2019 Land Rover Range Rover Plug-in Hybrid SUV

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2019 Land Rover Range Rover plug-in hybrid SUV Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Long before there was Bentayga or the Cullinan, there was only one SUV which was synonymous with luxury in this class of cars - The Land Rover Range Rover - the big daddy of them all. The Range Rover has been an icon for several decades and one the greatest examples of British craftsmanship at that. In recent times, it has come under threat from its rather outlandish competitors, but it still remains one of the most versatile luxury SUVs you can buy.

The Range Rover comes in several trims and engine options and even a plug-in hybrid. The Range Rover P400e is powered by a combination of a 2.0L, turbocharged, inline 4-cylinder engine which produces 296 horsepower and a 13.1 kW hour battery which produces 114 horsepower. It has 31 miles of electric only range and now you can really be more considerate towrads the environment while still being cocooned in your luxury.

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Pros

Classy Sophisticated looks

Feature loaded to the brim

Great off-road credentials for a luxury car

Good performance from the hybrid motor

Superb Ride Quality and Balance

Cons

Steering might be too heavy at highway speeds for some

Infotainment system is sometimes slow to respond

What's New?

Minor visual changes to the front and rear bumpers

New Grille design

New Wheel designs

New TouchPro Duo infotainment screens

Some redesign to the rear executive seat layout

The plug-in hybrid variant is all new


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$95150

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

4WD

engine type

displacement

122 cu. in.

horsepower

398 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

295 lb.-ft. @ 1500 rpm

transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

four wheel ventilated disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

115 in.

length

196.8 in.

width

81.6 in.

height

73.6 in.

curb weight

5532 lbs.

ground clearance

8.7 in.

capacity

passenger volume

38.3 cu ft.

cargo volume

38.1 cu ft.

towing capacity

5511 lbs.

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

drivetrain warranty

4 years/50000 miles

corrosion warranty

6 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

no


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Styles

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Yulong White Metallic

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Land Rover Range Rover plug-in hybrid SUV HSE

HSE

power
296 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
TBD

$95,950


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
P400e HSE 4dr SUV 4WD (2.0L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 8A) Starting at $95,950 MSRP TBD 296 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
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8-speed shiftable automatic four wheel drive 5   Loire Blue Metallic
  Rossello Red Metallic
  Aruba Premium Metallic
  Santorini Black Metallic
  Silicon Silver Premium Metallic
  Yulong White Metallic

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MPG: 25 combined

2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography SUV
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Engine: 557 hp @ 6000 rpm, 5 L V-8

MPG: 16 combined

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2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar diesel SUV
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Engine: 254 hp @ 3750 rpm, 3 L V-6

MPG: 24 combined

Expert Review


CARHP Editorial April 2, 2019


The hybrid or rather the electric fever has been catching every manufacturer now and there are quite a few hybrid luxury SUVs in the market now. Priced at $95,450, the Range Rover P400e is more expensive than its rivals but is also that much premium over them. Taking arms against the big Rangie are the Volvo XC90 hybrid, Porsche Cayenne SE-hybrid and the BMW X5 hybrid. Is the big old Rangie the best full size luxury SUV in the market? Read more to find out.

2019 Land Rover Range Rover plug-in hybrid SUV Features

The Range Rover P400e comes both in the standard wheelbase and the long wheelbase. In the standard wheelbase, it comes in the Vogue and Autobiography trims. In the long wheelbase variant, it comes in Vogue, Autobiography and SV Autobiography trims. All trims irrespective of the wheelbase and powered by the same petrol-electric hybrid motor producing 398 horsepower.

