4 Best Nissans for Road Trips
There’s nothing quite like a summer road trip. Your favorite playlist loaded up on the infotainment system, the sunroof open to let in a breeze, and the scenery flying by as you work your way to the next pit stop – it’s the all-American vacation that’s just as much about the journey as the destination. Therefore, you need the ideal vehicle to go along with it. If you’re an avid road tripper, consider making your next vehicle one of the following road trip-friendly Nissans.
You’d be hard pressed to find a better, more comfortable ride than a compact SUV like the Nissan Rogue. Crossovers are designed to accommodate the entire family with superior comfort and generous cargo space, while remaining more maneuverable than a minivan or full-size body-on-frame SUV. The 2016 Rogue offers an impressively roomy interior and a comfortable, quiet ride that’s perfect for road trips. It also offers high-tech features like Siri Eyes Free with collision mitigation and automatic braking.
With its sophisticated driving dynamics and impressive fuel economy, the Nissan Altima is a great ride for racking up those highway miles. The 2016 Altima family sedan gets a makeover that adds to its aesthetic appeal, but it’s the responsive transmission and strong acceleration that give it a leg up on the competition.
At 15.4 cubic feet, the Altima’s trunk is on par with other family sedans of this segment, but one thing that stands out is its low and wide opening, which makes packing and removing luggage a cinch. The front seats have also been outfitted with NASA-inspired fatigue-free technology, helping both the driver and front-seat passenger stay alert during lengthy trips.
A compact budget car doesn’t usually come to mind when you’re thinking of great road trip vehicles, but the Nissan Versa is an exception that may just surprise you. The 2016 Versa is unexpectedly spacious and provides comfortable seating for five. It even has enough room in the backseat for adults to settle in for the long haul without any lack of head room or leg room.
The best thing about taking a Versa on a road trip, however, is its high fuel economy. This mighty little car gets a whopping 35 mpg combined, which ends up being about 31 mpg in the city and 40 on the highway. Imagine how much gas you’ll save taking your Versa on a road trip.
Some road trips simply call for a minivan. With ample seating for seven, the 2016 Nissan Quest offers configurable seating, a smooth, quiet ride, easy-to-reach cabin controls, and an optional DVD entertainment system package that will keep the kids enthralled during those many hours on the road.
Unlike most minivans that offer second-row captain’s chairs as an option, they come standard on the Quest, which makes getting in and out of the third row much easier. These captain’s chairs also recline, making it much easier to nap.
It’s nice to know Nissan has a varied lineup when it comes to choosing the perfect road trip car. Test drive your favorite today.
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