Best holiday cars 2017
Looking for the perfect summer holiday car? Our handy guide rounds up the best
Summer holiday season is well under way. And for millions of us that means packing up the car, hitting the road and putting miles between ourselves and everyday life, but what are the best holiday cars?
On average, Brits drive 7,900 miles a year, and with a return trip from Leeds to Cornwall clocking up 800 miles, a holiday can make up a significant portion of our annual mileage. That’s a lot of time spent in the car, which is why it’s important to have a vehicle that’s going to be a reliable, comfortable and enjoyable addition to your time away.
However, it's not as simple as just picking the best car on the market as different cars will excel depending on the type of holiday you are planning. The new Land Rover Discovery is our 2017 Car of the Year, but it's not going to be the best car for the job if you're planning a city break. Similarly, the Volkswagen up! is great to drive and enormous amounts of fun, but will be far from ideal if you're planning to head off road.
To help you decide the best car for your holiday, we've listed our favourites in eight different categories. So whether your priority is keeping the kids happy, carrying outdoor adventure gear or staying refreshed on an epic road trip, follow our guide and it shouldn't be your holiday wheels that lets you down.
Click on the links to the left or below for our best holiday cars in each category...
- 1Introduction - currently readingLooking for the perfect summer holiday car? Our handy guide rounds up the best
- 2Best cars for road tripsWhat are the best cars for road trips? We pick out three of the best for long drives
- 3Best cars for family holidaysSpace, ease of use and a good infotainment system are all vital when looking for the perfect car for a family holiday
- 4Best cars for city breaksWe round-up the best cars available for the perfect city break
- 5Best cars for infotainment Our best cars for infotainment feature Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, MirrorLink and much, much more
- 6Best cars for luggage space and petsCars with lots of space can come in all shapes and sizes, from SUVs and MPVs to estates and van-based people carriers
- 7Best cars for outdoor pursuitsHeading off-road for your summer holiday? Then you're going to need one of these rugged cars ready for outdoor pursuits
- 8Best cars for low fuel billsIf you're taking your car on holiday the best way to save money is to pick a car with low fuel bills
- 9Best cars for towing a caravanCaravanning has been popular in Britain for decades. These are the best cars if you are planning on taking your home with you this summer