Best and worst hybrid cars 2019

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

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What Car? team
18 August 2019

2020 Hyundai Ioniq front - white with foreign plate

4. Hyundai Ioniq

The Ioniq has long been one of our favourite hybrids, because it combines low running costs and a relatively low price with a reassuringly normal driving experience, plus it's more practical and smarter inside than its main rival, the Toyota Prius. Hyundai offers conventional hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fully electric versions, although it's the former that we rate highest.

Read our full Hyundai Ioniq review, or see our latest Ioniq deals or leasing offers


3. Honda CR-V Hybrid

Red Honda CR-V Hybrid front

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 and refined CR-V you can buy, so makes a great family car.

Read our full Honda CR-V review, or see our latest CR-V deals or leasing offers


2. Volvo XC90 T8

2018 Volvo XC90 T8

The T8 version of the XC90 hides an ace up its sleeve: it's the only plug-in hybrid seven-seat SUV on sale today. As if that weren't enough, it's also the quickest XC90 by some margin, and yet it doesn't compromise what made the biggest Volvo appealing to begin with: its classy and flexible interior.