With electrified vehicles well on the way to being the mainstream option on the market, it’s becoming more important to work out which cars have better levels of depreciation when selling them on.
With brands such as Toyota and Lexus dominating the hybrid market and offering significantly cleaner alternatives to diesel vehicles, other manufacturers are trying to catch up in making reliable and high-quality hybrids.
But which hybrid models on sale in the UK hold their value the best? Well, vehicle valuation service Cap hpi compared all current hybrid cars by sale prices after one year and 10,000 miles to see which models were the best to buy. Here is the top ten:
10. Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid (2016 onwards)
With an average starting price of £21,740, the electrified Ioniq range offers low sale prices and good returns on investments. The average loss on year-old hybrid Ioniqs was £5,640, meaning an average retained value of 74.1 per cent.
9. Lexus IS (2016 onwards)
As the compact saloon on offer from Lexus, the IS has an average starting point of £37,327 with £9,696 the mean loss after a year of ownership. Percentage-wise, the IS holds 74.4 per cent of its original value – making it the second-best Lexus on the list.
8. Kia Niro (2016-17)
As a compact SUV, the Kia Niro combined the current trends of the time in a stylish and affordable layout. Average starting prices for this model were £26,940 and held on to 74.8 per cent, meaning an average first-year loss of £6,790.
7. Toyota Prius (2015 onwards)
After starting the popular hybrid trend back in the late 90s, the Prius has continued to do so in the last 20 years. A mean starting price of £26,071 led to an average retained value of 76.6 per cent following a loss of £6,115 in the first year.
6. Kia Niro (2016 onwards)
The Niro is the only model to take two spots on this list, with the newer edition costing an initial £22,873 on average. The average value held in the first year was 77.2 per cent, meaning an average loss of £5,223.
5. Toyota RAV4 (2015 onwards)
As a mid-size SUV, the RAV4 has been around for a long while now, but this hybrid version breaks the top-half of the list thanks to its good value and high quality. With an average starting price of £32,270, the RAV4 on average held 77.4 per cent of its value with £7,308 losses.
4. Suzuki Ignis (2017 onwards)
The cheapest vehicle on this list and one that combines city car size with SUV-like styling to be one of the best urban models. The Ignis can hold 78.3 per cent of its value after a year, following an average starting price of £13,444 with a loss of £2,919.
3. Toyota Prius+ (2015 onwards)
As the MPV version of the Prius, the Prius+ offers the same hybrid features of its namesake but with added practicality for family use. With an average starting price of £29,688, the Prius+ can hold 78.6 per cent of its value after a year following an average loss in value of £6,338.
2. Lexus NX (2014-2017)
The outgoing version of the NX managed to hold its value well – even after the line-up has been through an update – and the premium crossover continues to be appealing. Its average value held is 79.5 per cent thanks to an average starting price of £38,976 and mean loss of £8,038.
1. Toyota C-HR (2016 onwards)
The runaway leader in the hybrid segment in terms of value held is the C-HR, which combines futuristic looks along with cleaner mobility. With an average starting price of £26,301, the C-HR managed to hold on to 84.5 per cent of its average original value – meaning a loss of just £4,073.