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Plug-in hybrid cars

Top 10 best plug-in hybrids 2024
Best plug in hybrids
Best cars
23 May 2024

Top 10 best plug-in hybrids 2024

Plug-in hybrids offer an excellent compromise between petrol and electric power – here are our 10 favourites
BYD Seal U review – lots of kit, but vague to drive
BYD Seal U front quarter driving
In-depth reviews
21 May 2024

BYD Seal U review – lots of kit, but vague to drive

“The BYD Seal U offers lots of tech and a nice cabin, but is let down by a mediocre driving experience”
Top 10 best hybrid SUVs 2024
Best hybrid SUVs
Best cars
10 May 2024

Top 10 best hybrid SUVs 2024

Hybrid SUVs offer the running costs of a hatchback but with far more space – here are the best
Honda CR-V review – once a leading SUV, but now too expensive
Honda CR-V
In-depth reviews
30 Apr 2024

Honda CR-V review – once a leading SUV, but now too expensive

“The Honda CR-V is smooth to drive, with low running costs and a practical cabin. But it’s more expensive to buy and insure than most rivals”
Renault Captur review – a stylish, good-value small SUV
2021 Renault Captur
In-depth reviews
29 Apr 2024

Renault Captur review – a stylish, good-value small SUV

“The Renault Captur is one of the small SUVs to beat, thanks to low running costs and plenty of style”
Peugeot 3008 review - a great all-round family SUV
Peugeot 3008 SUV front cornering
In-depth reviews
22 Apr 2024

Peugeot 3008 review - a great all-round family SUV

“The Peugeot 3008 is good to drive, economical and has a great interior, making it a strong candidate for family buyers”
Audi A3 Sportback review – the original premium hatchback
Audi A3 Carbuyer front quarter driving
In-depth reviews
22 Apr 2024

Audi A3 Sportback review – the original premium hatchback

"The striking Audi A3 Sportback now has the technology it needs to compete with rivals"
Mercedes A-Class – a comfort-focused premium hatchback
Mercedes A-Class
In-depth reviews
17 Apr 2024

Mercedes A-Class – a comfort-focused premium hatchback

"Hi-tech, well built, stylish and as comfortable and luxurious as it should be: the Mercedes A-Class is a great premium hatchback"
Peugeot 408 review – sleek lines and practicality combined
Peugeot 408 UK
In-depth reviews
12 Apr 2024

Peugeot 408 review – sleek lines and practicality combined

“The Peugeot 408 blurs the lines between SUVs, hatchbacks and even saloons, combining style with practicality in the process”
Peugeot 308 review – premium family hatchback
2022 Peugeot 308 driving
In-depth reviews
10 Apr 2024

Peugeot 308 review – premium family hatchback

"The Peugeot 308 is a comfortable, stylish family hatchback with a great interior but it’s not the most practical”
Volvo XC40 review – an impressive small premium SUV
Volvo XC40 facelift
In-depth reviews
9 Apr 2024

Volvo XC40 review – an impressive small premium SUV

“It’s not the most sporty SUV to drive, but the Volvo XC40 is stylish, comfortable and loaded with safety features”
Toyota C-HR review - stylish and efficient, but lacks rear space
Toyota C-HR UK front dynamic
In-depth reviews
18 Mar 2024

Toyota C-HR review - stylish and efficient, but lacks rear space

“The Toyota C-HR is an attractive and efficient SUV that should prove reliable, but it’s not very practical and can get pricey”
Volkswagen Passat Estate review - conservative, but hugely practical
Volkswagen Passat Estate
In-depth reviews
7 Mar 2024

Volkswagen Passat Estate review - conservative, but hugely practical

“It’s more conservative than the ID.7 Tourer, but the Passat Estate offers masses of space and a comfy driving experience”
New BYD Seal U coming to the UK as a plug-in hybrid
BYD Seal U front quarter
News
26 Feb 2024

New BYD Seal U coming to the UK as a plug-in hybrid

The Chinese SUV enters the fierce family SUV market with plug-in hybrid tech
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New £37k Toyota Prius is sleeker, more efficient and pricer than ever before
Toyota Prius side
News
21 Feb 2024

New £37k Toyota Prius is sleeker, more efficient and pricer than ever before

Newest iteration of Toyota’s original eco-car goes plug-in hybrid only
Vauxhall Grandland review - a family-friendly SUV, but lacks flair
Vauxhall Grandland SUV - front 3/4 dynamic
In-depth reviews
6 Feb 2024

Vauxhall Grandland review - a family-friendly SUV, but lacks flair

"The Vauxhall Grandland may not be the most scintillating SUV on the market, but it ticks a lot of family-friendly boxes"
Mercedes GLC Coupe review - sleek, but practicality suffers
Mercedes GLC Coupe UK
In-depth reviews
1 Feb 2024

Mercedes GLC Coupe review - sleek, but practicality suffers

“The Mercedes GLC Coupe is less practical than the standard SUV, but it may appeal if its fashionable design is your priority”​
Do electric cars have gearboxes?
BYD Seal UK gear selector
Tips and advice
30 Jan 2024

Do electric cars have gearboxes?

