These Are The 10 Best Luxury Hybrid SUVs To Buy In 2023

SUVs are currently the most popular passenger vehicles on the market, selling more units than sedans and hatches combined. The segment is so popular that automakers are simply adding lift kits to their existing hatchbacks and wagons to rebrand them as SUVs.


The luxury SUV craze began in the late 1990s with the introduction of the first-generation BMW X5, the first of the mid-size models to showcase luxury, performance, and build quality – three aspects previously only available in the higher-end sedans. of the time. The segment soon gained momentum and Mercedes-Benz, Audi and VW joined in with their own takes on the SUV. Today, more than 20 years later, almost every manufacturer produces an SUV and every premium carmaker has a luxury version. Even the fanciest manufacturers such as Rolls-Royce and Bentley have succumbed, not to even mention the traditional supercar makers of Ferrari and Lamborghini.

While most luxury SUVs feature big and powerful engines, automakers have added hybrid drivetrains to cut down on emissions and extend the overall range per tank of fuel. Here are ten of the best luxury hybrid SUVs to buy in 2023.

10/10 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe

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The Jeep Grand Cherokee is currently in its fifth generation and is more luxurious than ever. The previous model started upping the build quality and reliability, but the new one is on par with the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLE and Hyundai Palisade.

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New for the WL generation is a hybrid drivetrain. It uses the new 2.0-liter turbocharged Hurricane inline-4 engine mated to an electric motor to provide a PHEV system, allowing the Grand Cherokee 4xe to drive up to 25 miles in electric-only mode.

9/10 Lexus RX Hybrid

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The Lexus RX has been completely redesigned for the 2022 model year and Toyota has dropped the 3.5-liter V6 for the model. What is left includes turbocharged inline-4s and two choices of hybrid drivetrains.

2023 Lexus RX
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The top-spec RX 500h – available in F-Performance trim – features a 2.5-liter turbo inline-4 which powers the front wheels, an electric motor on the rear wheels, and a combined output of 360 hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. Not at all bad for a Lexus SUV.

8/10 Volvo XC90 T8

2021 Volvo XC90
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The Volvo XC90 is one of the best hybrid SUVs on the market. The top-spec T8 trim features a twin-charged 2.0-liter inline-4, mated to an electric motor – which combined produces 402 hp and 472 lb-ft of torque, all in a minimalist yet modern package.

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The XC90 T8 was constantly updated since 2015. The model started with a small 9.2 KWh battery pack, upgrading to an 11.6 KWh, and now has an 18.8 KWh battery. The brilliant thing about the XC90 – and all hybrid Volvos – is that no passenger space is sacrificed for the batteries.

Related: 10 Things You Need To Know Before Buying A 2022 Volvo XC90

7/10 Audi Q7 60 TFSI e

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Even though the model was introduced in 2005, the Audi Q7 is now only in its second generation. The newest models were added with the 2020 facelift and include a series of hybrid and e-tron trims. The most powerful of which is the 60 TFSI with PHEV capabilities.

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The 60 TFSI features a 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V6, mated to a 126-hp electric motor and a 17.3 kWh battery pack. The combined output is 450 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque, with an all-electric range of around 30 miles. The Q7 60 TFSI is the less expensive version of the Bentley Bentayga.

6/10 Mercedes-Benz GLE350e 4Matic

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The fourth generation of Mercedes’ mid-size SUV – since it was called the ML first before changing to GLE – is bigger and more muscular than ever. The go-to hybrid version is the GLE350e which, contrary to the numbers after the model name, does not feature a 6-cylinder engine.

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The GLE350e features a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 – with the same model featuring a turbodiesel in Europe – mated to an electric motor and a 31.2 kWh battery. Total output is 330 hp and 516 lb-ft and has a 50-mile electric-only range. Not at all bad.

5/10 BMW X5 x-Drive45e

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Unlike the GLE, the BMW X5 hybrid does come with a 6-cylinder – specifically the brilliant B58. The X5 xDrive45e features a 115 hp electric motor mated to the engine and uses a 24 kWh battery pack in Europe and a 17.3 KWh pack in the US.

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The overall output is 390 hp and 443 lb-ft, with the American version seeing an electric range of about 30 miles. The X5 is the leader of its class in terms of build quality and popularity. Interestingly, the X5 hybrid is exclusively manufactured in the US.

4/10 Lincoln Aviator Grand Touring

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The second-generation Lincoln Aviator is one of the best-looking SUVs on the market and thanks to the hybrid’s combined power output, it is on par in terms of performance with the higher-end V8-powered luxury SUVs such as the BMW X5 xDrive50i and Porsche Cayenne e-Hybrid.

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The Aviator Grand Touring features a 3.0-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 mated to an electric motor which combined provides nearly 500 hp and 630 lb-ft of torque. The Aviator may have a lot in common with the Navigator, but it is certainly better looking and not quite as bulky.

3/10 Porsche Cayenne e-Hybrid/Turbo S e-Hybrid

2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid
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The Porsche Cayenne is the German brand’s best-selling model and the company has built some hybrid versions as they are no longer selling diesel models. The base Cayenne e-Hybrid features a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 mated to an electric motor which, combined, produces 450 hp.

2022 Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid
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The higher-up hybrid is the Turbo S e-Hybrid, which mates an electric motor to Porsche’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. This model produces a ridiculous 690 hp and 642 lb-ft of torque. The Cayenne Turbo S e-Hybrid has a 17.3 kWh battery and is a spectacular option as a hybrid luxury SUV.

Related: 10 Things We Love About The Porsche Cayenne Hybrid

2/10 Bentley Bentayga Hybrid

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The Bentley Bentayga is probably the most luxurious hybrid SUV on the market – unless Rolls-Royce decides to make one. The Bentayga is available with a twin-turbo V8, a twin-turbo W12, and even a V8 turbo-diesel! The newest addition to the Bentayga line-up is the Hybrid.

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The Bentayga Hybrid features the same drivetrain as the Porsche Cayenne e-Hybrid – since the vehicles share a platform – and makes the same 450 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque. Like its Porsche sibling, the Bentayga Hybrid has around 30 miles of electric-only range.

1/10 Range Rover P510e

2022 Land Rover Range Rover
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The fifth generation Range Rover was recently launched, and it is better than ever. The model is more focused on luxury to rival the Bentley Bentayga and Aston Martin DBX, but it can easily still handle some off-roading trails with its advanced terrain response systems.

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The Range Rover got new engines with the model, including straight-6 gasoline and diesels. The top-spec V8 is borrowed from BMW. The most powerful hybrid is the P510e, which mates a 3.0-liter inline-6 ​​turbo to an electric motor that produces a combined 503 hp and 516 lb-ft. It is a worthy alternative to the V8, which only makes slightly more power.

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