SUVs have become a favorite among car buyers for several reasons. Plush interiors, stylish exteriors, and modern technology are just a few factors that set them apart from sedans. SUVs also have engines capable of taking on most terrains easily and sufficient cargo space for long tours. Moreover, they are available in gas, hybrid, and fully electric variants. Here are a few popular electric and luxury SUVs worth the upgrade.
The 2023 Kia Telluride has a refreshed interior, modernized bumpers and grille, and trendy 18- to 20-inch wheel designs, making it a worthy upgrade over last year’s model. On the performance front, you get a standard 291-horsepower V6 engine. The SUV starts at just $35,690.
Volvo XC40 Recharge
The 2023 Volvo XC40 Recharge’s electric variant has twin motors that can generate up to 402 horsepower. It can travel up to 223 miles on a full charge. The base model starts at $53,550 and has several standard driver assistance, safety, and connectivity features.
Volvo XC60 Recharge
The 2023 Volvo XC60 Recharge Hybrid offers a combined power output of up to 455 horsepower for a starting price of $57,200. You can also go for the gas variant of the Volvo XC60, starting at $43,450.
You can get the 2022 Buick Enclave for a base price of $42,800. It has a 3.6L V6 engine and standard features like a hands-free power liftgate and QuiteTuning™ technology. The 2023 Buick Enclave costs $2,000 more than its predecessor and boasts a new color scheme, a Sport Touring version, and a new 20-inch wheel choice.
Volvo XC90 Recharge
The base model of the 2023 Volvo XC90 Recharge Hybrid is available for $71,900. It can produce a combined 455 horsepower, which is an impressive figure. You can get the gas variant at a starting price of $56,000, available in two mild hybrid engine options.
Volvo S90 Recharge
The 2023 S90 is one of Volvo’s best luxury hybrids yet. It boasts a 455-horsepower plug-in-hybrid drivetrain with an EPA-rated 38 miles of all-electric range. Starting at $70,500, the S90 is priced competitively among the electric SUVs of 2023.
The 2023 Volvo EX90 SUV is a luxury offering from Volvo that should be available for purchase in the first half of 2023. Predictions indicate the car should cost around $75,000 for the base variant.
GM’s Ultium-powered EVs
Another set of wheels to look forward to are the electric vehicles powered by Ultimum, GM’s latest EV battery platform. GM estimates these vehicles will go from 0 to 60 in three seconds while offering superior handling and a pleasant cabin experience. The battery design from Ultium Platform is modular so that it can fit and power EVs of every type and at every price point.
Besides the above models, one should also check out the 2023 Subaru Solterra, powered by the carmaker’s StarDrive® all-electric drivetrain featuring a 72.8 kWh battery. The all-wheel drive distributes power evenly to offer a stunning 94 MPGe, making it an economical vehicle to drive. Subaru has also introduced several essential upgrades for traction control and safety assists to make the ride comfortable and safe.