Do electric cars have gears? We cover the differences between the transmissions fitted to electric cars and combustion engine cars
Alfa Romeo Tonale review - the mid-size SUV with Italian flair
Alfa Romeo Tonale PHEV front 3/4 tracking
In-depth reviews
15 Jan 2024

Alfa Romeo Tonale review - the mid-size SUV with Italian flair

“The Alfa Romeo Tonale is a stylish SUV that’s good to drive, but rivals have better-quality interiors”
Top 10 best small hybrid cars 2024
The best small hybrid cars 2023
Best cars
2 Jan 2024

Top 10 best small hybrid cars 2024

If you're after an economical car that doesn't take up much space and doesn't have a diesel engine, you'll want to read our guide to the best small hy…
Range Rover Evoque review - style and substance?
Range Rover Evoque
In-depth reviews
20 Dec 2023

Range Rover Evoque review - style and substance?

“The Range Rover Evoque is a high quality, luxurious SUV that looks great and drives very well”
Volvo XC60 Recharge - all in for the plug-in?
Volvo XC60 Recharge hybrid
In-depth reviews
19 Dec 2023

Volvo XC60 Recharge - all in for the plug-in?

“The Volvo XC60 Recharge hybrid proves that efficient cars can also be sleek, desirable and fast – but they are rather expensive”
Top 10 best used hybrid cars 2024
The best used hybrid cars 2023
Best cars
15 Dec 2023

Top 10 best used hybrid cars 2024

Read our guide to see the best used hybrid cars available to buy right now
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Mercedes E-Class review
Mercedes E-Class UK drive dynamic
In-depth reviews
13 Dec 2023

Mercedes E-Class review

“The latest Mercedes E-Class offers exceptional levels of comfort, a beautiful interior and one of the most advanced infotainment systems ever”
Citroen C5 X hatchback review
Citroen C5 X front 3/4
In-depth reviews
8 Nov 2023

Citroen C5 X hatchback review

“The Citroen C5 X is a comfortable and intriguing mix of body styles, and is worth considering against the usual German executives”
Vauxhall Astra review - striking hatchback with updated tech
vauxhall astra uk
In-depth reviews
23 Oct 2023

Vauxhall Astra review - striking hatchback with updated tech

“The latest Vauxhall Astra gets a striking look and the latest tech to better compete with rivals”
Lexus NX SUV review
Best Large Plug-in Hybrid: Lexus NX
In-depth reviews
19 Oct 2023

Lexus NX SUV review

"The Lexus NX is a smooth SUV and the new plug-in hybrid version has appeal as a company car”
Mercedes GLA SUV review
Mercedes GLA facelift
In-depth reviews
16 Oct 2023

Mercedes GLA SUV review

"The Mercedes GLA is now a real contender in the small SUV class but it’s not cheap"
What is a plug-in hybrid car?
Plug-in hybrid Mercedes S-Class
Tips and advice
28 Sep 2023

What is a plug-in hybrid car?

What is a plug-in hybrid, how can it cut pollution and running costs, and should you buy one?
Citroen C5 Aircross SUV review
2022 Citroen C5 Aircross - front 1
In-depth reviews
22 Sep 2023

Citroen C5 Aircross SUV review

"The Citroen C5 Aircross is a funky and relaxing family SUV that offers very little in the way of driver enjoyment"
Cupra Leon Estate review
Cupra Leon Estate driving
In-depth reviews
14 Sep 2023

Cupra Leon Estate review

"The Cupra Leon Estate is a left-field choice that’s fast, fun and practical"
Cupra Leon hatchback review
2022 Cupra Leon - driving 1
In-depth reviews
14 Sep 2023

Cupra Leon hatchback review

"The Cupra Leon is a stylish, high-performance take on the standard hatch that's a desirable alternative to mainstream rivals"
Hybrid vs plug-in hybrid vs electric cars
Hybrid vs plug-in hybrid vs electric cars
Tips and advice
7 Sep 2023

Hybrid vs plug-in hybrid vs electric cars

What’s the difference between the three types of electrified car, and which is best for you?
Lexus RX SUV review
Lexus RX SUV front tracking
In-depth reviews
31 Aug 2023

Lexus RX SUV review

"The Lexus RX is a striking and efficient luxury SUV; however, rivals are much more practical"
Towing with an electric car, hybrid or plug-in hybrid - what's the capacity and can you tow a caravan?
Toyota Prius towing a caravan
Tips and advice
15 Aug 2023

Towing with an electric car, hybrid or plug-in hybrid - what's the capacity and can you tow a caravan?

Considering an alternative-fuel tow car? Read our guide on towing a caravan or trailer with a hybrid or electric car