Despite their usefulness, 360-degree cameras are still not a very common option — unlike rear-view cameras that are mandated by law.
Also known as bird’s eye view, surround view or panoramic cameras, 360 cameras make parking in tight spaces a breeze and help you avoid scratching your wheels on the curb.
This helpful guide lists down all the hybrid SUVs on the market that are equipped with 360 cameras to help you save time when researching for your next vehicle.
1. Toyota Highlander Hybrid
The Toyota Highlander Hybrid was the first 7-seat hybrid SUV in history when it first came out in 2005.
Aside from its versatility and practicality, its last three generations have given it an excellent reputation for overall reliability.
When the fourth gen Toyota Highlander launched in 2020, it got a significant redesign and lots of new tech.
The 360 camera, or Panoramic View Monitor as Toyota calls it, comes standard in the Highlander Hybrid Platinum. It can be added as an option in the Limited trim level.
2. Toyota Sequoia Hybrid
The Toyota Sequoia received a new V6 hybrid powertrain in 2023, replacing the old V8 engine.
It’s the same powertrain found in the Tundra Hybrid, which the Sequoia shares platforms with.
Full-size SUVs like the Toyota Sequoia Hybrid can be more difficult to park, so it’s really nice to see that all its trim levels come standard with a 360 camera as standard.
Other manufacturers usually only offer 360 cameras in higher trim levels or as an option, even in their more expensive models.
In the range topping Platinum and Capstone models, you can also get a head-up display and second-row captain’s chairs.
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3. Toyota Venza Hybrid
The Toyota Venza was redesigned for the 2021 model year and uses the same hybrid system found in the RAV4 and Lexus NX.
It’s priced similarly to the RAV4 Hybrid, but it’s a bit more dressed up inside and out.
To get a 360 camera in the Toyota Venza Hybrid, you’ll have to choose the Limited trim level.
It’s not available as an option in any of the lower models.
4. Ford Explorer Hybrid
When the sixth gen Ford Explorer was released in 2020, it got a new V6 hybrid powertrain as one of its engine options.
The rear-wheel drive Explorer Hybrid can deliver an estimated 27 mpg city and 29 mpg highway.
Only the Limited and Platinum trim levels have the hybrid engine option. Both also come standard with 360 cameras.
Also standard in the Ford Explorer Hybrid are second row captain’s chairs which make accessing the third row easier.
5. RAV4 Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid
The best-selling Toyota RAV4 Prime and RAV4 Hybrid don’t just get better fuel economy than the non-hybrid version, but are also much quicker in a straight line.
The RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid is also capable of up to 42 miles in electric-only mode.
You can get the 360 camera system with the XSE trim level of the RAV4 Prime, but you have to add the Premium package to your build.
With the RAV4 Hybrid, you have to add the Advanced Technology package in the XSE and Limited trim levels to get the Bird’s Eye View 360 camera.
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6. Hyundai Tucson Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid
The Tucson is Hyundai’s best selling model in the US by a large margin.
This compact crossover is all new for 2022 and gets both a hybrid and plug-in hybrid variant for the very first time.
In the plug-in hybrid model, you can go up to 33 miles in electric-only mode.
360 cameras, or Surround View Monitor as Hyundai calls it, only come standard in the Limited trim level of the Tucson Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid.
It’s also not available as an option on the lower trim levels, like the SEL models.
7. Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid
The midsize Hyundai Santa Fe is the Korean brand’s second best-selling SUV.
Its first hybrid variant came out in 2021 and a plug-in hybrid model followed in the next year.
The Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-in Hybrid can get up to 31 miles in electric-only mode, but it’s not as fast as the 2.5-liter turbo.
Hyundai’s surround view 360 camera is only available in the SEL Premium and Limited trim of the Santa Fe Hybrid. It also comes standard in the Limited trim of the PHEV model.
8. Kia Sorento Plug-in Hybrid
The Sorento Hybrid first came out in 2021 with the PHEV coming out the following year.
The Kia Sorento Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid have a lot in common with the Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid.
However, unlike the Santa Fe, the Sorento Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid comes with third-row seats and second-row captain’s chairs which allows it to seat six.
360 cameras, also known as Surround View, come standard in the SX Prestige trim level of the Kia Sorento Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid.
9. Kia Sportage Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid
The Sportage is one of Kia’s best selling models.
For the 2023 model year, the Kia Sportage gets a bold redesign and two hybrid variants.
The compact Sportage shares a lot of its underpinnings with the Hyundai Tucson.
Not surprisingly, the Sportage plug-in gets almost the same electric-only range as the Tucson plug-in at 34 miles.
A 360 camera only comes with the X-line Prestige trim of the Sportage Plug-in Hybrid. It’s also available in the SX Prestige trim level of the regular hybrid model.
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10. Ford Escape Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid
The first Ford Escape Hybrid dates back to 2004 and has a solid track record for reliability.
In 2020, Ford brought back the Escape Hybrid and added a new PHEV model to its lineup.
The new Escape Plug-in Hybrid can go up to 37 miles in electric only mode.
With the Escape Plug-in Hybrid, you’ll have to add the Premium Package to get a 360 camera.
In the Escape Hybrid, it comes standard with the Platinum, and ST-Line Elite trim levels. You can also get it in the ST-Line Select if you add the $3,700 Tech Pack 2 option.
11. Lincoln Corsair Plug-in Hybrid
The Lincoln Corsair is an all-new luxury crossover that was first released in 2020.
Its PHEV model uses the same powertrain as the Escape Plug-in Hybrid, so their power and range are going to be similar.
