Top ten cars for summer

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The right car can be an extension of your personality, highlighting your style and accentuating the qualities that are important to you. It can also enable you to live your life on your terms; to go where you want, when you want and to chase your interests.  

With summer right around the corner and weekends to fill with activities, the car buying experts at Cartelligent have paired some of our favorite vehicles with our much-loved summer pursuits.



10. Activity: Mountain Biking
Vehicle: Audi Allroad

With the traction of Audi quattro all-wheel drive, a spacious interior cargo space, aluminum roof rails and fuel economy of up to 27 mpg highway, the Allroad is a fantastic choice to get you and your bike out of the city and onto your favorite trail.


9. Activity: Weekend Retreats
Vehicle: BMW 3-Series

The BMW 3-Series is an ideal vehicle to take on a weekend retreat with the one you love. Rated among Car & Driver's 10 Best Cars for 20 years running, the luxurious interior and responsive performance will make driving to your destination a pure joy, while the exquisite exterior will allow you to truly arrive in style.



8. Activity: Family Vacations

Vehicle: Honda Odyssey

The Odyssey is a top pick for vacation plans including the entire family. It offers roomy seating and spacious capacity with the features and safety you expect from a Honda. Opt for the DVD Ultrawide Rear Entertainment System and you'll never have to hear them ask "Are we there yet?"


7. Activity: Wine Country Excursions
Vehicle: Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

Summer brings lush full grapevines to wine country and the E-Class has the responsiveness to handle the curves that the surrounding roads may bring while you luxuriate in its stylish interior. There's also a surprisingly generous trunk for any bottles you just have to bring home.


6. Activity: Surfing Trips
Vehicle: Subaru XV Crosstrek

The XV Crosstrek offers surf-enthusiasts a flexible cargo area and raised roof rails for your boards and gear. The All-Wheel Drive and Vehicle Dynamics Control give you the capacity and confidence to find and explore off-the-beaten-path beaches.


5. Activity: Farmer's Markets
Vehicle: Nissan LEAF

There's no better place than your local Farmer's Market to take advantage of the abundance of fresh summer produce. The Nissan LEAF can help you hold your head high among the eco-conscious without compromising on style or performance. 


4. Activity: Summer Concerts
Vehicle: MINI Cooper Convertible

The MINI's retro-curves and iconic history get you in touch with your inner rock fan as you speed along with the top down on your way to hear your favorite artists live.


3. Activity: Beach-Going
Vehicle: Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

Our clients love the stylish looks and turbocharged performance offered by Audi. Ingenious tech features such as Audi MMI make the line even more attractive.


2. Activity: Hiking
Vehicle: Jeep Wrangler

With its sporty handling and classic curves, the sunny Beetle convertible is perfect for summer trips to the beach with friends. You can add even more nostalgia to the trip by opting for one of the limited edition 50's, 60's or 70's models. 


1. Activity: Simply Driving
Vehicle: Porsche 911

If you're just looking to enjoy the drive, the Porsche 911 is an ideal choice. Its 350 hp engine can take you from 0 to 60 in 4.6 seconds with a top track speed of 179 mph. The only thing missing is an on-ramp to the Autobahn.



Cartelligent can help you find the perfect car to complement your summer plans. Whether or not the next car you want is on this list, Cartelligent can help you get a great deal on exactly what you want. Call our team of car-buying experts at 888.427.4270 or get started today.