Best Cars for Colorado Summers
- July 1, 2014
- Buying a Car, Luxury, Sports Cars, SUV
- Posted by Pam Weston
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While Colorado drivers want a car that can get them safely around in the ice and snow, most also want to enjoy everything that Colorado summers have to offer. As much as we play hard during the winter, we also like to have fun in the sun, so here are five of Colorado’s top used cars that we recommend for summer excitement.
Nothing says ‘off-road’ like a Jeep. The Wrangler sells well in Colorado due to its versatility and ruggedness. Sure it’s great in the snow, but it will also take you anywhere you want to go in the summer. We like the 2012 & 2013 models over the previous few years’ models due to some minor upgrades and improvements. When it comes to Colorado used cars you can get off the pavement with, there’s not much better than a pre-owned Jeep Wrangler 4X4.
If you’re not trying to climb mountains or are looking for a little more luxury, the Mercedes GLK is another favorite for summer fun in the great outdoors. The 2013 GLK comes standard with a 302hp V6 engine — so you’ll have no trouble getting up the hills — and the sophisticated ride and interior won’t let you forget that you’re powering over Trail Ridge Road in a luxury SUV. Finally, the last several model-years of GLKs have scored nearly perfect marks in safety tests making it one of our top choices as a Colorado car for summer.
The X5 is another luxury SUV that loves Colorado summers. The 2012 models offer ‘phenomenal handling’ according to USNews, so you’ll be able to handle all the curves and twists the Rocky Mountains can throw at you. BMW sales have increased in Colorado over the last several years partly due to the X series making such a great all-around luxury ride in both the snow and the sun.
Toyota 4 Runner
The 4 Runner has been a leading choice of Colorado used car shoppers for decades. If you want something with just enough luxury, a lot of practicality, and a solid reputation for safety and reliability, look no further. Auto dealers in Colorado typically can’t keep them in stock as the Toyota 4 Runner sells itself as a top car for Colorado summers.
Porsche Boxster Convertible
If camping and off-roading isn’t your thing and you’re looking to cruise with the top down under sunny Colorado skies, we like the Porsche Boxster. And, quite frankly, who doesn’t? What you might be surprised to learn is that newer Porsche models get up to 30mpg and score top marks in reliability. With the last few model-years available in the upper $20k to lower $30k, enjoying Colorado summers from behind the wheel of a Porsche may not be out of reach!
Whichever car you choose, Weston Auto Gallery can help you find it. We specialize in affordable luxury and performance vehicles. Our pre-owned vehicles go through a rigorous inspection from mechanical to cosmetic; every detail of the car is inspected, repaired or replaced. When you buy a Weston Auto certified pre-owned car, you can rest assured that you have just received the best pre-owned car on the market. Visit our online showroom or call us today at (970) 377-3333 for the most up-to-date inventory.