Kelley Blue Book Rates The Best Road Trip Cars

05.22.09 | FL News Team

The arrival of Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer -- and some start to hear the call of open road. In honor of the occasion "Kelley Blue Book" is offering its picks of the Top Ten Road Trip Cars.

The best ride for a "Driver's Trip" is the Chevy Corvette Z06, which packs 505 horsepower and can reach a top speed of 298 miles per hour. Another great car for those hitting the road on their own is the Porsche Cayman S, which the publication calls "one of the purest driver's cars in the world."

If you need to tow something, you cannot go wrong with the Ford F-150 SuperCrew Cab. Campers will likely appreciate the handling capabilities and versatile interior of the Honda Element, while the Lexus LX 570 is great for a trip into the mountains.  eanwhile, you cannot beat a Ford Mustang Convertible as a good-time party car.  

Another good -- and less expensive -- option for having a fun time with friends is the Mazda3. Folks looking to go the distance can cross the country comfortably with the VW Jetta SportWagen TDI. Those wanting a more family-friendly vehicle will do well with the Honda Odyssey. But for couples wanting an intimate and romantic road experience, you'll want to roll out in a Jaguar XKR Convertible.

"Kelley Blue Book's" Top Ten Road Trip Cars:

Driver's Trip - Chevy Corvette Z06
Solo Flight - Porsche Cayman S
Towing Trip - Ford F-150 SuperCrew Cab
Ski Trip - Lexus LX 570
Camping Trip - Honda Element
Family Outing - Honda Odyssey
Spring Break - Ford Mustang Convertible
New Grad Trip - Mazda Mazda3
Cross Country - VW Jetta SportWagen TDI
Trip For Two - Jaguar XKR Convertible