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10 Best Hybrid SUVs Under $15,000

A hybrid SUV offers an outstanding balance between practicality and frugality, but you may be concerned about being able to find one for a reasonable price — especially in today’s market.

We’ve done some of the work for you. Here’s a look at 10 of the best used hybrid SUVs you can find for $15,000 or less.

1. 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid
Find the 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid for under 15k.

The toniest of SUVs also came in a hybrid model. You may have to find one with lots of miles on the odometer, but you’ll be rewarded with a plush, leather-lined interior and plenty of swagger if you find yourself behind the wheel of a Cadillac Escalade Hybrid. See 2009 Cadillac Escalade models for sale

2. 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid

2010 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid
Find the 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid for under $15,000.

If you need to tow a trailer periodically or want something rugged enough for occasional off-road use, the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid is a relatively low-guilt choice among SUVs. See 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe models for sale

3. 2012 Ford Escape Hybrid

2012 Ford Escape Hybrid
Get the 2012 Ford Escape Hybrid for under $15,000.

So tough and rugged that it held up to grueling taxi use in New York City, the Ford Escape Hybrid is an economical choice that’s ready to go the distance. See 2012 Ford Escape models for sale

4. 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid

2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid
Get the 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid under $15,000.

You’ll have to be quick on the draw if you want to take advantage of this upscale relative to the Nissan Pathfinder. The QX60 Hybrid is a rare sight, but it’s loaded with luxury features for the money. See 2014 Infiniti QX60 models for sale

5. 2017 Kia Niro

2017 Kia Niro
Find the 2017 Kia Niro for under $15,000.

You may have to find one with higher miles, but the Kia Niro offers SUV style and practicality in a frugal package. With around 50 mpg combined for most trim levels, the Niro is ultra-efficient, too. See 2017 Kia Niro models for sale

6. 2010 Lexus RX 450h

2010 Lexus RX 450h 
Find the 2010 Lexus RX 450h for under $15,000.

The Lexus RX 450h is a great hybrid choice if you’re seeking a little more luxury. These refined, well-equipped vehicles are still styling today, and they were big sellers when new, so it won’t be hard to find a nice one. See 2010 Lexus RX 450h models for sale

7. 2011 Mercury Mariner Hybrid

2011 Mercury Mariner Hybrid
Get the 2011 Mercury Mariner Hybrid for under 15k.

Like the Ford Escape above but want more expressive styling? Seek out the Mercury Mariner. This often-forgotten choice had a higher level of optional equipment than the Escape when new. See 2011 Mercury Mariner models for sale

8. 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid

2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid
Get the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid for under 15,000 dollars.

Need seating for up to eight passengers but want something a little more eco-friendly than a typical guzzling SUV? Enter the Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid. These SUVs were rare when new, so you may have to hunt for one — but you’ll be rewarded with lots of metal and space for the money. See 2014 Nissan Pathfinder models for sale

9. 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid
Find the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid for under $15,000.

The Subaru XV Crosstrek combines a rugged attitude and standard all-wheel drive with a hybrid powertrain that will help cut your fuel bill. That gasoline-electric setup also happens to be a little smoother than the standard non-hybrid engine. See 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek models for sale

10. 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
Find the 2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid for under 15k.

Toyota’s Highlander has long been a leader among more car-like SUVs, and this choice works great in hybrid form. With room for up to seven passengers and a plush, comfortable interior, there’s something for everyone to love in the Highlander Hybrid. See 2012 Toyota Highlander models for sale

Andrew Ganz
Andrew Ganz is an author specializing in helping in-market consumers get the most bang for their buck -- and the best car, while they're at it. When not virtually shopping for new and used cars, Andrew can probably be found under the hood of a vintage classic that's rapidly losing fluids.

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