Adventure traveling is a great way to bring the family together. When it is time to hit the road for the ultimate adventure, it pays to have a vehicle that will help to make the family expedition to adventure one to remember. To that end, we have compiled a list of five of the ideal vehicles to consider when deciding on a land-cruising vessel that will make your family adventure a dream.
Think about this amazing adventure van from Mercedes as the grown-up version of a VW bus. When we say grown-up, we mean that people taller than six feet can actually stand up inside of this baby. What a pure delight that makes this for bigger members of the family. It offers 543 feet of space inside, which is more spacious than some city dwellers’ apartments. It has a lot of maneuverability for such a big van, and it can be outfitted with four-wheel drive to make off-roading adventures possible.
Land Rover Discovery Sport
There is a reason that Land Rover has long been one of the premier names in adventure vehicle manufacturing. They specialize in excellence in every facet of their operation from the design room to the showroom floor. The Discovery Sport makes a fine choice for families who want to experience the Land Rover excellence at an entry-level price. The great thing about Land Rover is that they still offer all the great Land Rover off-roading capability even at the entry-level. This means that families can pile in the Discovery Sport with its 60 cubic feet of storage. It has more than 8 inches of ground clearance and can ford rivers just under two feet in depth with its 23.6-inch wading depth.
The Outback has many admirable qualities that help make it a wise choice for adventure travelling families. One of the prime reasons that all Subaru vehicles are good adventure selections is because of their patented AWD system. This is a car that forgives off-road driving mistakes with its constant application of power to all four wheels. The Outback wagon is also quite spacious, which is always a plus for family trips. The Outback has the added advantage of being a car that can handle adventure travel, which means that it gets better gas mileage than the mostly heavier adventure vehicles like SUVs, trucks and vans that make up the cream of the crop for adventure traveling.
This is another fine choice for family adventures with its innovative pop-up truck bed. The top of this truck camper fully expands in less than a minute with just a simple flick of a switch. The shell is highly durable, constructed from an incredible fiberglass reinforced carbon fiber that that makes it completely seamless. The shell makes this camper much warmer than traditional designs as well quite a bit quieter during the rough off-road driving that often accompanies family adventures. It also greatly improves the gas mileage for the XP Camper.
For families who want to hit the backcountry with a full-fledged RV, the Countryside is a fine choice. Often referred to as “the sports car of motor homes,” the Chinook was actually out of production after the original company went out of business in 2005. It has just recently been relaunched to fulfill a needed niche for off-roading RV excellence. This is a full luxury RV that will handle a ton of punishment during off-road journeys.
The thrill and bonding that occurs during family adventures is the stuff that lifetime memories are made of. These five vehicles are all fine choices for families of all kinds. Whether you need an entry-level SUV, truck camper or fully-loaded RV, there is a wide range of ways to experience an adventure-filled road trip with your family.
Brooke Chaplan is a freelance writer and blogger. She lives and works out of her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She loves the outdoors and spends most her time hiking, biking and gardening. For help finding the perfect car with the right outdoor features for your family check out a Findlay Subaru dealer. You can contact Brooke via Twitter @BrookeChaplan