Best MPG - petrol cars

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When buying a new car, finding one with good fuel economy will reduce your fuel costs and tax bill. The list below shows the petrol cars with the best MPG that are available to buy as new in UK in 2016.

All three types of official MPG are shown (combined, urban and extra-urban) plus 'Real MPG', a figure estimated by Next Green Car to more closely reflect an achievable miles per gallon figure for these petrol vehicles.

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SUZUKI Celerio 1.0 SZ3 Dualjet

OTR £8,499 City car Manual 5-speed
Urban MPG69
Ex-Urban MPG83
Compare
Official
MPG
78
Real
MPG
56
Fuel cost
/mile
6.2p

FIAT 500 0.9 TwinAir Pop Star 85HP

OTR £13,225 City car Manual 5-speed
Urban MPG61
Ex-Urban MPG83
Compare
Official
MPG
74
Real
MPG
54
Fuel cost
/mile
6.5p

FIAT 500C 0.9 TwinAir Pop Star 85HP

OTR £15,875 City car Manual 5-speed
Urban MPG61
Ex-Urban MPG83
Compare
Official
MPG
74
Real
MPG
54
Fuel cost
/mile
6.5p

SUZUKI Baleno 1.0 Dualjet SZ5 SHVS

OTR £13,499 Small family Manual 5-speed
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Official
MPG
72 est
Real
MPG
52 est
Fuel cost
/mile
6.7p

VW Up! 1.0 Move up! 60PS BMT

OTR £10,390 City car Manual 5-speed
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Official
MPG
71 est
Real
MPG
56 est
Fuel cost
/mile
6.9p

SMART fortwo coupe 0.9 passion 90hp Auto start/stop

OTR £12,715 City car Automatic 6-speed
Urban MPG59
Ex-Urban MPG81
Compare
Official
MPG
71
Real
MPG
51
Fuel cost
/mile
7.4p

PEUGEOT 308 PureTech 1.2 e-THP Active 110 S&S

OTR £18,645 Small family Manual 5-speed
Urban MPG54
Ex-Urban MPG83
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Official
MPG
71
Real
MPG
51
Fuel cost
/mile
6.9p

VAUXHALL Astra Hatch 1.0i Design 105PS Turbo S/S ecoFLEX Easytronic

OTR £16,395 Small family Semi-automatic
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Official
MPG
70 est
Real
MPG
51 est
Fuel cost
/mile
6.9p

VAUXHALL Astra Sports Tourer 1.0i Design 105PS Turbo S/S ecoFLEX Easytronic

OTR £17,685 Estate Semi-automatic
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Official
MPG
70 est
Real
MPG
50 est
Fuel cost
/mile
7.0p

TOYOTA Aygo 1.0 VVTi x 3-door

OTR £8,945 City car Manual 5-speed
Urban MPG57
Ex-Urban MPG79
Compare
Official
MPG
69
Real
MPG
50
Fuel cost
/mile
7.0p

Petrol cars fuel economy

The official MPG figures for all vehicles, including petrol 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 petrol 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 petrol vehicle with good MPG will also emit a lower level of CO2 emissions into the environment.

Ben Lane

Author:Ben Lane
Date Updated:20th May 2016

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