Best petrol cars 2018

best petrol cars 2018

Petrol cars tend to be cheaper to buy than diesels and, with recent advancements in engine technology, many are almost as efficient. With ever improving MPG and CO2 figures, top petrol models are no longer restricted to tiny superminis and sports cars.

The increase in the turbocharging or petrol engines has helped improve efficiency significantly and now MPG and CO2 figures are often close to those of diesels. Factor in the improved refinement and power levels over diesels and it is easy to see why petrol models remain a popular choice.

Listing of Top 10 petrol cars
Key

Petrol
Diesel
Hybrid
Plug-in
Hybrid
Electric
NGC
Rating
NGC
Approved
MPG
Combined
Real MPG
(Estimated)
MPG
Equivalent

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 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

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

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

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

VW Up! 1.0 Move up! 60PS S/S ASG

City car Manual 5-speed 3 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £11,040
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

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

Why pick a petrol car?

Petrol cars tend to be cost less to buy than diesel cars by anything between a few hundred pounds to a couple of thousand. With excellent flexibility and suitability for a number of applications and conditions, petrol models are a good pick for those who need their car to do a bit of everything. The refined nature will be of benefit around town while the strong power levels will be useful on the open road. Significant recent improvements have been made in petrol engine technology too so they are close to being as efficient as diesel engines.

As the petrol vs diesel debate rages on, a more forward looking, low emission and low running cost alternative to the internal combustion engine is a battery electric cars or plug-in hybrids

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:23rd Nov 2017

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