2010_subaru_outback_4-1 Editors Pair 10 Road Trip-Worthy Summer Events with Best New Vehicles for the Journey

The 2010 Top 10 Road Trip Cars today were named by the expert editors from Kelley Blue Book, the leading provider of new car and used car information. In a new twist on an annual list has published since 2004, this year the editors chose 10 road trip-worthy summer events — from the Iowa State Fair to the Sasquatch! Music Festival – and then picked the most fitting new cars for those journeys.

Just in time for the kick-off of the traditional summer driving season, now car shoppers can find something new to do and simultaneously get to know some of the more noteworthy 2010 model-year vehicles available on dealership lots with the 2010 Top 10 Road Trip Cars gallery on

Spanning North America from East to West and the entire summer from Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day Weekend, the range of events chosen by the editors varies just as much as the corresponding vehicle choices on the list of 2010 Top 10 Road Trip Cars. In chronological order, the editors describe each road trip destination and explain the corresponding vehicle chosen as best for the trip. Some of the destinations include Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb, Boston Harborfest, Elvis Week in Memphis, Comic-Con in San Diego and more. In addition to choosing the fun events and corresponding interesting rides, the editors kept key road trip criteria in mind when choosing each Top 10 Road Trip Car — things like a comfortable cabin, good fuel economy, utter reliability and superior over-the-road driving dynamics.

“We decided to kick it up a notch this year with our annual Top 10 Road Trip Cars list, identifying many of the most interesting summer festivals, events and gatherings from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and then brainstorming the best car for each trip,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book’s “Since our editorial staff has collectively driven nearly every vehicle available on the U.S. market, we had fun narrowing down the choices and deciding which ride best corresponded to each destination. The resulting list is comprehensive in its variety and appeal, offering 10 great choices for motorists of various generations and interests who want to hit the open road this summer.”

Click here to see what cars and what summer destinations made the list!

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