Trim

Vogue

Autobiography

SV Autobiography Dynamic

MSRP

$105,150

$142,295

$177,500

Key Features

20" 12 spoke wheels

In addition to Range Rover Vogue, Key Features in Autobiography include:

In addition to Range Rover Autobiography, Key Features in SV Autobiography include:

 

Matrix LED headlights with signature DRL

21" 7 split-spoke with Light Silver Diamond Turned finish

Unique grille with Graphite Atlas mesh and Bright Chrome inserts

 

Front Fog Lights

Premium LED Headlights with Signature DRL and Auto High Beam Assist

Unique exterior design cues and interior features with unique badging

 

Three-zone Climate Control

Four-zone Climate Control

21” seven spoke 'Style 7006' with High Gloss Polished finish

 

Automatic Access Height

Remote Intelligent Seat Fold

Quilted perforated Semi-Aniline leather 24-way heated and cooled, 'Hot-Stone' massage front seats

 

Keyless Entry

Configurable Ambient Interior Lighting

Fixed centre console

 

Soft door close

Sliding Panoramic Roof with Power Gesture Blind

Executive Class Comfort-Plus rear seats

 

Gesture Tailgate

Perforated Semi-Aniline leather seats

Meridian™ Signature Sound System (1700W)

 

Fixed Panoramic Roof

Executive Class Power Recline Heated and Cooled Rear Seats

Pixel-laser LED headlights with signature DRL

 

Perforated Windsor leather seats

24-way heated and cooled, massage front seats with

SVAutobiography Dynamic Suspension Tuning

 

20-way heated front seats with power recline heated rear seats

Active Locking Rear Differential

Perforated Leather Headlining

 

InControl Touch Pro Duo

All Terrain Progress Control

 
 

InControl Connect Pro Pack

Power Deployable Center Console

 
 

MeridianTM Sound System

Wood and Leather Steering Wheel

 
 

Digital TV

Adaptive Cruise Control

 
 

Surround Camera System

Intelligent Emergency Braking

 
 

Terrain Response 2

Head-Up Display

 
 

All Terrain Progress Control

Advanced Tow Assist

 
 

Heated Leather steering wheel

   

We’d Recommend

The Autobiography trim combines the right balance between the best features and value for money and hence would be our recommendation. The standard wheelbase is just fine too but if you really fancy the long wheelbase, you might opt for that as well.

2019 Land Rover Range Rover plug-in hybrid SUV Engine

“Land Rover’s hybrid features work much like many other makers’ setups, but the novelty here is that the company has been able to combine it with all the other electronic toys you’d usually expect on a Range Rover.” - Evo

Engine and Transmission

Models

Land Rover Range Rover P400e

Volvo XC90 T8 Momentum hybrid

Porsche Cayenne SE-hybrid

BMW X5 xDrive40e

MSRP

$95,450

$64,950

$79,900

$63,750

Engine

2.0L, Inline-4 cylinder turbocharged engine/electric motor

2.0L, Inline-4 cylinder turbocharged engine/electric motor

3.0L, Turbocharged, V6 engine/electric motor

2.0L, Inline-4 cylinder turbocharged engine/electric motor

Transmission

8 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

Horsepower

398 hp @ 5500 rpm

400 hp @6000rpm

462 hp @5500rpm

398 hp @5000rpm

Torque

472 ft-lb

472 ft-lb

516 ft-lb

443 ft-lb

The powertrain is a combination of a 2.0L, turbocharged, inline 4-cylinder engine which produces 296 horsepower and a 13.1 kW hour battery which produces 114 horsepower. Peak torque from both combined is 472 lb-ft. The petrol motor and the electric motor work seamlessly together. The experience of it is of course very silent. You only hear the engine when you push hard from standstill. For the rest of the times, you are just wafting along in luxury.

The electric motor has some quirks up its sleeves. Firstly, the Rangie can go up to 31 miles on electric power alone. It also has some clever technology which can save up the power from regenerative braking to use it when necessary. Even smarter is when the system works in tandem with the navigation system to plan in ahead where to use which power depending on your route to maximize range. It’s called predictive energy optimization. Very clever indeed.

The engine is very refined and smooth and the torque from both combined is really exceptional. The engine is mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox and that too is very efficiently. Leave it in auto and the shifts would be effortless, always on time. You could also use the paddles on the steering wheel and response then too is immediate. However, the gearshifts are more optimized for luxury cruising and not so much for sporty driving in that it does not really rev out the engine before shifting cogs.

