Most economical cars 2019

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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 2019 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

UNITI One 12 kWh 50kW Auto

City car 3 door / 3 seats
Compare
OTR £15,100 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NGC
10
MPG
316 equiv
CO2
0

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

Large family 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 Plug-in Hybrid Premium 141ps DCT

Large family 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £29,950 Not eligible for OLEV grant
NGC
23
MPG
257 equiv
CO2
26

BMW X5 PHEV xDrive45e xLine Auto

SUV 5 door / 7 seats
Compare
OTR £63,165 Not eligible for OLEV grant
NGC
46
MPG
235 equiv
CO2
39

PEUGEOT 508 Fastback HYBRID Allure 225 e-EAT8 S&S

Large family 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £34,930 Not eligible for OLEV grant
NGC
30
MPG
235 equiv
CO2
38

PEUGEOT 508 SW HYBRID Allure 225 e-EAT8 S&S

Estate 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £36,530 Not eligible for OLEV grant
NGC
31
MPG
235 equiv
CO2
39

HYUNDAI IONIQ Electric Premium Auto

Large family 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £27,250 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NGC
20
MPG
220 equiv
CO2
0

LEVC TX5 VISTA 31kWh Auto

Taxi 4 door / 8 seats
Compare
OTR £52,599 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NGC
39 est
MPG
217 equiv
CO2
24

POLESTAR 1 2.0 600hp Auto

Sports cabrio 2 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £134,500 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NGC
48 est
MPG
217 equiv
CO2
29

PEUGEOT 3008 HYBRID 4 GT 300 e-EAT8 S&S

SUV 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £32,865 Not eligible for OLEV grant
NGC
34
MPG
217 equiv
CO2
36

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:25th Mar 2019

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