Even though reading about supercars can be entertaining, we know that the cars which are the most practical are usually what people want to buy. When we say practical, we are talking about cars which perform well, have sufficient space, excellent fuel efficiency, and it is among the safest in the market. Before we start, we just want you to know that vehicles are divided into categories to make it fairer. In any other case, the minivans would always be winners, followed by SUVs, etc. You get the point. That being said we present you 11 most practical vehicles in 2017.
11. Small Car – Subaru Impreza Hatch – $19,970
The Subaru Impreza won against the Mazda 3 because it comes with the AWD for the same amount of money. According to the EPA estimates, the Impreza is rated at 24/34 mpg city/highway while the entry-level model has 20.8 cubic feet of space in the trunk with the upright seats and 55.3 when you fold them flat.
10. Midsize Car – Toyota Prius V – $27,560
The wagon-like member of the Prius family cannot be compared to the standard version’s 52 mpg rating, but it is still rather economical with 43/39 mpg. Cargo capacity is 34.3 cubic feet when the seats are lifted up and 67.3 when you fold them down.
9. Midsize Luxury Car – Volvo V60 – $37,145
The Volvo V60 offers a wide array of safety features, and it is rated at 25/36 mpg city/highway. Under the hood, you can find a turbo-four engine while the maximum cargo capacity is 43.8 cubic feet.
8. Large Car – Toyota Avalon Hybrid – $38,185
The hybrid version of the Avalon sedan offers a lot of space in the cabin and a 16.0-cubic-foot trunk. As for fuel economy, it is rated at 42/38 mpg.
7. Large Luxury Car – Lincoln Continental – $45,645
The Lincoln Continental received a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS, while the new model comes with 16.7 cubic feet of space in the trunk and 18/27 fuel economy. The vehicle is powered by the 2.7-liter turbocharged V6 engine, and it has a lot of passenger room.
6. Small SUV – Toyota RAV4 Hybrid – $28,870
The RAV4 Hybrid is rated at 34/30 mpg, and it has 35.6 cubic feet of trunk space, but you can always lower the rear seats to get 70.6 cubic feet for all your stuff. The AWD configuration is standard.
5. Small Luxury SUV – Lexus NX 300h – $40,695
The Lexus NX 300h sports 16.8 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 53,7 with the seatbacks deployed, but it is superior fuel efficiency what makes the Lexus great. The vehicle is rated at 33/30 mpg city/highway
4. Midsize SUV – Toyota Highlander Hybrid – $37,230
The Toyota Highlander Hybrid which has room for seven passengers is rated at 29/27 mpg according to EPA, and it has 13.8 cubic feet of space in the trunk. However, when you fold the second- and third-row seats, you will get up to incredible 83.7 cubic feet. The AWD is offered as standard.
3. Midsize Luxury SUV – Lexus RX 450h – $54,010
This famous model is rated at 31/28mpg city/highway, and it comes with an AWD system and two separate electric motors for front and rear axles. Its cargo capacity is 18.0 cubic feet, but when you lower the rear seats, you extend it to 55.9 cubic feet.
2. Minivan – Chrysler Pacifica – $30,090
Pacifica boasts a lot of room inside and even though it is a minivan, it is rather stylish and attractive. IIHS rewarded the car with a Top Safety Pick+ and the vehicle features 32.3 cubic feet of trunk with the upright seats. When you fold both second and third row, you will get astounding 140.5 cubic feet. The fuel efficiency is decent at 19/28 city/highway.
1. Pickup Truck – Honda Ridgeline – $30,415
Pickups have always been practical with their beds and roomy cabins. The Honda Ridgeline earned Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS, while its 19/26 mpg is not at all a poor result in the pickup market. There are many practical features such as a two-way tailgate, under-seat and under-bed storage areas, etc.