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Hybrid Fuel Efficient Cars

Best Hybrids according to our experts

01.
Toyota Corolla
From
$29,270
8.2/10
From
$29,270

Flying under the radar relative to its ever‑popular hatch sibling, the Toyota Corolla sedan offers some interesting advantages. And in entry‑level Ascent Sport Hybrid guise, the practicality/efficiency equation is kicked up a notch or two. We've spent a week with this intriguing combination to see if you should be thinking four doors rather than five for your next small car purchase.


02.
Hyundai Ioniq
From
$29,990
7.8/10
From
$29,990

Hyundai's Ioniq range is nothing if not a flex in the face of Toyota. Sure, Toyota has a dominating position in the Australian market, with its well‑received range of hybrid models, but what happens after hybrid? Hyundai takes on the blocky Prius formula with not only a directly competing hybrid model, but a plug‑in and a fully electric version, too. This expansive range is as though Hyundai is trying to demonstrate it's ready for any future, near or far, and guess what, Toyota? Anything you can do; the Korean juggernaut thinks it can do better. These cars aren't really designed to sell so much as they are offerings for early adopters, but a few years after its launch, with a host of rivals set to take it on, and an entire sub‑brand based on the Ioniq just around the corner, is Hyundai's top‑spec Ioniq electric  worth a look? I took one for a week to find out.


03.
Toyota Prius
From
$39,990
7.4/10
From
$39,990

The Prius, an eco‑punk icon, now seems retro, yet it's still being built, even as it gives way to a wave of popular, affordable Toyota hybrids. Could it still be the best hybrid anyway? Let's find out.


04.
Toyota Yaris
From
$23,977
7.8/10
From
$23,977

It might be one of the most fuel efficient cars without a plug, but the Yaris has moved upmarket in more than a few ways.


05.
Toyota C-HR
From
$42,990
7.7/10
From
$42,990

Top of the Toyota C‑HR range is the GR Sport, which starts from $54,990. As well as being more powerful ‑ we’ll come back to that, too ‑ it gets unique styling outside, plus synthetic leather‑accented and suede seats inside, aluminium scuff plates, and a heated GR Sport steering wheel.