If you're a fan of saving money at the gas station it's a good idea to check out the quality hybrid vehicles that are currently available. Drivers who prefer a powerful vehicle that doesn't skimp on performance should check out the lineup of Infiniti hybrid vehicles. Here is our pick of the five best Infiniti models that money can buy.
5. 2018 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid
The Infiniti Q50 Hybrid features a unique design that is called the Direct Response Hybrid System. What makes this vehicle stand out from the rest is its combined gasoline-powered engine with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery power that is configured to switch from one power source to another, depending on the driving conditions. It's engineered to deliver the ideal balance of efficiency and power. You get ample power with the total combined horsepower of the power sources of 360. This can take your vehicle from a standstill to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds or less. The Direct Response hybrid has been rated at up to 34 mpg on a single charge on the highway. The interior is elegantly styled with a design that focuses on driver comfort with features within easy reach. The most recent edition features an ergonomic cabin with a calling interior space available in a choice of supple leathers, tailored stitching, and wood accents for an intensely luxurious experience. Premium slide and tilt rear seating with expanded cargo and passenger room make this a honey of a ride. This model can be found as a used vehicle for an average cost of around $22,000.
4. 2013 Infiniti M Hybrid
Th 2013 Infiniti M Hybrid is currently a discontinued model but you can find used versions of this fuel-efficient 5-seat sedan for around $20,000. This used vehicle achieved an overall rating of 8.5 out of a possible 10. This is an impressive used vehicle that offers good fuel economy without skimping on the power. It averages 27 mpg in the city and 32 on the highway. The M Hybrid has received high marks for its strong acceleration and nimble handling. On the inside the infotainment features are user-friendly. On the downside, it's only available in a rear-wheel driver version and the trunk is small, offering cramped cargo space.
3. 2017 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid
The 2017 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid is available as a used car for just under $25,000. This model was highly prized for the quiet and comfortable cabin that makes long trips more enjoyable for drivers and passengers. The SUV is easy to board with exceptional access to the third-row seats for taking a group with you. The transmission operates smoothly to give you a plush and luxurious ride. It's a larger luxury SUV that is not as sporty in appearance as some of the other vehicles in its class, but it was available with a lot of extras that were neatly bundled into packages for upgraded trims. On the downside, the third-row seat is a little tight on legroom for adults, but ideal for kids. It's an SUV, but not recommended for off-road use. Still, the QX60 is one of the better large luxury SUVs on the road that doesn't disappoint when it comes to handling and creature comforts. The svelte interior truly embodies the essence of what a luxury vehicle should be. Attention to small details is what makes the difference.
2. 2018 Infiniti Q70 Hybrid Luxe
The 2018 Infiniti Q70 Hybrid Luxe is a rear-wheel-drive sedan that was first introduced in 2014. The Luxe trim was one of the most popular styles with a starting price of $57,395. This is a midsized car that offers a combined V6 gas-powered engine with an electric motor that generates 360 horsepower with a maximum torque of 258 lb-ft. The engine system is mated with a 7-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. The fuel economy is rated at 498.40 in city miles to 587.40 in highway miles on a full charge for the electric motor. The gas engine averages 30 mpg on the highway, 28 in the city, and 33 combined mileage.
The engine is a 3.5-liter V6 with Infiniti Direct Response hybrid power, a lithium-ion battery, and a 50kw electric motor. The specialized system intuitively switches between gasoline power and electric power to maintain the best possible performance for the driving conditions. Standard features include Adaptive Shift Control, manual shift mode with downshift rev-match, hill start assist, and Infiniti drives mode selector. Be prepared for a high price tag because this model tends to retain its value well.
1. 2018 Infiniti QX60 hybrid
The 2018 Infiniti QX60 is a hybrid crossover that was one of the most popular models offered by the Infiniti luxury brand. Drivers made this model their top choice because of the luxurious interior that combines ergonomics with luxurious materials for the ultimate in comfort and style in the cabin. The interior is plush and comfortable with easy-to-use infotainment system controls. It's a versatile SUV that comes equipped with three rows of seating to accommodate larger families. The interior is configurable to meet your cargo vs. passenger needs. It's loaded with safety features including backup collision intervention to let you know if there is a pending danger of contact. The around view monitor with moving object detection is another feature that was available upon request. It helps you to navigate in and out of the tightest spaces without a fender bender. The QX60 Hybrid was discontinued in 2018, but it remains one of the most in-demand models in the Infiniti lineup of hybrid vehicles. 2018 was the last year that the model was produced but there are still plenty of them available in the used car market. The price range runs between $19,997 to $37,925.
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