Best hybrid cars you don't have to plug in

Like the idea of a hybrid, but don't want to faff around with power cables at the end of every journey? Then these are the top 10 cars for you – and the models that look good on paper but are actually best avoided

Words By Steve Huntingford

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4. Toyota C-HR 1.8 Hybrid

Toyota's answer to family SUVs such as the Nissan Qashqai actually handles better in conventional 1.2-litre petrol form, but it's the hybrid version that makes far more financial sense, thanks to its tiny CO2 emissions.

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3. Toyota Yaris 1.5 Hybrid

Hybrid cars don't come any cheaper than the Toyota Yaris, yet it's well equipped and offers perky performance in town. As a bonus, if you opt for 15in wheels, the CO2 output is low enough to make the Yaris exempt from the London Congestion Charge.

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2. Toyota Prius 1.8 VVTi

The latest Prius represents a significant step forward for the world’s best-selling hybrid car, both in terms of practicality and the way it drives, allowing it to compete directly with conventional rivals such as the Ford Focus and Vauxhall Astra. What's more, it's even more fuel-efficient than its predecessor.

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