5 Most Attractive Plug-in Hybrid Cars in the Market

The plug-in hybrid car market continues to grow, and that means there are more and more models to choose from, some more interesting than others. At the same time, this makes it difficult to know which are the best options to buy today. So, to make it easier for you, we have made a list of the 5 most attractive plug-in hybrid cars on the market.

Plug-in hybrid cars, since they began to be sold massively and commercially almost 15 years ago, have been gaining popularity worldwide, mainly among users seeking to take advantage of the benefits that an electric car can offer, but without leaving aside the benefits and performance of the internal combustion engine (gasoline). And the fact is that they combine the best of both worlds. As a result, annual sales of these cars have been growing steadily.

At the end of 2020 alone, they recorded an increase in sales of 264%, compared to November 2019, and by next year it is estimated that sales of plug-in hybrid -and electric- cars will exceed those of gasoline and diesel cars.

Among so many plug-in hybrid car models out there today, it can be a bit tricky to choose the best one. Luckily, below you will find a compilation of the most interesting plug-in hybrid cars of the moment, and these are:

Hyundai Ioniq PHEV

Hyundai Ioniq PHEV

The Hyundai Ioniq PHEV or Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid is not only one of the best plug-in hybrid cars out there on the market, but also one of the cheapest out there, as it can be had with a price tag of around 33,000 euros. This stylish car offers an electric range of up to 52 kilometers on the highway thanks to its 8.9 kWh capacity battery; in the city, the manufacturer claims it can provide a range of up to 66 kilometers. In addition, it comes with a 1.6-liter gasoline engine that generates an output of 105 hp (Horsepower) and an electric one of 43.5 hp; both engines combined are capable of delivering a total power of 141 hp, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h and a top speed of 178 km/h. It also features a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission.

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Other features of this plug-in hybrid car include an adjustable regenerative braking system that allows the battery range to be extended with each braking. We also find a 10.25-inch display with multiple functions (GPS included), a remote door locking function via mobile app, a rear traffic monitor, and a wireless mobile charger. In turn, it comes with a sliding sunroof, a heated steering wheel, and a 341-liter hybrid trunk capacity.

Opel Astra

Opel Astra

The Opel Astra Plug-in Hybrid is another good car to buy today. Its features include a compact and sporty design, and it is available in seven colors (yellow, black, white, silver, blue, red, and dark gray). It is also offered in two versions: one with a combined output of 180 hp and the other with 225 hp. In addition, it comes with a 12.4 kW battery capacity for a range of 60 kilometers.

It also has a screen that serves as a navigation panel and is compatible with Android Auto, a four-camera system for viewing outside traffic, a heating system for the seats, steering wheel and windshield, a panoramic sunroof, connectivity, and multimedia options (Bluetooth, FM/AM/DAB+ radio, USB ports…) and a wireless cell phone charger, among other things. It is priced at 36,000 euros today.

PEUGEOT 308 Plug-in Hybrid

PEUGEOT 308 Plug-in Hybrid

The PEUGEOT 308 is an attractive plug-in hybrid car that is also available in gasoline and diesel and electric models. In the case of the Plug-in Hybrid, we have an 81 kW electric motor and a 150 or 180 hp 1.6-liter internal combustion engine. In total, the combined power of both engines is 180 or 225 hp, depending on which version of the internal combustion engine is chosen. The range it boasts is up to 60 kilometers thanks to its 12.4 kWh battery.

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For a starting price of around 35,000 euros at present, the PEUGEOT 308 Plug-in Hybrid also has an automatic transmission system, a 360° camera system ideal for parking the car safely, and a 10-inch navigation panel.

SEAT Leon e-HYBRID

SEAT Leon e-HYBRID

The SEAT Leon e-HYBRID is another plug-in hybrid car that could not be missing from this list. In addition to being one of the cheapest, as it can be obtained with a starting price of about 32,000 euros, it is also one of the most attractive on the market, both in terms of design and performance. And is that, to begin with, we are facing a compact car with an electric motor and a 1.4-liter gasoline engine that, combined, generates a total power of 204 hp. It also has a battery that allows traveling up to 60 kilometers without gas emissions of any kind in electric mode. This can be fully charged in just 3 hours at a charging station or 6 hours with a conventional charger at home.

Other features of the SEAT Leon e-HYBRID include a 10-inch screen inside, Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant to control music playback and other car functions, a rear-view camera for parking and remote heating control, and a wireless cell phone charger.

Hyundai Tucson PHEV

Hyundai Tucson PHEV

The Hyundai Tucson PHEV is a plug-in hybrid SUV with a design that stands out for being sporty and elegant. And it is that at first glance it enchants, but the best is inside because it comes with a 1.6-liter gasoline engine and an electric motor of 69.9 kW. Thanks to both engines, the Tucson plug-in hybrid has a total power of 265 hp. In addition, the electric range that can reach this car is about 62 kilometers thanks to a battery of 13.8 kWh.

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Otherwise, the Hyundai Tucson PHEV includes a 7.2 kW charger and has a 4×4 mode that allows you to have a four-wheel drive when activated. Inside, we find a panoramic solar panel, a 10.24-inch touchscreen with GPS, a voice assistant, heated seats, a seven-airbag system (airbags), and a 15 W wireless cell phone charger. As for the trunk, it has a capacity of 558 liters, so it is very spacious and can be opened automatically when it detects that the smart key is nearby. It is available in three finishes, which are Maxx, Tecno Sky, and Style, and its price at the time of publication of this article is about 35,000 euros and up.

The plug-in hybrid car market continues to grow, and that means there are more and more models to choose from, some more interesting than others. At the same time, this makes it difficult to know which are the best options to buy today. So, to make it easier for you, we have made a list of the 5 most attractive plug-in hybrid cars on the market.

