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    Best Road Trip Cars


    Best Road Trip Cars

    8 Best Road Trip Cars: Choose the Best Car for Road Trips

    When you're planning a road trip in Europe, choosing the best road trip rental car can be a difficult undertaking. Sure, you could just leave it up to chance, and hope for the best, but when you're straddling luggage between your legs, 4 people deep in a 2-door car, you're going to wish that you had given the car rental process a bit more thought. Road trips are a highly personalized experience, and the best road trip cars cater specifically to your travel needs - whether you prefer the excessively accommodating luggage capacity of a Volvo XC90, the fierce acceleration and poise of a BMW 3 Series, or opt for the agility and quintessential cuteness of a Mini Cooper S. In an effort to help you better identify the best car for a road trip, we've compiled a short list of Auto Europe's Best Road Trip Cars, providing you the opportunity to compare the many viable options, and determine which vehicle best suits your upcoming road trip itinerary.  


    Select a popular road trip vehicle from the list below for more information

    Make / Model
    Vehicle Class
    Luggage Capacity
    Avg. MPG
    Best Road Trip Cars Mini Cooper S  Mini Cooper S
    Miniature~ 9 ft.│
    Up to 26 City/35 Highway
    181 to 189 HP
    Best Road Trip Cars Ford Focus  Ford Focus
    Compact~ 14 ft.│Up to 29 City/40 Highway123 to 160 HP
    Best Road Trip Cars BMW 1 Series  BMW 1-Series
    Intermediate~ 10 ft.│Up to 20 City/28 Highway230 to 320 HP
    Best Road Trip Cars VW Passat Wagon  VW Passat Wagon
    Intermediate Wagon
    ~ 36 ft.│Up to 22 City/31 Highway150 to 280 HP
    Best Road Trip Cars BMW 3 Series  BMW 3-Series
    Full Size
    ~ 15 ft.│Up to 32 City/45 Highway180 to 335 HP
    Best Road Trip Cars Mercedes Benz S Class  Mercedes Benz S-Class
    Luxury~ 16 ft.│Up to 17 City/25 Highway455 to 720 HP
    Best Road Trip Cars Volvo XC90  Volvo XC90
    SUV~ 85.1 ft.│
    Up to 16 City/25 Highway190 to 400 HP
    Best Road Trip Cars Ferrari 458 Italia  Ferrari 458 Italia
    Exotic~ 8 ft.│Up to 13 City/17 Highway570 HP



    Choosing the Best Road Trip Car for Your Adventure

    Now that you've had some time to check out Auto Europe's top rental car recommendations for road trips, it's time for you to pick the vehicle that best suits your needs, and head out on a road trip adventure through Europe. Whether you're looking for something with some serious power to make the driving fun, or something with space for the whole family, Auto Europe can set you up with any of the best road trip cars for a fraction of the price of our competitors. Auto Europe understands that choosing the proper road trip vehicle is an important part of the vacation planning process and we will go out of our way, everytime, to provide you with an exceptionally smooth reservation process, making sure to look out for all your travel needs and take care of them accordingly.


    Best Car for Road Trips


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