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The Best Road Trip Cars For Cross-Country Driving

Taking a road trip is one of the most memorable life experiences to embark upon, but the predominant part of what makes an adventure successful is the vehicle in which you do it. After all, an ideal car should be capable, practical and reliable enough to go the extra mile. To find the right set of wheels that suits your planned route, we compiled a list of the best cars to help satisfy your wanderlust. So, buckle up and enjoy the ride!

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Audi Q7

Choosing the perfect road trip vehicle requires thorough consideration. It needs to have ample headroom for passengers along with their luggage so that you are not at each other’s throats after a few hundred miles, yet economical enough to soldier through countries without having to constantly stop at the pumps. This excellence can be achieved with the Audi Q7. 

The Q7 delivers an excellent blend of robust towing capability, supremely comfortable interiors, powerful performance and innovative technology. Offering much more than brute strength and generous size, this modern 7-passenger SUV gives drivers the ability to transport more passengers and cargo effortlessly to their planned destination. Though it comes at a steep price tag, the Q7 guarantees a smooth and tranquil drive which can never seem to be compromised, whatever the speed.

Get the Audi Q7 at S$181,800 from Tay Motor & Credit Pte Ltd on UCARS.

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Honda Accord

For a humble sedan, the well-proportioned Honda Accord offers an exceptional powertrain refinement along with stellar interior features regardless of trim level, and a price point that is aggressive enough to be compelling.

The Accord is able to reel in the younger enthusiast crowd who are entering the next stage of life with the available manual transmission and solid aftermarket, not to mention the plethora of genuine Honda accessories available at the dealer level. It is no surprise that global sales are increasing each year, because not only is the Accord at the top of its class, it is a lifestyle.

Get the Honda Accord at S$47,888 from Kao Lian Enterprise on UCARS.

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Kia Sorento

While the majority of medium-sized crossovers often come across as uninspiring errand runners, the Kia Sorento showcases class, elegance and sophistication all at an affordable price point. With an interior that is designed to accommodate bulky and large items, the Sorento offers true practicality when it comes to carrying, loading and stowing cargo. On top of that, a roof rack comes standard for items that cannot fit within the car, so you will never have to worry about having insufficient space.

In terms of performance, the diesel engine provides an enjoyable mid and low range torque for a smooth yet powerful drive, and its superior fuel economy is aided by a precise 8-speed transmission.   

Get the Kia Sorento at S$39,800 from Tan Wei Auto Pte Ltd on UCARS.

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Mazda CX-5

Unlike most of its competitors, the Mazda CX-5 still manages to look svelte even with its SUV proportions. Apart from its design, the CX-5 benefits from a few of the characteristics and driving dynamics that Mazda engineers have built into the MX-5. So, if you are looking for a well-equipped, stylish and luxurious vehicle that is suited for a normal day out running errands or a road trip, Mazda’s best-selling crossover SUV is it.   

Get the Mazda CX-5 at S$72,800 from Hua Yang Credit Pte Ltd on UCARS.

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Porsche Macan Diesel

The Porsche Macan Diesel is a consummate all-rounder – You get the performance of a luxury sports car, the practicality of an SUV, the economy of a compact and the prestigious brand name that says you have arrived. Not only does the Macan Diesel offer a rewarding driving experience, but its traditional Porsche demeanor and solid content feature is pretty sharp-looking to boot.

Get the Porsche Macan Diesel at S$185,000 from Cars & Yachts Pte Ltd on UCARS.

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Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

When it comes to manufacturing cars with premium off-road capabilities, there is hardly anyone that does it better, or in this case, has been doing it better than Range Rover.

The Range Rover Evoque provides absolute practicality while still preserving its distinctive presence as a Land Rover. Be it a family trip to the suburbs or a ride with friends around the city, this subcompact SUV’s plush seats ensures the most relaxed comfort. The interior is sleek and refined, to be covered with high-calibre materials of your choice. A state-of-the-art All-Terrain system maintains a steady and smooth ride across all road conditions, making it the most dependable companion for all of your adventures.

However, if you are squeamish about subjecting this expensive an SUV to the wild, consider a used Land Rover Range Rover. You could expect to pay nearly half as much for an older version as you would for a new version!

Get the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque for $135,800 from Republic Auto on UCARS.

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Subaru Outback

Ever wondered why outdoorsmen from all walks of life gravitate towards the Subaru Outback to match their gusto? There is a simple explanation: It is spacious, functional and dependable enough to take you safely down a forest track to your campsite or up a snowy street to the ski range. The brand’s Symmetrical AWD is really all you need for mild off-pavement driving because it delivers better traction in wintry conditions than most traditional four-wheel drives.           

Get the Subaru Outback at S$68,000 from Ka Hup Vehicles Trading on UCARS.

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Suzuki Jimny Sierra

Unleash your spirit of adventure and take on nature’s challenges with the Suzuki Jimny Sierra. Built to tackle the harshest weather and terrain, it goes where other vehicles fear to tread.

The Jimny Sierra remains true-hearted to its stylish utilitarianism, with a black interior, controls designed to optimise convenience, and many refinements that continues to prioritise a straightforward approach. In addition, the angled bumper edges ensure clearance at the wheels, which enables the car to overcome all obstacles. On top of that, Suzuki Safety Support provides many protective advances that ensure maximum safety for all of your ventures.

Get the Suzuki Jimny Sierra at $101,800 from Mycar Pte Ltd on UCARS.

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Toyota Camry Hybrid

Year after year, the Toyota Camry Hybrid continues to demonstrate outstanding reliability, without having to sacrifice its smooth, silent and comfortable cruising capabilities. Sure, the Camry might seem vanilla but it is crowned as the world’s most popular executive sedan for good reason. 

With a drive mode select function which comes in three different modes, the Camry offers a new Sports mode which improves throttle response, while the ECO mode adjusts input to maximize your efficiency, and the EV mode enables electric driving to help reduce noise and emissions. C’mon, who doesn’t love a car that is economical and environmentally-friendly?

And, unlike other hybrid cars that usually have a smaller trunk space, another attractive feature about the Camry is its spacious boot interior and accessible knockdown rear seats which allows both families and passengers to store bulkier items for longer journeys.           

Get the Toyota Camry Hybrid at $69,800 from Starbright Auto Pte Ltd on UCARS.

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Volkswagen Camper Van

Remaining coveted by avid collectors and outdoor enthusiasts alike, there isn’t a vehicle more iconic than the classic Volkswagen Camper Van, so we had to include it in our list! Equipped with a spacious interior, fully fitted kitchen and pleasantly comfortable sleeping areas, this microbus is the most practical vehicle that will serve drivers best on an everyday basis. Plus, it even doubles as a hotel room that can be parked anywhere across the country.

We might not have a Volkswagen Camper Van available on our marketplace, but you can definitely score a secondhand model at a steal on eBay. Just remember to pack plenty of spare parts, a robust toolkit and a current AAA membership along with you!    

Have you ever cruised in any of these cars throughout your travels and enjoyed the journey so much that you are now contemplating to get your own? We got you covered!

UCARS provides an extensive range of fuel-efficient cars that offers a comfortable, silent and smooth ride while still having sufficient space for extra passengers and luggage. Visit our online marketplace at UCARS for the finest collection of quality pre-owned and new continental automobiles.

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