posted 3 years ago

Top Ten of 100 Fuel Saving Cars

A fuel efficient car could save you more money than you think.

A fuel efficient car could save you more money than you think. So take a look at our guide on which cars really are fuel efficient - let us consider the top ten best performers in the UK.. Conclusions are based on the current average cost of fuel per-thousand miles, focusing on traditionally fuelled and hybrid vehicles only. Fully electric cars feature separately.

Right, here we go. Counting down from ten ...The Ford Fiesta 1.6 TDCi Style ECOnetic 3dr hatch averages 85.6 mpg at a cost of 7.75 pence per mile. Making their presence felt in our countdown by finishing ninth is the Smart fortwo Cabrio Pulse mhd 2dr Softouch, also giving us 85.6 mpg at a cost of 7.75 pence per mile. Although not everyone’s cup of tea, these neat cars are very easy to park and great for running around the City. With identical costs to the Fiesta and the Smart is the Vauxhall Corsa 1.3 CDTi [95] ecoFLEX S 3dr [Start Stop] in eighth place. Now available are the Kia Rio 1.1 CRDi 1 EcoDynamics 5dr and the Hyundai i20 1.1 CRDi Blue 5dr these are both economical runarounds coming in at seventh and sixth place, these will cost you 7.51 pence per mile and manage 88.3 mpg. Finishing fifth is the Renault Clio 1.5 dCi 90 ECO Expression+ 5dr also managing 88.3 mpg with a cost of 7.52 pence per mile. Next in fourth is the Toyota Prius 1.8 VVTi Plug-in 5dr CVT Auto gaining you 134 mpg and 4.73 pence per mile.

