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|