Iceland happens to be one of the most beautiful countries in the world and the landscape asks for an unforgettable road trip. Nevertheless, try choosing small family cars that are good for to roam around the cities, while also powerful enough to carry off road trips. Here are some we think may interest you.
- Land Rover Discovery
As the word discovery goes, this car is built to make your trips memorable and comfortable, as you enjoy the breathtaking ice-capped landscape of Iceland. The Land Rover Discovery has a considerable reputation for being one of the very best 4x4s. It has heated seats and steering wheels, while it also comes with various sports, economy and off-road models, with the standard Terrain Response system being able to navigate all those bumps and muds, sand, snow, and gravel.
- Daihatsu Terios
Daihatsu Terios is not the very best in its class of small 4×4 vehicles but still, manages to hold a sweet spot in budget cars. It comes with a 5-speed manual standard gearbox, and 1.5litre petrol, enough to keep you interested. The car can be easy to park where not enough spaces are provided, while on the road, it can get rough and loud. A highly likely companion on Icelandic roads where small families need to have a day picnic rolling.
- Volkswagen Polo
Not exactly an off-road spectacle, it is a small family car, you can rely on. The car is a good champion for camping trips, while it also happens to be one of the quietest of cars available at the cheapest of prices. Most suited for those calm Icelandic evenings. Comes in both three and five-door configurations and the 1.2 and 1.4-liter turbo powered diesel and petrol engine packs enough thrust to let those miles fly. However, do not expect much in fuel economy, but still, it is one of the most comfortable of cruisers in an urban setting.
- Ford Transit
If you are not a family guy do not wish to go camping, and have no plans to invest in a 4×4, you are probably running your own business. Hence, Ford Transit will suit your needs well. The minivan happens to be modern and trendy and packs enough power to ride those icy roads and bumps if you experience them. Ford helps track all of its trucks through an in-built GPS system built around the Ford Telematics system. It can still house up to 15 passengers if there is no cargo and comes in 3.7-liter V-6 or a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine configurations. The van happens to have great balance through its active suspension system and advanced hydraulic rack-and-pinion steering.
Iceland has its own terrain which needs to be discovered and not an inch should be left. If you are visiting Iceland for the first time, several famed car rental services such as the Reykjavik car rental can be of great service. Iceland was born to be discovered, and it is worth every inch of it.