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...

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Steve Huntingford
17 October 2018

Best hybrid cars you don't have to plug in

As good as the Prius is, it has to settle for second place, because the rival Hyundai Ioniq is better equipped, more practical and smarter inside. Indeed, it's an ideal hybrid choice, combining low running costs and a relatively low price with a reassuringly normal driving experience. At a time when diesel pollution is under scrutiny like never before, the Ioniq is the alternative many car buyers have been looking for.

Read our full Hyundai Ioniq review or see our leasing offers


And the hybrid cars to avoid...

Ford Mondeo Hybrid

Best hybrid cars you don't have to plug in

In most forms, the Mondeo is a pleasure to drive, but the hybrid version disappoints, because its petrol engine and electric motor struggle to work smoothly together and the ride is poorly controlled. It's also the least practical Mondeo you can buy, being a saloon rather than a hatchback.

Best hybrid cars you don't have to plug in

The hybrid Q50 executive saloon puts performance before maximum efficiency, and with a combined output of 359bhp from its V6 petrol engine and electric motor, it’s certainly fast. Unfortunately, the steering is horribly inconsistent and the ride too firm, while poor resale values make it a painfully expensive private buy.

Read our full Infiniti Q50 review

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