Let us take a closer look at some of the popular 2012 SUV hybrids that can be considered as the best picks for those who love these muscular machines that are also green.
The Best SUV Hybrids for 2012
The rising trends of hybrid vehicles have also entered the SUV world in a big way. No wonder we saw many mainstream SUVs and crossovers going green in the recent past. These 2012 SUV hybrids can be some of the best picks for those SUV lovers looking for used 2012 model SUVs and who also want to go green. Let us take a closer look at some of these vehicles.
2012 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
The SUV was marketed in two trim variants- base and Limited. Both the variants are powered by a combination of a 3.5liter V6 and three electric motors. Together they generate a respectable 280hp and the engine is coupled with a CVT gearbox. The SUV can sprint from 0-60mph in just 7.4seconds, which is quite respectable.
2012 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid
The hybrid comes equipped with a potent 3.0liter V6 power plant, which comes supercharged with direct injection technology, and an electric motor. Together they churn out an excellent 380hp and 428lb-ft of torque. The vehicle is super quick with a 0-60mph time of just 5.8seconds. Apart from being green, this outstanding VW hybrid SUV is also very muscular as it can tow as much as 7,700pounds when properly equipped, which is better than most of the rivals. 2012 VW Touareg Hybrid also offers uber class interior.
2012 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid
The Caddy hybrid SUV is all about luxury and enough power. Marketed in two variants- base and Platinum Edition, 2012 Escalade Hybrid gets a 6.0liter V8 engine, teamed with a battery pack and a couple of 60kW motors. Together, they churn out 379hp of power. The hybrid is available both in four wheel drive and rear wheel drive versions. The cabin of the vehicle is one of the best in its class and perhaps we anyway knew it would be excellent considering it’s a Cadillac we are talking about.
2012 GMC Yukon Hybrid
The vehicle was marketed in two variants- base and Denali. Both the vehicles are powered by a 6.0liter V8 hybrid engine, which generates 332 hp @ 5100 rpm and 367 ft-lbs @ 4100 rpm of torque. The vehicle offers 20mpg on city roads and 23mpg on highways.