10 Best Road Trip Cars of 2019

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10 Best Road Trip Cars of 2019

Summer is finally here and it’s time to hit the road. When it comes to finding the right ride to match your plans for vacation adventure, there’s no shortage of interesting vehicles to choose from. It could be a scenic trip along winding roads with your significant other, or a full-on cross-country tour with the entire family in tow. There are plenty of alternatives depending on who you want to go with and what you want to bring along. So take a look at our list. You’re sure to find something here to help satisfy your wanderlust.

While Buick likes to think of it as a crossover, the TourX is clearly more comfortable in the station wagon realm. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Lower in height than your typical SUV, the Regal TourX will make getting that bike or kayak off the roof rack that much easier. It’s a vehicle that is clearly designed for those seeking an adventure in the great outdoors. Read more

If you have a large crew and need a powerful SUV to tow stuff, the Ford Expedition is your ticket to ride. Thanks to its independent rear suspension, you won't find better third-row accommodations in any other full-size SUV. The EcoBoost V6 has plenty of punch and there’s a 10-speed automatic transmission to help squeeze the most efficiency out of this large SUV. Read more

The Atlas, VW’s entry in the midsize crossover SUV segment, has plenty to offer with a spacious cabin, three rows of comfortable seating, and the availability of V6 power and all-wheel drive. While it offers the roominess of a full-size SUV inside, its relatively tidy exterior and good road manners gives it the maneuverability of a compact. Read more

If it’s just you or perhaps you and your significant other, there’s no finer tourer than a Mazda MX-5 Miata RF. This taut 2-seater offers plenty of driving thrills as well as nearly roadster-like open air visibility from its retractable roof panel. The benefit here is that when the top is in place, the RF is as quiet and composed as a hardtop coupe. Read more

Thanks to its European-inspired handling, there are few sport sedans in this category that provide the driving excitement of the Kia Stinger, especially when the sticker price is taken into consideration. With a choice of 4- or 6-cylinder power and rear- or all-wheel drive, the Stinger has plenty of versions to suit individual tastes along with the utility of its hatchback body style. Read more

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

10 Best Road Trip Cars of 2019

Minivans are ultimate family road-trip machines, boasting generous 3-row seating, easy-to-use sliding doors and availability of top-shelf entertainment systems. The Chrysler Pacifica shines on all three points with the bonus of a hybrid powertrain that delivers 33 miles of pure electric propulsion and a total range of more than 560 miles. Pacifica ranks as a cross-country king. Read more

A road trip list wouldn’t be complete without a Porsche. But rather than taking out one of its legendary sports cars, why not consider a Macan? This compact SUV offers a high level of performance blended with the practicality needed to carry up to five passengers and their luggage. Not only is it quick and rewarding to drive, it’s pretty sharp-looking to boot. Read more 

There are more pickup trucks taken on road trips than you think, and the new 2019 Ram 1500 is certainly at the head of the class thanks to its luxurious interior. Best of all, in addition to having room for five in the four-door crew-cab configuration, the half-ton Ram 1500 is an ace when it comes to towing, whether it’s a boat or a camper. Read more

The family sedan, like the family road trip, is still alive -- it’s just evolved. Rather than playing “I spy,” the kids are more likely to have their heads buried in an iPad. Still, the Honda Clarity offers plenty of room for the young ones to spread out in the back and the extended range of the plug-in hybrid means you’ll be stopping for bathroom breaks well before you need to refuel. Read more

There are few, if any, more iconic road trip cars than the Chevrolet Corvette. And the 2019 model will have the distinction of being the last of the traditional front-engine models, since the all-new C8 mid-engine model will be revealed this summer. Whether you choose the coupe (which has a lift-out roof panel) or convertible, it is one of the last of its breed and still an inspired choice for the open road. Read more

 

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