Sportiest Utility Vehicles

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Acura MDX Sport Hybrid
Starting MSRP: $51,960
Under the “mean and green” banner we find the only hybrid on our list. The MDX Sport Hybrid is motivated by a 3.0-liter V6 engine that drives the front wheels, while twin electric motors power the rear wheels up to 84 mph; above this speed the Acura is front-wheel drive. Combined output checks in at 321 horsepower and 289 lb-ft of torque. Regarding efficiency, the MDX Hybrid is the mileage champ on our list, returning 26 mpg city and 27 mpg highway. The instant torque of the electric motors adds a bit of zip to the SUV’s off-the-line prowess, and you can claim tree hugger status when the need arises. That’s a win-win.

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