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8 Best Used Luxury Hybrid SUVs Under $30,000


You can have it all with a luxury hybrid SUV. These models provide improved fuel economy compared to their gas-only counterparts. And they don’t skimp on high-end features or a spacious cargo hold.

Here’s a look at 10 of the best luxury hybrid SUVs you’ll find for $30,000 or less.

1. 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

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The 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid is now available for under $30,000.

If you don’t mind a higher odometer reading as a trade-off for impressive fuel economy, look for an Acura MDX Sport Hybrid. This model delivers fuel economy in the upper 20 mpg range, plus sharp handling and a comfortable ride. Its well-appointed interior boasts fresh tech compared to many like-priced hybrids, too. See Acura MDX models for sale

2. 2013 Audi Q5 Hybrid

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You can find the 2013 Audi Q5 Hybrid on Autotrader for under $30,000.

Audi flirted with hybrids for the 2013 and 2014 model years. This included a gasoline-electric version of its popular compact crossover SUV. The Q5 hybrid was rated as high as 30 mpg on the highway. It can even lug a 4,400-pound trailer. See Audi Q5 models for sale

3. 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e

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2016 BMW X5 xdrive40e Hybrid is now available on Autotrader for under $30,000.

According to the EPA, the hybrid version of the BMW X5 delivers sharp handling and V8-level performance with the promise of around 24 mpg. That’s a great combination of virtues, especially given the X5 has a high-tech interior and standard all-wheel drive in hybrid form. See BMW X5 models for sale

4. 2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid

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The 2012 Cadillac Escalade is now available for under $30,000.

Though its 20-mpg city rating according to the EPA isn’t everyone’s definition of “green,” the Escalade Hybrid is an improvement over the gas-only version of the era. It doesn’t compromise when it comes to interior space, features, or swagger, either. The Escalade Hybrid is commonly available on the used car market. See Cadillac Escalade models for sale

5. 2016 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid

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The 2016 Infiniti Qx60 Hybrid is now available on Autotrader for under $30,000.

The 3-row Infiniti QX60 Hybrid is a good choice for drivers who need more space but don’t want to give up a luxurious interior with real wood trim and soft leather upholstery. This SUV came with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, and its fuel economy tickles 30 mpg. See Infiniti QX60 models for sale

6. 2017 Lexus NX 200h

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The 2017 Lexus NX 200h is now available on Autotrader for under $30,000.

Between its sporty looks and its zippy handling, the Lexus NX hybrid is a great choice for drivers who want an upscale ride that’s perfect for the city. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), it also benefits from several generations of hybrid SUVs from Lexus, netting it an impressive 31 mpg combined rating. See Lexus NX models for sale

7. 2013 Lexus RX 450h

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The 2013 Lexus RX 450h is now available on Autotrader for under $30,000.

The larger hybrid SUV in the Lexus stable is a great choice for drivers seeking an upscale interior and impressive fuel economy. The model promises 30 mpg in just about any driving situation, all while hauling up to five passengers in stretch-out comfort. See Lexus RX models for sale

8. 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML450

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The 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML450 is now available on Autotrader for under $30,000.

The short-lived Mercedes-Benz ML450 hybrid is worth seeking out for its good performance and decent fuel economy. Though it was only built for a few years, setting an Autotrader search alert will help you find one. The best part? You can expect to pay $20,000 or less for a typical example. See Mercedes-Benz M-Class models for sale

9. 2014 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid

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With some looking, you can find a 2014 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid for under $30,000.

Though they can be tricky to find for $30,000 or under, the Porsche Cayenne Hybrid pairs decent fuel economy with V8-grade acceleration. Its sporty road manners make it a joy to drive, belying its SUV size and heft. See Porsche Cayenne models for sale

10. 2012 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid

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The 2012 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid is now available on Autotrader for under $30,000.

The VW Touareg Hybrid may not come from a traditional luxury brand, but it is worth seeking out for its comfortable, well-appointed interior and good performance. The EPA rates it at 24 mpg on the highway, which isn’t bad considering it offers a total system output of 380 horsepower — plus the ability to lug upward of 7,700 pounds. See Volkswagen Touareg models for sale

Andrew Ganz
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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