The season for road trips has finally arrived! With so many great destinations right in your backyard, it’s a great time to get out, take a drive and explore. However, planning your next adventure might have you wondering if your current vehicle is up for the challenge and if it’s not, what vehicle might be?
There are so many different makes and models on the market. How do you know which to choose and which features to look for? We’ve scoured the Internet and read many of the “best car” lists so you don’t have to. Here are some of the features to look for, as well as some of the best vehicles for traveling.
Features to Look for in a Road Trip Vehicle
If you are looking for the ideal traveling vehicle, it’s important to look for something that is comfortable, reliable and ready for the challenges of the road. Here are a few important features to keep an eye out for:
- Fuel efficiency – During the summer months, gas can get expensive. Why not choose a vehicle where you can get more miles for your money?
- Cargo space – Whether you are going on a quick day trip or a week long journey, chances are you will probably have to bring along some supplies. Make sure that your new vehicle has enough room to comfortably fit all of your passengers and all of their belongings.
- Passenger room and comfortable seats – When you are spending hours in the car, being comfortable makes the trip so much more enjoyable. Look for a vehicle that has enough room to spread out and seats that are actually nice to sit in.
- Climate control – One thing that can make or break a trip is the weather. A vehicle used for traveling should have a good climate control system to keep you comfortable no matter the weather.
Top Used Cars for People Who Like to Travel
Now that you know some of the features to look for, let’s take a look at some of the vehicles that have been ranked among the top vehicles for traveling and road trips:
Chrysler Town & Country
If you are travelling with a family, especially for an extended period of time, there is no doubt that a minivan is a good choice. In a minivan, not only do you have lots of room for the kids, but you also have lots of room for trip supplies like coolers, beach gear, camping gear, etc. The Town & Country has all the space you could need, and it also has good fuel efficiency for being such a large vehicle.
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep has a long-standing reputation of making vehicles that are durable and able to handle some of the toughest road (and off-road) conditions. So if you like to travel off the beaten path, a Jeep may be a good option. But why a Jeep Grand Cherokee as opposed to other models, like the Wrangler or Patriot? Compared to other Jeep models, the Grand Cherokee has a good mix of passenger space and cargo room. It is the most awarded SUV because of it’s off-road capability, value, luxury, and safety.
If you need the hauling capacity of a truck and room for a lot of passengers, the Chevy Traverse is the SUV for you. With the ability to tow up to 5,200 pounds and 3 rows of seats, you get the best of both worlds. The large cabin and comfortable seats make it a great vehicle for traveling.
If you like to travel, but don’t need as large of a vehicle, a large sedan like the Chevy Impala may be a good fit for you. Since it is slightly larger than other sedans, with a roomy trunk and a backseat that can comfortably fit 3 adults, it is ideal for traveling. Impala’s are also known for being comfortable, quiet and enjoyable to drive.
No matter if you are traveling solo or with 7 passengers, it’s important to choose a vehicle that will be comfortable and efficient. If you are ready to find your next road-trip-ready vehicle, schedule an appointment and come check out our large selection of used cars, SUVS, trucks and vans.