Best MPG - petrol 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 petrol 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 petrol vehicles.

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CITROEN C1 1.0 VTi Touch 72hp 3 door

OTR £10,270 City car
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Official
MPG
79 est
Real
MPG
56 est
Fuel cost
/mile
7.4p

PEUGEOT 108 Top! 1.0L Active 72

OTR £10,270 City car
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Official
MPG
79 est
Real
MPG
56 est
Fuel cost
/mile
7.4p

PEUGEOT 108 1.0L Active 72

OTR £10,270 City car
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Official
MPG
79 est
Real
MPG
56 est
Fuel cost
/mile
7.4p

SUZUKI Celerio 1.0 SZ3

OTR £10,270 City car
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Official
MPG
79 est
Real
MPG
56 est
Fuel cost
/mile
7.4p

HYUNDAI KONA Hybrid 1.6 GDi Hybrid SE 141PS DCT

OTR £10,270 City car
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Official
MPG
79 est
Real
MPG
56 est
Fuel cost
/mile
7.4p

FIAT 500C 0.9 TwinAir Lounge 85HP

OTR £10,270 City car
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Official
MPG
79 est
Real
MPG
56 est
Fuel cost
/mile
7.4p

TOYOTA AYGO 1.0 VVTi x 3-door

OTR £10,270 City car
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Official
MPG
79 est
Real
MPG
56 est
Fuel cost
/mile
7.4p

VAUXHALL Corsa 1.2 SE 75PS

OTR £10,270 City car
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Official
MPG
79 est
Real
MPG
56 est
Fuel cost
/mile
7.4p

VW Up! 1.0 up! beats 75PS

OTR £10,270 City car
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Official
MPG
79 est
Real
MPG
56 est
Fuel cost
/mile
7.4p

SEAT Mii 1.0 12V Design Mii 60PS

OTR £10,270 City car
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Official
MPG
79 est
Real
MPG
56 est
Fuel cost
/mile
7.4p

Petrol cars fuel economy

The official MPG figures for all vehicles, including petrol 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 petrol 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 petrol 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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