If the annual family beach trip isn’t in the budget this summer, you might consider starting a new tradition: take everyone camping! Camping can be a fun and fairly inexpensive way to get away from the norm and explore the great outdoors.
Whether you’re planning to sleep in a tent, pull a small camper or trailer, or sleep in your car, there are some great vehicles that can make your trip even more enjoyable. Here are our top 5 picks:
5) Chevy Suburban
It may be about the same size as a boat, but the Chevy Suburban can haul between 6,000 and 6,300 lbs and has up to 122 cubic feet of cargo space. You can also pack up to 9 people inside which makes it an excellent choice for large families.
4) Nissan Xterra
If you’re a “no frills” type of person, this may be your vehicle. The Nissan Xterra is a rugged, no-nonsense vehicle that can take on rough terrain without a problem. It has up to 65.7 cubic feet of cargo space and has a 5,000 lb towing capacity.
3) Ford Expedition
While the Ford Expedition may not be as popular as it once was, it is very roomy and can sit up to 8 people comfortably, making it a great option for camping. It has a maximum cargo space of 108 cubic feet and can tow up to 6,600 lbs.
2) Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited is practically the poster camping vehicle for avid campers and outdoorsmen. It has great off-road capabilities, so if you’re looking to camp in a more remote area, this vehicle will get you there. The four-door option makes this Jeep roomier and also gives you more cargo space, with up to 82 cubic feet possible.
1) Jeep Grand Cherokee
The Jeep Grand Cherokee is our #1 pick for camping because of its ability to go off-road, its generous cargo space, and ability to fit up to 5 people comfortably inside. It can tow up to 7,400 lbs and has three different 4-wheel drive systems to choose from. So, load you, your friends or family members, and all of your gear in this vehicle, and you’ve got the ultimate ride for a wile weekend in the wilderness!
Whether you’re looking for a great travel vehicle or one to get you back and forth to work, let the friendly team at Bryant Motors help you find your next new or pre-owned vehicle.
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