2009 Spring Car Guide
auto
Crossovers: Ford Flex

Top road trip vehicles: Ford Flex
Crossover
Ford Flex
MSRP:
$28,550
Mileage:
17 city/24 highway
Safety:
"Good" in front impacts, "good" in side impacts, "good" in rear impacts from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, or IIHS.
Why it's trip-worthy:
Extras such as a built-in cooler and its multipanel sunroof, called the Vista Roof, add to this roomy vehicle, says Brian Moody with Edmunds.com. It also has 20 cubic feet of trunk capacity. Plus, he says, it stays away from the jelly bean shape. "It doesn't look like a dorky family car; it looks kind of cool. I think that's worth something," he says.

 

Top road trip vehicles

Crossovers: Ford Flex

Minivan: Toyota Sienna

SUV: Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

Convertible: Mazda Miata MX-5

Sports Car: BMW Z4 Roadster

Luxury Coupe: Infiniti G37

Hybrid: Toyota Prius

Muscle car: Chevy Corvette

Sedan: Mercedes Benz C63 AMG

Truck: Dodge Ram 1500

 

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