What Are the Best Cars for Summer Road Trips?
What Are the Best Cars for Summer Road Trips?
Summer is the perfect season for a road trip! With schools closed for summer break, families, young adults and other groups of people decide to hit the road for some fun and relaxation. A cross-country road trip, a trip to the mountains or simply a trip to visit grandparents are all on the summer list. In the United States, however, summer doesn’t always mean “hot,” depending on which state you live in and where you’re going.
So, if you live in the North, you’ll be getting some rain and cooler temperatures, while places like Southern California have a Mediterranean-type climate and summer tends to be warm and dry. Whatever kind of weather you plan on driving in during the summer months, the car you drive will determine how comfortable, enjoyable and safe your drive will be. Here are a few great cars we’d recommend for road trips.
Nissan Rogue Sport
This five-seat crossover is great not only for your daily routine and weaving through traffic but it’s also suited for long distance drives without much fuss or prep. Of course, you do need to have your usual safety checks done, but with Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility functions, this crossover gives you a futuristic, anxiety-free drive.
With Nissan’s ProPilot Assist (offered with the Rogue Sport SL) you can stay centered and maintain a safe distance from cars in front of you, and have your speed automatically adjusted according to traffic or pre-set limits in case of a road without any other traffic. This makes for a drive in complete leisure. In addition, Nissan’s Automatic Emergency Braking and blind spot warning systems keep you and your family or friends safe. The SV and SL trims even come with an eight-way power adjustable driver's seat, and a two-way lumbar support system, giving the driver the most comfort possible during the drive.
If you’re looking for a comfortable sedan, the Altima is the car for you. This car not only provides you with Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility features but also gives you excellent connectivity via NissanConnect, regardless of whether you use an Apple or Android device. The available Door-to-Door navigation system guides you all the way to the doorstep of your destination with ease. The Altima’s remote engine start system synchronized with intelligent climate controls get your front seats, steering wheel and temperature of the car to a comfortable temperature depending on outside weather conditions, ensuring that you are instantly comfortable the moment you step inside your Altima.
With all the advances in technology, there’s no more sweating it out on a trip or getting bored on the go. With vehicles such as the Rogue, Altima and many others, you’ll find yourself having the best road trip ever.
Honda’s smallest crossover, the HR-V, is built on the Fit’s platform and is surprisingly versatile. The HR-V features a number of utilities and technologies that transform a typically long and tiring drive, into a pleasant, comfortable and safe one, thanks to the features in the Honda Sensing Safety suite. These features include a collision mitigation braking system, road departure mitigation system, adaptive cruise control, and a lane keeping assist system. In addition, it has a unique “Magic Seat” which can be modified into five different setups, each designed for varying purposes that can suit anyone’s needs, whether for a short drive or for a long road trip.
The Odyssey is Honda’s family minivan equipped with a huge amount of space, comfort, style, tech and safety features that enable you to drive on through any kind of terrain or weather. The Odyssey, like the HR-V, comes equipped with Honda Sensing, and all its features make every drive safe and help assist drivers through traffic and unfamiliar routes with the greatest of ease.
The CabinWatch camera allows you to check up on your kids anytime during the day or night, without having to turn around or take your eyes off the road, and the rear entertainment system provides kids and other rear seat passengers with audio apps, DVD, Blu-Ray and more. The rear is also built to accommodate anyone with a disability. Another fun feature with the Odyssey is CabinTalk, which allows you to talk with rear passengers by overriding headphones, speakers or any other Honda accessory that hinders audibility.
Automotive features available today not only reduce human error on the road but also help drivers follow traffic rules while having fun and taking care of their families and friends along the way.