Best MPG - diesel cars

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When buying a new car, finding one with good fuel economy will reduce your fuel costs and tax bill. The list below shows the diesel cars with the best MPG that are available to buy as new in UK in 2019.

All three types of official MPG are shown (combined, urban and extra-urban) plus 'Real MPG'. This last figure is calculated by Next Green Car using a number of data sources - including real-world fuel economy data from Emissions Analytics - to more closely reflect an achievable miles per gallon figure for these diesel vehicles.

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PEUGEOT 208 1.6L BlueHDi Active 75 S&S

OTR £15,750 Supermini Manual 6-speed
Urban MPG79
Ex-Urban MPG105
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Official
MPG
94
Real
MPG
66
Fuel cost
/mile
6.5p

PEUGEOT 308 1.6L BlueHDi Active 120 S&S Old

OTR £20,340 Small family Manual 6-speed
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Official
MPG
91 est
Real
MPG
64 est
Fuel cost
/mile
6.8p

PEUGEOT 308 SW 1.6L BlueHDi Active 120 S&S Old

OTR £21,290 Estate Manual 6-speed
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Official
MPG
88 est
Real
MPG
62 est
Fuel cost
/mile
7.0p

DS DS 3 1.6 BlueHDi Connected Chic 100hp S&S

OTR £18,440 Supermini Manual 6-speed
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Official
MPG
86 est
Real
MPG
60 est
Fuel cost
/mile
7.2p

CITROEN C3 1.6 BlueHDi Feel 100hp S&S

OTR £17,890 Supermini Manual 5-speed
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Official
MPG
83 est
Real
MPG
58 est
Fuel cost
/mile
7.4p

HONDA Civic 4 Door 1.6 i-DTEC Turbo SE 120PS

OTR £20,955 Small family Manual 6-speed
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Official
MPG
82 est
Real
MPG
58 est
Fuel cost
/mile
7.4p

FORD Focus 1.5L EcoBlue Style 95PS

OTR £19,605 Small family Manual 6-speed
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Official
MPG
82 est
Real
MPG
58 est
Fuel cost
/mile
7.4p

KIA Rio 1.4 CRDi 1 76hp ISG

OTR £13,640 Supermini Manual 6-speed
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Official
MPG
81 est
Real
MPG
57 est
Fuel cost
/mile
7.6p

DS DS 3 Cabrio 1.6 BlueHDi Connected Chic 100hp S&S

OTR £20,495 Sports cabrio Manual 6-speed
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Official
MPG
81 est
Real
MPG
57 est
Fuel cost
/mile
7.6p

KIA Rio 1.4 CRDi 1 76hp ISG

OTR £13,615 Supermini Manual 6-speed
Urban MPG67
Ex-Urban MPG91
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Official
MPG
81
Real
MPG
57
Fuel cost
/mile
7.6p

Diesel cars fuel economy

The official MPG figures for all vehicles, including diesel 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 diesel 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 diesel vehicle with good MPG will also emit a lower level of CO2 emissions into the environment.

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:25th Mar 2019

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