These are the best hybrid cars up to 50,000 euros

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Renault Espace

Cars with a hybrid drive are still an interesting group. As soon as a new model becomes available, we at AutoWeek compare it in a direct confrontation with its competitors. This way, the AutoWeek test editors always know what the best hybrid cars of the moment are. Below you will find the best HEVs up to 50,000 euros.

The best hybrid cars up to 50,000 euros

Cars with hybrid technology have both a combustion engine and an electric motor. Here we describe new hybrid cars with a catalog value of up to 50,000 euros. The range of HEVs (Hybrid Electric Vehicle) in this price range is quite extensive and the number of versions is quite diverse. So there’s every reason for some extra information. We select the five best for you.

Honda Civic e:HEV: dynamics and functionality in one.

Hyundai Tucson 1.6 T-GDI HEV: excellent multimedia and nice and complete.

Toyota Camry 2.5 Hybrid: spacious, reliable sedan.

Renault Espace Hybrid 200: form and function go hand in hand.

Toyota RAV4 2.5 Hybrid 2WD: proven technology in a spacious package

Honda Civic e:HEV

The Honda Civic has undergone a growth spurt, making the latest generation a neat family car. Especially because the distance between the front and rear axle has further increased, the passengers on the back seat now also have enough legroom. The interior leaves a neat and tidy impression. To top it off, the car has a spacious trunk. The operation requires little getting used to. The digital instruments are clearly and concisely laid out, while the multimedia system is logical in design and responds smoothly. Regardless of the equipment level, Honda gives the Civic a complete list of safety systems as standard.

Honda gives the Civic a comfortable drivetrain. Much of the time, the Civic is powered by the electric motor alone and the gasoline engine generates electricity. But if necessary, the combustion engine also seamlessly takes over the driving task. With an average test consumption of 4.9 l/100 km (1 in 20.3), the car is remarkably economical. The Civic is a sharp-handling hatchback, Honda has a reputation to uphold in this area. The chassis tuning fits in nicely with this and is quite sturdy and in that respect it is not inferior to cars on which the competition would stick a sporty GTI label. Equally, we do not experience the Honda as uncomfortable at all. Here you will find all information about the Honda Civic.

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Honda Civic e:HEV

The Honda Civic combines pleasant driving characteristics with a pleasant engine with low consumption.

Hyundai Tucson 1.6 T-GDI HEV

Hyundai has almost a quarter of a century of experience with compact SUVs. The knowledge and skills that this produces seem to come together in the Tucson. The Tucson offers enough space for the driver and passengers as well as for their luggage. There is also little to criticize about the Hyundai in terms of finish and ergonomics. The dashboard is logically laid out with the multimedia screen taking center stage. The Hyundai infotainment system is one of the most user-friendly systems we know: it is quite extensive, but because it works with logical menu structures and responds smoothly, we can find our way around it effortlessly. Hyundai gives the Tucson generous standard equipment. The various safety and assistance systems appear to be neatly calibrated and work exactly as you would expect. The steering is somewhat distant and therefore fits in nicely with the comfortable chassis. The lively petrol engine barely makes a sound, only when work is in progress. The flawless interplay between the petrol engine, the electric motor and the six-speed automatic transmission contributes to comfort, just like the chassis. For an SUV with a system power of 230 hp, we think an average test consumption of 6.0 liters per 100 kilometers (1 in 16.8) is a decent consumption value. Here you will find all information about the Hyundai Tucson.

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Hyundai Tucson - one of the best hybrid cars

Hyundai gives the Tucson complete equipment, including an excellent infotainment system.