That brings us to the Volvo V60 D6 AWD Plug-in Hybrid Pure Limited 5dr Auto in third giving an impressive 155 mpg at a cost of 4.28 pence per mile. This promises a full-sized family car with incredible economy figures. If this proves true in real-life conditions, then Volvo will have a real winner on their hands. The Vauxhall Ampera Positiv 5dr Auto and the Chevrolet Volt 5dr Auto, which come second and first respectively. Whereas these are predominantly powered by electricity they have small traditional engines too. Running costs are therefore 235.4 mpg which equates to only 2.69 pence per mile. Which one will you choose? Our first choice would be the Volvo, but we’re expecting long waiting lists! Find out more about the 100 most fuel efficient cars in our reviews and research pages.
MakeModelDerivativeMPG CombinedFuel TypePrice per Mile (Pence)
1CHEVROLETVOLT5dr Auto235.4E2.69
2VAUXHALLAMPERAPositiv 5dr Auto235.4E2.69
3VOLVOV60D6 AWD Plug-in Hybrid Pure Limited 5dr Auto155Z4.28
4TOYOTAPRIUS1.8 VVTi Plug-in 5dr CVT Auto134X4.73
5RENAULTCLIO1.5 dCi 90 ECO Expression+ 5dr88.3D7.52
6HYUNDAII201.1 CRDi Blue 5dr88.3D7.52
7KIARIO1.1 CRDi 1 EcoDynamics 5dr88.3D7.52
8VAUXHALLCORSA1.3 CDTi [95] ecoFLEX S 3dr [Start Stop]85.6D7.75
9SMARTFORTWO CABRIOCDI Passion 2dr Softouch Auto [2010]85.6D7.75
10FORDFIESTA1.6 TDCi Style ECOnetic 3dr85.6D7.75
11SMARTFORTWO COUPECDI Pulse 2dr Softouch Auto [2010]85.6D7.75
12PEUGEOT30082.0 e-HDi Hybrid4 Active 5dr EGC83.1Y7.99
13CITROENC31.4 e-HDi Airdream VTR+ 5dr EGS83.1D7.99
14SKODAFABIA1.2 TDI CR GreenLine II 5dr83.1D7.99
15PEUGEOT2081.4 e-HDi Access+ 3dr EGC83.1D7.99
16FORDFOCUS1.6 TDCi Edge ECOnetic 5dr [88g/km]83.1D7.99
17TOYOTAYARIS1.5 VVT-i Hybrid T3 5dr CVT Auto80.7H7.85
18ALFA ROMEOMITO1.3 JTDM-2 85 Sprint 3dr80.7D8.22
19VOLKSWAGENPOLO1.2 TDI Bluemotion 3dr80.7D8.22
20CITROENDS52.0 HDi Hybrid4 Airdream DSign 5dr EGS80.7Y8.22
21FIATPUNTO1.3 Multijet 85 Easy 3dr80.7D8.22
22SEATIBIZA1.2 TDI CR Ecomotive S 3dr [AC]80.7D8.22
23RENAULTMEGANE1.5 dCi 110 Expression+ 5dr [Start Stop]80.7D8.22
24PEUGEOT5082.0 e-HDi Hybrid4 4dr EGC78.5Y8.46
25CITROENDS31.6 e-HDi Airdream DStyle 3dr [91g/km]78.5D8.46
26HONDACIVIC1.6 i-DTEC SE 5dr78.5D8.46
27VOLVOV40D2 ES 5dr78.5D8.46
28VOLVOC30D2 [115] SE Lux 3dr [Start Stop]78.5D8.46
29CHEVROLETAVEO1.3 VCDi 95 LT Eco 5dr78.4D8.47
30HYUNDAII301.6 CRDi Blue Drive Classic 5dr76.3D8.70
31FIAT5001.3 Multijet 95 Pop 3dr76.3D8.70
32VAUXHALLASTRA1.7 CDTi 16V ecoFLEX ES 5dr [99g/km] [Start Stop]76.3D8.70
33KIACEED1.6 CRDi 1 EcoDynamics 5dr76.3D8.70
34AUDIA31.6 TDI SE 3dr74.3D8.93
35LEXUSCT200h 1.8 S 5dr CVT Auto74.3H8.53
36MINIHATCHBACK1.6 One D 3dr74.3D8.93
37DACIASANDERO1.5 dCi Ambiance 5dr74.3D8.93
38BMW1 SERIES116d EfficientDynamics 5dr74.3D8.93
39CITROENC41.6 e-HDi [115] Airdream VTR+ 5dr EGS674.3D8.93
41PEUGEOT3081.6 e-HDi 112 SR 5dr EGC74.3D8.93
42VOLKSWAGENGOLF1.6 TDI 105 S 3dr74.3D8.93
43AUDIA11.6 TDI SE 3dr74.3D8.93
44SKODAOCTAVIA1.6 TDI CR GreenLine II 5dr74.3D8.93
45CHRYSLERYPSILON1.3 M-Jet SE 5dr74.3D8.93
46TOYOTAAURIS1.8 VVTi Hybrid Icon 5dr CVT Auto74.3H8.53
