These are the Top 10 Best MPG Cars. These are all cars that run on petrol or diesel, even though some can also be plugged in to the mains – in which case the official miles per gallon figure may be very high, and difficult to achieve in real-life driving.
As well as a pure electric car, the BMW i3 is also available as a range-extender, which effectively doubles its driving range. Although it has an official economy figure of 470mpg, this is calculated based on driving the car primarily on electric power.
The Vauxhall Ampera was the original Extended-Range Electric Vehicle (E-REV), combining an electric motor and a petrol engine in an effort to avoid range anxiety.
The Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid has an official combined fuel economy figure of 155mpg, along with 48g/km CO2, four-wheel drive and a 0-60mph time of 5.8 seconds.
The Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid features all the benefits of the normal Prius hybrid, together with the ability to plug the car into the mains to gain a longer electric-only range and better fuel economy.
The Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid is a two-tonne, four-seat luxury sports saloon that does 167mph and 91mpg. Really? Yes, it’s true – and there’s a £5,000 government grant towards its purchase.
The Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion has an official combined economy figure of 88.3mpg, along with emissions of just 85g/km CO2, making it the most efficient car in its class.
The Renault Clio dCi 90 ECO is one of the lowest emission cars with a conventional powertrain on sale, emitting 83g/km CO2 along with an excellent 88.3mpg – and it looks good and drives well.
The Hyundai i20 1.1 CRDi Blue, with combined economy of 88.3mpg, is one of the most economical conventionally-powered cars on sale in the UK, and offers great value.
The Kia Rio 1.1 CDRi 1 EcoDynamics is closely related to the Hyundai i20 1.1 CRDi Blue, and shares the same official combined fuel economy figure of 88.3 mpg.
The Ford Fiesta ECOnetic has an excellent official combined economy figure of 85.6mpg, which equates to 87g/km CO2 emissions – and it’s a Fiesta, which means it’s good to drive.