Hitting the road for a summer road trip? Keep the road from hitting back by choosing the right vehicle for those extended drives and ever-changing road and weather conditions. Pick a car that’ll get you there in comfort, peace, and in one piece. To help you decide, here’s our selection of the top four safest road trip cars.
Lincoln Navigator Reserve
Spacious is the key word here, along with splendor. You can pack up to eight passengers in the Lincoln navigator—although ‘pack’ is inaccurate since there’s plenty of room to stretch out. The seats are cushy and comfortable, making a quick nap or even a few hours of sleep a more possible and pleasant experience. It offers a plethora of entertainment options as well, with 14 speakers and the ability to add a rear seat entertainment system. Driving is a smooth and effortless experience too, with high-tech adaptive cruise control and more.
Looking for a minivan that doesn’t feel too “mini”? The Honda Odyssey is spacious, and the seating in the second row can be moved side to side and back to front to adjust to a passenger’s size and comfort levels. Great gas mileage will reduce the shock when you receive your gasoline bill after the trip. One of the biggest benefits is that even after packing up, there’s still plenty of room for everyone. Standard safety features include a rear-seat reminder system, warning the driver to check the back seats before leaving the vehicle in case a pet or little one gets left behind. Odysseys also offer automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, traffic sign recognition, a lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, and more.
Range Rover Westminster Edition
Looking for extra safety in your road trip? In a golden age of automobile safety, the Range Rover provides an abundance of features to protect you and your family. Equipped with stability control, high-speed emergency braking, lean departure assistance, a rear traffic monitor, traffic sign recognition, and more, your ride will be not only luxurious but also trouble-free.
Among the top four safest road trip cars, the XC90 isn’t just a comfortable luxury SUV, it’s one of the safest around. There’s plenty of room for passengers and luggage, of course, but that doesn’t sacrifice security. Drivers can receive extensive aid from features such as forward-collision warnings, automated emergency braking, daytime running lights, blind-spot detection, and both lane-departure warning signals and prevention. The Volvo XC90 can also be equipped with a rear-view camera and hand-free parking assistance. Volvo is also known for receiving multiple accolades for overall safety over the years, including five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.