17. Lexus RX 400h
During the peak of the 2008 recession, automakers were trying to find any way to get people into their showrooms. Lexus decided to take it a step further and make their luxury SUV into a hybrid model.
The Lexus RX 400h stood out from the crowd with a smooth, V6-powered engine and beautiful exterior. The hybrid synergy drive was taken from the Toyota Prius. It ran like butter in the precision-built Lexus. There were other perks of the Lexus RX 400h, such as special edition alloy rims and notable exterior colors.