Best Cars for a Family Summer Road Trip

Families love to take road trips during the summer.

Ever since the asphalt was laid for the interstate system, Americans have enjoyed traversing the unique landscapes of the country. Even today, one of the biggest summer vacation themes revolve around hopping in the car and heading out on the open road, whether you're headed to the beach or a national park.

This is a popular family travel theme, so travel insurance coverage is a great way to protect your travel investment while you are behind the wheel. If you're renting a car for your big getaway, keep your eyes peeled for these makes and models, as they are considered some of the best for road tripping:

Honda Crossover Series: There is both a SUV and sedan in this series, which continually receives stellar safety ratings and is full of room for the little ones. Each model comes with anti-lock brakes, side curtain airbags and utility storage if you and the family decide to do a little camping on your road trip.

Jetta Sportwagen TDI: There is 33 cubic feet of cargo space in this model, which has a sleek German design. It's also one of the most fantastic family cars on the road for fuel efficiency at 42 miles per gallon on the highway. The 2013 version is priced at $26,000, which also makes it an affordable yet edgy choice for hip families.

Madza 6: Only heading out for the weekend and don't need all of that extra cargo room? The Madza 6 is an excellent choice, as it contains bountiful leg room for a sedan and boasts 38 miles per gallon on the highway. The sporty design is also perfect for mountain driving, which requires a lot of tight twists and turns.

Porsche Panamera: Looking to splurge a bit on this family vacation? You can still get loads of admiring stares on the road with a Porsche Panamera, which looks like it could be in a James Bond movie, but it is still practical and roomy enough for kids.

Mini Countryman: For the true outdoorsy family, the Mini Countryman is a big hit. This four-door SUV has all that you need: plenty of cargo space, lots of elbow room, excellent fuel efficiency. The price is also an excellent selling point at $22,100, so your rental fee shouldn't dip too far into your travel budget.

Travelex Insurance Services, an industry leader in family-friendly travel insurance plans can protect you, your family and your trip investment while traveling.