Fuel efficiency is big news, particularly in London. The implementation of London's Ultra Low Emission Zone means that Londoners are having to give serious thought to their mode of transport or risk being hit with a £12.50 per day fine on top of a congestion charge. Affordability is also a big issue when buying a car. Particularly when looking at hybrid or electric options. So what are the best, most fuel-efficient cars that offer decent mpg (miles per gallon)?
Of course, top of the efficiency list are hybrids, and leading the way is the Toyota Prius. It is claimed that this eco-warrior can return an incredible 94.1mpg. On that basis alone there’s no doubting its frugality but these cars can be expensive to buy, even second hand. Plus they are being challenged by alternatives that offer great mpg for a much lower outlay. Such as the Suzuki Ignis SHVS. What Car? is quoted as saying it is the most efficient car it has tested. It is a mild hybrid, meaning that it has a very small electric motor that works in conjunction with a tidy 1.2-litre petrol engine to achieve excellent efficiency.
If a hybrid is out of your price range, Suzuki has another option for you: the Celerio. This is a neat and nippy city car which delivers 57.8mpg and has lots of great extras as standard, like air conditioning and Bluetooth connectivity. It’s a great choice for commuting and urban dwellers.
But what if you have a growing family or need a bigger car, what are your options then? How about the Renault Kadjar? This midsize SUV has a nice ride position which is part of a great interior lay out that is all focussed on driver comfort. The 1.5-litre diesel drive train can achieve up to 55mpg too. Or how about the award winning SKODA Octavia? The 1.6 TDI Octavia achieves around 67.3mpg and has a spacious interior that is perfect for family, shopping and luggage.
By choosing a car that gives great return on fuel, not only do you reduce your emissions and therefore your carbon footprint, but you will also reduce the burden on your wallet as your fuel bills could come down considerably. Whatever car you are looking for, we have a great selection of used models available at McCarthy Cars.
If you have environmental concerns, take a look at our selection of used electric and hybrid vehicles. Or if you’re not sure what you want, why not chat to one of our friendly and helpful sales team? They have extensive knowledge of all our stock and will be happy to help you find the perfect used car. Browse online or get in touch today.