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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 Horsepower
Best Road Trip Cars Mini Cooper S  Mini Cooper S Miniature ~ 9 ft.³ Up to 26 City/35 Highway 181 to 189 HP
Best Road Trip Cars Ford Focus  Ford Focus Compact ~ 14 ft.³ Up to 29 City/40 Highway 123 to 160 HP
Best Road Trip Cars BMW 1 Series BMW 1-Series Intermediate ~ 10 ft.³ Up to 20 City/28 Highway 230 to 320 HP
Best Road Trip Cars VW Passat Wagon VW Passat Wagon Intermediate Wagon ~ 36 ft.³ Up to 22 City/31 Highway 150 to 280 HP
Best Road Trip Cars BMW 3 Series BMW 3-Series Full Size ~ 15 ft.³ Up to 32 City/45 Highway 180 to 335 HP
Best Road Trip Cars Mercedes Benz S Class Mercedes Benz S-Class Luxury ~ 16 ft.³ Up to 17 City/25 Highway 455 to 720 HP
Best Road Trip Cars Volvo XC90  Volvo XC90 SUV ~ 85.1 ft.³ Up to 16 City/25 Highway 190 to 400 HP
Best Road Trip Cars Ferrari 458 Italia Ferrari 458 Italia Exotic ~ 8 ft.³ Up to 13 City/17 Highway 570 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, every time, 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.

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