Whether traversing to the top of the Olympic Park Hill, the base of one of Park City’s three world-class resorts, arriving in style at a gala event, or simply making sure your family makes it safely into your garage on slick roads, high performance luxury vehicles are a necessity.
Comfortable cars for the mountains come in all shapes and sizes. For supercharged style that ensures safety, the following automotive makers and dealers have exactly what you need.
The distinctive elegant look of a Land Rover ensures it’s always in style. The classic Land Rover offers comfortable passenger space, plenty of cargo room, and rugged off-road ability with luxury grade on-road ride. New for 2014, Land Rover Salt Lake City offers the Sport version of the Land Rover Range Rover. This fun-sized version handles comfortably and safely.
Also check out the fuel-efficient turbo engine of the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque. This entry level Rover features an aluminum sunroof with a synthetic suede interior—perfect for carrying snowy skiers and gear to and from the mountain with elegance.
Mark Winters at BMW of Murray says, “The BMW X5 feels like it was designed for the twists and turns of the canyons in Utah.” With efficient dynamics combined with safety and luxury, the BMW X3 and X5 keeps drivers connected to the road. With BMW, safety is standard. Built with a lower-center of gravity, BMWs are designed to be non-rolling.
Along with standard safety, BMW of Murray offers a wide range of luxurious features including leather, heated seats and high-end sound systems. The AWD traction ensures that wheels grip the road in snow and slush. In terms of performance, the 6-cylinder X5 acts like an 8-cylinder engine, but provides excellent gas mileage. In addition to AWD, the X5 is an all-season vehicle. The X5 will tow your boat to the lake and keep a strong grip when it’s time to pull the boat out of the water. It’s that impressive.
Renowned for superior performance, exquisite style and cutting-edge technology, Ken Garff Mercedes offers the ML 550 SUV with a 4.6L twin-turbo engine, perfect for powering straight up the canyon. Hand-finished wood, hand- fitted upholstery and metallic details make the cabin of the car luxuriously comfortable. With a power lift gate, it is easy to stow skis, boots, and snowshoes in the ML 550 SUV. Dual- zone automatic climate control and heated front seats ensure comfort and warmth.
With comfortable seating for seven passengers, the family-oriented Acura MDX is a vehicle that can handle all the roads of life and Park City. Nita Tuitupou at Mike Hale Acura notes, “By design, the MDX has increased fuel economy. It has the power to climb, but the brains to get you to the resort. It has a car-like drive, but will carve up the mountain roads, like a finely tuned sports car.” The Acura MDX provides a certain sense of security because it’s solid.
Acura is one of the most popular luxury brands on the market. The MDX holds its value and can handle any situation from snow to ice and curves to hills. Smooth and strong, the V-6 engine will easily climb slopes while gripping the road. For a comfortable car-like feel combined with safe handling and premium performance, the MDX continues to excel in its class.
For over fifty years, Strong Porsche has been the premier name for the one of the greatest sports cars in the world in Salt Lake City, Utah. With the Porsche Cayenne, you’ll be ensured quality, safety, luxury and performance on the roads of the Wasatch Back in Park City.
Luxurious, spacious and powerful, the Porsche Cayenne was named the 2011 Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the year. This five-seat mid-size luxury crossover has been a staple in Park City since 2003. The V6, V8 or Turbo options are efficient and powerful. Standard features include dual-zone climate controls, interior air filters, leather-wrapped steering wheel with radio control and leather upholstery. For cold nights, you can add a keyless access for easy start.
Strong Audi notes, “Life’s short, enjoy the ride.” Renowned as a symbol of class, comfort, and durability, the Audi Q5 and Q7 will get you and anything you need to transport wherever you need to go. The Q7 is a versatile full-sized SUV featuring your choice of engines, a finely-crafted interior and seating for seven. The Audi Q5 is a multi-tasking, mid-sized SUV.
Canines With a Cause founder, Cathy King, calls her Audi Q7 “lifesaving.” She notes, “Together, we have transported and saved hundreds of companion animals in need from high-kill shelters in Utah, Nevada and California. My Q7 has never let me, or the animals, down. The Q7 is dependable, safe and comfortable, and up for any task.”