Best petrol cars 2019

best petrol cars 2019

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 Manual 5-speed 3 door / 4 seats
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OTR £11,935
NGC
29 est
MPG
79 est
CO2
85

CITROEN C1 1.0 VTi Touch 72hp 3 door

City car Manual 5-speed 3 door / 4 seats
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OTR £10,140
NGC
29 est
MPG
79 est
CO2
85

SUZUKI Celerio 1.0 SZ3

City car Manual 5-speed 5 door / 5 seats
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OTR £10,499
NGC
29 est
MPG
76 est
CO2
89

FIAT 500 0.9 TwinAir Lounge 85HP

City car Manual 5-speed 3 door / 4 seats
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OTR £15,365
NGC
34
MPG
74
CO2
106

FIAT 500C 0.9 TwinAir Lounge 85HP

City car Manual 5-speed 3 door / 4 seats
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OTR £18,015
NGC
34
MPG
74
CO2
106

TOYOTA AYGO 1.0 VVTi x 3-door

City car Manual 5-speed 3 door / 4 seats
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OTR £9,825
NGC
32 est
MPG
73 est
CO2
93

VW Up! 1.0 Take up! 60PS S/S

City car Manual 5-speed 3 door / 4 seats
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OTR £10,080
NGC
32 est
MPG
71 est
CO2
95

SKODA Citigo 1.0 MPI S 60PS GreenTech

City car Manual 5-speed 3 door / 4 seats
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OTR £8,890
NGC
33 est
MPG
70 est
CO2
96

SEAT Mii 1.0 12V Design Mii 60PS

City car Manual 5-speed 5 door / 4 seats
Compare
OTR £11,905
NGC
33 est
MPG
70 est
CO2
96

PEUGEOT 208 1.5L PureTech Active 100 S&S

Supermini Manual 5-speed 5 door / 5 seats
Compare
OTR £16,390
NGC
34 est
MPG
70 est
CO2
97

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:25th Mar 2019

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