With the nicer weather just a few miles ahead, families, couples, students, and car lovers are planning road trips and vacations. However, when it comes to road trips, not all cars are made equal. While any four-wheeler will take you from point A to point B, having a family of four packed into a tiny Civic is no one’s idea of a comfortable long haul ride. If your car is getting near the end of its service cycle as you’re concerned, and you’re looking for a thoroughbred tourer, check out these five amazing land yachts.
2019 Mazda CX-5 Diesel
The onset of hybrid technologies seems to have sealed the fate of diesels. It’s been expected for a long time, but the truth is that this old-school fuel can’t keep with contemporary environmental requirements despite its high mile-per-gallon ratio. However, new releases from Germany and Japan are fighting hard to prove the opposite. With the upgraded Skyactive engines, Mazda CX-5 promises to be everything we could hope from a low-end torque road trip-worthy SUV.
2019 Chevrolet Suburban
Although its 12/23 MPG ratio might seem a little steep for a road trip vehicle, this cruiser makes up for it in other perks. For starters, it can fit your kids even if everyone brings a friend along, and what’s not taken up by passengers, can be packed with loads of gear. You can literally fit a kayak and still have room for people and their bundles. With 3,150 kg towing ability, this is a perfect boat hauler. The 2019 uplift comes with a new Shadow Grey Metallic colour and the HD radio as a standard feature.
2019 BMW 328D xDrive Sports Wagon
Another diesel that proves that not all of them are bad. BMW’s 328d xDrive fares at up to 40 MPG on the highway, which is hard to argue with, especially for an all-wheel-drive system. Another great thing about these top-notch diesels is that their price has come down so now would be a good time to bag one, even if you have to get rid of your current ride first. When I was going that road, after having met with a succession of tyre-kickers, I decided to sell my car online at Carbiz, which turned up as a great decision, as going through a reputable online dealer sucks up all the stress and wasted time from the transaction.
2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
With hatchbacks and estates left on the backburner, the SUV is currently the fastest growing vehicle class. Even though the most SUVs and crossovers you see on the roads today are little more than hatchbacks with raised clearance, that is what people want. Toyota’s latest RAV4 Hybrid is clearly living up to expectations. Spacy enough to fit a lot of backpacks and passengers, its hybrid petrol and electric power grant it an impressive fuel economy for its size.
2018 Jeep Wrangler
If for you the best part of a road trip begins where the tarmac ends, look no further than the latest Jeep Wrangler, which is built to perform in the toughest places imaginable for four-wheeled vehicles. Retaining its proverbial goat-like traction, Jeep has revamped the Wrangler completely, giving it a much-improved highway comfort, safety, and technology that launches it straight into the road trip A-League. However, you can still remove the doors and roof, and fold the windshield down, driving it like a badass it really is.
For many car enthusiasts, a road trip offers the ultimate travelling experience, giving them the best of both worlds – a pleasurable driving experience through diverse and engaging scenery and the unmatched freedom of movement, stay, and on-road flexibility. Even if you don’t find any of these models interesting, they’ve been selected to point out the directions you should follow in a search for your ultimate tourer.