On average, we spend hundreds of hours each year inside a car: whether for a daily commute or long distance trip. Hence, one of the most important qualities we look for in a car is the comfort. There is nothing more annoying than back pain after a long day in a driver’s seat or even passenger’s for that matter.
And here we are, in the midst of summer, at the peak of the season devoted to planning family vacations and road trips. While you’ve been plotting your journey, we’ve selected a few of the most comfortable yet affordable cars for long trips.
The Most Comfortable Cars for Long Distance Travel
2015 Nissan Altima
Four-door Nissan Altima sedan, which can easily accommodate up to 5 people, is well known for its zero gravity seats that are specifically created to make you feel as comfortable as it gets. According to Nissan Motor Company, there is a lot of science behind the “zero gravity” seats. “They’re inspired by the weightlessness of space. In a weightless environment, the human body assumes a neutral spinal posture—a natural position where the least amount of stress is placed on our bones and joints, so we’re less likely to become tired.”
With a base price of around $23,000, this car will surely make you feel like you are already home as soon as you get into the driver’s seat.
2016 Toyota Camry
If you are looking for a car with the qualities of a luxury vehicle but at a reasonable price (around $24,000 on average), 2016 Toyota Camry is your answer. This comfortable car with spacious interior will offer you and your family the comfort you need for a long distance travel or just for your daily commute.
2015 Volkswagen Passat
I don’t think this list can be complete without a Volkswagen. Although you can hear road and wind noise while driving a 2015 Volkswagen Passat, it doesn’t make this vehicle any less desirable. The car offers a spacious interior with a huge rear seat, which makes it a perfect “family sedan”. The Passat has also earned excellent safety scores. If you don’t mind a bit of wind and road noise while driving, this mid-size sedan is the perfect choice for you. There is a reason why Volkswagen Passat has been included in the top 10 best-selling cars of all time.
2015 Hyundai Elantra Limited
Featuring heated seats and the Blue Link vehicle system, 2015 Hyundai Elantra Limited starts “screaming” comfort the instant you get inside the car. This limited edition Hyundai also features dual automatic climate control that allows you to create your own microclimate for comfortable travel conditions. The Elantra is another reason why you should believe that luxury can be affordable. If you don’t mind driving a used car, you can buy your Hyundai Elantra for as low as $9,998.
2015 Dodge Dart Limited
Priced between $16,495 to $23,795, the 2015 Dodge Dart Limited is another comfortable, yet affordable vehicle. Just like the 2015 Hyundai Elantra Limited, it offers dual automatic climate control. If you are also looking for a fuel efficient car, Dodge Dart is just the one. The car’s fuel economy is estimated at 23-mpg in the city and 35-mpg on the highway. If you are trying to make your driving more fuel efficient and save money at the gas pump, the 2015 Dodge Dart Limited might be just the car for you.
These are our five picks for the most comfortable sedans for long distance travel. I am quite sure there are many cars out there that also qualify as great options for purchasing comfort and luxury without breaking the bank. Have any suggestions? Let us know in the comments below!