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2018 Best Family Road Trip Vehicles

We feel for you. Trying to figure out, sort through and distill down what are the Best Family Road Trip Vehicles can be a daunting task. With hundreds of new models coming onto the market in 2018, we thought we’d throw our hat into the ring and showcase a few family friendly SUVs and minivans we discovered at this year’s auto show.

Not only will these vehicles haul you safely to the campsite, but most of these minivans and SUVs are blown out with features we could only dream of a few years ago. After seeing what’s out there, the one tip that we can give: Do the research on the features  most important to you before you head to the dealership – it’ll help you cut to the chase and land in your next family vehicle.

Good luck!

2018 Minivans Built For Family Road Trips

Make: Honda

2018 Honda Odyssey Minivan

Model: Odyssey
Style: Minivan
Price Range: LX : $29,990 – Elite : $46,670
MPG: 19 city / 28 highway
Seats: 7-8
3rd Row: Yes
Drive: Front Wheel Drive

Editors Note: Honda has completely redesigned the Odyssey for 2018, cramming in a monster list of family-friendly technology, an easy to use infotainment system topped with good handling and strong acceleration.

Learn more about the 2018 Honda Odyssey Minivan

Make: Chrysler

2018 Chrysler Pacifica Minivan

Model: Pacifica
Style: Minivan
Price Range: L : $26,995 – Limited FWD : $43,795
MPG: 18 city / 28 highway
Seats: 7
3rd Row: Yes
Drive: Front Wheel Drive

Editors Note: While the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica isn’t a redesign, they have added new standard features as well as boasting one of the most comfortable rides out of all 2018 Minivan models on the market.

Learn more about the 2018 Chrysler Pacifica Minivan

Make: Toyota

2018 Toyota Sienna Minivan

Model: Sienna
Style: Minivan
Price Range: L FWD 7-pass: $30,750 – Limited Premium AWD : $48,615
MPG: 19 city / 27 highway
Seats: 7-8
3rd Row: Yes
Drive: Front Wheel Drive / AWD

Editors Note: Right out of the box, the 2018 Toyota Sienna comes standard with 5 USB ports, smartphone integrations, and navigation. Topped off with the only minivan model to offer all-wheel drive, and an expansive interior cabin.

Learn more about the 2018 Toyota Sienna Minivan

Make: Kia

2018 Kia Sedona

Model: Sedona
Style: Minivan
Price Range: L FWD : $27,000 – SX-L : $42,000
MPG: 18 city / 24 highway
Seats: 7-8
3rd Row: Yes
Drive: Front Wheel Drive

Editors Note: While the Kia Sedona doesn’t offer all the bells and whistles of many of its competitors, it scores incredibly high in the safety department – which is a feature often overlooked in family road trip vehicles.

Learn more about the 2018 Kia Sedona Minivan

2018 SUV’s Built For Family Road Trips

Make: GMC

2018 GMC Yukon

Model: Yukon
Style: Large SUV
Price Range: SLE 2WD : $49,100 – Yukon XL 4WD Denali : $71,900
MPG: 14-16 city / 21-23 highway
Seats: 7-9
3rd Row: Yes
Drive: Front Wheel Drive / AWD

Editors Note: If you’re interested in road tripping in style, the 2018 GMC Yukon has you covered. A classy, well equipped cabin is that you’ll never want to leave – especially considering how well the Yukon rides with its upgraded suspension.

Learn more about the 2018 GMC Yukon

Make: Ford

2018 Ford Edge

Model: Edge
Style: Midsize SUV
Price Range: SE FWD : $29,315 – Sport AWD : $40,770
MPG: 17-21 city / 23-29 highway
Seats: 5
3rd Row: No
Drive: Front Wheel Drive / AWD

Editors Note: The 2018 Ford Edge offers a spacious cabin for its midsize class. Great gas mileage, and handles almost like a car – especially important to those who are stepping up from a smaller vehicle.

Learn more about the 2018 Ford Edge

Make: Chevrolet

2018 Chevrolet Traverse

Model: Traverse
Style: Midsize SUV
Price Range: FWD L : $29,930 – High Country AWD : $49,970
MPG: 17-20 city / 25-27 highway
Seats: 7-8
3rd Row: Yes
Drive: Front Wheel Drive / AWD

Editors Note: The Chevrolet Traverse has been completely redesigned for 2018 – and comes standard with enough technology to make every member of the family happy. If you’re looking for some extra leg room in a midsize SUV, you might want to check out the Traverse.

Learn more about the 2018 Chevrolet Traverse

Make: Honda

2018 Honda CRV

Model: CRV
Style: Compact SUV
Price Range: LX 2WD : $24,150 – Touring AWD : $34,050
MPG: 25-28 city / 31-34 highway
Seats: 5
3rd Row: No
Drive: Front Wheel Drive / AWD

Editors Note: Although the Honda CRV is a compact SUV, it makes a great road tripping vehicle for the smaller family. Great crash test scores combined with a well-built cabin will make it easy to hit the cruise control and keep going.

Learn more about the 2018 Honda CRV Compact SUV

Make: Ford

2018 Ford Expedition

Model: Expedition
Style: Large SUV
Price Range: XLT 2WD : $51,790 – Expedition Max Platinum 4×4 : $78,865
MPG: 16-17 city / 21-24 highway
Seats: 8
3rd Row: Yes
Drive: Rear Wheel Drive / 4WD

Editors Note: The 2018 Ford Expedition has been redesigned from the ground-up. A premium cabin with three spacious rows of seats will let you take your family, pets and gear to wherever your heart drives you.

Learn more about the 2018 Ford Expedition Large SUV

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