With the family packed into the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover plug-in hybrid, we were northbound a few hours out of Los Angeles when we decided to take a little detour through Death Valley. Don’t worry kids, it’s on the way to Yosemite... sort of. There were a few groans from the Rover’s spacious back seat, but I reminded our littles that this 1,000-mile road trip was part road test and part family vacation.
Luxurious, comfortable, and off-road capable, the full-size 2020 Land Rover Range Rover PHEV proved to be the ultimate ride for the job. PHEV stands for Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle, and the Range Rover PHEV is the automaker's first attempt at an electrified luxury SUV. Introduced just last year, it’s the most fuel-efficient full-size Range Rover model available. It competes with hybrid versions of the BMW X5 and the Porsche Cayenne, plus a long list of conventionally powered luxury SUVs that includes the Mercedes-Benz GLS, Mercedes G-Class, BMW X7, and Audi Q7 and Q8.