People say it isn’t about the destination but the journey you take. However, a journey is nothing without a comfortable ride that allows you to enjoy that trip.
Fortunately, the world has come a long way, and today we have all types of comfortable cars available for a decent price tag.
In this article, we will be discussing some of the best cars that you can use for your road trips.
1. Corolla Camry
Corolla Camry is one of the finest cars in the market. It is also known as the queen of the sedan car market because of its status as a Class D car. Camry is a perfect combination for road, off-road, and dirt drive.
It can tread on any surface because of its powerful engine, comfortable seating, and a smooth drive. It is available with an automatic transmission that makes it even more fun to drive. Auto reviews suggest Corolla Camry is a fun-filled turbo car that is easy to handle, boasts powerful engine, and comes with a roomy interior.
A full list of features you would find in your Camry car include, the perfect interior controls, wide-angle visibility, easy to handle panels, and sufficient legroom. The cabin of Camry is built in a way so that three fully-grown humans can easily fit in the back. None of them will feel too tight because of the extra shoulder space available.
Camry car ranks as one of the highest sedan cars in various driving tests conducted. It offers a nominal fuel economy, and the car can give as much as 38 mpg. Its latest model comes with an All-Wheel Drive (AWD) option.
2. Honda Accord
Next in our list is Honda Accord. If Corolla Camry is the queen of cars, Honda Accord is undoubtedly the king of the sedan project. It focuses on speed, performance, and comfort. The car comes with a V6 engine, allowing users to have as much fun as they can on the long road rides.
It currently offers a V6 engine with a mileage of 26 mpg. Honda Accord users have driven the car on roads and off-roads, and the car has provided the same quality of performance. While buying an Accord, you need to know what you will be using this car for. It isn’t a perfect substitute for a jeep. It doesn’t have AWD installed, so using this car for pure off-roading isn’t recommended.
In comparison with Camry, Accord is a beast but with a slight difference in horsepower. Where Camry is made to offer 200+ horsepower, Accord stays around 192 horsepower. But this difference is only noticeable in drag races. Apart from that, for pure long-rides, it won’t even matter.
3. Subaru Outback
Talking about AWD, one of the best long-tour cars to get to your favorite destination is Subaru Outback. It comes with a spacious interior, and 6 people can easily sit in this Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV).
Subaru comes with multiple safety features such as blind-spot warnings, reverse automatic braking, eye sensors, and Apple and Android smartphone connectivity features. It is currently priced between $25,000 and $34,000 in the market. The car offers two variants, one with four-cylinders that returns 24 mpg, and one with six-cylinders that returns a mileage of 22 mpg.
Since you would want to relax on a long-tour, Subaru offers a touch screen infotainment system. Moreover, the car has more room and loading height than a Toyota RAV4. It also comes with a front collision warning system.
4. Kia Sorento
Sorento is one of the most affordable SUVs available in 2020. It starts at $20,000, which makes it a convenient option even for middle-class with low earning power. Sorento offers three variants, basic, loaded, fully-loaded. The good thing is that all these variants offer everything that a person would need for long trips.
According to Edmonds, Kia Sorento is rated at 7.6 out of 10 because of its exceptional ergonomics, and comfort on the road. Although Sorento is considered a city-friendly car, its performance on the highways is also worthy of praise.
With a V6 engine, it can easily achieve 100 km/h speed in less than 10 seconds. Also, it can reach a top speed of 160 km/h or 100 mph averaging at ~5,000 RPM. It would be right to say that Sorento has offered an above class-above vehicle at a mainstream price.
5. Ford Ranger Raptor
Next, we have the Ford Ranger Raptor truck. It is available for $48,000 – so that will be a little pricier in our list of cars. But since Ford Ranger Raptor does everything you aspire to do on your bon voyage, it will suit you perfectly.
Ford is known for its classic designs and bespoke seats. The truck offers ground clearance of 30%, and it is titled as one of the most ‘rough-track sports cars’. Ranger Raptor also has a V6 engine with 210 horsepower. It also offers sport, mud, and snow modes. Moreover, you can get an even aggressive experience if you select the unique Baja mode.
Ranger Raptor is an outclass car for anyone who has the budget and a taste in high-powered trucks. Since Ranger Raptor price varies across the world, it is better to get a car evaluation done before buying one.
6. Honda HRV
Okay, enough with the trucks. Let’s discuss classic crossovers that look great as family cars. In this line, we have Honda HRV as a first. It comes with two variants, 1.5 Turbo, and 1.8 four-cylinder engine. Honda HRV is an impressive commuter car with 58.8 cubic feet of cargo space.
As a crossover, HR-V offers more spacious cargo areas than a subcompact Jeep Renegade and Mazda CX3. Moreover, Honda HRV offers an excellent fuel economy of as high as 30 mpg. Even when driven as an HRV, its fuel economy rarely drops below 29 mpg.
7. Isuzu Max-D
Finally, we have the ‘monster truck’ of road trips. Isuzu Max is one truck that you can take anywhere you want. It is perfect for roads, mud, snow, rocks, mountains, and even forests. The Isuzu D-Max comes with dedicated off-road tires of 125mm that improve ride height and upgrade the suspension.
Max-D price starts from $22,000 to $50,000. It is a lot cheaper than many other trucks available in the market but offers the same level of experience. You will get a 2WD in the basic variant, but the AWD variant is an all-terrain vehicle. Not many Isuzu Max-D car dealers are available in the states, so it is better to get your free car valuation done online.
That’s all you need to know about all the cars you will need for your frequent road tours. When it comes to choosing a car for long trips, it is better that you factor-in price, quality, maintenance cost, and engine type. Since you will be buying a car for around five years minimum, it is better that you make the right choice.
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