Every day, families plan trips to go to places. Whether it is a day trip, a weekend getaway, or even a few days, there is almost always a car that they decide to pack up and head out in. The selections of cars vary from SUVs, sedans, hatchbacks, to even station wagons.
What do these cars have in common? Space, tech, fuel economy, but most importantly, ride comfort. For families that love traveling and are on the hunt for a car to go about their adventures, here is a list of what to look at what to get next.
10 Buick Regal TourX
The Buick Regal TourX is a hot station wagon that offers plenty of space and has great ride comfort for family vacations. If it didn't have great ride comfort, is it really a Buick? Not only that but there is plenty of tech for the occupants, especially for the kids.
Specifically, the Regal TourX has a panoramic sunroof with a powered sunshade. As for fuel economy, the Regal TourX gets around 21 miles to the gallon in the city and almost 30 miles to the gallon on the highway. A final thing about the TourX is that it comes with an all-wheel drive system as standard.
9 Dodge Caravan
When some people think of family vacations, the first thing that comes to mind is driving/riding in a van. Not just any van though, the Dodge Caravan. Why is that? Well, there is no denying that the Caravan has been a popular choice. With cabin space to pack for a month's journey, mixed with ride comfort that excels most GT cars, the Caravan is not one to ignore.
Plus, nothing beats watching/putting on a movie on the mounted television while driving a few hours to distract the kids from crying? Fuel economy is alright with the Caravan. Approximately 17 miles to the gallon in the city and about 25 miles per gallon on the highway.
8 Subaru Outback
An SUV that almost defines traveling, be it off and on the road. With the interior space and design of a station wagon, good ride comfort, all-wheel drive, and some tech to entertain the children for a journey, the Subaru Outback can go almost anywhere.
Putting aside the advanced tech, the Outback's roof rails for surfboards or luggage holders are made with travelers in mind. Fuel economy in the 2020 Outback is better than most, with around 26 miles to the gallon in the city and nearly 33 miles to the gallon on the highway.
7 Volkswagen Arteon
The Volkswagen Arteon gets a place on this list for having plenty of space and great comfort for the entire family. It is built in the hatchback-sedan style. While Volkswagen may have trouble elsewhere when it comes to tech, no one will be complaining about how bad their backs are hurting after a decent drive.
The best tech the Arteon has is the sound system, all-wheel drive, and a panoramic sunroof. This depends on the model options. The fuel economy for the Arteon is decent. It gets about 22 miles to the gallon in the city and 31 miles to the gallon on the highway.
6 Ford Explorer
The Ford Explorer makes the list for being a long-standing SUV that has sustained a mild reputation over the years. But that doesn't mean it is unworthy of being a great vehicle for traveling. It helps too when the Explorer has the 4x4 option.
Along with most options offered by modern vehicles, the Explorer offers tons of trunk space for trips. Furthermore, Ford's car is a comfortable ride as well. The new 2020 Explorer gets pretty good fuel economy compared to most SUVs. Rated around 27 miles to the gallon in the city and about 29 miles per gallon on the highway, the Explorer is no joke.
5 Dodge Charger
The Dodge Charger has tons of room in both its cabin and trunk. Able to hold a few large suitcases in the trunk and comfortably sit the family in the back seat, the Charger is also quite a comfortable vehicle, which is always important in road trips.
The speakers are generally quite good for music, so entertainment should not be too big of a problem. Fuel economy is ok when it comes to some standards. The new Charger offers approximately 19 miles to the gallon in the city and around 30 miles to the gallon on the highway.
4 Acura MDX
The Acura MDX earns a spot not only for its cabin space but also for the company's available seat options, ones designed to ensure comfort. The MDX also offers a nice view of the outside with a panoramic sunroof.
Not only that, but the MDX has great speakers for music. All-wheel drive is also an option. To top it off, the fuel economy is not too bad. The 2020 MDX offers about 20 miles to the gallon in the city and around 27 miles to the gallon on the highway.
3 Honda Accord
The Honda Accord makes it onto the list because of the ride comfort and cabin space. Furthermore, the trunk space holds a few suitcases and coolers for snacks. As for ride comfort, the Accord definitely allows no occupants to have any problems with discomfort, be it during the drive, or just getting to the end of the journey. Both the easily adjustable front seats and the spacious back rows are a treat.
Some models, when given the option, have a panoramic sunroof for the children to see what the sky looks like during the long drives. The best thing about the Accord is the fuel economy. It can get around 30 miles to the gallon in the city and about 38 miles to the gallon on the highway.
2 Chevrolet Impala
Sure, Chevrolet is killing off the Impala, but that doesn't mean it doesn't deserve to make this list. Sure, the Impala gets around 19 miles to the gallon in the city and just about 28 miles to the gallon on the highway, but it makes up for it in cabin/trunk space.
The Impala comfortably seats its occupants and holds enough room for a few suitcases and a cooler in the trunk. Ride comfort makes sure that the passengers aren't complaining about being sore. The Impala should definitely be a car to take a second look at.
1 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class wagon deserves to be on this list regardless of costing a steep $66,000. Mercedes-Benz is known for being an ultimate luxury vehicle, and the E-Class delivers on that promise.
The other cars on the list come close to the E-Class wagon, but this is a benchmark in this category under the standards on the list. With all-wheel drive, USB connection, cruise control, climate control, and various other features, the E-Class is well stocked in terms of features. Fuel economy is decent with 19 miles to the gallon in the city and 26 miles to the gallon on the highway.