Plug-in hybrid car reviews

Kia Sportage PHEV first drive

The latest generation Sportage from Kia is the first to get the plug-in hybrid treatment from a company that has extensively electrified its line-up. We drive the Kia Sportage PHEV on its UK launch for an early impression. Review by Chris Lilly KIA...

Cupra Leon e-Hybrid review

Cupra is quickly establishing itself as Seat’s performance brand, and a key part of that is electrification. With a range of core models across the VW Group receiving the plug-in hybrid treatment, it’s now the time of Cupra with its Leon e-Hybrid. Review...

MG HS Plug-in Hybrid review

MG’s line-up may be small, but it’s extensively electrified. Alongside the pure-electric ZS EV and MG5 EV models, there is also the HS Plug-in Hybrid. We test the PHEV version of MG’s largest car to discover how well it performs. Review by Chris...

Volvo XC40 T4 Recharge Plug-in Hybrid review

Volvo’s Recharge plug-in hybrid line-up has rapidly expanded, and now offers not only one PHEV option in each model range, but increasingly two or more. The XC40 SUV is a case in point, with two Recharge PHEVs available to choose from - the entry-level...

Mercedes Benz C300e review

A new Mercedes Benz C-Class has brought about a new version of its popular petrol plug-in hybrid - the C300e. Promising a longer electric driving range and more performance, the we review the latest PHEV with an early test of a left-hand drive model in the...

Peugeot 3008 Hybrid review

Peugeot’s electrification push has been extensive, with two pure-electric models sitting in crucial sectors. There are PHEVs in the range too, seeing plug-in models cover most of the crucial model range. Here we test one of the most important cars in Peugeot’s...

Peugeot 508 Hybrid review

Peugeot’s 508 range has been designed and set-up to sit somewhere between conventional saloons and the executive market. It’s like VW’s Arteon, utilising coupe design details to create a sleek, stylish saloon. One crucial element to compete in this...

Jaguar E-Pace P300e first drive

Much of Jaguar’s range has been given a bit of a spruce up, and the E-Pace is no different. The compact premium SUV gets sharper styling and improved equipment to keep it fresh, and the changes go deeper than it might initially look. A new architecture...

Jaguar F-Pace P400e first drive

Jaguar has given its popular F-Pace SUV a wide ranging refresh. Although a capable and characterful large SUV, the F-Pace has often lacked a certain something in terms of truly competing with the likes of Mercedes Benz and BMW. This refresh looks to address...

Jeep Renegade 4xe review

An electrified Jeep? Might sound odd, but the brand is now part of the Stellantis group, which is going through a serious electrification effort. The Renegade 4xe PHEV is part of these changes - though the plug-in Jeep was planned before leadership changes...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:9th Apr 2022