With the looming petrol and diesel ban, a hybrid car could be the right choice for you before we become an all-electric world. Hybrid cars usually combine a combustion engine with an electric motor which reduces the amount of air pollution and has greater fuel economy for the driver. There are many benefits to owning a hybrid vehicle and UK Car Finance have put together their list of the best hybrid cars you can buy in 2019.
Toyota Yaris Hybrid
One of the smallest and cheapest hybrids on the list is the Toyota Yaris Hybrid. It’s a small car which packs a punch. Don’t let its size fool you, its reasonably spacious for a car of this size and can comfortably transport 3 children or 2 adults in the back. On the roads, it’s quiet and reacts well to acceleration. It also comes in 6 trim levels and has a number of styling packs which enables drivers to personalise their Yaris. If you’re looking to take the first leap into the hybrid world and don’t want to break the bank, then the Yaris Hybrid could be the perfect choice for you.
From small and compact to stylish and sporty, the BMW i8 is a real head turner! Who said a hybrid couldn’t be practical and ascetically pleasing? The i8 uses a range of cutting edge technologies to provide sharp acceleration and low emissions. The i8 may be a little expensive to buy but it’s relatively cheap to run. The interior is fantastically futuristic and beautifully designed and mainly benefits the front seat passengers. The rear seats are small but the i8 wasn’t exactly created as a family car.
Hyundai Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid
The Hyundai Ioniq is a great choice for families looking for a strong hybrid. The Ioniq is cheap to run and really excels when dotting around town. This model comes with a range of equipment such as an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a slick digital driver display. The Ioniq can travel around 30 miles in electric only mode which makes it perfect for city living. Inside it’s roomy and pleasant and has enough room for the full family.
Mini Countryman Cooper SE All 4
The hybrid version is just as fun to drive as the normal Mini Cooper model! It’s got a sporty feel and doesn’t lack power. This model has also been awarded the ‘Cooper S’ badge which is only awarded to the fastest of MINI’s! For a small car, it has enough room for the full family and a deep boot space. The Mini doesn’t skimp on looks and has a range of customisation options to make your MINI your own.
The Niro is a hi-tech family car that is fashionable and economical. It’s a great SUV that’s perfect for the environmentally conscious families. It offers good practicality and has been praised for looking so ‘normal’ on the roads. There’s also plenty space inside, both in the front and rear. On the road, it provides a relaxed and peaceful drive and is relatively cheap to run.
Toyota Corolla Hybrid
The Toyota Corolla name has been around since 1966! In its latest generation, Toyota has brought the Corolla up to date with a Hybrid version. The Corolla replaces the Auris and brings eye catching looks, a better driving experience and much improved interior! The Corolla is also ‘self-charging’, which means that its batteries draw power from the engine and regenerative braking, instead of having to be plugged in. It’s also well equipped with a whole load of safety features as standard.
Volvo XC90 T8
One of the more luxurious hybrids, the XC90 T8 brings style and practicality to the hybrid market. The petrol-electric hybrid that aims to combine the practicality and comfort of the Volvo range with good performance and improved fuel economy. The T8 has been praised for its beautiful interior and is packed with impressive technology. The inside is spacious, and the seats are leather trimmed, making it a comfortable journey for the full family. Although the XC90 T8 isn’t the quietest on the road, it’s powerful and quick for its size.
Kia Optima PHEV
The Optima was Kia’s first plug in hybrid and is popular with many company car drivers. It recently had an update in 2019 which added more kit as standard and a revised steering wheel. The Optima is spacious enough for the full family, with plenty of leg room for even the tallest of adults in the back. The Optima is quiet around town and also on the motorway, making a peaceful drive for everyone.
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