Are you planning a road trip from one American coast to the other? Or are you driving from New England to the Florida Keys? No matter where in the continental United States you may be headed, American automakers know how to craft a car to take on the American road trip. With features like entertainment technology, comfortable cabins, extra safety, and horsepower, your road trip in one of the following four cars will be a vacation to remember.
Ford Mustang Convertible
Ford Mustangs may not offer you the space an SUV can offer, but you won’t have nearly as much fun in another vehicle. Put the top down and drive on one of the coastal highways, either in Florida or in California. Along the way, you’ll be treated to beach views, salt air in your hair, and the pleasure of driving a real sports car.
The Mustang convertible is a great choice for couples going on a road trip to somewhere warm and sunny. The 2016 model gets 28 mpg on the highway, 526 horsepower, and 429 lb.-ft. of torque.
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Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
Jeeps are quintessential American cars; you can recognize a Jeep in the rearview mirror without even seeing the logo. The 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo can give you as many as 600 miles on a tank of gas, getting 26 mpg on the highway.
Jeeps are built to take any kind of off-road adventure that comes their way. If your American road trip involves going off the beaten path, then a Grand Cherokee may be the vehicle for you.
Take a luxury road trip in a Buick LaCrosse. The 2016 LaCrosse gets 28 mpg on the highway, offers Apple Car Play, and comes equipped with available Wi-Fi. Plus, Buck’s engineers have made the LaCrosse’s cabin ultra quiet. Want to listen to an audiobook or some calming music while you drive? This is the car that can make those activities possible in solitude.
The LaCrosse also has some advanced safety features. The driver’s seat vibrates when you’re approaching a safety concern. In addition, you’ll also have access to the Side Blind Zone Alert and Lane Departure Warning features. When you want your family to be safe during a road trip, consider a LaCrosse.
Chevy Impalas are roomy for sedans, which makes them great family road trip cars. The 2016 model has almost 19 cubic feet of cargo space and available OnStar Wi-Fi, plus it gets up to 305 horsepower. In addition, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates the 2016 Chevy Impala’s highway fuel efficiency at 29 mpg with regular gas. At that level, you won’t constantly need to stop at gas stations on your road trip across the country.
You may prefer to drive in a convertible with the top down or in a luxury vehicle that’s so quiet you’ll forget you’re on the highway. With one of the four American cars highlighted above, you’ll make your next road trip a blast.