Hybrid Crossover SUV Options For 2013

The best mpg hybrid crossovers for the current year offer you a whole lot more than superior fuel efficiency. Today's crossovers are stylish with plenty of amenities to ensure you travel comfort.

What's more, because a crossover combines car-like handling with the versatility of an SUV, you can invest in a vehicle that has hauling power and fantastic driving dynamics.

Highest Mpg Hybrid Crossover SUV By Lexus And Toyota

The 2013 Lexus RX 450h base configuration is among the best mpg hybrid crossovers.  The vehicle is a four-door, five-passenger, crossover SUV with an entry MSRP of $46,310.00.  The vehicle houses a 3.5-Liter, V6 engine under the hood capable of delivering 32 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, and 30 mpg combined.  The base configuration of the RX 450h comes with front-wheel-drive as a standard, but you can also get a base configuration with all-wheel –drive for an additional $1,400.00.  If you opt for the AWD trim, the vehicle gets 30 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, and 29 mpg combined, so you still end up with a vehicle offering superior fuel efficiency.  The 2013 models are a carryover of 2012 models, but minor refreshments come in the 2013 RX 450h, like new exterior paint options and a sharper exterior design. 

The Kelley Blue Book® Fair Purchase Value of the vehicle is $44,915 for the base FWD configuration.  The same trim comes with an invoice price of $43,531.00.  Driving the vehicle 10,000 miles annually results in a $48,909.00 five-year cost of ownership and a 49% depreciation rate.  US News ranks the 450h as one of the “greenest family-sized crossovers” for the year.  According to reviewers on Cars.com™, the Lexus RX 450h has a moderate tow rating and could benefit from offering less road noise, but the vehicle’s seating comfort, refinements, usage of regular fuel, and brand new design are admirable attributes in the 2013 Lexus RX 450h.  For more information, visit http://www.cars.com/lexus/rx-450h/2013/.

The 2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid base configuration sports a 3.5 Liter, V6 engine promising you 28 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, and 28 mpg combined.  The vehicle comes with a tow rating of 3500 pounds, and the Highlander Hybrid is a large, all-wheel-drive crossover with seating for seven, thanks to the inclusion of a third row of seats.  The 2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid comes with a starting MSRP of $40,170.00.  Driving the vehicle 10,000 miles annually results in a $45,915.00 five-year cost of ownership and a 51% depreciation rate.  US News ranks the Highlander Hybrid as seventh among the most affordable, mid size sports utility vehicles for 2013.  According to US News, the 2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid can benefit from improvements in the brake feel and steering, but the vehicle delivers plenty of power from its engine, and it is fantastically fuel-efficient.  For more information, visit US News at
http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/cars-trucks/Toyota_Highlander-Hybrid/.

Highest Mpg Hybrid Crossover SUV By Audi And Porsche

The 2013 Audi Q5 2.0TPrestige Hybrid is a four-door crossover SUV with seating for five.  The vehicle has a 4400-pound tow rating and it delivers 24 mpg city, 30 mpg highway, and 27 mpg combined.  The 2.0T Prestige comes with AWD and a starting MSRP of $50,900.00.  Due to its electric/gas hybrid system, the Audi Q5 Hybrid promises you improved mileage and reduced emissions coupled with SUV versatility.  The vehicle has an invoice price of $47,338.00.  Driving the vehicle 10,000 miles annually results in a $54,359.00 cost of ownership and a 50% depreciation rate over a five-year term.  According to AOL Autos®, the hybrid Q5 is a new entry in the 2013 lineup that is “surefooted in all conditions.”  For more information, visit AOL Autos® at http://autos.aol.com/cars-Audi-Q5+hybrid-2013/overview/.

The 2013 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid S is a four-door, five-passenger crossover SUV with all-wheel-drive.  The 3.0 Liter, V6 engine delivers 20 mpg city, 24 mpg highway, and 22 mpg combined.  The Cayenne Hybrid has plenty of towing prowess too, since it comes with a 7716-pound tow rating.  The 2013 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid S has an MSRP of $69,580.00 and an invoice price of $69,940.00.  Driving the vehicle 10,000 miles per year results in a $76,629.00 cost of ownership and a depreciation rate of 55% over a five-year term.  US News ranks the Cayenne Hybrid as seventeenth among the top luxury mid size SUVs for 2013.  According to US News, the Cayenne Hybrid could benefit from a lower price tag and better brake feel, but the vehicle’s fast acceleration, luxury appointments, and sporty handling make the Cayenne Hybrid a worthy investment.  For more information, visit US News at
http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/cars-trucks/Porsche_Cayenne-Hybrid/.


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