Six cars Santa Claus would drive if he replaced the reindeer including one with ‘maximum sled speed’

Dan Smith

Reindeer play a central role in Santa Claus' ability to travel around the world delivering toys on Christmas Eve. But if his trusty reindeer were replaced, one can't help but wonder what this holiday icon would hand out presents to.

Santa driving a car full of presentsCredit: Getty
Santa driving his custom Volkswagen Beetle in Las Vegas


Santa driving his custom Volkswagen Beetle in Las VegasCredit: @EnterateVegas / AUTO OVERLOAD /TMX

Below, we take a look at the most likely candidates for Santa's ride if Santa's reindeer needs a year-long vacation.

Volkswagen Beetle with Christmas theme

Chris Kringle was spotted around Las Vegas driving a Christmas-themed Volkswagen Beetle earlier this month. The Beetle's primary red livery and Santa belt painted on the bonnet show everyone coming to town.
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Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

Santa attacks many homes in a limited amount of time, so the high performance Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat is a perfect match.

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With an $81,000 SRT Hellcat V8 engine with 707 horsepower, who needs to fly a reindeer? With this horsepower, Dodge models go from zero to 60mph in just 3.9 seconds. The SRT Hellcat's top speed is equally impressive at 203mph.
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mercedes benz sprinter van

Christmas Eve with Santa involves a lot of cargo, so a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van provides extra storage space for big jobs. This light commercial vehicle is priced up to $57,000 and has a maximum cargo capacity of 319 cubic feet. Thanks to the model's new all-wheel drive system, Santa can easily cruise in his Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van. Complementing this all-wheel drive capability is the quieter 9G-Tronic transmission.

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Lincoln Navigator L

Lincoln's $92,685 Navigator L is the ideal vehicle for Mr. Krause, as it is 221.9 inches long and has a towing capacity of up to 84,000 pounds. When Santa steps into Lincoln's Navigator, the SUV's gorgeous 22-inch wheels, revised signature grille and updated 3D headlights will take center stage.

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Ford's 2022 Bronco Raptor Off-RoadCredit: Ford

ford bronco raptor

The road to a successful Christmas isn't always smooth. When Santa has to go off-road to deliver presents, Ford's Bronco Raptor is a hard choice to beat. The Bronco Raptor blazes new trails with huge 37-inch all-terrain tires, upgraded suspension and 418 horsepower.

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Toyota's hybrid Prius on displayCredit: Getty

toyota prius

Consistent gas mileage is a key asset in Santa's global Christmas Eve journey. Thankfully, Toyota's new Prius can drive the Centric for 57 miles on a gallon of gas.