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Best Cars for Long Road Trips

It’s summertime, and the open road beckons. Time to fill the Thermos, kennel the dog and get your road trip on.

Cars have come a long way from the dark days of the "Family Truckster," made infamous in the movie National Lampoon’s Vacation. Walley World may still beckon, but today we expect more than just a cavernous interior and a roof rack capable of carrying Aunt Edna. Improvements in engineering, styling, and technology have made some cars a dream for long hauls.

Here are our eight picks for making long trips seem a lot shorter. Most are offered with an eye toward fuel economy, given today’s gas prices.

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