Most economical petrol cars 2017

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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 2017.

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 £9,499
NGC
27
MPG
78
CO2
84

FIAT 500 0.9 TwinAir Pop Star 85HP

City car Manual 5-speed 3 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £13,740
NGC
29
MPG
74
CO2
90

FIAT 500C 0.9 TwinAir Pop Star 85HP

City car Manual 5-speed 3 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £16,390
NGC
30
MPG
74
CO2
90

SMART fortwo coupe 1.0 pure 71hp start/stop

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

VAUXHALL Astra Hatch 1.6i SRi VX-Line Nav 200PS Turbo S/S

Small family Manual 6-speed 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £23,470
NGC
42
MPG
72
CO2
141

TOYOTA Aygo 1.0 VVTi x-cite (bi-tone Red) 5-door

City car Manual 5-speed 5 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £12,520
NGC
31 est
MPG
71 est
CO2
95

HYUNDAI i10 1.0 SE Blue Drive 66PS 4-seat

City car Manual 5-speed 5 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £11,170
NGC
36
MPG
71
CO2
93

PEUGEOT 308 1.2L PureTech e-THP Access 110 S&S

Small family Manual 5-speed 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £17,945
NGC
32
MPG
71
CO2
95

SMART fortwo cabrio 0.9 Turbo passion 90hp Auto start/stop

Sports cabrio Automatic 6-speed 2 door / 2 seats
Compare
OTR £15,100
NGC
32 est
MPG
70 est
CO2
97

SMART forfour 1.0 pure 71hp start/stop

Supermini Manual 5-speed 5 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £10,490
NGC
32 est
MPG
70 est
CO2
97

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:17th Aug 2017

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