Hybrid SUVs: Toyota vs Ford

March 8th, 2024 by

A grey 2021 Toyota RAV4 is shown parked off-road after visiting a dealer with used SUVs for sale in Cincinnati.

The ozone layer is thinning, the seas are rising, and every day, it seems like some other world-altering thing is happening. As a result, your nails have been chewed down to the nub, and loose strands of hair have been coming out in piles, falling to the floor. It’s about time for some good news, right? Here at McCluskey Chevrolet, we are looking to solve tangible problems in the most crucial way we know how: delivering quality used SUVs for sale in Cincinnati.

Our pre-owned hybrid SUVs are the place to look if you’re in the market for a vehicle that will lessen the pressure on our environment and lower your carbon footprint. Hybrid SUVs can be a monumental step in the right direction to help save the planet, and Toyota and Ford have been working tirelessly to provide these healthier options so that drivers everywhere have an affordable, reliable, and earth-friendly car that doesn’t lack or sacrifice performance, convenience, or function.

Hybrid Powertrains From Top Brands

The Toyota brand is one of the most trusted brands in America. With high reliability ratings, it is not surprising that drivers are easily able to transition from traditional gas vehicles to hybrid SUVs as a healthier alternative. They are fast, strong, and powerful models that are able to produce fewer emissions and perform better than the average SUV. The following hybrid SUVs—the 2021 RAV4 and 2021 Highlander—can be found here at McCluskey Chevrolet.

These SUVs rule the road with less damage to the environment left behind with every mile. Their engine, a 2.5L I-4 HEV, is used in many of Toyota’s midsize and full-size vehicles and can produce exceptional fuel economy and great horsepower. It is capable of towing, as well. With so much power from this engine, these two 2021 hybrid models from Toyota will make exceptional rides for any driver and their families.

Ford is another trusted brand that uses quality parts and materials to craft great vehicles with powerful engines—engines like the ones found in these used hybrid models: the 2010 Escape, 2021 Escape SE, and 2018 C-Max. These engines include the 2.5L four-cylinder and 2.0L four-cylinder, which power hybrid SUVs that are affordable, capable, and have high performance that leads the way for other hybrids.

Ford’s SUVs are able to add convenience to their drivers and passengers, as well as lower insurance rates, and will keep riders connected and safe. There is so much to love about a pre-owned hybrid SUV, and with recent generations and years to check out, you won’t sacrifice technology or safety features that enhance the driving experience and fill your driver with plenty of confidence for the journey ahead. Go farther and greener with a hybrid that can keep your environment clean.

A grey 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid is shown driving from a front angle.

Popular Toyota Hybrid SUVs

When you are looking for a used hybrid SUV, then consider the Toyota RAV4 from the year 2021. The good thing about this year’s model is that it has a reputation for dependability as well as affordability. As we all know, hybrid SUVs can be on the more expensive side. The 2021 model is only a few years old, which also makes this great because it has a modern design, plentiful special features, and updated technology that keeps up with current generation trends.

The 2021 Toyota RAV4 has a 2.5L I-4 HEV that gives this SUV 219 hp and a towing capacity of up to 1,750 lbs. It has a stunning fuel economy of a combined 40 MPG, derived from 41 MPG in the city and 38 MPG on the highway. Outlast the rest by staying on the road longer in a used hybrid 2021 RAV4. With exceptional performance, the RAV4 is a good purchase for used hybrid SUVs from Toyota.

Do you have a larger family or need more interior space in your used SUV? Then consider the Toyota Highlander, which has seating for up to eight people. The 2021 hybrid model sports a 2.5L I-4 HEV engine with an eCVT transmission that gives this larger-than-life SUV up to 243 hp with a powerful 3,500-lb towing capacity. Fold down its flexible seats for a cargo hold maximum of up to 84.3 cu.ft. of space—enough to take anything you need with you if not pull it behind you.

This hybrid is versatile and sacrifices nothing to keep you going and stay happy on the road. With a combined 36 MPG (derived from 36 MPG in the city and 35 MPG on the highway), this model’s fuel economy is only slightly lower than its smaller, more compact cousin, the 2021 RAV4 hybrid. Choose between FWD and AWD for excellent fuel efficiency or traction, respectively, as this hybrid makes a great companion for large families.

A silver 2021 Ford Escape is shown driving in a city.

Popular Ford Hybrid SUVs

The 2010 and 2021 Ford Escape and Escape SE are making strides for the Escape lineup, offering a lower carbon footprint for its drivers who are concerned for the earth’s health and who want a capable car that works for them; they know that these are two used hybrids they can get behind. The 2010 Ford Escape features practical interior and cabin options that bring back the basics of driving while featuring a powerful 2.5L four-cylinder engine that won’t quit.

It is a valuable car for new and seasoned drivers while keeping a practical 155 hp and good fuel economy. It can even tow up to 1,000 lbs for lightweight towing capabilities. The 2021 Ford Escape SE is an upgraded version that packs more technology and safety features, even as a used model. It is able to tow a bit more weight of up to 1,500 lbs and has better fuel economy with 44 MPG in the city and 37 MPG on the highway. You can find this car for sale in the upper $18k to lower $23k range, depending on its condition. It gets up to 165 hp and has more special features that add convenience and confidence to your driving experience.

Have you heard of the Ford C-Max? If you have, then you know its last model was released in 2018. It is smaller than your average SUV, making this a compact SUV with a seating capacity of five. You can find this model year in the upper $13k to $15k range, depending on its condition and mileage, making it a great starter car that is versatile and extremely affordable. Its powerful engine has excellent fuel economy, with 42 MPG in the city and 38 MPG on the highway. With performance unmatched, this hybrid is able to travel far and zoom through the city with ease.

Hybrids in McCluskey Chevrolet’s Used Inventory

Toyota and Ford are working towards a greener path. Much like the high performance of their used SUV models, the earth will perform better as it heals, sustaining our busy lives. McCluskey Chevrolet is excited to get you behind the wheel of one of these dependable used hybrid options; we’ll walk you through the entire process to make it as stress-free and convenient as possible.

With us, you will easily find an affordable hybrid that lessens your carbon footprint—a model that’s versatile and has cozy seating and advanced tech that’ll keep you informed, entertained, and connected. With so much to love about their powerful hybrid engines and stylish designs, these hybrid SUVs are perfect for anyone looking to have an excellent car that is the start of a brighter future. Consider these used hybrid SUVs in your search for your next great ride.