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
SEAT Leon ST/Volkswagen Golf Estate 85.6 mpg
The SEAT Leon ST and the Volkswagen Golf Estate are both based on the same platform and with identical engines, hence why both achieve the same amazing economy figure of 85.6mpg.
The Ford Focus Estate offers one of the best driving experiences in its class, together with excellent economy.
Skoda Fabia Estate Greenline II 83.1mpg
The Fabia is a thoroughly engineered car which has always blended practicality with affordability. In Greenline II guise it is also achieves stunningly low CO2 emissions too.
The Megane Sport Tourer has a stylish, high quality interior and a highly efficient diesel engine that provides impressive fuel economy figures.
SEAT Ibiza ST 1.2 TDI CR Ecomotive 80.7 mpg
The SEAT Ibiza ST offers impressive economy, with reasonably good looks on the outside, but a somewhat bland interior.
Petrol and Hybrid Estate Cars
Toyota Auris Touring Sports 76.3 mpg
The Toyota Auris Touring Sports looks good, is very economical if you drive carefully, and even has a decent boot capacity.
The Ford Focus Estate has just a 1.0-litre, three-cylinder petrol engine, but it’s quiet, smooth, refined and lightweight.
SEAT Leon ST 57.6 mpg
The SEAT Leon ST, with its 1.2-litre petrol engine, offers god value for money and impressive economy.
Plug-in Hybrid Estate Cars
Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid 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?