Last updated on March 11th, 2017 at 01:29 pm
Crossovers might not be very popular, so finding a hybrid version will be difficult, but here are the current 8 best hybrid crossovers that you can find right now. Well, actually, those 8 are probably the most well known crossovers right now, there seems to be little interest from the people regarding the market, thus the list goes smaller and smaller by the year. But, nevertheless, they are still exist and are probably a good replacement for any SUV that might have no interest in buying, and to help you decide, here are 8 of the best.
Top 8 Hybrid Crossovers
Lexus NX 300h
A four door hybrid crossover vehicle which can fit 5 adult passengers, it might have not be able to carry a lot of people, but this crossover got its own good points. For once, if you want something that has great looks, then you might want to check this one out, the Lexus NX 300h is a luxurious crossover vehicle with superb styling. The main selling point of this particular hybrid crossover vehicle is its styling and luxurious feature, too bad that there seems to be sacrifices that are need to be made in order to achieve that, one significant sacrifice is the amount of cargo space available.
Looking at the price of the car, you would expect that the Lexus NX 300h would have decent engine would you? Unfortunately, the engine used on the car is only a 2.5L hybrid engine. This engine is only capable of 194 horsepower and 152 pound feet of torque. It does have pretty great fuel consumption rate for a hybrid though; 35 mpg city and 31 mpg highway, this new luxury crossover vehicle is going to be available with the front wheel drive as the standard.
Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid
Unfortunately, the Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid is not available anymore, Nissan had decided that they are not going to produce anymore Pathfinder Hybrid due to the falling of gas price in the United States; the trim level with regular engine is still available. If you want to get this crossover vehicle, you will need to buy one used, and you should really check out this car. The Nissan Pathfinder for this year is designed to give superb comfortability to its passengers, with its spacious interior and seats that can be used to hold up to 7 passengers and great amount of cargo space.
Under the hood, the Nissan Rogue Hybrid is going to be utilizing a 4 cylinder 2.0 L engine with 142 horsepower and 6 speeds on the transmission. Meanwhile, the fuel consumption rate of this car is 25 mpg city and 28 mpg highway, which is rather low compared to the other crossover vehicles. The Pathfinder Hybrid is available with front wheel drive as standard, but there is also the all wheel drive version.
Audi Q5 Hybrid
If you are looking to get a crossover with lots of features and good all around, then you will need to look out for this Audi Q5 Hybrid. From the look of its exterior, you will probably know that this car is special, it looks gorgeous, its excellent styling is also rubbing on to its interior as well. While this vehicle is pretty small for a crossover, it can hold up to 5 adult passengers and still provide a large enough leg room. Of course, if you want to use the vehicle to carry a lot of stuffs, the back seats can be folded to give you more space.
But the best part of the Audi Q5 Hybrid is the available drivetrain choices; you’ll be bound to find one drivetrain type of your liking from the available choices. The vehicle itself is powered by a hybrid of electric engine and a turbo 2.0L engine, this gives the Audi Q5 the power that it needs; 245 horsepower and 354 pound feet of torque plus fuel consumption rate of 24 mpg city and 30 mpg highway. The standard model of the Audi Q5 Hybrid is available with the all wheel drive and 6 speed automatic transmission systems.
Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid
If you are looking for a crossover vehicle that can do anything but is also priced so low, then there is no better choice than the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid. You know Subaru, their products are usually very versatile, and for this relatively new hybrid trim level, the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid is one of the few crossover vehicles that can run well on rougher terrain due to its off road capability. The vehicle is also priced perfectly so it is available for everyone, it does have some negatives though, especially in the engine department.
The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid is not a full hybrid crossover vehicle, the hybrid engine will only activate if you are running with speed slower than 40 mph. So in other words, the hybrid engine of this car is only to give EPA boost rather than any increase of capabilities. The engine itself is capable of 160 horsepower and 163 pound feet of torque, and with that comes the 30 mpg city 34 mpg highway fuel consumption rate. Due to its off road ability, you are going to get the all wheel drive as the standard, and the 6 speed CVT transmission system.
