SUVs and crossovers are all the rage in the U.S. these days. It's expected that a crossover like the Niro PHEV ($28,500) will offer less range than PHEV variants of cars like the Hyundai Ioniq, Kia Optima, and Hyundai Sonata.

In reality, the Niro PHEV doesn't really offer much less range (26 miles), and while it's much more versatile, it costs significantly less than the Optima and Sonata plug-ins. Not to mention it's peppy, reasonably nimble, and loaded with standard niceties.