If you’re not quite ready to switch over to a full electric used car, it’s not a bad idea to consider a used hybrid car as a very good alternative until the charging stations infrastructure is fully laid out in the UK. A used hybrid car will mean it will run on a petrol-electric combination.
There are two types of hybrid cars to choose from, firstly there are the ‘self-charging’ models, which combine the petrol and electric power when driving to maximise the efficiency of the hybrid car model. Then you have the plug-in hybrids that can run for miles on electricity only and then when the battery power is low, the petrol engine will power up and take over.
Best Price Car Sales will highlight some of the best used hybrid cars currently available and coming in at extremely good value for money.
We start off with the very practical Toyota Prius, which is described by many reviewers as being plasticky inside and not the greatest feeling when driving, as it’s pretty bland. But this car has a few nice surprises, it’s very reliable, pleasantly spacious, and more importantly, it’s very efficient. The car is mainly designed for everyday family use, with two models to choose from, traditional hybrid and the plug-in option.
The Kia Niro comes in three different options, pure electric, regular hybrid, and plug-in hybrid. By choosing the plug-in version, the car is designed to run up to 38 miles on electric-only power. This is great for saving on fuel consumption and fewer visits at the petrol station, especially seeing how high fuel prices seem to be rising when this article was written.
One great feature of this quality used hybrid car is the PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) is near-silent when running 100% on batteries and the engine sound is hardly noticeable in petrol-electric mode. Another nice feature of this car is the space for the front and rear passenger seating positions.
Toyota Corolla Hybrid
For many years the Toyota Corolla was always seen as one of the best family hatchbacks and now it’s gone into the hybrid market, it’s also taken the mantle of a great hybrid car too. The stand out features are the car offers a very good driving position, a multitude of kit and it’s a comfortable ride. And for extra peace of mind, Toyota’s reliability record is in the top percentile in the car industry. You may need to shop around for a bargain for the very sought after used hybrid car.
Volkswagen Golf GTE
Yes, the great Volkswagen GTI has also been redesigned to be not only a sporty hot petrol hatch but now comes as a hybrid alternative hot hatch. The VW GTE is a plug-in only hybrid car, so you can run it purely on electric power if you want to use that option. It’s a great car to drive, with all the same refinements as its sister car, the VW GTI. But this used car comes at a price due to its desirability and overall quality build. If you buy this car, you will not be disappointed.
Audi A3 e-tron
The Audi A3 is considered as one of the UK’s favourite family hatchbacks, so making a plug-in hybrid version was a must by Audi, hence why they created the A3 e-tron. This version of the A3 is cheaper than the Golf, in our opinion, a nice interior and driver set up too. It comes with sat-nav as standard, therefore you get a lot more value from your hard-earned money. The only downside to this quality used hybrid car is that you may struggle to find one.
Where can you find all these gems?
As a leading UK family run used car dealership Best Price Car Sales who are based in Southampton, are able to source most types of hybrid and electric used cars available in the UK. Even if we don’t have the used car of your choice in stock, we have the resources and contacts in the industry to be able to obtain the used cars of your choice.
As a fully licenced credit broker, we’re able to get the right finance according to your credit status and at the same time, we make sure it’s going to be within your financial budget. To stay ahead of the market, we offer highly competitive deals and offers, such as nothing to pay for up to two months, cash rebates, no deposit, and over-the-phone part-exchange promise. And one offer that has always been standard is free nationwide delivery to your home or place of work.
All our used cars come with a full warranty and are fully inspected by qualified mechanics. HPI checks are done on all stock.
To find out more about our latest deals and offers on all of our 1000s of quality used cars, call us now on 02382 549 222 and speak to one of our friendly advisors, or click here and apply for instant car finance and get approved today.