Hybrid SUVs are one of the most popular green vehicles on the road today. And, searches for hybrids are among the highest for all fuel efficient vehicles. With eleven models available in 2012 and more scheduled to reach dealers in 2013 and 2014, gas saving crossovers and sport utility vehicles are increasing. HybridSUV covers them all. Review top models, take a virtual test drive, compare the best MPG ratings and much more on our new hybrid blog.
Compare All Hybrid SUVs
A side-by-side comparison of all the most important features and benefits of every make and model.
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MPG Comparison of SUV Hybrids
Fuel/Gas Mileage Estimates (city/hwy)
43/40 mpg: 2012 Lexus CT 200h (FWD)
34/30 mpg: 2010 Mazda Tribute (AWD)
34/31 mpg: 2012 Ford Escape (AWD)
34/31 mpg: 2011 Mercury Mariner (4WD)
32/28 mpg: 2013 Lexus RX 450h (AWD)
28/28 mpg: 2012 Toyota Highlander (AWD)
26/24 mpg: 2011 Volkswagen Touareg
26/32 mpg: 2009 Saturn Vue (FWD)
21/24 mpg: 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML450 (AWD)
20/23 mpg: 2012 Chevrolet Tahoe (2WD)
20/23 mpg: 2012 GMC Yukon (4WD)
20/23 mpg: 2013 Cadillac Escalade (AWD)
17/19 mpg: 2011 BMW ActiveHybrid X6
The 2005 Ford Escape Hybrid was the first hybrid SUV to be sold in the United States. The 2-wheel drive hybrid Escape achieved an EPA estimated 36 miles per gallon (mpg) in city driving – twice the gas mileage of the average SUV built that year (17.9 mpg). Lexus introduced the first luxury hybrid SUV. The 2006 Lexus 400h averaged 26 mpg in combined city and highway driving. That same year, the 2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid became the first available 7 passenger, mid-size hybrid SUV, reaching 28 mpg combined. GM offered the first full-size hybrid SUV in 2008 when they introduced the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid. With seating for 8, this Tahoe model was able to reach 21 mpg combined. To date, more than 6 million modern hybrid vehicles have been sold worldwide.
Whether you own a hybrid now, or you’re comparing available options to potentially buy one in the future, we invite you to dig into our site today and check back for updated reviews, ratings, articles, and news. Compare green SUVs, learn about model updates, and be the first to see concept vehicles.
In addition to models you can buy now, rumors indicate we could see hybrid versions of a Ford Edge, Honda Pilot, Lincoln MKX, and something from Audi, Hyundai, Nissan and Mitsubishi. We also expect diesel and plug-in hybrid SUVs to be introduced beginning in 2014.
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Based on our most recent search stats, people looking for upcoming “concept” hybrids appear to be most interested in a Honda hybrid SUV. In addition, the four wheel drive (4 wd, 4X4) and crossover (CUV) models are near the top of the list, as well as those with good towing capacity and fuel economy/gas mileage. The most popular search last year was the Ford Escape followed by the Lexus RX 450h. Watch for future announcements and news here on the best green SUVs and CUVs available.Home