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Comfortable Cars for Long Trips: Our Top Road Trip Picks

Your road trip vehicle choice will depend on what kind of trip you want to take. Planning a cross-country grand tour of the national parks? A roomy car or truck with 4-wheel drive suited for any terrain will do well. Taking a shorter, regional vacation, or one with only a few companions? A smaller vehicle might work best. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by your options, don’t worry. We’re here to help, with a list of our favorite comfortable cars for long trips!
Prepared By:

Patricia R.

Adventurer & Photographer

1. Chrysler Pacifica

Packed with all the features parents need and kids want, this vehicle is the perfect comfortable car for long trips. For starters, it boasts a state-of-the-art, built-in entertainment system. But don’t let the fancy aesthetics fool you: this car is practical, too. There’s plenty of adjustable trunk space, thanks to seats that can be folded when not used. So you’ll have plenty of room for all your camping essentials.

2. Honda Fit

A compact car on a road trip? You bet! Its limited seating is ideal if you’re only traveling with one or two other companions. And its incredible gas mileage cruises past the competition at 41 miles per gallon on the highway, making it one of the most efficient rides on the market.

3. Jeep Grand Cherokee

This is the car you’re looking for if your road trip will include lots of off-roading. Sturdy enough to withstand even the rockiest terrain and most twisty of turns, you want this vehicle on your side when you venture into the wilderness.

4. Mini Cooper Convertible

A great pick for spending miles on the open road, this vehicle packs impressive speed with flashy features. This car was practically made for cruising down the highway on a long road trip. Activate the convertible top and you’ll feel the wind whipping through your hair. It’s a cute ride and totally Insta-worthy.

5. Ford Flex

If you like small cars but need to be able to fit a lot of people on your adventure, this petite option is for you. It can accommodate seven passengers (and everyone’s luggage, of course) in its compact frame. Its sunroof and entertainment system are pretty fun, too. Still curious about what kinds of road trip vehicles are the best fit your next national park vacation? Or maybe you’re rather looking for a vehicle specifically for a national park visit? Want to know how many miles you’ll cover in a certain vehicle? Use this tool to plan your road trip budget!

What are your favorite comfortable cars for long trips?

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