Fuel economy has become a hot topic in recent time due to a number of reasons. These include financial costs and also as part of a bid to help the environment, with specific attention being paid to a reduction in global carbon emissions…
Ten of the Worlds Most Economical Cars Your Money Can Buy
10 – Citroen C3 1.4 e-HDi 70 Airdream EGS
Emitting 87g/km and delivering 83.1 mpg this car is as equally effective as the aforementioned Peugeot, this car is well worth considering.
9 – Peugeot 208 1.4 e-HDi 70 EGC
Widely considered Peugeot’s most attractive-looking supermini since the 205, this variant of the 208 is also adorned with a highly efficient 1.4 HDi engine that delivers 83.1 mpg and 87g/km.
8 – Smart Fortwo cdi
Formerly the most economical car available on the UK market, this model still boasts impressive fuel efficiency, consuming 86g/km and lasting for 85.6 mpg.
7 – Kia Rio 1.1 Ecodynamics
This five-door Rio model is not only spacious and practical but scores well in terms of fuel economy, with emissions of 85g/km and economy of 88.3 mpg. Kia has claimed that it is the most economical conventional car on the market.
6 – Hyundai i20 1.1 CRDi Blue
Developed as part of a facelifting operation by South Korean company, Hyundai, the CRDi Blue is a highly fuel-efficient variant of their i20 supermini. It uses a 1.1L, three-cylinder engine.
5 – Renault Clio 1.5 dCi 90 ECO
Aptly named, this diesel-powered Clio has a 1.5L engine and a fuel economy of 88.3mpg, in addition to carbon emissions of 83g/km.
4 – Toyota Yaris Hybrid
Combining the same electric motor and 1.5L engine found in the Prius and the electric motor found in Auris HSD, with the lighter, compact body of the Yaris was a smart move on the part of Toyota. It is notably more fuel efficient, with a combined average economy of 81 mpg and emissions of 79g/km.
3 – Fisker Karma
The Karma was designed by Henrik Fraser, one of the people responsible for the design of the Aston Martin DB9. The Karma’s attractive looks certainly belie the fact that it is a hybrid, a breed of cars known for their practicality at the expense of style. This beast employs a 2.0-litre petrol engine, in addition to a lithium-ion battery pack which is recharged by the aforementioned petrol engine. The Karma has carbon emissions of 53g/km and a fuel economy of 62.4mpg.
2 – Toyota Prius Plug-in
With the capacity to store more electricity than many of its rivals, the Prius Plug-In allows drivers to travel for up to 15 miles, before its petrol engine is needed. As such, this hybrid has emissions of 49g/km and an equally impressive fuel economy of 134.5 mpg
1 – Vauxhall Ampera
The Ampera is the current European Car of the Year. With carbon emissions so low, at 27g/km, and fuel economy so good, at 235.4 mpg, it is clear that that the model ticks all the right boxes.