With the spring upon us and new cars flying out as families look to upgrade, we thought we’d compile a list of the most frugal cars money can buy. We’re talking, of course, about fuel efficient vehicles that can save you hundreds or thousands of pounds as you put in the mileage across the year.
In no particular order, here are some of the UK’s best cars for achieving great fuel economy so you spend less time at the pumps.
Vauxhall Corsa 1.3 CDTi
The new models of Vauxhall Corsa are popular among a huge range of UK buyers, from families to younger people who want something in a low insurance group that remains nippy and safe. The 1.3 CDTi ecoFLEX model has stop-start technology that achieves 88.3mpg and CO2 emissions of 85g/km – making it one of the UK’s most economical models. It’s also nice and roomy on the inside, offering space for three passengers. Browse the Vauxhall Corsa range here.
Dacia Sandero 1.5 dCi
The Dacia range has been making waves in the UK by offering cheap but reliable and high quality vehicles that are affordable when bought new. Aside from their low cost entry price, the 1.5 dCi Sandero model is extremely cheap to keep running, with an official fuel economy of 74.3mpg – making it perfect as an affordable family car. Browse for a new Dacia Sandero today.
Renault Clio 1.5 dCi 90
The Renault Clio is a classic in Britain and has always been a popular car since it was launched back in the 90’s. The dCi 90 model uses a stop and start engine to cut down on fuel wastage and to net impressive MPG figures – with a claimed 78.5mpg in a small city car that has a good amount of room and updated styling. View our Renault Clio range here.
Ford Fiesta ECOnetic
Britain’s most popular car, the Ford Fiesta is a perennial favourite thanks to smart styling, performance and reliability. The ECOnetic models available in the new range have great MPG figures. The 1.6 model achieves 85.6mpg with low emissions to boot. It’s a very safe vehicle with 7 airbags and has a large boot – making it the perfect family car. Shop our Ford Fiesta range here.
Seat Leon 1.6 TDI Ecomotive
The Seat Leon is similar to a Volkswagen Golf, but is generally a cheaper option. As well as a lower entry price, the Leon 1.6 TDI Ecomotive model is impressive – offering returns of 85.6mpg and emitting 87g/km of CO2. That’s on top of a 108bhp engine capable of punchy performance in all environments. A great car for fuel conscious drivers who want something a bit more ‘sporty.’ View our Seat Leon range here.