We are two couples travelling from Aus in late Nov - early Dec. We have a couple of nights in LA on arrival before we will be picking up a hire car and then driving to San Diego. We plan on spending a couple of nights there, then heading up the coast to Santa Barbara before travelling along Hwy 1 to San Fran.
All of the SUV's I've looked at (without going to a mini-van) say they fit 5 people, 3 large bags and 2 small bags. Between us, we will have 5 large suitcases and a couple of carry-on size cases. We are travelling for 8 weeks, including spending Christmas in Whistler, so I doubt we can cut our luggage down at all. In Aus, we don't have Ford Escape's or Chevrolet Equinox's, so I'm wondering whether we can squeeze in to these with all our stuff? Realistically, our luggage will only be in the car for the drives between places.
We would like to avoid getting something bigger then an SUV - last time we were there, my partner and I drove an RV along Hwy 1, which wasn't a lot of fun, so we want something that handles a little better!
Any help would be much appreciated!