If you love the safety of an SUV but aren’t keen on the amount of gas they guzzle, then a new series of hybrids may be the alternative you’ve been looking for. Not only can these models help you avoid the need for a personal injury lawyer in Folsom with their safety features, but their price points and features are unbeatable. Here are the best SUV hybrids to own in 2020.
1. Toyota RAV4 Hybrid 41/38 mpg
Topping this list is the fully redesigned RAV4. The Toyota Hybrid SUV now comes standard with AWD and offers a smoother, more refined ride with better acceleration and fuel economy than its non-hybrid counterparts. It comes with a four-cylinder gas engine and two electric motors capable of taking you from 0 to 60 in 7.1 seconds.
Looks-wise, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is among the best in its class. It has a sleek yet fun body and plenty of room for 5 passengers, without sacrificing legroom or cargo capacity. This SUV Hybrid also earned the highest scores across the board on crash test evaluations, child seat ease of use, and two front crash prevention tests. You can pick the RAV4 Hybrid up at a base price of $28,350 MSRP.
2. Honda CR-V Hybrid 40/35 mpg
Coming in second place, this SUV Hybrid is making its debut in the U.S. for the first time in 2020. Like its competition, this hybrid comes with standard AWD. It has a naturally aspirated inline-four engine with an integrated starter generator and an electric motor that will take you from 0 to 60 in 7.5 seconds, making it slightly less efficient and slower than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.
Considered a compact SUV, the Honda CR-V Hybrid doesn’t offer as much cargo space as some other hybrid SUVs, but it makes up for this its superb real-world brake feel, thoughtful design solutions, and clever uses of storage space. Living up to the name ‘Honda’ standards, the CR-V Hybrid earns the highest possible scores on every test, all at $27,850 MSRP.
3. Ford Escape Hybrid 44/37 mpg
The third-place pick is the all-new 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid. It comes with a 2.5-liter non-turbo four-cylinder engine, the option of FWD or AWD in the standard hybrid models, and comes in FWD only for the plug-in variants. The AWD Ford Escape Hybrid goes from 0 to 60 in 8.7 seconds, just 0.3 seconds behind the FWD Ford Escape with the turbo-three engine.
The Hybrid model of the Escape seats five passengers but with slightly less legroom and cargo capacity than the standard Escape models. Safety features include an automatic emergency braking system, blind-spot monitoring, lane keep assist, cross-traffic alert, and automatic high beams. The MSRP for the Ford Escape Hybrid starts at $28,265.
4. Toyota Highlander Hybrid 36/35 mpg
This mid-size SUV Hybrid is a highly fashionable quality family SUV that carries Toyota’s rock-solid reputation for value and reliability. It boasts a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gas-hybrid with two electric motors and a battery pack engine that delivers a smooth, quiet ride. It also comes with AWD that goes from 0 to 60 in 7.2 seconds.
The Toyota Highlander Hybrid has three rows of seats that hold up to 7 passengers, and the front two seats are almost like sitting in a La-Z-Boy. Its cabin and ride quality is comparable to a Lexus, but with a much lower starting price of $39,320.
As usual for the brand, the Toyota Highlander gets superior safety ratings in its overall evaluation in both features and preventative equipment. If you ever did need a car accident attorney in Redlands, having a Toyota is one surefire way to ensure that personal injuries are the least of your worries.