Fill that Big Gulp and hit the highway with our 10 favorite road-trip cars

For the automotive community, there is no time more celebratory than summer. Sports cars come out of hibernation, racing events are in full swing, and if you live in the right area, you can finally put the top down. The livin’ is also easy, so we hear.

Summer is also peak road trip season, and provided you have the right car and the right group of friends, it can be one of the most enjoyable experiences on four wheels. We can’t help much with the friends part, but if you’re looking for something that can carry you across the country in style, look no further.

We’re mostly focusing on new vehicles this time out, but for a few “legacy” options, check out the trio of classics at the end of our list. And as always, buckle up.