Plug-in hybrid cars are gradually taking over the market, but many people are still hesitant to choose this model. For those customers, the list below will provide the 10 most reliable hybrid electric SUVs on the US market in 2022. In particular, a few models have surprised due to their powered twin. Their gasoline is not as reliable.
Toyota RAV4 Prime
When it comes to RAV4, reliability is the first thing that comes to mind of those who have used it. Therefore, Toyota continues to develop this model with the plug-in hybrid version RAV4 Prime. Thanks to the use of both electric and gas engines, the RAV4 Prime can produce 302 horsepower, with a towing capacity of up to 1.1 tons.
In addition, the electric motor part of the car can help it travel 42 miles (67.6 km). If fully charged with electricity and filled with gas, Toyota RAV4 Prime has a total range of 600 miles (965.6 km). It starts at $40,000 in the US.
Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid
Subaru has always been known for its outstanding off-road capabilities in its products. Therefore, Crosstrek Hybrid can still promote this advantage with a ground clearance of 8.7 inches (0.2 meters) using all-wheel drive (AWD) in the standard version.
The Crosstrek Plug-In Hybrid can produce 148 horsepower and has a towing capacity of 0.4 tons. Using the electric motor alone, it has a range of 17 miles (27.3 km) and a total range of 480 miles (772.4 km) with both engines. The starting price of the car is 36,000 USD.
Ford Escape PHEV
After gaining a reputation for abandoning some perishable models, Ford has improved the reliability of its products over the past decade. The Ford Escape PHEV has a 4.5 out of 5 reliability rating from automotive research firm Kelley Blue Book, making it one of the most reliable plug-in hybrids on the market. The SUV has a capacity of 221 horsepower and an electric range of 37 miles (59.5 km) and 520 miles (836.8 km). Ford values the Escape PHEV at $35,000.
BMW X5 xDrive45e PHEV
BMW is known for making stellar SUVs, and the X5 xDrive45e PHEV is no exception. It received 4.4 out of 5 points for reliability. In addition, the car is the perfect combination of sportiness and iconic German luxury.
With a towing capacity of 6,000 pounds (2.7 tons) and a total capacity of 389 horsepower, the car starts at $69,000, much higher than other competitors. Plus, the X5 xDrive45e has an electric range of 30 miles (48.2 km).
Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid
Hyundai Santa Fe is one of the most popular models of the Korean brand. And when it comes to creating an electric hybrid, the Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid is also on the list of the most reliable plug-in SUVs in the US market with a rating of 4.7 out of 5 from Kelley Blue Book.
The car starts at $40,000 and has a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds (0.9 tons). Its hybrid engine makes 260 horsepower and gives the Santa Fe an electric range of 31 miles (49.8 km) and a total range of 440 miles (708.1 km).
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
The Outlander PHEV is a high-quality plug-in hybrid from the Japanese brand with a rating of 4.2 out of 5 for reliability. The SUV has a 221-horsepower engine with an electric range of 24 miles (38.6 km) and a combined range of 320 miles (515.5 km). It has a fairly cheap starting price of only 37,000 USD plus offers many incentives for customers.
Volvo XC90 Recharge
Volvo is very focused on creating hybrid and electric vehicles to create the unthinkable. The XC90 Recharge is just one of the excellent models from the famous Swedish carmaker. Like the BMW, it’s quite pricey as prices start at $65,000. However, thanks to its 455-horsepower engine, Volvo’s XC90 Recharge can tow 5,000 pounds (2.2 tons), travel 35 miles (56.3 km) in electric-only mode, and can reach a total range works up to 520 pounds (836.8 km)
Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid
The Sorento is a flagship product in Kia’s lineup. And like the Santa Fe Hyundai, the Korean manufacturer has created a plug-in hybrid option for the Sorento product to offer to environmentally conscious buyers. Despite costing more than the Santa Fe, the Sorento Plug-In Hybrid ranks first overall in its segment and receives a score of 4.6 out of 5 for reliability. Kia equips the Sorento Plug-In Hybrid with a 261-horsepower engine, making the car capable of running on electric only for 32 miles (51.4 km).
Lexus’ flagship mid-size crossover builds on Toyota and Lexus’ tradition of reliability. The NX450h+ has the most powerful engine in the Lexus NX line and uses the same plug-in hybrid engine from Toyota’s RAV4.
While the NX450h+ starts at $57,000, it can make 302 hp and has a range of 37 miles (59.5 km) on electric only. Plus, it has a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds (0.9 tons) and produces a total range of 550 miles (885.1 km).
Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid
Hyundai is slowly entering the hybrid and EV markets with the optional Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid. The car has a 4.3 out of 5 reliability rating from Kelley Blue Book.
The Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid is the most affordable option with a starting price of $26,800 and even cheaper considering the tax credits. It can go electric for 29 miles (46.6 km) and boasts excellent fuel economy.
According to Hotcars
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