Best petrol cars 2020

best petrol cars 2020

Petrol cars tend to be cheaper to buy than diesels and, with recent advancements in engine technology, many are almost as efficient. With ever improving MPG and CO2 figures, top petrol models are no longer restricted to tiny superminis and sports cars.

The increase in the turbocharging or petrol engines has helped improve efficiency significantly and now MPG and CO2 figures are often close to those of diesels. Factor in the improved refinement and power levels over diesels and it is easy to see why petrol models remain a popular choice.

Listing of Top 10 petrol cars
Key

Petrol
Diesel
Hybrid
Plug-in
Hybrid
Electric
NGC
Rating
NGC
Approved
MPG
Combined
Real MPG
(Estimated)
MPG
Equivalent

PEUGEOT 108 1.0L Active 72

City car 3 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £12,265
NGC
29 est
MPG
79 est
CO2
85

PEUGEOT 108 Top! 1.0L Active 72

City car 5 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £13,665
NGC
29 est
MPG
79 est
CO2
85

CITROEN C1 1.0 VTi Touch 72hp 3 door

City car 3 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £10,520
NGC
29 est
MPG
79 est
CO2
85

FIAT 500 1.0 Pop Mild Hybrid 70HP

City car 3 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £12,665
NGC
23 est
MPG
77 est
CO2
88

FIAT 500C 1.0 Pop Mild Hybrid 70HP

City car 2 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £15,315
NGC
23 est
MPG
77 est
CO2
88

HYUNDAI KONA Hybrid 1.6 GDi Hybrid SE 141PS DCT

Crossover 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £22,495
NGC
25 est
MPG
75 est
CO2
90

FIAT Panda Cross 1.0 City Cross Mild Hybrid 70HP

Crossover 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £13,885
NGC
24 est
MPG
75 est
CO2
90

FIAT Panda Cross 1.0 Launch Edition Mild Hybrid 70HP

Crossover 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £13,885
NGC
24 est
MPG
75 est
CO2
90

FIAT Panda Cross 1.0 Trussardi Mild Hybrid 70HP

Crossover 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £13,885
NGC
24 est
MPG
75 est
CO2
90

TOYOTA AYGO 1.0 VVTi x 3-door

City car 3 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £9,825
NGC
32 est
MPG
73 est
CO2
93

Why pick a petrol car?

Petrol cars tend to be cost less to buy than diesel cars by anything between a few hundred pounds to a couple of thousand. With excellent flexibility and suitability for a number of applications and conditions, petrol models are a good pick for those who need their car to do a bit of everything. The refined nature will be of benefit around town while the strong power levels will be useful on the open road. Significant recent improvements have been made in petrol engine technology too so they are close to being as efficient as diesel engines.

As the petrol vs diesel debate rages on, a more forward looking, low emission and low running cost alternative to the internal combustion engine is a battery electric cars or plug-in hybrids

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:20th Feb 2020

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