Comfy Cruisers: Best Road Trip Cars

Some of our lives require a lot of time in the car. Visiting relatives, long distance relationships, driving around for work… whatever the case, the hours cushioned fabric squishing our cushioned asses really start to add up. When you’re driving 15 hours of interstate the last thing you need is a plastic seat with the suspension of a wooden roller coaster. You need something smooth and silky. Something that reminds you of being in your recliner back home so you can pass out with your mouth open and careen into oncoming traffic.

Seriously though, if your looking for a road trip car, you need something that will absorb road and not fight you to drive it.

Well, that’s an easy answer! Just get a Bentley or a Rolls!

**** off, guy. We’re talking about cruisers you can actually afford. And if you CAN afford a Bentley or a Rolls, what the hell are you doing reading this blog?

Alright enough bullshit. Here we go.

5. Nissan Maxima

There is a lot to love about the Nissan Maxima. It’s roomy, it’s comfy, it’s got a 300hp engine. I know what you’re thinking; “Why wouldn’t you just go with the Infiniti M37 or Q70?” Well, that’s a fair question because afterall, Infiniti is Nissan’s “luxury” line. But to be honest, the interior of the Nissan is just as good. Both come standard with sunroofs, leather upholstery, and power seats. Both have a fantastic entertainment system and premium sound system.

The difference is, the Maxima starts around $35,000. The Infiniti starts around $49,000. To me the choice is obvious: Maxima

4. Buick Verano

Yes, when we think of Buick we think boring old man who needs his walking stick to get out of the car. (A walking stick with a mosquito fossilized in amber?) No.

But anyway, this car contains all the features you look for in a luxury car. Soft suspension, cruise control, auto A/C… you know all that old man shit. But isn’t that what you want when you’re in the car for hours on end? And, the interior is actually pretty nice and Buick has worked pretty hard to improve the exterior styling of their cars.

The best part, it starts around $23,000.

3. Volkswagen Touareg

The nice thing about having a “luxury” SUV is that you get the extra space for all your girlfriend’s suitcases. I use the term “luxury” because VW isn’t really a company portraying itself as a luxury car. But the VW Touareg has come a long way since it was first introduced and is actually built on the same chassis as the Porsche Cayenne (right, because VW owns Porsche).

Anyway, although it’s built on the same chassis as the Porsche, it has been tweaked to be a more comfortable for long cruises rather than lap times. The interior is also pretty lavish.

2. Mercedes-Benz S550

Well, the price tag goes a little bit here. But so does the comfort level. The Merc’s suspension is one of the most comfortable you will find on the market today. Afterall, Mercedes caters to people whose bones are crumbling right?

But you also get some power with a 380hp engine. So you won’t be late for your mother’s chicken pot pie you fat bastard! Sorry.

However, be ready to shell out some cash for this sucker. The 2015 models are going for about $120,000. That’s a lot of cheese… You can however pickup a model a few years older, say a 2011 or 2012 with low mileage for about $50-60k. Still a lot, but a huge discount.

1. Audi A6

This really is a beauty of a car. Audi has consistently churned out interiors that are top of the line and this one takes it to the next level with tons of tech toys and incredible sound and entertainment at your fingertips. It come standard with a 2.0 turbocharged engine or an optional 3.0 with an 8 speed automatic. Dropping yourself into this car is about the next best thing to putting your bed in the back of a truck and sleeping the whole way.