The open road never seems to lose its magic. The lure of the unknown and the ever-present possibility that the grass is indeed greener on the other side of the hill are just two reasons to hit the highway. Add the possibility of making that journey in a vehicle perfectly suited for the task and the allure grows that much greater.
We've been publishing our list of Top 10 Road Trips cars since 2004, so we're used to examining vehicles with road trip criteria in mind -- things like a comfortable cabin, good fuel economy, utter reliability and superior over-the-road driving dynamics.
This time around we decided to add a new element to our choices. For 2010, we found 10 road trip-worthy summer events -- from the Iowa State Fair to the Sasquatch! Music Festival -- and picked the most fitting cars for those journeys. You might find something new to do this year, and you'll definitely get an even better feel for some of the more noteworthy new cars out there.
Click ahead for 10 summer road trip ideas, listed in chronological order.>START: Summer Road Trip 2010