Most economical petrol cars 2020

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Petrol cars can be surprisingly economical – in fact in the smaller vehicle classes, petrol cars are usually more economical than their diesel equivalent. The list below shows the Top 30 most economical petrol cars available in the UK in 2020.

Use the new car search to filter these results on other criteria such as Vehicle Class, Manufacturer, CO2 band. Price, Transmission and more.

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

List of economical petrol cars
Key

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

CITROEN C1 1.0 VTi Touch 72hp 3 door

City car 3 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £10,520
NGC
29 est
MPG
79 est
CO2
85

PEUGEOT 108 Top! 1.0L Active 72

City car 5 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £13,665
NGC
29 est
MPG
79 est
CO2
85

PEUGEOT 108 1.0L Active 72

City car 3 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £12,265
NGC
29 est
MPG
79 est
CO2
85

FIAT 500C 1.0 Pop Mild Hybrid 70HP

City car 2 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £15,315
NGC
23 est
MPG
77 est
CO2
88

FIAT 500 1.0 Pop Mild Hybrid 70HP

City car 3 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £12,665
NGC
23 est
MPG
77 est
CO2
88

HYUNDAI KONA Hybrid 1.6 GDi Hybrid SE 141PS DCT

Crossover 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £22,495
NGC
25 est
MPG
75 est
CO2
90

FIAT Panda Cross 1.0 Trussardi Mild Hybrid 70HP

Crossover 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £13,885
NGC
24 est
MPG
75 est
CO2
90

FIAT Panda Cross 1.0 Launch Edition Mild Hybrid 70HP

Crossover 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £13,885
NGC
24 est
MPG
75 est
CO2
90

FIAT Panda Cross 1.0 City Cross Mild Hybrid 70HP

Crossover 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £13,885
NGC
24 est
MPG
75 est
CO2
90

TOYOTA AYGO 1.0 VVTi x 3-door

City car 3 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £9,825
NGC
32 est
MPG
73 est
CO2
93

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:20th Feb 2020

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