Adaptive Cruise Control (also known as ACC) is a relatively new driving assistance feature that utilizes cameras and sensors to maintain certain speeds while maintaining a safe distance between your car and the vehicle in front of you.
It provides the driver with a safer, more convenient, and stress-free driving experience.
In this article, we take a look at 14 Hybrid SUVs with Adaptive Cruise Control.
1. Hyundai Tucson Hybrid
The Tucson Hybrid is a flashy small SUV that delivers good fuel economy, smooth ride quality, and numerous standard tech features.
It was first introduced as a 2022 model year.
All model years and trim levels of the Tucson Hybrid are equipped with Adaptive Cruise Control as a standard driver assist feature. The automaker dubs this feature the Smart Cruise Control (SCC) with Stop & Go system.
The model is powered by a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder turbo gas/electric hybrid engine that can offer up to 226 horsepower.
Fuel economy estimates claim that the vehicle can reach up to 37 MPG for combined city and highway driving.
It comes in 3 trim levels: Blue Hybrid, SEL Convenience Hybrid, and Limited Hybrid.
The midrange SEL Convenience hybrid is the most popular trim level and is priced at approximately $34,000.
Noteworthy safety features include blindspot collision warning, forward collision-avoidance assist, and lane keeping assist.
2. Kia Sportage Hybrid
The Sportage Hybrid is an amazing vehicle that delivers on every front.
It provides a roomy and quiet cabin, a comfortable ride, and great fuel economy.
It was first introduced as a 2023 model year.
The Kia Sportage Hybrid offers a navigation-based Adaptive Cruise Control system as a standard feature exclusively for the top-spec SX Prestige trim. It takes advantage of several radars and scanners to manage speed efficiently, even slowing down before making turns.
It is powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder paired to a hybrid system.
EPA estimates claim that you can safely expect up to 43 MPG of combined highway and city driving from the entry-level trim.
There are 3 trim levels: LX, EX, and SX Prestige.
The midrange EX trim (approx. $32,500) is what we would recommend getting as it provides additional features at only a slight price increase over the entry-level LX variant.
Safety features include reverse parking collision-avoidance assist, blindspot collision-avoidance assist, and lane following assist.
3. Honda CR-V Hybrid
The CR-V Hybrid, much like its gas-only counterpart, is considered to be a benchmark small SUV thanks to its reliability, build quality, and impressive handling.
It has great passenger and cargo space, intuitive tech features, and several strategically placed storage compartments.
It was first introduced as a 2020 model year.
All model years and trim levels of the Honda CR-V Hybrid are equipped with Adaptive Cruise Control as a standard feature. This simplifies driving and helps reduce driver fatigue during long-distance trips.
The powertrain of this SUV is a 2-liter 4-cylinder gas/electric hybrid paired with a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission).
The entry-level Sport Hybrid trim provides up to 40 MPG of combined city and highway driving, according to EPA estimates.
There are 3 variants to choose from: Sport Hybrid, Sport Hybrid AWD, and Sport Touring Hybrid.
The top-spec Sport Touring Hybrid, priced at approximately $39,000 (around $5,000 more expensive than the entry-level trim) is what we would recommend for its countless safety and entertainment features.
Notable safety features include collision mitigation braking system, lane keeping assist, and blindspot information system.
4. Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid
The Santa Fe Hybrid is an SUV that has abundant standard features for the money, smooth-operating intuitive driver assistance aids, and spacious passenger and cargo capacity.
It was first introduced as a 2021 model year.
All model years and trim levels of the Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid have a standard built-in Adaptive Cruise Control system. This is paired with other helpful driver aids such as blindspot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
The model’s engine is a 1.6-liter turbo gas/electric hybrid 6A that can provide up to 226 horsepower, depending on the trim level.
Fuel economy is not as good as its direct competition, only reaching up to 32 MPG for combined city and highway driving.
Customers can choose from 3 trims: Blue, SEL Premium, and Limited.
Pricing ranges from approximately $36,000 to $41,500.
Thanks to its build quality and wealth of standard safety features, the Santa Fe Hybrid was awarded a perfect 5-star overall rating by NHTSA.
5. Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
The RAV4 Hybrid provides the comfort of a high-quality roomy interior and a smooth ride.
It is also considered to be highly practical as it provides lots of cargo space and great fuel economy.
It was first introduced as a 2016 model year.
The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid introduced Adaptive Cruise Control for all trim levels in its second year (2017 model year) and has since become a standard driver assistance feature for all succeeding model years.
All variants of the most recent model year are powered by a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder gas/electric hybrid CVT powertrain that offers 219 horsepower.
