Best Plug-in Hybrid SUVs of 2020

The modern-day plug-in hybrid typically combines a gasoline engine with one or more electric motor. Unlike traditional hybrids, however, a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) often has a bigger battery that requires being plugged into an outlet to achieve a full charge. The benefit, of course, is increased electric-only range and ultimately better economy. This last point is especially beneficial in an SUV which is often heavier and consumes more fuel than a sedan. The PHEV SUV could be considered the best of both worlds, then, offering excellent economy and the practicality associated with a sporty utility vehicle.

With a more complex drivetrain than most, our reviews of the best plug-in hybrid SUVs on the market can help you quickly hone in on power outputs, performance, and range estimates. Our team will also provide insight into how seamlessly each SUV switches between electric-only and gasoline power, plus we cover everyday practicalities like seating comfort, storage space, and trunk size. Your ideal plug-in hybrid SUV is waiting for you.

BuzzScore
Design
Performance
MPG
Interior
Infotainment
Reliability
Safety
Value
#1
2018 Volvo XC90 Hybrid
9.3
BuzzScore
9
Design
9
Performance
9
MPG
10
Interior
10
Infotainment
8
Reliability
10
Safety
9
Value
#2
2019 Volvo XC60 Hybrid
8.9
BuzzScore
10
Design
9
Performance
8
MPG
9
Interior
10
Infotainment
7
Reliability
10
Safety
8
Value
#3
2020 Lincoln Aviator Hybrid
8.8
BuzzScore
10
Design
9
Performance
9
MPG
8
Interior
8
Infotainment
9
Reliability
9
Safety
8
Value
#4
2020 Land Rover Range Rover Hybrid
8.5
BuzzScore
10
Design
9
Performance
9
MPG
10
Interior
9
Infotainment
6
Reliability
8
Safety
7
Value
#5
2020 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid
8.3
BuzzScore
9
Design
8
Performance
9
MPG
8
Interior
8
Infotainment
9
Reliability
8
Safety
7
Value
#6
2019 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid
8.1
BuzzScore
8
Design
6
Performance
9
MPG
8
Interior
8
Infotainment
8
Reliability
9
Safety
9
Value
#7
2018 BMW X5 Hybrid
8
BuzzScore
7
Design
8
Performance
8
MPG
8
Interior
9
Infotainment
8
Reliability
10
Safety
6
Value
#8
2019 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Hybrid
8
BuzzScore
9
Design
8
Performance
8
MPG
8
Interior
8
Infotainment
7
Reliability
8
Safety
8
Value
#9
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class Plug-in Hybrid
7.8
BuzzScore
8
Design
8
Performance
8
MPG
8
Interior
7
Infotainment
7
Reliability
10
Safety
6
Value
#10
2020 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid
7.5
BuzzScore
7
Design
6
Performance
8
MPG
7
Interior
7
Infotainment
9
Reliability
9
Safety
7
Value
#11
2020 Audi Q5 Hybrid
7.4
BuzzScore
6
Design
6
Performance
9
MPG
7
Interior
7
Infotainment
8
Reliability
9
Safety
7
Value
#12
2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class Plug-in Hybrid
7.4
BuzzScore
7
Design
7
Performance
8
MPG
7
Interior
7
Infotainment
7
Reliability
9
Safety
7
Value
#13
2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
7.3
BuzzScore
6
Design
6
Performance
9
MPG
6
Interior
7
Infotainment
8
Reliability
9
Safety
7
Value
#14
2019 Mini Cooper Countryman Plug-in Hybrid
7.1
BuzzScore
8
Design
7
Performance
8
MPG
5
Interior
8
Infotainment
7
Reliability
7
Safety
7
Value
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