10 Most Reliable Plug-In Hybrid SUVs On The Market

Plug-in hybrids are taking over the market. Many offer incredible power, but fears of unreliable electric motors have some worried about making the switch. For those who are afraid, we found the 10 most reliable plug-in SUVs on the market for 2022. Some models are somewhat of a surprise, considering their gas-powered twins don’t bear the same reliability as the plug-in models. Regardless, the market is changing.
The most trusted car tool ever devised, Kelly Blue Book, rates models based on several factors, reliability included. These factors are then analyzed to create fair market values for new and used vehicles. KBB delivers as reliably as Consumer Reports without the subscription. We’ve compiled the 10 most reliable plug-in SUVs thanks to these tools.
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10 Toyota RAV4 Prime

When it comes to RAV4, reliability is the first thing that springs to mind. Toyota continues that legacy with the RAV4 Prime, the plug-in hybrid option in the RAV4 lineup. With electric and gas engines, the RAV4 Prime generates 302 horsepower.

You get 42 miles of range using the electric motors alone, and Toyota boasts a 600-mile total range using both power sources. The RAV4 Prime starts at $40,000 and can tow up to 2,500lbs. Not bad for the compact crossover.

9 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

Subaru is well-known for being capable off-road. The Crosstrek Hybrid carries on that legacy with its plug-in hybrid version with 8.7-inches of ground clearance, standard AWD, and Subaru’s long-lasting reputation.

The Crosstrek Plug-In Hybrid makes 148 horsepower and has 17 miles of electric-only range with a 480-miles total range. It starts at $36,000, and you can tow up to 1,000 lbs.

8 Ford Escape PHEV

After notoriously dropping the ball for several models, Ford improved its reliability over the past decade. The Ford Escape PHEV has a 4.5 out of 5 rating for reliability from KBB, making it one of the most reliable plug-in hybrids on the market.

Ford prices the Escape PHEV at $35,000, and it’s eligible for several tax credits. It has 221 horsepower, a 37-mile electric-only range, and a 520-miles total range.
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7 BMW X5 xDrive45e PHEV

BMW is known for crafting excellent SUVs, and you can’t go wrong with the X5 xDrive45e PHEV. It receives a 4.4 out of 5 in reliability and sports that iconic German luxury BMW is known for.

While the $69,000 makes the X5 xDrive45e pricier than the competition, the 6,000 lbs towing and 389 horsepower make up for it. Plus, the X5 xDrive45e has 30 miles of electric range and 500 miles of combined capacity.

6 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid

Hyundai’s Santa Fe is one of the brand’s most popular models. It’s only natural they would make a plug-in hybrid version. The Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid is also one of the most reliable plug-ins on the market, with a 4.7 out of 5 rating from KBB.

The Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid starts at $40,000 and can tow 2,000 lbs. Its hybrid engine makes 260 horsepower and gives the Santa Fe a 31-mile electric-only range and 440 miles of total range.
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5 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Mitsubishi’s transformation from a JDM sports car company to an SUV company came as somewhat of a disappointment. The Outlander PHEV makes a decent case for the plug-in hybrid with a 4.2 out of 5 rating in reliability.

The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has a 221 horsepower engine with a 24-mile electric range and 320-mile combined range. It starts at $37,000, but it’s much more affordable with incentives.

4 Volvo XC90 Recharge

Volvo is expertly crafting hybrids and EVs to make unreal numbers. The XC90 Recharge is just another example of that expertise combined with solid reliability ratings the Swedish auto-maker is known for.

Like the BMW, the XC90 Recharge is expensive, starting at $65,000. Thanks to a 455 horsepower engine, however, Volvo’s XC90 Recharge can tow 5,000 lbs, makes 35 miles in electric-only mode, and can hit 520 total miles.
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3 Kia Sorento Plug-In Hybrid

The Sorento is a staple in Kia’s lineup. And just like the Santa Fe for Hyundai, Kia made a plug-in hybrid option for eco-conscious buyers. Despite costing more than the Santa Fe, at $45,000, the Sorento Plug-In Hybrid rates #1 overall in its class and takes home a 4.6 out of 5 reliability rating.

Kia puts a 261 horsepower engine in the Sorento Plug-In Hybrid. It’s capable of 32 miles electric-only and 460-miles overall.

2 Lexus NX450h+

Lexus’ top-of-the-line mid-size crossover builds off of the Toyota/Lexus reliability history. The NX450h+ is the most powerful in the NX lineup and uses the same plug-in hybrid engine from Toyota’s RAV4.

Though the NX450h+ starts at $57,000, this Lexus makes 302 horsepower and has a 37-mile electric-only range. Plus, it can tow 2,000lbs and produces a solid 550 miles total range.

1 Hyundai Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid

Hyundai is charging head-first into the hybrid and EV game, and the Ioniq boasts a plug-in option for those not wanting to commit to an EV. The Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid has a 4.3 out of 5 reliability rating from KBB.

The Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid is the most affordable option at $26,800 starting and is even more affordable when considering the tax credits. It produces a 29-mile electric-only range and boasts an excellent 119 MPGe fuel-efficiency rating.



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