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Part 2: The Best Road Trip Cars For Cross-Country Driving

What’s not to love about road trips? From long scenic routes, the thrill of exploration, to jamming out to road trip playlists, there are loads of reasons why road trips are awesome. 

Not all cars are built for road trips, though. Your vehicle needs to be fuel-efficient, comfortable, able to handle rough terrain and have enough space to hold all your luggage. Choosing the right vehicle really does make or break your road trip experience.

That’s why we’ve made things easy for you and compiled a list of the best road trip cars of 2020.

Be sure to check out our list of The Best Road Trip Cars for 2019 too!

2020 Toyota Prius

Image source: Forbes

While the hybrid hatchback might not be the most stylish vehicle around, what it lacks in glamour it more than makes up for in maximising fuel economy. 

The eco model boasts up to 56 mpg for combined city/highway drive and up to 600 miles range. Talk about a bang for your buck.

2020 Volkswagen California T6.1

Image source: Car Magazine UK

Can’t decide if you want a car or a camper van for your road trip? This vehicle is for you. It features 180 degree rotatable seats to maximise space as well as a plethora of utilities such as a sink, cold-water shower, propane stovetop, refrigerator, and heater and more.

With its added 60’s retro charm and roomy convertible lounge cabin, you’ll be the envy of everyone in the campground.

2020 Subaru Crosstrek

Image source: SubaruIf the hybrid aspect of the Toyota Prius doesn’t quite suit your tastes, the all-fuel 2020 Subaru Crosstrek is a fuel-efficient dream come true. 

The solid crossover’s all-wheel drive and 22.1cm ground clearance on top of its 27 mpg city and 33 mpg highway ratings make it ideal for cross-country cruises.

2020 Mazda MX-5

This roadster is for the ones who want to road trip in style. Perfect for a single traveller or a couple, this sportscar is relatively inexpensive and handles like a dream.

The lightweight two-seater’s six-speed manual and near 50:50 front/rear weight balance is perfect for those who want to take long relaxing cruises without stressing out about the driving itself.

2020 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

What’s a road trip car list without a convertible? This sixth-generation iconic American vehicle allows you to live out your retro Hollywood movie fantasies, while keeping up with the times. 

With a variety of tech gadgets and upgrades such as its independent front-and-rear suspension, this pony is sure to give you the best of both worlds on your road trip experience. 

2020 Honda HR-V

Image source: Honda

This affordable and sporty crossover may be compact in size, but its “Magic Seat” interior which has 5 different lounge layout configurations allows you to customise how roomy the interior is for different purposes. Perfect for fitting large belongings like luggage and bikes. 

Not to mention, it has great handling and ample legroom in the back for taking a snooze.

All set deciding which vehicle to take on your road trip? Be sure to check out our range of new and used vehicles on the UCARS marketplace. Who knows? The road trip car of your dreams might be waiting for you there!

(Related story: A Beginner’s Guide To Taking A Road Trip Alone)

(Related story: 5 Things You Need To Do Before Going On A Road Trip)

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