Planning a road trip takes lots of specifics and plenty of list-making, but the most important variable to consider for this summer’s road trip is the vehicle. You could plan the trip to the minute, have all the best snacks, and the most comfortable pillows, but a terrible chariot could sour it all.
The vehicle you choose to drive makes all the difference between a comfortable ride and a cramped ride, full of tension. Take a quick look at a few of the top rated vehicle for a great road trip this summer, and consider renting a vehicle for the drive.
2018 Kia Sorento
Pack the whole family into the 2018 Kia Sorento this summer as you head out into the great beyond. If one of your greatest fears on the open road is having a breakdown you can’t simply fix, you won’t have to worry much with this vehicle.
If you’re looking to purchase a road tripping vehicle, the Kia Sorento has a modest price at just under $26,000. The gas mileage on the highway is a snip above average, and the space inside the vehicle is vast.
2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid
The base model of the Toyota Camry Hybrid will only cost you around $28,000, but renting one may be a much more affordable option for the spur of the moment summer road trip. The Camry gets an estimated 51 miles per gallon in the city, and on the highway you’ll get closer to 55 miles per gallon.
If you’re looking to purchase the Toyota Camry Hybrid, go for the LE trim level. This model has the best energy-dense battery pack, and the tire and wheel setup is built for high fuel efficiency.
2018 Lexus ES Hybrid
For the marathon road trip, the ES Hybrid from Lexus is built to perform. You’ll get nearly 700 miles out of this gas preserver before you have to fill up. The Lexus ES Hybrid also brings a variety of comfort and tech-smart gadgets for predicted reliability and driver’s assistance.
The trunk of the vehicle isn’t the size of the Grand Canyon, but it’ll get the job done. The battery pack on the vehicle takes up a bit of the trunk space. You’ll get 40 mpg in the city and 39 on the highway.
2018 Hyundai Ioniq
One of the most affordable road trip cars on the list is the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq. Not only is the purchase price super affordable at just over $22,000, but the fuel efficiency is almost unbelievable.
The Hyundai Ioniq offers the chance at 57 miles per gallon in the city and 59 mpg on the highway. You’ll go far in this fine automobile, and it won’t cost a fortune.