Most economical small cars 2017

most economical cars uk

The list below shows the Top 30 most economical small cars (covering both city cars and superminis) currently available to buy in the UK in 2017. Finding an efficient, economical small car with low emissions can significantly reduce fuel bills and other running costs.

Use the new car search to filter these results or to create a different list of cars using selection criteria.

Other lists of most economical cars that you may be interested in:

List of economical small cars
Key

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

BMW i3 Electric Car 94Ah with Range Extender Auto

Supermini Automatic 5 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £30,980 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NGC
0 est
MPG
471 equiv
CO2
12

VW e-Up! Electric Car 60kW Auto

City car Automatic 5 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £20,780 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NGC
22 est
MPG
216 equiv
CO2
0

SMART forfour Electric Drive Prime Premium 60kW Auto

Supermini Automatic 5 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £21,415 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NGC
23 est
MPG
196 equiv
CO2
0

BMW i3 Electric Car 94Ah Auto

Supermini Automatic 5 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £28,570 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NGC
23 est
MPG
196 equiv
CO2
0

PEUGEOT iOn Electric 47kW Auto

City car Automatic 5 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £12,495 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NGC
23
MPG
194 equiv
CO2
0

SMART fortwo coupe Electric Drive Prime Premium 60kW Auto

City car Automatic 2 door / 2 seats
Compare
OTR £20,920 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NGC
23 est
MPG
193 equiv
CO2
0

CITROEN C-Zero Electric Car High Line 47kW Auto

City car Automatic 5 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £15,995 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NGC
23 est
MPG
187 equiv
CO2
0

RENAULT Zoe Electric Car Dynamique Nav 68kW Auto

Supermini Automatic 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £17,845 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NGC
25 est
MPG
186 equiv
CO2
0

PEUGEOT 208 1.6L BlueHDi Active 75 S&S

Supermini Manual 6-speed 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £16,775
NGC
28
MPG
94
CO2
79

TOYOTA Yaris 1.5 VVT-i Active Hybrid Auto

Supermini Automatic 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £16,195
NGC
27 est
MPG
90 est
CO2
75

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:18th Jul 2017

Latest News