Rent This, Not That: 7 Great Cars for a Weekend Road Trip
It’s time to take a road trip — and rent an even better ride. (Photo: Getty Images)
With summer in full swing, there’s nothing like a quick weekend road trip to relax, recharge, and rejuvenate — especially if you’re doing it in an upgraded ride. Just because your midweek is all about the minivan doesn’t mean you can’t be living the luxe life as road warrior come Friday. Whatever your car preference or price point may be, from stylish to sporty, we’ve got the keys to unlocking a memorable weekend getaway.
Jaguar F-TYPE convertible (Photo: Jaguar)
Instead of: Chevrolet Corvette
Try: Jaguar F-TYPE
Why: A two-seater convertible is the ultimate summer car, and the Corvette is a prime example, but Jaguar’s newest car raises the bar — and it’s guaranteed to turn heads. It won World Car Design of the Year in 2013, but it’s more than just a pretty face and frame. From the moment you hit the keyless pushbutton ignition and hear the guttural growl of the 340 hp three-liter Supercharged V6 engine purr to life, you’ll be hooked. The sleek, sexy sports car goes from 0 to 60 mph in only 5.1 seconds, so just be warned: Onlookers may get whiplash checking you out as you roar off into the sunset.
Where to rent it: Enterprise’s Exotic Collection in the U.S.; Hertz across Europe; Avis in the U.K.
Approximate cost: $250 a day
Audi A5 Cabriolet (Photo: Audi)