Toyota dominates Autocar’s new hybrid top 10

Top 10 Best hybrid

The experts at Autocar have recently published a new Top 10 Best hybrid hatchbacks for 2022. It arrives in recognition of the fact that electrification is seen as the future of mobility and that modern car-buyers are looking to move closer towards zero emissions travel by purchasing a car with a hybrid petrol-electric powertrain.

When it comes to full hybrid cars, Toyota is recognised as the pioneer and world leader of electrification technologies. We have been innovating within this market for over 25 years, and our latest hybrid models have been proved to spend an average of 54% of their travel time in electric mode.

Which of the latest Toyota models can be found in Autocar’s new Top 10 Best hybrid hatchbacks list, and how many positions within the Top 10 have we filled? Why not scroll down to find out…

Autocar’s Top 10 Best hybrid hatchbacks 2022

1. Toyota Corolla

“Having spent more than two decades introducing the world to the hybrid powertrain, Toyota is now well advanced with normalising it – and there isn’t a car on sale that does this better than the current Corolla hatchback.

“It combines a healthy dose of visual style with tangible perceived cabin quality, and like one or two other of its showroom siblings introduced over the past few years, it’s based on a new global model platform and has been dynamically developed and tuned – quite successfully – for distinguishing ride and handling sophistication. In its range-topping 2.0-litre hybrid form, it even performs with a bit of sporting edge.

“The Toyota Corolla… will appeal to people who prefer their motoring lives to be kept simple – but not as much as the all-round ownership credentials of a car that they can feel equally as good about owning and driving as they do about their outgoings at the pump.”

2. Toyota Yaris

“Not only does [the new Toyota Yaris] look better than ever, but it’s sweeter to drive, too. It’s… proof that opting for a hybrid doesn’t have to mean giving up on the dynamism and sense of character that always mark out the best compact cars. [It also offers] easy drivability around town and an impressively frugal rate of fuel consumption. Job well done, Toyota.”

Hybrid top ten: prius plug-in

4. Toyota Prius

“The granddaddy of petrol-electric hybrids further refines the formula Toyota developed back in 1997. Overall, the Toyota Prius* is even more usable than before and genuinely frugal. Although it doesn’t look like it ought to be so, the car’s greatest asset has become how normal it is to drive: more responsive on part throttle, well within its comfort zone at high speeds and genuinely pretty rounded in daily use. [It is] the best-selling hybrid car the world has known.”

Toyota C-HR: Hybrid top ten

6. Toyota C-HR

“If you want evidence of Toyota’s expertise in the field of hybrid powertrains, consider the fact that four of the cars in… this list are made by the Japanese firm. The Toyota C-HR was updated in 2019, with suspension tweaks and a larger, 2.0-litre powertrain… being added. Of course, its usability didn’t suffer in the process. Around town, it’s still a suitably polished and refined crossover, with good ride comfort and decent enough practicality. It can’t be accused of looking like just another derivative, identikit crossover.”

*Please note that the Toyota Prius is no longer available to buy as a new car in the UK, however it is available on our used car website. Alternatively the Prius Plug-in is available with the benefits of extended electric vehicle driving.

Learn more: How does the Toyota hybrid system work?


  1. Hi, I ordered a Yaris XCross and the delivery date keeps getting further away and its getting frustrating. Also I have been waiting to hear when the Land cruiser Hybrid will arrive in the UK as I see its available in other countries could you please give me a clue when ?

    1. Hi Robert,
      We are sorry to hear about this, and we completely understand your frustration.
      Please be assured we are doing everything we can to deliver your vehicle as quickly as possible.
      Furthermore, we currently do not have any information to share about a Land Cruiser hybrid.

    1. Hi Ibrar,
      We are pleased to hear you are interested in a Corolla.
      If there is anyway we can help you get behind the wheel of one, please let us know.

    2. Get the CHR i have got 1 on moterbility and think it is great. In summer with the heating on low. I am getting 75 plus per gallon. In winter with the heating up to 23. I am still getting 66 plus mpg. It is a21 plate thanks Toyota for a car that delivers

  2. I have had my Yaris for 6 months now, with averaging 73 mpg.
    While the Yaris is very frugal. Just put your foot down and watch it go.
    Great car.


  4. We have just bought the Yaris Crossover. What an amazing car such a dream to drive. Well done Toyota you have a winner here.

    1. Hi Christopher,
      Thank you for your kind words.
      We wish you many more happy miles in your Yaris Cross.

  5. I own from new Corolla (EX20DKL) but you keep contacting me to trade it in. What’s the point? How will you improve on a perfect car?

    1. Hi Barry,
      Thanks for your comment.
      We would recommend contacting your Toyota Centre to minimise contact if you would not like it.

  6. Driving a hybrid was not something i ever saw myself doing, and i used to think I would never own a Toyota either, but here i am with a Corolla TS with hybrid drive train and i love it!
    i have an Icon Tech specification that has everything i need and its delivering over 55MPG immediately – something with the cost of petrol and diesel being so high i’m grateful for.
    A great economical car, a fact born out by the Autocar rating.

    1. Hi Neil,

      We’re really pleased to hear your feedback, and wish you many more happy miles in your Toyota hybrid.


  7. Really pleased with new Corolla.
    Great economic drive BUT
    They need to update the Sat Nav as there is a major problem..
    You search for a destination then it offers 3 options – on the screen for a few seconds – not enough time to view and choose…
    Needs sorting

      1. Hi we have same problem on our Carola 21 satnav. Also on driving with radio on satnav voice is not audible even if radio turned down .

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