Comfort, towing capacity and fuel economy are some of the most important aspects when deciding on a vehicle for a family road trip. These factors can save you money and make sure that your family is comfortable during their journey. Here are the top four vehicles for family road trips.
1. Recreational Vehicle (RV)
The RV is king when it comes to traveling the road with your family. The convenience of sleeping quarters, kitchen and bathroom can save you money and give you more time with your family. If you do road trips often, determining what car valuation your current vehicle has in order to use it as a down payment on a RV can be beneficial.
2. 2011 Chevrolet Suburban
MSRP: Starting at $41,730
Seating Capacity: eight or nine in LS model
Gas Mileage: 15 mpg city/21 mpg highway
Rated number two in affordable large SUVs, this vehicle provides ample leg room, storage, good acceleration and handling. The Suburban rides on a truck-based platform which gives you the towing capacity of a truck.
3. 2012 Ford Flex
MSRP: Starting at $29,355
Seating Capacity: 7
Gas Mileage: 17 mpg city/24 mpg highway
This crossover utility vehicle has the space of a minivan with third row fold down seats. Some models have a “mini-fridge” option that is convenient for storing beverages. With the generous fuel economy, it may be worth asking “what is my car worth?“so you can trade up to the Ford Flex.
4. 2012 Dodge Ram 2500
Seating Capacity: 4
Towing Capacity: 22,000 lbs
This truck is suited for families with extra baggage. The large towing capacity makes it ideal for towing an additional vehicle. For serious outdoor trips, consider the SLT model that features the Outdoorsman package with diesel engine and 4WD for rugged terrain.