The Range Rover PHEV goes against the Porsche Cayenne Hybrid, Volvo XC90 hybrid, Porsche Cayenne Hybrid and the BMW X5 hybrid. All are powered by an inline-4 cylinder motors combined with an electric motor except for the Cayenne Hybrid where the electric motor is combined with a 3.0L, V6 engine and is also the most powerful of the lot. All cars come mated to an 8-speed gearbox.

Acceleration

Models

Land Rover Range Rover P400e

Volvo XC90 T8 Momentum hybrid

Porsche Cayenne SE-hybrid

BMW X5 xDrive40e

0-60 MPH

6.8

5.5 sec

5.5 sec

5.8 sec

Quarter mile

14.4

15.1 sec

13.8 sec

14.6 sec

Engine

2.0L i4

2.0L i4

3.0L V6

2.0L i4

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

NA

N/A

N/A

N/A

The Range Rover PHEV sprints from naught to 60 mph in 6.8 seconds. That may not sound quite as fast but when you consider that it weighs well over 5000 lbs, that number seems pretty impressive. The Range Rover is the slowest to 60 mph but it never intended to have great acceleration figures. Even the X5 hybrid which is much less powerful than the Rangie is faster to 60 mph by 0.6 seconds. The fastest SUV to 60 mph is the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid at 5.5 seconds and it’s the most powerful. The Volvo XC90 also does it at 5.5 seconds to tie with the Porsche. The BMW follows suit and then comes the Range Rover.

Braking

Model

Land Rover Range Rover P400e

Volvo XC90 T8 Momentum hybrid

Porsche Cayenne SE-hybrid 4dr

BMW X5 xDrive40e iperformance 4dr

Brake Front (in.)

15

13.2

14.2

13.7

Brake Rear (in.)

14.4

12.1

13

12.6

Curb Weight (lbs.)

5515

5059

5181

5220

60-0 MPH (ft.)

117

N/A

N/A

N/A

The Range Rover PHEV has 15 inch steel discs at the front and 14.4 inch discs at the rear and they bring this massive SUV to a stop from 60 mph in just 117 ft. The Rangie is a heavy car and 117 ft is a rather impressive number for this SUV. The Range Rover also has the biggest brakes in the competition here. The brakes are also used for regenerative energy and in spite of that, the pedal feel is nice and consistent and it maintains its composure under heavy braking too.

Ride and Handling

The Range Rover gets air suspension as standard across the entire range and it rides like any luxury limousine. The ride quality is supremely comfortable and irons out every bump and pothole underneath it. It’s compliant, composed and feels every bit like a luxury vehicle, wafting along across the road surface and you wouldn’t know the condition of the tarmac underneath you or if there is any tarmac at all.

This Rangie is long and heavy and going fast around a corner is certainly not going to be its forte. You can certainly feel that when you push it around a corner. But the thing about this Range Rover PHEV is that it would never urge you to push it hard. You’d rather cruise along gently and comfortably wrapped in your cocoon of luxury.

The steering is well weighted. It’s light and easy at low speeds and it’s easy to maneuver such a large car in the city. At higher speeds, the steering weighs up a little too much but still remains precise and direct. You will be able to place the car exactly where you point it to. The traction from the full time all-wheel drive system gives you lots of confidence when you really want to push it hard.

Where the Range Rover really impresses is in its off-road credentials. No other luxury SUV can tread off the road as confidently as the Range Rover. It comes with rear locking differentials and terrain response system which works amazingly well. Choose one of the modes depending on the surface you are in and the system will very intelligently optimize throttle response, suspension travel, torque distribution and every possible thing to get you out of any obstacle you throw at it. In this PHEV variant, the instant torque from the electric motor is even more useful when off the road. You wouldn’t ever be able to take the Range Rover to its off-road limits because you would be too scared to scratch such an expensive SUV but there probably isn’t another SUV that can do it better than this big old Rangie.

2019 Land Rover Range Rover plug-in hybrid SUV Fuel Economy

Model

Land Rover Range Rover P400e

Volvo XC90 T8 Momentum hybrid

Porsche Cayenne SE-hybrid 4dr

BMW X5 xDrive40e

MPG (city)

N/A

26

N/A

N/A

MPG (highway)

N/A

30

N/A

N/A

MPG (combined)

N/A

27

22

24

Apart from the fact that the Rangie can go 31 miles on electric power alone and up to speeds of 85 mph before the petrol engine kicks in, the Rangie should return around 25 miles to the gallon combined. We do not have official fuel economy figures yet but we can easily expect the Rangie to return that much.

