Trucks & SUVs

Best SUVs to Road Trip for Social Distancing

Amongst all of the chaos and stay-at-home orders, people have found themselves in a new state of mind. In the state of Florida at least, residents can leave their homes for any number of essential activities, including activities such as hiking, camping, fishing and going for a drive. While many people are going stir-crazy stuck in their homes, others have taken thee opportunities to spend more time in nature, and more time with their families.

While you may not want to make a wild cross-country road trip among all of the pandemic scare zones, getting out and about while social distancing and avoiding populated areas don’t seem like a bad idea. With many kids out of school for the semester, it’s also a great opportunity to give their kids some hands-on learning experience. As fun as that sounds, even a short few hour road trip can seem daunting, but these SUVs are the best options whether you are driving across the country or just a few hours across your home state.

Honda CR-V

Any year of the Honda CR-V can be described as affordable and reliable and has a lot of great features and options that make it a good choice for any road trip. From the base model to higher ends you can find safety upgrades and luxuries to keep you confident on the road and your family entertained. The CR-V can come equipped with road-trip necessary safety features like a multi-angle rearview camera, blind-spot monitoring system, and cross-traffic monitoring.

2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid
2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid | Honda

Chevrolet Tahoe

The Chevy Tahoe walks the line of luxury and utility and is known for its good ol’ Chevy reliability. The third-row seating of the Tahoe makes it great for big families, traveling with your dog or just giving your backseat passengers a little added space to spread out on the journey. Whether you are looking into buying a new or used Tahoe, you probably won’t find yourself regretting the decision. Owners boast about the car’s optional packages, such as the entertainment package that makes it ideal for keeping backseat passengers entertained on long journeys, and the availability of new models to get 4G LTE wi-fi to keep you connected on the go.

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Mazda CX-9

The Mazda CX-9 is a great borderline-luxury SUV with enough room and amenities to make a road trip that much more pleasant. The CX-9 is an overall great family vehicle that caters to the needs of rear-seat passengers just as much as it provides safety features and cool tech for the driver. Adaptive cruise control means long journeys seem like that much less of a trek. While it may not have the third-row seating of the Chevy Tahoe, the backseat is spacious and allows for plenty of distance to stretch out and get comfortable to be in the same place for a few hours.

2020 Mazda CX-9 side
2020 Mazda CX-9 side | Mazda

When it comes to social distancing, we all have a responsibility to do our part, but that doesn’t mean we have to end up going stir-crazy in our homes just to keep ourselves and the people around us safe. Whether you are looking to take a short trip to a local nature trail or spend a few hours just for the sake of getting out of the house, a comfortable, family-friendly SUV is just what you are looking for.