Best hybrid cars 2018 (and the ones to avoid)

Everyone from Toyota to Porsche sells hybrid cars these days, but which models should you consider and which should you avoid?...

1. Best hybrid cars 2018 (and the ones to avoid)
Best hybrid cars
Toyota Yaris Hybrid front
Toyota Yaris Hybrid dashboard
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV front
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV dashboard
BMW i8 front
BMW i8 dashboard
Volkswagen Golf GTE front
Volkswagen Golf GTE dashboard
BMW i3 front
BMW i3 interior
Toyota Prius front
Toyota Prius dashboard
Audi A3 E-tron front
Audi A3 E-tron dashboard
Volkswagen Passat GTE front
Volkswagen Passat GTE dashboard
Audi Q7 E-tron front
Audi Q7 E-tron dashboard
Hyundai Ioniq front
Hyundai Ioniq dashboard
Infiniti Q50 front
Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid front
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Not so long ago, hybrids were the reserve of environmentally conscious school run mums, people living or working under the London congestion charge and minicab drivers looking to save a bit of money on fuel.

However, with an ever-growing number of hybrids on the market, they are increasingly becoming a mainstream alternative to conventional petrol and diesel models, and for many they're a more appealing move than to fully electric cars such as the Nissan Leaf.

The thing is, knowing which to consider and which to avoid can make the difference between a fuel-sipping investment and a costly mistake. So, here we count down the top 10 – and reveal the hybrids that are best to steer clear of.

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