1. Lexus LS 600h L
Of course reliability counts and a Toyota product is practically guaranteed to never leave you stranded. But when it comes to road-tripping, nobody wants to rough it in a Corolla. Thankfully the company also builds the Lexus LS. Large and cushy, this Japanese flagship sedan is offered with an extended wheelbase and a hybrid drivetrain. The basis of its powertrain is a gasoline-burning 5.0-liter V8. Augmented by various electronic bits, the whole system delivers a claimed 438 hp, which is good enough for a claimed zero to 60 run of just about 5.5 seconds. Coddling passengers, the LS 600h L features things like a 19-speaker sound system, reclining back seats and advanced engineering that makes it one of the most silent cars on the road today. Not surprisingly it ain’t cheap. Base price including shipping and handling is 121 grand, though that’s still a bargain compared to the Phantom.