With summer in full swing, here are four automobiles ideal for an awesome road trip.
2018 Toyota C-HR XLE Premium
The all-new 2018 Toyota C-HR XLE Premium enters the highly competitive subcompact SUV sector with plentiful cargo room (60/40 split-folding rear seats with totally flat capability and storage space under the cargo floor); stellar maneuverability; a five-star overall safety rating; and Toyota’s phenomenal reliability. Besides its sleek exterior and stunning color choices, the XLE trim boasts blind spot monitoring, heated front seats, push-button start, proximity key and other options to make a road trip that more pleasurable.
Fuel Economy: 27 city/31 highway/29 combined
Base Price: $22,500; $27,128 as reviewed
For more information, visit Toyota.com.
2018 Honda Fit 5-Foor EX-L Navi
Honda has stepped their design game to the next level and the redesigned Fit proves it with its aerodynamic curves and sporty look. Add the leather-accented interior; navigation; CVT transmission with paddle shifters; Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration; and Honda Sensing suite, and you have one of the best values on the market.
Fuel Economy: 31 city/ 36 highway/ 33 combined
Base Price: $16,190/$21,520 as reviewed
For more information, visit Honda.com.
2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 2.0T SEL
The 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan has received a welcomed facelift to help stand out in the competitive compact SUV division. Besides the spacious seating in the first two rows, the SEL trim comes with a plethora of amenities including a star-gazing panoramic sunroof, power liftgate, user-friendly infotainment system, navigation, and a favorite for long trips, adaptive cruise control. VW’s confident “People First Warranty” helps seal the deal.
Fuel Economy: 22 city/27 highway/24 combined
Base Price: $24,595/as reviewed, $32,550
For more information, visit VW.com.
2018 Nissan Armada Platinum 4WD
To keep the family entertained and pampered especially on long trips, the 2018 Nissan Armada Platinum edition complete with four-wheel drive maneuverability is a sound choice. Two 8-inch WVGA displays with touchscreen controls and wireless headphones, a 13-speaker BOSE premium system, numerous USB ports, 8,500-pound towing capacity, and the highly recommended Platinum Reserve Package ($3000) will have everyone smiling. It’s also loaded with safety features to ease the mind.
Fuel Economy: 13 city/18 highway/15 combined
Base Price: $62,090/as reviewed, $66,695
For more information, visit NissanUSA.com.