Meet the Top 3 2019 Hybrid SUVs
Hybrid SUVs are cropping up more, and there are a number of reasons why you may want to make the switch to a hybrid. Hybrids are as comfortable to drive as conventional cars and you won’t notice much of a difference, except the engine is more quiet when it’s a hybrid. You will save money on gas and, depending on how expensive gas prices are in your area, those savings can add up quickly. Some hybrids can go about 550 miles between trips to the pump, so you save both time and money. By driving a hybrid, you will be doing your part to help protect the environment. By driving a hybrid SUV, you can set a good example for your children and show them that saving the planet is important. Hybrids give off fewer smog producing emissions, and the best hybrid SUVs will reduce gas emissions between 19% and 21% compared to their traditional counterparts. The top 2018 Hybrids SUVS include the Hyundai Kona EV, the Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid, and the Land Rover Range Rover P400e.
2019 Hyundai Kona
The 2019 Hyundai Kona is an all-new crossover from this Korean automaker. This is a great option for those who want a budget-friendly vehicle, as it starts at only $20,385 for the base model. Fully stacked models only increase by about $9,000. Since this is a brand new car, there aren’t a lot of details yet, but it’s likely that there will be about 210 miles of range that come from a 64 kWH battery pack. This affordable hybrid crossover SUV is aimed at younger buyers and will come with a lot of fun paint options. Even though it has a lower price tag, there should be a lot of safety and convenience features. Expect to see a touch screen infotainment system with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and a rearview camera that is standard. Other options should include a large though screen, a premium sound system, and blind spot monitors. You aren’t likely to find a hybrid car that will be this affordable.
2019 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid
The Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid started out as a conventional hybrid, but now there are two versions for your consideration. Both versions will have a 1.6-L inline four engine and an electric motor, and both will generate 139 horsepower. The plug-in hybrid model comes with a 60-hp electric motor. This allows it to have 26 miles of all electrical range. With an EPA rating of 105 MPGe, it’s the most efficient hybrid SUV for 2019. There are three trims for the plug-in hybrid model, which include LX, EX, and EX Premium. Some of the features will include standard forward collision warning, standard autonomous emergency braking, standard remote climate control powered by UVO eco, and there is the option for available LED headlights. Tech upgrades will include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and device charging. A sunroof will be available on the EX Premium version, as well as LED headlights.
2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e
The Land Rover Range Rover P400e shows that even automakers that have been traditionally known for off-road capabilities can still make eco-minded vehicles—and the P400e is shaping up to be one of the best luxury hybrid SUVs around. This mindset is important for automakers, given the switch to hybrids in recent years. The 2019 version will have a 4-cylinder engine and a 114-horsepower electric motor, with a 13.1 kWh battery back, and the output will be pretty impressive. A lot of the details for 2019 aren’t available yet when it comes to price and efficiency, but it should have one of the best fuel economies within the range. Drivers will have the Range Rover Touch Pro Duo infotainment center, with two 10-inch high definition displays stacked on top of each in the center console. There will be all new seats that make it easier to get into the SUV and provide better legroom and more space for reclining.