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Hybrid SUVs

If you're looking for SUV practicality combined with the technology and efficiency of a hybrid drivetrain, there are plenty of hybrid SUVs available.

Our best hybrid SUV picks

1.
Mitsubishi Outlander

What we like

  • New EV mode allows for all-electric motoring
  • Base-model LS still feels premium inside
  • No space or practicality sacrifices

What we don't

  • Extra heft hurts dynamics
  • Acceleration feels mega-slow
  • Tiny fuel tank limits petrol-powered range

2.
Volvo XC90

What we like

  • Cabin detailing is exquisite
  • New levels of fuel economy and safety technology
  • Stylish design with much bolder lines

What we don't

  • Needs to feel more secure in corners
  • Steering felt vague in certain situations
  • Only one USB charge point

3.
Porsche Cayenne

What we like

  • Electric operation is pretty smooth and quiet
  • Official fuel consumption of just 3.4L/100km
  • Sits flatter, grips better and turns in more accurately than most if not all SUVs its size

What we don't

  • When the petrol engine kicks in, it's not exactly seamless
  • Transmission lurches and hesitates
  • Bouncy ride over speed humps

4.
BMW X5

What we like

  • Great motor and engine.
  • Fuel efficient when charged each day.
  • Subtle eco badging.

What we don't

  • No proximity unlocking.
  • No AEB.
  • Leans a bit in corners.

5.
Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

What we like

  • Improved NVH
  • Powerful engine

What we don't

  • Some kickback and juddering from suspension

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