There are more hybrids on the market today than there ever have been before, and that means a greater variety to choose from.
This comes in especially handy when you have other criteria to meet with your next vehicle purchase, beyond the kind of powertrain it has or how much and what kind of energy it consumes. Like traction, for example, or capacity to carry more passengers and cargo.
We previously brought you round-ups of all the hybrid passenger cars available with all-wheel drive, and all the pure electric vehicles that offer the same. But the pool gets even deeper when it comes to light trucks: crossovers, sport-utes, and even pickup trucks. Here are twenty such high-riding vehicles on the market in North America that check all three boxes: hybrid powertrains, all-wheel traction, and larger, more versatile form factors.
Hybrid Crossovers and Trucks with All-Wheel Drive
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
Hybrid 219 hp 40 mpg (combined) $28,945 (delivered)
Toyota offers one of the widest arrays of hybrids on the market, and that includes crossovers – starting with the RAV4 Hybrid. The pioneering compact crossover is not only the most accessible model on our list, but offers the best fuel economy here (without needing to plug in). 40 miles per gallon (on the EPA combined cycle) with a starting price below $30k makes the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid a compelling choice.
Nissan Rogue Hybrid
Hybrid 176 hp 33 mpg (combined) $30,095 (delivered)
Alongside the all-electric Leaf, Nissan offers only one electrified crossover. The Rogue Hybrid is slightly pricier than the similarly sized RAV4, and offers less power, with a lower fuel-economy rating. But 33 mpg (in AWD spec) still puts it towards the top of our list, and at a tempting price point that makes it hard to ignore among the more expensive alternatives ahead.
Jeep Wrangler w/eTorque
270 hp 24 mpg (combined) $33,835 (delivered)
Jeep offers the new Wrangler with a mild-hybrid powertrain that combines a 2.0-liter turbo four with a 48-volt eTorque assist. Rated by the EPA at 24 mpg on the combined cycle, it’s hardly the most fuel-efficient vehicle here, but it is one of the most capable off-road, and it’s also the only here available in two body-styles (with two doors or four), and with a convertible roof.
Lexus UX 250h
Hybrid 181 hp 39 mpg (combined) $35,175 (delivered)
Find the RAV4 too big or too spartan? Toyota’s premium division has an array of more upscale hybrid crossovers, starting with the subcompact Lexus UX 250h. 39 mpg is second (sans the plug) only to the RAV4, and the price point – just a few grand more than the conventional UX 200 – makes it a tempting electrified entry into the luxury marketplace. More so, at any rate, than the previous CT 200h hatchback.
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Plug-In Hybrid 190 hp 25 mpg (combined), 74 MPGe $36,890 (delivered)
The most affordable plug-in hybrid on our list, the mid-size Outlander PHEV returns a respectable (if not stellar) 25 mpg – but the equivalent of 74 with electric power taken into account. That makes it one of the most efficient crossovers on the market. Unfortunately, Mitsubishi doesn’t offer the plug-in version with the third row that the conventional Outlander includes, so you only get five seats.
Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid
Plug-In Hybrid 148 hp 35 mpg (combined), 90 MPGe $36,945 (delivered)
Closely based as it is on the Impreza, the ruggedized Crosstrek is more car than truck. But with the equivalent of 90 mpg, Subaru’s sole electrified model is the most energy-efficient all-wheel-drive hybrid “crossover” you can buy. It’s also the least powerful on our list, but starting under $37k, it presents a compelling alternative to the larger crossovers on the market.
Ram 1500 w/eTorque
Mild Hybrid 305-395 hp 19-21 mpg (combined) $36,990 (delivered)
Electrification is coming to pickup trucks, and the new Ram 1500 is the first on the market. The full-size pickup offers a similar eTorque system to the Wrangler’s, available with either the 3.6-liter V6 or the 5.7-liter V8. Returning 21 and 19 mpg (respectively) on the combined cycle, it’s hardly the most efficient here, but it’s the only electrified pickup available… for now.
Mini Countryman S E All4
221 hp 27 mpg (combined), 65 MPGe $37,750 (delivered)
Mini will soon introduce an all-electric hatchback, among a slate of electrified vehicles coming from the BMW Group. But even before it does, it offers the Countryman crossover with a plug-in powertrain to return a solid 65 MPGe rating from the EPA. And though it’s the biggest vehicle Mini offers, it’s still a subcompact crossover – the only one available with all-wheel-drive and plug-in hybrid propulsion.
Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Hybrid 306 hp 29 mpg (combined) $38,415 (delivered)
The Outlander PHEV may not offer three rows of seating, but the Highlander Hybrid does. So if you have more than five people to transport, the mid-size Toyota may be your best bet. The 2019 model’s 29-mpg combined-cycle rating is respectable, and the sub-$40k sticker makes it a solid value. Plus there’s an all-new model coming with even better economy, and could net you a heck of a deal on the outgoing model.