2019 Land Rover Range Rover plug-in hybrid SUV Interior

“The Range Rover is a quiet SUV, a revelation considering its boxy design. There's a definite luxury slant to its ride character, but it could be better at filtering out sharp edges. The seats are firmer than we'd like.” – Edmunds

Design

Carrying over from the exterior, the interior design too is very neat and elegant. Straight lines, a clean layout and just lots and lots of expensive materials around. The dashboard is dominated by two screens flowing down beautifully along the center console. There are two dials integrated seamlessly on the bottom screen as well. The screens give way to the main center console with the rotary gear selector, several switches for your off-road goodies and a dial to operate the lower screen. There are also cup holders hidden under a wooden trim on the main center console.

The dashboard is otherwise completely clean and wrapped in leather. There are nice silver accents along the main center console and every surface you touch is either wood, leather or digital screens. There is even a capacitive screen on each of the doors along with the window buttons to control various things in the car. The instrument cluster is all digital like you would expect and the steering wheel too has its own capacitive touch screens for various controls.

The center console continues at the rear along the length of the car if you opt for the executive seats and houses a tray table, rear AC vents, climate controls and what not. There’s even refrigerator in between the seats and you can also have infotainment screens mounted at the rear of the front seats from where you can control everything in the vehicle. You could also opt for the bench seat in which case you do not get the fridge but you can seat three people in the back seat comfortable and or use the fold down arm rest and cup holders.

The quality of materials is simply outstanding and the build quality is amazing. With all its luxuries, it really feels like the Rolls Royce of SUVs. The huge panoramic sunroof adds further to the premium-ness and simplistic and clean design exudes luxury and looks really classy. The many screens add the contemporary touch.

Seating and Comfort

Model

Land Rover Range Rover P400e

Volvo XC90 T8 Momentum hybrid

Porsche Cayenne SE-hybrid

BMW X5 xDrive40e

Passenger capacity

5

7

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.3/60.7/42.5

38.9/57.7/40.9

39.6/58.9/NA

39.8/60.5/40.4

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.2/58.3/47.5

38.5/56.5/37.0

N/A

38.3/58.3/36.6

The seats in the Range Rover SV autobiography are absolutely brilliant. They come heated and cooled and also with massage functions. They are obviously multi way power adjustable and the front seats even come with their own arm rests apart from the arm rest on the center console.

The rear seats are however the main concern in the Range Rover. A bench seat comes by standard and you can very comfortably fit three adults. The center seat also folds down to make for an arm rest and cup holders. If you opt for the executive seats then you get a whole lot of goodies from tray tables to reclining seats and individual climate control with massaging functions. You can even push the front passenger seat forward to really stretch out your legs. There has been one complain though and that is the seats feel a little firm by luxury standards. But that’s only knit picking.

Infotainment System

The new TouchPro Suo system is really cool. The screens look really slick and premium. The top screen is for the navigation and entertainment while the bottom screen looks after the climate controls, seats, off-road functionalities and several other vehicle settings. The graphics are really nice and the system is easy to use but they can be a bit slow at times to respond to touch commands and you really have to go through many options in the screen to do access even some basic operation which is quite inconvenient.

In fact, it’s better to use the rotary dial on the center console when you can. It’s difficult to use all touch controls when driving and screens also tend to pick up finger prints but that’s the way of the future and everybody is just obsessed with screens these days. The digital instrument cluster is really cool though. They are very customizable and you can configure the screen to show you what you want and it’s quite easily operated through the capacitive touch buttons on the steering wheel.

