Summer car features

As the temperature begins to heat up, you may want to hit the open road and trek across the country. Visiting unknown places and embracing your inner outdoorsman can be a great way to start off the summer, but without a top-notch vehicle by your side, you may not have the adventure you desire. Spending a weekend with Mother Nature or tailgating at a sporting event will just not be the same if you have a run-of-the-mill car. Here are a few cars with state-of-the-art options to help improve your summer adventures:

Car speakers
When tailgating at a ballgame, you want to have the slickest ride in the parking lot. One of the ways you can upgrade your automobile for the pregame is by having some quality speakers. Jamming out before you head into the park can get your adrenaline pumping and help you cheer on your home team. Many automobiles come with enhanced speakers in their consoles, such as these:

  • The Toyota 4Runner Limited comes with a JBL audio system. Priced with the navigation system at $1,155, these speakers can easily send your tunes to the back of the car, which is a perfect location to have your tailgate party.

  • The Dodge Caliber has the option of coming with a fold-out Boston Acoustics boombox built right into the tailgate of the vehicle. You wont have to worry about tangled wires with this compact audio system.

  • The Jeep Wrangler has speakers installed into the roll cage. This will make it easier to crank some jams while you detach your roof to enjoy the summer air.

    Chilled cup holders
    On a long and hot road trip, you may find out the ice in your beverage has melted. Taking in the summer breeze and reaching for a sip of your iced coffee or pop and finding a watered down drink can be a major bummer. You won't have to worry about running into this problem again as the Dodge Charger SXT Plus, the Chrysler 300C and the Cadillac Escalade Platinum come with chilled cup holders. Imagine the joy you will feel when you reach for your beverage and it is still ice cold. This feature can come in handy during the winter, as the cup holders can turn into a heater with the flip of a switch.

    Tent assistance
    Camping can be a great summer excursion, but summertime memories can be ruined by a whole heap of camping supplies taking up cargo space and a tangled tent that takes forever to set up. Too many items in a car can also impair your rear window vision, which can cause you to get in an accident. Getting car insurance before your trip can help you out in a situation like that. Many car manufacturers, including Jeep, Honda and certain Nissan SUVs, design some of their models to have tents attached right to the back of the hatch. These cars will not only give you a helping hand when setting up your tent, but you can easily access the supplies from your car at the drop of a hat.

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