HPI flag its top hybrids

Automotive data experts hpi have drawn up the definitive list of the best petrol hybrid picks for buyers considering a used model from one of the fastest growing vehicle sectors.

Registration volumes in the petrol hybrid sector have grown by 30.9% between Oct 2017-18 and account for 3.8% of all motoring registrations, according to SMMT vehicle data.

hpi’s analysis looked at petrol hybrid vehicles at two years old and 20,000 miles. The Toyota Prius holds 69.4% of its value after two years and loses around £8,000 on average. The Lexus LC comes a close second, holding 68.4% of its value over the same period and the Toyota C-HR retaining 67.2% of its average new price.

Commenting on the study, Chris Plumb editor from hpi said: “The popularity of hybrid cars continues to grow and they are becoming increasingly more visible on the UKs roads. All the major manufacturers have embraced hybrid technology and are producing vehicles to meet the demand for both commercial and personal use. Although still relatively expensive to buy outright, the benefits of driving a hybrid including economy and environmental advantages, are beginning to make drivers think twice about investing in a used vehicle. High mileage and poor condition examples should be avoided as they are a turn-off to second hand buyers. Finally always make sure you pick a vehicle with a full service history.”

20 best petrol hybrid depreciators at two years and 20,000 miles.

Model Average New Price (£) Average New Price
Retained (OCN) %
Average Depreciation (£)
TOYOTA PRIUS (2015–) 26,071 69.4 -7,984
LEXUS LC (2017–) 81,283 68.4 -25,650
TOYOTA C-HR (2016–) 26,145 67.2 -8,587
KIA NIRO (2016–) 23,970 65.2 -8,345
TOYOTA RAV 4 (2015–) 34,780 64.8 -12,230
LEXUS RX (2015–) 55,339 64.7 -19,530
SUZUKI IGNIS (2017–) 14,314 64.6 -5,064
LEXUS RC (2015–) 41,563 64.3 -14,850
HYUNDAI IONIQ (2016–) 22,240 62.6 -8,323
TOYOTA AURIS (2015–) 25,115 62.5 -9,423
LEXUS IS (2016–) 37,339 61.2 -14,583
SUZUKI SWIFT (2017–) 15,314 59.9 -6,152
TOYOTA YARIS (2017–) 19,124 56.8 -8,269
FORD MONDEO VIGNALE (2015–) 31,820 55.5 -14,170

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