Top 5 Best Hybrid Cars (2022)

Hybrid cars have come a long way since the launch of the iconic Toyota Prius back in 2000. With electric vehicles sales exploding in 2021, drivers are realising the many benefits electrification offers. As a result, the hybrid car is now a common feature on UK roads; accounting for thousands of new car sales and leases every year.

Drivers have several choices: Mild-Hybrids (MHEV) that give drivers a little bump in fuel economy, Self-Charging Hybrids that do short ranges on battery alone and recharge as you drive, and Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV), which we’re focussing on here, that can be charged for up to 40 miles pure-electric driving range. That’ll cover most daily commutes without using a drop of fuel.

If you’re not quite ready to make the leap into a fully electric car lease deal, then a combination of traditional combustion engine along with electric power might just be your perfect match. Not only will you benefit from lower fuel costs, but you’ll have the added bonus of driving away in one of the best low emission cars that are available now.

So if the above has piqued your curiosity, then here’s our top hybrid picks of 2022 so far:

  1. Toyota RAV4
  2. Volkswagen Golf GTE
  3. Land Rover Discovery Sport
  4. Mercedes A250e Saloon
  5. Cupra Formentor


Toyota RAV4


The RAV4 has been super-popular in self-charging form, but the new Plug-in Hybrid takes things to a whole new level. With a huge amount of boot space, spacious cabin and all-wheel drive (AWD), it’ll take everything you need, anywhere you need to go and it’ll be a luxurious experience getting there.

What we like

  • Up to 46 miles on a single charge
  • Huge boot
  • Refined drive
  • Spacious cabin


  • CO2: 22 g/km
  • Economy: 282 mpg
  • Powertrain: Petrol/Plugin-Electric Hybrid

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Volkswagen Golf GTE


The Golf just keeps getting better and better. Now in its eighth, and best generation, the Golf GTE offers an appealing combination of eco-driving and hot-hatch performance with a rather racy 0-62 mph in around 6 seconds. This 5-door hatch is the ultimate in compact practicality

What we like

  • Up to 40 miles on a single charge
  • It’s a Golf.
  • Refined, yet exciting performance
  • It’s a GTI for the eco-conscious


  • CO2: 40g/km
  • Economy: 235 mpg
  • Powertrain: Petrol/Plug-in Electric Hybrid

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Land Rover Discovery Sport


The Disco Sport is a compelling mid-sized SUV. It combines upmarket appeal with luxurious driveability and unrivalled off-road capability. The cabin is supremely well-appointed with a great infotainment system, and it offers lots of space. You definitely get what you pay for.

  • Up to 43 miles on a single charge
  • Impressive off-road capability
  • Lots of space
  • It feels like a small Range Rover (no bad thing!)


  • CO2: 37 g/km
  • Economy: 174 mpg
  • Powertrain: Petrol/Plug-in Electric Hybrid

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Mercedes A250e Saloon


We’re big fans of the Mercedes A Class range and so are our customers. So, when the A-Class was combined with a hybrid engine this only strengthened its appeal. The saloon version adds a dash of extra prestige and practicality. It’s a great looking car with plenty of technology to keep things interesting.

What we like

  • Up to 41 miles on a single charge
  • A genuinely premium package
  • A great interior and plenty of technology
  • Saloon version offers an even more upmarket look


  • CO2: 32 g/km
  • Economy: 257 mpg
  • Powertrain: Petrol/Plug-in Electric Hybrid

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Cupra Formentor e-Hybrid


SEAT’s performance brand has been spun-off to great effect. The Formentor is a lively take on the mid-sized performance SUV concept. It brings some much-needed excitement to its segment – no easy task in a market already awash with crossover clones.

What we like

  • Up to 37 miles on a single charge
  • Exotic looks
  • Impressive performance
  • Gorgeous cabin


  • CO2: 29g/km
  • Economy: 201 mpg
  • Powertrain: Petrol/Plug-in Electric Hybrid

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If you would like to speak to one of our Electric and Hybrid Leasing Specialists please contact us today or call 0344 387 2727. We’re here to help you find the perfect car for your monthly budget.

This entry was posted in Electric Car News on by Marc Murphy