Best plug-in hybrid cars 2024 – best and worst PHEVs named

Plug-in hybrid cars can reduce fuel consumption to an absolute minimum, but which models are the best all-rounders and which ones should you avoid?...

Best plug in hybrid cars

We all want the world to be a cleaner, greener place, but when it comes to plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), what's good for the planet can be good for your finances too. That’s because their low CO2 emissions make them affordable company car choices, and if you charge them regularly  they can be cheap to run for all.

By combining a small petrol engine with an electric motor and a battery that can be topped up via mains electricity, there's the potential to eke out incredible fuel economy, without suffering the range anxiety that’s often associated with fully electric cars.

Best plug-in hybrid cars

After thousands of hours spent testing all of the latest plug-in hybrids, our highly experienced road testers have concluded that the Mazda MX-30 R-EV is the best of the bunch – but you'll need to read on to find out why it’s our pick, and which version is best.

Please note that the prices you see here will in some cases reflect the non-hybrid version of the car – we've noted the prices for hybrid versions as of the time of writing alongside each model where that's the case, but you can also find them by following the links through to the relevant model.

If you decide that the MX-30 or any other car on this list is right for you, you can click on the review links to discover more or follow the deals links to find more discounts with our free New Car Deals service.

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