How to choose a comfortable car for a long journey
When it comes to facing a long journey, whether to reach a particularly distant destination or for a holiday on the road, it is important to choose the best possible car that combines comfort, safety and - possibly - savings. But what are the most suitable cars for long journeys?
Let's start with safety: all rental agencies subject their fleet to continuous checks, plus the cars are replaced periodically, so you will never find yourself driving an old car. Renting a car for a long journey is also a smart move because of the security of a new and well-maintained car. But which are the most suitable models for a long journey?
MPVs and Minivans with 5, 7 or 9 seats
MPVs and minivans are cars characterized by a high longitudinal and vertical space of the passenger compartment. They are perfect for large groups and families and are probably the most suitable machines for taking on long journeys. The best-known minivans are those with 7 and 9 seats, which can be driven with a B license. But there are also 5-seater MPVs, perfect for the families.
The 7/9 seater minivan models available to agencies are always of the latest generation. You can find the one that suits you best through the dedicated gocarhire.co.uk engine. The models most used by agencies for the seven seats are: !!! Citroen C4 Picasso, Opel Zafira DTI, Ford Galaxy, Kia Sedona, Peugeot 5008 DTI, Renault Scenic and Volkswagen Touran. While the 9 seats are: Opel Vivaro, Mercedes Vito Traveliner Automatic, Renault Traffic and Fiat Scudo.
They are cars specifically built for long journeys and combine the best technology in the field of safety with better visibility on the road, thanks to the high positioning of the seats, a considerable advantage.
If what you need is a large trunk, but with reduced costs, a Station Wagon is the best choice. They are vehicles that combine large spaces with lower consumption compared to other cars in the segment of compact cars. They also often have lower rental costs than cars with smaller spaces but raised bodies (such as SUVs and crossovers).
Thanks to the raised driving position compared to "normal" cars - which gives better visibility - and the massive design that conveys safety, SUVs are increasingly sought after not only by those looking for adventure, but also by families who need combining safety and comfort. In fact, these cars combine the safety offered by a very resistant body with the elegance of a refined and exclusive design. A SUV is perfect for long journeys, but also for getting around the city, because appearance is important too.