Here are the best hybrid cars you can buy in the UK in 2023
The best cars that offer a better compromise for those with range anxiety issues...
BMW 3 Series 330e
“It’s a neat addition to the range and feels less like an after-thought than some rival PHEV versions of regular models. Ultimately, buying one will come down to your sort of commute.”Advertisement - Page continues below
Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300e
“I got better than 80mpg (plus one battery charge) on a 100-mile trip around the Bedfordshire countryside including a substantial squirt down the M40.”
Skoda Superb iV
“Do the sums, see if plug-in works for you because if it does, the Superb iV is Skoda playing to all its strengths.”Advertisement - Page continues below
Volvo XC90 Recharge
“Like all plug-in Volvos these days, [the XC90] carries the Swedish firm's 'Recharge' badging. Starting at over £72,000, the combination of electric motor and engine brings power up to a mighty 385bhp, and 0-62mph in 5.4 seconds. Hot hatch territory, in other words. ”
Hyundai Tucson Hybrid
“This fourth-gen SUV proves how broad-shouldered Hyundai’s getting. The first Tucson was odd looking and not in an especially confident way, the two cars which followed it anonymous beyond belief, while this one is a real statement.”
Land Rover Defender P400e
"The P400e is permanently in four-wheel drive mode whether you’re running on electric power alone, a bit of both or purely petrol power. It’s also unique in that all-electric drive can be combined with the low-range ratios, so off-road abilities should never be compromised."
Mini Countryman PHEV
"As smooth as you’d expect. There are three drive settings – Sport, Mid and Green – which do exactly what they promise."Advertisement - Page continues below
Ford Puma hybrid
Peugeot 508 PSE SW Hybrid
“The ride comfort was superb and adaptive cruise control with active lane keeping assistance just worked. Combine that with a premium feeling cabin jam-packed with creature-comforts and there’s little to complain about.”Advertisement - Page continues below
Dacia Jogger hybrid
"It's no sports car of course, but yes, the Jogger does drive well – and it’s really thanks to the effort that Dacia has put in to keeping weight down. It tips the scales at a frankly astonishing 1,200kg (the hybrid adds 180kg to that figure), which is light by any car’s standard let alone a seven-seat family wagon."
Honda Civic eHEV
Cupra Formentor eHybrid
"Take it out of Cupra mode and tool about on battery power, and the Formentor immediately shapeshifts back into a Richard Curtis film, all warm, comforting and untaxing on your brain."
Lexus LC 500h
Ferrari 296 GTB
“A huge accomplishment. A successor to the legendary Dino. A genius bit of technical development. A warning shot across McLaren’s bows. Proof downsizing can improve the breed. Evidence that Ferrari has fully got its head around hybrid and electricity.”
Range Rover P510e
“Futureproofing your luxury wheels to get you into zero-emission inner-city zones probably makes a good deal of sense. Range Rovers have always majored on soothing luxury rather than such uncouth phenomena as ‘handling’, so mooching around in EV mode feels like a very natural step for this car to have made.”
Toyota Yaris Cross
Seat Leon eHybrid
Citroen C5 X
“Citroen is to be applauded for offering something a bit different, and we like how the C5 X quite overtly focuses on comfort, and does it well. There's also a plug-in hybrid, which does miracles for fuel economy on short trips, and BIK tax, and gives you lovely silent urban electric running.”