• Sticker Price: $291,295 (base)
• EPA highway MPG: 16
We can all dream, can’t we? As you relax in back enjoying your light refreshments (Grey Poupon, anyone?), you’ll likely not even notice the triple-digit speeds James is pulling. This 3-ton plushmobile can exceed 180 mph.
You’d think for $300K they’d throw in a driver, too. But no. However, the Bentley Mulsanne is quite a pleasure to pilot yourself
, as Car and Driver reported in its road test of this, um, car (it’s nearly the size of a Chevy Suburban). Given that the price of Bentley's top-of-the-line model will buy you a decent house in much of the country, the magazine's testers also tried living in it, which wasn’t quite as much of a pleasure.
Still, with a multitude of 12-volt outlets throughout, power shades on all the back windows, and massaging seats available in all positions (another $3,000, please), this is what we’d pick for our cost-is-no-option, price-of-gas-be-darned cruise across America.
We hope it’s okay if we take up two parking spots at the Cracker Barrel. Door dings, you know.
Best for Back-Seat Drivers: Bentley Mulsanne