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Best Motability hybrid cars 2024

Best hybrid Motability cars you can buy in 2024

There are some great hybrid cars to be had through the Motability scheme, including small city cars and larger hybrid SUVs. 

Opting for a hybrid is a surefire way to eke out as much fuel efficiency as possible, resulting in cheaper overall running costs.

The hybrid lifestyle also might be better suited to your needs because it rules out having to rely on the UK’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure for all of your power. 

Here are 10 of the best hybrid cars currently available on the Motability scheme:

Renault Clio E-Tech Hybrid

Renault Clio E-Tech Hybrid

Just like every other Renault Clio, the E-Tech Hybrid variant is a small, simple yet very solid little hatchback. The main difference that sets it apart is its self-charging hybrid setup. 

As standard, the Renault Clio comes with a very impressive selection of interior features, a great 391-litre boot, and a very efficient 140hp engine that’s mated to the brand’s solid hybrid system. 

With this arrangement, the E-Tech promises to return an average of around 62.8 miles per gallon while still having enough space for up to five people and luggage.

Honda Jazz

a white Honda Jazz hybrid parked by the sea

As of fairly recently, there’s only been one engine available in the Honda Jazz, and that’s a very efficient 1.5-litre petrol engine that benefits from a self-charging hybrid system.  

The beauty of this is that you don’t need to plug your Honda in to charge the battery, but it does mean it doesn’t travel very far on electric power alone. 

In terms of actual driving, the Jazz is famously known for being a superb all-rounder, offering excellent comfort driving around cities and on longer motorway drives.

Peugeot 3008

white Peugeot 3008 hybrid charging

One of the larger cars on this list is the Peugeot 3008, which is powered by a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) system that’s mated to a petrol engine.  

The two PHEV systems on offer include the 225hp hybrid, which is front-wheel drive, and the all-wheel drive 300hp Hybrid4 300. 

Because it’s a plug-in hybrid, that means you get excellent all-electric range, sitting at around 40 miles for both model variants.

Renault Captur E-Tech

an orange Renault Captur E-Tech driving on a country road

If you’re familiar with the Clio, then think of the Renault Captur as being a taller, higher-riding version, which makes it a better all-around family car.  

Powering the Captur E-Tech is the choice of either a 140hp self-charging hybrid or a slightly more powerful 158hp plug-in hybrid. 

While the self-charging hybrid model is very efficient and offers excellent benefits, the plug-in hybrid one can travel much further on electric power alone – resulting in a claimed 31 miles of range.

Hyundai Kona Hybrid

a grey Hyundai Kona Hybrid driving on a road

If you like the idea of owning an SUV but are not sure you’re ready to fully commit, then a smaller crossover SUV might be more suited to you. 

The Hyundai Kona Hybrid is a great example of a crossover SUV that has lots of standard equipment, and a superb five-year warranty.

It also has a superb 139hp self-charging hybrid setup that’s very efficient and offers plenty of poke at lower speeds and at higher motorway speeds. 

Inside, you won’t be disappointed either, because Hyundai has ensured the Kona has very functional controls and comfortable seats, with a higher driving position than a hatchback.

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Ford Kuga Hybrid

a cream Ford Kuga

Like the Renault Captur mentioned above, the Ford Kuga also comes in two different guises – a self-charging hybrid, and a plug-in hybrid. 

The self-charging version is great for those wanting a more efficient version of the petrol-powered Ford Kuga, but the plug-in hybrid is the one to opt for if you fancy 39 miles of all-electric range.

Other than that, the only difference is price, with the PHEV costing more.

Toyota C-HR

a red Toyota C-HR driving on a road

Toyota has been involved in the world of hybrids for decades, all starting with the Prius from the late ‘90s. The C-HR has a lot to thank the Prius for, and they’re both very similar in terms of what’s underneath. 

Aside from the obvious raised height of the C-HR, it shares many of its parts with the Prius, meaning it’s powered by a 1.8-litre self-charging hybrid setup that helps the C-HR at lower speeds and with overall fuel efficiency. 

Inside, it’s much like every other Toyota hybrid in that it’s well-built, comfortable, very functional, and hard-wearing.

Toyota Yaris Hybrid

a red Toyota Yaris driving on a country road

The second on this list is the Toyota Yaris Hybrid, which is one of the best hybrid city cars you could own. Not only is it fun to drive, but it’s also a very fuel-efficient hatchback that makes both city and motorway driving a breeze. 

Power comes from a 1.5-litre petrol engine that’s boosted by an electric motor that’s linked into the car’s self-charging hybrid setup. 

Toyota claims it will travel up to 1.2 miles on electric power alone, which isn’t much by PHEV standards, but for a mild hybrid, it’s impressive.

Lexus UX

a dark grey Lexus UX parked outside a house's garage surrounded by trees

If you’re someone who likes to get noticed, then the Lexus UX is a great option for you, with its angular exterior and funky interior. 

Being an SUV, it may not be as cheap as other Motability options, but as they say, you pay for premium, and that’s what you get with the UX. 

Powering it is an economical self-charging hybrid that produces 184hp, and it’s perfect for both shorter journeys around town and longer ones on the motorway.

Hyundai Tucson

A dark coloured Hyundai Tucson hybrid

Another handsome SUV is the Hyundai Tucson, which comes as either a mild hybrid or as a full-blown self-charging hybrid. 

The former is powered by a 180hp engine that has all-wheel drive and is much more efficient than the standard petrol variant.

The latter is a more powerful 230hp full hybrid engine that’s more efficient and better for acceleration around town or in traffic.  

This Hyundai's hybrid system is also very helpful when overtaking on the motorway, because it provides that extra boost.


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