Interior Features

  • Quilted and Perforated Semi-Aniline Leather Seats
  • 24-Way Power Heated and Cooled 'Hot-Stone' Massage Front Seats
  • Executive Class Power Recline Comfort-Plus Heated and Cooled Rear Seats
  • Perforated Leather Headlining
  • Sliding Panoramic Roof with Power Gesture Blind
  • Remote Intelligent Seat Fold
  • Power Deployable Center Console
  • Wood and Leather Steering Wheel
  • Four-Zone Climate Control
  • Configurable Ambient Interior Mood Lighting
  • Meridian Signature Surround Sound System (1700W)
  • Surround Camera System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Head-Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • Adaptive Speed Limiter
  • Driver Condition Monitor
  • Clear Exit Monitor
  • 360° Parking Aid

Cargo Capacity

Model

Land Rover Range Rover P400e

Volvo XC90 T8 Momentum hybrid

Porsche Cayenne SE-hybrid

BMW X5 xDrive40e

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

31.8

85.7

59.7

N/A

The Range Rover SV Autobiography comes with quite a large boot at 32.1 cu.ft which is the second largest in the competition after the Volvo XC90. The boot is pretty large to pack in all you would ever want to pack in a car. The rear seats fold down electronically to make for even more space but they are quite slow in their operation. The split tail gate is also very convenient for a multitude of purposes.

2019 Land Rover Range Rover plug-in hybrid SUV Exterior

“The 2019 Range Rover carries itself with a crisp disregard for the unnecessary. It threads LED headlights across a trim front end, and spares all the curves it can as its shoulder and rooflines arrow toward the back of the vehicle and its LED taillights. There’s a streamlined precision about it.” – The Car Connection

Design

This big Rangie has the classic SUV silhouette and proportions. It looks classy and sophisticated, not shouty at all but much understated with its style. With a traditional boxy shape, the Range Rover sure commands a lot of presence on the road.

The front is distinctly Land Rover and the new chrome detailing on the honey comb grille is a really nice touch. The detailing in the LED head lamps are amazing and the plug in socket has been very neatly integrated within the grille. The bonnet is absolutely clean. The slats on either side in the bumper are painted in silver with another black strip for the fog lamps down below. The silver skid plate at the bottom give out that rugged feel you would expect from a Land Rover.

At the sides, you have the signature vertical slats on the front doors which lets you know it’s the big Rangie. There is a character line along the length of the car from the headlamps to the tail lamps and that looks extremely pleasing. Even the all glass window line along the entire length and wrapping around at the back give it a very premium look. The 21 inch wheels add some sportiness to the otherwise neat and elegant design.

At the rear, the story is quite similar. Neat lines, a sloping rear window, a mild spoiler and double decked LED tail lamps complete off the look. The entire design is very simplistic characterized by neat, straight lines exuding elegance. The paint finish is particularly amazing and the boxy design gives it a lot of presence and personality. It really exudes luxury in SUVs like no other.

Exterior Dimensions

Model

Land Rover Range Rover P400e

Volvo XC90 T8 Momentum hybrid

Porsche Cayenne SE-hybrid

BMW X5 xDrive40e

Curb weight (lbs.)

5515

5059

5181

5220

Length(in)

196.8

194.9

191.1

193.2

Width(in)

81.6

79.1

78.7

76.3

Height(in)

73.5

69.9

67.4

69.4

Ground clearance (in)

8.7

9.4

8.5

8.2

Wheelbase (in)

115.0

117.5

114.0

115.5

Track width (in) F/R

66.6/66.3

66/66.1

64.7/65.2

64.7/65

The Range Rover SV Autobiography is a very large vehicle and commands a lot of presence that way. It is the longest, widest, and tallest and the heaviest among all the vehicles here, even more when had in the long wheelbase variant. The Range Rover is a proper full size SUV where the other’s fall more in the mid-size category, at least when compared to the Range Rover. The Rover also benefits from having one of the higher ground clearances. The Rangie is very well proportioned and a typical tall boy SUV with a great stance.

