The Toyota Prius is probably still the first model that comes to mind when you think hybrid. It’s the car that started it all. Beloved by Hollywood’s most environmentally conscious celebrities, the Prius hasn’t lost any of its appeal over the years. Its shape and overall design might not be for everyone, but it’s a good all-rounder: reliable, efficient, and surprisingly spacious inside. And thanks to a generous boot, the Prius is a solid family car too. You can find used Toyota Prius’ in our car search ranging from £6,000 to £32,000.*
The self-charging Hyundai Ioniq is a versatile used hybrid car, offering enough space for all the family and a comfortable drive on the daily commute. Inside, the Ioniq’s impressive touchscreen display makes navigating, parking, and choosing the perfect driving playlist a breeze, while its design won’t be as divisive as the Prius (and it can be cheaper to buy too!) Used Hyundai Ioniqs starts at £10,998* on our car search.
If you’re in the market for a used hybrid SUV, you can’t go far wrong with the Kia Niro. Launched in the UK in 2016, it offers everything you’d want from a hybrid: a smooth drive, quiet engine, and good fuel efficiency. Space is one of its selling points; its square proportions help to create a spacious cabin and the boot is generous too. When it comes to fuel consumption, the Niro can reach up to 58.9mpg and newer models come equipped with tech upgrades like a wireless phone charger, hill-start assist control and an electronic parking brake. Find used Niros from £11,290* on the car search.
Volkswagen Golf GTE
We couldn’t have a round-up of the best used hybrids without including a hot hatch. And the Volkswagen Golf GTE doesn’t disappoint; it’s sporty, practical, and fun to drive – especially on winding roads! With a 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder and six-speed gearbox, it’s proof that you don’t need to miss out on speed and performance when you make the switch to hybrid. The exterior styling is surprisingly elegant and newer models boast heated steering wheels and a range of driver assist technologies, including lane assist, traffic jam assist, and emergency assist.
The 330e was BMW’s first foray into hybrids and, for a first attempt, it’s not half bad! As you’d expect from BMW, it offers high performance and is a good motorway car thanks to its comfortable interior and quiet engine. It’s spacious too, with room for passengers and the weekly shop. The BMW 330e’s electric capacity is perfect for shorter commutes while the seamless switch to petrol will give you around 42mpg – the advanced sat-nav system will help you decide when to make the switch.
*All figures correct as of July 2021.