What should you drive for a summer road trip? The benefits (and drawbacks) of RVs, rental cars and other options

It’s going to be another summer big on driving vacations. But what should you drive?

Lucas Travis is renting a car – specifically a “rugged” SUV. He’ll need it. He plans a week-long road trip across Alaska in July.

“I would love to venture into the wilderness to get away from the crowds,” says Travis, the founder of a skateboarding website in Leesville, Louisiana.

A recent survey by RVShare suggests most Americans will follow Travis by driving somewhere for their summer vacations. About two-thirds of consumers prefer road trips over flying. And 54% of respondents said they’ll avoid air travel.