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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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

Real MPG score: 42%

The Outlander PHEV was the first ever plug-in hybrid SUV to enjoy widespread success in the UK. Easy to drive, spacious and promising 148mpg, it struck a chord with buyers who wanted the big SUV experience without the colossal fuel bills. Roll on a few years and the Outland PHEV remains popular, but its real world 63mpg is a colossal way behind the economy figures that Mitsubishi claimed.

See Real MPG for the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

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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