Most of us dream of driving off on an epic road trip at the wheel of a brand-new car. But the beauty of the road trip concept is that a new car, while desirable, is certainly not a requirement. Given the right circumstances and company, you can have a memorable road trip in practically any car that will get out of its own way.
With that in mind, used cars, which are typically less expensive to purchase than new cars, are especially good choices when it comes to planning your next road trip. After all, if you spend less on the vehicle, that means you’ll have more to spend on fun, food, and frivolity, all of which will make your road trip that much better. Of course, you don’t want your road trip car to break down on you, so in putting together our list of the 10 best used cars for road trips, we have gravitated to cars that are about four or five years old — old enough to be inexpensive, new enough to avoid major repairs.