It’s summer and the best way to embrace the heat is with an automobile that is equally hot. From SUVs to convertibles, off-roading beasts and simply riding in luxury, here are three automobiles we believe will turn heads, pamper every passenger, and make your driving experience just that, an experience.
2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave 4x4
Jeep enthusiasts have been pleading for a pick-up option to further diversify the vehicle’s capabilities, and this year the historic brand has delivered. Not only is there an open back beyond the fully stocked four-door cabin, but JEEP went full throttle legitimizing the “Mojave” trim because it is indeed their first “Desert Rated” vehicle. This means its frame reinforcements, enhanced axels, and heightened suspension are customized to take on especially deep sands. Of course, just making die-hard fans of this automaker envious while navigating through city streets is another plus.
Engine: 3.6L V6 24V VVT Engine w / ESS
Base price: $43,875
Standout Option: Black Freedom Top 3-Piece Hard Top
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2020 Mercedes GLE350 4Matic SUV
Mercedes-Benz has always been paralleled with luxury, and the fully redesigned GLE line has successfully maintained the reputation. A plush, more spacious cabin; mind-blowing MBUX infotainment system for especially the tech-driven pilots; phenomenal handling; and numerous safety enhancements make this a top-of-the-line SUV for families; it comes with a third-row option for larger crews as well. Keep in mind the plethora of optional packages to add on to the $56K starting price, but for those who can afford it, the majority of them are highly recommended. Go for it!
Engine: 2-liter, inline 4-cylinder turbo maxing 255 horsepower
Base price: $56,200
Standout Option: AMG Line Exterior Pack
Visit Mbusa.com for more information.
2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Convertible
A convertible Mustang fitting four passengers and delivering an input of 310 horses of power will garner any muscle-car fanatic’s attention. To seal the deal, this impressive vehicle is presented with a six-speed manual transmission, which is unfortunately becoming increasingly difficult to obtain in modern times for traditionalists wanting the true shifting driving experience. (There is also a 10-speed SelectShift automatic option.) Besides this drop-top’s forgiving $32K starting price, BULLITT and Shelby versions are also available for those wanting more muscle and racing enhancements. Whatever you choose, you will be happy.
Engine: 2.3-liter EcoBoost with 350 lb.-ft. of torque
Base price: $32,170
Standout Option: Selectable Drive Modes
Visit Ford.com for more information.