Mini Cooper S Clubman: Big enough for your gear, but small enough to have some fun when the way to Wally World gets curvy. A tip of the driving cap to Terry Shea for this one.
Porsche Cayenne Turbo S: Stay comfortable and get there quickly in this turbocharged SUV. When reader Chuck Bailey goes on vacation, he’ll be sure to pack 550 horsepower.
Hyundai Equus: Gerald GeSo Washington suggests this luxury sedan for a comfortable getaway. We definitely would not mind spending some quality time in these leather seats. Our traveling companions in the rear seat won’t be complaining, either.
Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8: We can vouch for this one. A fine way to bring a lot of luggage and pals (two- or four-legged) quickly to the cottage. Or to the drag strip. Thanks, Michael Gillam, for the suggestion.
1973 Volvo 145: This vintage Volvo wagon surely whisked many families to relaxing destinations. Reader Don Hodgdon will take his with a V-8 conversion.
Project Kahn RS500 2011 Land Rover Range Rover: Stylish enough for the city, yet rugged enough for a week of camping. Anwer K. Qureishi describes it best: “capable on and off road to make sure you can go off the grid, if you choose to.”
BMW 535d Touring: For a European vacation, Conor McGarry favors the BMW’s diesel wagon. We think it’d be a good setup for a long haul: roomy, comfortable, sporty, and easy on the wallet at the gas pump.
Audi RS6 Avant: Another good one for a trip across the pond. This RennSport wagon would also be welcome in reader George Phillip Livingston III’s driveway, we’re sure.
Mazda5: Adam Roeger says, “In real life, I just bought my wife a Mazda5, which is actually quite fun to drive.” We second that. It’s actually quite capable in the curves. Sliding side doors are a plus when packing a lot of people and gear, too.
Aston Martin Rapide: Mr. Roeger also has his whimsical side. “In fantasy land, we'd be in an Aston Martin Rapide.” Boy, that V-12 is a nice way to gobble up the miles.