2023 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid
The Cayenne E-Hybrid is a simple proposition: Porsche's excellent Cayenne, electrified to increase both efficiency and performance. The newest E-Hybrid produces 463 horsepower and gets to 60 MPH in just 4.6 seconds, but the last-generation Turbo S E-Hybrid boasted an astonishing 670 horsepower. The hybrid Cayenne is not exactly an entry-level car, but it is a standard-bearer for SUVs.
2023 BMW X5 xDrive50e
BMW's electrified X5 is actually a plug-in hybrid. With a substantial electric-only range on every charge before the engine kicks back in, the excellent mid-size SUV adds a valuable feature to what is already an exceptional car in its segment.
2023 BMW XM
The electrified X5 is a stylish, segment-leading plug-in hybrid at a competitive price. The other hybrid SUV BMW makes, the XM, is arguably none of those things. Instead, it is an out-of-this-world six figure performance monster that produces massive horsepower and provides a compelling driving experience. The brand offers an even more powerful "Label Red" variant, too.
2024 Lexus UX 250h
In a major break from other luxury manufacturers, Lexus produces three hybrid SUVs. The smallest is the UX, which is a subcompact available only as a hybrid. As the only hybrid available from a manufacturer in its segment at this size, it is the most affordable car on this list by a wide margin. Calling it an SUV may be optimistic, though.
2023 Lexus NX 350h
Price: $43,805 (hybrid) / $58,655 (plug-in hybrid)
The NX is next in the Lexus lineup, a compact crossover available as both a traditional hybrid and a plug-in hybrid. Both boast high quality components built over the underpinnings of the humble Rav4, and both offer the signature Lexus reliability at an intriguing price point.
2023 Lexus RX 350h
The LX and GX, two more traditional SUVs that sit at the top of the Lexus lineup, have not yet received hybrid powertrains. That means the company's pursuit of large-footprint electrification ends at the midsize RX, a signature product for the brand that sells in great numbers. Toyota's experience with hybrids and reputation for quality combine in a segment where those are major selling points, creating a car that has most of the same strengths it has had for decades.
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