The best hybrid cars for less than £300 per month
Thinking of going electric? We've rounded up the best hybrid car PCP deals covering city cars, family hatchbacks, estates and even SUVs...
Hybrid cars are growing in popularity in the UK, and now is a great time to buy one – not least because the Government has announced an overhaul of its current plug-in vehicle grant, which will no longer include any hybrid or plug-in hybrid car currently on sale from 12 November.
Alternatively fuelled vehicles – which includes hybrids, plug-in hybrids and fully electric cars – have so far accounted for just 6% of all cars sold in the UK in 2018, but that number is expected to grow as more people embrace greener motoring.
Hybrids can be more expensive to buy outright than their conventionally engined counterparts, but they aim to save you money on both fuel and tax by running on electric power in some circumstances. If you mainly drive in the city, for example, a significant portion of your journey could be covered using electricity.
Most buyers will buy a hybrid car on a monthly PCP finance deal. This type of deal allows you to buy a car for around the same price as a three-year-old one, because you're financing only a fraction of its total price.
The deals we've selected here are all based on our Target Price research, which reveals the most you should pay for a new car. Each deal is based on 15% of the value of the car, combined with the manufacturer's finance discount allowance if applicable. All are for three years, with a 30,000-mileage limit.
And the best part? All of these hybrids will cost you less than £300 per month on a PCP contract. In fact, the cheapest car on this list will cost you just £175 per month.
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Lexus CT200h SE
Target Price (cost per month) £252 Target Price (on the road) £20,866 The deal Three years' PCP finance with 3.9% APR and a finance contribution of £2000
This posh family hatchback is cheap to run as a company car and comes with a reasonable amount of standard equipment – plus its hybrid powertrain returns good fuel economy in town. Its driving experience could be better, though.
Toyota Auris Touring Sport 1.8 Hybrid Icon Tech TSS CVT
Target Price (cost per month) £220 Target Price (on the road) £20,748 The deal Three years' PCP finance with 0% APR and a finance contribution of £1250
This estate version of the regular Toyota Auris is well made and practical, while the 1.8-litre hybrid option is well worth considering if you're a company car driver. If you mainly drive in town, then expect to see decent fuel economy.