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Best Vehicles for Summer Road Trips

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According to AAA, the largest motoring and travel organization in the U.S., 2016 is shaping up to be the biggest year for road travel in years with over 36 million Americans projected to hit the roads this Independence Day weekend. Traditionally July 4 is also the deadliest day of the year for auto accidents, according to the IIHS. That makes it a great time to evaluate your current vehicle and look for one that is a top safety pick as well as a great overall road trip vehicle.

Here are 5 great road trip vehicles for your summer travel:

2016 Chevy Impala – The Impala was Consumer Reports’ 2016 Top Pick for large sedans, with a large, quiet interior and a huge trunk for camping supplies, luggage, and more. The optional V6 kicks out 305-hp giving the Impala nice passing power.

2016 GMC Canyon – With the optional turbodiesel and towing package, the Canyon can pull up to 7,700 pounds, the best in the compact pickup truck class. The Canyon is more luxurious than the sister, Chevy Colorado and has loads of available features.

2016 Kia Sedona – Seating for up to 8 and loads of available safety features as well as some luxury features like dual sunroofs, a cooled glove box, tri-zone automatic climate control, heated and ventilated front seats and reclining second-row lounge seats with built-in footrests make this a great family vehicle.

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata – Completely redesigned for 2016, the MX-5 Miata is the perfect day trip convertible with excellent handling and performance but very little cargo room. Still, it is a fun car to hit the road in with a starting price well below most competitors.

2016 Subaru Outback – If your idea of a road trip includes off-roading and camping you might want to look into the Outback wagon with all-wheel-drive, 8.7 inches of ground clearance, and loads of cargo space. Subaru’s are known for their handling and with the available 256-hp V6 you’ll be able to get off to wherever you want with power to spare.

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