A road trip taken with friends and family should be a memorable experience. A practical car that can carry people in comfort along with their luggage is an absolutely important part of this. Here are some cars among different segments, that we consider are absolutely fit for long road trips.
Toyota has just updated the Etios and is now called the Platinum Etios. What’s in the name when all good bits about the car are intact and you get added improvements on top of it? The car is genuinely wide at the back and can seat three in absolute comfort, unlike sub-four meter sedans, there’s great legroom too. The 592 litre boot gives added practicality and other compelling features include cooled glove box, electric ORVMs, steering mounted controls, ISOFIX and powerful engine choices.
Jazz is the most practical car in the premium hatchback space and can comfortably carry five people with space to spare. You have an option of a petrol and diesel engine to choose from. The petrol even offers a CVT automatic making it equally convenient in city too. Not only that, you get generous amount of luggage space and spaces all around for your odds and ends, making it one of the best car to take a road trip in.
It does not seem like a passing fad and compact SUVs are probably here to stay as more and more people buy them. The Vitara Brezza from Maruti makes a great car to take a road trip in because it can seat five in comfort, even the second row of seats is quite spacious unlike a few cars in this category. Great amount of luggage space, fuel efficient engine choices and features like cruise control make it an ideal highway companion.
With the Ertiga, you can carry more people, five adults and two kids in absolute comfort. Ertiga has been one of the very few cars that has been relatively more successful than all the others in this MUV space. With the third row folded, you can carry more luggage for longer road trips. Ertiga offers a diesel and petrol engine as choices and a choice of an automatic too with the petrol. What’s more? It’s the most inexpensive and capable MPV that you can buy if you have a big family to go out with.
The last row of TUV300 is best place for children or for your luggage. However still it’s a very practical car, if you don’t mind the exterior style which may appear quirky to some. It offers immense ground clearance that can take you over any rough patch of road. It has an extremely spacious cabin and two diesel engine choices on offer. An AMT gearbox offers great convenience and the creep function works just like a normal AT and is very well suited for city traffic.