9 great road-trip cars
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Fuel economy: 19 City / 31 Hwy
Sure, the backseats might be a little snug but what if you don't really need back seats? It's hard to imagine a better car to take out on the open road than a Mustang V6 convertible, a car that's fuel efficient, fun and very, very cool.
As we head into the warmer months and the kids are out of school it's time to think "road trip." Here are some picks for great cars and SUVs to take you on the journey. With these cars, the emphasis is on fuel economy, interior comfort and sublime highway cruising.
Fuel economy: 26 City / 35 Hwy
Not everyone needs tons of space, just enough to do the job. For those folks, I picked the Fiat 500 last year, -- it's actually plenty roomy up front -- but I think the Chevy Sonic makes an even better choice.
On the street, the Sonic is quick and fun to drive. On the highway, it's comfortable, quiet and easy going while still feeling very much under control. It also has ample storage space in back. (You can get it with a trunk, but Ihe hatch just looks so much better.)