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Top 10 most economical cars

Motoring Research logo Motoring Research 22/04/2015 Richard Aucock
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The top 10 most economical cars of 2015 are incredibly green and fuel-efficient. Several mainstream models officially average more than 90mpg: very high mpg.

The most economical cars on sale also emit low CO2, so they’re cheap to tax and get other green car benefits.

Which are the top 10 most economical cars on sale though? Here, we run down which diesel and petrol cars have the best mpg.

1: Peugeot 208 1.6 BlueHDi – 94.1mpg

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Peugeot’s latest super-green 208 BlueHDi diesel offers the best fuel economy of any mainstream car on sale in Britain. An amazing 94.1mpg is matched with CO2 emissions of just 79g/km.

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2: Peugeot 308 1.6 BlueHDi 120 – 91.1mpg

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The Peugeot 308 1.6 BlueHDi 120 was the most economical car in Britain until the 208 BlueHDi came along. 91.1mpg is still very impressive for a family hatchback five-door.

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3: Volkswagen Polo 1.4 TDI Bluemotion – 91.1mpg

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The latest super-green Volkswagen Polo Bluemotion can average 91.1mpg and combines this with similarly impressive CO2 emissions. It’s a very fuel efficient car indeed.

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4: Hyundai i20 1.1 CRDi BlueDrive: 88.3mpg

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The little 1.1 CRDi engine in the latest Hyundai i10 BlueDrive can average a very impressive 88.3mpg. That’s a great figure that, thanks to good value prices, is within reach for many.

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5: Kia Rio 1.1 CRDi ISG: 88.3mpg

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The Kia Rio 1.1 CRDi ISG stop-start uses the same three-cylinder ultra-economical engine as the Hyundai i20 BlueDrive. As such, it returns the same great fuel economy of 88.3mpg.

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6: Renault Clio 1.5 dCi 90 ECO: 88.3mpg

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Renault makes a special ECO version of the latest Clio, with a specially tuned 1.5-litre dCi engine. You’ll struggle to spot the differences – until you fill it up and clock potential economy of 88.3mpg…

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7: Skoda Octavia 1.6 TDI Greenline: 88.3mpg

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The Skoda Octavia 1.6 TDI Greenline is a very roomy car with a very impressive fuel economy figure. To be as large as it is and still average 88.3mpg is extremely impressive.

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8: Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI 110 Bluemotion: 88.3mpg

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The Volkswagen Golf 1.6 TDI Bluemotion is another super-economical family hatchback five-door that can average 88.3mpg. Only the Peugeot 308 1.6 BlueHDi betters it in this sector.

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9: Ford Fiesta 1.6 TDCi 95 Econetic: 85.6mpg

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The Ford Fiesta is Britain’s best-selling new car. If we all drove 1.6-litre TDCi 95 Econetic versions, the country’s average fuel consumption would plummet thanks to 85.6mpg combined.

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10: Vauxhall Corsa 1.3 CDTi 95 stop/start: 85.6mpg

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The Vauxhall Corsa is currently Britain’s second-best selling car, whose arch-rival is the Ford Fiesta. Good job this turbodiesel version produces an identical fuel economy high of 85.6mpg, then.

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