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...

Ford Mondeo Hybrid estate review

There aren't many hybrid load-luggers around, so Ford's Mondeo Hybrid estate makes for an intriguing proposition. With diesels in decline, hybrid propulsion looks set to gradually take over sales for those that need good fuel economy, so we test Ford's latest...

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....

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:28th Sep 2020