True MPG: most efficient hybrid cars 2019

What Car?'s independent fuel economy tests show what MPG you can really expect from a car. Here, we reveal the best and worst performing hybrids we've ever tested...

Used Kia Niro (16-present)
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4 Mar 2019 09:40

3. Kia Niro Hybrid

True MPG 50.1mpg

We're huge fans of the Niro's fully electric sister car, the e-Niro, naming it our overall Car of the Year for 2019. But the hybrid version doesn't make as much sense because it costs more than conventional rivals and isn't as practical or good to drive.

New Hyundai Ioniq vs Toyota Prius

True MPG 50.5mpg

The Prius is the most famous hybrid of them all, and offers slightly better real-world economy than its main rival, the Ioniq. However, overall we rate the Hyundai slightly higher, because it's quicker, better equipped and more fun to drive.

Read our full Toyota Prius review or see what discounts are available

1. Toyota Corolla 1.8 VVT-i Hybrid

Toyota Corolla 2019 left front cornering shot UK car

Test MPG  60.6mpg

If you're in the market for a new family car, the Corolla should definitely be on your shortlist, regardless of whether or not you're specifically looking for a hybrid. It's more efficient in the real-world than diesel rivals, comes loaded with safety kit and offers a very comfortable ride. 

Read our full Toyota Corolla review or see what discounts are available

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