Most economical diesel cars 2016

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Diesel cars can be very economical – the list below shows the Top 30 diesel cars with the best fuel economy from cars currently available to buy in 2016 in the UK. The data is sorted by MPG and shows details on MPG, CO2 g/km, Tax Band and the unique Next Green Car Rating.

This list of most economical diesel cars can be refined by filtering on various criteria such as Vehicle Class, Price, Tax Band, CO2 band, Congestion Charge and more using the new car search.

If you are looking for something more specific try one of the lists of economical cars below:

List of economical diesel cars
Key

Petrol
Diesel
Hybrid
Plug-in
Hybrid
Electric
Hydrogen
NGC
Rating
MPG
Combined
CO2
(g/km)
NGC
Approved

PEUGEOT 208 1.6 BlueHDi Active 75 S&S

Supermini Manual 6-speed 3 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £15,215
NGC
27
MPG
94
CO2
79

PEUGEOT 308 1.6 BlueHDi Active 120 S&S

Small family Manual 6-speed 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £20,345
NGC
30
MPG
91
CO2
82

VAUXHALL Corsa 1.3CDTi Design 95PS S/S ecoFLEX Easytronic

Supermini Semi-automatic 3 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £14,735
NGC
31 est
MPG
89 est
CO2
84

HYUNDAI i20 1.1 CRDi S Blue 75PS

Supermini Manual 6-speed 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £12,745
NGC
31
MPG
88
CO2
84

FORD Fiesta 1.5 TDCi Style ECOnetic 95PS Start/Stop

Supermini Manual 3 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £15,295
NGC
30
MPG
88
CO2
82

PEUGEOT 308 SW 1.6 BlueHDi Active 120 S&S

Estate Manual 6-speed 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £21,265
NGC
31
MPG
88
CO2
85

RENAULT Clio 1.5 dCi Play 90 ECO

Supermini Manual 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £15,225
NGC
28
MPG
88
CO2
82

KIA Rio 1.1 CRDi 1 74hp ISG

Supermini Manual 6-speed 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £12,245
NGC
31
MPG
86
CO2
86

CITROEN C4 Hatch 1.6 BlueHDi Feel 100hp S&S

Small family Manual 5-speed 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £17,980
NGC
31
MPG
86
CO2
86

VAUXHALL Astra Hatch 1.6 CDTi Tech Line 110PS S/S ecoFLEX

Small family Manual 6-speed 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £18,195
NGC
32 est
MPG
85 est
CO2
88

What is an economical car?

What constitutes an economical car will vary from person to person, but most motorists are looking for low running costs: low tax, low insurance and good fuel economy

High fuel economy or MPG tends to go hand in hand with low CO2 emissions and low CO2 emissions in turn means less car tax or company car tax. Thus, the most economical cars to run are often also environmentally-friendly cars.

Selecting a model in the list of most economical cars above will show more details on the model, including running costs, whole life cost and links to fuel and tax calculators.

Ben Lane

Author:Ben Lane
Date Updated:1st Jul 2016

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