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Driver Power: The best electric and hybrid cars to own

DrivingElectric’s very own customer satisfaction survey ranks the very best EVs and hybrid cars, as voted by you

If you’re looking at buying a new car, you might start by searching for practical cars, fuel-efficient cars, ones with the latest infotainment technology, or those with super-comfortable seats. For some, on-the-limit handling or driving fun might be a key consideration, while for others, it may be more important that their top pick is easy to park. 

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In reality though, none of this matters if the model you choose isn’t going to be reliable; a dependable car can be worth its weight in gold. It’s equally important to know that when something does go wrong, that you’re in good hands – with an accommodating and easily-accessible dealer network and comprehensive warranty cover.

That’s where our annual Driver Power survey comes into play. For years we’ve been asking real owners to rate their cars for things like space and practicality, running costs, quality and reliability, plus everything in between. The highest-ranked car in 2023 was the Citroen C4, which is also available as the all-electric Citroen e-C4. This was followed by the hybrid-powered Kia Sportage and Lexus RX, with the Dacia Duster and Subaru Outback rounding off the top five.

Now, in an all-new survey, we’ve asked for specific feedback from electric and hybrid-car owners. As with the conventional Driver Power survey seen on sister site Auto Express, we’ve scored these cars across 10 categories: engine and gearbox, exterior, interior, practicality and boot space, ride and handling, safety features, efficiency and running costs, reliability, infotainment and value. Each of these is made up of several sub-categories, which means we can tell you what owners think in precise detail.

So whether you’re interested in EVs or HEVs, click the tabs above or navigate using the links below, and take a look at our list of the best electric and hybrid cars to own as voted by real-world owners like you.

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Hello there, I’m Tom Jervis and I have the pleasure of being the Content Editor here at DrivingElectric. Before joining the team in 2023, I spent my time reviewing cars and offering car buying tips and advice on DrivingElectric’s sister site, Carbuyer. I also continue to occasionally contribute to the AutoExpress magazine – another of DrivingElectric’s partner brands. In a past life, I worked for the BBC as a journalist and broadcast assistant for regional services in the east of England – constantly trying to find stories that related to cars!

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