Q. What's the best brand new Car for 2013 that is ideal for new drivers including safety and efficiency?
A. 2013 Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost
Q. Are hybrids worth buying?
A. Not for economy as you might think. High economy diesels and new petrol engines report to have better MPG in real world driving on both motorways and around town. For emissions, yes, hybrids can whilst not always achieve very low CO2 outputs. The other consideration is depreciation and resale value, will someone want your hybrid batteries in 5 years time or a high economy diesel. I would be opting and advising the latter.