The 15 Best Luxury Hybrids

Saturday, January 16, 2016

1. BMW i8BMWi
Starting price: $141,165

The BMW i8 is one of the best luxury hybrids sod on the market today. The auto gets a gas mileage rating of 28 MPG (city), 29 MPG (highway), and 28 MPG (combined). The car can seat up to four passengers, and has an electric only range of 15 miles. The car is powered by a turbo-three cylinder combined with two electric motors for a total power rating of 357 horsepower. The car can go from zero to 60 MPH in just 3.6 seconds, and the vehicle has a top overall speed of 155 MPH. The interior of the vehicle does not disappoint, and the i8 is one of the best handling luxury hybrids sold today.


2. Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid
Starting price: $96,100

The Porsche Panamera E-Hybrid is one of the top-rated luxury hybrids on the market. The flagship sedan from Porsche is a plug-in hybrid, and the auto can travel up to 16 miles on the battery before the supercharged 3.0 liter six-cylinder engine takes over for the auto. The stock engine is rated at 333 horsepower with the auto’s total power output coming in at 416 horsepower after combining the electric motor. The vehicle can seat up to four passengers, and the top overall speed of the car is 167 MPH. The fuel consumption for the car is 50 MPGe, and the Panamera S Hybrid can go from zero to 60 MPH in just 5.2 seconds.

3. Tesla Model S
Tesla Model S
Starting price: $71,100

The Tesla Model S is one of the top luxury hybrid autos sold today. The Model S is one of the most eco-friendly automobiles ever sold, and when upgrading to the high-end version of the automobile the Model S can go from zero to 60 MPH in just 2.8 seconds. When driving the base model of the auto, the car can go from zero to 60 MPH in 5.1 seconds with a top overall speed of 140 MPH. The fuel economy equivalent rating of the car is 101 MPGe (city) and 102 MPGe (highway). All versions of the auto deliver an above average handling capability when compared to cars of the same class and a high-end interior cabin. Tesla also includes an autopilot mode that can take over driving the Model S in certain road conditions.

4. Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid
Porsche Cayenne S e-hybrid (958)
Starting price: $77,200

The Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid is the best luxury SUV hybrid sold today. The stock engine in the auto is a supercharged 3.0 liter V-6 rated at 333 horsepower and 435 lb-ft of torque. The electric motor adds 95 horsepower for a total 416 horsepower power output. The Cayenne S E-Hybrid is extremely fast with a top overall speed of 151 MPH, and a zero to 60 MPH time of 5.4 seconds. The overall gas mileage rating of the vehicle is 47 MPGe (combined), and the combustion engine on the auto is only used when the accelerator is depressed beyond a pre-programmed set-point. If only using the battery to power the vehicle, the top all-electric speed of the SUV is 78 MPH.

5. Mercedes-Benz C350e Plug-in Hybrid
The 2016 Mercedes Benz C350e Plug-in Hybrid
Starting price: $43,000

The Mercedes-Benz C350e Plug-in Hybrid is one of the top luxury hybrids on the road. The automobile is powered by a four-cylinder engine rated at 208 horsepower combined with an electric motor rated at 80 horsepower for a total of 288 HP and 443 lb-ft of torque. The stock transmission in the auto is the company’s seven-speed automatic, and the auto has four electricity management options to include Hybrid, E-mode, E-save, and Charge, and the auto is rated at an all-electric range of 20 miles. The overall gas mileage rating for the auto on the battery is between 98 and 112 MPGe, and the car comes with front-wheel drive. The auto has a top overall speed of 130 MPH, and can go from zero to 60 MPH in just 6.0 seconds. The fuel economy rating of the car on gasoline is 35 MPG (city) and 40 MPG (highway).

6. BMW i3
BMW i3
Starting price: $43,395

The BMW i3 is one of the top luxury hybrids on the market today. The car features a very stubby style and uses a ‘game-changing’ carbon-fiber/aluminum structure, and is a slightly more affordable version of the i8. The auto can go from zero to 60 MPH in just 6.5 seconds, and has a top overall speed of 92 MPH. The i3 has above average handling capability due to the low center of gravity in the auto’s design. The auto sees a maximum range of 81 miles per charge, and can go from a dead batter to full charge in just three hours of being connected to a standard 220-volt outlet. Consumers can also choose to purchase a range extending gasoline engine when buying the auto new that helps deliver a total range of 150 miles. The stock drivetrain in the i3 is rated at 170 horsepower, and the auto sees a gas mileage equivalent of 127 MPGe (city) and 107 MPGe (highway).

7. Lexus ES Hybrid
2013 Lexus ES 300h
Starting price: $38,940

The Lexus ES Hybrid is one of the best luxury hybrids on the road. The auto delivers a leather apportioned interior and an extremely smooth ride. The stock engine for gasoline powered version of the ES is a 3.5 liter six-cylinder rated at 268 horsepower combined with a six-speed automatic transmission. The ES Hybrid drivetrain is a 2.5 liter V-4 combined with a CVT and electric motors for a total power rating of 200 horsepower. The hybrid ha a 40 MPG (combined) gas mileage rating, while the gasoline powered version of the car sees a 21 MPG (city) and 31 MPG (highway) overall rating. The maximum speed of the auto is 131 MPH, and the ES Hybrid can go from zero to 60 MPH in just 5.8 seconds.

