Most economical small cars 2019

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The list below shows the Top 30 most economical small cars (covering both city cars and superminis) currently available to buy in the UK in 2019. Finding an efficient, economical small car with low emissions can significantly reduce fuel bills and other running costs.

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List of economical small cars
Key

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

VW e-Up! 60kW Auto

City car Automatic 5 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £20,150 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NGC
19 est
MPG
216 equiv
CO2
0

SMART EQ fortwo coupe prime premium 60kW Auto 7kWch

City car Automatic 2 door / 2 seats
Compare
OTR £17,420 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NGC
19 est
MPG
196 equiv
CO2
0

PEUGEOT iOn 47kW Auto

City car Automatic 5 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £16,995 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NGC
20 est
MPG
194 equiv
CO2
0

SMART EQ forfour prime premium 60kW Auto 7kWch

Supermini Automatic 5 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £17,915 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NGC
20 est
MPG
193 equiv
CO2
0

BMW i3 120Ah Auto

Supermini Automatic 5 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £31,680 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NGC
20
MPG
193 equiv
CO2
0

CITROEN C-Zero High Line 47kW Auto

City car Automatic 5 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £17,020 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NGC
20 est
MPG
187 equiv
CO2
0

BMW i3s 120Ah Auto

Supermini Automatic 5 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £34,170 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NGC
21
MPG
181 equiv
CO2
0

RENAULT Zoe R110 S Edition Auto

Supermini Automatic 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £19,270 Including OLEV grant OLEV Category 1
NGC
23 est
MPG
173 equiv
CO2
0

ALFA ROMEO MiTo 1.3 JTDm-2 MiTo 95hp Start Stop

Supermini Manual 3 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £16,105
NGC
33
MPG
83
CO2
89

TOYOTA Yaris 1.5 VVT-i Active Hybrid Auto

Supermini Automatic 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £16,575
NGC
30 est
MPG
80 est
CO2
84

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:11th Mar 2019

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