Road trips can be a great way to explore and see new places. Although, it can be hard to be behind the wheel for so many hours. That’s why, if you’re planning on going on a road trip, one of the most important parts of it is choosing the car that suits your type of trip as best as possible. However, there isn’t a straight answer for what vehicle to choose, and the perfect road trip car for one journey may not be the best choice for a different one.
Before deciding which car is the best option for your road trip, you may want to think about your road trip destination and what type of landscapes you’ll drive through. Different factors for picking the best road trip vehicle could be the weather and time of year, or the type of terrain you plan on cruising through. Other possible issues to take into consideration are the amount of luggage space you may require, like if you’re traveling with sports equipment or children, as well as the number of people going on the road trip.
Say you’re an adventurous traveler and during your road trip you want to get off the interstates or major highways, maybe exploring the back roads and camping along the way with all the necessary equipment. In this case, your best option could be an SUV or pickup truck with an all-wheel-drive option. SIXT’s fleet has vehicles that fit these characteristics, like a Jeep Wrangler or a Toyota Tacoma, and you can choose guaranteed all-wheel drive as an add-on. These could be good choices to make sure you have enough room for luggage and equipment.
Another type of road trip could be focused on going from city to city, sticking to urban areas and highways and driving long distances. For this kind of road trip, you may want to be looking for a more fuel-efficient option with plenty of legroom. Vehicles that fit this description could be the hybrid Toyota Sienna, great for large groups, or an electric SUV, the Volvo XC40 Recharge.
For those thinking of going on a coastal road trip, SIXT has a large fleet of convertibles great for a drive along the East or West coasts enjoying the sun. Options include the standard Mini Cooper convertible and more luxurious models such as the BMW Z4 or BMW 8 Series convertibles. It’s possible to book a guaranteed model at SIXT so you’re sure to get the car you desire.
If the road trip you’re planning has a bit of everything from city driving to some mountainous roads as well, the best choice for you is most likely one of SIXT’s SUVs. The SUVs available are the most versatile option, great for all types of trips. There are even possible add-ons like all-wheel drive if necessary. The Toyota RAV4 is a standard SUV selection, great for a few passengers and some luggage. There are also larger options for travelers with a lot of equipment or more passengers. SIXT has full-size SUVs available like the Chevrolet Tahoe.