Top Cars for Colorado Winters
- July 31, 2014
- Buying a Car, Luxury, Safety, SUV
- Posted by Pam Weston
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Did you know that along Colorado’s Front Range there are only three months out of the year that don’t average at least one inch of snow? Choosing a used car in Colorado can be tricky, especially if you’re looking for something that you can drive to and from work, in changing weather, all year long. Here are our top picks for Colorado cars that won’t leave your wheels spinning when the storm moves in:
The BMW X5 SUV is a popular choice among Colorado drivers due to its sporty exterior and world-class AWD system (xDrive) that keeps things steady in the snow. The X5 is a stylish and versatile daily driver that can handle anything around town, or in the back country, no matter the weather. Check out this Denver Post ‘Sunday Drive’ column for more detail highlighting the X5’s capabilities in our snowy terrain.
The Mercedes GLK is a top choice due to its capability in the snow and it’s nearly perfect safety ratings over the last several model-years (according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety). Put that together with the luxury and elegance that Mercedes is known for, and you can see why northern Colorado drivers love the Mercedes GLK in winter, summer and everything in between.
Acura TL AWD
If you’re more interested in a sedan, the Acura TL with all-wheel drive is a great choice for the snow and ice that Colorado drivers often experience. It’s a popular vehicle among Fort Collins automotive enthusiasts due to its reputation for reliability and excellent all-around performance and safety ratings. Additionally, heated seats come standard, so you’ll stay nice and toasty when temperatures drop.
Jeep Grand Cherokee
If you need a little more out of your vehicle than just around-town driving, or you want the option to power up a snowy I-70 when the rest of us stay at home, the Jeep Grand Cherokee is top of its class. The Grand Cherokee is all Jeep — it’s equally as capable off-road as it is on-road — but also offers the ride and interior amenities that modern drivers expect. Look for 2013 and newer models, as they took a significant leap forward over previous years in overall satisfaction ratings according to US News & World Report.
BMW 5 series (xDrive)
Another winter capable sedan is the BMW 5 series. Fort Collins dealerships will often have models with the optional xDrive (BMW’s advanced four-wheel drive system) for the winter weather since rear-wheel drive can sometimes be tricky in snow and ice. The sixth-generation (2010 – present) 5 Series has set the bar for premium sport sedans and make excellent pre-owned cars due to their improved reliability, stunning performance and excellent resale value.
Check out our current inventory or come in and talk with our experts who can help you pick the perfect Colorado used car for our ever-changing weather! 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.