SUVs aren’t known for their fuel efficiency but the other benefits of this vehicle type are often too good to ignore. So, what if you could combine the fuel efficiency of a hybrid with the space and visibility of an SUV?
That’s where hybrid SUVs come in.
They combine all the practicalities we look for in an SUV with better fuel efficiency and perhaps even some emission-free driving.
It’s the best of both worlds!
If you’re in the market for a hybrid SUV, there’s plenty of choice. We have put together 10 of the best options around right now to help with that.
Citroen C5 Aircross Plug In Hybrid
The Citroen C5 Aircross Plug In Hybrid is a midsize SUV with a signature design typical of the French manufacturer. It’s a great looking vehicle with space for all the family and for luggage.
The Citroen C5 Aircross Plug In Hybrid uses a PureTech four cylinder engine and an 80 kW motor to deliver up to 34 miles of electric only range. That’s pretty good considering the low purchase price and overall quality of the package!
Peugeot 3008 Hybrid
The Peugeot 3008 Hybrid is a fantastic looking SUV that exhibits all that’s good with the new Peugeot design language. It’s a great looking car with space for everyone and shopping too.
The Peugeot 3008 SUV Hybrid uses a single or pair of electric motors to provide front or all wheel drive. Both deliver up to 32 miles of electric only drive with plenty of technology and a very comfortable cabin.
Renault Captur E-Tech
The Renault Captur E-Tech is a relatively new SUV on the block that has just had a slight redesign. It’s a small SUV with enough room for the family and some shopping. The design is modern Renault, with an attractive profile, rounded edges and wide appeal.
The E-Tech uses a 1.6-litre petrol engine and a 9.8 kW battery pack to deliver around 30 miles of electric only range. Considering the size and relatively low weight of the Captur, that’s impressive!
MG HS Plug-In Hybrid Exclusive
The MG HS Plug-In Hybrid Exclusive is a relatively new SUV on the block from the well-known MG brand. It’s a plug-in hybrid with a 1.5-litre petrol engine and a 90 kW electric motor that provides around 32 miles of electric range.
The design is very sleek, with rounded panels and a very approachable design. It’s an SUV that’s well worth checking out.
Kia Sorento PHEV
The Kia Sorento PHEV takes a capable SUV and adds frugality into the mix. This is a 7 seat SUV that’s on the larger side but is easy to drive and to park. It uses a 1.6-litre engine and an electric motor to deliver up to 35 miles of electric only range.
The design is great, with the modern redesign making the Sorento more compelling than ever. It’s well equipped, well put together and delivers a credible ownership experience.
Volvo XC90 Recharge T8
The Volvo XC90 Recharge T8 is a premium SUV that can also seat 7 in comfort. It’s the largest SUV Volvo makes but is also the most expensive and most luxurious. It’s a stylish vehicle inside and out and delivers a typical quality Volvo experience.
The hybrid element provides a little over 40 miles of electric only range, which is very good for a vehicle of this size. Combined with a frugal four cylinder engine, the XC90 is a compelling package
Honda CR-V Hybrid
The Honda CR-V Hybrid is an ageing design but is still as popular as ever. You get the bulletproof reliability of Honda with the green credentials of a hybrid, so what’s not to like?
The CR-V uses a 2.0-litre petrol engine along with a pair of electric motors to help increase overall fuel mileage. You only get 1-2 miles of electric only range but you do get better fuel efficiency overall.
Ford Kuga PHEV
The Ford Kuga PHEV has ‘interesting’ looks but is a well-designed package that families will buy in their thousands. It’s a typical Ford product, well put together, comfortable to drive and predictable in everything it does.
The Ford Kuga PHEV uses a 2.5-litre engine with electric motor to deliver over 30 miles of electric only range. That enables it to keep up with the best in our list.
Mercedes-Benz GLE 350de 4Matic
The Mercedes-Benz GLE 350de 4Matic is at the other end of the cost scale to the Kuga, but you get more too. It’s a great looking SUV with a lovely cabin, lots of luxury touches and a refinement few other SUVs provide. But boy do you pay for it!
The Mercedes-Benz GLE 350de 4Matic uses a 2.0-litre four cylinder diesel engine and electric motor combination to deliver up to 61 miles of electric only range. That’s a range few other vehicles can match.
BMW X3 xDrive30e
The BMW X3 xDrive30e keeps up at the premium end of the market with its middle tier X3. It’s a good looking SUV with enough room for the family to travel in comfort, with shopping in the back.
The design is very similar to the X5, but this version uses a 2.0-litre petrol engine with a 12kWh battery to deliver up to 20 miles of electric only range. That’s not quite as far as most in this list, which is slightly disappointing.