Summer is a great time to plan family vacations and to stay right here in beautiful Michigan. You can drive to Mackinaw city, drive to the U.P., drive all the way to pictured rocks in the U.P. as well. There are so many wonderful destinations to see here in Michigan.

Your road trip is often as good as the vehicle you choose. Here are several great vehicles for exploring American landscape.

The Cadillac CTS. This fast and sporty luxury ride comes in sedan and coupe models. Another vehicle to use for a summer road trip is the Mini Countryman. Go far and stretch your legs a bit in this fuel efficient four-door.

How about a Range Rover. A new take on the classic British SUV, with all the equipment to get you there and keep you comfortable along the way.

Then there's the Honda Crosstour. This crossover has plenty of room for a family outing and is relatively easy on the bank account.