There isn’t anything better than a road trip, is there? Packing up the car with a loved one; music blasting out of the stereo and wind blowing in your hair as you set off on the open road to discover somewhere new.
You don’t even need to leave the UK to go on an epic road trip – there are plenty of beautiful scenic routes to drive along, right here on your doorstep.
But whether you want to drive along Snake Pass in the Peak District, Black Mountain Pass in the Breacon Beacons or Cheddar Gorge in Somerset, you need a car to do it.
So, with that in mind, here are five of the perfect road trip cars for couples:
1. Vauxhall Cascada
This elegant four-seater convertible has it all – exhilaration, style and comfort – just what you need on a road trip with your significant other.
From this vehicle you will be able to take in the full 360° view – ideal when you are travelling down some of Britain’s most beautiful country roads.
2. Range Rover
This is the perfect vehicle if you want to travel a huge distance in the most comfortable way possible.
As well as being extremely luxurious, it also has the ability to go off-road, which is handy if this is the direction your road trip takes you in.
They come with plenty of equipment to make the journey even more enjoyable, including cruise control, sat nav, leather interior and a Meridian stereo.
3. Ferrari 488 Spider
If you really want to travel in style, then this is the car for you. Ideal for you and your companion, this two seater, open top Ferrari allows you to really feel the wind in your hair and the sun (hopefully!) on your back.
It can reach 62mph in barely three seconds and continue beyond 200mph.
After you have fulfilled your need for speed, you can switch into ‘bumpy road’ mode, which settles down to an incredibly smooth ride.
4. Renault Kadjar
This SUV is cheap-to-run – meaning no road is too long and you can go a lot further for your money. It is also practical, with plenty of passenger space – so when you aren’t heading off on a romantic road trip with your other half, you have plenty of room for friends or family.
If you plan to camp during your trip then the large boot has space for everything you need from tents to chairs.
Its elevated driving position offers a great view of the road and it is quiet – meaning you can enjoy the high-tech infotainment system without loud distracting car noises.
They are also powerful, with plenty of benefits including cruise control – ideal to make those long journeys a little more comfortable.
5. Honda Civic Type R
This is one speedy car – thanks to the 306hp turbocharged 2.0-litre engine, it will smash through the 0-62mph dash in just 5.7 seconds.
This car comes with a large boot – perfect for packing up everything you require during a road trip and it is fun to drive, make the journey much more enjoyable.
It is also comes with a Garmin sat-nav, as well as driver assistance systems such as lane departure warning and traffic signal recognition – so you can relax, safe in the knowledge the car will keep you on the right route.
If you would like one of these cars for a road trip, but don’t go on enough to warrant the costs of buying it, or you have children, making some of these vehicles impractical on a day-to-day basis – then why not lease one?
This way you don’t need to save up for it, there are no maintenance or MOT costs and if you would like to continue with it, you can get a new car every few years.
Check out this lease guide to see whether this is the right option for you.
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