The Best Vehicles to Drive Cross Country In

Road trips are a rite of passage.

The open road, music pouring adrenaline out of your speakers, diners, truck stops, random conversations, daydreams, and even the occasional mistake can await you.

But after you embark on one, and provided the experience isn't similar to the Griswolds, you'll want to do it again.

Before setting out on your cross country adventure, it's important to choose the proper chariot for your adventure. Below are five options that are appealing for varying reasons.

Kia Niro


The Kia Niro personifies the future of automobiles. While it has some of the sporty stylings you'll find with other brands, where the SUV excels is in its fuel efficiency.

Equipped with the 1.6L Inline 4 Full Parallel Hybrid System, the vehicle earns up to 50 miles per gallon on the highway.

This will save you money with the thousands of miles you'll travel across America.

Subaru Outback


The Subaru Outback is the ultimate adventure vehicle. Standard on the SUV is Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, resulting in smooth handling whether you are scaling a mountain or going off-roading.

The vehicle also features STARLING, which provides you access to all your entertainment options and a lifeline should an emergency happen.

Subaru vehicles are among the most reliable on the road, so while there is no such thing as a sure thing, the Outback comes close.

Honda Accord


Honda equipped this year's Accord with everything you need for a cross-country getaway.

There's Eco Assist technology to maximize efficiency, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity on trims EX and above, and the Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control system to keep you and your passengers comfortable.

It's the total package at a reasonable price.

Toyota Camry Hybrid


The Toyota Camry Hybrid appeals to the eyes and to the budget conscious. With a combined fuel economy of 52 mpg, you'll be able to travel more for less money.

Moreover, the hybrid features the Toyota Safety Sense package, which includes features such as the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian detection.

Overall, it's stylish, efficient, and safe, making it a great choice to feed your wanderlust.

Chevrolet Suburban


The Suburban is the perfect adventure vehicle for your growing family, as it has a maximum cargo volume of 121.7 cubic feet.

As your passengers have more room to relax, they can access the SUV's 14 charge points and use the built-in Wi-Fi by OnStar.

Along with convenience capabilities, the SUV tackles your toughest challenges with a 5.3L V8 engine that generates an impressive 355-horsepower.

These are just a few picks, but there are plenty of vehicles on today's roads that were made for cross country trips. Do you have one in mind that didn't make the cut?