2. BMW X5 xDrive40e: Plug-In-SUV Machine
Base price: $63,095
EPA fuel-economy rating: 56 MPGe
Draw a few hour’s initial charge from the power grid and this German automaker’s first plug-in hybrid crossover can travel 13 miles on pure electric power, getting you through a round of in-town errands in emissions-free luxury. After that, its turbocharged four-cylinder engine teams up with the electric motor in a conventional-hybrid handshake. That automatically runs the handsome midsize SUV on either power source, or both, for the best balance of performance and economy. All propulsion sources combined, this five-seat crossover rates 56 MPGe. It’ll reach 75 mph on the electric motor alone, and you can choose when to burn that 13 miles of EV range via the Save Battery mode.