Which Hybrid SUV Has The Best MPG Rating?


Don't settle for less; choose between the best MPG hybrid SUV models on the market today inside our hybrid SUV MPG guide. Our vehicle experts have put together all the measurements in one place so you can determine which car's elite efficiency suits your driving style best. We've taken into account all driving demands here, so no matter if you're an off-road, long-trek-taker who requires the highway to get out to where you want to go or if most of your driving happens close to home, we've got the models that work best for you.

Searching for the Best MPG Hybrid SUV

There's a reason our list of the best MPG hybrid SUV models is so expansive. Families are realizing that brute strength and spacious cabins are possible with the efficiency of hybrid power, and the combination of space, style, and lofty MPG numbers is simply too good to pass up. That's why this class of electrically powered and assisted automobiles is picking up the pace so rapidly.

What once was a designation reserved for a few elite models is now a full-on fighting ground for the likes of Volvo Cars, Toyota, Lexus, Honda, Acura, Cadillac, Mercedes, Ford, Audi, and BMW. As you can see, the hybrid SUV spans the entire automotive spectrum with options that emphasize durability, longevity, safety, security, premium materials, and all-electric range. The search for the most fuel-efficient hybrid SUV is on, so saddle up.

The Best MPG Hybrid SUV for the City

If your to-do list is filled with tasks you check off near your neighborhood, you need an SUV with excellent city driving MPG figures. It has to have plenty of passenger volume so that you can pile the kids in quickly and get going. You'll measure your performance in terms of how many things you can get done on a full tank and/or battery.

SUVs that can be pushed forward by pure electric power like the Volvo XC60 Recharge & Volvo XC90 Recharge are ideal options for delivering on every promise around town on time. Other excellent options for sliding around the city like a superhero include the 2021 Ford Escape Hybrid, the 2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid, and the 2021 Toyota Venza models.

The Best MPG Hybrid SUV on the Highway

Those who crave long trips far from the driveway and love the open road will need a hybrid SUV that remains efficient as the miles pile up. The following hybrid SUVs, along with those that have impressive combined MPG & MPGe figures, will work best for those who have more highway-based commutes or those who leave town often for either fun or business.

Impressive highway MPG figures are core components of hard-charging monster models like the 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid and Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Models that have all-electric capabilities and the ability to produce eye-popping MPGe figures like the Volvo XC60 Recharge, BMW X3 xDrive30e, and Volvo XC90 Recharge are the expert's choice for SUVs that are always down to press the pedal down and go long.

Those looking to do a lot of long-range roving will enjoy models that have ample cargo space to fit luggage and supplies, plenty of pep in their step under the hood, and in-cabin materials that stand strong against the test of time. You need an SUV model that not only can carry you long distances on a single charge or fill-up but that also provides an entire driving experience catered to amplifying comfort well beyond the beginning of the trip.

Lastly, safety has to be a primary concern of yours wherever you decide to take your SUV. Volvo hybrid SUV models are renowned for their emphasis on safety and security, and they received top marks from industry experts for having several useful core safety features on hand at all times.

2021 Hybrid SUVs Highway MPG City MPGCombined MPG
2021 Volvo XC90 Hybrid N/A N/A55 MPGe
2021 Volvo XC60 Hybrid N/A N/A57 MPGe
2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 35 MPG 36 MPG35 MPG
2021 Toyota Venza 37 MPG 40 MPG38 MPG
2021 Lexus RX Hybrid 28 MPG 29 MPG28 MPG
2021 Honda CR-V Hybrid 35 MPG 40 MPG37 MPG
2021 Acura MDX Hybrid 27 MPG 26 MPG27 MPG
2021 Cadillac XT6 Hybrid 26 MPG 21 MPG23 MPG
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS 24 MPG 20 MPG22 MPG
2021 Ford Escape Hybrid 37 MPG 44 MPG40 MPG
2021 Audi Q5 E N/A N/A50 MPGe
BMW X3 xDrive30e N/A N/A60 MPGe
BMW X5 xDrive45e N/A N/A50 MPGe
Toyota RAV4 Hybrid 41 MPG 38 MPG40 MPG

Frequently Asked Questions About the Best Hybrid SUV Gas Mileage

Members of our knowledgeable and friendly vehicle expert teams love nothing more than helping their fellow community members find the car that's right for them. This includes being a sounding board for any new car concerns you might have, being able to answer all kinds of questions about every new and certified pre-owned car in our inventory, as well as our flexible lease deals.

