The Best Road Trip Cars

2018 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
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Hit the Road With These Comfortable, Entertaining Cruisers

Summer is on the way, bringing thoughts of road trips and vacations. While you can’t buy the epic Wagon Queen Family Truckster that Chevy Chase expertly piloted in National Lampoon’s Vacation, there are plenty of great options for your own adventures.

You’ll want “a vehicle big enough for all occupants to be comfortable with plenty of room to stretch out,” says Mike Calkins, a Manager of Technical Services for AAA. “Travelers packed into a tight space, especially younger ones, are seldom happy. If the seats in your car give you a backache driving across town, think what you’ll feel like after 10 hours on the road.”

We’ve surveyed the car market to find some of the best rides for your next road trip. Some are sporty, while others provide range, utility, features, or capabilities that will make the journey as awesome as the destination.

Note that the U.S. News scores you see on the following slides may not match the numbers you see on our review pages. We continually update our vehicle scores with the latest information available, and those updates are reflected on the individual vehicle pages.

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