Looking for more fuel economy from your next SUV? These reliable midsize SUVs with hybrid powertrains have all the features buyers want. Below are those applicable safety features and scores for each sport utility vehicle. From comfortable family trucks to SUVs for everyday work, these options from Hyundai and Toyota do it all.
The Hyundai Santa Fe is a reliable midsize SUV with a hybrid powertrain
Kelley’s Blue Book had nothing bad to say about the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid. As far as reliable midsize hybrid SUVs go, the Santa Fe is at the top of the list. All-wheel drive is standard, and the Santa Fe could be your new road trip vehicle with room for five adults.
The 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid is priced between $35,660 for the base trim (called Blue) and $41,320 for the top-of-the-line Limited trim. Both also have a destination fee of $1,295. KBB says city/highway fuel economy runs at 36/31 mpg (Blue) and 33/30 mpg (SEL Premium, Limited).
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe high scores for safety.
Fuel Economy: City 36/Hwy 31/Combined 34 MPG
Price range: $35,660 – $41,320
Toyota’s Highlander Hybrid is a reliable midsize SUV
You’d be hard-pressed to take on the 2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. It’s as reliable as it gets, and the excellent fuel economy numbers don’t hurt. KBB says the 2.5L four-cylinder engine and electric motors get 36/35 mpg (FWD), 35/35 mpg (AWD) and 35/34 mpg (Limited/Platinum AWD) for city/highway.
Some of the best safety features include adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking. Traffic Sign Assist helps read and detect signs to display the information on Toyota’s Multi-Information Display.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named the 2023 Toyota Highlander Hybrid a Top Safety Pick Plus award winner. That makes Highlander a confident midsize SUV with a hybrid powertrain.
Fuel Economy: City 36/Hwy 35/Combined 36 MPG
Price range: $40,220 – $50,475
Don’t overlook all the standard features of the Toyota Venza
You may not know it, but the 2023 Toyota Venza is only offered with a hybrid powertrain. That means one of Toyota’s best SUVs on the market has even more to offer with its 39-mpg combined fuel economy rating. Kelley Blue Book said that was enough to save about $40 a month in fuel costs.
All-wheel drive comes standard on the Venza, making it suitable for those who live in colder climates. Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+ is new to the Venza for this year, but it comes with many standard safety features. That means every Venza gets enhanced automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, emergency steering assist, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and traffic sign assist.
Both the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2023 Toyota Venza high scores for safety.
Fuel Economy: City 40/Hwy 37/Combined 39 MPG
Price Range: $33,595 – $41,740
While there isn’t an overabundance of midsize SUVs with hybrid powertrains to choose from, these are some of the best of the bunch. This should get you started if you’re looking for a new fuel efficient sport utility vehicle.