8. Lexus CT Hybrid
Lexus CT 200h
Starting price: $32,190

The Lexus CT Hybrid is one of the top luxury hybrids sold today. The automobile is based on proven hybrid powertrain technology, and the overall gas mileage rating of the auto is 43 MPGe (city) and 40 MPGe (highway). The car features a high-end interior, and the stock engine is rated at 134 total horsepower. The top overall speed of the CT Hybrid is 112 MPH, and the auto can go from zero to 60 MPH in 10.6 seconds. There are a number of extras that can be added to the vehicle when buying the car new.

9. Infiniti Q50 Hybrid
2014 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid Sport
Starting price: $44,400

The Infiniti Q50 Hybrid is one of the top luxury hybrids on the roads The auto is designed to accommodate the latest in tech features for high-end automobiles, and is powered by a 3.5 liter six-cylinder engine combined with an electric motor for a 360 horsepower overall rating. The auto comes standard with rear-wheel drive; however, consumers can choose to upgrade to all-wheel drive when buying the car new. The gas mileage rating of the auto is 29 MPG (city) and 36 MPG (highway). The Q50 can go from zero to 60 MPH in only 5.2 seconds, and the top overall speed of the car is 145 MPH.

10. Lexus GS Hybrid
New Lexus GS 450h
Starting price: $46,555

The Lexus GS Hybrid is one of the best luxury hybrids on the market today. The automobile’s stock engine is a 2.0 liter turbo-four cylinder rated at 241 horsepower coupled to an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. When upgrading to the GS 350 model, the drivetrain is a 3.5 liter six-cylinder rated at 311 horsepower combined with an eight-speed automatic transmission. If upgrading to all-wheel drive, the GS Hybrid comes with a six-speed automatic transmission, and the GS450h is sold

With a CVT and drivetrain rated at 338 horsepower. The top overall speed of the auto is 142 MPH, and the auto can go from zero to 60 MPH in 5.5 seconds. The fuel efficiency rating of the car is 19 MPG (city) and 28 MPG (highway).

11. Cadillac ELR
Cadillac ELR
Starting price: $75,995

The Cadillac ELR is one of the top luxury hybrids sold today, and the auto is the first electric hybrid produced by the popular auto manufacturer. The automobile will operate in ‘electric-only’ mode for approximately 30 minutes before the car’s engine will start up to recharge the auto’s batteries. The car can seat up to four passengers comfortably, and the auto comes standard with front-wheel drive. The base engine is rated at 295 lb-ft of torque and 217 horsepower. In EV mode. The Hybrid sees a 157 horsepower rating out of the engine. The ELR can go from zero to 60 MPH in 8.1 seconds, and the top overall speed of the vehicle is 107 MPH. The overall gas mileage rating of the auto is 32 MPG (city), 38 MPG (highway), and 90 MPGe.

12. Mercedes-Benz E400 Sport Hybrid
2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class an entry level luxury 2doors
Starting price: $65,205

The Mercedes-Benz E400 Sport Hybrid is one of the best luxury hybrids on the road today. The E400 is one of the most comfortable rides on the market and is powered by a 3.5 liter V-6 engine combined with an electric motor rated at 329 horsepower and 457 ft-lb of torque that is coupled to a seven-speed automatic transmission. The auto comes stock with rear-wheel drive, and sees a 24 MPG (combined) overall gas mileage rating. The top overall speed of the E400 Sport Hybrid is 132 MPH, and Mercedes-Benz makes a number of features available as dealer options such as a back-up camera, keyless start, and high-end entertainment system with hard drive available when purchasing the car new.

13. Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid
Starting price: $36,115

The 2016 MKZ Hybrid is one of the top luxury cars on the market today. The company has invested a significant amount of time and money into making vast improvements in the appearance and performance of the auto. The car is powered by a 2.0 liter I-4 Atkinson-cycle engine rated at 188 horsepower, and will automatically turn on when the driver requires additional power when passing or merging into traffic. The overall gas mileage rating of the MKZ is 41 MPG (city), 39 MPG (city), and 40 MPG (combined). The top speed of the vehicle is 135 MPH, and the auto can go from zero to 60 MPH in 7.4 seconds.

14. BMW ActiveHybrid 7
2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 7
Starting price: $84,300

The BMW ActiveHybrid 7 is one of the top luxury hybrids on the roads today. The automobile’s stock engine is a 3.0 liter six-cylinder rated at 349 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque which is coupled to a 314 volt lithium ion battery. The auto is offered in the long-wheelbase with 740 Li trim. The auto can go from zero to 60 MPH in just 5.5 seconds, and sees a gas mileage rating of 22 MPG (city) and 30 MPG (highway) with a total fuel tank capacity of 20.1 gallons. BMW includes a number of luxury amenities in the vehicle to include a navigation system, leather upholstery, four-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, and both front and rear parking sensors.

15. Cadillac Escalade Hybrid
Cadillac premieres the first hybrid in a large luxury SUV
Starting price: approximately $44,990

The Cadillac Escalade Hybrid has not been produced for several model years; however, it is one of the best luxury hybrids available for purchase on the used car market today. The auto remains popular due to the hybrid technology achieving a 20 MPG gas mileage rating while driving in the city. The auto is powered by a 6.0 liter eight-cylinder engine combined with two 60 KW motors in the vehicle transmission. The luxury SUV has an extremely nice interior, and can seat up to eight passengers comfortably. The auto has the capability to use only the electric motors up to 25 MPH, and when at speed the SUV is smart enough to shut down up to half of the engine’s unused cylinders.

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