Independent, Expert EV Reviews & Advice Since 2006

Top 10 Best MPG Cars

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.


bmw i31
BMW i3 Range-Extender 470mpg

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.

Read more – full BMW i3 review



vauxhall ampera2
Vauxhall Ampera 235.4mpg

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.

Read more – full Vauxhall Ampera review



volvo v60 plug-in hybrid3
Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid 155.2mpg

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.

Read more – full Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid review



toyota prius plug-in hybrid4
Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid 134.5mpg

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.

Read more – full Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid review



porsche panamera hybrid5
Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid 91.1mpg

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.

Read more – full Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid review



vw golf bluemotion6
Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion 88.3mpg

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.

Read more – full Volkswagen Golf BlueMotion review



renault clio7
Renault Clio dCi 90 ECO 88.3mpg

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.

Read more – full Renault Clio dCi 90 ECO review



hyundai i208
Hyundai i20 1.1 CRDi Blue 88.3mpg

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.

Read more – full Hyundai i20 1.1 CRDi review



kia rio9
Kia Rio 1.1 CDRi 1 EcoDynamics 88.3mpg

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.

Read more – full Kia Rio 1.1 CDRi 1 EcoDynamics review



ford fiesta econetic10
Ford Fiesta ECOnetic 1.6 TDCi 85.6mpg

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.

Read more – full Ford Fiesta ECOnetic 1.6 TDCi review

Read our other Top 10 Features

 Top 10 Green Company Cars

Top 10 Green Cars

Top 10 Electric Cars

Top 10 Hybrid Cars

Top 10 Green 4x4s

Top 10 Green Drivers’ Cars


View all the cars in our Green Car Guide