Convertible: Mazda Miata MX-5

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Top road trip vehicles: Mazda Miata MX-5
Convertible
Mazda Miata MX-5
MSRP:
$22,400
Mileage:
22 city/28 highway (five-speed manual), 21 city/28 highway (six-speed manual or six-speed automatic)
Safety:
N/A
Why it’s trip-worthy:

It’s all about the fun factor for the Miata MX-5, which is also on Car and Driver magazine’s list of the best cars for the 10th year. “The steering is quick, almost go-cart like,” says Jack Nerad with Kelley Blue Book and kbb.com. “Your ability to commune with nature with the top down is terrific. It’s probably the closest feeling to riding a motorcycle you can have to driving a car.” But with only 5.3 cubic feet of trunk capacity, remember to pack light, says Consumer Reports’ Mike Quincy.

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