What’s the most valued feature for new car buyers? Safety, fuel efficiency, cost?
Could be all of those things. If you’re looking for a new car for 2019, one feature you may value above all others might be practicality. But what does practical mean for you?
Maybe you drive a lot and fuel economy is your priority, or maybe you need to keep the family distracted as you travel cross country.
However you care to define it, to make it easier for you to decide, we’ve gathered together some of the most practical cars of 2019.
With seating for up to eight passengers, the Pacifica comes with a conventional gas-powered engine, or for those looking to squeeze out a few extra miles, there’s also a plug-in hybrid version.
If you’re looking for sleek, stylish space with the latest in technology to keep the kids entertained on long journeys, the Pacifica will meet your needs.
And if you need to ditch the kids because your brother-in-law has a fridge to move, the Pacifica’s second and third row Stow ‘n Go seats fold away to open up the rear to a whopping 140.5 cubic feet of cargo space.
On the hybrid option the 2nd row seats remove, as opposed to stowing away.
Two often-cited drawbacks to an all-electric 2019 vehicles are price and range. At $37,495 and a claimed 258 miles on a full charge, Hyundai’s Kona delivers on both counts,
Throw in a sleek, compact styling, regenerative braking, and 0-60 mph in a nifty 6.4 seconds, and there’s more than a lot to love about the Kona.
If you want more mileage for your buck but aren’t ready to make the leap to full electric, consider the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid. Car and Driver calls the base model the most efficient hybrid on the market.
In tests, it’s topped out close to 60 mpg.
If the area you live is prone to high snow fall or ice, or both, an all-wheel drive vehicle may be a necessity, rather than a luxury.
The compact Impreza is available as a four-door sedan or five-door hatchback. Priced below $20,000, this is one of the best new cars offering all-wheel drive options available.
The iconic design of the Soul delivers comfortable passenger seating and plenty of cargo space inside a compact frame.
For those looking for crossover styling at a price below $20,000, the Soul may be the best new car for the money in its class. You’ll struggle to find much in the way of competition to take too seriously.
If practical means towing and you happen to have four or possibly five elephants to return to the wilderness, the Ford F-150 is one of the most practical vehicles on the road.
With extras its towing capacity maxes out at 13,200 pounds, and the fuel tank at 36 gallons.
The 2019 Honda Insight has earned a Top Safety Pick + designation from the IHHS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. This designation means the Insight is considered one of the safest vehicles on the road.
If you’re looking to avoid auto accident attorneys, the Insight may be your best bet. Automated emergency braking, Honda Sensing, lane-keeping assist, and LED front and rear lamps all come as standard features.
Making a selection from any list of the most practical cars depends on your needs and circumstances. It’s a balancing act, and the right answer may involve environment, economics, family and employment, among a host of other possible influences.
The list here is designed to help fine-tune your search. With luck, you’ll have found exactly what you’re looking for.
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