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Best Hybrid and Electric Estate Cars

Best Hybrid and Electric Estate Cars

Hybrid and Electric Estate Cars


In recent years, there's been a stark rise in the popularity of hybrid and electric estate cars, allowing drivers to enjoy lower emissions, alongside incredible practicality, outstanding drivability, spacious interiors, and low running costs.

Offering a completely new driving experience, hybrid and electric cars are significantly cheaper to run than standard vehicles and they are also better for the environment. And, as technology continues to improve, you can expect to see more on the market over the next few years.

If you're considering switching to a hybrid or electric estate car, we've rounded up some of the best options on the market.


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Electric cars vs hybrid cars


First and foremost, what is the difference between an electric and hybrid car?

Running solely on electricity, electric vehicles are driven by an electric motor powered by batteries. They are charged by plugging the car into a dedicated electric socket. Hybrid cars, on the other hand, bring together a conventional petrol or diesel engine, with an electric motor and batteries. Hybrids never need to be charged. 

Electric cars are completely silent, meaning you will always be able to enjoy a quiet ride. They are also less expensive, and charging is now faster than ever.

Hybrid cars offer a greater range as they are petrol or diesel-powered with two electric batteries as backup. This means that driving a hybrid car feels a lot like driving a traditional vehicle.


Best hybrid estate cars

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If you're looking for space, performance and low running costs, hybrid estates are a great option. Here are some of the best ones on the market right now:


Volvo V60 T8 twin engine hybrid


Practical and a pleasure to drive, the Volvo V60 T8 twin engine hybrid estate offers a sports-car performance, allowing you to go from 0-62mph in under five seconds. It is also incredibly quiet and has plenty of boot space that isn't compromised by the batteries. This car is also aesthetically pleasing, on the inside and out.

Side view of blue Volvo V60


Mercedes E-Class hybrid estate


Available in a choice of petrol and diesel engines, the Mercedes E-Class hybrid is economic and ideal for relaxed, long-distance motoring. Perfectly equipped to meet all of your driving needs, this practical car is fast, efficient and stands out aesthetically.

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Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo Estate


Offering style, class and performance in equal measure, the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo estate is capable of going from 0-62mph in just 3.5 seconds! Providing everything you would expect from such a prestigious motoring brand and more, this hybrid offers up to 31 miles of electric range and is perfectly equipped to handle both short and long distance journeys.

Side view of black Porsche Panamera Sport



Best electric estate cars

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And here are some of the best electric estate cars on the market:


Nissan Leaf


The world's first mass-market electric vehicle, the Nissan Leaf is a family-friendly, electric estate. With a real-world range of 239 miles, this vehicle is practical for daily use and longer journeys.

Side view of white Nissan Leaf


Hyundai Ioniq electric


This family-friendly, pure electric model is well-equipped with plenty of cabin space, as well as a generous boot. It has an impressive range of 194 miles and also charges faster than a smart phone!

Side view of Hyundai loniq electric


Volvo V90 T8


If you're looking for luxury that does not compromise on performance, the Volvo V90 T8 really has it all.

With its luxurious and spacious interiors, 529-litre boot space, incredible driving performance and optimum fuel economy, this vehicle will allow you to reach speeds of 0-62mph in 5.3 seconds. This car also benefits from a lengthy electric-only range, managing a 20-mile journey on battery power alone.

Side view of blue Volvo V90 T8


If you're looking for new electric or hybrid estate for your next adventure that is economical and environmentally friendly, explore our range of used cars and used vans. If you would like more information about any of our family estate cars, or need some expert advice when choosing your new car, please don't hesitate to get in touch. We'd love to help!

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