Top 5 vehicles for the ultimate family road trip. Each vehicle has special features, from refrigerators and DVD players, that makes it a great choice for a family road trip. Most of the vehicles choices also have added safety feature, and get great gas mileage. When choosing a vehicle, safety, comfort, good gas mileage and one that is kid-friendly are all considerations that need to be factored in before purchasing the ultimate vehicle for a family road trip.
2010 Chevrolet Equinox
The Chevrolet Equinox model starts at 22,615, and is fuel efficient. It gets an estimated 22 mpg in the city, and 32 mpg on the highway. This vehicle has plenty of leg room to make a family comfortable on those long road trips. This vehicle also features a safety package that includes side-impact air bags, and seat-mounted driver and passenger air bags. Stability control and brake assist are also included in the safety pack.
Acura TSX Sport Wagon
The Acura TSX Sport Wagon will become available in October, and gets an estimated 30 mpg on the highway. A family of four to five can fit comfortably. It features extra storage behind the side panels, and room under the floor. This extra storage is great for storing toys, DVDs and other extras a family may need while taking a road trip. The mileage will help save money on gas, and keep the family on budget.
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
The Ford Fusion Hybrid starting price is under $28,000. This vehicle gets an estimated 36 mpg on the highway. This is affordable, cost-efficient vehicle for a road trip. It is also a roomy vehicle, and will make the family comfortable on long road trips.
The Toyota Sienna basic model cost under $25,000, and gets an estimated 24 mpg on the highway, The XLE Limited is a great choice that features a DVD entertainment center that will help keep the kids occupied on long road trips. This vehicle also features a navigation system, and has rear windows that go down. There is a lot room so the family will experience a comfortable ride.
The Ford Crossover begins at $29,225. This wagon features three rows of seats. The second row of seats can be ordered with a center-console refrigerator for a $795 option of the higher-end version. Fill the refrigerator with snacks and drinks to help keep the kids from getting hungry, and wanting to stop several times for a snack break. This is a great option if going on a long road trip with the family.
For more information on vehicles perfect for family road trips go to www.consumerreports.org, www.familycarguide.com, and www.bankrate.com.