Exterior Features

  • 21" 5 Split-Spoke Alloy Wheels with Gloss Finish
  • Sliding Panoramic Roof with Power Gesture Blind
  • Premium LED Headlights with Signature DRL and Auto High Beam Assist
  • Land Rover badged Grille
  • Split rear Tailgate
  • Chrome slats on the front doors
  • Aluminum Tread Plates with 'Range Rover' lettering
  • Soft Close Doors

2019 Land Rover Range Rover plug-in hybrid SUV Safety

This is the absolute pinnacle of luxury on wheels and with the kind of people who would be buying this car, safety is utmost important. This is a car with an array of sensors gauging everything on the road and knows what’s up ahead even better than you. There are driver assist packs which that offers assist drivers in throttle and steering inputs. It even knows when you are dozing off behind the wheel and would urge you to take a break. It has some level of semi-autonomous driving technology and your life couldn’t be better protected on any other set of wheels.

Safety Features

  • Cruise Control and Speed Limiter
  • Emergency Braking
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • High Speed Emergency Braking
  • Driver Condition Monitor
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Traffic Sign Recognition
  • The Adaptive Speed Limiter
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Blind Spot Assist
  • Front and Rear Parking Aid
  • Rear Camera
  • 360° Surround Camera
  • 360° Parking Aid
  • Rear Traffic Monitor
  • Clear Exit Monitor
  • Park Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Steering Assist

2019 Land Rover Range Rover plug-in hybrid SUV Competition

Land Rover Range Rover PHEV vs Volvo XC90 T8 Momentum hybrid

The XC90 is the only other full size SUV in the competition and it really impresses at being a big, sophisticated, good looking SUV. The interiors are also very premium and design is particularly quite unique. It’s also one of the fastest off the line but it’s a big and heavy car and its handling limits are quite modest. The transitions between petrol and electric motor is not that seamless and the brake pedal does not feel the best.

The Range Rover might be slower than the XC90 but its much more pleasant in the Rangie than the XC90 because of how seamlessly both the motors operate. Also, the luxury is still unmatched, even by the XC90 and the Range Rover is also more capable off road. The XC90 has another advantage of having a third row of seats. If price is no factor for you, then the luxurious Range Rover is very well worth it but if you are on a budget, the XC90 is one of the better hybrid SUVs out there for your money.

Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography vs Porsche Cayenne SE-hybrid

Being a Porsche, the Cayenne SE-hybrid is certainly a brisk performer. It’s the fastest hybrid SUV to 60 mph at 5.5 seconds along with the XC90 and while the other SUV never quite got their handling right, Porsche certainly would not compromise on that front. It handles as well as it performs like you’d expect and the interiors feel very special. It is also a fairly good looking SUV.

While the Porsche is all about great performance and dynamics, the Range Rover takes a different approach with sophistication and luxury. The tech in the Rangie Rover, all the creature comforts and the effortless performance and ride quality and simply unmatched by the Cayenne SE-Hybrid. A choice between these two is very distinct. If performance is on your cards, there wouldn’t be a better buy than the Cayenne SE-hybrid. For everything else, it would be the Range Rover. 

Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography vs BMW X5 xDrive40e

The BMW X5 hybrid is not a great BMW. The transitions between the petrol engine and the electric motor is quite jerky and the steering is woefully lump and the performance is not particularly great either, better than the others though. Otherwise, the X5 is pretty good with its looks, interiors and vehicle balance and dynamics.

The Range Rover on the other hand has a beautifully smooth powertrain and the luxury is on a whole different level. It’s also a full size SUV and handling is not so much its forte. It’s dominated by its luxurious ride quality and effortless cruising with an unprecedented air of sophistication and amazingly classy looks. It is much more expensive than the X5 but its well worth it. If you are tight on your budget, you could consider other hybrids over the BMW.

2019 Land Rover Range Rover plug-in hybrid SUV Final Verdict

The Range Rover is one of the first and original luxury SUVs and it remains an adequately competent even today, more so with the PHEV variant in times when we are running out of fuel. The hybrid powertrain gives a whole new dimension to the Rangie Rover and the electric motor works really seamlessly and effortlessly in tandem with the petrol engine.

It looks stunningly handsome and classy, probably the best in the luxury SUVs with its traditional box shape design. The interiors are easily the best in class and all the creature comforts and the technology are really appreciable and then there’s the off-road capabilities that simply has no match by any other vehicle in this class. When viewed as a whole, the Range Rover PHEV combines all of this to make for a great package.