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Buyer's Guide: Hybrid Cars

If you're considering buying a hybrid car then you may feel a little confused as to where to start. Despite them becoming ever more mainstream many are still confused as to how hybrid cars work and what they can expected after purchasing one. In this guide we talk you through the concept of hybrid cars and guide you through purchasing one that is suitable to your needs.

How hybrid cars work

Hybrid-electric cars combine the benefits of traditional fuel engines with an electric motors; various models will be designed with difference purposes in mind. From a focus upon performance, to those that have optimal fuel efficiency.

Finding a hybrid car that's suitable to your needs

Establishing which model is suitable to you should simply be a matter of prioritising your needs. You should consider how fuel efficient you want the car to be, what size will meet your day to day needs and of course, what is suitable to our budget. Referring to expert reviews on the latest models will help guide you through this process and you should undertake this research prior to even setting foot onto a garage forecourt.

Top 10 hybrid cars on the market

10. Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 Price: £26,995 Drivetrain: Diesel/electric Fuel economy: 74.4mpg (EU Combined cycle) CO2 emissions: 99g/km

9. Citroen DS5 DSign Hybrid4 200 Airdream Price: £27,600 Drivetrain: Diesel/electric Fuel economy: 74.3mpg (EU Combined cycle) CO2 emissions: 99g/km

8. Lexus CT200h SE-I Price: £23,786 Drivetrain: Petrol/electric Fuel economy: 68.9mpg (EU Combined cycle) CO2 emissions: 94g/km

7. Toyota Prius+ Price: £26,195 Drivetrain: Petrol/electric Fuel economy: 68.9mpg (EU Combined cycle) CO2 emissions: 96g/km

6. Toyota Prius T3 Hybrid 1.8 VVT-i Price: £21,600 Drivetrain: Petrol/electric Fuel economy: 72.4mpg (EU Combined cycle) CO2 emissions: 89g/km

5. Honda Insight 1.3 IMA HE Hybrid Price: £19,535 Drivetrain: Petrol/electric Fuel economy: 68.9mpg (EU Combined cycle) CO2 emissions: 96g/km

4. Toyota Auris Hybrid T4 HSD 1.8 VVT-i Price: £20,535 Drivetrain: Petrol/electric Fuel economy: 74.3mpg (EU Combined cycle) CO2 emissions: 89g/km

3. Honda Jazz Hybrid HE Price: £16,300 Drivetrain: Petrol/electric Fuel economy: 62.8mpg (EU Combined cycle) CO2 emissions: 104g/km

2. Honda CR-Z 1.5i V-TEC Price: £18,035 Drivetrain: Petrol/electric Fuel economy: 56.5mpg (EU Combined cycle) CO2 emissions: 117g/km

1. Toyota Yaris T3 1.5 VVT-I Price: £14,995 Drivetrain: Petrol/electric Fuel economy: 80.7mpg (EU Combined cycle) CO2 emissions: 79g/km

Finding the best deal on your hybrid car

In order to get the best deal on a hybrid car you should undertake a little research as to manufacturers offers. You may also wish to wait until the next model is announced to purchase the current model. During this time the prices may see a slight decrease.

Hybrid cars continue to grow in both popularity and sophistication of technology; today the range available are more affordable than ever and the future looks promising for hybrid cars that are increasingly accessible to the average family's budget.

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