Andy Pringle

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MINI Countryman hybrid review

The Countryman plug-in is not only cheap to run – particularly for business drivers – it’s desirable and good to drive, too

MINI Countryman hybrid range, MPG, CO2 & charging

A useful 30-mile range and low CO2 emissions make the Countryman competitive; real-world fuel efficiency will vary

MINI Countryman hybrid running costs

The MINI Countryman hybrid will be cheap to run, especially for company-car users, but comparable rivals are a bit cheaper

MINI Countryman hybrid engines, drive & performance

One of the best plug-in hybrid SUVs to drive, but the ride is on the firmer side

MINI Countryman hybrid interior & comfort

Well designed and with good infotainment, the Countryman's interior is comfortable and solid

MINI Countryman hybrid practicality & boot space

The MINI Countryman hybrid is one of the more practical plug-ins and should be big enough for small families

MINI Countryman hybrid reliability & safety

Good crash-test results and low fault rates bode well, but you'll have to pay extra for extra safety systems

Toyota Prius+
Toyota Prius+ (2012-2020) review

If you want a hybrid seven-seat MPV, the Toyota Prius+ is your only option, but it's now pretty outdated

Range Rover Sport PHEV review

The Range Rover Sport PHEV has many of the strengths of the larger Range Rover PHEV, but is a fair bit cheaper to buy

BMW 225xe hybrid practicality, boot space & towing

This BMW 2 Series Active Tourer is big, but it sacrifices some passenger and boot space to the hybrid system

Kia Niro PHEV
Kia Niro PHEV review

It's not the most inspiring car to drive, but the excellent fuel economy and a decent electric range make the Kia Niro PHEV worth a look

BMW 225xe
BMW 225xe hybrid review

One of very few hybrid MPVs available, the BMW 225xe is well worth a look for economy-minded family buyers

BMW 225xe charging
BMW 225xe hybrid range, MPG, CO2 & charging

According to official figures, the BMW 225xe is one of the most economical MPVs you can buy

Audi Q7 e-tron (2016-2019) reliability & safety

The Audi Q7 e-tron is as safe as houses, but its reliability is unproven

Audi Q7 e-tron (2016–2019) review

One of the best plug-in hybrid SUVs, the Audi Q7 e-tron doesn’t skimp on performance or luxury

Peugeot iON
Peugeot iOn (2010-2018) review

If all you want is an electric city car, a secondhand Peugeot iOn could fit the bill, but there are better alternatives

Lexus RC
Lexus RC 300h (2014-2020) MPG & CO2 emissions

The Lexus RC 300h is a 'self-charging' hybrid, so there’s no need to plug it in. But its economy and emissions figures are nothing special

Lexus RC
Lexus RC 300h (2014-2020) review

The Lexus RC 300h is an unusual prospect – a hybrid coupe - but it’s neither the best hybrid nor the best coupe

Range Rover PHEV running costs

The Range Rover PHEV can be amazingly cheap to run, for a Range Rover…

Range Rover Sport PHEV
Range Rover Sport PHEV running costs

If you can keep the batteries topped up and rarely travel more than 25 miles at once, the Range Rover Sport PHEV makes a lot of financial sense