10 Best Hybrid Cars and Hybrid Car Deals of 2024

10 best hybrid cars in the UK of 2024

A hybrid car is one that combines a battery-powered electric motor with a petrol or diesel engine. The idea is that you get the convenient refuelling of a petrol or diesel engine, together with the zero-emission nature of a motor and batteries. Hybrids come in two main forms: conventional hybrids, sometimes called self-charging hybrids, and plug-in hybrids (PHEV).

Self-charging hybrids draw their power from the engine and the car braking and can only travel in electric mode at low speeds for short distances. PHEVs can be plugged in and charged up and can travel much further on their batteries. Overall, hybrid cars tend to be more efficient than standard petrol models, with such impressive mpg that some car makers have phased out diesel engines in favour of hybrids.

Plug-in hybrids in particular often have official mpg figures in the hundreds, based on regular charge cycles. This article will highlight hybrids of both kinds. They're all brilliant cars in their own right, and we've rated them all at least 8 or 9 out of 10 in their full model range reviews.

We also have dedicated rundowns of the best self-charging hybrids[1] and the best PHEVs[2], if you'd like to check those out.


  1. ^ the best self-charging hybrids (www.carwow.co.uk)
  2. ^ the best PHEVs (www.carwow.co.uk)