The small crossover SUV is the most popular type of vehicle outside of pickup trucks, and for a good reason like cargo and passenger space that makes them well suited for small families, yet they’re as easy to drive and maneuver as smaller cars. Not surprisingly, the four most fuel-efficient picks are all hybrids; that’s why electrification is where cars are headed, even if it doesn’t feel like we’ve reached the tipping point quite yet.
The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid fits among the new batch of “extra-small” crossover SUVs. Crosstrek lineup for its comprehensive list of advanced safety features, off-road-friendly ground clearance, comfortable ride, spacious interior for a hatchback of its size, plug-in capability, and good overall fuel economy.
Starting price: $34,995
Fuel economy: 35 mpg combined in hybrid mode (90 miles per gallon equivalent)
Maximum cargo capacity: 43.1 cubic feet
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is quite a bit larger than the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, provides more range in EV mode at an EPA-estimated 22 miles. Hybrid SUV Offers a generous list of standard features, up to 22 miles solely on an electric battery charger, and sophisticated all-wheel-drive offers stability on slippery surfaces.
Starting price: $35,795
Fuel economy: 25 mpg combined (74 mpge)
Maximum cargo capacity:66.6 cubic feet
The 2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid comes with fuel economy, a comfortable cabin, an accessible base prices, up-to-date technology, and generous cargo space. The 2019 RAV4 is available in five trim levels: LE, XLE, XLE Premium, Adventure, and Limited.
Starting price: $27,850
Fuel economy: 40 mpg combined (41 city/38 highway)
Maximum cargo capacity:69.8 cubic feet