From city-friendly hatchbacks to seven-seat SUVs, there’s a hybrid car to suit everyone these days. Each one uses an electric motor in addition to a petrol or diesel engine to boost fuel economy, increase power and reduce harmful emissions.
Here we’re focusing on ‘conventional’ hybrids, which charge their batteries as you drive along, using energy gathered from the engine and from the momentum of the car under braking. They’re sometimes called ‘self-charging hybrids’ or ‘full hybrids’. You can learn more about how hybrids work here.
Conventional hybrids are ideal if you don’t have somewhere convenient to recharge a plug-in hybrid or a fully electric car. If you think a plug-in hybrid might better suit your lifestyle, discover our look at the best used plug-in hybrid cars here.
These are our top 10 used hybrid cars. For each, we’ve included the official average fuel economy and CO2 emissions figures (as a range if they vary between models), as well as the maximum pure electric range (how far the car can travel at low speed without using the petrol or diesel engine at all).