Plug-in hybrid cars, since they began to be sold massively and commercially almost 15 years ago, have been gaining popularity worldwide, mainly among users seeking to take advantage of the benefits that an electric car can offer, but without leaving aside the benefits and performance of the internal combustion engine (gasoline). And the fact is that they combine the best of both worlds. As a result, annual sales of these cars have been growing steadily.

At the end of 2020 alone, they recorded an increase in sales of 264%, compared to November 2019, and by next year it is estimated that sales of plug-in hybrid -and electric- cars will exceed those of gasoline and diesel cars.

Among so many plug-in hybrid car models out there today, it can be a bit tricky to choose the best one. Luckily, below you will find a compilation of the most interesting plug-in hybrid cars of the moment, and these are:

Hyundai Ioniq PHEV

Hyundai Ioniq PHEV

The Hyundai Ioniq PHEV or Ioniq Plug-in Hybrid is not only one of the best plug-in hybrid cars out there on the market, but also one of the cheapest out there, as it can be had with a price tag of around 33,000 euros. This stylish car offers an electric range of up to 52 kilometers on the highway thanks to its 8.9 kWh capacity battery; in the city, the manufacturer claims it can provide a range of up to 66 kilometers. In addition, it comes with a 1.6-liter gasoline engine that generates an output of 105 hp (Horsepower) and an electric one of 43.5 hp; both engines combined are capable of delivering a total power of 141 hp, acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h and a top speed of 178 km/h. It also features a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission.

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Other features of this plug-in hybrid car include an adjustable regenerative braking system that allows the battery range to be extended with each braking. We also find a 10.25-inch display with multiple functions (GPS included), a remote door locking function via mobile app, a rear traffic monitor, and a wireless mobile charger. In turn, it comes with a sliding sunroof, a heated steering wheel, and a 341-liter hybrid trunk capacity.

Opel Astra

Opel Astra

The Opel Astra Plug-in Hybrid is another good car to buy today. Its features include a compact and sporty design, and it is available in seven colors (yellow, black, white, silver, blue, red, and dark gray). It is also offered in two versions: one with a combined output of 180 hp and the other with 225 hp. In addition, it comes with a 12.4 kW battery capacity for a range of 60 kilometers.

It also has a screen that serves as a navigation panel and is compatible with Android Auto, a four-camera system for viewing outside traffic, a heating system for the seats, steering wheel and windshield, a panoramic sunroof, connectivity, and multimedia options (Bluetooth, FM/AM/DAB+ radio, USB ports…) and a wireless cell phone charger, among other things. It is priced at 36,000 euros today.

PEUGEOT 308 Plug-in Hybrid

PEUGEOT 308 Plug-in Hybrid

The PEUGEOT 308 is an attractive plug-in hybrid car that is also available in gasoline and diesel and electric models. In the case of the Plug-in Hybrid, we have an 81 kW electric motor and a 150 or 180 hp 1.6-liter internal combustion engine. In total, the combined power of both engines is 180 or 225 hp, depending on which version of the internal combustion engine is chosen. The range it boasts is up to 60 kilometers thanks to its 12.4 kWh battery.

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For a starting price of around 35,000 euros at present, the PEUGEOT 308 Plug-in Hybrid also has an automatic transmission system, a 360° camera system ideal for parking the car safely, and a 10-inch navigation panel.

SEAT Leon e-HYBRID

SEAT Leon e-HYBRID

The SEAT Leon e-HYBRID is another plug-in hybrid car that could not be missing from this list. In addition to being one of the cheapest, as it can be obtained with a starting price of about 32,000 euros, it is also one of the most attractive on the market, both in terms of design and performance. And is that, to begin with, we are facing a compact car with an electric motor and a 1.4-liter gasoline engine that, combined, generates a total power of 204 hp. It also has a battery that allows traveling up to 60 kilometers without gas emissions of any kind in electric mode. This can be fully charged in just 3 hours at a charging station or 6 hours with a conventional charger at home.

Other features of the SEAT Leon e-HYBRID include a 10-inch screen inside, Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant to control music playback and other car functions, a rear-view camera for parking and remote heating control, and a wireless cell phone charger.

Hyundai Tucson PHEV

Hyundai Tucson PHEV

The Hyundai Tucson PHEV is a plug-in hybrid SUV with a design that stands out for being sporty and elegant. And it is that at first glance it enchants, but the best is inside because it comes with a 1.6-liter gasoline engine and an electric motor of 69.9 kW. Thanks to both engines, the Tucson plug-in hybrid has a total power of 265 hp. In addition, the electric range that can reach this car is about 62 kilometers thanks to a battery of 13.8 kWh.

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Otherwise, the Hyundai Tucson PHEV includes a 7.2 kW charger and has a 4×4 mode that allows you to have a four-wheel drive when activated. Inside, we find a panoramic solar panel, a 10.24-inch touchscreen with GPS, a voice assistant, heated seats, a seven-airbag system (airbags), and a 15 W wireless cell phone charger. As for the trunk, it has a capacity of 558 liters, so it is very spacious and can be opened automatically when it detects that the smart key is nearby. It is available in three finishes, which are Maxx, Tecno Sky, and Style, and its price at the time of publication of this article is about 35,000 euros and up.

Gbenga Ogbonyenitan
Gbenga Ogbonyenitan
Gbenga Ogbonyenitan, the Founder of Techidence, is an Amazon Associate, web developer, and content writer with over 10+ years of experience in the field. I'm a Tech-Enthusiast and an organized, efficient, open-minded, receptive and innovative person, with an enquiring mind.

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