What is the most economical car?

What is the most economical car? If you are looking for an economic car then you need a car that offers the highest fuel efficiency. Here are some recommendations of cars that travels furthest on the average fill up. With petrol prices going up, it’s all about fuel economy.

Petrol and diesel prices might be rising, but there are lots of cars that can manage 60mpg, 70mpg, or even more.

It’s not just expensive hybrids, plug-in hybrids or extended-range electric vehicles that can achieve such high miles per gallon figures.

The diesel
Kia Rio hatchback
has a combined economy figure of 88.3mpg
– it is currently the UK’s most economical conventionally-powered car. This is even more economical than the diesel
Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion
, which returns 80.7mpg.

Even petrol cars in this class are more economical than you might think. The Nissan Micra 1.2 DIG-S has a combined economy figure of 68.9mpg.

If you need a larger car, then the diesel Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion manages 74.3mpg. The petrol-electric hybrid Toyota Auris HSD matches this 74.3mpg.

In the next size category, the Toyota Prius hybrid has a combined economy figure of 72.4mpg. Perhaps more surprisingly, a BMW 320d EfficientDynamics diesel is not far behind, with 68.9mpg.

In the same family cars category, there is now also the
Vauxhall Ampera
extended-range electric vehicle, which has an official economy figure of 235.4mpg – which makes it
the UK’s most economical car that uses petrol .

See all of the UK’s most economical cars at the Green Car Guide .

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