47FIATPANDA1.3 Multijet Pop 5dr72.4D9.17
48SKODARAPID1.6 TDI CR GreenTech SE 5dr72.4D9.17
49MINICLUBMAN1.6 One D 5dr72.4D9.17
50SEATTOLEDO1.6 TDI Ecomotive S 5dr72.4D9.17
52MINICONVERTIBLE1.6 Cooper D 2dr70.6D9.40
53FORDB-MAX1.6 TDCi Titanium 5dr70.6D9.40
54MAZDA62.2d SE-L 4dr68.9D9.63
55VOLKSWAGENUP1.0 BlueMotion Tech Move Up 3dr68.9P9.20
56RENAULTGRAND SCENIC1.5 dCi Dynamique TomTom 5dr [Start Stop]68.9D9.63
57HONDAINSIGHT1.3 IMA HE Hybrid 5dr CVT68.9H9.20
58TOYOTAPRIUS+1.8 VVTi T4 5dr CVT Auto68.9H9.20
60FORDKA1.3 TDCi Zetec 3dr [Start Stop]68.9D9.63
61VAUXHALLMERIVA1.3 CDTi ecoFLEX S 5dr [Start Stop]68.9D9.63
62VAUXHALLASTRA GTC1.7 CDTi 16V ecoFLEX 110 Sport 3dr68.9D9.63
63SKODACITIGO1.0 MPI GreenTech SE 3dr68.9P9.20
64VOLKSWAGENPASSAT1.6 TDI BlueMotion 4dr68.9D9.63
65SEATMII1.0 Ecomotive 3dr68.9P9.20
66RENAULTSCENIC1.5 dCi Dynamique TomTom 5dr [Start Stop]68.9D9.63
67FIATQUBO1.3 Multijet 95 Trekking 5dr68.9D9.63
68NISSANMICRA1.2 DiG-S Visia 5dr [AC]68.9P9.20
69BMW3 SERIES320d EfficientDynamics 4dr68.9D9.63
70PEUGEOT508 RXH2.0 e-HDi Hybrid4 5dr EGC68.9Y9.63
71HYUNDAII101.0 Blue 5dr67.3P9.42
72FIATFIORINO1.3 Multijet 5dr [5 seat] Start Stop67.3D9.86
74SKODAROOMSTER1.2 TDI CR GreenLine II 5dr67.3D9.86
75SUZUKISWIFT1.3 DDiS SZ3 5dr67.3D9.86
76PEUGEOT2071.6 HDi 92 Access 5dr67.3D9.86
77NISSANNOTE1.5 [90] dCi Visia 5dr67.3D9.86
78MAZDA21.6D Sport 5dr67.3D9.86
79KIAPICANTO1.0 1 5dr67.3P9.42
80VOLKSWAGENJETTA1.6 TDI CR Bluemotion Tech S 4dr67.3D9.86
81CITROENC3 PICASSO1.6 HDi 8V VT 5dr67.2D9.88
82PEUGEOTBIPPER TEPEE1.3 HDi 75 S 5dr EGC67.2D9.88
83CITROENC11.0i VT 3dr65.7P9.65
84VOLVOS60D2 [115] SE 4dr65.7D10.10
85NISSANPIXO1.0 Visia 5dr65.7P9.65
86PEUGEOT1071.0 Access 3dr65.7P9.65
87FORDMONDEO1.6 TDCi Eco Edge 5dr [Start Stop]65.7D10.10
88SUZUKIALTO1.0 SZ3 5dr65.7P9.65
89VAUXHALLINSIGNIA2.0 CDTi ecoFLEX Exclusiv 5dr [Start Stop]65.7D10.10
90VOLVOS80D3 [136] SE 4dr65.7D10.10
91HYUNDAII401.7 CRDi [115] Blue Drive Active 5dr65.7D10.10
92MERCEDES-BENZE CLASSE300 BlueTEC Hybrid 4dr Auto65.7Y10.10
93VOLKSWAGENGOLF PLUS1.6 TDI 105 BlueMotion Tech S 5dr65.7D10.10
94VOLKSWAGENBEETLE1.6 TDi BlueMotion Tech 3dr65.7D10.10
95MINICOUPE2.0 Cooper S D 3dr65.7D10.10
96TOYOTAAYGO1.0 VVT-i + 3dr [AC]65.7P9.65
97MAZDA31.6d [115] Tamura 5dr65.7D10.10
98AUDIA42.0 TDIe SE 4dr65.7D10.10
100AIXAMROADLINEGT 3dr Auto65D10.21

* We have selected the highest MPG model from each range. Each model can only appear once in the list. There may be multiple versions of each make and model that do more miles per gallon than cars higher up in the list, this is a representative sample. You can view the MPG of each individual model in our research section.


I can't believe the technology - in this day and age - is not there to provide a far more fuel efficient, realistic car at an affordable cost. Why the Volvo - i'd go for the Audi A4, save £20k on purhase, and pay the extra £600 per year for the extra fuel.

Why the Volvo? I really don't understand why car companies put such an extortionate price for reduction in fuel usage. That cost £44k before extras. 3 Ford Fiestas please!!

Nissan Leaf?