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Top 10 Green Drivers’ Cars

Looking for a car that is great to drive but also efficient? Yes, you can have fun and efficiency – check out our Top 10 Green Drivers’ Cars.

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Subaru BRZ/Toyota GT86 39.8mpg

The Subaru BRZ/Toyota GT86 offers one of the best driving experiences of any car, along with 39.8mpg (with automatic transmission) or 36.2mpg (manual) and it’s affordable, which is why it’s our top green driver’s car.

Read more – full Subaru BRZ review

Read more – full Toyota GT86 review


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Lotus Elise 45.0mpg

The Lotus Elise, like the Subaru BRZ/Toyota GT86, is lightweight, meaning that it’s great to drive and with 45.0mpg it’s efficient – and it’s even mid-engined.

Read more – full Lotus Elise


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BMW 420d Coupe 60.1mpg

The BMW 3 Series saloon is good to drive, but the 4 Series Coupe, with its lower centre of gravity and wider track, just has the edge. For outright performance we’d choose the 435i, but if you want economy, the 420d is the one to go for.

Read more – full BMW 420d Coupe review


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BMW 330d Touring 55.4mpg

A BMW estate? Really? Yes, if you want a driver’s car that can also transport the kids and the dog, and provide a rewarding driving experience and decent economy, there’s not much to touch the 330d Touring.

Read more – full BMW 330d Touring review


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Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid 91.1mpg

Okay, first of all, you’re not going to get 91.1mpg in real life. However if you have a regular commute of around 12 miles or less before being able to recharge the car, this Porsche really can be a zero emission electric car that can also turn back into a driver’s car when you hit the open road.

Read more – full Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid review


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Volkswagen Scirocco 62.8mpg

It may be due for an update, but the Scirocco is still fun to drive and in 138bhp form it can return 62.8mpg – although we’d recommend opting for the 170bhp model.

Read more – full Volkswagen Scirocco review


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Audi TT Coupe 53.3mpg

The Audi TT has a classic design and it even offers the reassurance of four-wheel drive. The petrol-powered TT RS may be the most fun, but if you want to combine secure handling and economy then go for the 2.0 TDI quattro.

Read more – full Audi TT Coupe review


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Volkswagen Golf GTD 67.3mpg

The Golf GTD tries to do most things that the GTI does but also offers decent 67.3mpg economy – and it’s a Golf so it’s a sensible choice.

Read more – full Volkswagen Golf GTD review


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Ford Fiesta 1.0-litre EcoBoost 65.7mpg

The Ford Fiesta ST may get all the attention, but the Fiesta 1.0-litre EcoBoost has similar handling and agility together with the promise of 65.7mpg from its three-cylinder engine.

Read more – full Ford Fiesta 1.0-litre EcoBoost review


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Caterham Seven Roadsport 125 1.4-litre 40.9mpg

The Caterham is lightweight and offers a driving experience with pure, direct feedback. The new Caterham Seven 165 is super-efficient, but until we carry out a full review, the 125 is our choice.

Read more – full Caterham Seven Roadsport 125 review


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