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 act...
You can buy Lexus's flagship coupé with a V8 petrol engine, but it's the V6 hybrid version that's more in keeping with the brand's values – and the car's sci-fi looks. The LC is just as spectacular inside, oozing quality and craftsmanship, and more than 30mpg is possible in real-world conditions, without you even trying.
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 modelthat makes far more financial sense, thanks to its tiny CO2 emissions.
There's no diesel version of the latest CR-V, so it's fortunate that its 2.0-litre petrol engine and electric motor combine to deliver diesel-like fuel economy. Add in steering that lets you place the car accurately on the road, a comfortable driving position and plenty of space in the rear, and the CR-V Hybrid is an attractive proposition.