Best petrol cars 2017

best petrol cars 2017

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 £9,499
NGC
27
MPG
78
CO2
84

FIAT 500C 0.9 TwinAir Pop Star 85HP

City car Manual 5-speed 3 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £16,275
NGC
30
MPG
74
CO2
90

FIAT 500 0.9 TwinAir Pop Star 85HP

City car Manual 5-speed 3 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £13,625
NGC
29
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

TOYOTA Aygo 1.0 VVTi x-claim Limited Edition 5-door

City car Manual 5-speed 5 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £14,195
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

SUZUKI Swift 1.0 SZ5 BOOSTERJET SHVS

Supermini Manual 5-speed 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £14,499
NGC
32 est
MPG
70 est
CO2
97

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:30th May 2017

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