Will Smith may have famously sung about the glory days of summer back in the early ‘90s but it doesn’t help us much when we’re stuck in metal boxes that attract the heat like Marshawn Lynch on a Friday night. There are automakers out there who believe in creating a frosty sanctuary when temps get blazing, and I’ve come up with a few options that are worth checking out if you want to stay cool- and unlike that terrible John Travolta movie these selections are worth the price of admission. So grab some emergency Otter Pops and have a read.
Fridges, Chill Zones, & Sunglass Holders all Summer Long
Look, we can’t all spend our summers galavanting around in Bentleys; if it were possible, it’d be awesome, and maybe we’d all be better people for it. Until then, there’s the Hyundai Equus- call it the relatively wealthy man’s substitute. Grab Equus’ back right seat and you can recline back to put your feet up, cool your area, and pop open some legal liquids from the center fridge.
Hyundai Elantra GT
Hyundai’s ice cold persona is even rubbing off on its lesser cars. Elantra GT features a Cooled glove compartment for those extra dry mouth drives AND a place to put your sunglasses without fear of crushed consequences after the sun goes down.
Dodge also has a penguin friendly compartment, and they even went so far as to name it. Journey’s Chill Zone (Caliber also has one) isn’t a side of the highway water park but it’ll refresh you just as much, without all the suspect yellow liquid. Unless the yellow liquid is Mountain Dew or lemonade; in that case have at it.
Old Fashioned & Gimmick Free Ice Cabins
BMW 7 Series
Inside Bimmer’s luxury people mover you’ll get 4-zone climate control that allows each passenger to enjoy varying degrees of polar satisfaction for each major body area. Add massaging/ventilated front seats & a dual rear seat entertainment system and you don’t even need to step outside- just climb from front to back. And if you get the ActiveHybrid you’re helping to keep the Earth cool- so is my understanding.
Sure, you can have ventilated seats, 4-zone climate control, sweet blue lighting, and a seat massage, but the real treat resides within the XJL Portfolio with Executive package. You get- wait for it- flip down trays, sorry- ‘business trays,’ for rear seat passengers, just like on an airplane. Read the newspaper (it’s a new app) while sipping on half an ounce of iced orange juice- just like you do in the air. If that’s not cool, I’m not Miles Davis.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
There’s nothing too special going on inside the Wrangler Unlimited but you can stack up an exponential amount of coolers behind the front seats- that’s 86 cubic feet worth frozen burritos, fish tacos, and anything you can think of to wash it all down with. Plus, you get tired of the sun chasing you around like Super Mario in the desert and you can always 4-wheel it up into the mountains. Just make sure you throw the yeti some Flintstones push-pops.
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