As the demand for fuel-efficient vehicles continues to rise, hybrid SUVs are becoming increasingly popular. In this article, we’ll be taking a look at the best hybrid SUVs under $50,000 MSRP.
2023 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid
First on the list is the 2023 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid. This car features a sleek re-design with an aggressive new grille and standard LED headlights. The vehicle has a longer wheelbase and a more powerful power plant than the 2022 Tucson. Many Tucson Hybrid owners comment on the newfound pep behind a 1.6-liter turbo paired with a 44.2 kilowatt electric motor and refined 6-speed transmission that shifts seamlessly between gears while producing 226 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.
At a combined 38 MPG and a starting price under $30,000, the Tucson is an excellent choice for those looking for an efficient and reasonably priced SUV. Hyundai also offers 3 years of complimentary maintenance, a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain and hybrid components warranty, as well as a 5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty.
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2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid
Next on the list is the 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid, a gem from Hyundai’s sister company. The new Sportage is gaining a lot of hype, with a length 7 inches longer than the previous Sportage model. The 2023 Sportage Hybrid sports best-in-class cargo room and rear legroom. Even more impressive, when equipped with front-wheel drive, the Sportage Hybrid tops out at a combined 43 MPG. Plus, it carries the same great warranty as the Tucson Hybrid.
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2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
The 2023 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid delivers amazing reliability and fuel-efficiency, reaching 43 MPG. That’s no easy feat for anything other than an EV. When Toyota gets something right, they stay with it until it breaks. The 2023 RAV4 Hybrid gains a spot on the list especially for two key reasons. The infotainment system has finally been upgraded. Toyota is offering a Woodlands model, which will be a rugged version of the RAV4 Hybrid. They won’t make many, so catch this awesome model while you can and stand out in the elementary school pickup line.
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2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
The phenomenal 2023 Toyota Highlander is easily the best ride of the group, but it’s also the most expensive, topping out just under $60,000. The Highlander Hybrid is one of the only hybrid SUVs available with third-row seating. The 2023 Toyota loses little if any of the luxurious feel of the gas version of itself and adds a standard digital instrument panel to all models. Higher trim levels now sport an upgraded 12.3-inch touchscreen. The Highlander Hybrid is sufficiently powerful, considering it can produce up to 243 horsepower. Considered the most reliable hybrid SUV on the list, treat yourself to comfort with the 2023 Highlander seating up to 8 people and gaining a combined 36 MPG.
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2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid
Finally, the fully redesigned 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid comes in two different trims: the Sport Hybrid and the Sport Touring Hybrid. The front-wheel drive model matches the Kia Sportage with a best-in-class 43 MPG city. Both are also propelled by a powertrain featuring a 2.0 4-cycle Atkinson engine and an electric motor garnering an output of 204 horsepower. If you like reliability, refreshingly designed interior technology, and a spacious interior, the Honda CR-V is sure to please.
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What’s Your Take?
In conclusion, these 5 hybrid SUVs are the best options for those looking for an affordable, fuel-saving vehicle that doesn’t sacrifice room and comfort. What do you think? Are fully-electric SUVs worth the extra price upfront, or are hybrid SUVs the real value on the market? Let us know in the comments below, or join the conversation at the fastest-growing automotive community online, the CarEdge Community forum.
I have 2022 Kia Sorento S hybrid. It’s my second Kia Sorento and I love it. The best part is I only have to fill up every 12-14 days. Of course it helps that I have job that’s 9 miles from home and the speed limit thru town is 35 max! So getting truck is well worth it. I have traveled long distances and still have plenty of gas to spare.