Luxury vehicles don’t have to stop at the edge of the city. While you won’t be taking these vehicles off-roading, many luxury cars are built to endure more than just busy surface streets. If you want to stay warm and have the room for your equipment when you take a weekend ski trip outside of Washington D.C., here are the four best cars to consider.
Audi A3 Quattro
First on our list is the compact sedan 2015 Audi A3 Quattro. This luxury vehicle is built for the cold and includes Audi’s Quattro all-wheel-drive system that allows for better control and stability on just about any street condition by maximizing grip and traction. The A3 will get you to your destination with its efficient 23 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles on the highway.
The A3 also comes with the option of heated seats to keep you warm during your travels. The car, like most luxury vehicles, doesn’t have much head and leg room, but you shouldn’t have a problem carting around your gear with you and a friend.
Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG S-Model 4MATIC Wagon
What the A3 lacks in space is made up for in the Mercedes-Benz E63 Wagon. This luxury vehicle has a third row of seating available with additional room to spare for your gear, depending on how much you bring. The 5.5 liter V-8 engine has the power to go from 0 to 60 in 3.4 seconds and definitely has the power to get you up and down those mountain slopes.
In addition to its power, this Benz also has stable all-wheel-drive for getting you through those slippery slopes, as well as the luxury to get you there in comfort.
BMW 3 Series
The BMW 3 Series has a reputation of being one of the most comfortable cars out on the market. The 2015 3 Series comes in either a sedan or wagon, and both can be equipped with a roof rack if you need the extra room. The standard lively BMW engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine capable of producing up to 200 pounds of torque per foot, plenty to get you up those hills.
Like the other two vehicles, the 3 Series also comes equipped with the available and impressive all-wheel-drive system, BMW’s xDrive. Both the sedan and wagon also come standard with extended cabin heating and dual-zoned climate control.
The Allroad is an Audi wagon based off of the popular Audi A4. As illustrated in the name, the Allroad is really built to take on all kinds of road and includes the same Quattro all-wheel-drive system as the A3. It has plenty of room for carrying your skis, its torque can take you up to 60 miles per hour in 6.4 seconds, and it has the heated seats and automatic climate control to keep you comfortable during your travels.
Any of these amazing luxury cars will get you up and down the slopes in comfort and safety, but you’ll also be sure to turn some heads as you arrive in style.