2024 Hybrid Luxury SUVs Comparisons Guide

The plug-in hybrid segment has recently become incredibly popular, with more and more buyers recognizing them as the perfect balance between conventional internal combustion engines and electric propulsion. Improved performance combined with impressive efficiency, easy refueling, and short charging times make it obvious why this segment is so popular. For anyone shopping for a midsize luxury SUV, the plug-in hybrid option is especially appealing. That’s why we’ve put together a guide to the most appealing luxury plug-in hybrid SUVs on the market.

Luxury Plug-In Hybrid SUVs Quick Guide

Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Audi Q5 Plug-In Hybrid Range Rover Sport Plug-In Hybrid
2024 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid 2024 Audi Q5 PHEV 2024 Range Rover Sport (PHEV)
Base MSRP w/Plug-In Hybrid Drivetrain $91,700 $58,500 $90,800
Base Horsepower 463 362 454
Available Horsepower 512, 729 N/A 454
Base 0-60 Time 4.6 seconds 5.0 seconds 5.3 seconds
Quickest 0-60 Time 3.5 seconds 5.0 seconds 4.7 seconds
All-Electric Range* TBD 28 miles 51 miles
PHEV Drivetrains Available 3 1 2

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As you can see, different brands take different approaches to building plug-in hybrids, with the versatility of this type of drivetrain setup being one of its many appealing qualities. Porsche has put a particular emphasis on performance, with the Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid packing the most power and the quickest 0-60 time. Meanwhile, Audi offers a serious price advantage with a more mainstream offering that still delivers great power, efficiency, and luxury. And the Range Rover Sport offers a generous helping of luxury and style to go with its two high-performance PHEV drivetrains. And this is the best thing about the luxury plug-in hybrid SUV segment, all of these are excellent choices, and you will enjoy a rewarding ownership experience no matter which you choose.

Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid

Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid

Key Features

  • Starting at $91,700 MSRP
  • 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 with plug-in hybrid drivetrain
  • Matrix Design LED Headlights
  • 2-Zone Automatic Climate Control incl. Pre-Conditioning

Porsche has been a pioneer in the area of high-performance plug-in hybrids ever since introducing the E-Hybrid line of vehicles a decade ago. Additionally, Porsche remains one of the only manufacturers to have produced a plug-in hybrid supercar – the Porsche 918 Spyder. So when Porsche combined this technology with the extremely successful Cayenne SUV, it made for quite an incredible vehicle. The Cayenne E-Hybrid starts off with the most base horsepower in our comparison, and turns up the power even more with the Cayenne S E-Hybrid. Move up to the Cayenne Turbo E-Hybrid and you get a 4.0-liter V8 mated to the plug-in hybrid drivetrain for a total of 729 horsepower and 700 lb-ft of torque. The handling is as brilliant as you would expect from a Porsche, and the interior is roomy and comfortable, with a long list of customization options.

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Audi Q5 PHEV

Audi Q5

Key Features

  • Starting at $58,500 MSRP
  • 2.0-liter turbocharged I4 with plug-in hybrid drivetrain
  • Brown Walnut Wood inlays
  • Three-zone automatic climate control system

With the Audi e-tron line-up of fully-electric vehicles, Audi has been a pioneer in the transition to full-electric and hybrid electric drivetrains. At Audi, the Plug-In Hybrid drivetrains are often used in the higher-performance trims of vehicles that offer both PHEV and conventional gasoline options. The 55 TFSI e is the highest-performance drivetrain available for the Q5, producing 101 more horsepower than the next most powerful option. But performance isn’t all that the Q5 does, it’s also highly efficient, with a combined fuel economy rating of 60 MPGe*, which gives it the highest MPGe* rating of all the vehicles in this comparison. That, together with the lower starting MSRP makes the Q5 a highly attractive option for those who want a more affordable plug-in hybrid for everyday commuting purposes.

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Range Rover Sport (PHEV)

Range Rover Sport PHEV

Key Features

  • Starting at $90,800 MSRP
  • 3.0-liter turbocharged I6 with plug-in hybrid drivetrain
  • 30 paint color options
  • Available 22-way heated and ventilated, massage electric memory front seats with winged headrests and heated and ventilated power recline rear seats with winged headrests

The full-size Range Rover essentially invented the concept of a luxury SUV, and now the Range Rover Sport offers that same mix of luxury, performance, and off-road capability in a smaller and more maneuverable package. Every version of the Range Rover Sport is a hybrid, either a mild hybrid or plug-in hybrid, with two different PHEV drivetrains offered. Both of these PHEV drivetrains deliver some impressive horsepower figures, but performance in the Range Rover Sport is balanced with the luxury and off-road capabilities that are hallmarks of the brand’s identity. The Range Rover Sport also offers the longest all-electric range* of the vehicles here by a significant margin. It’s long enough that many people will be able to use it in electric-only mode for the entirety of their daily commute, with the gasoline engine only becoming necessary on days when extra driving is required. This is a very appealing quality for a PHEV, and it comes with all of the many upsides already given to the Range Rover Sport.

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