Shopping for a used luxury hybrid SUV is a great way to maximize interior cargo room while minimizing fuel consumption. Each year the lineup of available green machines continues to grow. Review this list of luxury SUVs and Crossovers with hybrid powerplants to determine which model is right for you.
The Audi Q5 Hybrid debuted in 2013 and is powered by a 2.0 4-cylinder engine that is paired with an electric motor. The result is 245 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy stands at 24 MPG in the city and 30 MPG on the highway.
The BMW X6 ActiveHybrid is something of an oxy-moron. The twin-turbocharged 4.0 liter V-8 when combined with the 2 electric motors produces 480 horsepower. This seems like the opposite of what a hybrid stands for. As is goes, fuel economy is rated at 17 MPG in the city and 19 MPG on the highway.
The Cadillac Escalade Hybrid is a big, heavy, yet luxurios vehicle. It takes a big engine to get the beast going! Under the hood is a 6.0 liter V-8 engine paired with two electric motors that pushed power to 379 horsepower. Fuel economy for the 2WD model is 20 MPG in the city and 23 MPG on the highway.
The Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid has the same basic powertain as the Cadiilac Escalade Hybird and therfore all statistic that matter are the same.
The GMC Yukon Hybrid is the counterpart to the Chevy Tahoe Hybrid. This full-size SUV puts an emphasis on luxury and is available in 2WD or 4WD. Again the powerplant is the same as the Tahoe and Escalade.
The Infiniti QX60 Hybrid is the high-end Luxury version of the Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid. The supercharged 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine combines with an electric motor to make 250 horsepower. Fuel economy is 26 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway.
The Lexus RX Hybrid model is really the most well-know of the luxury suv bunch. Having been around for over a decade, the RX has cemented its place among the used luxury suv crowd. The RX450h is powered by an Atkinson Cycle 3.5 liter V-6 along iwth an electric motor that combine to make 295 horsepower. Fuel economy is excellent at 31 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway.
The Mercedes-Benz M-Class offers 3 different powerplant choices: gas, diesel, and hybrid. The ML450 Hybrid is powered by a 3.5 liter V-6 engine and two electric motors. The result is 335 horsepower and 381 lb-ft. of torque. This used luxury hybrid is only available in AWD which hinders fuel economy a bit at 20 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on the highway.
The Porsche Cayenne Hybrid is more sporty than it is fuel efficient. You want evidence? Take a look at what the Cayenne Hybrid is packing under the hood. The Supercharged 3.0 liter V-6 when combined with the electric motor produces 380 horsepower and 428 lb-ft. of torque. Fuel economy is 20 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on the highway.
The Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid shares the same powerplant as the aforementioned Porsche. Fuel economy is 20 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on the highway which just slightly better than the regular 3.6 liter V-6 model.