Our Cars: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Renault Captur and Hyundai Santa Fe

It's SUVs all the way on the What Car? fleet today. We introduce the greenest SUV on the market to our fleet, the Renault Captur stretches its legs and the back row of seats is utilised in our Hyundai Santa Fe

Words ByNigel Donnelly

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Each day, we take a look at life with some of the cars we are living with on a day-to-day basis. Today we introduce our Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid, plus get updates on the Renault Captur and the Hyundai Santa Fe.

We've had our Mitsubishi Outlander for just over a week now. SUVs are popular because motorists like elevated driving positions, safety in winter weather and the ease of cabin access that this class of car typically provides. Economy can be a problem, however.

Mitsubishi thinks the Outlander plug-in hybrid ticks a lot of boxes for would-be SUV owners. The PHEV petrol hybrid has all the benefits of conventional SUV ownership but bolts on the prospect of low company car tax, three-figure mpg and zero-rate road tax. It's reasonably priced too, at just a few thousand pounds more than a conventional diesel model. You can read digital editor Nigel Donnelly's first impressions of the new car here.

Elsewhere on the fleet, the Renault Captur's long-distance credentials are examined by Ed Callow and Mark Pearson decants his family into the seven-seat Hyundai Santa Fe.

For updates on the whole What Car? fleet, go to the Our Cars page.