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Performance Hybrid Cars

Best Hybrids according to our experts

01.
Cupra Leon
From
$39,490
7.6/10
From
$39,490

VW Group seems to occupy every niche, as the sporty plug‑in hybrid EV Cupra Leon VZe demonstrates. Based on the Golf GTE but with a totally different look and feel, the Mazda3‑sized, Spanish‑made Leon VZe combines an electric motor and a small turbo‑petrol engine for limited pure‑EV driving around town, or stirring performance out on the open road. But it's expensive and ergonomically flawed.


02.
Mercedes-Benz E-Class
From
$79,800
8/10
From
$79,800

Mercedes has gone to some effort to ensure its range of plug‑in hybrids doesn't come at a significantly higher cost to customers. Does one of the brand's most iconic nameplates still make sense with electrification in the mix, though?


03.
Cupra Formentor
From
$49,999
7.8/10
From
$49,999

04.
Mercedes-Benz E53
From
$124,990
8.3/10
From
$124,990

The E53 large car broke plenty of new ground for Mercedes‑AMG in 2018. Three years later, it's been treated to a facelift that doesn't really mess with what's been a largely successful formula. And yes, that's very good news.


05.
Lexus LC
From
$148,720
8/10
From
$148,720

The Lexus LC 500 has always been big and bold, and the addition of a folding fabric roof has done nothing to change that for this Convertible version. In fact, it makes hearing the rumble of that big V8 even easier. But is it really a performance car? We put one to the test to find out.