Great Road Trip Cars For Any Size Family

July 31st, 2017 by

Road Trip Ready Vehicles

Great Road Trip Cars

So you’re ready to plan a road trip for yourself, your significant other, or your whole family.  We’ve picked our 3 favorite vehicles so that you can hit the open road comfortably.  We’ve considered space, comfort, features, and drivability that will make even the longest road trip fly by.

Honda Civic Hatchback2017 Honda Civic Hatchback trims

The Honda Civic Hatchback might not be the most practical road trip car for a large family, but if you’re riding solo it’s a lot of fun to drive thanks to its turbocharged engine that produces 174 horsepower*.  Available in 6-Speed Manual Transmission (LX and Sport trims) and CVT in all 5 trim levels.  The Civic Hatchback boasts an impressive 31 city/40 highway/34 Combined MPG* (LX, EX, EX-LNavi).  With less stops at the gas station, you’ll get to where you’re going quicker although we recommend taking frequent stops even if it’s just to stretch your legs.

The interior was designed to put everything in reach of the driver – from the intuitive steering wheel-mounted controls to the reconfigurable center storage console where you can fit a few snacks for the road.  Easily answer calls, change songs and turn up the volume, all without taking your eyes off the road.  The Wireless Charging Mat provides a hassle-free charging zone that’s easy to access and use.  Nothing’s worse than tangled wires and an uncharged phone when driving alone.

The Civic Hatchback offers enough versatility with an enormous hatch opening and 60/40 Split Fold-Down rear seats.  With just you and 25.7 cu. ft. of cargo space in the car, you’ll have plenty of room to pick up a souvenir or two along the way.  And don’t worry, the built-in Reversible Side-Pull Cargo Cover makes it quick and easy to conceal your belongings.  *Don’t forget to pack a first-aid kit and a car blanket in case of an emergency.

Civic Hatchback is built for fun but it still offers the safety you expect from a Honda.  So fill up the tank and put your foot to the pedal, the open road is waiting!


Honda HR-V2017 Honda HR-V trims

The Honda HR-V is a sleekly styled crossover that offers exceptional versatility, advanced connectivity, excellent fuel efficiency and fun-to-drive performance-perfect for a couple’s road trip.  The Honda HR-V Crossover is available in LX, EX, and EX-L Navi trim levels with an available AWD system.  A 34-mpg highway* rating makes the HR-V one of the most efficient crossovers on the road, saving you money at the gas pump which means more money for snacks!

The HR-V pack a lot of passenger and cargo space into a small package.  No need to fight over excess packing, with the multiple configurations available, including 60/40 Split 2-Row Magic Seat functionality, you’ll have plenty of room for more than just the essentials.

The steering wheel-mounted controls let you change the music or take a call, all while keeping your hands on the wheel.  Just be mindful of your companion and take turns choosing tunes.  Keep your electronics fully charged with an available HDMI and two USB Audio Interface ports, plus a 12-volt power outlet conveniently located underneath the instrument panel.  Nothings worse than a dead phone battery so don’t forget to keep your phone chargers handy!

Sometimes, the best part of any road trip is the view off the beaten path.  Take turns driving, enjoy the scenery, but most importantly revel in each other’s company.

Honda Pilot 2017 Honda Pilot

The Honda Pilot was designed for long, beautiful drives with the family.  Packed with easy-to-love technology, the days of hearing “Are we there yet?” are long gone.  Keep the driver and all of your passengers happy with features such as the Push Button Start, an 8-inch Display Audio Touch-Screen interface and Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control.

The Pilot can seat up to eight and still have room for an 82-quart cooler behind the third row seat.  With up to 109 cu.-ft. of interior cargo volume and 60/40 split 2nd– and 3rd– row seats make room for people or cargo or both.  Add a Trailer Hitch accessory and you’ll practically have a house on wheels, no matter what adventure comes your way.

Every Pilot comes equipped with a Multi-Angle Rearview Camera, giving you a better view of what’s behind you, especially important when you’re carrying your most precious cargo.

Every Pilot is powered by a powerful yet surprising efficient EarthDreams direct-injected 3.5-liter 280-hp V-6 engine.  Earning the Pilot an impressive 26-mpg highway rating*.  This is especially extraordinary for a larger SUV.  With a car full of passengers, you’ll thank us later when you don’t have to stop for gas as often as you’d expect!


Road tripping is a great way to get out and explore where you haven’t before.  Not just for families or duos, road trips can be especially liberating for the solo explorer.  Start your next road trip adventure here at Silko Honda located conveniently on Rt 44 in Raychem.

*Civic Hatchback:  29 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX and Sport with 6-speed manual transmission. 31 city/40 highway/34 combined mpg rating for LX, EX and EX-L Navi with CVT Automatic models. 30 city/36 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport and Sport Touring CVT Automatic models. Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
HR-V:  25 city/33 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2WD 6-speed manual transmission models. 28 city/34 highway/31 combined mpg rating for 2WD CVT models. 27 city/31 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD CVT models. Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
Pilot:  19 city/27 highway/22 combined mpg rating for 2WD 6-speed automatic models. 18 city/26 highway/21 combined mpg rating for AWD 6-speed automatic models. 20 city/27 highway/23 combined mpg rating for 2WD 9-speed automatic models. 19 city/26 highway/22 combined mpg rating for AWD 9-speed automatic models. Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.