Top 10 Cars for a Road Trip

Top 10 Cars for a Road Trip

7. Volkswagen Passat TDI

In the world of midsize sedans, the VW Passat is a bit strange. It’s handsome but dull, sophisticated but a little cheap in places. It’s a fine car but it lacks the panache of some competitors and the reliability reputation of others; it’s sort of stuck in the middle.

SEE ALSO: 2013 Volkswagen Passat Review

But two things make this a tremendous long-distance cruiser. One, it’s got a HUGE back seat and two, the car offers a super thrifty diesel engine. When matched to a six-speed manual transmission the TDI model delivers 31 mpg city and up to 43 on the interstate. That’s huge. This car can digest miles like a commercial airliner. Go ahead and reach for the horizon; you can get there in the Passat TDI.

  • Mick

    My turbo RSX

  • corjet

    No SRT Viper ..What a shame a manual gear box and powerful engine in a car that’s so awesome to cruse in it make you take the long way to your destination

  • Rickers

    Yea, your car is so awesome… they discontinued it.

  • Mick

    Actually they sold well. Also some cars liek the RSX were discontinued because they weren’t good or didn’t sell well but for other reasons. With the RSX the new Civic Si in 2006 had the same powerful engine so that was one reason. Also Acura wanted to get out of the sporty 4 banger racer boy car market.

  • bogwey

    Damn shame most of these cars are unattainable for the masses… Why not include a couple reasonable cars in the mix? How about a Miata? I would take a Hardtop Miata over the Mercedes and keep the leftover 80K in my pocket!


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