Best MPG - City car

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The list below shows the Top 10 best MPG city car models currently available to buy as new in the UK. Finding a city car model with high fuel economy and low emissions can have a significant impact on both fuel bills and other running costs.

Electric cars and plug-in hybrids are excluded from this list of city car models with high MPG as they do not have a directly comparable MPG figure. Select another vehicle class or other criteria to see more high fuel economy cars or use the main car search to find used cars or filter by more criteria.

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CITROEN C1 1.0 VTi Touch 72hp 3 door

OTR £10,810 City car
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Official
MPG
79
Real
MPG
56
Fuel cost
/mile
10.9p

PEUGEOT 108 Top! 1.0L Active 72

OTR £14,000 City car
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Official
MPG
79
Real
MPG
56
Fuel cost
/mile
10.9p

PEUGEOT 108 1.0L Active 72

OTR £12,580 City car
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Official
MPG
79
Real
MPG
56
Fuel cost
/mile
10.9p

FIAT 500C 1.0 Pop Mild Hybrid 70HP

OTR £15,420 City car
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Official
MPG
77
est
Real
MPG
54
est
Fuel cost
/mile
11.2p

FIAT 500 1.0 Pop Mild Hybrid 70HP

OTR £12,770 City car
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Official
MPG
77
est
Real
MPG
54
est
Fuel cost
/mile
11.2p

FORD KA+ 1.5 TDCi Zetec 95PS

OTR £14,245 City car
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Official
MPG
75
Real
MPG
53
Fuel cost
/mile
12.0p

TOYOTA AYGO 1.0 VVTi x 3-door

OTR £9,870 City car
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Official
MPG
73
Real
MPG
51
Fuel cost
/mile
11.8p

VW up! 1.0 up! 60PS S/S

OTR £12,485 City car
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Official
MPG
68
est
Real
MPG
48
est
Fuel cost
/mile
12.7p

KIA Picanto 1.0 1 66bhp (4 seat)

OTR £10,220 City car
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Official
MPG
67
est
Real
MPG
47
est
Fuel cost
/mile
12.7p

HYUNDAI i10 1.0 MPi SE 67PS

OTR £12,820 City car
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Official
MPG
65
est
Real
MPG
46
est
Fuel cost
/mile
13.0p

City Car fuel economy

The official MPG figures for all vehicles, including city car models are derived from the NEDC test. There are two parts to the test: an 'urban' cycle designed to reflect driving in a city environment with many stops and starts and an 'extra-urban' cycle designed to mirror more steady state motorway and country routes. The 'combined' figure, which is the most often quoted figure is an average of 'urban' and 'extra-urban' weighted by the distances covered in each test.

Often drivers find that it is difficult to achieve the official MPG figures, and it is well understood that these rates should be used as a comparison rather than a target to achieve. Next Green Car has estimated a 'Real MPG' figure which reflects real-world conditions more closely. See the real MPG page for more info.

Different city car models can have dramatically different fuel economy, so before purchase it is essential to research into each model carefully to ensure a good fuel economy, with the resultant reduced fuel bills and car tax. High MPG is directly linked to lower tail-pipe CO2 so a city car vehicle with good MPG will also emit a lower level of CO2 emissions into the environment.

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:23rd Jun 2022

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