Top five hybrids for under £350 per month
There’s no denying it, hybrids are hot right now. They offer the potential of zero emissions over shorter journeys, but tackle any ongoing range anxiety issues that come with all-electric vehicles. A win-win.
But which one should you choose? As more hybrids are rolled out the prices become more competitive, so you’re spoiled for your choice for opting to lease a hybrid for less than £350 per month. We’ve pulled together every hybrid deal below for you to compare.
We’ve also picked out five of our faves to help you out…
The Toyota C-HR is not only an interesting, refreshing and solid addition to the crossover segment, but with futuristic head-turning looks and one of the best hybrid engines we’ve driven is also one of our favourites on the market.
C-HR stands for Coupe-High Rider and with that in mind it’s a fine way in which the Japanese manufacturer has looked to differentiate itself from other hybrids on the market.
Sitting on the same platform and being powered by the same 1.8-litre petrol engine and electric motor as the Prius, the fact that the C-HR is bigger and heavier does cause issues regarding acceleration but it’s a small trade off to the savings accrued and style on offer.
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
With a refreshed model due later this year, now would be a good time to get a deal on the outgoing model.
Blending the advantages of an electric motor with Mitsubishi’s reputation for rugged SUVs has worked a treat, with the Outlander PHEV continually featuring as one of the most enquired hybrids on site.
While the limited range of the battery and the small size of the petrol tank means you’ll be plugging in and topping up fairly regularly, the Outlander PHEV is a great choice for some.
BMW 2 Series Active Tourer
The BMW 2 Series Active Tourer just so happens to be the only premium-badged five-seat PHEV MPV available, meaning it’s not only rarer than the Dodo but is possibly the most niche car available.
While MPVs may have lost much of their allure with the rapid ascent of the SUV, for many people there’s still a market for the vehicles. Luckily, the BMW 2 Series remains one of the best and with the plug-in offering a claimed 141.2mpg it could be a winner.
With strong claims that it’s the perfect car for zero emissions urban commuting during the week and long-distance cruising at the weekend, Minis first plug-in hybrid has impressed many since its launch.
The 87bhp electric motor offers surprising pace with the small crossover going 0-62mph in 6.9 seconds, while the 25-mile EV range should prove enough for short-haul driving for some.
Even better, the shift to hybrid doesn’t impact what makes a Mini a Mini – it retains the same character and handling of a regular Countryman and remains great fun to drive.
Wait, what? While we’ve been critical of Ford’s lack of moving or shaking in regard to hybrids and electric vehicles, they did release this Mondeo hybrid once upon a time. 2014 to be exact.
While it offers cheap company-car tax and a comfortable ride, it may lack the bells and whistles and refinement of some of the more recent models you’ll find here as well as a poorer mpg. But for some, you can never and will never beat the Mondeo for mile-munching comfort.
Does your budget not stretch that far? Don’t forget we’ve also picked out top five EVs and hybrids for less than £250 a month.