The Best Luxury Hybrid Cars for 2017 Are Charged Up
We’re not talking about the Toyota Prius here, we’re talking about luxury hybrid cars. If the decades-old Prius is your idea of what a hybrid car is all about, your paradigm is about to shift.
When fuel efficiency and performance are front and center, impressive new things come about. We’re not talking about hypercars like the Porsche 918 Spyder or electric cars such as the Tesla Model S. We’re talking about the best luxury hybrid cars for 2017.
Here’s how it goes: the more money a car manufacturer has to spend, the better the technology that results in its products. That’s precisely why you’ll find more premium names on luxury hybrid cars for 2017. Badges like BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi and others from the best luxury cars are the norm. Read on to see the best luxury hybrid cars for 2017.
2017 Lexus CT 200h
The curious styling of the Lexus CT 200h is going to move you one way or another – you’ll love it or hate it. The five-door hatchback design is reminiscent of an upscale Mazda on the outside, but it’s a luxury car through and through between the doors. The cockpit is very much laid out as a premium model with flat, classy buttons and a highly-visible, top-mounted infotainment screen. Interior materials are great quality, even if you don’t choose the true leather interior.
Impressively, the 2017 Lexus CT 200h has 134 hp and is still a blast to drive. Its combined EPA-rated fuel efficiency is 42 mpg for long-range hybrid driving abilities. The Lexus CT 200h starts out at a paltry $31,250 MSRP, making it a reasonably priced option too.
The Lexus CT 200h has been sold in the U.S. since 2011, so if you’re wondering if you should buy a used luxury car, as well as a hybrid, this would be a solid option.
2017 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
Something with a bit more power is the 2017 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron. It’s a premium car from a premium brand, albeit a jazzed-up Jetta. What the VW Jetta doesn’t have, though, is the fine touches of Audi-ness. You get an onslaught of driver-assistance features, including front and rear collision pre-sense systems, along with Audi Lane Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control.
The 2017 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron is powered by a 1.4-liter gas engine and plug-in electric motor. Combined, the A3 e-tron hybrid has 204 hp. The EPA-rated MPG-e (meaning equivalent) is a remarkable 83 mpg. My oh my… its pricing starts at $38,900.