysCars.com; however all opinions are my own.
It’s that time of year again! The “LA Auto Show” the world’s largest auto show is back in town with over 1,000 vehicles from December 1-10, 2017 at the LA Convention Center. Last year, Matt and I took our daughter, Joy, and the three of us has a blast. Tickets start at $5 for children and $12-15 for adults.
Whenever the LA Auto show is in town, I notice people start to talk more about the car’s they life, the car they want to buy in the new year or their dream car. (It’s funny how that works). So I figured this would be the perfect time to share with you one of the most important features I look for in a car. Which is if it is built with steel? Everything after that key element is just icing on the cake for me.
Made of Steel
According to the Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), advanced high-strength steel (AHSS) is not only proven and trusted, it’s the fastest growing automotive material for four years running.
– It’s the most environmentally friendly automotive material on the plant, it delivers exactly what consumers and automakers need – matching key performance targets, providing value to the consumer and the OEM.
– The variety of AHSS grades allows automakers to use the right grade in the right application for exceptional occupant protection and durability
– Since the 1970’s, the number of steel grades has grown from a few to more than 200 – and new generations of steel are being developed to create even more strength and durability options.
Our Top 5 favorite Cars That Are Made of Steel
As I mentioned before, I’ve just started my journey and love of cars. However, if I had the cash flow, I would buy cars, just like I buy clothes. So Here are my 5 cars that I love that are made of Steel.
1) 2018 Honda Odyssey ( Kelly Blue Book Mini Van of the Year)
A-, B- and C-pillars, roof rails, floor rails, front body area, and front subframe are composed of high-strength steel
2) 2017 Chrysler Pacifica
Body structure is composed of 72 percent high-strength steel
3) 2018 Kia Stinger
Composed of 55 percent advanced high-strength steel
4) 2017 Nissan Rogue
Primary body material is corrosion-resistant and high-strength steel
5) 2017 Genesis G90
Body structure is composed of 52 percent advanced high-strength steel