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8 Most Affordable New Hybrid SUVs for 2019

With a rich variety of options on the market, there’s never been a better time than now to be shopping for a hybrid SUV. Modern engineering and technology make hybrid crossovers and SUVs extremely efficient and they’re getting more affordable, as several of options are available for below the average new car transaction price in the mid-$30k range.

Here are the eight most affordable new hybrid SUVs you can get in 2019. Prices listed below include destination charges and don’t include any tax incentives, which may be available for the plug-in hybrids.

Lexus NX Hybrid

Lexus NX Hybrid — $40,095

For a sharp-looking luxury crossover that’s comfortable and great on gas, but won’t break the bank, look no further than the Lexus NX 300h. This compact luxury crossover has roomy, supportive seats that are all-day comfortable, making it great for commuting, long-distance highway cruising, or anything in between. It also gets standard all-wheel drive for when the roads get nasty and it gets a great fuel economy rating of 33 miles per gallon in the city and 30 mpg on the highway, which is a nice improvement over the standard NX. Being a Lexus, it also has an excellent predicted reliability rating. Find a Lexus NX Hybrid for sale

Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Toyota Highlander Hybrid — $38,415

The most affordable 3-row hybrid SUV on the market is the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. The Highlander Hybrid is an outstanding family vehicle with three rows of seats, excellent safety and reliability scores, and a smooth, comfortable ride for everyone. It comes well-equipped with a ton of standard driver assistance tech to help keep you and your family safe. It’s also quite powerful for a hybrid making over 300 horsepower while returning up to 30 mpg city/28 mpg hwy. Standard AWD is the icing on the cake, making the Highlander Hybrid ready to take on all climates without breaking a sweat. Find a Toyota Highlander Hybrid for sale

Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid — $35,970

The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid is all-new and the very first plug-in hybrid Subaru. Subaru has done an excellent job making the Crosstrek Hybrid both a great hybrid and a great Subaru. It gets an outstanding 90 MPGe rating and it’s packed with Subaru charm, most importantly with standard AWD. It retains the great off-road performance of the Crosstrek and is well-equipped with a nice interior and a generous list of standard features. As of this writing, Crosstrek Hybrid availability is limited to CARB-compliant states, but we hope to see its availability expand in the future. Find a Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid for sale

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV — $35,795

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a very affordable plug-in hybrid compact crossover. It may not be the most modern among its competitive compact SUV rivals, but if all you want is an affordable SUV that can run on both gas electricity, then the Outlander PHEV is a pretty good value earning a 74 MPGe rating from the EPA. The price can get even lower with tax incentives, especially if you live in a particularly EV-friendly state. Unfortunately, the Outlander PHEV does not have the available third row of seats that the regular Outlander has, but its hybrid efficiency makes up for it. That third row is pretty cramped, anyway. Find a Mitsubishi Outlander Hybrid for sale

Lexus UX Hybrid

Lexus UX Hybrid — $35,175

The most affordable luxury hybrid SUV for 2019 is the all-new Lexus UX 250h. This subcompact crossover delivers everything that people love about Lexus like strong predicted reliability and luxurious features at a reasonable price. On top of all of that, it returns great fuel economy numbers of 41 mpg city/38 mpg hwy, making it an especially good urban commuter. It also delivers serene ride quality, which can sometimes be difficult to find in a subcompact SUV, but the UX Hybrid will get you there comfortably without burning a lot of gas. Find a Lexus UX Hybrid for sale

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid — $28,795

The all-new 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid just might be one of the best overall values on the automotive market today. The new RAV4 is already an excellent compact crossover with a bold new look, an upmarket interior, and very generous standard safety tech. Throw in a hybrid drivetrain that returns up to 41 mpg city/38 mpg hwy and standard AWD and you have an SUV that checks a lot of boxes for a lot of drivers. Of course, being a Toyota, the RAV4 Hybrid also gets excellent safety and reliability ratings so it’s a crossover you can count on. Find a Toyota RAV4 Hybrid for sale

Nissan Rogue Hybrid

Nissan Rogue Hybrid — $28,645

The Nissan Rogue Hybrid is the brand’s only hybrid SUV and it gets a nice update for 2019, adding more standard safety technology. What makes that upgrade even better is the fact that it’s packed with driver assistance tech and is still one of the most affordable hybrid SUVs available. The Rogue Hybrid returns up to 33 mpg city/35 mpg hwy, which is a nice improvement over the non-hybrid Rogue and its hybrid powertrain also gives is a performance boost with more torque. For an affordable hybrid SUV that flies under the radar, the Rogue Hybrid is a good pick. Find a Nissan Rogue Hybrid for sale

Kia Niro

Kia Niro — $24,485

The spunky little Kia Niro is the most affordable hybrid SUV on the market. This subcompact crossover is extremely efficient, achieving up to 52 mpg city/49 mpg hwy. There’s also a plug-in hybrid option that gets 105 MPGe and starts at just $29,495, which is still very affordable for a PHEV crossover. It’s also roomier than you might think on the inside and its lively acceleration makes it a delight to drive. The spacious interior is also quite upscale, especially for a crossover you can get for less than $25,000. If you want SUV versatility and outstanding fuel economy at an affordable price, the Niro is a home run. Find a Kia Niro for sale

Eric Brandt
Eric Brandt
Eric Brandt is an author specializing in Oversteer content, new car reviews, and finding the best car, truck, and SUV deals each month. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Eric can often be found exploring the north woods on his 1983 Honda Gold Wing when the weather allows it. Father of four, husband of one, and unapologetic minivan enthusiast. Eric mastered driving stick by having a 3-cylinder Chevy... Read More about Eric Brandt

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