Infiniti QX60 Hybrid
Being one of the most expensive products on this list, there is a good reason why the Infiniti QX60 Hybrid is so expensive. The styling of this vehicle is one of its main attractions, but it is not the reason why the car is so expensive, it is because the Infiniti QX60 Hybrid is so large. This is one of the largest vehicles on the list as well, with the capabilities to carry 7 adult passengers but still having a lot of space available, this is the one crossover vehicle that you should get if you need a lot of space for your vehicle. Fortunately, it’s not only big and stylish; the new Infiniti QX60 Hybrid is exceptionally durable and got superb rating for its safety features.
The hybrid engine of the Infiniti QX60 Hybrid gives a boost on its power; it has 250 horsepower and 243 pound feet of torque. the regular standard Infiniti QX60 have below average fuel efficiency, and it looks like the hybrid version only add so little in that department, as this vehicle is only rated for 26 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. The front wheel drive is available for the standard model, while the other Hybrid trim level got the all wheel drive.
Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid
Look at the price, there should be a good reason why the Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid is priced that high, and it actually deserves that high of price point. This vehicle is unique among the other vehicles on this list; this Hybrid Porsche Cayenne is probably the only crossover vehicle on this list that is more focused on its performance than any other department. The car offers exceptional handling and strong acceleration, but despite all that performance boost, the crossover hybrid vehicle also offers plenty of room, although that is probably because the vehicle only got seats for 5 adult passengers.
The Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid is pretty small, thus making it very agile on the road, but as said earlier, this car is also very fast when compared to the other crossover hybrid. The car has astonishing 416 horsepower and 435 pound feet of torque from its electric engine and 3.0L V6, the exact fuel consumption rate is not known, but the combined rate is 22 MPG and EPA 47 MPG. It got the all wheel drive and 8 speed automatic transmission systems; this is a crossover hybrid vehicle to get if you care more about performance than anything else.
Lexus RX 450h
This new Lexus RX 450h is the hybrid version of the already famous Lexus brand, thus it has the same uniquely designed exterior body with that big grille on the front. This car is actually undergoes a major redesign for this year, and it can be seen directly after just a first glance, it is not looks more refined, unfortunately, its overall performance does not match with how good this car looks. This hybrid Lexus RX 450h is pretty sluggish on the corners, people also complained that the brake does not really feels inspiring. While the interior is good, especially with the comfortable seat designs, it should be noted that not all trim levels are available with the leather seats.
As said earlier, the Lexus RX 450h strong point is not on its performance category, although this hybrid crossover vehicle do got pretty nifty engine under its hood. The 3.5L V6 hybrid electric engine is capable of 259 horsepower, the car itself is going to be available with the front wheel drive as the standard and the all wheel drive for the other trim levels, it also got 8 speed transmission system.
Toyota Highlander Hybrid
This one crossover vehicle offer you a lot more value than the price that they are asking for, the Toyota Highlander Hybrid is the other crossover hybrid vehicle that offers large space in its interior despite having seats for 7 adult passengers. But what make this crossover hybrid vehicle interesting is that it is equipped with three electric engines with one regular engine, this heavy vehicle is able to carry all the stuffs that you want. At that price point, this product is one of the cheapest 7 seater crossover hybrid that you can get for this year, and a definite candidate for the best all around.
All those three electric engines and regular gasoline engine hybrid brings 280 horsepower to the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, it also has 215 pound feet of torque. meanwhile, it seems that the hybrid engine only add a little in terms of fuel efficiency, as this vehicle only got 27 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. Fortunately, the all wheel drive is a standard, making this crossover vehicle more desirable as it can run through difficult terrain with ease.
Unfortunately, while we would like to add more crossover hybrid vehicle on the list, there are no other product that are on par with all these 8 vehicles, and we assume that the list will be even smaller by next year due to the crossover hybrid losing its popularity. But, if you do are looking for a good crossover hybrid vehicle with top class quality, you will get no better than these 8 best crossovers hybrid.