The holidays are coming up, meaning people will start to travel across state lines to visit family and friends. If you are shopping for a new car, think about what cars will do best on these types of trips. This vehicle needs to be comfortable driving long distances in any weather with enough room for your family and even your dog! Here are some cars with capabilities you should look out for.
2018 Honda Accord
This particular vehicle often makes appearances on “best of” lists. It is a tenth-generation Accord and the best of its kind. The 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and the 10-speed automatic transmission make an efficient and quiet highway trip. Don’t let the fact that it is not an SUV turn you away! A sizeable rear seat for kids and their car seats with a 16.7 cubic-foot trunk will be able to accommodate everyone and everything you need to bring. The Honda Sensing suite of driver assistance systems makes this a safe ride for the holidays for $33,800.
2019 Volkswagen Jetta
This car is an affordable pick if you need to go those long distances. Starting at just $18,545, the Jetta is rated to run 30 miles per gallon in the city and 40 miles per gallon on the highway. It holds a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The base model comes equipped with LED headlights, 16-inch alloy wheels, and VW App Net Connect. This model is the seventh generation vehicle, which means this is the quietest ride in that line that they have made. At under $20,000, this car is an exceptional choice for long-distance trips.
2018 Subaru WRX
If you plan on driving dirt roads during your trip, this could be your pick. The Subaru brand is known for its rally racing designs, and this is no exception. The suspension system, tires, and traction control systems push this car to do its best in unfamiliar terrains. Additionally, symmetrical all-wheel drive, active torque steering, and a finely tuned chassis allow you to have more control on or off-road. Starting at $26,995, this is a great pick to keep your family comfortable and safe on those dirt road trips.
2018 Jaguar XF 20d
Long car rides are best made in the shortest time possible, and one of the biggest time wasters is fuel stops. Choose a car with good gas mileage, and you will arrive closer to the original destination time. This Jaguar has fantastic mileage compared to any vehicle of its year at 42 miles per gallon. With a 17.4-gallon fuel tank, this means you have a range of 731 miles! Along with great mileage comes a 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel four-cylinder engine that puts out 180 hp and 318 lb-ft of torque and an eight-speed automatic transmission with rear-wheel drive. The XF starts at $49,275 and gives plenty in style and handling.
Are you looking for some holiday driving tips to protect your new ride? Then, try these prep tips for driving during the Autumn season.