Summer Travel Plans, Road Trips on the Rise: Kelley Blue Book Offers Road Trip Tips, Vehicle Recommendations

May 26, 2021

KBB.com Editors Name 10 Best Road Trip Cars of 2021

Car on summer road trip

IRVINE, Calif., May 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Americans are ready to hit the road. With pandemic numbers down and vaccine numbers up, after spending the majority of last year at home the pent-up demand for travel is undeniable. For many, the upcoming Memorial Day weekend will be the kickoff to some long-awaited and much-needed summer vacations. To help travelers make the most of their trips, the experts at Kelley Blue Book offer 5 Road Trip Safety Tips for Summer along with their recommendations for the 10 Best Road Trip Cars of 2021.

As summer approaches, road tripping is on the rise. Recent data reveals that 41% of Americans say they have summer travel plans, up significantly from 24% one year ago. This year travelers are going farther away with 64% traveling 100+ miles from home, also up substantially from last year. And road trips remain the most popular choice, as most vacationers (65%) plan to travel by vehicle.1 The American Automobile Association (AAA) estimates 34 million people will take to the road during Memorial Day weekend this year, compared with last year’s 23 million (their lowest on record since 2000).