Hyundai Sonata PHEV

Hyundai Sonata PHEV

BMW X5 xDrive40e

BMW X5 xDrive40e

BMW has begun deliveries of X5 xDrive40e to U.S. this month, while Hyundai is fast approaching the launch of the Sonata PHEV (despite the price remaining unknown at time of press).

The X5 plug-in expands range with 13 miles of all-electric driving (in most cases), while the Sonata PHEV adds a full 27 miles (EPA) in all-electric mode.

Neither vehicle is going to compete for the electric driving, long range championships for PHEVs, with the BMW i3 (72 miles), 2016 Chevy Volt (53 miles), and Cadillac ELR (40 miles) being the leading three vehicles.

We feel that the Sonata PHEV will most likely slot into the market segment most held by the Ford Fusion Energi and C-Max Energi - both in pricing and all-electric abilities.  We expected a MSRP in the low $30,000s for the plug-in Hyundai.

If you would like to see more comparisons of different plug-in models on the market, pleas visit Compare EVs card.

Here is similar graph for entry level version of all-electric cars (now including more versions of Tesla Model S and new Model X) as well as some archive models:

BEVs Range & Price (U.S.) Comparison (October 2015) - Tesla 90 series data estimated

BEVs Range & Price (U.S.) Comparison (October 2015) - Tesla 90 series data estimated