The Cars Best Suited to Highway Driving

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Highways and motorways are a different beast to normal, everyday roads. They are more demanding. They are statistically more dangerous. They are longer. They are busier. Basically, they are tougher to drive upon than most roads. And because they are tougher to drive upon, a tough car is needed to drive upon them in. Below you can find just a few of the most tough, fun and relatively cost effective cars to drive on the highway today.

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Acura RLX

Generally, you only use the highway when you are going on a long journey, right? And on these long journeys you are accompanied by others, right? And, more often than not, these ‘others’ are your significant other half and your children, right? Well, if that’s right then you can probably attest to the fact that one of the worst things about a long car journey is the moaning your children do when they’re bored. ‘Are we there yet?’ Can we play a game? I’m too cold. I’m too hot,’ are just some of the things that you likely hear from your back seat upon such a journey. But, that’s where a car such as the Acura RLX can help. The RLX comes with a host of entertainment options that will keep the little ones, and even your other half, quiet for the whole journey no matter how long it is.

What’s more, the 3.5 litre V6 engine, and the 310 horsepower that is brings with it, that is fitted to the RLX means that the drive is always smooth and breezy. This means that when the kids finally do drop off to sleep, you don’t have to worry about waking them with jumpy and bumpy driving. $48,450 is the starting price for the Acura RLX.

Audi A6

If travelling with a lot of other people is what you do when you use the highway or motorway, then the Audi A6 may just be the car for you. This is a car that comes with a massive 14 cubic feet’s worth of cargo capacity, meaning you and those you travel with never have to travel light. And, regarding those you travel with — they never have to travel uncomfortably either if the A6 is your car of choice. The seating and interior has been described by many as ‘comfortably spacious’, meaning everybody and everything you travel with will be transported from A to B as if they were V.I.Ps. Just make sure that those who carpool with you pay you for gas expenses!

In regards to its driving capabilities, the A6 is very well suited to the demands of highway driving because of the fact that it reaches 33 miles per gallon used. What’s more, it has a 22 horsepower capability, meaning fast travel is what it both loves and relishes. Pricing starts at $44,800 for the Audi A6.

Buick LaCrosse

If a legitimately ‘tough’ car is what you want for its driving capabilities, rather than one that provides comfort and entertainment for your passengers, then the Buick LaCrosse should be on your wish list. This a strong car that has the ability to eat up mile upon mile, city upon city and even state upon state without suffering too badly with issue regarding wear and tear. It is a car that, with the combination of a 303 horsepower and 264 ft-lbs worth of torque, has the ability to drive upon the highway like it is a normal road. In fact, it has the ability to not only drive upon the highway, but command it. If all of this is enticing you to look into purchasing a Buick LaCrosse, then you can find prices starting at a relatively cheap $33,535

Chrysler 300

Highway driving demands a lot from cars. To be able to reach these demands, a car must be solid; and there is no more solid a car model out today than the Chrysler 300. It is solid in the way it looks. It is solid in the way it drives (on account of its massive 5.7 litre V8 engine). And it is solid in the way it consumed regular gas (saving you money when it comes to fuel expenses). All in all, the 300 is a car that is solid enough to face the task of extensive highway driving, on any highway, at any time. $30,995 is the starting price, making it the cheapest on this list.

Highway and motorway driving is dangerous, there are no two ways about it. What with the amount of vehicles using the highway at any given time, plus the speed they are driving at, accidents are always waiting to happen. And, when you consider the size of the vehicles using highways regularly, such as trucks, the danger levels rise even further. So, if you don’t want to have to get in touch with a trucking accident lawyer, such as McNeely Stephenson, after being in a collision with one then it is suggested that you get something to protect you on the highway. And the car’s above are just about as good a safety feature as anything else when it comes to doing just that and highway driving in general.

Make sure to take heed of the advice above when you come to purchasing your next motor if highway driving is something that you do regularly. If you do, you might just save a life — and this could very well be your own life.

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