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03-22-2008, 02:53 PM
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There are few words in the English language which can conjure up as much meaning, and likely so many memories, as these: road trip. We've all been on them before; some are the highlights of your life and some... well, not so much. But having the right vehicle can make all the difference in the world. Thule (http://www.thule.com), maker of "transportation accessories", has added its name to the ever-growing list of companies that have invented an "__ of the year" award. For this particular honor, Thule has broken the automotive landscape in half, dividing its choices for the best vehicle to take a road trip in at the $30 grand mark. Without further ado, the winners are:

Best road trip vehicle under $30,000: Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited
Best road trip vehicle over $30,000: Toyota Highlander Hybrid Limited If you really want to read all of the reasons that Thule offers for choosing these vehicles, there's a whole press release pasted after the break. We're not going to argue with their choices, as both the Outback and the Highlander are fine vehicles, which would be suitable for a group of four people and their assorted belongings. Sure beats the old funny-smelling air-cooled VW van that had trouble keeping up with the slow-moving traffic that some of us can remember from our childhood.

Gallery: 2008 Subaru Legacy and Outback (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2008-subaru-legacy-and-outback-1/)
http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2007/01/08_outbk3.0r_llbean_front_thumbnail.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2008-subaru-legacy-and-outback-1/131881/)http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2007/01/08_outbk3.0r_llbean_frontside_thumbnail.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2008-subaru-legacy-and-outback-1/131880/)http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2007/01/08_outbk3.0r_llbean_frontside3_thumbnail.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2008-subaru-legacy-and-outback-1/131879/)http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2007/01/08_outbk3.0r_llbean_front2_thumbnail.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2008-subaru-legacy-and-outback-1/131878/)http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2007/01/08_outbk3.0r_llbean_frontside2_thumbnail.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2008-subaru-legacy-and-outback-1/131877/)

Gallery: Highlander Hybrid 2008 (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/highlander-hybrid-2008/)
http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2007/07/img_326852_thumbnail.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/highlander-hybrid-2008/332659/)http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2007/07/img_326751_thumbnail.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/highlander-hybrid-2008/332658/)http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2007/07/img_326650_thumbnail.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/highlander-hybrid-2008/332657/)http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2007/07/img_326449_thumbnail.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/highlander-hybrid-2008/332656/)http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2007/07/img_326348_thumbnail.jpg (http://www.autoblog.com/photos/highlander-hybrid-2008/332655/)

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