The best new hybrid cars for road trips

  • With a background in journalism and marketing, I’m passionate about writing stories that connect people to the world of automotive. I currently work as a marketing researcher for Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book. When I’m not crafting content about the automotive industry, you can find me making music, reading, and writing creatively.

can be reached at elizabeth.saulsbury@coxautoinc.com
  • With a background in journalism and marketing, I’m passionate about writing stories that connect people to the world of automotive. I currently work as a marketing researcher for Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book. When I’m not crafting content about the automotive industry, you can find me making music, reading, and writing creatively.

can be reached at elizabeth.saulsbury@coxautoinc.com
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With spring right around the corner, it will soon be time to plan weekend trips and vacations.

Many of us find an escape by piling in the car with family or friends – and luggage – and driving toward our next adventure. From taking the kids to watch a favorite football team play, to camping in unfamiliar wilderness, to retreating for a girls’ weekend in a new city, road trips are the perfect opportunity to explore the open road for a while and discover new territory.

Whether your road-tripping has you bound for the mountains, the beach, or somewhere in-between, you’ll want something reliable, comfortable, and fuel-efficient to take you there. Here are some of our favorite hybrid cars for road trips.

 

2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

Arriving in spring 2019, the newest model of the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid promises to be an awesome choice for roadies. The RAV4 Hybrid has an estimated MPG of 41/38/40 city/highway/combined and the sporty exterior that RAV4s are known for. With stylish interior features and plenty of legroom, the passenger capacity of the RAV4 hybrid makes it a great option for family trips.

 

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e

Want a bit of luxury while you’re off on your next adventure? This hybrid midsize SUV is a great choice. It’s equipped with tech features that make both driving and riding a pleasure, and its innovative suspension ensures a smooth ride no matter your destination. The spacious GLC 350e sports a gasoline/electric plug-in hybrid powertrain, making it a fuel-efficient choice you can feel good about.

 

2019 Kia Niro

Sexy and smart, the new Kia Niro boasts an EPA estimated 50 MPG combined, an almost 600-mile range, and a high-efficiency 1.6L GDI engine. The Niro’s cargo capacity is noteworthy as well, with 19.4 cubic feet of space with the seats up and 54.5 with the seats down. These features, coupled with this vehicle’s dynamic driving performance and sporty design, make it a perfect option for your next escape.

 

2019 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

If you’re looking for a hybrid luxury vehicle with plenty of space for passengers, the 2019 Acura MDX is a great choice. With its sleek third-row seating design, the MDX provides lots of legroom for your road trip companions, all with the refined accents that are standard with Acura vehicles. The Sport Hybrid model includes an innovative three-motor system and an estimated MPG of 26/27/27 city/highway/combined. Indulging in the MDX’s technology and entertainment packages will make it even easier to rock with the road trip vibe through every mile.

 

2019 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Toyota places in our list again with the powerfully innovative 2019 Highlander Hybrid. This spacious yet sleek SUV harnesses the power of a 3.5-liter V6 and an electric motor. The result? 306 hybrid system net horsepower, plus an estimated 30 city and 28 highway MPG. With an abundance of safety features, versatile technology, and an upscale interior for driver and passengers alike, this vehicle is sure to elevate your road trip experience.


About the Author

  • With a background in journalism and marketing, I’m passionate about writing stories that connect people to the world of automotive. I currently work as a marketing researcher for Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book. When I’m not crafting content about the automotive industry, you can find me making music, reading, and writing creatively.

can be reached at elizabeth.saulsbury@coxautoinc.com
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