While not all of us are lucky enough to accrue multiple vacation days
or, even luckier, get the entire summer off, following are some of the
best road trip cars available according to
Best Road Trip Cars — Under
Small cars are great for city driving, but a growing number of cars priced under
Best Road Trip Cars — Family Sedan
The 2012 Volkswagen Passat is one of the best road trip cars in its segment. Newly developed for the North American market, the 2012 Volkswagen Passat is larger and more spacious than its predecessor, which means that it is larger and more spacious than Euro-spec Passat models.
Best Road Trip Cars — Station Wagon
Station wagons are probably the quintessential road trip cars, but these passenger and cargo-friendly vehicles have come a long way in terms of luxury and comfort since their popularity peaked back in the 1970s. Out of all the station wagons currently available, the all-new 2013 Audi Allroad Quattro is our pick for the best road trip car of 2012 thanks to its big interior, crossover-like stance and its standard all-wheel drive.
Best Road Trip Cars — Minivan
Redesigned for 2011, the Honda Odyssey is a good road trip car thanks to its spacious, versatile interior with the rear two rows of seats big enough for six passengers or easily folded out of the way to allow for plenty of cargo room.
Best Road Trip Cars — Crossover
Somewhere between station wagons and minivans, crossovers are another growing vehicle segment, and they make some of the best road trip cars. New for 2013, the
Best Road Trip Cars — Sporty Car
Sports cars can also make good road trip cars too, and the 2012
Best Road Trip Cars — Convertible
Convertibles, by design, make great summer cars and are some of the best road trip cars since they allow for plenty of top-down action. For its roomy interior and spacious cargo area, the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet landed on our list of the best road trip cars of 2012.
Best Road Trip Cars — Luxury Cars
Who wouldn't want to head out on a long summer road trip in a big, luxury sedan? Fortunately, there are plenty of able land yachts with which to do so, but the Audi A8 might be the best road trip car for 2012. Redesigned for 2011, the Audi A8 delivers plenty of luxury, and it is even offered in two wheelbase lengths for those times when rear passengers demand even more space
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