Best MPG - City car

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The list below shows the Top 10 best MPG city car models currently available to buy as new in the UK. Finding a city car model with high fuel economy and low emissions can have a significant impact on both fuel bills and other running costs.

Electric cars and plug-in hybrids are excluded from this list of city car models with high MPG as they do not have a directly comparable MPG figure. Select another vehicle class or other criteria to see more high fuel economy cars or use the main car search to find used cars or filter by more criteria.

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SUZUKI Celerio 1.0 SZ3 Dualjet

OTR £8,499 City car Manual 5-speed
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Official
MPG
80 est
Real
MPG
58 est
Fuel cost
/mile
6.3p

FIAT 500C 1.3 MultiJet Pop Star 95HP

OTR £16,615 City car Manual 5-speed
Urban MPG61
Ex-Urban MPG94
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Official
MPG
79
Real
MPG
57
Fuel cost
/mile
6.9p

FIAT 500 1.3 MultiJet Pop Star 95HP

OTR £13,965 City car Manual 5-speed
Urban MPG61
Ex-Urban MPG94
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Official
MPG
79
Real
MPG
57
Fuel cost
/mile
6.9p

CITROEN C1 1.0 VTi Flair 68hp S&S 3 door

OTR £10,535 City car Manual 5-speed
Urban MPG63
Ex-Urban MPG83
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Official
MPG
74
Real
MPG
54
Fuel cost
/mile
6.9p

FIAT 500 0.9 TwinAir Pop Star 85HP Dualogic

OTR £13,615 City car Semi-automatic
Urban MPG64
Ex-Urban MPG79
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Official
MPG
72
Real
MPG
52
Fuel cost
/mile
7.0p

FIAT 500C 0.9 TwinAir Pop Star 85HP Dualogic

OTR £16,265 City car Semi-automatic
Urban MPG64
Ex-Urban MPG79
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Official
MPG
72
Real
MPG
52
Fuel cost
/mile
7.0p

RENAULT Twingo 0.9 SCe 70 Dynamique S Start and Stop

OTR £11,845 City car Manual 5-speed
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Official
MPG
71 est
Real
MPG
51 est
Fuel cost
/mile
7.2p

SMART fortwo coupe 0.9 passion 90hp Auto start/stop

OTR £12,715 City car Automatic 6-speed
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Official
MPG
70 est
Real
MPG
51 est
Fuel cost
/mile
7.2p

SKODA Citigo 1.0 MPI SE 60PS GreenTech

OTR £9,495 City car Manual 5-speed
Urban MPG57
Ex-Urban MPG79
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Official
MPG
69
Real
MPG
50
Fuel cost
/mile
7.4p

VW Up! 1.0 Move up! 60PS BMT

OTR £10,285 City car Manual 5-speed
Urban MPG57
Ex-Urban MPG79
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Official
MPG
69
Real
MPG
50
Fuel cost
/mile
7.4p

City Car fuel economy

The official MPG figures for all vehicles, including city car models are derived from the NEDC test. There are two parts to the test: an 'urban' cycle designed to reflect driving in a city environment with many stops and starts and an 'extra-urban' cycle designed to mirror more steady state motorway and country routes. The 'combined' figure, which is the most often quoted figure is an average of 'urban' and 'extra-urban' weighted by the distances covered in each test.

Often drivers find that it is difficult to achieve the official MPG figures, and it is well understood that these rates should be used as a comparison rather than a target to achieve. Next Green Car has estimated a 'Real MPG' figure which reflects real-world conditions more closely. See the real MPG page for more info.

Different city car models can have dramatically different fuel economy, so before purchase it is essential to research into each model carefully to ensure a good fuel economy, with the resultant reduced fuel bills and car tax. High MPG is directly linked to lower tail-pipe CO2 so a city car vehicle with good MPG will also emit a lower level of CO2 emissions into the environment.

Ben Lane

Author:Ben Lane
Date Updated:2nd Jul 2015

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