Owning a hybrid SUV can help you reduce your entire family’s fuel consumption, while giving you a very sleek-looking vehicle. Unlike a hybrid sedan, a hybrid SUV can fit up to eight people – perfect for kids, family vacations and carpooling.
Here’s an overview of the top picks for hybrid SUVs.
Toyota Highlander Hybrid
When it comes to bang for your buck, nothing beats the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.
The Highlander comes in at an MSRP of almost $40K. If you want add-ons like TV screens or leather seats, the price can get up to $44K.
The Toyota Highlander beats most other hybrid SUVs in terms of gas mileage, coming in at a whopping 28 MPG for both city and highway driving.
The Highlander comes equipped with a 3.5-liter, 280 horsepower V6 engine. The entire vehicle is four wheel drive, giving it both economy and strength.
GMC Yukon Hybrid
The Yukon Hybrid is perfect if you need power or size. It’s considered a “large SUV” which makes it perfect for towing, moving or any other power-intensive activity.
The Yukon Hybrid comes in at a steep sticker price of almost $52K MSRP to $62K for all the bells and whistles. It gets 20 city / 23 highway gas mileage.
The Yukon Hybrid comes with a 3 year, 36,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a 5 year, 100,000 mile powertrain warranty.
Cadillac Escalade Hybrid
The Escalade Hybrid is the most blinged out, flashy hybrid on the market. The price tag? An eye-popping $70K to $84K.
If price isn’t an issue for you, the Escalade can be a glorious investment.
Its interiors come fully equipped with a wide variety of luxury features. More expensive models include wood trim, mounted DVD player and other goodies.
Ford Escape Hybrid
The Ford Escape Hybrid beats all other hybrids when it comes to raw mileage. It gets an astounding 34 city to 31 highway MPG – better than many traditional sedan vehicles.
Though the MPG on this vehicle is great, many Escape owners have complained about the rest of the vehicle being outdated.
The seats don’t slide, the engine is relatively weak and the driving experience isn’t as smooth as other models.
If you’re looking for raw cost savings, the high MPG and low price tag ($30K to $35K) makes the Ford Escape a tempting choice. However, if you want a more comfortable ride with more class, perhaps try going with the Toyota Highlander.
These are four of the top hybrid SUV vehicles on the market. Research each of the ones you’re interested in. You can try reading some new car articles and news like autocar.com, cardriver.com, autonews.com, Drudge Report Autosection, and many more sites around the internet.After searching information. take them on a test drive to see which one fits your personality the best.