These vehicles are great for your next date night or weekend escape.

Top 10 Romantic Getaway Cars | CarMax

Valentine’s Day is near, and if you’re looking for a used car or truck to help you plan the perfect date night or weekend getaway, you’ve got plenty of choices. We’ve compiled a short list of 10 popular used vehicles that our customers love—any of which would be perfect for a variety of amorous escapades.*


Mazda Miata

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Just climb inside with your date, drop the top, and hit the road—the Miata is a modern-day take on the classic British sports car. This little car is definitely big fun, and guaranteed to put a smile on your face, no matter where you point it. The trunk won't hold more than a day or two’s worth of extra clothes, so it’s perfect for your shorter weekend getaways.

Dodge Charger

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When you show up in this ride, you and your partner in crime can’t help but start to plan and plot escapades. The late-model Charger is a great choice as a drag strip-to-date night vehicle. Look for one with a big V8 engine—a Hemi® if you can find one—it’s got hundreds of muscle car horsepower on tap. And there’s enough room inside a Charger to comfortably double-date. Your color choices include Torrid Red, Redline Red Pearl, and Stinger Yellow.


Ford Flex

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How about an antiquing adventure this Valentine’s Day? Roomy and sophisticated, the Flex lets you and your significant other enjoy a date weekend in relaxed comfort, and it has plenty of space to haul home treasures on the return trip. All-wheel drive and adaptive cruise control are welcome creature comforts, plus a third row of seats that folds flat. It even comes in Ruby Red.

Toyota Sienna

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You can celebrate Valentine's Day as a family in this spacious minivan, or you can deploy it as the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift-getter. It’ll haul home a Saint Bernard puppy. Or a surfboard. Or dozens and dozens of long-stemmed roses. Or all of the above, all at the same time! See, a minivan really can be romantic. And, we’ve said it before: this is the only minivan sold in the US that offers all-wheel drive as an option. An AWD Sienna is perfect for packing up the whole family and everyone’s equipment for a long ski weekend.


Subaru Forester

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Woo your boo in this very capable Subaru. It comes with a huge moonroof that’s perfect on stargazing on clear nights. Also, the Forester comes equipped with torque vectoring, an all-wheel drive system feature that pushes power (or braking) to wheels as needed. And torque vectoring is just plain sexy. There, we said it. 

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Toyota FJ Cruiser

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Looking to get away for a romantic weekend? There's virtually no place you can't visit in this uniquely-styled 4X4. Toyota stopped making the FJ Cruiser several years ago, but owners can’t stop raving about them. Our customers report these retro-looking trucks are unfazed by harsh weather and their ride is smooth, no matter the road conditions.


Nissan Juke

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Super cute with power to boot! The Nissan Juke NISMO RS is economy-car-meets-crossover in a spunky, unique body style. Rocket to your date in record time and raise your heart rate while minding your wallet. With 200 horsepower, the Juke still gets just over 30 mpg on the highway, which can save you enough time and money for dessert after dinner.


Nissan 350Z

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The 350Z is another zippy ride for two—the V6 engine’s exhaust is throaty and growly, the handling is tight on the curves, and the acceleration is fantastic for a smaller sports car. The 350Z comes as a hard top or convertible; either way, it’s just plain fun to drive. There’s some room in the back, like for a shared bag of golf clubs, or for a well-provisioned picnic basket for two. 


Jaguar F-Type

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Here’s a recipe to get your hearts in synch this Valentine’s Day: take one Jaguar F-Type, add your significant other in the passenger seat, and fire up the engine. Listen to the rapturous exhaust note and head out to scorch the back roads. Driving the F-Type is a smooth, sleek, intimate experience, and CarMax customers give the F-Type high marks for its winning mix of elegance and raw power. There isn’t much room in the trunk, so pack light—but the convertible gives you an extra helping of fun once you drop the top.  


Jeep Wrangler

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Are you solo this Valentine's Day? Who needs a knight in shining armor or a princess when you have a rugged, adventurous Jeep with a rag top? Sporty and steadfast, the Jeep Wrangler has been America’s rough-road warrior for 75 years. Pack it with getaway gear for the weekend journey of your choice, with no roads to hold you back.

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Other Romantic Rides

Ford F-150

Top 10 Romantic Getaway Cars: Ford F-150 | CarMax
One of few vehicles that come with a bench seat, a used F150 gives you a fold-down center seat up front so your sweetheart can sidle up next to you on date night. You can buy a later model with an aluminum body for more pep in your pickup, or keep it classic with the older, all-steel variety.

Volkswagen Beetle

Top 10 Romantic Getaway Cars: Volkswagen Beetle | CarMax
It shares the look of the iconic Bug your parents (or grandparents) drove back in the day; up the fun factor with a ragtop or turbo version to relive the courtships of your forebears.


Saint Valentine is the patron saint of romantic love and happy marriages, but he’s also the patron saint of travelers. We’d bet that were he alive today, he’d love nothing more than to get some quality time behind the wheel of these fun cars and SUVs.

*This list is meant for entertainment. Can cars really be romantic? Absolutely. Just think of all the memories you made in the cars and trucks you’ve driven over the years. If loving cars is wrong, we don’t want to be right.