The best hybrid cars for less than £300 per month

Thinking of going partially electric? We've rounded up the best hybrid car PCP deals covering city cars, family hatchbacks, estates and even SUVs.....

If you've been thinking of going green, and by doing so cutting down on your fuel and tax bills, a hybrid car can be a great place to start.

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Whether you choose one that you plug in to charge or one that you don't, hybrid cars supplement a petrol engine with an electric motor, allowing you to complete at least part of your journey without using any fuel at all. They make especially good sense if you live in the city.

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 is based on 15% of the value of the car, combined with the manufacturer's finance discount allowance if applicable. All are for three year, with a 30,000-mile 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 on this list will cost you just £216 per month.

Editors' note: Images are purely illustrative and may not reflect mentioned specifications

Kia Niro 1.6 GDi 2 DCT

Kia Niro 1.6 GDi 2 DCT

Target PCP (per month): £250

Target Price (on the road): £21,289

The deal: Three years' PCP finance with 5.9% APR and a finance contribution of £2000

Kia's hybrid small SUV is the sister car to the Hyundai Ioniq, and what's especially impressive is how well the electric motor and 1.6-litre petrol engine work together in combination with the standard six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

Kia Niro 1.6 GDi 2 DCT - interior

Kia Niro 1.6 GDi 2 DCT - interior

The Niro is reasonably practical, too.

Toyota C-HR 1.8 Hybrid Icon CVT

Toyota C-HR 1.8 Hybrid Icon CVT

Target PCP (per month): £290

Target Price (on the road): £24,582

The deal: Three years' PCP finance with 1.9% APR

The C-HR is certainly distinctive to look at...

Toyota C-HR 1.8 Hybrid Icon CVT - interior

Toyota C-HR 1.8 Hybrid Icon CVT - interior

It's also decent to drive, and it comes with lots of standard equipment; this top-end Icon model even gets you luxuries such as 17in alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control and adaptive cruise control.

Toyota Yaris 1.5 Hybrid Icon CVT

Toyota Yaris 1.5 Hybrid Icon CVT

Target Price (cost per month): £216

Target Price (on the road): £17,006

The deal: Three years' PCP finance with 0% APR and a finance contribution of £250

The Yaris has a comfortable ride and even entry-level models come with plenty of safety kit, automatic wipers and Bluetooth connectivity.

Toyota Yaris 1.5 Hybrid Icon CVT - interior

Toyota Yaris 1.5 Hybrid Icon CVT - interior

The Yaris Hybrid's 1.5-litre petrol engine and electric motor are borrowed from the larger Prius and, thanks to its partly electric power, it's one of the quickest Yaris models around town.

Ford Mondeo Estate 2.0 Hybrid Titanium Edition

Ford Mondeo Estate 2.0 Hybrid Titanium Edition

Target Price (cost per month): £299

Target Price (on the road): £26,605

The deal: Three years' PCP finance with 0% APR and a finance contribution of £1000

This estate version of the Ford Mondeo family car is comfortable, refined and well equipped.

Ford Mondeo Estate 2.0 Hybrid Titanium Edition - interior

Ford Mondeo Estate 2.0 Hybrid Titanium Edition - interior

Its interior isn't as plush as some rivals, but the Mondeo is arguably better to drive, with agile handling and good refinement.

Toyota RAV4 2.5 VVT-i Hybrid 2WD Icon CVT

Toyota RAV4 2.5 VVT-i Hybrid 2WD Icon CVT

Target PCP (per month): £177

Target Price (on the road): £29,079

The deal: Three years' PCP finance with 0% APR and a finance contribution of £500

Pretty much every brand builds an SUV these days, but Toyota was early to the party, and its RAV4 remains one of the more practical cars of this sort.

Toyota RAV4 2.5 VVT-i Hybrid 2WD Icon CVT - interior

Toyota RAV4 2.5 VVT-i Hybrid 2WD Icon CVT - interior

Like all Toyotas, it also comes with the reassurance of a five-year warranty, plus it offers seriously low CO2 emissions.

Toyota Prius 1.8 VVT-i Active CVT

Toyota Prius 1.8 VVT-i Active CVT

Target PCP (per month): £241

Target Price (on the road): £22,672

The deal: Three years' PCP finance with 4.9% APR

For many, the Prius is the car that first comes to mind when the word 'hybrid' is mentioned, and it remains one of the best choices in this category.

Toyota Prius 1.8 VVT-i Active CVT - interior

Toyota Prius 1.8 VVT-i Active CVT - interior

Company car drivers will love its low tax rates, while the excellent fuel economy and refinement around town will please anyone.

Hyundai Ioniq 1.6 GDi Hybrid SE DCT

Hyundai Ioniq 1.6 GDi Hybrid SE DCT

Target PCP (per month): £276

Target Price (on the road): £19,276

The deal: Three years' PCP finance with 5.4% APR and a finance contribution of £500

Despite being dethroned in recent months, our former favourite hybrid is still well worth considering.

Hyundai Ioniq 1.6 GDi Hybrid SE DCT - interior

Hyundai Ioniq 1.6 GDi Hybrid SE DCT - interior

It does everything a hybrid buyer is looking for, combining low running costs with a reassuringly normal driving experience, plus it's more practical than the Toyota Prius and has a modest price tag. It can also be had in both plug-in hybrid and fully electric forms.

Toyota Corolla 1.8 Hybrid Icon CVT

Toyota Corolla 1.8 Hybrid Icon CVT

Target PCP (per month): £245

Target Price (on the road): £22,907

The deal: Three years' PCP finance with 0% APR

Toyota reckons that more than 90% of Corolla buyers will choose one of the two hybrid options on offer, and both offer seriously low CO2 emissions.

Toyota Corolla 1.8 Hybrid Icon CVT - interior

Toyota Corolla 1.8 Hybrid Icon CVT - interior

The Corolla also has a comfortable ride and comes with loads of standard kit – little wonder, then, that it's currently our favourite hybrid.