The Lincoln Corsair Plug-in Hybrid is only available in the top of the line Grand Touring trim level.
Even in Grand Touring trim, the 360 camera is only available as a part of the Co-Pilot360 Vision or Drive package, which adds another few thousand dollars to the price tag.
12. Lincoln Aviator Plug-in Hybrid
The Lincoln Aviator uses the same platform as the Ford Explorer but is significantly more luxurious.
The Aviator also has a plug-in hybrid powertrain compared to the regular hybrid system of the Explorer.
In electric-only mode, it can go up to 21 miles without turning on the engine.
The Lincoln Aviator Plug-in Hybrid is only available in the Grand Touring and Black Label Grand Touring trim levels, both of which come standard with a 360 camera.
The Lincoln Aviator PHEV also comes with second-row captain’s chairs, but you can swap them out for bench seats if you want more seating capacity.
13. Lexus NX Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid
The Lexus NX uses more upscale materials and is more well appointed than the Toyota RAV4 which it shares platforms with.
The second generation Lexus NX was introduced in 2022 and has two hybrid variants: the NX350h, which is a regular hybrid, and the NX450h+ plug-in hybrid.
In both the Lexus NX 350h and 450h+ you have to add the Panoramic View Monitor option, which is what Lexus calls its 360 camera system, for around $1,000.
Included in this option package are other driver assists such as:
- Lane Change Assist
- Front Cross-Traffic Alert
- Steering wheel touch sensor
14. Lexus RX
The midsize Lexus RX is renowned for its excellent reliability and build quality.
It’s also had a hybrid version since 2005.
Its all-new model for 2023 has two hybrid options: the RX350h and RX500h. A plug-in hybrid model, called the 450h+, will be released later.
A Panoramic View Monitor can be added as an option in the Premium, Premium+ and Luxury trim levels of the RX350h. The same option is available for the RX500h F Sport.
Only the base model Lexus RX350h doesn’t have any options for a 360 camera.
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15. Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid
The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a competitively priced and versatile compact SUV that can seat up to seven.
It’s been significantly redesigned for the 2022 model year and is now significantly more modern and refined.
A 360 camera, called a Multi-View Camera system, is standard in all trim levels of the Outlander PHEV except the base model ES.
The Outlander is known for being good value for money. Higher trim levels like the SEL Touring and Premium add even more goodies like:
- Head-up display
- Bose speaker system
- Panoramic roof
- Heated steering wheel
16. Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid
Since 2022, the Volvo XC60 Plug-in Hybrid has been renamed the Recharge model. It was previously known as the T8 model.
The B5 and B6 powertrains also started sporting a 48-volt mild hybrid system in the same year.
The B6 and Recharge models continue to use Volvo’s unique twincharged setup, where the engine is both supercharged and turbocharged.
A 360-degree camera system is standard in the Volvo XC60 Recharge Plus, Ultimate and Polestar trim levels.
The XC60 B5 and B6 mild hybrid models also get 360 cameras in Plus and Ultimate trim.
17. Volvo XC90 Plug-in Hybrid
Though the second gen Volvo XC90 came out in 2016, it continues to be praised by reviewers for its interior design, elegance and tech.
In addition to the twincharged XC90 plug-in hybrid, a 48-volt mild hybrid setup became standard in the B5 and B6 models in 2023.
In electric-only mode, the XC90 Recharge can go up to 32 miles without the help of the gas engine.
The Plus and Ultimate trim levels of the XC90 Recharge get a 360 camera system as standard upgrades.
The mild hybrid models can also be upgraded to the Plus and Ultimate trim level to get the 360 camera.
With these higher trim levels, you also get extra features like:
- Heated rear seats
- Heated steering wheel
- Interior ambient lighting
18. Audi Q5 Plug-in Hybrid
The first plug-in hybrid variant of the Audi Q5 came out in 2020. The previous generation only came as a regular hybrid.
In 2021, a mild hybrid system became standard throughout the rest of the Q5’s model lineup.
In electric-only mode, the Audi Q5 55 TFSI PHEV can go up to 23 miles without the help of the gas engine.
To equip the Q5 plug-in hybrid model with a 360 camera, also known as the Top View Camera System, you have to pick the Premium Plus or Prestige trim levels.
The mild hybrid Q5 40 TFSI and 45 TFSI models can also be upgraded similarly to get a 360 camera.
19. BMW X5 Plug-in Hybrid
The BMW X5 got its first plug-in hybrid model, the xDrive40e, in 2016.
This was followed up by the current generation’s X5 xDrive45e plug-in model in 2020.
Nowadays, a 48-volt mild hybrid system is standard across the rest of the BMW X5 lineup.
You can get a 360 camera as a standalone option in any trim level of the BMW X5 by adding the Parking Assistance Package.
This $800 package also adds Active Park Distance Control which uses ultrasonic sensors to detect obstacles when parking.
It only comes standard in the range topping BMW X5M which has a mild hybrid setup.
20. Jeep Grand Cherokee Plug-in Hybrid
The Jeep Grand Cherokee 4xe Plug-in Hybrid debuted in 2022, a year after the Wrangler 4xe was released.
Its plug-in hybrid powertrain has a combined output of 375 hp and can go up to 26 miles in EV-only mode.
The latest generation of the Grand Cherokee is also significantly more luxurious and upscale than the previous model.
A 360 Surround View Camera comes standard in the Summit and Summit Reserve trim levels of the Grand Cherokee 4xe.
You can also get it in the Trailhawk 4xe and Overland 4xe by adding the Advanced ProTech Group option package.
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