As technology continues to develop and cars become smaller, petrol cars are becoming more economical and will rival many diesel options. If you are looking for the most fuel efficient petrol cars we have scoured the market to find the top 5 available here in the UK.
The standard Suzuki Celerio is one of the most fuel efficient cars on the road. But, Suzuki have carried out some further developments to design this model, which is now the most efficient car in its class. The 3-cylinder 1.0-litre petrol engine uses Dualjet technology to allow for a finer fuel mixture and more effective fuel use. The result allows this car to achieve an official 80mpg and a fuel cost of just 6.9p/mile.
The Fiat 500c is one of the most stylish yet economical petrol cars on the road, delivering a real MPG of 77mpg and an indicative fuel cost of an impressive 7.3p/mile. This quirky little car offers a 0.9-litre engine, 5-speed semi-automatic transmission, and four seats – and is one of the greenest cars in its class.
The i10 is the first small Hyundai to be designed and is known for its solid feel and technological features such as cruise control, Bluetooth and USB sockets. The 1.0-litre is the smallest engine in the range and delivers an official combined economy of 65.79mpg. The fuel efficiency is improved by using an automatic engine stop-start feature and smaller 13-inch diameter wheels to minimise rolling resistance.
This small car is ideal for those living in the city who need a run around for short trips. With its surprisingly spacious interior and clever proportions it is easy to think you are in a much larger car. The standard equipment is generous and includes 15-inch alloys, two-tone paint and a multi-function steering wheel. The 1.0-litre engine offers a top speed of 94mph and an official estimated 73mpg, which will cost you just 10.8p/mile.
The fourth generation Clio has caused a stir in the growing supermini segment; with its fresh looks, improved equipment and brilliant efficiency, it is a car at the top of its class. The cabin feels luxurious and careful attention has been paid to the finer details, such as a touch screen system and gloss panels. The official quoted figure of 85.6mpg puts this model on a close par with some hybrid models and the VED Band A which means road tax is free, making it ideal for those looking to save on costs.
If you are interested in finding out more about the best petrol efficient cars, please contact our experts in our Harlow and Maidstone centres. We have a variety of petrol cars available to test drive and are always on hand to help.