Summer is here, and it’s time to head out on those road trips you’ve been planning all year long! Being on the road can be so fun, especially when you have the right car. We’ve considered important attributes for long distance travel, including fuel economy, comfort, reliability, and useful tech features, and compiled a list of the best cars to be in this summer.

2019 Honda HR-V

The new HR-V allows passengers to configure the cabin in five different ways- normal, split, tall, utility, and lounge. This practical car can easily store luggage or bikes and is pretty low cost. Oh, and it also features a multitude of safety features.

2018 Audi A5 Cabriolet

The A5 Cabriolet was redesigned for 2018 and comes with a potent engine, confident all-weather handling from its standard Quattro all-wheel drive, and an insulated convertible roof. There is also the option to equip the car with the with Audi’s Virtual Cockpit, which displays Google Maps data.

2018 Genesis G80

The  G80 is a luxurious highway cruiser with a 10-year/100-mile powertrain warranty, meaning you can put tons of miles on the sedan without worrying about unexpected repair costs. It comes with tons of road trip-convenient features such as adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assistant and LED headlights.

2017 Toyota Avalon

The Toyota Avalon is great for long car rides due to its comfort and how smooth it drives. Different suspensions as well, so that owners can emphasize either athleticism or comfort. The car has heated front and back seats, as well as a 10-way power adjustable drivers chair.


This is a diesel car which first and foremost, means you have to stop way fewer times than you would with a gasoline powered vehicle, making it ideal for long distance travel. The car also boasts tons of storage for luggage. The all-wheel drive system is good for any weather you might come across on your trek and you can also switch the available driving modes from smooth to stiff.

2019 Volvo XC90

The Volvo XC90 has amazing features that definitely make it a top choice for long distance travel. It’s complete with a Bowers & Wilkins sound system, with the ability to choose between different sound modes.             It also offers a touch screen interface, and can fit up to seven people! Perfect for a big family or a great group of friends.

2017 Chrysler Pacifica

This isn’t your average minivan. The Chrysler Pacifica is a spacious vehicle, perfect for families, and also offers a theater in the back for the kids. The Uconnect theater even features multiplayer games for all of the passengers to enjoy. The plug-in hybrid’s fuel economy of 84 MPGe on the EPA cycle makes it a smart and environmentally savvy choice for your cross-country travel.

2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid

The Nissan Rogue is one of the most popular cars in the United States and is offered as a hybrid version as well. One of the most important features of a car when you travel long distance, are the safety features. Nissan’s SafetyShield technology helps prevent crashes plus, the  IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating assures that you’re protected in an accident.