You’re a Texan, and you know how to go big or go home. You’re looking for a vehicle that handles the streets of Dallas well yet can get any job done in complete comfort and luxury. Here are three ways to do it all — without completely breaking the bank.
We know what you’re thinking — a Jaguar? Give it a shot. With all of the performance and luxury you’d expect from the iconic brand, this first-of-its-kind SUV from Jaguar is sized for the big state of Texas. The interior of the F-Pace boasts 33.5 cubic feet of cargo space, making it the perfect choice for wrangling up the kids and getting them to soccer practice.
With an 8-inch touch-and-swipe screen, a fully-sliding panoramic roof, and a powered tailgate, you just might start to enjoy those trips to the grocery store. The F-Pace’s standard all-wheel drive ensures accurate and safe handling despite any weather conditions.
Speaking of weather, how about a heated steering wheel for those chilly mornings? Yes, please. Starting at $42,000, the F-Pace might just be the perfect family car.
Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon
For those of us with off-roading in our blood, the Rubicon Recon makes adventurous hearts skip a beat. There’s just nothing like the trademark grille of a Jeep. The Rubicon Recon’s 285 horsepower V6 engine takes Sunday drives in the country to a whole new level. The addition of off-road rock rails and tread plates just adds to the fun of exploring.
With a 3,500 max towing capacity and a front winch-capable steel bumper, this model’s no slouch for getting any job done and having fun while doing it. Plus, the heated front seats make everything a whole lot more comfortable. Get 16 mpg in the city (for those days when you’ve just got to get to the office) and 21 mpg highway (for those days when you’re cruising out of town).
Named 4×4 of the Decade by Four Wheeler magazine, it’s time to get outdoors and enjoy the great state of Texas.
Ford Super Duty F-350 XLT
It wouldn’t be a Texas round-up without mentioning the 2017 Motor Trend Truck of the Year and the Texas Auto Writers Association’s 2017 Truck of Texas. What more can we say? The Ford Super Duty line is the penultimate in any Dallas driver’s dreams.
With comfortable seating for six, we think it can still be considered a family car. The V8 engine with an optional turbo diesel brings up to 32,000 pounds of towing capacity, and with the Tough Bed® spray in liner, you’ll never need to worry about what’s being loaded into the bed. Ford has worked hard to shave some weight from this monster truck. A 350-pound diet brings a nice boost to fuel efficiency.
These three options — all under $45,000 — keep the fun in driving through the congestion of Dallas while giving a nod to the big personality of Texas. Which direction will you choose?