Best cars for road trips

What are the best cars for road trips? We pick out three of the best for long drives

When planning a road trip, one thing is for certain: you are sure to spend plenty of time sat behind the wheel. While finding that perfect road can make it all worthwhile, driving on the motorway and sitting in traffic is more likely to dominate a road trip. So it's important to make sure you've got a car that's not only good fun to drive, but also a car that's comfortable and can eat up the miles with the minimum amount of fuss. Below we've picked out our favourites for just such a job.

BMW 5 Series

BMW 5 Series - front

Dull motorway drives can be made less taxing by cars like the BMW 5 Series, thanks to some impressive tech. The £2,250 Driving Assistant Plus pack offers semi-autonomous features, including adaptive cruise, steering assist and lane departure warning. Go for the 520d EfficientDynamics and claimed 70mpg economy equates to a colossal range of 982 miles – so you could drive from London to Florence without filling up. 

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Skoda Superb 

Skoda Superb - front

Comfort, quality and generous rear legroom mean Skoda’s Superb is great for long trips. There’s the option of adaptive cruise, lane-keep assist and traffic jam assist, too. 

Tesla Model S

Tesla Model S - front

A long drive in an EV used to be a pipe dream, but the Tesla Model S now sits in this category with its 393-mile range, Autopilot and the Europe-wide Supercharger network.

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