When planning family road trips it is very important to have the proper vehicle that fits the whole family as well as all the cargo that comes along with taking a road trip! All of that luggage has to go somewhere! Most families need a lot of space not only for kids but also for their cargo.
The first car on the list is the Ford Flex! The Flex has three rows of seating and plenty of room for cargo. The second row seats can be ordered with a center-console refrigerator-freezer. It has the best in class second and third row leg room. With additional amenities like the PowerFold third row seat with tailgate feature and a refrigerated second row console the Flex is an ideal crossover for tailgating. Not only is the Flex spacious but it is also comfortable. There are available features such as heated and cooled front seats, dual-zone automatic temperature control, power adjustable pedals, power-tilt steering column and available power, folding heated mirrors.
The Lincoln MKT can carry up to seven passengers and features an optional over the top surround sound and video entertainment system with 14 speakers. There is an option package which includes navigation, panoramic sunroof and a blind spot monitoring system. The entertainment upgrade includes video screens behind each of the front headrests that can show two different movies or video games at the same time! While the kids are in the back occupied the adults in the front to listen to something else! This system is also said to greatly improve music played from MP3 players.
Another car that made the list is the Ford Fusion. The Hybrid models gets a remarkable 47 miles to the gallon. The Fusion receives high marks for its roomy, comfortable seats and useful trunk space that expands cargo space with a folding rear seat. The interior design is also very attractive and upscale. The notable features include dual-zone automatic climate control, auxiliary jack, satellite radio, Bluetooth, voice controlled Synce with MyFord infotainment system. It can also be equipped with features such as lane departure warning with lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, active park assist, navigation and a rearview camera with back up sensors.
The Hyundai Santa Fe is also on our list of the best vehicles for family road trips. It features rear seats that are split into three sections which are able to fold down for clever use of space. Standard features include a 17 inch alloy wheels, power accessories, Bluetooth technology, six speaker audio systel and the Hyundai Blue Link telematics system. The Santa Fe is a 2013 IIHS Top Safety pick and has dual front side mounted air bags as well as child seat anchors and emergency braking assist. Hyundai vehicles also come with the Hyundai powertrain warranty which covers up to 10 years or 100,000 miles. Hyundai also has a basic warranty to cover items such as brake pads and linings, belts and radio and audio systems for five years of 60,000 miles.