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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

PEUGEOT 108 1.0L Active 72

City car 3 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £12,580
NGC
29
MPG
79
WLTP
CO2
110
WLTP

CITROEN C1 1.0 VTi Touch 72hp 3 door

City car 3 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £10,810
NGC
29
MPG
79
WLTP
CO2
108
WLTP

PEUGEOT 108 Top! 1.0L Active 72

City car 5 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £14,000
NGC
29
MPG
79
WLTP
CO2
112
WLTP

FIAT 500C 1.0 Pop Mild Hybrid 70HP

City car 2 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £15,420
NGC
30
EST.
MPG
77
WLTP
CO2
120
120-124
WLTP

FIAT 500 1.0 Pop Mild Hybrid 70HP

City car 3 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £12,770
NGC
30
EST.
MPG
77
WLTP
CO2
119
119-123
WLTP

FIAT Panda Cross 1.0 City Cross Mild Hybrid 70HP

Crossover 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £13,990
NGC
32
EST.
MPG
75
WLTP
CO2
126
126-132
WLTP

TOYOTA AYGO 1.0 VVTi x 3-door

City car 3 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £9,870
NGC
32
MPG
73
WLTP
CO2
113
WLTP

VAUXHALL Corsa 1.2 SE 75PS

Supermini 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £15,790
NGC
33
EST.
MPG
73
WLTP
CO2
125
125-133
WLTP

FORD Fiesta 1.0T EcoBoost Trend 95PS

Supermini 3 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £16,640
NGC
33
EST.
MPG
72
WLTP
CO2
116
WLTP

PEUGEOT 208 1.2L PureTech Active 75 S&S

Supermini 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £16,845
NGC
33
EST.
MPG
72
WLTP
CO2
124
WLTP

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:4th Aug 2020

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