10. Toyota Yaris Hybrid Icon: £22,380
The Toyota Yaris Hybrid is a five-door supermini that is cheap to run. It averages 68.9mpg and road tax is minimal. There’s no need to worry about repair bills, either. The manufacturer warranty can be extended to 10 years or 100,000 miles. The Yaris is very easy to drive and comfortable, too. Standard features include phone integration, cruise control, and a layer on the windscreen that reduces noise.
9. Mercedes-Benz A 250 e AMG Line Executive Hatchback: £36,395
The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is a compact plug-in hybrid you can interact with via your smartphone. The Mercedes me app lets you check the oil level, tyre pressures, and how much fuel is left in the tank. If you forget where the car is parked, you can find it with the app too. Power comes via a 162PS petrol engine and 103PS motor. The vehicle can travel up to 43 miles on electrical power only. Standard equipment includes comfort suspension, cruise control, and a system that warns you the brake pads need replacing.
8. Volkswagen Golf GTE: £38,725
The Volkswagen Golf GTE is a small, family class, plug-in hybrid that travels up to 37 miles on electric power only. This 245PS hatchback hits 62mph in 6.7 seconds is another that’s very easy to drive. As you unlock the car, it welcomes you by illuminating the door handle recesses and a strip on the front grille. Front and rear lights come on, too. As is typical of cars from this manufacturer, the cabin feels more robust than some rivals. Standard GTE equipment includes three zone climate control.
7. Audi A3 Sportback 45 TFSI e S line Competition: £39,465
The Audi A3 Sportback is a small car that has a virtual cockpit rather than a traditional instrument cluster. In addition to the speedometer, it provides a wealth of information via its 10.25” screen. You can also optimise how the cockpit looks to suit your preference. The A3 has 245PS, hits 62mph in 6.8 seconds, and travels up to 37 miles on electric power only.
6. Skoda Octavia vRS iV Estate: £39,855
The Octavia vRS iV Estate does everything you can expect from a family car. It blends power, practicality and style which is a winning combination. This plug-in hybrid produces 245PS and hits 62mph in seven seconds. The handling is sporty so you have fun on twisty roads, yet it cruises comfortably. The boot’s capacity is 490 litres so there is plenty of room for luggage. Standard features include the rear spoiler, sports bumpers, and sports upholstery with red stitches. This Octavia is the complete package.
5. Volkswagen Passat GTE Estate: £42,340
The Volkswagen Passat GTE Estate is a practical choice if you want to easily carry a lot of luggage. The boot’s capacity is 650 litres, it has under floor storage, and you open the tailgate electrically via the key fob. This plug-in hybrid also does up to 40 miles on electric power only. Standard equipment includes eight speakers, a digital radio, and blue brake callipers.
4. Range Rover Evoque Edition PHEV: £52,440
The Range Rover Evoque is the all-wheel drive hybrid that can conquer extreme terrain. Its terrain response system adjusts the behaviour of the engine, gearbox, and other elements to maximise traction. The vehicle’s wading depth is 600mm. It has hill decent control, too. The Evoque is prestigious, comfortable, and inherits credibility from its much loved and illustrious predecessors. It can travel up to 39 miles via electric power only.
3. Mercedes-Benz E 300 e AMG Line Saloon: £54,025
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a large, luxurious, plug-in hybrid with a whisper quiet electric motor. On this basis, it warns pedestrians it is manoeuvring at low speed by emitting an artificial noise. This acoustic ambient protection system helps minimise any risk of collision. The E-Class is also spacious and travels 35 miles on electric power. Pre-entry climate control ensures the cabin is a comfortable temperature before you get in. The sleek styling adds to this vehicle’s appeal.
2. Audi Q8 TFSIe Vorsprung 55 TFSI e quattro tiptronic: £99,285
The Audi Q8’s boot opens hands-free which is useful if you are carrying shopping. To open it, ensure the key is nearby then wave your foot under the rear bumper. The tailgate then rises. This SUV plug-in hybrid has 381PS, travels up to 28 miles on electrical power only, and has 360 cameras that make it easier to manoeuvre in tight spots. It is also guaranteed to get noticed as it is enormous. The Q8 is nearly five metres long and it weighs 2,890kg.
1. Lexus LS 500h Takumi: £111,980
The Lexus LS is the company’s flagship saloon and has a fully automated parking system. It operates the steering, gearbox, throttle, and brakes on your behalf. You simply monitor its progress via a screen on the dashboard. This hybrid has countless other luxury features such as variable air suspension, massage seats, a digital rear-view mirror, and electric blinds. The saloon also has all-wheel drive and elegant styling.