Hybrid car reviews

Volvo XC90 B5 (D) review

Volvo's XC90 has been given a mid-life refresh, with a range of new mild hybrid engines the primary changes to the line-up. We had a quick drive of the XC90 B5 diesel last year, but have now had the chance to have a full test of the latest powertrain. We...

Volvo XC90 B5 (D) first drive

Volvo has come a long way in a shot space of time. The second-generation XC90 was launched only five years ago, and since then the entire range has been replaced and said XC90 has just been given a refresh. Now available with the B5 engine tested, Volvo...

Toyota Corolla Touring Sports 1.8 Hybrid review

Toyota has brought back the Corolla name to British models, and with it a new hatchback, saloon, or estate powered by either a petrol engine or a choice of two hybrids. Here we test the Corolla Touring Sports, Toyota's compact estate, to see how it does...

Toyota RAV4 2.5 Hybrid 2WD review

The Toyota RAV4 has come a long way from its origins 25 years ago as one of the earliest successful crossovers. It's grown up both in size and spirit, but this latest version looks to inject a bit more youthfulness into the family-sized SUV. Available with...

Lexus RX450h L review

The Lexus RX 450h L looks to take the well-established SUV, and add a third row of seats to make it a little more practical. There are a number of seven-seat large SUVs available, and now Lexus has its own entrant in the market, available as a hybrid only....

Lexus LC 500h review

Lexus might once have had lingering reputation as a 'dull' manufacturer; one that makes good cars but not particularly exciting ones. However, the current line-up certainly can't be tarred with the same brush; thanks in part to the LC. The stylish coupe...

Lexus RX 450h review

The Lexus RX is well established as a large SUV, and one that offers a hybrid powertrain for potential buyers to choose. The Japanese firm has given the RX a bit of a refresh, so NGC has given the RX450h a drive to see how it does. Review by Chris Lilly PERFORMANCE Underpinning...

Lexus CT 200h review

Any premium manufacturer worth its salt needs to have a hatchback in its range, and it Lexus' case, it's the CT 200h. It's different from the rest of its competitors, since it's only available with a hybrid powertrain. Now revised for 2018, NGC takes the...

Lexus NX300h review

The Lexus NX has received a refresh, keeping the striking mid-sized SUV in the minds of buyers - or so the Japanese brand hopes. Styling tweaks, improved equipment, and a focus on hybrid power are the main changes to what was a characterful model before....

Toyota C-HR 1.8 Hybrid review

In a market that is increasingly crowded, Toyota's C-HR manages to stand out. The striking styling is the most immediate attribute that makes on-lookers turn their heads to take in the crossover. It's not all about the design though, since the C-HR is one...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:30th Mar 2020