Our staff can't wait to welcome you and put their knowledge of Volvo vehicles, as well as their competition, to use on your behalf. We value being a resource for those with car-related curiosities and love when people say, "I didn't know who to ask, so I came to you." Members of our showroom teams from across the country receive all kinds of questions about which model is the best MPG hybrid SUV.

They've jotted down some of the ones they get the most from eager drivers just like you who want some guidance with their next move. Here are some questions we hear all the time from prospective SUV owners who want to know more about efficiency.

Why do some hybrid SUVs get much higher MPG ratings than others?

Models that use their electric battery more or have a more powerful battery often earn higher MPG ratings as they require less gas to move. Heavier frames and batteries may also contribute to lesser ratings. The EPA-estimated MPG figure basically measures how far you can go on a gallon of traditional fossil fuel. This is why vehicles that lean on alternative fuel systems use the figure MPGe, an estimate for the alternative fuel equivalent of one gallon of gasoline.

What is MPG vs. MPGe?

MPG differs from MPGe because it is based on traditional fuel. MPGe is an estimate meant to provide a comparable figure to the more common MPG statistic that has been used to measure fuel efficiency for a long time. Models that have all-electric capabilities like the Volvo XC60, Volvo XC90, BMW X5 xDrive45e, and 2021 Audi Q5 E are all measured in MPGe.

More classic hybrid setups like the ones found under the hood in the 2021 Cadillac XT6 Hybrid, 2021 Lexus RX Hybrid, and the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS all measure how long they can last over the course of time in miles per gallon, or MPG.

How much does the MPG rating increase for a hybrid trim vs. a non-hybrid trim of a vehicle?

As an example, the Volvo XC40 is an impressive smaller SUV that runs at a solid clip. The base model drives at an EPA-estimated figure of up to 32 MPG on the highway,1 and that will work for some drivers. But for those who want to squeeze the most juice out of the orange every time they leave the house, the Volvo XC40 Recharge (a hybrid) will emerge as the far more scintillating SUV selection. It can run at an impressive EPA-estimated clip of 85 MPGe in the city, 72 highway MPGe, and a staggering 79 combined MPGe.2

You'll enjoy eye-popping MPGe figures on the Volvo XC60 Recharge and Volvo XC90 Recharge as well. Their magnificent marks of an EPA-estimated 57 MPGe1 (Volvo XC60) and 55 MPGe1 (Volvo XC90) dwarf the figures of their base models, despite those being more than capable of getting the job done in a traditional SUV setup.

Finding a Hybrid in Dallas Fort Worth

If you're looking for the best MPG hybrid SUV on the market, we have some of the most highly awarded models on the planet here at our showroom. Test drive industry-leading behemoths like the Volvo XC90 Plug-In Hybrid that show what the future of clean, strong, persistent power is all about.

Our wonderful team can't wait to welcome you through our doors and send you off in an SUV that can do much more than hold its own when traffic conditions and road work demand a longer route. Stare any challenge on the open road dead in the eyes from an amazing hybrid SUV of your choice. Our lot is full of monstrous models that keep on chugging like they're "The Little Engine That Could."

1For more information, including information on MPG, see www.fueleconomy.gov

2This is an electric vehicle. Since electricity is not measured in gallons, a conversion factor is used to translate the fuel economy into miles per gallon of gasoline equivalent (MPGe). EPA-estimated 85 city/72 highway/ 79 combined MPGe. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe will vary for many reasons, including but not limited to, driving conditions, how and where you drive, how you maintain your vehicle battery-package/condition, and other factors. For more information, including information on MPGe, see www.fueleconomy.gov

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