2016 5-Year Cost to Own Awards: Best Hybrid SUV/Crossover

2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Best Hybrid SUV/Crossover:
2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Comfortable, refined and safe, the Toyota Highlander is an 8-passenger solution for many families' needs. The Toyota Highlander Hybrid takes that winning equation a step further by adding excellent fuel economy -- 28 mpg on the highway -- thanks to its powertrain, which uses a 3.5-liter V6 and two electric motors. With 280 horsepower and 215 lb-ft of torque, the powerplant is both efficient and potent. Throw in Toyota's celebrated reputation for reliability and the Highlander's rating as an IIHS Top Safety Pick +, and it's no wonder the Highlander Hybrid's resale values are strong, one compelling reason why its 5-Year Cost to Own is the best in the hybrid crossover SUV category.

The Highlander Hybrid is not cheap. There are two trim levels, the Limited and the Limited Platinum, which are upscale models just as they are with non-hybrid Highlanders. To get into a Highlander Hybrid, the MSRP is just shy of $49,000 (over $51,000 for the Platinum). However, the Hybrid comes very well equipped with a bevy of standard features including 3-zone climate control, Entune audio and Bluetooth, a moonroof, heated/ventilated front seats, 8-way power driver's seat, backup camera, nine airbags and rear park assist. And the features list gets even better with a step up to the Platinum.

Driving the Highlander Hybrid is much like driving the regular Highlander: the ride is smooth, the powertrain offers excellent passing power and good acceleration, and all passengers are treated to comfortable surroundings.

The Toyota Highlander Hybrid is a smart choice. It has a spacious, comfortable interior, impressive fuel economy and a bevy of standard features, plus excellent resale value and the lowest 5-Year Cost to Own in its segment.

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5-Year Cost to Own:

$50,487
as of December 31, 2015

2nd Place Finisher
2016 Lexus RX Hybrid

2016 Lexus RX Hybrid

With the Lexus RX 450h, aggressive exterior styling meets a spacious, comfortable interior. This SUV makes living a fuel-efficient lifestyle a breeze.

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5-Year Cost to Own:
$56,005
as of December 31, 2015

3rd Place Finisher
2016 Audi Q5 Hybrid

2016 Audi Q5 Hybrid

The hybrid version of the Audi Q5 offers sporty driving dynamics and a beautiful interior with fuel economy as good as 30 mpg on the highway.

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5-Year Cost to Own:
$60,554
as of December 31, 2015

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