Fuel economy estimates vary from trim to trim, with the entry-level LE trim of the most recent model providing up to 40 MPG for combined highway and city driving.
It comes in 7 trim levels: LE, XLE, SE, Woodland Edition, XLE Premium, XSE, and Limited.
Pricing starts at approximately $32,000 and peaks at around $40,000.
Pre-collision with pedestrian detection, blindspot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, and lane departure alert with steering assist are a few of its notable safety features.
6. Toyota Highlander Hybrid
The Highlander Hybrid is a great midsize three-row hybrid SUV that provides lots of comfort and practicality.
This model has great fuel economy, sensible pricing, and several standard and optional safety features.
It was first introduced as a 2006 model year.
Adaptive Cruise Control was introduced as a standard feature in the Limited Platinum trim of the 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. This exclusivity was carried on until the 2017 model year, when the feature became standard for all trim levels across the board.
All variants of the more recent models are powered by a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder gas/electric hybrid engine paired with a CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission).
For example, the top-spec Platinum all-wheel-drive variant of the latest version of the vehicle can provide up to 35 MPG for combined city and highway driving.
5 trim levels are offered: LE, XLE, Bronze Edition, Limited, and Platinum.
The most popular trim is the entry-level LE, priced at approximately $41,500.
Useful safety features include pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, full-speed range dynamic radar cruise control, and lane departure alert with steering assist.
7. Toyota RAV4 Prime
The RAV4 Prime is a great plug-in hybrid SUV that is praised for its excellent fuel economy and power.
It also has a long all-electric driving range, impressively quick acceleration, and generous cargo and passenger space.
It was first introduced as a 2021 model year.
All model years and trim levels of the Toyota RAV4 Prime come installed with an Adaptive Cruise Control feature. Critics have praised the effectiveness of this driving aid as it has proven to be fully functional in both free-flowing highway and standard traffic scenarios.
The standard engine of the RAV4 Prime is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder gas/electric plug-in hybrid that offers 302 horsepower.
Fuel economy is great. EPA estimates claim up to 94 MPGe, 38 MPG, and 42 miles for combined (gas and electric), gas, and electric range, respectively.
There are 2 trim levels to choose from: the SE trim (approx. $42,300) and the XSE trim (approx. $46,200).
Interesting safety features include a pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, blindspot monitor, and lane departure alert with steering assist.
8. Kia Sorento Hybrid
The Sorento Hybrid is a spectacular hybrid SUV, known for its impressive amount of standard and optional tech, roomy seating and cargo space, and easy-to-use touchscreen infotainment system.
It was first introduced as a 2021 model year.
The Adaptive Cruise Control system of the Kia Sorento Hybrid began as a standard feature for the EX trim of the 2021 model year and continued this practice until the 2023 model year. The recently added SX Prestige trim, which is a step up from the EX variant, also has this standard feature.
All variants are powered by a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged gas/electric hybrid engine that offers 227 horsepower.
Fuel economy figures are slightly similar across the different trim levels. EPA estimates place it at up to 37 MPG for combined city and highway driving.
Customers can choose between the EX trim (approx. $38,000) and the SX Prestige trim (approx. $43,800).
Cool safety features include smart cruise control with stop and go, lane following assist, and blindspot collision-avoidance assist.
9. Ford Escape Hybrid
The Escape Hybrid is a rare vehicle as it is one of the few small SUVs with an available hybrid powertrain.
The model boasts good fuel economy, excellent tech features, a roomy cabin, and a smooth driving demeanor.
It was first introduced as a 2005 model year.
The Adaptive Cruise Control system was introduced as a standard safety feature for the Titanium trims on the 2020, 2021, and 2022 model years although it is optional on other trims. For 2023 this feature is standard on the ST-Line Elite which replaces the Titanium trim, and it is optional on the other trims.
All trim levels of the most recent model year are powered by a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder gas/electric hybrid engine (165 horsepower) paired with an EVT (electrical variable transmission).
The model comes in 4 trims: ST-Line, ST-Line Select, Platinum, and ST-Line Elite.
Pricing ranges from around $34,000 to $40,000.
Safety features include evasive steering assist, lane keeping system, and Blind Spot Information System (BLIS).
10. Subaru Crosstrek PHEV
The Crosstrek Hybrid has great acceleration, an upscale interior, and respectable off-road capability.
The model is also equipped with spacious seating and a host of standard safety and entertainment features.
It was first introduced as a 2014 model year.
Adaptive Cruise Control came standard in the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek PHEV and has since then become a standard comfort and convenience feature for all succeeding model years.
