6 Comfy Family SUVs for Europe Trip by Car

August 5th, 2012 | Cars | car, family, suv

2012 Chevy Suburban Family SUV

If you’re traveling to Europe it is likely that you will have a long way to go. That being said, you want to travel not only in style but will want a ride that is comfortable since you will be spending vast amounts of time in a confined space. For your family’s trip to Europe consider some of these top family SUVs for Europe trip by car for luxury, quality, price and comfort.

1. 2012 Chevrolet Suburban
The 2011 Chevrolet Suburban is a nice choice for a family trip to Europe. This SUV has plenty of room for passengers, luggage and even your pets! The inside cab seats up to nine people and has over 45 cubic feet of luggage or cargo space in the third back row so there is no crowding or safety hazards while driving. It gets 21 miles of highway driving to the gallon and 15 miles for city driving.

2. 2012 Honda CR-V
The 2012 Honda CR-V is also another great choice and it won an award for being one of the best family travel cars. Its spacious cabin affords a lot of room to stretch and the SUV itself is super easy to load and unload and includes a roomy cargo area to help you with organizing luggage and valuables.

2012 Honda CR-V SUV

Honda revamped its console which now goes from the back seats to the dashboard and has a full navigation system to help riders find their way. What’s more, this vehicle tested very high in all safety standard testing and it now gets better gas mileage, a huge consideration when traveling long distances.

3. 2012 Subaru Forester
The Subaru Forester is also a nice choice. It performed well on road and safety tests and certainly is roomy for family and cargo that you will be taking with you. Looks can be deceiving with this SUV as it appears smaller on the outside than it really is on the inside. The driving seat is acutely positioned for great vision and all around it offers a comfortable ride for all passengers.

2012 Subaru Forester SUV

4. 2012 Chevrolet Equinox
Chevrolet Equinox takes the cake for passenger room and mobility with relining passenger seats that will make a long haul even more comfortable. The cargo area is very roomy and can be easily organized. This SUV comes with navigation and has all powered steering for long drives. It performed very well in safety tests and equally is impressive with miles to the gallon.

2012 Chevy Equinox SUV

5. 2012 Ford Flex
The Ford Flex is another first class SUV choice for family fun and travel. The model comes with either six or seven seat configurations and the inside has plenty of leg room which is needed for long trips. The doors are very large so loading your luggage is a cinch and the third row folds down for additional space or easier loading.

2012 Ford Flex SUV

The back seats have a duel entertainment system that won’t be in the way of the driver’s visibility and the DVD player is simple enough that young children can operate it without trouble. Having an entertainment system comes in handy when taking long trips and needing to keep the kids occupied. It also received the IIHS top safety rating.

6. 2012 Mazda CX-9
Mazda created their CX-9 specifically for families who needed SUVs that get great gas mileage and affords them room for all the necessities when traveling. Last year and this year’ model is super roomy with lots of cargo space as well as leg room in the 3 row crossover.

2012 Mazda CX 9 SUV

The all wheel drive will take you from pavement to dirt easily and offers a smooth and comfortable ride. The nice interior means you will be riding in style, with plenty of room to stretch your legs. This SUV also ranked very high in safety regulations and tests.

These are only a few of the top scoring SUVs for family trips that are now available. If you are looking for good fuel ratings, safety and room all of these make for fantastic choices for your family’s European vacation.