Best MPG Cars UK List by goautospeed
Best MPG Cars Consumers now have many more choices when shopping for vehicles with higher fuel economy and lower emissions compared to just five years ago. Unfortunately, those looking for the absolute most efficient means of vehicular transportation, whether for altruistic environmental considerations or simply to save money at the pump, had better check the electrical connections in their garages to ensure they’re up to code. That is because all but two out of the EPA’s 20 best mpg cars for 2015 are either plug-in hybrids or pure electric vehicles. At that, even models represented here that are available nationwide might be hard to find on showroom floors outside of areas that already register the healthiest EV and plug-in vehicle sales. There are best mpg cars 2015: KIA Soul EV, Hybrid, and Mercedes Benz E Class.
The figures have also been updated on the older models so you can compare the EPA miles per gallon (MPG) rating. Along with each car, learn the city and highway MPG, engine size, transmission type and other fun facts. There are best mpg cars ever: Geo Metro, Volkswagen Rabbit Diesel, Citroen AX, Toyota Prius, Honda Insight, Porsche 918 Spyder, Smart CDI, Alpina C1, Volkswagen XL1, Microjoule, Chevrolet Sprint ER, and Honda Civic Coupe.
Stuck somewhere between this group of highly efficient gasoline models and electrified hybrids/plug-ins are a number of (mostly European import) diesel-powered cars that boast as much as 46 mpg in highway driving and put strong acceleration to the pavement as a bonus. Unfortunately, diesel fuel is still not as widely available (or as cheap) as regular grade gasoline, and such models typically command hybrid-like sticker prices, with the cheapest of the lot, the Volkswagen Golf TDI, starting at $21,000.
Meanwhile, Mazda, a brand that sells neither hybrid nor electric cars (nor diesels for that matter) tops the EPA’s list of most fuel-efficient automakers in the U.S. for 2014, with its models averaging 28.8 mpg. For those unfazed by the recent drop in gas prices and want to find a car that delivers the best fuel economy for the money, we’re featuring the 15 most efficient non-hybrid/diesel/electric cars for 2015 in the accompanying slideshow, ranked according to their highway mileage ratings. There are best mpg cars non hybrids: Non-Hybrid Fuel Sippers, Volkswagen Passat TDI, Toyota Corolla LE ECO, Honda Civic HF, Nissan Versa Note, Smart ForTwo (cabriolet and coupe), and Ford Fiesta SE.
Top 10 Best MPG Cars UK list of cars by fuel economy
- PEUGEOT 308 1.6 BlueHDi Active 120 S&S 1560cc (1.6 litre), Manual 6-speed, 5 door
- VW Polo 1.4 TDI BlueMotion 75PS 1395cc (1.4 litre), Manual 5-speed, 3 door
- HYUNDAI i20 1.1 CRDi S Blue 75PS 2015 1120cc (1.2 litre), Manual 6-speed, 5 door
- KIA Rio 1.1 CRDi 1 74hp ISG 1120cc (1.2 litre), Manual 6-speed, 5 door
- RENAULT Clio 1.5 dCi Expression+ 90 Stop and Start ECO 1461cc (1.5 litre), Manual, 5 door
- VW Golf 1.6 TDI BlueMotion 110PS 1598cc (1.6 litre), Manual 5-speed, 3 door
- SKODA Octavia Hatch 1.6 TDI CR SE Business Greenline 110PS DPF 2013 1598cc (1.6 litre), Manual 6-speed, 5 door
- SKODA Octavia Estate 1.6 TDI CR SE Business Greenline III 110PS 2013 1598cc (1.6 litre), Manual 5-speed, 5 door
- PEUGEOT 308 SW 1.6 BlueHDi Active 120 S&S 1560cc (1.6 litre), Manual 6-speed, 5 door
- PEUGEOT 3008 HYbrid4 Active 1997cc (2.0 litre), Semi-automatic 6-speed, 5 door
The official MPG figures come from the ‘New European Directive Cycle’ (NEDC). Performed on a rolling road, these official tests are used for emissions certification of light duty vehicles in Europe, and from which fuel economy figures are calculated (rather than measured). The official tests generate the familiar ‘urban’, ‘extra-urban’ and ‘combined’ official figures.
Urban – reflects city driving with lower speeds, frequent breaking, stop-start and higher gears resulting in the lowest MPG figure
Extra-urban – mirrors motorway and driving on country routes – higher speeds, infrequent stopping and lower gears and hence is a higher level than the Urban or Combined
Combined – is an average of the figures from the urban and intra urban tests weighted to take account of the miles driven in each.