Most economical petrol cars 2018

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Petrol cars can be surprisingly economical – in fact in the smaller vehicle classes, petrol cars are usually more economical than their diesel equivalent. The list below shows the Top 30 most economical petrol cars available in the UK in 2018.

Use the new car search to filter these results on other criteria such as Vehicle Class, Manufacturer, CO2 band. Price, Transmission and more.

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

List of economical petrol cars
Key

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

SUZUKI Celerio 1.0 SZ3 Dualjet

City car Manual 5-speed 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £9,749
NGC
28 est
MPG
80 est
CO2
84

FIAT 500 0.9 TwinAir Pop Star 85HP Dualogic

City car Semi-automatic 5-Speed 3 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £14,590
NGC
30 est
MPG
77 est
CO2
88

FIAT 500C 0.9 TwinAir Pop Star 85HP Dualogic

City car Semi-automatic 5-Speed 3 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £17,240
NGC
30 est
MPG
77 est
CO2
88

HYUNDAI i10 1.0 SE Blue Drive 66PS 4-seat

City car Manual 5-speed 5 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £11,170
NGC
32 est
MPG
73 est
CO2
93

SMART fortwo coupe 1.0 pure 71hp start/stop

City car Manual 5-speed 2 door / 2 seats
Compare
OTR £9,995
NGC
32 est
MPG
73 est
CO2
93

RENAULT Clio 0.9 TCe Play 90 ECO

Supermini Manual 5-speed 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £14,755
NGC
33 est
MPG
72 est
CO2
94

FIAT Panda 0.9 TwinAir Easy 85HP Dualogic

Supermini Semi-automatic 5 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £12,165
NGC
30 est
MPG
71 est
CO2
95

PEUGEOT 108 Top! 1.0L Active 68

City car Manual 5-speed 5 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £12,185
NGC
32 est
MPG
71 est
CO2
95

TOYOTA Aygo 1.0 VVTi x 3-door

City car Manual 5-speed 3 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £9,255
NGC
32 est
MPG
71 est
CO2
95

RENAULT Twingo 1.0 SCe 70 Dynamique S&S

City car Manual 5-speed 3 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £11,810
NGC
31 est
MPG
71 est
CO2
95

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.

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:23rd Nov 2017

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