When choosing a car for a 1,000-mile trip from Florida to North Carolina, there are

several criteria to consider: fuel economy, comfort, safety features, and practicality.

We chose a 2024 Hyundai Tucson for the journey in N Line specification, and

because Hyundai gives the sporty N Line trim a hybrid powertrain rather than the conventional gasoline engine,

we got more power, and more miles out of it. The Tucson Hybrid is more powerful than

its gas sibling, with 226 horsepower versus 187 hp, and yields superior efficiency, the latter being particularly important on a long journey.