The latest version of this model is powered by a 2-liter 4-cylinder gas/electric plug-in hybrid engine paired with a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission).
Fuel economy is very good. EPA estimates claim up to 90 MPGe, 35 MPG, and 17 miles for combined (gas and electric), gas, and electric range, respectively.
The plug-in hybrid version comes in a lone trim level, priced at approximately $36,800.
It received a perfect 5-star overall safety rating from NHTSA, thanks in part to advanced safety features such as rear cross-traffic alert, lane keeping system, and pre-collision braking.
11. Toyota Venza
The Venza, which comes exclusively as a hybrid model, is an amazing SUV with an aggressive design and a premium interior.
The model boasts high fuel economy ratings, luxurious design, and a quiet and comfortable ride.
It was first introduced as a 2009 model year.
Adaptive Cruise Control was installed as a standard feature in all trim levels of the Toyota Venza, beginning with the 2021 model year. The Japanese automaker also calls this feature the Dynamic Radar Cruise Control, and works in similar ways to how conventional cruise control works but has the ability to precisely detect nearby vehicles in order to regulate the speed of the Venza to avoid collisions or accidents.
All trims of the most recent model year are powered by a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder gas-electric hybrid paired with a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) that provides 219 horsepower.
EPA fuel economy estimates claim that this model can reach up to 39 MPG for combined city and highway driving.
There are 4 trim levels: LE, XLE, Nightshade, and Limited.
The midrange XLE trim is the most popular among the bunch. It is priced at approximately $40,000.
Along with its perfect 5-star NHTSA overall rating, the Venza provides sophisticated safety features such as dynamic radar cruise control, pre-collision system with pedestrian detection, and lane tracing assist.
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12. Ford Explorer Hybrid
Launched in 2020, the Explorer Hybrid is a three-row SUV that provides plenty of room for cargo and passengers.
This model has great handling, an upscale interior, and snappy acceleration.
Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control was introduced as a standard feature for the Limited Hybrid version of the 2020 model year. This feature was also standard for the higher-tier Platinum Hybrid trim which was introduced in 2021. With the optional Ford Co-Pilot 360 Assist+ package (approx. $1,000), the base and midrange trim levels can also be equipped with Adaptive Cruise Control.
All trim levels are powered by a 3.3-liter 6-cylinder gas/electric hybrid engine that offers 318 horsepower.
Depending on trim level and drivetrain configuration (all-wheel-drive or rear-wheel-drive), fuel economy for combined city and highway driving falls between 23 MPG and 27 MPG.
Customers can pick between the Limited Hybrid trim (approx. $53,500) and the Platinum Hybrid trim (approx. $54,400).
Interesting safety features include post-collision braking, lane keeping system, and intelligent adaptive cruise control.
13. Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
The Outlander PHEV is known for several distinct advantages, including DC fast charging and above average off-road capability.
The model boasts a quiet and comfortable cabin, spacious three-row seating, and sharp handling for on-road and off-road adventures.
It was first introduced as a 2018 model year.
Adaptive Cruise Control was first introduced as an exclusive standard feature for the top-spec GT trim of the 2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. The exclusive nature of this driver assistance feature is still observed in current generation models.
Its standard engine is a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder plug-in hybrid engine that offers 221 horsepower.
Fuel economy is okay. EPA estimates claim up to 74 MPGe, 26 MPG, and 24 miles for combined (gas and electric), gas, and electric range, respectively.
There are 3 trims to choose from: SEL, LE, and GT.
The most popular trim is the entry-level SEL, priced at around $38,000.
Cool safety features include blindspot monitoring, 360-degree camera, and forward collision mitigation.
14. Kia Niro
The Niro is an amazing all-around compact crossover SUV.
While acceleration may not be as good as competitors, this model makes up for it in with its helpful driving aids, value for money, and smooth ride quality.
It was first introduced as a 2017 model year.
Adaptive Cruise Control first became available as a standard feature exclusively for the top-spec Touring trim of the 2018 model year. This feature was also made standard for the EX Premium trim level which was added to the lineup in 2020.
All variants of the most recent model year are equipped with a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder gas/electric hybrid engine at 139 horsepower.
Fuel economy is great but varies depending on trim level selected.
The LX trim offers up to 53 MPG for combined city and highway driving.
Customers can choose from 5 trim levels: LX, EX, EX Touring, SX, and SX Touring.
Pricing ranges from around $27,900 to $36,200.
The model also boasts several safety features, such as smart cruise control, lane following assist, and blindspot collision warning.
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