I need a large car for long trips but hear diesel isn't a smart idea anymore. Can you advise?

I need a new car: large with big boot and good fuel economy for a long commute. Should I get a diesel, petrol, hybrid etc? I would go diesel but I hear people say they are phasing this out. I need a high ride and large boot so the recent Kia and Hyundai don't quite suffice. Any suggestions? Or should I just keep to diesel? Thanks in advance!

Asked on 3 August 2020 by Jon

Answered by Dan Powell
Diesels tend to be the most efficient engines for large SUVs. However, in recent years, petrol hybrids are getting very close to matching diesels for high mpg. The two-wheel drive Honda CR-V, for example, will return almost 50mpg: www.honestjohn.co.uk/realmpg/honda/cr-v-2018

The latest Toyota RAV4 petrol hybrid will also return 50mpg, while the four-wheel drive model averages at 47mpg: www.honestjohn.co.uk/realmpg/toyota/rav4-2019
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