Best hybrid cars 2019 (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?...
7. Toyota Prius
The Prius is one of the founding fathers of low-emissions motoring, and in its latest form, it can compete directly with conventional family car rivals such as the Ford Focus and Volkswagen Golf. It's even more fuel efficient than its predecessor, its interior is both roomier and better finished and it's now better to drive than ever before.
6. Mercedes-Benz S-Class S560e
Why not combine low emissions with luxury car comfort? The S560e keeps everything we love about the regular S-Class, such as its long-distance cruising capability and interior luxury, and adds a 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine under the bonnet working in conjunction with an electric motor. That means you can travel for around 30 miles on electric power alone – or use the electric motor to boost acceleration. This S-Class is a plug-in hybrid, which means you'll have to use a cable to recharge its battery.
5. Honda CR-V Hybrid
Honda's latest CR-V SUV offers excellent space for both passengers and luggage, and the hybrid version – which combines a 2.0-litre petrol engine with an electric motor – provides plenty of poke. It's also the most efficient CR-V you can buy, although the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid will cost you even less. You also get a decent amount of kit and a comfortable driving position.
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