The Best Hybrid SUVs on the Market

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Owning a hybrid SUV can give you pride in knowing you get great fuel economy while also helping to protect the environment. For those in the market for a new hybrid SUV, these are some of the best choices you can make.

Best Sports Hybrid SUV: Acura MDX Hybrid

The Acura MDX Hybrid starts at $51,960 and performs just as well as any luxury SUV. It comes with a hybrid 3-motor system, sport hybrid super handling all-wheel drive, and motor-driven torque vectoring, so you get the most mileage while maintaining a fun-to-drive vehicle. It might not have as much power at 321-hp, it has more space for passengers as well as cargo for families that carry a lot of gear. As for the all-important fuel economy ratings, the MDX Hybrid comes in at 26 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.

Best Hybrid Luxury SUV: Lexus RX Hybrid

The 2017 Lexus RX is a comfortable vehicle that anyone would love to own. Add in the fact that they created a hybrid that costs as little as $53,035, and it’s a winner. It has 308-hp and can go from 0 to 60 in 7.9 seconds, but there’s more than just that quick pace. The 2017 Lexus RX Hybrid comes with great features like voice command, Bluetooth connectivity, Lexus Enform Remote, Smart Access, Siri Eyes-Free, a HomeLink System, and more. Most importantly, that hybrid technology achieves 31 city mpg and 28 highway mpg fuel economy ratings.

Best Affordable Hybrid SUV: Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Are you looking for the most cargo space available to store groceries, clothes, or sports gear? The 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is your best bet. The Highlander Hybrid has a total of 83.2 cubic feet of cargo space with both sets of rear seats folded. With the seats up, there’s enough room for seven to eight passengers. One of the best things about this Hybrid SUV is the low price. You can get the 2017 Toyota Highlander Hybrid starting at $36,270. Because it’s such a large vehicle, it only gets up to 30 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. That’s better than most regular SUVs on the market, however.

Best Hybrid Compact SUV: Kia Niro Hybrid

Extra cargo space may not be something you’re aiming toward, which means you should check out the Kia Niro Hybrid. This SUV is a sub-compact which means it has less room to store stuff but gets much better fuel economy when compared to others on this list. It’s a crossover that gets an estimated 52 mpg in the city and 49 mpg on the highway. Plus, the MSRP starts at $22,890. You’ll get savings at the pump and on the car note.

Most Powerful Hybrid SUV: Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid

A powerful hybrid might sound like an oxymoron, but nothing is as distinctive as the 2017 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid. This SUV has everything you’d expect from Porsche, including elegance and performance, while offering an estimated 47 MPGe. Being a plug-in hybrid, that’s good enough for about 14 miles on the electric motor alone before the gas engine takes over. Once it does, expect around 21 mpg in the city and 26 mpg on the highway thanks to regenerative braking and help from the electric engine. You don’t have to sacrifice power with your hybrid, and Porsche knows this since the Cayenne Hybrid gets 416 horsepower and can go from 0 to 60 in just 5.4 seconds. It’s a little on the expensive side at $79,900, but you get what you pay for in this luxury hybrid SUV.