5 Best SUVs for a Summer Adventure
Nothing beats a summer adventure in an SUV! We’ve got the scoop on the five best SUVs for your next vacation, built with comfort and reliability to make sure your travels are carefree and filled with memories.
The Jeep Cherokee was built for on and off-road adventures! This midsize SUV combines modern technology and plenty of space for family and friends. It includes some of the best navigation and the largest standard touchscreen (a whopping 8.4 inches!) in its class (compared to competitors like the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V and Ford Bronco Sport). Adaptive Cruise Control automatically adjusts speed to maintain a preselected distance behind preceding traffic and can come to a complete stop if necessary. Capability, design, safety and security are reasons the Jeep Cherokee should be at the top of your list.
Need lots of room? This SUV is at the top of its class with a third row to provide space for more passengers (up to eight!) as well as ample cargo area and an estimated 25 combined mpg on the road. The Mazda CX-90 offers a variety of powertrain options: a 3.3-liter Inline 6 Turbo engine that comes in a gas powered version and as a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV). It also has a Driver Personalization System that recognizes the primary driver and adjusts settings accordingly for a truly curated experience.
The 4Runner has a reputation for being made for adventure and rightly so. For 40 years, drivers have relied on this vehicle to perform on and off the road. Traveling through tougher terrain? Meet Crawl Control. This advanced system automatically modulates the throttle and brakes on five low-speed settings so you can keep your focus on navigating across difficult landscape. And you can use the Multi-Terrain Monitor to show you all around the vehicle from the touchscreen. But, it’s also packed with safety features. The 4Runner comes standard with the Star Safety System, a suite of six safety features designed to help keep you out of harm’s way. It includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Brake Assist (BA), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Smart Stop Technology (SST). What’s more, there is even an Upgrade Package that includes terrain wheels, a roof rack and a navigation system.
Camping? This might be your go-to vehicle! The Chevy Suburban is ideal for this reason because of the space created when you remove the rear seats and fold down the middle section of seats. It creates a flat and quite lengthy platform for sleeping as well as toting around all of the gear that goes along with your camping trip.
Whether you’re hopping around town or getting out of it, this vehicle is a winner in adventure. Want a smooth ride? A TRD-tuned suspension with enhanced rebound control and red coil springs with revised spring rates mean better ride quality. Who wouldn’t love that? A multi-link rear suspension helps enhance handling and control, and three unique drive modes let you match your mood. Sport Mode provides sharper acceleration, Eco Mode helps maximize fuel efficiency, and Normal Mode blends fuel economy with performance. The Toyota Safety Sense feature is an added bonus that makes the trip all the more reassuring.
Planning a new adventure this summer? Check out our road trip playlist that will make your drive even more enjoyable. Our list includes all types of vehicles to get you going, and not just SUVs! Just find your vehicle style and the corresponding playlist and go. Here’s to a fantastic summer!