Andy Pringle

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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

MINI Countryman hybrid
MINI Countryman hybrid reliability & safety

The Countryman has a good safety rating and all the essential equipment, but MINI's reputation for customer satisfaction leaves a little to be desired

MINI Countryman hybrid
MINI Countryman hybrid interior & comfort

The MINI Countryman Cooper S E All4's interior is quirky, but also comfortable and high-quality

MINI Countryman hybrid
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
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
MINI Countryman hybrid engines, drive & performance

Although it’s a plug-in hybrid, this Countryman hasn’t lost those fun-to-drive MINI genes

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

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

Toyota Prius+
Toyota Prius+ review

If you want a hybrid seven-seat MPV, the Toyota Prius+ is your only option, but it's now pretty outdated

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

MINI Countryman
MINI Countryman hybrid range, MPG, CO2 & charging

The Countryman hybrid will do just over 30 miles of electric running and the petrol engine will return around 35mpg in varied driving

Lexus RC
Lexus RC 300h 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 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

Range Rover Sport PHEV range, MPG, CO2 & charging

The Range Rover Sport PHEV's 26-mile electric range is impressive, and the battery can be recharged in less than three hours

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

Range Rover PHEV range, MPG, CO2 & charging

If you can regularly use the 25-mile electric range, the Range Rover PHEV can prove surprisingly cheap to run