Most Economical Estate Cars
Our guide to the most economical and lowest emission estate cars on sale in the UK today. We list our top green diesel, petrol and hybrid estate cars as ranked by the GCG team after intensive road-testing and comparisons of the fuel economy and emission specifications. All reviews are independent and follow the same testing regime. We update these lists every quarter to ensure that the vehicles you see are the best-in-class throughout the year. Estate cars may be larger than average, but with modern technology manufacturers are producing more economical models very year with lower CO2 emissions and better fuel efficiency, so we are sure you will find here a car that suits your needs that is still environmentally-friendly.
Diesel Estate Cars
The Astra Sports Tourer is a good bet if you are on a budget and need maximum fuel efficiency.
The Focus Estate combines the rare qualities of being very efficient and fun to drive. As long as you can live with the smallish boot, it’s a great buy.
Volkswagen Golf Estate 80.7 mpg
The Volkswagen Golf Estate combines excellent official fuel consumption with plenty of load lugging potential.
Petrol and Hybrid Estate Cars
Toyota Auris Touring Sports 80.7 mpg
The Toyota Auris Touring Sports looks good, is very economical if you drive carefully, and even has a decent boot capacity.
SEAT Ibiza ST SE 1.0 EcoTSI 95PS 67.3 mpg
The SEAT Ibiza ST offers impressive economy, with reasonably good looks on the outside, but a somewhat bland interior.
The Ford Focus Estate has just a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine, but it’s quiet, smooth, refined and lightweight.
Plug-in Hybrid Estate Cars
Volvo V60 D5 Twin Engine SE Nav 155.2 mpg
The Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid offers a ridiculously high fuel economy figure, incredibly low emissions, all-wheel drive, and a 2.4-litre, 5-cylinder diesel engine. What’s not to like?