Best AWD Hybrid Cars for 2022
Top 5 Best AWD Hybrid Cars for 2022
One of GreenCars’ most sought after articles was last year’s Best AWD Hybrid Cars for 2021. So it was a no brainer to bring you an update with the top five AWD hybrid models for 2022. Hybrid (HEV) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) vehicles have become enormously popular. Adding All-Wheel Drive (AWD) to these economical favorites means that the HEV or PHEV of your dreams is capable of handling year-round road conditions of all kinds and still give you great mileage. AWD helps your car dig in and get traction on any road surface including heavy rain, snow, mud or sand.
For our list of the best AWD hybrid vehicles for 2022, we have chosen a mix of hatchback sedans, crossovers, and SUVs at mid-range price points to help narrow your list for a possible new vehicle that ticks all the boxes. You’ll find all of these and more on the GreenCars Marketplace, powered by Driveway.com.
Best Compact Hatchback Hybrid
The world’s best-known and most popular hybrid comes with all-wheel drive in its LE and XLE trim levels for 2022 and is still a great fuel-efficient choice. The Prius is perfect for daily commutes getting an EPA-estimated 51 miles per gallon in the city and 47 miles per gallon on the highway. The LE AWD-e version comes with electronic on-demand compact all-wheel drive, Toyota’s Safety Sense driver assist features, smart key system and push button start starting at $27,135. The XLE AWD-e includes upgraded heated front seats, telescopic heated steering wheel, wireless smartphone charging, and more starting at $29,575.
Best Sub-Compact Crossover
The Crosstrek will get a makeover in 2023 so there are few changes for the 2022 model. This Subaru was built with all-weather driving performance in mind. The standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive Crossover SUV hybrid is the most fuel-efficient Crosstrek ever. It has received the highest possible ratings for front crash prevention from IIHS and includes standard Subaru EyeSight Driver Assist technology including pre-collision braking, advanced adaptive cruise control with lane centering and more. The Crosstrek Hybrid offers a DOHC 2.0-liter engine producing 137-horsepower combined with a permanent-magnet synchronous AC motor that produces 118-horsepower. Combined power output between both motors generates a peak 148-horsepower. You can drive it 17 miles on the electric motor only before using the Boxer gas engine and total range is 480 miles. Combined city/highway mileage is 35 miles per gallon. Pricing starts at $35,345.
Best Compact Crossover
The faithful Ford Escape Hybrid comes in three trim levels, all include an all-wheel drive variant in the SE Sport AWD, SEL AWD, and Titanium AWD. This five-passenger Crossover offers lots of room for its size. EPA ratings come in at 43 miles per gallon in the city and 37 miles per gallon on the highway. Standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Driver assist features include pre-collision assist, automatic emergency braking, lane-keep assist, rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot warning. Ford’s Co-Pilot 360 suite adds autonomous drive active lane control, collision warning system, evasive steering assist, and voice activation with navigation. Prices start at $29,530 for the SE Sport AWD.
Honda’s most popular hybrid comes in a versatile five-passenger crossover package available in three trim levels. The CR-V Hybrid offers a 212 horsepower two-motor hybrid powertrain and available all-wheel drive. Standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen offering Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and two USB ports as well as heated front seats. Driver assist features include adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, blind-spot monitoring, collision mitigation braking and more as standard. The EPA rates the CR-V hybrid at 40 miles per gallon in the city and 35 miles per gallon on the highway. Prices start at $30,960.
Best Family SUV
The reimagined three-row Outlander plug-in hybrid seats up to seven, and comes in three trim models, the SEL, LE, and GT variants. It was the winner of Motor Trend’s Smart Choice Award among mid-sized utility vehicles, recognized with having lower-than-average maintenance costs. Snow and Sport modes adapt to the road with the push of a button, plus three EV drive modes provide greater fuel efficiency. Twin motor Super All-wheel Control technology provides the maximum traction in all driving conditions. Driver assist features include forward collision mitigation, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, and blind-spot warning. With 24 miles of all-electric driving before you use the gasoline engine, the Outlander PHEV starts at $36,695.
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