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As time has gone by, more widely available hybrid technology has made engines much more efficient and much more affordable, especially in the used marketplace. If you are planning to get behind the wheel of an affordable hybrid SUV, look no further. Here is everything you need to know about the five most affordable hybrid SUVs according to iSeeCars.

Blue 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid
Blue 2023 Honda CR-V Hybrid | Honda

Honda CR-V Hybrid

Starting at number five on this list is the Honda CR-V Hybrid with a starting MSRP of $32,450. The hybrid CR-V comes standard with a 204 horsepower hybrid four-cylinder engine and can be purchased in either front or all-wheel drive. Standard features include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, and lane-keeping assist.

With this CR-V equipped with a hybrid engine, you can expect fuel economy numbers of around 43 mpg city and 36 mpg highway. Add in the fact that the IIHS gave the CR-V Hybrid a Top Safety Pick award for 2022, and you have an incredible hybrid SUV that will keep you safe and look good doing it.

Ford Escape Hybrid

The original American hybrid SUV is still in production today and takes the number four spot on this list published by iSeeCars. This Ford Escape starts at around $32,340, making it slightly cheaper than the CR-V Hybrid.

The Escape Hybrid beats out a good amount of the competition in fuel economy as well, with an EPA-estimated 43 mpg city and 37 mpg highway. Standard features for the Escape hybrid include an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and a wifi hotspot among other features. A digital gauge cluster, remote start, ambient lighting, and a panoramic sunroof are also available.

The Ford Escape Hybrid also received an IIHS Top Safety Pick designation.

Hyundai Tucson Hybrid

Starting at around $30,900, this crossover from Hyundai beats the Ford Escape in price. The Hyundai Tucson Hybrid comes with a great list of standard features including wireless Apple CarPlay and Andriod Auto, an 8-inch touchscreen, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, blind spot warning, and rear cross-traffic warning.

This Tucson can reach fuel economy numbers of 38 mpg city and 38 mpg highway. The Tucson Hybrid is also the best-rated vehicle in terms of safety so far on this list with an IIHS Top Safety Pick + designation.

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

The Toyota RAV4 is one of the best-selling vehicles worldwide, and with a fuel-sipping hybrid powertrain, it gets even better. Starting at $30,225, you get the fuel efficiency and reliability of a Toyota, at a Hyundai price point. True to its heritage, the RAV4 comes standard with all-wheel drive, and despite this typical efficiency-sapping drivetrain, fuel economy numbers are still very impressive at 41 mpg city and 38 mpg highway. 

Standard features include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, lane keeping assistance, adaptive cruise control, and road sign recognition. It may not have topped the Tucson in safety, but this RAV4 Hybrid still earned an IIHS Top Safety Pick designation.

Kia Niro


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The Kia Niro may sound like a surprising name topping this list of affordable hybrid SUVs, but this Kia offers a ton of features and style at an unbelievably low price of just $26,490. The Niro may be small compared to other options on this list, but that small size is quickly forgotten when you see that this Kia is capable of reaching fuel economy ratings of 49 mpg to 53 mpg combined.

Safety was a focus for Kia with the Niro as it comes standard with forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic warning, lane centering assistance, and lane keep assist.

Also included is a new piece of tech from Kia called Kia Safe Exit, which can detect approaching traffic or bicycles before you open your door on a crowded street. If you want an affordable hybrid SUV with great value, it’s tough to pass on the Niro!