By Alisa Priddle – MotorTrend
Consumers with a keen interest in fuel economy have always looked to small and compact vehicles to get their fix, whether that be a car or an SUV. Today, automakers go a step further, fitting hybrid systems to compact SUVs so that a small gasoline engine is augmented by an electric motor (or motors) for even fewer trips to the pump.
As the industry moves inexorably to full electrification, the best small crossover SUVs offer the power and mpg boost of electric motors, including the segment’s top SUV models like the Toyota RAV4, the Honda CR-V, and the Ford Escape. Here at MotorTrend, we’ve driven them all, so we can separate the great from the good SUVs, so read on to see which models are the top compact hybrid SUVs to buy in 2020.