In 2017, we are going to see so many fantastic vehicles, and they can be compared in terms of power, design, and comfort, but now we are going to list the top 15 most practical cars of 2017.
Honda Accord Hybrid
The Honda Accord earned a Top SafetyPick+ by the IIHS as it was the best in crash tests, headlamp performance and its auto-braking forward collision prevention system. Furthermore, it is among the best in the class when it comes to fuel economy with 49/47 mpg city highway, while it has 13.5 cubic feet of space in the trunk. The starting price of the Honda Accord Hybrid is set to $29,605.
Toyota Camry Hybrid
The Toyota Camry Hybrid offers a lot of room in the cabin and 13.1 cubic feet of space in the trunk but compared to the regular model it comes with better fuel efficiency rated at 42/38 mpg city/highway. This sedan costs $26,790.
Toyota Prius V
For only $26,695 you can purchase the wagon-like brother of the Toyota Prius, which offers 34.3 cubic feet of trunk space when the seats are up, but you can fold them flat for 67.3 cubic feet of space. The fuel economy is rated at 43/39 mpg city/highway.
Subaru Outback 2.5i AWD
This Subaru Outback comes with the AWD configuration for improved safety on wet and slippery roads, just like almost every other car produced by this company. According to the EPA estimates, the Outback 2.5i is rated at 25/32 mpg in city and highway respectively, and it sports 35.5 cubic feet with the rear seats up and 73.3 if you fold them flat. You can get one of these for only $25,645.
Volvo V60 T5
The Volvo V60 T5 comes with a lot of standard safety equipment, and it is powered by a solid turbo-four unit. This car is estimated at 25/36 mpg city/highway, while the maximum space in the trunk is 43.8 cubic feet. The suggested retail price is $36,150.
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
Toyota RAV4 is a great vehicle, and it also comes with the hybrid drivetrain that is rated at 34/30 mpg city/highway. With the rear seats upright and folded flat the trunk space is 35.6 and 70.6 cubic feet respectively. We should probably mention that all models on the list earned a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS, so did this model that costs $27,910.
Mitsubishi Outlander 2.4
Mitsubishi’s small crossover SUV carries the price of $23,495, and it is rated at 25/30 mpg city highway, according to EPA estimates. Usually, the Outlander offers 10.3 cubic feet of space, but both second and third bench can be folded flat thus expanding the space to 63.3 cubic feet.
With the combination of 32 cubic feet of cargo space (70.0 if you fold the rear seats flat) and the fuel economy at 26/33 mpg city/highway, the Nissan Rogue SUV is a terrific vehicle. It is priced at $23,820 plus there is a hybrid version as well that has improved fuel efficiency, but it is also more expensive as it starts from $26,240.
Subaru Forester 2.5i AWD
Another vehicle from Subaru is the Forester which you can purchase for $22,595. This vehicle also has an AWD configuration offered as standard and 34.4 cubic feet of cargo space, which can be increased to 71.9 cubic feet when you fold the seats flat, and that is why this vehicle is one of the most practical on the list. Furthermore, it is rated at 26/32 mpg city/highway according to EPA.
Toyota Highlander Hybrid AWD
This Highlander Hybrid costs $36,270, and although it is more expensive, it is quite useful as seven passengers can enter this midsize SUV. With the 29/27 mpg city/highway ratings and the ability to fold the second and third row of seats and thus improve the cargo space from 13.8 cubic feet to 83.7 cubic feet, this car is remarkable.
The Honda Pilot offers three rows of seats and a lot of space inside the cabin, as its fuel economy ratings are 19/27 mpg city/highway. You have the option to fold the last two rows flat, which would give you 83.9 cubic feet of space inside the trunk – a significant improvement from the original 16.5 cubic feet of space when the seats are up. This one is on sale for $30,595.
Hyundai Santa Fe
The MSRP of the Hyundai Santa Fe is $30,800. Powered by the V6 unit, the midsize Santa Fe is a practical crossover with 13.5 cubic feet of space in the trunk and 80.0 cubic feet if you fold both second and a third row. According to the EPA estimates, the Santa Fe is rated at 18/25 mpg city/highway in terms of fuel efficiency.
Lexus RX 450h
One of the more expensive vehicles in this list is the Lexus RX 450 with the starting price of $53,035. This is a hybrid crossover SUV rated at 31/28 mpg and equipped with a standard AWD system. The engine is combined with one electric motor for the front and one for the rear axle. The cargo space of this vehicle is 18.0 cubic feet, but if you fold the rear seats, you get 55.9 cubic feet.
Volvo XC60 T5
Volvo’s vehicles are known for its safety and practicality, and the XC60 T5 model is no different. This one is priced at $40,950, and it is rated at 23/30 mpg city/highway by EPA. The maximum cargo space of the Swedish midsize SUV is 67.4 cubic feet. For example, this car has high and low-speed auto-braking systems.
The Chrysler Pacifica is probably the most practical of all, mostly because it is a spacious minivan. Although minivans are not famous for its style, this one looks rather pretty. If you fold the second and third row of seats flat, you will get incredible 140.5 cubic feet of trunk space, which is enough to see many commercial vans jealous. With the rear seats upright, the Pacifica has 32.3 cubic feet of space. According to the EPA estimates, this vehicle is rated at a solid 19/28 mpg city/highway and its starting price is $28,595. There is also a plug-in hybrid version, but it carries a price tag of $41,995.