As travel costs continue to rise year after year, there are now more families than ever who are choosing to holiday in their own country. And what better way to explore your own country than by heading out on a road trip this summer? All you need is a car, an up to date road map, and some spending money. Then you are good to go!
To ensure your road trip goes as smoothly as possible, it’s important you invest in a family car that will take you far. Not only does the auto need to be able to clock up a lot of miles without running into any technical difficulties, but it also needs to provide as much storage as possible. And, on top of all that, it needs to be reasonably priced so that it doesn’t bankrupt you! To help you find the best vehicle for this year’s summer road trips, we’ve taken a look at the best ten cars for the job.
This car from Honda is a great size for families that have two children and is well-equipped with all the various features that you will ever need on the road. You can also buy this model with a gear stick, so it’s perfect for those of you who prefer to drive stick! The seats in the back are extremely comfortable, so there is no chance you will ever hear the kids complain!
If you are a fan of SUVs, the Kia Sorento is the vehicle for you! It might not look like your standard SUV, but it certainly feels like on when you are driving, and also comes with all the features that you would expect from one. It has a very competitive fuel consumption rating, so you know you won’t have to worry about your gas bill eating into your vacation spending money!
Volkswagen Golf SportsWagen
This auto from Volkswagen is another car to consider if you are very conscious of your fuel consumption. This is a clean-diesel car, but it doesn’t feel like you are driving a tiny eco-auto. In fact, you get more than enough space to pack your kids and luggage into it! You’ll even be able to fit a few extras in, like the best portable jump starter and a shovel. This new model has also been built for convenience so the kids can easily fall asleep in the back during any long stretches of the journey.
Would you and your family prefer to drive over rough terrains rather than coast along smooth roads? If so, then consider buying the slick Subaru Legacy. This midsize car is ideal for small families, and its fantastic traction control means its really easy to drive, no matter where you are heading!
Have you always fancied going on a caravan holiday? If that sounds like something you would be up for, you need to make sure your car is able to tow a caravan first. Otherwise, you won’t get very far! The Dodge Durango is ready to go to have anything fitted onto the back of it. It’s a highly responsive car to drive, and there is also the added benefit of lots of space in the back and the trunk.
If you are looking for a luxury ride, you should look no further than the snazzy Audi Q7. It’s a very lightweight three-row SUV and will provide plenty of room for your family and all your luggage. One of the best things about this car, though, is that it is extremely quiet, and you won’t worry about the loud whirr of the engine spoiling your drive.
The Subaru Outback is another perfect ride for those of you who are planning on going off-road during your summer road trip. You’ll find that this is an extremely comfortable car and it is very comfortable to handle. It’s also a great pick if you are planning on some wintry road trips, as the great traction system makes it safe and stable going through snow.
Chrysler Town and Country
It may take some time to save for a Chrysler Town and Country, but it will certainly be worth the wait! This swanky vehicle is extremely roomy, and its seat in the back are quite low-down, which makes it ever so easy for elderly people to get in and out of the car. There are some really great features that come with the standard model, including air bags, traction control, and a rearview camera. You really do get a lot for your money with this car!
This car came out top in most lists of 2016’s best sedans, and it looks like its popularity isn’t waning this year. It’s a very spacious ride, and also quiet too! When you buy the car, you get to pick the kind of engine that goes in. We would recommend going with the four cylinder one as it will give you all the speed you need to cross the country on a long road trip very efficiently!
Jeep Grand Cherokee
This is another option for all of you who are tempted to buy a caravan for your next road trip. A great car for towing, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has plenty of power to get your family and a huge caravan all the way from A to B. It comes with a clean-diesel V-6 engine that is known for its excellent fuel efficiency and 240 horsepower. Thankfully, though, it isn’t difficult to drive and is extremely easy to handle, especially over rough terrain. Inside feels really luxurious too, and you will find ample space, a touch screen, and reclining seats.
Picking the right car for your family’s next road trip is going to be a very difficult decision but this quick guide to some of the best should help you out a bit.
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