What is the key to a successful trip? Someone believes that this is a great mood and a good company of friends. Of course, this is one of the most important components of a successful trip, but also an important aspect is a convenient way to move. Therefore, it’s not a secret that now many tourists choose a car for this purpose. But what if there’s no possibility to use your personal car in the desired travel destination?
The modern world offers many convenient services, and car rental is one of them. You have the opportunity to travel by vehicle almost anywhere in the world. For example, if you are going to Ontario, Canada, then you won’t find a better solution for easy getting than Enterprise car rental in Cobourg.
Unfortunately, today it’s very easy to get lost in a variety of cars. In order to make your choice fast and your journey – comfortable, here’re some cars that are perfect for road trips…
At first glance it may seem that the Mercedes EQC is similar to GLC Class, but with batteries instead of internal combustion engines. Indeed, they have the same platform with double-lever suspension in front and multi-link one on the rear axle. However, the design of the body and the interior of the novelty are completely original.
The Mercedes EQC is significantly longer than the GLC, while its height and width are about the same. Despite the electric “heart” of the model, the grille really hides the radiator. The trunk can accommodate up to 500 liters of belongings. Under the hood there’s is a control electronics unit mounted on a tubular frame.
The appearance and filling is not the major thing in Mercedes EQC. More important is the distance that a car travels on a single charge – 450 km. This impressive value is made possible by:
- battery with a capacity of 80 kWh;
- low maximum speed of 180 km/h;
- relatively small mass – 2,425 kg.
The car needs 40 minutes to charge the battery up to 80%.
Continuing the theme of electric cars we should note Audi E-Tron. This is a seriously redesigned Q7 crossover that has received an updated look, interior and, of course, technical characteristics.
Particular attention is paid to the design – it’s bright, stylish and memorable. Also, there are branded grates for air intake, albeit without obvious need. In the car, almost everything is controlled by electronics. Physical controls are minimized. The car is driven by two electric motors – their total power reaches 360 hps. If you turn on a special mode, then it will increase to 408 hps, but only by eight seconds. The maximum speed is 200 km/h, and the maximum mileage per full charge is 400 km.
Among the best modern compact crossovers, Volkswagen T-Cross occupies a special place. In the basic version, the manufacturer introduced a manual gearbox and engine with 90 hps. The flagship is equipped with a motor providing 125 hps, working together with a 7-speed robotic gearbox.
The standard configuration includes:
- power windows with electric;
- steering wheel adjustment in two planes;
- folding rear seat and central locking;
- on-board computer and ABS;
- driver’s seat height adjustment;
- two frontal airbags.
Also, air conditioning, high-quality audio system, heated mirrors and seats, as well as other options are at driver’s disposal. Fuel consumption with a 90-hps engine will be approximately 5.6 liters per 100 km. With this engine, Volkswagen T-Cross can accelerate to 177 km/h.
Toyota designers have prepared the front of the car with strict optics and bumper, referring to the latest generation of Toyota Camry. The rear part of the sedan has received more changes in comparison with previous models, but the similarity with the Camry is also obvious.
The most fuel-efficient engine of the model is 1.6-Liter petrol power unit. Cars are usually equipped with an automatic six-speed transmission. According to the manufacturers, fuel consumption is about 6.1 liters in mixed mode. Safety is also at the highest level:
- 8 airbags and active cruise control;
- lane keeping assistant;
- parking assistant;
- emergency braking and active optics;
- collision avoidance system.
The exact list will depend on the vehicle equipment.
BMW 3 Series
BMW 3 Series surprises with an intelligent all-wheel drive system. It guarantees reliable grip in any weather and on any road surface. The driver chooses the appearance and interior of the car himself – BMW 3 is presented in three versions.
In comparison with the previous model, the third series became longer (85 mm) and wider (16 mm). The wheelbase also increased by 41 mm. In the body of the G20, this model comes with five engine variations: four of them are two-liter (184, 258, 150 and 190 hps) and one three-liter V6 engine with 265 hps.
Also, the car can be additionally equipped with a glass roof, 3-zone climate control and sound insulation of the side windows.