Hybrid cars don’t exactly have a stellar reputation when it comes to affordability because of their intricate engine technology. But luckily car leasing finally puts these cars within the financial reach of most drivers, with manageable monthly payments and the hassle of depreciation out of the picture.

And there are some pretty damn affordable hybrids out there, with some pretty impressive car technology, if you look hard enough.

Here’s my pick of the cheapest hybrid cars that you can find on LeaseFetcher at the moment.

The Hyundai Ioniq has the impressive claim to fame of being the first car that’s ever gone on sale with three types of electric power available to choose from, making this a pretty versatile hybrid. You’ve got the option of no-holds barred electric propulsion, a powerful combination of conventional and electric for that added torque or plug-in electric too for fuel-free driving.

It’s also surprising cheap for such a nifty car, coming in at just over £200 a month.

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Hyundai Ioniq Hatchback

7 derivatives available

  • Doors: 5
  • Engine: 0.0 - 1.6
  • Fuel: H, X, E
  • Body: Saloon
  • Drive: A
  • CO2: None

From £184.80 Per Month

Initial Rental: £1,108.80 inc VAT

Kia’s first dedicated hybrid, the Kia Niro is available for a pretty respectable £188.04 a month. It’s pretty similar to the Ioniq in terms of handling but you only get the choice of two powertrains conventional hybrid tech or plug-in PHEV.

If you’re looking for a hybrid that doesn’t feel like driving a massive duracell battery, the Kia Niro Estate combines looks with practicality so it’s worth a punt.

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Kia Niro Estate

4 derivatives available

  • Doors: 5
  • Engine: 1.6
  • Fuel: H, X
  • Body: Estate
  • Drive: A
  • CO2: 29 - 101g/km

From £186.36 Per Month

Initial Rental: £1,118.16 inc VAT

A mild hybrid, the Suzuki Ignis is an attempt by Suzuki at creating a lighter, less clunky non-conventionally powered car, and it works – to an extent. The conventional engine gets a noticeable punch when accelerating thanks to the compact electric motor. The Ignis’s electrical system is also pretty sustainable – regenerative braking generates electricity from your brakes and keeps the electric half of the hybrid charged up and working well.

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Suzuki Ignis Hatchback

7 derivatives available

  • Doors: 5
  • Engine: 1.2
  • Fuel: P, H
  • Body: Hatchback
  • Drive: M, A
  • CO2: 97 - 106g/km

From £121.24 Per Month

Initial Rental: £727.42 inc VAT

A petrol/ electric hybrid that’s capable of hitting over 85MPG, the Yaris Hybrid is a pretty formidable little supermini. It’s one of the first hybrids that manages to offer a good solution to the needs of urban driving and beats most of its diesel competitors when it comes to value for money and energy efficiency.

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Toyota Yaris Hatchback

66 derivatives available

  • Doors: 3 - 5
  • Engine: 0.0 - 1.8
  • Fuel: D, P, H
  • Body: Hatchback
  • Drive: M, A
  • CO2: None

From £153.30 Per Month

Initial Rental: £919.80 inc VAT

Taking the crown as the cheapest hybrid that LeaseFetcher offer, I once heard the Suzuki Swift described as the ‘thinking person’s supermini’ and it’s hard to disagree with that conclusion. With a really spacious cabin, low running costs and a quieter drive than predecessors, the Swift uses a mild hybrid system to add a pretty big kick to your torque when you’re accelerating.

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Suzuki Swift Hatchback

6 derivatives available

  • Doors: 3 - 5
  • Engine: 1.0 - 1.6
  • Fuel: P, D, H
  • Body: Hatchback
  • Drive: M, A
  • CO2: None

From £112.87 Per Month

Initial Rental: £677.23 inc VAT