Hybrid SUVs are a great way to save a few bucks on fuel. Not only do you get the versatility and practicality of an SUV, but you’re also not burning as much gas as you would be in a similar, non-hybrid SUV. It’s a little better for both the environment and your wallet.
Shopping certified pre-owned can bring you some further peace of mind. CPO SUVs come with a thorough inspection and a manufacturer-backed warranty giving you some of the advantages of a new car while enjoying the depreciation of a used car.
Here are six great CPO hybrid SUVs that you can find on Autotrader for under $30,000.
2017-2019 Nissan Rogue Hybrid
The Nissan Rogue Hybrid is a compact crossover SUV that’s big on practicality. The Rogue is already a great SUV for its good ride quality and upscale interior and adding a hybrid powertrain boosts its fuel economy to up to 33 miles per gallon in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. All-wheel drive is available, which is great to have when the roads get nasty, but upgrading to AWD will result in a slight fuel economy penalty. AWD or not, the Nissan Rogue Hybrid is an efficient and comfortable hybrid SUV and a great deal on the CPO market. Find a Nissan Rogue Hybrid for sale
2016-2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
Perhaps the top competitor to the Nissan Rogue Hybrid is the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. The Toyota slightly trails the Nissan in fuel economy, returning up to 34 mpg city/31 mpg hwy, but the RAV4 Hybrid also throws in standard AWD, which is an excellent standard feature to have. Regardless of what’s under the hood, the RAV4 is an excellent compact crossover that is practical, affordable, reliable and safe. With a budget of $30,000, you can get your hands on one of the more luxurious Limited models, which adds leatherette seating, an upgraded infotainment system with navigation, more driver assistance tech like adaptive cruise control, and more. Find a Toyota RAV4 Hybrid for sale
2013-2015 Lexus RX 450h
The Lexus RX 450h has just about everything you could want in a certified pre-owned hybrid SUV. It delivers refined performance, a roomy, luxurious interior, a smooth, quiet ride, excellent safety and reliability scores, and achieves up to 32 mpg city/28 mpg hwy. On top of the car being great itself, Lexus has one of the very best CPO programs available with a 6-year/unlimited-mile bumper to bumper warranty from the original sale date, a 2-year/20,000-mile complimentary recommended factory maintenance, and more. Find a Lexus RX Hybrid for sale
2017-2019 Kia Niro
Since the Kia Niro is already a pretty affordable hybrid crossover when new, you can get a really nice, gently used one on the CPO market for well under $30,000. An easy recommendation is the range-topping Touring trim, which includes an 8-in UVO infotainment system, satellite navigation, a sunroof, leather seats (heated and ventilated in front), a heated steering wheel, wireless charging, the latest safety technology and more. No matter which trim you go with, the Niro is a great subcompact SUV with a surprisingly roomy interior and outstanding fuel economy numbers of up to 52 mpg city/49 mpg hwy. Find a Kia Niro for sale
2015-2019 Lexus NX 300h
The Lexus L/Certified CPO program is so good that we put a second Lexus on the list. This one is the compact Lexus NX 300h and it’s the more nimble little brother to the bigger RX. An advantage of being on the smaller side is even better fuel economy, specifically up to 35 mpg city/31 mpg hwy. That makes the NX extremely versatile as either an urban commuter or a long-distance cruiser. Generous seating space also makes it a pretty good family vehicle. As you might expect from a Lexus, the safety and reliability of this SUV are top-notch, as well. Find a Lexus NX Hybrid for sale