2017 Best Hybrid SUVs for the Money

2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid
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See the Top SUVs From the U.S. News Best Hybrid SUV for the Money Awards

From subcompact to full-size, the types and styles of SUVs vary greatly. But having a hybrid powertrain, in most cases, allows their fuel efficiency to be better than their gasoline-powered competitors.

In order to be named one of the best hybrid SUVs on the market, a vehicle must be a mix of good overall quality and long-term value. A vehicle’s quality rating is determined by the overall score it achieved in the U.S. News new car rankings at the time the awards were calculated. Those scores were calculated by weighing car reviews by automotive journalists with safety and predicted reliability data.

Value is assessed by analyzing the vehicle’s initial and long-term cost of ownership. TrueCar provides transaction data to us so we’re seeing what buyers are paying versus a listed MSRP. Through a partnership with Vincentric, we are able to calculate five years of fuel, insurance, and repair costs for each vehicle.