What large hybrid car will do the best motorway economy for a long commute?

I currently drive a 2007 diesel Hyundai Tucson auto. It's done 190,000 miles and is in need of replacing. I do about 25,000 miles a year, mostly country roads and motorways, and want something with good economy. I'm tempted by electric or hybrid technology, but am unsure if they will cut it for my 50 mile each way commute. Needs to be a decent sized vehicle, but not necessarily an SUV. Any recommendations?

Asked on 15 March 2017 by Sam

Answered by Honest John
You can get about 60mpg from an Toyota Auris or Prius hybrid driving as you describe. For your kind of driving, probably not worth going to a plug-in. Most suitable care, maybe a Lexus IS300h SE on 16-inch wheels with 55 profile tyres. A hybrid SUV will be less economical because of the weight and shape.
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