Without fail, around this time of the year, holiday-themed releases start flooding our inboxes. Some show more creativity than others, but having received concepts from Ford and Lexus, we thought we’d put the two head-to-head, and let you, the WOT readers, decide which one you think is best suited for gift delivery duty. Let’s break down what we know of the scant specifications provided for the two modern-day sleighs.
Propulsion: The Lexus Flying Luxury Cruiser is powered by a Hybrid powertrain providing a claimed 800 reindeerpower, and an EV mode to allow for silent landings on rooftops. The Transit Connect Wagon Sleigh makes no quantitative power claims, but has EcoBoost power for what Ford claims is an “industry-leading presents-per-gallon (ppg) rating.” Advantage: Lexus
Capacity: The Lexus may have the edge in power, but there was little to no mention of cargo capacity in Lexus’ release, a critical factor when selecting a sleigh. We’re going to have to give the nod to the Ford in this category. The stock Transit Connect wagon offers more than 100 cubic feet of cargo capacity, and based on this rendering of the concept, the TC Wagon Sleigh has an open-top cargo hold, allowing for hypothetically unlimited gift capacity. Advantage: Ford
Technology: Both the Ford and Lexus offer impressive technology in their sleighs, with navigation for mapping out all the naughty and nice boys and girls homes, with the Ford offering Sync with MyFord Touch, and Lexus featuring Enform with Pandora integration. Either way, Santa will be entertained by tunes for all of the estimated 124 million miles he will travel on Christmas Eve night. Tie.
Which of these sleighs do you think is best suited for Santa?