Most economical cars 2018

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With rising fuel costs, finding an economical car with good fuel economy is essential. The listing below shows the Top 30 new cars currently available in the UK in 2018 sorted by MPG and with details on MPG, CO2 g/km, Tax Band and the unique Next Green Car Rating.

Please use the new car search to filter these results by Manufacturer, Vehicle Class, Fuel Type, Tax Band, Transmission and more.

If you are looking for something more specific try one of the lists of economical cars below:

List of most economical cars
Key

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

TOYOTA Prius Plug-In Hybrid 1.8 VVT-i Business Edition Plus Auto

Large family Automatic 5 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £31,695 Not eligible for OLEV grant
NGC
31 est
MPG
283 equiv
CO2
28

HYUNDAI IONIQ Plug-in Hybrid 1.6 GDi Premium 141hp DCT

Large family Automatic 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £28,395 Not eligible for OLEV grant
NGC
32 est
MPG
257 equiv
CO2
26

HYUNDAI IONIQ Electric Premium Auto

Large family Automatic 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £26,745 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NGC
20 est
MPG
220 equiv
CO2
0

LEVC TX VISTA eCity

Taxi Automatic 4 door / 7 seats
Compare
OTR £59,599 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NGC
42 est
MPG
217 equiv
CO2
29

KIA Niro Plug-in Hybrid 1.6 GDi PHEV 139bhp DCT

Crossover Semi-automatic 6-speed 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £30,845 Not eligible for OLEV grant
NGC
34
MPG
217 equiv
CO2
29

VW e-Up! 60kW Auto

City car Automatic 5 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £22,140 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NGC
19 est
MPG
216 equiv
CO2
0

RENAULT Twizy Cargo Electric Van 13kW Auto

Quadricycle Automatic 0 door / 1 seats
Compare
OTR £7,795 +£45/mth battery lease
NGC
18 est
MPG
211 equiv
CO2
0

RENAULT Twizy Expression 13kW Auto

Quadricycle Automatic 0 door / 2 seats
Compare
OTR £6,995 +£45/mth battery lease
NGC
15 est
MPG
211 equiv
CO2
0

KIA Optima Sportswagon PHEV 2.0 GDi PHEV 202hp DCT

Estate Semi-automatic 6-speed 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £35,145 Not eligible for OLEV grant
NGC
36
MPG
202 equiv
CO2
33

VW e-Golf 100kW Auto

Small family Automatic 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £29,230 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NGC
22 est
MPG
199 equiv
CO2
0

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:6th Dec 2018

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