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Best hybrid SUVs

Explore the best used hybrid SUVs of 2024
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2021 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid XSE

1. Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

CarMax owner rating

4.7

Price range*$33,998$44,998
Estimated combined MPG40 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

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Pros

  • Excellent fuel economy estimates
  • Smooth ride
  • Good cargo capacity

Cons

  • Uncomfortable front seats
  • Mushy brake pedal
  • Unpleasant engine noise
2020 Toyota Highlander Platinum

2. Toyota Highlander Hybrid

CarMax owner rating

4.8

Price range*$40,998$49,998
Estimated combined MPG35 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

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Pros

  • Welcome hybrid fuel figures
  • Generously equipped with standard and available driver assistance
  • Pleasant ride experience

Cons

  • Tight third-row dimensions
  • Prominent engine noise at full power
  • Limited cargo space
2023 Kia Niro SX Touring

3. Kia Niro

CarMax owner rating

4.6

Price range*$26,998$31,998
Estimated combined MPG43 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

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4.5 out of 5

Pros

  • Great seating and cargo space
  • Standard tech including wireless smartphone connectivity
  • Fuel-sipping powertrain

Cons

  • Just one engine, and it's a bit slow
  • Front-wheel drive only
  • Can have a rough ride depending on the surface
2021 Ford Escape Hybrid SE

4. Ford Escape Hybrid

CarMax owner rating

4.4

Price range*$26,998$30,998
Estimated combined MPG40 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

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Pros

  • Useful hybrid powertrain setup
  • Responsive and enjoyable to drive
  • Spacious and comfortable seating

Cons

  • The second row doesn't fold flat
  • Interior finishing lacks finesse in places
2022 Lexus UX 250h

5. Lexus UX 250h

CarMax owner rating

4.4

Price range*$38,998
Estimated combined MPG39 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

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Pros

  • Excellent fuel efficiency
  • Abundant technology features
  • Compact and agile design

Cons

  • Sluggish acceleration
  • Limited rear seating space
  • Compact cargo capacity
2021 Lexus RX 350

6. Lexus RX 450h

CarMax owner rating

4.8

Price range*(data not available)
Estimated combined MPG(data not available)
RepairPal reliability rating 

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2018 Ford C-Max Hybrid SE

7. Ford C-Max

CarMax owner rating

4.5

Price range*$16,998
Estimated combined MPG40 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

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4 out of 5

Pros

  • Comfortable cabin
  • Great cargo capacity
  • Accelerates quickly

Cons

  • Lacks driver-assistance features
  • Unimpressive design
  • Outdated platform
2020 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD with Technology Package

8. Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

CarMax owner rating

5

Price range*$35,998
Estimated combined MPG27 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

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Pros

  • Packed with driver-assist features
  • Simple, elegant, and roomy interior
  • Speedy acceleration

Cons

  • Two-screen infotainment system can be confusing
  • Adaptive cruise control takes some getting used to
  • Not the greatest fuel economy, especially for a hybrid
2018 Nissan Rogue SV Hybrid

9. Nissan Rogue Hybrid

CarMax owner rating

5

Price range*$24,998
Estimated combined MPG33 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select undefined vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of undefined. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

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Pros

  • Large cargo space
  • Roomy cabin for adults
  • Rearview camera standard

Cons

  • Mushy regenerative brakes
  • Confusing infotainment system
  • Feels underpowered at high speeds
2020 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid

10. Porsche Cayenne Hybrid

CarMax owner rating

5

Price range*$66,998
Estimated combined MPG21 MPG
RepairPal reliability rating 

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select undefined vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of undefined. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

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How we ranked this list

To create our "Best Of" lists, our analysts look at CarMax vehicle and sales data over a recent 6-month period, from September 2023 through February 2024. Looking back over a 6-month period allows for the highest sample size possible while also providing up-to-date pricing information. Some articles may include data points with lower sample sizes.

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Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov.

Range figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new and assume a full battery charge. Range will vary based on things like battery age, vehicle condition and history, driving and charging habits, accessory use, and driving conditions. Battery capacity may decrease with time and use. See fueleconomy.gov for more info.

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