Crossovers have taken the American light-vehicle market by storm. The list of bestsellers is littered with them, as U.S. buyers have gravitated to their versatility and go-anywhere persona. Following in the wake of this tsunami of popularity are hybrid-powered crossovers. Of course, they don’t promise the startling fuel economy of vehicles like the pioneering Toyota Prius hybrid, but they do offer all the benefits of the typical crossover plus substantially better fuel economy. And the newest trend — some of the hybrid crossovers offer better performance than their non-hybrid siblings.
Given all the efforts that automakers have put into their new crossover offerings, one thing is certain: there’s never been a better time to buy a hybrid crossover SUV. Let's take a look at the best options.