Cars should work for their drivers all year round and when the time comes to go on your holiday, this is the moment your car needs to get you there in comfort and style.
We’re all different to each other and none of our holidays are exactly the same. So the cars that we drive to our chosen destination will all vary greatly. Some people need space, some people need speed and some people need everything in between
There are so many cars out there with different specifications and tech capabilities that could be the one you need for your holiday this year.
The Top 10 Cars To Take On Holiday
There’s nothing worse than realising after you’ve booked the time off work and are planning a big holiday that the car you’ve got is not suitable.
Choosing a new car is never easy, so have a look at these cars, that we think are great for different types of holidays to help you make your decisions and find the car that can get you away from it all.
To give you a headstart to finding the right car, here’s our guide to top ten best cars to take on your holidays
1. Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep went into production in 1941, specifically for military use and they are one of the oldest makers of 4×4’s in the world.
The Jeep Grand Cherokee, first made in 1993, was built to handle off-road terrain. It is superb at climbing difficult and unsteady and hilly driving environments. This makes it perfect for people who want to take their car on a hiking or mountaineering holiday.
It has space for five passengers and was designed with large groups of passengers in mind.
The Grand Cherokee has ample interior space and huge boot that has a space of 728 litres.
The car is more than capable to get you, your passengers and all the hiking equipment need through the hard to navigate terrain you’ll be travelling through.
2. Skoda Superb Estate
Skoda is the official supporter of the Tour De France and the Skoda Superb Estate is actually one of the models supplied to the event for organisers to use so they can keep track of the event.
The Superb Estate is a large saloon with an enormous boot, which comes in at 1950 litres with the seats folded down! This makes it a top choice for cyclists as you can easily fit two bikes in the boot with that space.
3. Ford Mondeo
The Ford Mondeo Estate has a very spacious 1680 litre boot which is ideal for people with large families who want to take their car on long trips. The estate model of the car has an even larger 1,728 litres available when the rear seats are folded. This is very competitive spacing and could be the ideal choice for families with a lot of luggage.
The Mondeo is also a very affordable choice for drivers. The Mondeo is built for comfort and those long trips will be a breeze in this car.
4. Mazda MX-5
Scenario: You’re on Holiday and the sun is blasting and you and a friend want to feel the wind on your face and take the top down and see a new place from the seat of a convertible. A great car to do that in would be the Mazda MX-5. The MX-5 is a brilliant two-seater roadster, that is relatively affordable and which looks great.
It’s not the most practical car but if you’re packing light, this could be a very nice car to experience your holiday driving in.
5. Audi A3
There are currently many cars being produced with inbuilt wifi. The car maker offers a subscription-based service, which requires drivers to buy their own SIM card for an agreed period of online data.
The luxurious Audi A3 has seriously impressive onboard internet hardware would come in handy when you are on holiday and want to remain connected to your online services. The A3 can link up to eight separate devices to the car’s rolling WiFi and also cleverly utilises Google Earth technology in the same package.
The A3 retails at making it an affordable and luxurious choice for any holidaymaker who doesn’t want to miss out on their online life just because they are on holiday.
6. Subaru Outback
The Subaru Outback was first released in 2000 and is a car that’s become ubiquitous in the car parks of beach resorts around the world since. The Outback comes with symmetrical four-wheel drive system as standard, meaning the car has superior off road performance so would be an ideal car for driving on sandy areas close to beaches.
This is reinforced by an 8.7 inch ground clearance, meaning it will not get stuck on raised object that would easily stop other cars in their tracks.
7. Land Rover Discovery
You need to consider things very carefully when you’re looking for a car to tow a trailer or a caravan. You need to think about what kind of journey you’ll be on and the weight of the things you’re car will be towing. In this area, there is only one car that stands out from the crowd.
Land Rover’s Discovery model has received more awards for towing than any other car. It has won every heavyweight class except for one. It’s not a cheap car but with a 3500KG limit to its towing process, trailer stability assistance system and reverse field camera, it has the tech to stand at the top.
8. Chrysler Town and Country
The Chrysler Town and Country is a luxury passenger minivan, first introduced in 1989. Editions of the Town and Country made after 1990 were all built with four-wheel drive as standard but it is not the car’s off-road driving capability that makes it such a good car for your holidays.
The Town and Country has rotating seats and a small table inside its cabin which is incredibly spacious when the seats are laid back.
This means on long trips passengers won’t get bored and can sit comfortably on the chair with their legs fully spread out. This little table is an ideal place to lay down a laptop or a smartphone, board game or to bring some life and lost excitement to those long, road trips.
9. Volkswagen Campervan
The VW Westfalia campers are conversions of Volkswagen Type 2 cars, that were sold from 1951 to 2003 and were specifically designed for drivers to live in.
As standard, the car has fold-out seat arrangements for sleeping, storage, ice box or cold-box, water storage, electrical hook up and table. For extra privacy they also come along with curtains and some models even have working sinks.
Campers are extremely well-facilitated vehicles that really let you be in control of your holiday.
10 Nissan Qashqai
A few months after the summer holiday is over, you may start to think about that winter holiday you have in mind. That’s where the Nissan Qashqai steps in.
The car has an optional four-wheel drive and is a popular crossover car that is great for hot summer days and long trips but also would be ideal for cold winter nights and potentially hazardous icy roads.
This car is a sort of best of both worlds, practical family car, for the everyday but with off road application and for this and many other reason is why it it has been one of the most highly sold cars in the UK in recent years.