Lexus NX 300h
Hybrid 194 hp 31 mpg (combined) $40,095 (delivered)
If the Lexus UX is too small for your tastes, $5k more will net you the next-size-up NX, with a more potent hybrid powertrain to boot. Its 31-mpg combined-cycle rating, though not as high as its subcompact counterpart’s, is still better than most luxury crossovers on the market. And it just goes to show that Lexus (and its parent Toyota) goes far beyond a one-size-fits-all approach particularly when it comes to hybrids.
Lexus RX 450h
Hybrid 308 hp 30 mpg (combined) $47,270 (delivered)
The top of Lexus‘ crossover lineup, the mid-size RX is the brand’s perennial top seller, outperforming all its passenger cars combined. And now in its fourth iteration, it’s not hard to see why. Even discounting the conventionally powered RX 350, the hybrid RX 450h can be had in standard, F Sport, and three-row L spec, offering over 300 horsepower and 30 mpg.
Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e
Plug-In Hybrid 320 hp 25 mpg (combined), 56 MPGe $51,645 (delivered)
Mercedes-Benz is taking a multi-pronged approach to electrification, even within its crossover lineup. Alongside the all-electric EQC, its top-selling compact crossover is also available as a plug-in hybrid in GLC 350e spec. Its 25 mpg combined-cycle rating is a mile better than the conventional GLC 300’s (never mind the AMG performance versions’), and the 56 MPGe rating takes it that much further.
Acura MDX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD
Hybrid 321 hp 27 mpg (combined) $53,795 (delivered)
Honda’s luxury division Acura showed what electrification could do with the NSX, but applies the tech to more versatile and accessible forms than a two-seat sports car. Like the midsize, three-row MDX crossover, which in Sport Hybrid form delivers 321 horsepower and 27 mpg (EPA combined) – more muscle (for more money) but fewer miles than the aforementioned Lexus RX.
Volvo XC60 T8 eAWD
Plug-In Hybrid 400 hp 26 mpg (combined), 58 MPGe $55,340 (delivered)
Volvo used every trick in the book to develop its trick T8 eAWD powertrain, amping up a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a supercharger, turbocharger, and electric assist. In the compact XC60, it produces 400 horsepower and returns 26 mpg (EPA combined), or 58 MPGe with gasoline and electric power taken into account.
Mild Hybrid 383-450 hp 21 mpg (GLE 450 combined – others TBA) $62,145 (delivered)
Mercedes offers the GLE with a choice of three mild-hybrid powertrain options. The base, four-cylinder GLE 350 is strictly an internal-combustion affair, but the six-cylinder GLE 450, eight-cylinder GLE 580, and performance-oriented Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 all feature a 48-volt EQ Boost mild-hybrid assist – with output as high as 450 horsepower and fuel-economy as good as 21 mpg (albeit not together).
Mild Hybrid 335 hp 19 mpg (combined) $68,395 (delivered)
While the all-electric E-Tron paves the way for Audi’s electrification, others are available exclusively with mild-hybrid powertrains. Like the flagship Q8 crossover, whose 3.0-liter V6 is augmented with a 48-volt electric assist. Unfortunately, its 19-mpg combined-cycle rating is the lowest on our list, lagging behind even the closely related (but combustion-only) Q7’s 21 mpg.
Volvo XC90 T8 eAWD
Plug-In Hybrid 400 hp 25 mpg (combined), 58 MPGe $68,640 (delivered)
The same T8 powertrain offered in the XC60 debuted in the larger XC90, offering three rows of seating (for more cash) and taking only a slight fuel-economy penalty as a result: the 25-mpg combined-cycle rating is just one mile behind the smaller model, but the 58-MPGe rating carries over unchanged – as does the 400-horsepower output that’s among the highest here.
Range Rover Sport P360/P400
Mild Hybrid 355-395 hp Mileage TBA $69,795 (delivered)
Land Rover is replacing its supercharged V6 with a new turbo straight-six, giving it a 48-volt mild-hybrid assist in the process to turn the Range Rover Sport into its first hybrid for the US market. Fuel-economy ratings are still to be revealed, but along with diesel and V8 engine options, the three-row luxury sport-ute can now be had with in P360 and P400 specs, offering 355 or 395 horsepower (respectively).
Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid
Plug-In Hybrid 455 hp Mileage TBA $80,950 (delivered)
Porsche no longer offers its crossovers here with diesel engines, but alongside its conventional gasoline options, buyers can order up the Cayenne S E-Hybrid. EPA ratings for the latest plug-in hybrid are still to come, but the previous version was rated at 22 (or the electrified equivalent of 47) mpg. And a more powerful Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid is slated to follow.
Bentley Bentayga Hybrid
Plug-In Hybrid 455 hp (est) Mileage TBA ~$200,000 (est)
Bentleys aren’t exactly known for sipping fuel, and most versions of
the Bentayga are no exception – but the new Bentayga Hybrid certainly is, with a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 paired with an electric motor. Final specifications are still to be announced, but the plug-in hybrid promises to deliver 31 miles of electric-only range and fuel consumption close to that of the aforementioned Porsche with which it shares both its platform and its powertrain.
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