At the moment, SUVs sell more than sedans or hatchbacks combined. This segment is so popular that automakers add lift kits to existing hatchbacks or wagons to rebrand them as SUVs.
In the late 1990s, the luxury SUV craze started with the BMW X5. It was the first midsize model to offer luxury, performance, and build quality – three features previously available only in high-end sedans. Mercedes-Benz joined the segment, and Audi and V.W. followed suit with their SUVs.
More than 20 years after the first SUV was produced, today, almost every car manufacturer has an SUV, and all premium automakers have a luxury version. Even the most luxurious manufacturers, such as Rolls-Royce or Bentley, have fallen victim to the trend. This includes the traditional supercar producers Ferrari and Lamborghini.
Most luxury SUVs have powerful engines. However, hybrid drivetrains are now available to reduce emissions and increase the range of the vehicle. Here are the ten best luxury hybrid SUVs for 2023.
Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe $55,865
The Jeep Grand Cherokee, now in its fifth generation, is luxurious and more powerful than ever. The previous model improved the build quality and reliability. But the new one can compete with the Mercedes-Benz GLE or Hyundai Palisade.
The W.L. generation now features a hybrid powertrain. The hybrid drivetrain consists of a 2.0-liter Hurricane inline-4 turbocharged engine coupled with two electric motors and a mixed power pack. The two engines produce 375 horsepower, 470 lb.-ft. Of torque and send the output to all four wheels via an eight-speed transmission. The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe can drive up to 25 miles on electric power alone. The base model starts at $60,000
Lexus RX Hybrid: $50,150
After a complete redesign, the Lexus RX Hybrid is now a more attractive vehicle. It will be available in 2023. The R.X. Hybrid has been given a new look that is pleasing to the eye, a new infotainment, and new engines.
The base trims of R.X. Hybrid are equipped with a hybrid drivetrain, which combines a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine with two electric motors. This combination produces 246 horsepower and a torque of 233 lb.-ft. For those who want more power, the RX 500 F Sport features a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine coupled with two electric motors to produce a combined output of 366 horsepower and 406 lb.-ft. The turbo-four uses a six-speed unit, while the naturally aspirated engine is connected to a continuously variable transmission. The standard is all-wheel drive.
Volvo XC90 Recharge T8 – $71,900
The XC90 is a plug-in hybrid version, first introduced in 2002, of Volvo’s midsize SUV. The XC90 Recharge T8 combines a Volvo-like exterior with a spacious cabin, luxurious amenities, and a powerful powertrain.
The Volvo XC90 hybrid SUV is among the best on the market. The T8 top-spec trim comes with a 2.0-liter twin-charged inline-four mated to an electric motor mounted at the rear. This combination produces 455 horsepower and 523 lb.-ft. Of torque.
The 2023 Volvo XC90 T8 Recharge can travel up to 36 miles on electric power. Volvo has continuously updated the XC90 T8 model since 2015. The model began with a 9.2 kWh pack and upgraded to an 11.6 kWh. It now has an 188 kWh. Volvo’s XC90 – and all hybrid Volvos – are brilliant because they didn’t sacrifice passenger space to accommodate the batteries.
Audi Q7 TFSI e – $86,117
Audi launched the Q7 in 2005. It is only now in its second generation. The 2020 facelift includes a range of hybrid and E-tron trims. The most powerful is 60 TFSI, with PHEV capability.
The 60 TFSI is equipped with a 3.0-liter engine, an electric motor, and a 17.9-kWh battery. The total output is 456 horsepower, and the all-electric range is around 29 miles. The Q7-60 TFSI is a less expensive version than the Bentley Bentayga.
Mercedes-Benz GLE350e 4Matic – $60,200
Mercedes’ fourth-generation midsize SUV – first called the ML, then GLE – is now bigger and stronger than ever. The GLE350e is the hybrid model of choice. Contrary to what the model number indicates, it does not have a six-cylinder motor.
A 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine powers the GLE 350e. In Europe, the same model comes with a turbo-diesel. It also has an electric motor and a 31.2-kWh battery. The GLE 350 e has a total output of 330 hp, 516 lbft, and a range of 50 miles on electric power alone. It’s not bad at all.
BMW X5 xDrive45e – $65,700
The BMW X5 xDrive45e is a luxury hybrid SUV that rides quietly. It features a premium interior with leather seats, metallic finishes, and dual-zone climate controls. The X5 leads its class when it comes to build quality and popularity. The X5 hybrid car is only manufactured in the U.S.
The BMW X5 is a hybrid, but unlike the GLE, it has a six-cylinder engine – the B58. The X5 xDrive45e is equipped with a 115-hp electric motor that’s mated to a machine. It uses a 24-kWh battery pack for Europe and a 17-3 kWh one for the U.S.
The American version has a range of 30 miles on electric power.
Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring (68,680 dollars)
The second-generation Lincoln Aviator, with its hybrid powertrain, is among the most attractive SUVs in the world. It is also on par performance-wise with higher-end luxury SUVs like the BMW X5 xDrive50i or Porsche Cayenne e-Hybrid.
The Aviator Grand touring features a 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 twin-turbo mated with an electric motor. Together, they provide 494 hp & 630 lb.-ft. Of torque. Aviator has a lot of similarities with Navigator but is more stylish and less bulky.
Porsche Cayenne e-Hybrid/Turbo S e-Hybrid – $86,500
Porsche Cayenne is the best-selling Porsche model in Germany. The company is no longer selling diesel versions and has, therefore, built hybrid models.
The Porsche Cayenne comes with a variety of engines. A 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo powers the base Cayenne E-Hybrid mated with an electric motor, which produces 450 horsepower. The Turbo S e-Hybrid is a higher-end hybrid that combines an electric motor with Porsche’s 4.0-liter dual-turbo engine. This model has a staggering 690 horsepower and 642 lb.-ft. Of torque. Cayenne Turbo e-Hybrid is an amazing hybrid SUV with a 17.3kWh battery.
Bentley Bentayga Hybrid – $197,300
The Bentley Bentayga may be the most luxurious hybrid vehicle on the market until Rolls-Royce makes one. Bentayga comes with twin-turbo engines, a W12 twin-turbo engine, and even a turbo-diesel V8! Hybrid is the newest member of the Bentayga lineup.
Bentayga Hybrid shares the same drivetrain with the Porsche Cayenne e-Hybrid, as they share a common platform. The vehicle produces 456 hp and 516 lb-ft. The Bentayga Hybrid, like its Porsche sibling, has a range of around 30 miles on electric power alone.
Land Rover Range Rover – P510e – $163,550
It is now better than ever. The model is designed to compete with the Bentley Bentayga, Aston Martin DBX, and other luxury vehicles. However, it still can handle off-road trails thanks to its terrain response system.
Range Rover received new engines, including straight-six gasoline or diesel. BMW provided the manufacturer with its top-spec V8. The P510e is the most powerful hybrid, which couples a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder inline with an electric motor to produce a combined power of 503 horsepower and 516 lb.-ft. This is a great alternative to the V8, as it only has slightly more power.