As the summer approaches, you may want to add a little bit of class to your driveway. A new luxury automobile can be the perfect treat for your summer, but you should also pick an automobile that is practical. There are plenty of cars on the market that fill these requirements, and some are luxury sports utility vehicles. These cars will not only provide you with plenty of cargo space for your belongs on a long summer trip, but they will also be sleek models as well. Even though many of these vehicles are safe, be sure to sign up for car insurance to better protect you. Car and Driver magazine put together a list of some of the best luxury SUVs to choose from in 2014:
2014 BMW X1
Although it is considered a small luxury SUV, this BMW model is anything but tiny. This car will be able to get up to 33 miles to the gallon on a highway and comes with energy-efficient tires that will be easier to brake on. Plus, its rear- or all-wheel drive can help you out in once winter rolls around again.
You won't feel cramped with all the space available in this Cadillac model. Built with two different suspension systems and an all-wheel-drive option, this Cadillac model will be able to float like a butterfly. The 3.6-liter V-6 engine can get your motor running in no time, but you won't have to worry about the noise as you are sitting comfortable in your car.
2015 Chevrolet Tahoe
If you are looking for an SUV that can take it to the limit, the Tahoe is the model to choose. Powered by a V-8 engine, this ride comes with an all-wheel drive system that can make those tough excursions just a little bit easier. The car also comes with the Magnetic Ride Control to help guide you on your summertime drives.
2014 Audi Q7
Installed with three rows to help seat your passengers, the Q7 can be the perfect car for summer trips with the family. This Audi model comes with a V-6 engine that could be equipped with a 280 horsepower or 333 horsepowerhp. The eight-speed automatic transmission comes standard with the car and the optional air suspension can help ensure a smooth ride.
2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK350
Mercedes models tend to be called some of the most luxurious around and the GLK350 certianly fits that description. Powered by a V-6 engine with fuel-saving stop-start technology, this car is able to get up to 25 miles per gallon on the highway. You may think that a car with 369 foot-pounds of torque would be a clunky vehicle, but you will be riding smoothly in the GLK350 thanks to its snug interior.
2014 Buick Encore FWD
This cozy luxury SUV model can still provide all the same abilities of some of the bigger SUV models on the market. With the ability to seat four people, the Encore comes with a 1.4-liter turbo four-cylinder engine and can handle like a dream.