Improve Your Road Trip Experience with These Vehicles
The seasons are changing, the weather is warming up, and road trips are beginning to be planned by many across the country. What better time to hit the open road with some friends and family than after a long, cold winter.
Road trips can be excellent ways to see the country and make memories that will last a lifetime. Not only do the people you travel with play a big role in how a road trip plays out, the vehicle you decide to drive can also make or break your experience.
There are certain vehicles out there that seem like they were designed for the ultimate road trip experience, and two of them can be found at your nearest Jeep or Chrysler dealership.
One of Chrysler’s newer vehicles, the Pacifica is amazing for road trips and family vacations. The Chrysler Pacifica is one of Chrysler’s highest-rated vehicles in terms of safety and has an interior that is well-designed for long periods of driving. Perhaps its best feature is the optional rear-seat entertainment system that will keep kids entertained throughout long car rides and prevent them from asking, “Are we there yet?”
This rear-seat system has twin touch screens that can play DVDs, Blu-Ray discs, and video games from devices that can be connected through an HDMI cord. It even has preloaded games, including "Are We There Yet," which uses the Pacifica’s navigation system to track the vehicle’s during the trip and presents it in a kid-friendly way.
The Chrysler Pacifica is easy to park because of its smooth handling, making it the perfect vehicle for driving in cities during a road trip. Its strong acceleration and good fuel economy also make it the ideal vehicle for highway driving.
This Chrysler minivan offers tons of storage space for any family, and it’s Stow ‘n Go seating system is a lifesaver for road trips that require more luggage or equipment than people. The second row seats in the Pacifica can be stored in the flood when they’re not needed to provide some extra storage space.
Jeep Grand Cherokee
For a more adventurous road trip, hop into a Jeep Grand Cherokee and have your choice between on-road or off-road experiences. The Jeep Grand Cherokee can be upgraded to a 3.0-liter EcoDiesel VG engine, which gets up to 22 miles per gallon in the city and 30 when driving on the highway.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee provides a smooth ride for you and your friends and family, and its spacious cabin has plenty of room and is well insulated from sounds outside the vehicle.
With the diesel engine, the Jeep Grand Cherokee has towing power for up to 7,400 pounds. This is a 1,000-pound increase from the vehicle’s base engine capabilities. Upgrading to the diesel engine makes this vehicle the perfect road trip vehicle for hauling boats, jet skis, trailers, etc. without losing much performance. This versatile vehicle is available with full-time or part-time four-wheel drive systems.