posted 6 years ago

Five Top Economical Hatchbacks

Hatchbacks are designed to meet the needs of the majority of motorists and competition is fierce.

Hatchbacks are designed to meet the needs of the majority of motorists and competition is fierce, here are five of the top most economical hatchbacks.

The Ford Fiesta has to be the most popular hatchback; sales of the latest Ford Fiesta recently reached the one million mark in Europe. The Ford Fiesta is smart, drives well and is offered with a range of economical engines. The new advanced steel light weight body shell helps to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions across the Ford Fiesta range, including for the exceptionally frugal ECOnetic model, which achieves combined fuel economy of 76.3mpg* and 98g CO2/km emissions for road tax-exempt motoring.

The Renault Clio remains one of the UK’s best loved cars. The Renault Clio’s strengths will remain its spacious interior, strong engine range and high quality feel. The latest models make a number of worthwhile improvements that increase its desirability, the new improved low emission three-door Renault Clio is the cheapest sub-100g/km supermini in the UK.

The Volkswagen Golf is one of the most popular models in brand history. The Golf is a five-star EuroNCAP car; fitted with seven airbags as standard, ESP, brake assist, ISOFIX child seat anchor points, Electronic Differential Lock and traction control. It's also expected to retain at least half its value after three years. Don’t be fooled by engine size in the petrol line-up, all the 1.4-litre engines with a TSI badge are more powerful, economical and cleaner than the less advanced 1.6-litre and command a price premium as a result.

The BMW 1 series really shines. As a rear-wheel drive hatchback, its bigger 200bhp- plus engines benefit from rear-wheel drive and there's very little roll through the corners, with the steering poised and precise. The phenomenal 2-litre 123d will accelerate from 0-62mph in 6.9 seconds and hit 148mph while averaging a claimed 54.3mpg, making it one of the best all-round performers for your money.

The Audi A3 1.6 TDi looks every inch a premium hatchback it is capable of 0-62mph in 11.4 seconds and has co2 emissions of only 99g/km. Road tax is exempt as is the congestion charge and it returns 74.3 mpg on the combined cycle.