9 great road-trip cars

If you're thinking of hitting the road this summer, here are some of the best cars to take.

Ford Mustang
Price: $27,310
Fuel economy: 19 City / 29 HWY

Sure, the backseats might be a little snug but what if you don't really need back seats? It's hard to imagine a better car to take out on the open road than a Mustang V6 convertible, a car that's fuel efficient, fun and very, very cool.

As we head into the warmer months and the kids are out of school it's time to think "road trip." Here are some picks for great cars and SUVs to take you on the journey. With these cars, the emphasis is on fuel economy, interior comfort and sublime highway cruising.

By Peter Valdes-Dapena @PeterDrives - Last updated June 05 2012: 9:03 AM ET
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