Worst hybrids for Real MPG revealed

Forget everything you’ve been told about hybrid cars delivering outstanding fuel economy. The latest Real MPG submissions show an astonishing 98 per cent of hybrid cars can't match their advertised economy. 

Click below to see the hall of shame as we uncover the UK's worst hybrid cars for real world fuel economy. 

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class C350e

Real MPG score: 37%

Given its popularity with company car drivers, it might sound like a natural progression for Mercedes-Benz to add a plug-in hybrid powertrain to the C-Class. However, while its emissions are low, the C350e struggles to get anywhere near its advertised 117-122mpg. Indeed, according to Real MPG submissions, the plug-in C-Class returns a paltry average of 42 - 46mpg. 

See Real MPG for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Comments

David Dilnot    on 14 June 2018

The main down side is that the Phev is Taxed as a gas gussler which is disheartening to say the least

Tony Shone    on 14 June 2018

Had one for 3 years - felt totally conned - ok if you drive short journeys and can find somewhere to plug in, but for long journeys absolutely useless once the electric runs out - worse mpg than my old Freelander. To make matters worse lost a fortune selling it. Gone back to diesel F-Pace - considerably more efficient on a long run.

farmideas    on 14 June 2018

What happens to the tax we pay on fuel when the car is electric? How will the Treasury replace this income, or are we now unconcerned about such detail in the public accounts?

Nicholas Dixey    on 22 June 2018

All this ignores the reported awful environmental impact of building the things. A pal of mine has a Lexus soft roader thing which is admirably reliable but does 36mpg overall, so how pointless is that? I too am sticking with diesel.

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