Summer is on the way. Bringing thoughts of laid back vacations and epic road trips. Whether you’re traveling solo or as a family unit, one of the best road trip cars to consider is the Toyota CH-R.
Bae and I test drove the Toyota CH-R during a road trip from Atlanta, GA to sunny Myrtle Beach, SC. With above-average gas mileage, star safety standards, and the type of reliability that Toyota owners have come to love, the Toyota CH-R is definitely one of the best road trip cars we’ve ever driven.
If you’ve ever endured a long road trip cramped into a small car you’ll appreciate the CH-R’s spacious interior.
At first glance, I wondered if the car was going to be too small for two adults. One of whom is over 6’5 ft. However, space wasn’t a problem for us at all!
The CH-R’s rear hatch opens to reveal a large cargo space with 60/40 split seats. Let me tell you. This trunk space fit a full sized beach umbrella, two beach chairs, two carry-on luggage bags, groceries and a bunch of other miscellaneous items. Bonus, we both had legroom to spare.
The backseat is also spacious enough to provide additional passengers with
with plenty of room to stretch out and get comfortable. The last thing anyone needs on a road trip is folks in the back screaming from leg cramps.
Nothing ruins a great road trip quicker than needing to stop for gas every time you turn on the ignition. Thankfully, the CH-R’s extremely fuel efficient with an estimated 27/31 city/highway driving mpg.
Powered by a 2.0 liter, 4 cylinder engine, the CH-R delivers dynamic sports performance and excellent fuel economy to keep you on the road exploring vs. parked up and watching Netflix in your hotel room.
We only had to fill our gas tank approximately three times round trip!
Long distance driving is super enjoyable. But also increases your chances of encountering people who must have bought their driver’s license from some sketchy guy on Craigslist.
That’s where the CH-R’s Star Safety System really comes in handy. These advanced safety features include Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Smart Stop Technology.
Another feature we appreciated was the Blind Spot Monitor. During long road trips, it’s easy to slip into cruise control mode and miss sudden movements. These alerts really helped us stay focused and aware of our surroundings.
Whether you’re looking for the best road trip cars or on the market for a new car definitely book a test drive at your local Toyota dealership to experience the CH-R for yourself.