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5 Best Hybrid SUVs Under $15,000

If you want the versatility of an SUV and the efficiency of a hybrid, there are several affordable hybrid SUV options on the used market. These SUVs can not only save you money at the gas pump, but save you money at the dealer with affordable pricing, especially compared to a brand new hybrid SUV.

Here are the 5 best hybrid SUVs you can find on Autotrader under $15,000.

1. 2008-2012 Ford Escape Hybrid

2012 Ford Escape Hybrid Front Left Side in White

 

The original Ford Escape Hybrid was an early example of a hybrid compact SUV from a mainstream automaker. It achieved impressive fuel economy ratings of over 30 mpg both in the city and on the highway when equipped with front-wheel drive. Four-wheel drive was an option which improves all-season traction while still being pretty efficient. It’s also pretty roomy for a compact SUV. Find a Ford Escape Hybrid for sale

2. 2017-2019 Kia Niro

2019 Kia Niro EV Left Profile in Blue

The Kia Niro just came out in 2017, but used examples can already be found fairly easily under the $15,000 mark. The Niro is a subcompact hybrid crossover with a stylish look, lively acceleration, and a fantastic modern infotainment system. This is the most efficient hybrid SUV on this list with an excellent fuel economy rating of up to 52 city/49 highway mpg. Find a Kia Niro for sale

3. 2010-2012 Lexus RX Hybrid

2012 Lexus RX Hybrid Front Right Side in Black

A used Lexus RX Hybrid is an easy recommendation for anyone in the market for a used midsize crossover. The RX Hybrid to get under $15,000 is early examples of the generation introduced for 2010. It’s a well-rounded SUV with a smooth, comfortable ride and a refined interior that’s aging nicely. Fuel economy is great and performance is stronger than you might expect with 245 horsepower. Find a Lexus RX Hybrid for sale

4. 2014-2016 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

2016 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid Front Right Side in Silver

The Subaru Crosstrek is a quirky off-roader with standard all-wheel drive. A conventional hybrid variant was available from 2014-2016 which was good on gas and didn’t sacrifice off-road proficiency. The ride is quiet and comfortable, plus it came with unique LED taillights and available “Plasma Green” paint, which were exclusive to the hybrid. Find a Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid for sale

5. 2008-2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Left Profile in Light Blue

If you’re looking for a family-friendly three-row crossover, but also want decent fuel economy, then you’ll appreciate the Toyota Highlander Hybrid and its available three-row seating. Standard all-wheel drive further adds to this SUV’s practicality, plus you get the safety and reliability that the Toyota brand has a well-earned reputation for. Find a Toyota Highlander Hybrid for sale

5 Best Hybrid SUVs Under $15,000

1. 2008-2012 Ford Escape Hybrid
2. 2017-2019 Kia Niro
3. 2010-2012 Lexus RX Hybrid
4. 2014-2016 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid
5. 2008-2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

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