Whether you need a small hatchback, a family-friendly SUV or any other type of car, there’s a hybrid car to suit your needs. In addition to a petrol or diesel engine, hybrid cars have a battery-powered electric motor that helps increase their fuel economy and reduce their carbon dioxide emissions.
Here we’re focusing on ‘conventional’ hybrids, which use energy from the engine and from the brakes to charge the battery for their electric motor – you can’t plug them in to recharge them. You might hear these being called ‘self-charging hybrids’ or ‘full hybrids’.
Conventional hybrids aren’t the only type of hybrid car you can buy, of course – there are mild hybrids and plug-in hybrids, too. If you want to find out more about how each type of hybrid car works and which one might be best for you, have a look at our guides:
You may also be wondering if you should take the plunge and get a pure electric car. To help you decide, our guide lists the pros and cons here:
If you’ve decided on a conventional hybrid, you have some excellent cars to choose from. Here, in no particular order, are our top 10 used hybrid cars.