Best Luxury Hybrid Models

February 17th, 2021 by

2021 Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid

With each passing model year, more luxury automakers step into the electric and hybrid power arena. That means lots of competition in this relatively new segment—and lots of luxury plug-in hybrid vehicles to choose from! So which brands are making the best hybrid luxury cars right now? To find out, Rusnak Auto Group takes a look at the best luxury hybrid sedan and SUV models from top automakers like BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche.

Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e 4MATIC® SUV

As one of the best luxury hybrid SUV models out there, it’s no surprise that the Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e has been a hit with Pasadena-area drivers. Thanks to the combined efforts of a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine and a 90kW electric motor, the GLC 350e delivers a 350-mile gas-electric range and power to rival gas-powered competitors.

Plus, it offers other advanced safety and performance features like a haptic accelerator pedal, 4MATIC® all-wheel drive, and a Radar-based Regenerative Braking System. As you’ve come to expect from Mercedes-Benz, the efficiency and power of this luxury plug-in hybrid are second-to-none:

  • Fuel Efficiency — 68 MPGe (miles per gallon gasoline equivalent)
  • Gas/Electric Output — 315 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque
  • 0-60 Time — 5.6 seconds

BMW X3 xDrive30e

Also in the running for best luxury hybrid SUV is the BMW X3 xDrive30e. This hybrid plug-in 2.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder gasoline engine, combined with an integrated electric motor. If driving conditions in Thousand Oaks are a concern, you’ll appreciate the enhanced all-weather capability of xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive, which comes standard. Explore the BMW X3 luxury plug-in hybrid specs here:

  • Fuel Efficiency — 60 MPGe
  • Gas/Electric Power — 255 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque
  • 0-60 Time — 5.9 seconds

Audi Q5 e

Like the Mercedes-Benz and BMW luxury plug-in hybrid models above, the Audi Q5 e comes standard with a proprietary AWD system: quattro® all-wheel drive with ultra® technology. As a result, you’ll experience excellent control in any weather or road conditions, plus the efficiency benefits of a 2.0L four-cylinder engine and a 14.1 kWh electric battery:

  • Fuel Efficiency — 65 MPGe
  • Gas/Electric Power — 367 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque
  • 0-60 Time — 5.0 seconds

Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid

Looking for the best luxury hybrid sedan or coupe? The Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid should be at the top of your list. It combines a potent gasoline engine with a 14.1 kWh electric motor and lithium-ion battery for impressive efficiency and blistering top speeds:

  • Fuel Efficiency — 51 MPGe
  • Gas/Electric Power — 457 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque
  • 0-60 Time — 4.4 seconds
  • Top Track Speed — 172 mph

Test Drive Luxury Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles in Pasadena

They may have impressed the critics, but the best hybrid luxury cars still need to ace your test drive! Contact us today or visit us near Westlake Village to schedule some time with your favorite luxury hybrid models in our inventory!

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