Toyota Camry 2.5 Hybrid

The Opel Insignia and the Ford Mondeo are no more, and among a multitude of SUVs, the spacious sedans from volume brands are few and far between these days. Fortunately, Toyota still has the Camry. You have more than enough space both front and back. Depending on the version, you as a rear passenger can even adjust your backrest. It gives a feeling of luxury that we normally only experience with cars that cost three times as much. The only concession you have to make is that the backrest cannot be folded down to increase the luggage space. The interior is also quite businesslike, functionality is paramount and this immediately benefits the ease of use. The multimedia system has been overhauled with the facelift, so you can now also use Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The chassis and steering are clearly designed for comfortable kilometers, there is no playful or dynamic edge, the Camry is not the car for that at all. Toyota’s large four-door front-wheel drive car comes with only one drive variant: a 2.5-liter gasoline engine that, together with an electric motor, produces 218 hp. There is little wrong with this. This smooth drive technology has little difficulty in bringing the large car up to speed and keeping it up to speed. While in some hybrid Toyotas the petrol engine sometimes revs quite a bit, this is not so bad in the Camry. The four-cylinder seems to be able to take it in stride and that – partly thanks to the stepless transmission – immediately improves comfort. For a spacious sedan like the Camry, an average test consumption of 5.8 l/100 km (1 in 17.2) is a very good value that, for example, a Mazda 6 does not come close to. Here you will find all information about the Toyota Camry.

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Toyota Camry 2.5 Hybrid Premium

As one of the last spacious D-segment sedans, the Toyota Camry holds its own.

Renault Espace Hybrid 200

The Renault Espace was once a large seven-seater MPV, a real space car. The Espace is still a seven-seater if desired (it is also available as a five-seater), only now in the form of an SUV. This makes the interior layout slightly less flexible, but you do get a higher entry level in return. The rear row of seats is more spacious than that of, for example, a Nissan X-Trail, although we still prefer to sit on the regular back seat or on the front seats. The Espace interior is neatly finished with beautiful materials. At the center of the dashboard is a large, upright multimedia screen running Android Automotive. It responds quickly, looks slick and apps such as Google Maps are integrated into the system. The Espace has a pleasantly comfortable chassis. Depending on the version level, you have four-wheel steering, which makes the car very agile at low speeds and contributes to extra stability at higher speeds. The hybrid drive technology with a 1.2 liter petrol engine and an electric motor has a total power of 200 hp. As long as you don’t drive too fast, the combustion engine and the electric motor alternate unnoticed. If you ask more of the technology, you will clearly hear the compact three-cylinder working. During our test we recorded an average consumption of 5.6 liters (1 in 17.9), a decent value in this segment. Alternatives to the Espace are hybrid seven-seaters such as the Kia Sorento and the Nissan X-Trail. Here you will find all information about the Renault Espace.

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Renault Espace - one of the best hybrid cars

The Renault Espace is no longer an MPV, but it is just as good as a seven-seater.

Toyota RAV4 2.5 Hybrid

The RAV4 has been a permanent fixture in Toyota’s range for more than thirty-one years, although the car was initially called the Fun Cruiser. Since 2016, the RAV4 has also been sold as a hybrid in the Netherlands, and we are talking about Toyota technology that has proven itself in the Prius since 1998. The current generation RAV4 is only available as a hybrid and plug-in hybrid (PHEV). In both cases, the electric motor works together with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine. The PHEV is always a four-wheel drive, with the regular hybrid version you can choose from a variant with front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. In the latter case, the rear wheels are driven by an additional electric motor, just like with the PHEV. Such an extra electric motor makes the car just that little bit more powerful. In daily practice, the front-wheel drive is more than adequate: the drivetrain is smooth enough. In our test we recorded an average fuel consumption of 6.2 l/100 km (1 in 16.1), a decent value for this quite generous midi SUV. Compared to competitors such as the Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage, the RAV4 offers just a little more space for everyone. The interior design is a bit boring, but it makes a very solid impression, designed to last a very long time. It is nice that the multimedia system has become a lot more user-friendly with the latest update. Here you will find all information about the Toyota RAV4.

For private lease rates you can visit our private lease comparator. If you are looking for a used Toyota RAV4, take a look at our offer here.

Toyota RAV4 - one of the best hybrid cars

After more than a quarter of a century, the RAV4 is a permanent fixture in the SUV landscape.

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