7 Hybrid SUVs With Park Assist (With Pictures)

Hybrid SUVs combine the spaciousness and versatility of traditional sport utility vehicles with the eco-friendly benefits of hybrid technology

One interesting feature offered by a select few is park assist.

Park assist utilizes sensors and cameras to aid drivers in parking by detecting obstacles, providing guidance, and, in some cases, automatically controlling steering and braking for a smoother and more accurate parking experience.

In this article, we’ll take a look at 7 hybrid SUVs that offer park assist. 

1. Kia Sportage Hybrid

The Kia Sportage Hybrid comes with Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA), or more commonly known as Smart Park. This allows owners to press a button on the key fob to instruct the vehicle to pull out or maneauver into a parking spot.

Other driver assistance features include the following:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Surround View Monitor
  • Lane Following Assist

The latest model year comes in 3 trim levels: LX, EX, and SX Prestige. Base pricing ranges from approximately $29,000 to $38,000.

The most selected trim is the midrange EX. This variant comes at a starting price tag of $32,515.

If you are looking to save on fuel, however, the entry-level LX trim is not a bad choice at all. 

This particular trim level is powered by a 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine (and battery pack) that sends power to the front wheels only. 

Fuel economy for this trim is 43 MPG for combined city and highway driving, according to the EPA.

The all-wheel-drive versions, despite having the same powertrain setup, get bumped down to just 38 MPG (combined). 

2. Kia Sorento Hybrid

The Kia Sorento Hybrid does not come with the sophisticated Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA) that the Sportage Hybrid does but it still has helpful parking tech, namely the blind spot assist and parking collision avoidance assist systems.

Other driver assistance features include the following:

  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Lane Following Assist

The Sorento Hybrid has become a solid offering by the Korean manufacturer ever since it debuted as a 2021 model year.

Currently, this model comes in 2 trim levels: EX and SX Prestige. The most popular variant is the base EX trim (that comes with a starting price of $38,015). 

Both are powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine that is paired to a hybrid system, as well as a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Total output is 227 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. 

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3. Hyundai Tucson Hybrid

The Hyundai Tucson Hybrid is a standard-bearer for the Korean manufacturer. Alongside a wide range of impressive standard features and smart tech, the model also comes with Remote Smart Park Assist (RSPA), similar to that which comes with the Kia Sportage Hybrid. 

 Other driver assistance features include the following:

  • Blind Spot Collision Warning
  • Forward Collision Avoidance Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assistance

There are a total of 4 trims: N Line, Blue Hybrid, SEL Convenience Hybrid and Limited Hybrid. Base pricing ranges between approximately $34,000 and $41,000.

All of these versions utilize a turbocharged 1.66-liter gasoline engine paired to an electric motor that provide a combined total of 226 horsepower.

Based on available statistics, the range-topping Limited Hybrid is the most popular trim. This is most likely because of several added features and functionalities, such as:

  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Upgraded LED headlights
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
  • Surround view camera system

4. Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid

Like its sibling, the Tucson Hybrid, the slightly larger Hyundai Santa Fe can also come with the state-of-the-art Remote Smart Park Assist (RSPA) that is only offered by Korean manufacturers Hyundai and Kia. 

 Other driver assistance features include the following:

  • Forward Collision Avoidance
  • Safe Exit Assist
  • Surround View Monitor

Prospective owners can choose among 3 trim levels: Blue, SEL Premium, and Limited. Base pricing ranges from about $38,000 to $43,000.

All of these trims are powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine paired to a hybrid system to provide owners with a respectable 226 horsepower.

Like other hybrid SUVs, this model uses an efficient 6-speed automatic transmission system.

Unlike the previously discussed models, all trims utilized an all-wheel-drive configuration.

According to the EPA, depending on the trim you select, you can expect as much as 32 to 34 MPG for combined city and highway driving. 

5. Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid can come with a front and rear parking assist with automatic braking. 

On top of all these features, the model is also quite durable. It scored a perfect 5-star NHTSA overall safety rating (based on standard crash tests).

This model comes in a record-high 7 trim levels: LE, XLE, SE, XLE, Premium, XSE, Limited, and Woodland Edition.

Base pricing ranges from approximately $33,000 to $41,000.

The XLE trim is the “value for money” pick, based on our research. It has keyless entry with push-button start, multiple USB ports, a cargo cover, and heated exterior mirrors.

Regardless of which trim you go with, you will also be getting Toyota’s patented Safety Sense 2.5, which is a suite of advanced driver assistance aids. Notable features include:

  • Forward Collision Warning with Automatic Braking
  • Lane Departure Mitigation
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Keeping System
  • Automatic High Beams
  • Road Sign Recognition

6. Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Like its smaller sibling, the RAV4 Hybrid, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid’s high-end trims come with front and rear parking assist with automatic braking.

Other driver assistance features include the following:

  • Pre Collision System with Pedestrian Detection
  • Full Speed Range Dynamic Radar Cruise Control
  • Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist

In addition, this model was also subjected to a barrage of safety and collision tests. The NHTSA awarded it a perfect 5-star overall safety rating based on the test results.

Prospective owners have the luxury of selecting among 5 trim levels: LE, XLE, Bronze Edition, Limited, and Platinum. Base pricing ranges between approximately $42,000 and $52,000.

All are powered by a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine paired to an electric motor and continuously variable transmission (CVT). Total combined output is 243 horsepower. 

All trim levels have also been certified by the EPA to provide as much as 36 MPG for combined city and highway driving. 

7. Ford Escape Hybrid

The Ford Escape Hybrid comes with Active Park Assist 2.0 which helps reduce the stress of difficult parking situations by handling steering, shifting, braking, and acceleration to accurately and safely navigate either parallel or perpendicular parking spaces.

Other driver assistance features include the following:

  • Evasive Steering Assist
  • Lane Keeping System
  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)

This hybrid SUV has a total of 4 trims: ST-Line, ST-Line Select, ST-Line Elite, and Platinum. Base pricing falls between approximately $32,000 and $40,000.

While the Platinum trim has all the bells and whistles, we suggest going one step down and getting the ST-Line Elite. 

This particular trim adds several convenience and driver assist features, as well as other upgrades, most notably:

  • 19-inch wheels
  • LED headlights
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Exterior keyless entry keypad
  • Digital instrument panel
  • 13-2-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • Built-in navigation system
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Rear automatic braking
  • Surround view camera system

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  • Ian Sawyer

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